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Michael E. Hastings

Democratic — Senator — District 19
Available Terms:
  • 98th
  • 99th

Michael E. Hastings represents Senate District 19 in the Illinois Senate, is a member of eight committees, and is the primary sponsor of 291 bills.

2012 54802.61

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Springfield Office:

    Senator 19th District
    118 Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL   62706
    Phone: 217-782-9595
  • District Office:

    813 School Road
    Matteson, IL  60443
    Phone: 708-283-4125
    Fax: 708-253-1313



News and Blog Coverage

Hastings pushes for lower college tuition costs for veterans

Last week, State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Orland Hills) introduced legislation granting Illinois residency to veterans who are entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program. Granting veterans residency allows them to qualify for in-state tuition, thus lowering the cost of tuition fees and rates. Hastings’ bill would ...

Senator Hastings joins Lt. Governor’s Firearms Working Group

As state leaders debate concealed carry legislation, Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Orland Hills) is joining Lt. Governor Sheila Simon’s Firearms Working Group to learn about different perspectives and bridge the geographical divide on gun ownership and use in Illinois. The working group includes newly elected Republicans and Democrats in the ...

Two New Bills Introduced In Congress; One Good, One Bad

Two more pieces of Federal legislation dealing with firearms were introduced in the House of Representatives on Friday. The first bill was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and seeks to remove the budget restriction that prohibits the Center for Disease Control from doing "research" that promotes gun control. It ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SR 762

    Memorial - Richard Kelly, Jr.

  • SR 743

    Vision 20/20 Day

  • SR 616

    High Speed Rail Project

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  • SR 608

    Memorial - Louis Sedlacek

  • SR 587

    Il Film Tax Credit - Chiraq

  • SR 342

    Oppose Dns Score Change

Recent Votes

SB 316

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3254.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 2745.0
SJR 30

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5389.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 610.0
SB 2034


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3966.0
•••No: 1525.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 679

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5186.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 813.0
SB 2037


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3966.0
•••No: 1525.0
•••Other: 58.0
SB 2036


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3864.0
•••No: 1525.0
•••Other: 610.0
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