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William D. Burns

  • Former Illinois Legislator

Sponsored Bills

HB 1231

State Government-Tech

  • Introduced Feb 11 2009
  • Session Sine Die Jan 11 2011

HB 2382

Dhs-Tanf Grant Amount Increase

  • Introduced Feb 19 2009
  • Session Sine Die Jan 11 2011

HB 4256


  • Introduced Feb 27 2009
  • Session Sine Die Jan 11 2011

SB 1923

Enterprise Zone Act-Wind Farms

  • Introduced Feb 20 2009
  • Public Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0028 Jun 30 2009
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Recent Votes

Apr 07, 2011

Burns voted Absent

Third Reading

Burns voted Yes

Third Reading

Apr 15, 2011

Burns voted Absent

Third Reading


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