Rep. Joel Kretz delivers floor speech in favor of frontier counties legislation (House Bill 1835)


Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, delivers a floor speech in favor of his House Bill 1835. The legislation would:

  • Add a definition of “frontier county” to statutes addressing economic development, excise tax, and the Department of Commerce.
  • Define “frontier county” as a county with a population density fewer than 50 persons per square mile.
  • Create two categories of frontier counties, based on population density: Frontier One counties have 21 or fewer persons per square mile; Frontier Two counties have more than 21 but fewer than 50 persons per square mile.

House Bill 1835 passed on a 94-3 vote on February 9, 2024. Learn more about the legislation here.

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