Rep. Wheeler appointed Co-Chairman of key state oversight panel

Rep. Wheeler at committee hearing
NORTH AURORA – State Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) has been appointed Co-Chairman of the state’s legislative oversight committee of rules used to implement new and existing laws across all state agencies; the bipartisan, 12-member Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). Comprised of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans from both the Illinois House and Senate, JCAR conducts several integrated review programs including for proposed, emergency and peremptory rulemaking, a review of new laws and a complaint review program.

Representative Wheeler, a sophomore legislator serving portions of Kane and Kendall Counties, has served as a member of JCAR since August 2016. He will now serve as Co-Chairman of JCAR along with Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park). JCAR is considered perhaps the most important and influential committee in Illinois, as it decides upon the rules by which state laws are implemented. JCAR meets monthly throughout the year, regardless of whether the General Assembly is in session. 

“I am honored to accept this appointment and look forward to working collaboratively to ensure that state laws are implemented fairly, accurately, and according to the legislative intent with which they were passed,” Representative Wheeler said. “It is truly a privilege to have this opportunity, one that enables me to make a greater difference for Fox Valley families and taxpayers.”

Representative Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.

For questions or more information, please contact Representative Wheeler’s North Aurora district office at (630) 345-3464. To learn more about JCAR, please visit www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/.

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