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House Bill That Would Slow Murray Center Closure Sent to Sub-Committee Monday, Wednesday Hearing Cancelled

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

A bill designed to analyze how developmental center closures are impacting patients has now been assigned to a sub-committee of the Human Services Committee Monday.  

According to State Representative Charlie Meier, the previously scheduled hearing on Wednesday morning for HB 97 in the Human Services Committee has been cancelled as result of the bill being assigned to sub-committee.  

Meier says if passed the bill would slow the closure of Murray Developmental Center in Centralia while the study is conducted and the results are analyzed.  The bill calls for a thorough six-month study of the transition for patients of the Jacksonville Developmental Center before any other developmental centers in Illinois can be closed.  

For residents of Centralia and the 108th District, the bill, if passed, would slow the closure of Murray Center while the study is conducted and the results are analyzed.  Representative Meier will update his constituents when a new hearing is scheduled.

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