Thank you to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, State Senator Karina Villa and State Representative Lindsey LaPointe and the support of NASW-Illinois Chapter members—their collective effort resulted in the signing of Senate Bill 1632 (SB1632) into law today, removing unnecessary burden to access and saving licensure for BSWs in Illinois. SB1632 was an NASW-Illinois Chapter initiative. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2022.
The support of our members and 2021 Advocacy Day attendees who contacted their state legislators to get this bill passed was essential in getting SB1632 to the governor's desk today. If you want to continue seeing bills like these pass which greatly impact the social work profession, please consider adding strength to our legislative voice by becoming a member today. Find out more about joining NASW here or click here to join.
Learn More about SB1632: https://www.naswil.org//post/learning-more-about-removing-testing-requirements-for-lsws-with-sb1632
Again, we extend an emphatic thank you to our legislative NASW-Illinois Chapter members, Senator Karina Villa and Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, for their strong advocacy and assistance in protecting and strengthening the profession.