|Illinois State Senate District 56|
|2002 - Present|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||St. Louis University (1967)|
|J.D.||St. Louis University (1974)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1967 – 1969|
|Date of birth||August 8, 1944|
|Place of birth||Alton, Illinois|
Haine graduated from Saint Louis University with his Bachelor's degree in 1967 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Haine served on these committees:
- Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate
- Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate, Chair
- Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Licensed Activities Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Subcommittee on Health Care Licensing
- Subcommittee on Special Issues (Criminal Law)
- Subcommittee on Special Issues (Licensed Activities)
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Haine served on these committees:
- Criminal Law
- Insurance Chairman
- Licensed Activities
- Telecommunications and Technology .
Haine's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Jobs & Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Haine voted to extend the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program; a move widely supported by business groups. In the Metro East, eenterprise (sic) zones have helped spur major local investment and job creation..."
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "Senator Haine has voted to cut his own pay four years in a row and continues to refuse taxpayer funded per diem and travel reimbursements."
- Public Safety
- Excerpt: "Senator Haine has supported numerous anti-drug measures, including laws making it illegal for those on parole to purchase ingredients used to make methamphetamine and cracks down on parents who expose their children to meth production."
- Our Universities
- Excerpt: "Senator Haine has always supported SIU-E. He passed legislation creating the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center, and helped solve an issue of overcrowding by securing $79 million for a state of the art science lab and $4.1 million for a dentistry lab. Senator Haine supports other area colleges as well. He fought for over $16 million in capital construction dollars for upgrades and expansion at Lewis & Clark CC."
On December 1, 2010, the Illinois Senate voted 31-20 in favor of a plan that allows for five additional casinos and electronic gaming at horse track facilities, increasing the number of licenses for casinos in the state to 15.
Under the plan, new casinos would operate in Chicago, southern Cook County, Danville, Rockford and Waukegan.
"Is it a huge expansion? Yes, I'm not going to deny it. But we have a huge deficit in the state of Illinois, we have got huge problems in the state of Illinois, so you don't look at little things to fix it, you look at big things to fix it," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan.
Lawmakers like Haine would prefer another way to increase revenue.
In May 2011, Senator A.J. Wilhelmi sponsored House Bill 180, which would require protesters to move an extra 100 feet away from grieving families at funeral services.
Senators unanimously approved House Bill 180 to keep protesters at a distance of 300 feet away from the funeral site. Protesters are not permitted to engage in “disorderly conduct,” such as loud singing, playing music and chanting, 30 minutes before and after the funeral or memorial service.
“I think the 300 feet will...expand the zone slightly so that families who are grieving will be less disrupted and will have the ability to mourn the loss of their loved ones, without this bill failing in court,” said state Sen. A.J. Wilhelmi.
Wilhelmi added that the bill still protects freedom of speech.
Sen. William Haine, who co-sponsored the bill, said the legislation helps provide respect to military families.
“It is certainly within the interest of this state to establish peace and order at a funeral site,” said Haine.
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Haine won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 56. Haine was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Mike Babcock (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 56, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||William Haine Incumbent||58.8%||55,614|
|Illinois State Senate, District 56 (2008)|
|William Haine (D)||82,672|
In 2008, Haine collected $314,969 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois||$18,202|
|Illinois Education Association||$13,250|
|Penn National Gaming||$10,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$7,000|
|Illinois Realtors Associatoin||$6,000|
|Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association||$5,000|
|Illinois Life Insurance Council||$5,000|
|Thomad Q. Keefe Jr. P. C.||$4,150|
|Illinois Insurance Association||$4,000|
|Property Casualty Insurers Association||$3,500|
|Illinois State Dental Society||$3,500|
|Unicare Life & Health Insurance||$3,500|
|Southern Illinois District Council of Carpenters||$3,450|
|Illinois Credit Union League||$3,400|
|Illinois Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors||$3,250|
|Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co.||$3,000|
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Haine represents Illinois Senate District 56. District 56 includes the St. Louis Area suburbs in Illinois including Alton and East St. Louis.
William is married to Anna Haine. They have seven children and reside in Alton, Illinois.
- Biography, bills and committees at the Illinois General Assembly
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign Website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Sen. Haine on State Surge
- "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- William Haine, "Issues," accessed October 23, 2012
- "Senate OKs new gaming rules in Illinois," Illinois Statehouse News, December 1, 2010
- "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, Illinois Statehouse News, May 23, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- Illinois Senate election results for 2008
- Haine Campaign Donors
- "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
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