Legislative Service is provided to our members by the District Legislative Representatives, and our State President, who by virtue of office, sits on the Legislative Committee. The AFFI operates a full time legislative office, located just blocks away from the Capitol in Springfield. The AFFI and the Legislative Committee are at the Capitol every day that the General Assembly is in session. We provide a variety of legislative services to our members including but not limited to: introducing, drafting, and fostering legislation that is beneficial to our members.
We actively monitor every piece of legislation, including any proposed or actual amendments, and conference committee reports. We negotiate and participate in discussions with all stakeholders involved in legislation that directly or indirectly affects Article 3 and Article 4 fund participants.
The AFFI, by our constitution and by laws, is a non-partisan organization.
We have been instrumental in enacting legislation governing hours and conditions of work, cancer, heart and lung disability legislation, political rights legislation, the Collective Bargaining Act, actuarial funding of the pension system, the Promotions Act, Insurance Continuation Act, and survivor benefits.