Illinois agriculture commissioner Scott Kasten has said that farmers are “very committed to ending the no-filing of divorce” in the state.
Kasten told reporters on Wednesday that the legislation is a way to help farmers.
“It was passed in a bipartisan way, it’s passed the Governor, it passed the legislature, and it passed on to the Governor.
So it’s very, very bipartisan,” he said.
“The only difference is that it’s only been implemented in the last couple of weeks, and we’re going to be very, really working with the Attorney General and with the Department of Financial Services to make sure that we implement it, to get it through.
I’m going to work very closely with the attorneys general on that.
I think that we’re very committed to making sure that that is a fact of life for farmers in Illinois.”
Farmers in Illinois will no longer be forced to file for divorce, unless they want to leave the state or end their marriage.
But they’ll still be required to pay a small court filing fee and to sign a separation agreement, which is usually signed by the couple.
The bill now has to go before a judge to pass muster.