Thursday, October 26, 2017

Alliance Legislative Report (100-46)

VETO SESSION BEGINS

The Illinois General Assembly convened this week for the fall Veto Session. Generally intended to take action on those bills that were vetoed by the governor over the summer, it is common for lawmakers to consider leftover bills from the spring and new ideas that have emerged over the past few months.

Vetoed bills returned to their house of origin for a motion to either override the governor’s action or to accept it. Members of the House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto on 10 bills; Senators voted to override the governor’s action on three bills. The bills will swap chambers where another veto override motion must be considered.

The legislature will convene for the second week of Veto Session November 7-9.

Click here to read the entire Alliance Legislative Report 100-46, including action taken on education-related bills and the new waiver process.