Saturday, April 28, 2018

Alliance Legislative Report 100-65

HUNDREDS OF BILLS CROSS OVER TO SECOND CHAMBER,
HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS HB 4789, HB 5572

In one of the busiest weeks of the legislative session, hundreds of bills passed out of their original chamber and now await action on the other side of the rotunda. The deadlines set by the leaders in each chamber provide for a flurry of activity as legislators try to keep their legislation moving through the process.

Earlier in the week, the Alliance sent out a call to action on three bills, SB 3418, HB 4789, and HB 5572. Thanks to your efforts on these three important issues, two of the three bills (HB 5572 and HB 4789) were called for a vote and were defeated by wide margins. While SB 3418 was not called for a vote, it is important to keep working the bills as deadlines could be extended to allow for extra time for passage.

With just under five weeks left until the May 31st adjournment deadline, there does not seem to be significant movement on a budget. Adding to the pressure of the pending deadline, the Illinois House of Representatives is not scheduled to be in session next week. The Senate will return to Springfield Tuesday, May 1.

Click here to read the complete Alliance Legislative Report 100-65, including the full bill action this week and bills scheduled for committee next week.