Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Alliance Legislative Report 99-56

The Illinois General Assembly will meet for the fall Veto Session Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to take up those bills vetoed by Governor Bruce Rauner. The governor issued either a total veto or amendatory veto on 41 bills. The legislature is also scheduled for session Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

Other issues and bills are also expected to be addressed during the abbreviated session, not the least of which is a state budget for the remainder of the fiscal year. The governor and the four legislative leaders are scheduled to meet Tuesday morning to discuss the budget. House Speaker Michael Madigan initially declined to attend citing a scheduling conflict, but his spokesman today announced that the Speaker will be present.

The Alliance is mainly focusing on a few issues: sustaining the veto on HB 6299; passage of SB 2912; the Mandate Waiver Report; and the issue of lead concentrations in water in schools and day care centers. Alliance members are encouraged to contact their legislators and urge this action.

Click here to read the entire Alliance Legislative Report 99-56, including information on veto session priorities and legislative panels to be presented at the 2016 Joint Annual Conference.