Friday, November 30, 2018

Alliance Legislative Report 100-80

The Illinois General Assembly completed its two-week veto session this week and is adjourned until it returns in the "lame-duck" session on January 7-8. The new 101st General Assembly will be sworn in on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The newly elected governor will be inaugurated on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Neither SB 2892 (Manar, D-Bunker Hill), which would have phased-in a minimum teacher salary of $40,000; nor SB 2572 (Holmes, D-Aurora), which would have required all students to have 150 minutes of Physical Education per week, were considered before adjournment. Both bills were vetoed by the governor and no motion to override the veto was called for a vote, thus killing those bills for this session. Both bills will likely be reintroduced in January for the 101st General Assembly to consider. The strong response by Alliance members regarding the impact of these two measures were largely responsible for stalling the bills this fall.

Click here to read the entire Alliance Legislative Report 100-80, including other legislative action taken during veto session and appointments made by Governor-elect Pritzker to the Educational Success Committee.