Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Alliance Legislative Report (101-22)

The summer months are typically slow for legislative activity. The legislature adjourned at the beginning of June and does not return until October 28. Governor JB Pritzker quickly signed into law the bills that established the Fiscal Year 2020 State budget, and now is acting upon other pieces of legislation. The last three Fridays, the Governor has signed into law dozens of bills.

All bills that have been approved by the legislature have been sent to the Governor. The Governor has 60 days to act on those measures. Expect gubernatorial action to sign or veto legislation until August 27 when the 60 day clock runs out for the latest bills sent. School board members and administrators are encouraged to review the Digest of Bills Passed and contact the Governor about pending legislation affecting your schools, students, staff, and community.

It is expected that this week the Governor will sign into law SB 1932 which will create the Property Tax Relief Task Force.

Click here for the education-related bills signed recently by the Governor.