November 12. 2018 Update

Tommorw, the General Assembly will reconvene for the first week of its scheduled two-week veto session. The General Assembly is expected to consider action on numerous Gubernatorial vetoes as well as considering other new and pending legislation. It is unknown at this time exactly how much the lame-duck 100th General Assembly will try to accomplish in its remaining days. With Governor-elect Pritzker prepared to take office in January and new super-majorities in both legislative chambers, leadership may decide to postpone action on several measures until the new General Assembly takes office.
There are 73 vetoes pending before the General Assembly (46 total vetoes and 27 amendatory vetoes). Once vetoed, legislation is returned to the chamber of origin. After the Governor’s veto message is read into the record in the original chamber, the original chamber has 15 days to consider the motion to override or in the event of an amendatory veto – to accept the Governor’s recommendations for change. If the motion passes the original chamber, the legislation then proceeds to the second chamber. The second chamber then has 15 days to consider the veto motion. There is no limit on how many times a chamber may vote on a veto message within that 15-day window. If a veto motion fails to pass a chamber at the conclusion of the 15-day period, the legislation is considered dead. Passage of veto motions requires a 3/5ths vote in each chamber (36 votes in the Senate and 72 votes in the House).
Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced both his Transition Committee and his new administration’s Chief of Staff. Serving as his Transition Committee Chair is Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton. Pritzker’s campaign manager, Anne Caprara, will serve as chief of staff for the Governor’s Office. Transition Committee members will include Co Chairs: Barbara Bowman, Mike Carrigan, Former Governor Jim Edgar, Sol Flores and Marty Nesbitt. Transition Committee Staff include Anne Caprara, Chief of Staff; Nikki Budzinski, Transition Director; Sean Rapelyea, Deputy Transition Director; Former Comptroller Dan Hynes, Senior Advisor; Representative Christian Mitchell, Senior Advisor; Michael Sacks, Senior Advisor and Jesse Ruiz, Counsel. The Transition Committee will be divided into several working groups composed of subject-matter experts that will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration.
Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation of the first Transition working group, the Budget and Innovation Committee. The working group will be chaired by former state Comptroller Dan Hynes and consist of 17 members. Committee members include: State Representative Greg Harris, State Senator Toi Hutchinson, State Senator Andy Manar, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, Decatur Mayor Julie Wolfe, Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers, House Speaker Madigan Chief of Staff Jessica Basham, Chicago CFO Carole Brown, Associated Fire Fighters President Pat Devaney, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Executive Direct Ralph Martire, IFT President Dan Montgomery, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall, Former Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, President Cullerton’s Chief of Staff Kristin Richards, Chairman of GCM Gorsvenor Michael Sacks, and Springfield Park District President Leslie Sgro.\

 

Several Subject Matter Hearings are scheduled for the upcoming week:
Senate Subject Matter Hearings:
11/13/2018
3:15 PM
Education
212 Capitol – Springfield, IL
Subject Matter On: Early Childhood Education Funding
9:00 AM
Environment and Conservation
212 Capitol – Springfield, IL
Subject Matter On: Ethylene Oxide Emissions, SB 3630, SB 3640
3:30 PM
Higher Education
212 Capitol – Springfield, IL
Subject Matter On: Solutions Regarding The Shortage Of Behavioral Healthcare Workers In Illinois.
Joint Hearing With Senate Human Services Committee
11/14/2018
3:30 PM
Human Services
212 Capitol – Springfield, IL
Subject Matter On: Solutions Regarding The Shortage Of Behavioral Healthcare Workers In Illinois.
Joint Hearing With Senate Higher Education Committee
House Subject Matter Hearings
11/8/2018
10:00 AM
Judiciary – Criminal Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Prison Reform and Reinstating Parole.
JOINT HEARING WITH RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
10:00 AM
Restorative Justice Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Prison Reform and Reinstating Parole.
JOINT HEARING WITH JUDICIARY CRIMINAL
11/13/2018
10:00 AM
Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Industries Committee
Room 118 Capitol Building – Springfield, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and Foundation.
3:00 PM
Public Utilities Committee
Room 118 Capitol Building – Springfield, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: EPA Rule Changes.
OR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION