October 20, 2017 Update

The Illinois General Assembly will convene for three days starting Tuesday, October 24th for the first week of the two-week Fall Veto Session. The General Assembly has 33 total vetoes and 6 amendatory vetoes pending during the upcoming veto session.  Below is a full listing of legislation with pending vetoes. As always, in addition to considering veto motions the General Assembly will consider additional legislation during the upcoming session.
In order to successfully override the Governor’s veto, legislation must pass both chambers with a super majority vote (36 votes in the Senate and 71 votes in the House).  Likewise, any other legislation with an immediate effective date passed during the upcoming session will require a supermajority vote in both chambers.  Thus far in his tenure, Governor Rauner has been fairly successful in sustaining his vetoes.  It is unknown what impact if any the recent legislative retirement announcements will have on pending veto action.
Governor Rauner’s office announced additional cuts to the new state budget including cuts to human services ($89 million), agriculture programs ($21 million), the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity ($41 million) and transportation ($85 million). Despite the new cuts, Rauner’s budget office contends that the state budget remains $1.5 billion out of balance which will require further cuts this fiscal year. Democratic leaders in the General Assembly dispute Rauner’s claim of a budget deficit arguing that the new budget actually has a $356 million surplus.
On Wednesday, the State sold $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds to pay down a portion of Illinois $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills.  According to the Rauner Administration, this week’s bond sale combined with another sale scheduled for next week will be used to cut the State’s backlog approximately in half by June 2018.
The House Revenue and Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing on October 24th at 4 pm  in room 122B to discuss legislation (HB4082 and HB4083 ) which would ban counties from implementing a soda tax.  Senator Rose filed similar legislation this week in the Senate (SB2238). That legislation has not been assigned for a hearing at this time.
Republican State Representative David Harris joined the list of legislators that will not be seeking reelection in 2018.
Governor Action – Amendatory Veto
s
LIFE INS-UNCLAIMED BENEFITS
h
CONSTITUTION AMEND PUBLICATION
h
RTA-ISSUANCE OF BONDS
h
SNAP BENEFITS-COLLEGE STUDENTS
b
REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS
b
ENTREPRENEUR LEARNER’S PERMIT
 Total Veto:
b
PEN CD-DWNST FIRE-TRANSFER
h
ROOFING WORK/REPAIR
CDB-IL INTL PORT DISTRICT
h
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
s
UNEMP INS-WRKR COMP RATES
h
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
h
INS CD-EMPLOYERS INS CO
h
INS CD-PROOF OF FIRE COVERAGE
s
SCH CD-CURSIVE WRITING
PROMPT PAYMENT-GRANT AGREEMNTS
DHS-CHILDHOOD WORKFORCE STUDY
STATE THIRD PARTY CONTRACTS
h
SCH CD-BUDGET-CLASSRM TEACHING
h
DHS-HOME CARE CONSUMER RIGHTS
h
EXPATRIATE CORP/FOREIGN HAVEN
b
GEOLOCATION PRIVACY PROTECTION
h
ST FINANCE-CURRENT LIABILITIES
b
SCH CD-COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
h
TRAMPOLINE SAFETY ACT
b
MUNI-CONVEY INTEREST REVENUES
h
MINIMUM WAGE-EMPLOYEE
s
FOID-EXPLOSIVE COMPONENTS
s
HFS-AUDIT-MANAGED CARE ENTITY
b
PEN CD-DOWNSTATE FIREFIGHTER
s
LAKE COUNTY – BOARD CHAIRMAN
HGHWY CD-MOTOR FUEL TAX
h
CNTY BOARD APPORTIONMENT PLAN
s
STUDENT LOAN SERVICING RIGHTS
s
DHFS-PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE
h
DEPOSIT STATE MONEY-INVESTMENT
PEN CD-CONSULTANT DISCLOSURES
b
ANTI-WAGE THEFT-STATE CONTRACT
b
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FREEDOM