First week of veto session

The Illinois House met on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. On the agenda were vetoes issued by the Governor to the General Assembly earlier this year. Chief sponsors of the vetoed bills could ask their colleagues to consider voting to override the veto messages. Overriding a governor’s veto requires a three-fifth majority in both houses of the General Assembly.

In addition to veto motions, the House also voted on housekeeping and sunset-law measures to be passed before the end of the calendar year. An example of this pre-end-of-year housekeeping was SB 1381, a bipartisan bill to maintain the State’s unemployment insurance (UI) system and UI laws for calendar years 2018 and 2019.

Under the Illinois Constitution, the General Assembly is scheduled to meet for a second and final week of veto session in the first full week of November. Bill actions taken by each house of the General Assembly this week can be taken up by the other chamber during the session’s second week. Persons interested in individual bills can look up the up-to-the-minute status of each bill in Veto Session on the General Assembly website.

No comments :