Veto Session October 24-26 | Update
The General Assembly returned to Springfield last week for the Veto Session, here are some of the most important bills that Governor Rauner vetoed and that were overridden during the veto session.
House Bills Overriding Governor’s Veto
HB3298 – Amends the School Code. With respect to the annual budget of a school district with under 500,000 inhabitants, provides that, beginning with the budget for the 2017-2018 school year, 85% of State funding under the State aid formula provisions of the Code must be dedicated to objects and purposes related to classroom teaching. Provides that the State Board of Education shall, by rule, determine which objects and purposes are related to classroom teaching.
- Overridden 110-0
Sue Scherer (D) sponsor
HB3143 -Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. In the definition of “goods or services furnished to the State”, includes services concerning prevention, intervention, or treatment services and supports for youth provided by a vendor by virtue of a contractual grant agreement. In the definition of “proper bill or invoice”, includes invoices issued under a contractual grant agreement.
- Overridden 73-41
Robyn Gabel (D) sponsor
HB2977 – Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. In the definition of “goods or services furnished to the State”, includes services concerning prevention, intervention, or treatment services and supports for youth provided by a vendor by virtue of a contractual grant agreement. In the definition of “proper bill or invoice”, includes invoices issued under a contractual grant agreement.
- Overridden 77-36
Robyn Gabel (D) sponsor | Luis Arroyo (D) co-sponsor
HB2778 – Amends the Fire Protection of Unprotected Area Act. Provides that if a property owner of an unprotected area refuses a request for annexation for fire protection, the State Fire Marshal shall assign the unprotected area coverage. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that in order to obtain property insurance for property located in an unincorporated area of a county, the owner of the property must submit verification that the property has fire protection coverage by a fire protection jurisdiction. Effective January 1, 2018.
- Overridden 86-29
Kathleen Willis (D)
HB2462 – Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant’s prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary. Prohibits an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant from any current or former employer. Limits defenses. Provides for penalties and injunctive relief.
- Overridden 80-33
Anna Moeller (D) sponsor | Luis Arroyo (D) co-sponsor
HB688 – Amends the Downstate Firefighter and Chicago Firefighter Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes a firefighter to transfer up to 10 years of creditable service in a downstate firefighter pension fund to the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago upon payment of a specified amount. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
- Overridden 86-29
Mike Zalewski (D) sponsor | Luis Arroyo (D) co-sponsor
HB302 – Amends the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act. Provides that “policy” includes a policy that has lapsed or been terminated. Requires insurers to, at no later than the date of policy delivery or the establishment of an account, and upon any change of insured or beneficiary, request information sufficient to ensure that all benefits or proceeds are distributed to the appropriate persons upon the death of the insured. Allows insurers to contact insureds in certain circumstances for the information. Provides that the Act applies to policies, annuity contracts, and retained asset accounts in force at any time on or after January 1, 1996 (rather than on or after the effective date of the Act). Provides that the Act does not apply to a lapsed or terminated policy with no benefits payable that was compared against the Death Master File within the 18 months following the date of the lapse or termination of the applicable policy. Amends the Vital Records Act. Provides that any information contained in the vital records shall be made available at no cost to the State Treasurer for purposes related to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. Amends the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. Removes provisions concerning certain fees and charges for unclaimed property. Provides that no person or company shall be entitled to a fee for discovering presumptively unclaimed property during the period beginning on the date the property was presumed abandoned and ending 24 months after the payment or delivery of the property to the State Treasurer (rather than until it has been in the custody of the State Treasurer for at least 24 months). Makes other changes.
- Overridden 71-40
Robert Martwick (D) sponsor | Luis Arroyo (D) co-sponsor
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