May 31, 2018
The House convenes at 9:00 today followed by the Senate at 9:30. There are several Committee hearings posted for this morning.
Today is the final day of scheduled Spring Session. After 11:59 p.m., appropriation bills and bills that have an immediate effective date require a 3/5's majority to pass as opposed to the simple majority threshold that is in place up until May 31st.
Both Chambers worked until about 9:00 p.m. last night. The Senate passed a state operating budget (HB 109) & a Budget Implementation Act (HB 3342). The Budget Bill is 1,245 pages. The Budget package now moves to the House for approval. In essence, things seem to be on track for passage of a budget and Spring Session adjournment sometime today.
Both Chambers passed a number of bills yesterday. The House passed a package of gun regulations including Gun Dealer Registration, 72 hour waiting period and other measures. Also, the House passed the 1980’s era Equal Rights Amendment that was passed and forwarded to the House by the Senate. Illinois becomes the 37th state to pass the ERA amendment.
Things are still fluid, but there is a very positive trajectory.
Sunny, warm and humid here today.
MARTY GREEN, ESQ
Vice President Government Relations, Illinois CPA Society?
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