The House failed to secure enough votes to override the Governor’s Amendatory Veto of SB 2964 (Sen. Harmon, D-Oak Park/Rep. Hoffman, D-Belleville). The override motion received 70 votes, one shy of the required threshold needed for the bill to become law. The Illinois Municipal League actively opposed the override attempt.
Several new laws will take effect on January 1, 2017. A recent article in IML's Review magazine includes a summary of those new laws that affect or are of interest to municipalities. A multitude of other laws approved during the 2016 spring legislative session became effective in 2016 and are not included. For a comprehensive list of new laws of interest to municipalities, please review our “2016 Spring Legislative Session Report.” This report can be found on the legislative page of this site.
The November 21 edition of the Illinois Municipal League Statehouse Briefing includes updates on topics including prevailing wage, water testing, pension reform and much more. Read the latest updates from the General Assembly's veto session.
Questions have arisen following the passage of a 2015 law requiring the consolidation of 9-1-1 systems. The IML Managers Committee published a resource document to explain the various consolidation provisions. The document includes consolidation requirements based upon county population and number of existing systems, the critical target dates that must be achieved, surcharge amounts and distributions and information about the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board.
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