Legislation Sent to Governor
The legislature has not scheduled any special session days yet to vote on pension reform. However, the leaders did meet with the Governor this week and plan on meeting again soon. In the meantime, a few pieces of legislation have been sent to the Governor for his signature. Governor Quinn has 60 days to take action on these bills before they automatically become law.
- SB2958 is the Chamber’s Procurement initiative. The Chamber sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature.
- SB2840 contains the eligibility and benefit reforms and utilization controls for Medicaid.
- SB3397 limits the amount of unpaid Medicaid bills the state can roll over to the upcoming fiscal year.
- SB2194 increases the state cigarette tax by $1 and also contains provisions for enhancing the hospital assessment program and provisions defining charity care requirements for maintaining property tax exemptions for non-profit providers.
As a reminder, the last three bills above are all tied together for passage. If one of them fails to get the Governor’s signature, the others fail as well.