Protections for taxpayers and the most vulnerable are among the latest new laws which were co-sponsored by Rep. Tony McCombie.
Included in the bills signed into law by the Governor early this week were:
- House Bill 292– signed into law as Public Act 102-343– Amends the Illinois Procurement Code to increase membership on the State Use Program and allow CILA residents to retain all of their earned income from specific workshops and activities. Effective immediately.
- House Bill 3911– signed into law as Public Act 102-352- Creates additional duties of the First Responder Suicide Task Force including recommending agencies and organizations guarantee access to mental health and wellness services as well as additional training, mitigation practices, and bolstering school curricula. Effective January 1, 2022.
- Senate Bill 58– signed into law as Public Act 102-353- Reduces Trailer Fees for trailers weighing less than 3,000 pounds. Effective January 1, 2022. Learn more about this topic from a late June writeup by Rep. McCombie on this bill at repmccombie.com/2021/06/30/mirror-check-what-happened-with-trailer-fees-and-vehicle-sales-taxes/
- Senate Bill 2014– signed into law as Public Act 102-373- Requires universities and community colleges to include contact information for certain suicide prevention and mental health resources on student ID cards. Effective July 1, 2022.
Additional bills sponsored and co-sponsored by Rep. Tony McCombie are still pending executive action by the Governor and can be reviewed at Rep. McCombie’s legislative website at repmccombie.com.
The Governor has 60 days to consider every bill passed from the time the bill is sent to them. If they want the bill to become a law, the Governor then signs it or vetoes it. If the Governor does nothing with the bill, it automatically becomes law after 60 days. A vetoed bill is returned to the chamber of the legislature where it originated — it has 15 days to be passed with the veto overridden and it must do so by 3/5ths margin (71 House; 36 Senate) to still become law over the Governor’s veto.
More on this and other legislative issues can be found at Rep. McCombie’s legislative website at repmccombie.com.