Session Alert: Five Bills to Watch Today

State Rep. Jeanne Ives
November 29, 2016

Five Bills To Watch

The Illinois House of Representatives returns to Springfield today with numerous important bills on the calendar. Session is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm.

You can watch the House session LIVE by clicking HERE, selecting “11-29-2016 House Floor Debate” and entering password “vetosession”. 

Here are five of the most important bills you may want to keep an eye on:

SB 2814 – Exelon Bailout
Would impose mandatory demand charges on all residential electricity customers for the purpose of keeping two Downstate nuclear power plants open

HB 4013 – Taxpayer Funded Abortion
Would remove all bans on using taxpayer funding for abortion for basically any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy under Medicaid; and would remove the ban on state employees’ insurance policies paying for abortions

SB 2196 – Taxpayer-funded college tuition financial aid for illegal immigrant students
Would grant immigrant students financial aid for college education regardless of their legal status 

SB 250 – Automatic Voter Registration
Would exclude the federal requirement from state law that an individual registering to vote must attest to their eligibility; and places an additional hurdle on those who prefer not to register to vote by compelling them to register and only allowing them to opt-out after the registration is processed

SB 2437 – Chicago Municipal and Chicago Laborers Pension Funding
Would make changes to the Chicago municipal pension funds through a state-authorized increase on Chicago property taxpayers