Legislative Update -- June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022

Fall Veto Session Announced; Governor Signs Bills
The Illinois General Assembly has announced the dates for the fall veto session: November 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, and December 1. It follows the 2022 general election, but the current General Assembly members will still be seated; the newly-elected (or re-elected) ones will be inaugurated in January 2023. We do not expect Governor Pritzker to veto any legislation. Speaking of Governor Pritzker, he has signed the following library legislation from the spring 2022 session into law:

  • HB 5283 is now Public Act 102-977. This allows district (not local/municipal) library boards to appoint and/or hire a treasurer external to the board of directors; also, two amendments establish the length of time a library board has to fill a vacancy (60 days, versus the prior "forthwith"); and the process for what happens if the board does not. 
  • SB 3497 is now Public Act 102-0843. This allows library boards to vote to provide library cards at no cost to unserved residents under 18 years of age.

For more details on these pieces of legislation, please see the April 7, 2022, Legislative Update.

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