Three Library Bills Pass the Legislature, Off to the Governor for Signature
June 3, 2017
On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly adjourned without passage of an FY 2018 budget. On June 8, the Illinois House of Representatives will convene hearings in Chicago on the ramifications of the $14 billion bill backlog and its impact on various service providers.
Both chambers are expected to return to Springfield later this month in an attempt to pass a negotiated appropriations package for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.
ILA blocked legislation designed to restrict our ability to provide uncensored information to our communities and erode privacy protections found within state law today. We also defeated multiple proposals that would have banned sex offenders and others from using our libraries.
ILA passed the three bills on our legislative agenda that will allow us to accurately report our tax levies within our audit reports, place non-binding advisory referendum questions on the ballot, and raise the procurement bid threshold from $20,000 to $25,000. And those three bills now go the Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for his signature. The ILA President will write to the governor asking him to sign the bills.