The Illinois State House of Representatives and Senate adjourned sine die on Tuesday for the final day of the 99th General Assembly, leaving dead all bills filed this session, including a slate of budget compromise bills.
It is expected, however, that Senate Pres. John Cullerton will reintroduce those bills as early as Wednesday when the new General Assembly is sworn in.
The House passed SB 513 HA-3, which extends the sunset date of the EDGE tax credit program to April 30, 2017. The bill passed 101-12.
The House also voted on HB 6630, sponsored by Rep. Batnick, which would freeze property taxes beginning with the 2016 levy year. The bill passed 76-24-6.
SB 2799, sponsored by Rep. Breen and Sen. Collins, passed the House unanimously. This agreed bill would amend the Employee Sick Leave Act by cleaning up several provisions in the Act. Among the changes included exempting collective bargaining agreements and clarifying paid and unpaid employees are covered under the Act.
The Senate concurred on House amendments to SB 550, sponsored by Sen. Steans, which requires lead testing of the water in schools and daycare facilities.
The Senate also concurred unanimously on House amendments to SB 2799, sponsored by Sen. Collins and Rep. Breen, which again is an agreed bill that makes changes to the Employee Sick Leave Act as specified above.
The final Senate concurrence was taken on the EDGE tax credit sunset extension, HA-3 to SB 513 . The bill passed 48-7.