From Phil Milsk, The Arc’s Governmental Affairs Consultant.
There was an override of the Governor’s amendatory veto of HB 1, Rep. Lang’s heroin
treatment bill. The vote was bipartisan, 105-5. The bill now goes to the Senate for an
SB 570, sponsored by Hutchinson and Gordon-Booth, would have nullified the Child Care
Assistance Program (CCAP) emergency rules that significantly limited eligibility effective
July 1st. The bill would have also removed executive branch control of the program that
was put in when the original bill was passed in the late 90s. The bill passed the Senate,
but failed by one vote today in the House.
The House voted to concur on HB 2482 to grandfather in all current Home Services and
Community Care customers and hold off on DON score changes until the new universal
assessment tool is implemented. Passed veto proof of 74 votes supporting.
Finally, the House failed to override the Governor’s veto of SB 1229, the public
employees arbitration bill. There were 68 votes in favor. Drury voted no, Franks voted
present and Dunkin was absent. The deadline for the override vote was Friday, so they
had to vote this week.
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423