Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Monday, August 8, 2011** Print
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Written by Katelyn Tye   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:29

CHICAGO – August 8, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  

Bill No.: SB 98  
An Act Concerning: Elections  
Defines “federally-operated” veterans’ homes and requires that they be voting locations.  
Action: Signed  
Effective Date: Jan. 1     

 Bill No.: SB 1263  
An Act Concerning: State Government  
Amends the Deposit of State Moneys Act to allow the Treasurer more flexibility in managing the state’s investment portfolio.  
Action: Signed  
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: SB 1856  
An Act Concerning: Transportation  
Amends the Illinois Highway Code to require the Illinois Department of Transportation to conduct public hearings to discuss the viability and feasibility of each protected corridor every 10 years.  
Action: Signed  
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: HB 1427  
An Act Concerning: Employment  
Increases the population required to be in a municipality for firefighters to be exempt under certain provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act from 200,000 to 500,000.  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: HB 1527  
An Act Concerning:  State Government  
Provides that the Department of Revenue may enter into a reciprocal offset agreement with the federal government.  
Action: Signed                    
Effective Date: Jan. 1  

Bill No.: HB 1560  
An Act Concerning: Civil Law  
Provides that unclaimed wages, payroll and salary in any form, held or owing by a banking or financial organization, is presumed abandoned after one year, instead of five years.  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: HB 2874  
An Act Concerning: Local Government  
Provides that no later than 120 days after the effective date, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) must develop and make available a universal fare instrument for riders age 65 and older that may be used interchangeably on all RTA-funded public transportation.  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Jan. 1     

Bill No.: HB 3253  
An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits  
Prohibits a sheriff's law enforcement employee who begins service in that capacity after the effective date from being able to convert up to 10 years of service in any other capacity into service as a sheriff's law enforcement employee. 
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 3332
An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits
Allows a member of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to transfer up to 10 years of service credit they have earned in a police pension fund to the IMRF within 60 days.
Action: Signed                               
Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB  3377 
An Act Concerning: Finance
Emphasizes that grants made from the Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund should be directed towards entities with less than $1 million.
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

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