CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:


Bill No.: SB 649

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Extends the sunset of the Medical Practice Act to December 31, 2015.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately


Bill No.: SB 803

An Act Concerning: Children

Amends the implementation date of the "differential response program."

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately


Bill No.: SB 1740

An Act Concerning: Revenue

Makes changes needed to implement a law enacting penalties for erroneous homestead exemptions in Cook County.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2015


Bill No.: SB 2887

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits

Makes changes to the return to work policy for certain university employees.

Action: Signed

Effective: June 1, 2015


Bill No.: SB 2992

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Creates a partial exemption for positions within the Department of Juvenile Justice that require licensure with the State Board of Education.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately



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