IAR Government Affairs monitors veto session

Greg St. Aubin looks up from his phone while at the Capitol Wednesday.

Members of the Illinois General Assembly returned to Springfield today for the beginning of the fall veto session, and the IAR Government Affairs team was on the scene to represent the interests of real estate professionals and their customers.

Director of Governmental Affairs Greg St. Aubin says: “We’re walking the halls of the Capitol and we’re on the phones, talking to legislators and their staff. We want to make sure they know our positions. We’re also trying to get a feel for what the New Year will be like, with a new general assembly and governor.”

The veto session has been trimmed from six to five days. Members of the House and Senate will meet tomorrow, then adjourn for Thanksgiving Week, and reconvene Dec. 2-4. During this session, legislators can consider overriding bills vetoed by Gov. Pat Quinn, and contemplate any amendatory vetoes. The legislature can bring up new measures at any time.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner will be inaugurated Jan. 12 and the 99th General Assembly will be sworn in Jan. 14.

Expect the next issue of the State Capitol Report on Dec. 5.

For more information on the veto session and bills before legislators, visit the Illinois General Assembly and IAR Government Affairs web pages.

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