Springfield Veto Session Update

Last week SBAC CEO, Elliot Richardson, and members of the leadership team, went down to Springfield to make a final push in support of SB 867, a measure to lower LLC filing fees in Illinois. As the clock ticks down on the last days of session, we felt it important to look legislators in the eye and make our case.

It has been a long journey, and we are closer than ever to lowering excessive LLC fees in our state. This campaign has produced the most engagement of any SBAC initiative, and we are proud of the strong coalition we built in support of this common-sense legislation!

SBAC leadership met directly with Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady. This was a great opportunity to highlight to Senate leaders the bipartisan support this measure received in the House, and make it clear than passing SB 867 is about more than lowering fees – it’s about changing the negative narrative in our state. This is a first step to show small businesses, and larger companies looking for a new home, the commitment of elected officials in Illinois to empower economic growth and be more business-friendly.

The SBAC is also lucky to have several strong champions in both the House and the Senate who are committed to our efforts and taking it upon themselves to educate their colleagues. We will continue to provide updates during this critical period on the progress of this important initiative.

In addition LLC fee reform, it was an active first week of veto session. Below find a list of highlights and corresponding articles with additional information.

Workers’ Compensation: House fails to override Rauner’s veto of bill to create taxpayer-funded workers’ comp company (Illinois News Network)

Right to Work: House overrides Rauner vetoes; But governor scores one win on right-to-work (AP)

Hiring Practices: Illinois House overrides veto of salary history bill (WPSD NBC 6)