IASB Legislative Report 102-22

Delivered via email: September 3, 2021

Special Session Quick but Productive

The Illinois General Assembly’s one day Special Session, on Tuesday, August 31 was a productive affair that saw action on vetoes, legislative fixes, and new legislative district maps. Quick action on Senate Bill 2065 (Holmes, D-Aurora) will help to ensure that schools see as little impact as possible from a recent change to Unemployment Insurance law. The General Assembly also took decisive action on several vetoes. The most significant vote was to override Governor JB Pritzker’s total veto of House Bill 684 (Gabel, D- Evanston). While the contents of the bill do not impact schools, it is the most significant public defeat of gubernatorial action this year. Both chambers of the General Assembly couldn’t come to an agreement on a legislative package to address energy concerns. The package passed by the Senate, SB 18 (Harmon, D-Oak Park), includes incentives for electric buses and renewable energy projects at school facilities. The House will have the opportunity to take up the bill in the October Veto Session, if not sooner.

Delegate Assembly Registration Now Open

You may now register your delegate for the IASB Delegate Assembly which will take place at November’s Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. To register your delegate, you must be an authorized district account holder. On-site registration will still be available on Friday, November 19. Online delegate registration will help us expedite our business at Conference as well as provide convenience to the delegate. If you are new to the Delegate Assembly process, you can find out more on our Delegate Assembly webpage.