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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
May 24, 2020 IL SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 44)
June 1, 2019 IL SB 262 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
May 31, 2019 IL SB 262 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Bill Passed - House (83 - 35)
May 29, 2019 IL HB 62 Appropriates $45 Billion for Infrastructure Repairs Bill Passed - House (76 - 39)
March 14, 2019 IL SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
March 6, 2019 IL SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 16)
Jan. 9, 2019 IL SB 3531 Increases Salary For Certain State Cabinet Positions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 21)
July 4, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
July 2, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (81 - 34)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
April 28, 2017 IL HB 3649 Requires Monthly Reports on State Debt Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
April 27, 2017 IL SB 14 Establishes New Pension Guidelines Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
May 31, 2016 IL SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
May 31, 2016 IL SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
May 30, 2016 IL SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 43)
May 30, 2016 IL SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
May 26, 2016 IL SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (60 - 53)
May 19, 2016 IL HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
May 17, 2016 IL HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants Bill Passed - House (68 - 45)
May 10, 2016 IL SB 231 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
March 17, 2016 IL SB 2059 2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
March 3, 2016 IL HB 648 Repeals Requirement to Repay Special Funds Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
March 3, 2016 IL HB 2990 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education and Human Services Bill Passed - House (70 - 43)
March 2, 2016 IL SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Veto Override Failed - House (69 - 48)
March 2, 2016 IL SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
Jan. 28, 2016 IL SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (67 - 42)
Nov. 10, 2015 IL HB 2482 Specifies Determination of Need Score to Qualify for Assistance Veto Override Failed - House (70 - 38)
Nov. 10, 2015 IL SB 570 Requires Child Care Benefits for Eligible Individuals Bill Failed - House (70 - 35)
Sept. 9, 2015 IL HB 1 Expands Heroin Abuse Treatment Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
Sept. 9, 2015 IL SB 2046 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Public Health Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
May 29, 2015 IL HB 4151 2015-2016 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
May 27, 2015 IL HB 4151 2015-2016 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 47)
March 26, 2015 IL HB 318 2015-2016 Budget Reconciliation Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
March 26, 2015 IL HB 317 2015-2016 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
March 24, 2015 IL HB 317 2015-2016 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (72 - 45)
March 24, 2015 IL HB 318 2015-2016 Budget Reconciliation Bill Passed - House (69 - 48)
May 30, 2014 IL SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
May 30, 2014 IL SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Bill Passed - House (65 - 48)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 20)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 17)
May 29, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
May 29, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
May 28, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
May 28, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 1154 Amends Cook County Pension Laws Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (67 - 48)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
May 27, 2014 IL SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (65 - 49)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 48)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
May 15, 2014 IL HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (61 - 55)
Feb. 5, 2014 IL SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Feb. 4, 2014 IL SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Bill Passed - House (62 - 48)
May 27, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
May 27, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
May 2, 2013 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 51)
May 2, 2013 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 51)
May 1, 2013 IL SB 1739 Expands State Casino Development Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 20)
March 21, 2013 IL HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House (66 - 50)
March 21, 2013 IL HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House (66 - 50)
March 20, 2013 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22)
March 20, 2013 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22)
Feb. 28, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
Feb. 28, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (33 - 21)
May 31, 2012 IL HB 5440 Establishes a 5 Percent Fee on Satellite TV Companies Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 27)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 56)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Bill Passed - House (68 - 50)
May 24, 2012 IL SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
May 24, 2012 IL SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (94 - 22)
March 26, 2012 IL HB 5789 Establishes State Park Fees Bill Passed - House (81 - 29)
April 12, 2011 IL HB 161 Electronic Benefits Transfer Card Photograph Requirement Bill Passed - House (64 - 48)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/24 SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
5/23 SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 44)
6/01 SB 262 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
5/31 SB 262 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Bill Passed - House (83 - 35)
5/29 HB 62 Appropriates $45 Billion for Infrastructure Repairs Bill Passed - House (76 - 39)
3/14 SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
3/06 SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 16)
1/09 SB 3531 Increases Salary For Certain State Cabinet Positions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 21)
7/04 SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
7/02 SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (81 - 34)
5/17 SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
4/28 HB 3649 Requires Monthly Reports on State Debt Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
4/27 SB 14 Establishes New Pension Guidelines Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
5/31 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
5/31 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
5/30 SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 43)
5/30 SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
5/26 SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (60 - 53)
5/19 HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
5/17 HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants Bill Passed - House (68 - 45)
5/10 SB 231 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
3/17 SB 2059 2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
3/03 HB 648 Repeals Requirement to Repay Special Funds Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
3/03 HB 2990 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education and Human Services Bill Passed - House (70 - 43)
3/02 SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Veto Override Failed - House (69 - 48)
3/02 SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
1/28 SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (67 - 42)
11/10 HB 2482 Specifies Determination of Need Score to Qualify for Assistance Veto Override Failed - House (70 - 38)
11/10 SB 570 Requires Child Care Benefits for Eligible Individuals Bill Failed - House (70 - 35)
9/09 HB 1 Expands Heroin Abuse Treatment Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
9/09 SB 2046 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Public Health Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
5/29 HB 4151 2015-2016 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
5/27 HB 4151 2015-2016 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 47)
3/26 HB 318 2015-2016 Budget Reconciliation Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
3/26 HB 317 2015-2016 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
3/24 HB 317 2015-2016 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (72 - 45)
3/24 HB 318 2015-2016 Budget Reconciliation Bill Passed - House (69 - 48)
5/30 SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
5/30 SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Bill Passed - House (65 - 48)
5/30 HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
5/30 HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
5/30 HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
5/30 HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 20)
5/30 HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 17)
5/29 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
5/29 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
5/28 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
5/28 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
5/27 HB 1154 Amends Cook County Pension Laws Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
5/27 HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (67 - 48)
5/27 HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
5/27 SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
5/27 HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (65 - 49)
5/27 HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 48)
5/27 HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
5/15 HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (61 - 55)
2/05 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
2/04 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Bill Passed - House (62 - 48)
5/27 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
5/27 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
5/02 SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 51)
5/02 SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 51)
5/01 SB 1739 Expands State Casino Development Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 20)
3/21 HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House (66 - 50)
3/21 HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House (66 - 50)
3/20 SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22)
3/20 SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22)
2/28 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
2/28 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
5/31 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (33 - 21)
5/31 HB 5440 Establishes a 5 Percent Fee on Satellite TV Companies Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 27)
5/31 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 56)
5/31 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Bill Passed - House (68 - 50)
5/24 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
5/24 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (94 - 22)
3/26 HB 5789 Establishes State Park Fees Bill Passed - House (81 - 29)
4/12 HB 161 Electronic Benefits Transfer Card Photograph Requirement Bill Passed - House (64 - 48)

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