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2007 Illinois Business and Consumers Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2007 IL HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Aug. 9, 2007 IL HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
July 26, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
July 26, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33)
May 1, 2007 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
April 20, 2007 IL S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24)
April 20, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
March 29, 2007 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
Jan. 7, 2007 IL SB 1714 Competitive Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/18 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
8/09 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
7/26 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
7/26 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33)
5/01 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
4/20 S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24)
4/20 SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
3/29 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
1/07 SB 1714 Competitive Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)

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