Today April 3 the Illinois Senate passed along party lines HB 473 37 yeas, 21 nays
This bill was high jacked after passing the house and the new language was introduced on April 2
a synopsis of the bill
8 (30 ILCS 105/8.46 new)
9 Sec. 8.46. Transfers to the General Revenue Fund.
10 (a) Notwithstanding any other State law to the contrary and
11 except as otherwise provided in this Section, the Governor may,
12 through June 30, 2008, from time to time direct the State
13 Treasurer and State Comptroller to transfer sums specified by
14 the Governor up to a total sum of $530,000,000 from any fund or
15 funds held by the State Comptroller and State Treasurer to the
16 General Revenue Fund in order to help reduce the State's fiscal
1 deficit and preserve the State's ability to meet all of its
2 fiscal obligations. In determining the amount of the transfer
3 to the General Revenue Fund, the Governor shall calculate
4 whether the available resources in the fund are sufficient to
5 satisfy the unexpended and unreserved appropriations from the
6 fund for the fiscal year.
two more amendments were added protecting the following funds
"(c) No transfers may be made under this Section to the
7 General Revenue Fund from any of the following funds:
8 (1) The Road Fund.
9 (2) The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development
10 Fund (OSLAD).
11 (3) Metabolic Screening and Treatment Fund.".
5 "(4) The Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
6 (5) The Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund.
7 (6) The LaSalle Veterans Home Fund.
8 (7) The Anna Veterans Home Fund.
9 (8) The GI Education Fund.
10 (9) The Quincy Veterans Home Fund.
11 (10) The Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.
12 (11) The Veterans' Affairs Federal Projects Fund.
13 (12) The Manteno Veterans Home Fund.
14 (13) The Veterans' Affairs Library Grant Fund.
15 (14) The Veterans' Affairs State Projects Fund.
16 (15) The Military Affairs Trust Fund.
17 (16) The Federal Support Agreement Revolving Fund.
1 (17) The Illinois Veterans' Rehabilitation Fund.
2 (18) The Armory Rental Fund.".
this bill now goes back to the house for consideration
Please call your State Reps and ask them to vote NO on HB 473
ABATE of Illinois