* From Rep. Elaine Nekritz’s spokesperson…
Rep. Elaine Nekritz filed House Amendment No. 9 today to Senate Bill 1673. It exactly mirrors the language of House Bill 6258, which she and other members had filed a few weeks ago. She filed it to this Senate Bill that’s in the House because the clock has expired on the ability for House Bill 6258 to pass both chambers by Jan. 9.
It appears Senate Bill 1673 will be the vehicle for any pension reform deal moving forward — the amendment Elaine filed today will not actually be the language that moves forward. A hearing on the bill is set for Monday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. in the House Personnel and Pensions Committee, which Elaine chairs.
The legislative leaders and governor are meeting tomorrow to talk about the framework, and Elaine is encouraged by the progress made today and pronouncements from Gov. Quinn, Speaker Madigan and Leader Cross. We’ll keep you updated as we know more. [Emphasis added.]