* From a memo…
October 22, 2013
Timothy D. Mapes
Clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives
420 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Re: House Bill 214 (Madigan/Cullerton)
Dear Mr. Mapes:
On September 26, 2013, a Cook County Circuit judge held that the Governor’s line item veto of House Bill 214 violated Article VI, Section 11 of the Illinois Constitution and therefore, was void ab initio. This means that the line item veto has no legal effect and it is to be treated as void from the outset. The Governor has appealed the decision and the Supreme Court has agreed to review the issue. However, the order entered on September 26th remains in effect. Therefore, there is no viable veto of House Bill 214 that the House can consider.
With kindest personal regards, I remain
MICHAEL J. MADIGAN
Speaker of the House
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