* Brenden Moore looks at a couple of bills that didn’t make the cut…
Disagreements between the House and Senate prevented legislation reforming the state’s Firearm Owner Identification card renewal system from moving forward.
The House barely passed a version that would have mandated applicants and those renewing to provide fingerprints. The Senate passed a version that made fingerprinting optional. Though some were trying to whip votes in the House for the Senate proposal, it did not come to fruition.
Another flop was gaming legislation, which would have allowed in-person betting on Illinois college teams and permitted a sportsbook at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
It easily passed the House but was not taken up in the Senate due to lack of coordination between the point persons for gaming in each chamber.
* Sarah Mansur did the same…
House Bill 3401 would allow certified professional midwives to obtain official state licensing. […] The bill passed with bipartisan support in the House, by a vote of 105-2, but was never taken up for a vote by the full Senate. […]
House Bill 3447 would reclassify small amounts of drug possession, including heroin and cocaine, from a low-level felony to a misdemeanor. […] HB 3447 passed narrowly out of the House, by a 61-49 vote, with just one vote more than needed. The Senate did not take up the bill for a full vote.
There’s much more to both of those stories, so click the links.
* Expired Enos Park TIF will have to wait for fall legislative veto session