[ApaIllinois] Legislative News
editor at ilapa.org
Mon Oct 15 13:00:59 CDT 2007
A note from the APA-IL Legislative Committee:
The Governor exercised amendatory vetoes on two bills supported by APA-IL. With an amendatory veto, the Governor returns the bill to the General Assembly with specific recommendations for change. The General Assembly may do nothing (which kills the bill); may override the veto; or they may accept the Governor's proposed changes. The bills included:
SB 314 Transportation Planning Provides that bicycles and pedestrian ways shall be given full consideration in the planning and development of transportation facilities.
SB1201 Forest Preserve Property A bit of a misnomer; this bill was originally intended to provide specifications on the sale of Forest Preserve property. It was deleted in its entirety and made into a Planning funding bill. It deleted the Regional Comprehensive Planning Fund, and required instead a mandatory transfer of monies from the General Fund for planning purposes by dedicating funds to MPOs throughout the state. It also addressed statutory changes to NIPC and CATS.
The APA-IL Legislative Committee is pleased to report that on October 10, 2007, the amendatory veto was overridden by both Houses of the Assembly. This is a positive step toward better understanding of planning, and funding planning efforts, in Illinois.
Sharon P. Caddigan
APA-IL Legislative Committee Chair
Assistant Community Development Director
Village of Streamwood
301 E. Irving Park Road
Streamwood, Illinois 60107
scaddigan at streamwood.org
Celebrate planning! October is National Community Planning Month
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