[ApaIllinois] Legislative News

APA-IL Editor 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
 (p) 630.736.3832
 (f) 630.837.5690
 scaddigan at streamwood.org

Celebrate planning! October is National Community Planning Month
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