A Warning about Pending Legislation
In simple terms, a bill is an idea that has been presented to the General Assembly for possible action. The process is complicated, and it does not always lead to enactment of the bill. TRS urges caution in making retirement plans based on pending legislation because bills:
- must pass both houses and be signed by the governor to become law,
- may be amended,
- may not pass,
- may take years to pass, and
- may never become law.
Senate Bill Summaries
The new 98th Illinois General Assembly convened at noon on January 9, 2013. All legislation proposed and debated – but not enacted – during the 97th General Assembly is no longer active. TRS will begin monitoring any major pension legislation from the 98th General Assembly and make capsule descriptions available as these bills are introduced.
Copies of the actual legislation and bill status information are available at www.ilga.gov.
House Bill summaries are available by clicking here.
Click here to see how a bill becomes a law (PDF).
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