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Can legislation be passed in lame duck session, but held for the new governor?
The question of whether it's possible for one class of state lawmakers to pass a bill but hold it for a future governor could be tested when lawmakers come back for lame duck session, but the answer if its legal might have to wait on the courts.
What could happen when lawmakers return Monday for the final two days of the 100th General Assembly? Thats anyones guess. And there is lots of speculation....
..."Monday and Tuesday are the final two days of the 100th General Assembly. The 101st General Assembly is seated Wednesday, Jan. 9. Gov.-elect Pritzker is inaugurated Jan. 14.
Longtime statehouse observer and University of Illinois Professor Emeritus Kent Redfield said its technically possible for lawmakers to hold a bill that passed in one General Assembly and then pass it onto a new governor. He said its an ambiguous area that hes not aware has been fully litigated."...
Edited by InterestedBystander, 16 January 2019 - 09:49 PM.