August 17, 2007



To the Honorable Members of the

Illinois Senate

95th General Assembly


Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return

Senate Bill 38, entitled “AN ACT concerning local government.”, with the following specific recommendation for change:


On page 1, line 15 through 23, by deleting “(a-5) Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, one additional commissioner shall be appointed to the board of the Springfield Airport Authority from each municipality having a population of 5,000 or more within the Authority, and one additional commissioner shall be appointed at large.  The additional commissioners shall serve for a term of 4 or 5 years, as determined by lot.  Their successors shall serve for terms of 5 years.”.


With this change, Senate Bill 38 will have my approval. I respectfully request your concurrence.