Honorable Members of the Illinois House of Representatives,
message, I am returning House Bill 547 with a specific recommendation for
While I am
supportive of the general principles embodied in this legislation, it
nevertheless contains certain provisions that require modification. One
provision conditions agency rulemaking authority on compliance with the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and the procedures of the Joint Committee
on Administrative Rules. This is a remnant of a controversy involving my
predecessor’s administration. This conflict has been resolved. When
I approved House Bill 398, I committed my administration to upholding the law
and respecting the constitutionally protected powers of each branch of
government. My approval of, and adherence to, House Bill 398 (now Public
Act # 96-0002) renders the rulemaking conditions set forth in this bill
redundant. It is time to move past the battles between my predecessor and
members of the General Assembly. I am, therefore, deleting this language
from the bill.
pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I
hereby return House Bill 547, entitled “AN ACT concerning State government.”,
with the following specific recommendation for change:
on page 11, by
deleting lines 3 through 8.
With this change, House Bill 547 will have my approval.
I respectfully request your concurrence.