SB547 contained an amendment written by Representative Barbara Flynn Currie that gave the Mayor what he wanted.
He can now delay providing a the list of schools he plans to close until summer. They were supposed to be published December 1st.
Don’t be fooled by the title of the Senate Bill. It is ironically titled Sanitarium Animals. It is known as a shell bill. It just sits there waiting to be used for devious purposes. As in this case.
Update: A similar bill, HB1957, was passed unanimously by the Illinois Senate.
Read Curtis Black’s excellent report of the issue here.
STATE OF ILLINOIS NINETY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY HOUSE ROLL CALL SENATE BILL 547 COUNTIES-TB SANITARIUM-ANIMALS THIRD READING PASSED THREE-FIFTHS VOTE REQUIRED Nov 28, 2012
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