Confirmation came from Senate President John Cullerton’s office yesterday morning: The chamber will convene Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to take up Governor Bruce Rauner’s SB1 amendatory veto.

Later in the afternoon, House Speaker Mike Madigan tossed a wet blanket on the annual Governor’s Day at the State Fair, calling for the chamber to convene on the same day. His schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m., Aug. 16: House Approp. Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, Room 114
  • 11:00 a.m., Aug. 16: House to convene a floor session

After House Democrats held a mock-hearing of Rauner’s SB1 amendatory vetoes during a meeting of the House Appropriations-Primary and Secondary Education Committee in Chicago, Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) took to the airwaves for yet another SB1 advocacy presser, this time with Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria).

Finally, Rauner held two bill signings yesterday: Sen. Pres. Pro Tempore Don Harmon’s (D-Oak Park) SB8, a procurement omnibus, and SB1413 from Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) which waives birth certificate duplicate fees for those recently released from jail.