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PUBLIC ACT 98-0599
Pension Legislation – How Illinois Legislators Voted
December 2013
Pension Legislation

As you likely know, the General Assembly passed and the Governor signed legislation to put into effect changes in the pension systems for state workers and retirees. Although there has been much commentary about options for changes over the last two years, the legislation that was approved for the changes was processed very quickly.

A 327 page Conference Committee Report on SB 1 was discussed by the Conference Committee of the General Assembly, presented to both chambers of the General Assembly, and passed by both chambers of the General Assembly all in one day on December 3. The Governor signed the legislation on December 5. It is now referred to as Public Act 98-0599 and will take effect starting June 1, 2014.

In the House of Representatives, 60 of the 118 Representatives were needed for it to pass; it received 62 yes votes. In the Senate, 30 of the 59 Senators were needed for it to pass; it received 30 yes votes.

If your Senator or Representative voted yes for this legislation, then they voted in favor of reducing (diminishing) the retirement annuity of state retirees. You should let them know that it was wrong to do that.

If your Senator or Representative voted no for the legislation because they wanted to protect the retirement annuity of state retirees from being diminished, thank them for their support. If they voted no because they wanted the retirement annuity of state retirees to be diminished even more, let them know it was wrong to want that.

If you are unsure why your Senator or Representative voted no, you should call their office and ask why they voted no on the legislation for Public Act 98-0599.

How They Voted

The listings below show how members of the General Assembly voted on the Conference Committee Report for Senate Bill 1 (Public Act 98-0599).
 
Representatives who voted yes:
Aceveda
Andrade
Anthony
Arroyo
Bellock
Bradley
Burke, D.
Burke, K.
Cassidy
Chapa LaVia
Conroy
Crespo
Currie
D’Amico
Davis, M.
Demmer
Drury
Dunkin
Durkin
Evans
Farnham
Feigenholtz
Fine
Flowers
Gabel
Golar
Harris, G.
Hatcher
Hernandez
Hurley
Jones
Kifowit
Lang
Leitch
Madigan, Spkr.
Manley
McAsey
McAuliffe
Mitchell, C.
Moylan
Mussman
Nekritz
Osmond
Reboletti
Sandack
Schmitz
Senger
Sente
Soto
Sullivan
Tabares
Thapedi
Tracy
Turner
Verschoore
Walsh
Welch
Wheeler
Williams
Willis
Yingling
Zalewski
 
Representatives who voted no:
Beiser
Berrios
Bost
Brady
Brauer
Brown
Cabello
Cavaletto
Cloonen
Costello
Cross
Davidsmeyer
Davis, W.
DeLuca
Ford
Fortner
Franks
Halbrook
Hammond
Harms
Harris, D.
Hays
Ives
Jackson
Jakobsson
Jefferson
Kay
Lilly
Martwick
Mautino
Mayfield
McSweeny
Meier
Mitchell, B.
Moffitt
Morrison
Phelps
Pihos
Poe
Pritchard
Reis
Riley
Rita
Rosenthal
Scherer
Sims
Smiddy
Smith
Sommer
Sosnowski
Stewart
Tryon
Unes
 
Representative who voted present:

Gordon-Booth      
 
Representatives who did not vote because they were absent:

Hoffman Kosel    
 
Senators who voted yes:

Althoff
Biss
Brady
Connelly
Cullerton, Pres.
Cunningham
Harmon
Hunter
Jacobs
Jones, E.
Kotowski
LaHood
Landek
Martinez
McConnaughay
McGuire
Morrison
Mulroe
Munoz
Murphy
Oberweis
Radogno
Raoul
Rezin
Sandoval
Silverstein
Stadelman
Steans
Syverson
Van Pelt
 
Senators who voted no:

Barickman
Bertino-Tarrant
Bivins
Bush
Cullerton, T.
Delgado
Dillard
Duffy
Forby
Frerichs
Haine
Holmes
Hutchinson
Koehler
Lightford
Link
Luechtefeld
Manar
McCann
McCarter
Noland
Righter
Rose
Sullivan
 
Senators who voted present:

Collins Harris Hasting  
 
Senators who did not vote:

Clayborn Trotter