Upcoming Veto Session 
Governor Rauner signed 529 new laws in the spring and summer of 2018. A total of 612 bills passed both houses; meaning almost 90 percent of them were signed, but 83 bills were vetoed.

Fifty-three of the vetoes were “total vetoes,” which means that the veto must be overridden with three-fifths majorities in both houses in order to become law; and 30 of the vetoes were “amendatory vetoes,” in which the Governor suggested additional, amendatory, or supplementary language to change a bill. These changes can be minor or could result in a nearly complete rewrite of the bill. In cases of amendatory vetoes, both houses of the General Assembly can accept the Governor’s language by simple majority. However in nearly four years Speaker Madigan has yet to call for a vote on an amendatory veto, instead choosing to attempt to completely override the Governor. 

Both houses will convene in Springfield on the Tuesday following Election Day to consider the Governor's vetoes. All 118 House seats are up for election on November 6th and with a nearly historic amount of State Representatives NOT running for re-election this year, including 13 of the 51 House Republicans, the start of the 101st General Assembly in January will have a dramatically different look than the previous one.