August 25, 2017



To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois Senate,

100th General Assembly:


Today, I return Senate Bill 1462 with specific recommendations for change.

It is encouraging to see the General Assembly recognize that filing fees, permit costs and licensing burdens all serve to discourage and slow down job creation. However, arbitrarily waiving fees for three vaguely defined industries without justification for picking economic winners and losers is not good economic policy; if these benefits are to be provided, they should be provided equally across the board.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(e) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 1462, entitled “AN ACT concerning State government,” with the following specific recommendations for change:

On page 1, by replacing lines 19 and 20 with: “entrepreneurs in starting new businesses by providing”; and


On page 2, line 14, by replacing lines 14 through 16 with “(c) (blank).”.

With these changes, Senate Bill 1462 will have my approval. I respectfully request your concurrence.



Bruce Rauner