August 14, 2007



To the Honorable Members of the

Illinois House of Representatives

95th General Assembly


Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return

House Bill 3578, entitled “AN ACT concerning public employee benefits,” with the following specific recommendations for change:


on page 4, line 15, by replacing “only to” with “to all”; and


on page 4, line 16 through 18, by replacing “on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly” with “, unless the county officer is currently vested in the plan of optional benefits and contributions authorized under this Section”.


With these changes, House Bill 3578 will have my approval. I respectfully request your concurrence.