August 14, 2009
To the Honorable Members of the
Illinois House of Representatives
96th General Assembly
I hereby veto House Bill 208.
My decision to veto this legislation reflects a technical, rather than a substantive, disagreement. This bill is duplicative of Article 10 of House Bill 2424, which I signed into law on July 13, 2009 and has become Public Act 96-37. Nevertheless, I would like to commend the sponsors for their work on this important issue.
Therefore, pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(b) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I return House Bill 208 to the House of Representatives, where it originated, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.