Friday, April 3, 2009

Senate Bill 2149 Still Without Vote on Third Reading

As previously reported, Senate Bill 2149 proposes significant procedural amendments to the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. Today is the last day for the State Senate to take up a vote on the Third Reading of a bill. In legislative parlance, each bill requires three readings (the third calls for passage of a bill), but since the Senate elected not to go in session today, the deadline has passed for bills to be voted on during this regular session.

SB 2149 was placed on the calendar for third reading over a week ago but it did not come up for a vote last evening when the Senate adjourned at nearly 10:00 p.m. The chief sponsor of the bill has requested of the Senate President an extension of time to call for a third reading of SB 2149 so it still is possible the bill will be presented for a full vote during this regular session of the General Assembly. The Senate is back in session on April 21.

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