Final Week of Veto Session begins Nov. 27, dates for incoming General Assembly, Governor set

Lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 27 for the final week of the Fall Veto Session to take further action on a number of pieces of legislation that were either vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner or amenditorily vetoed by him. 

Last week, the Senate passed legislation that would increase the age from 18 to 21 for individuals to purchase cigarettes or other tobacco products. The Senate also passed legislation that would put more regulations in place for car and ride-sharing companies and put them on equal footing with car rental companies. Both those measures move to the House of Representatives for further action. 

Meanwhile, the new General Assembly will be sworn into office Jan. 9 and Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker will be sworn into office Jan. 14.

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