2020 End of Session Report
2020 will go down as a once in a lifetime legislative session. What started off with promise of a robust legislative agenda, was placed largely on hold with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pre-pandemic, the year was shaping up to be mainly about energy and technology. Like every other aspect of society, the disease reshaped priorities and the last week of session focused on health care and employment law issues. Despite these challenges, the Chamber was able to help preserve essential capital appropriations, prevent pharmaceutical price control, negotiate favorable workers' compensation and unemployment insurance changes in an unfavorable climate, prevent the business killing Clean Energy Jobs Act, and saw the first override of a Governor Pritzker veto. Click on the full report below to learn more.