September 10, 2007
Honorable Members of the
Illinois House of Representatives
Pursuant to Article IV, Section
9(b) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby veto House Bill 1921,
entitled “AN ACT concerning State government.” I recognize and appreciate the hard work of all the
sponsors in passing this legislation and support the objective of providing additional
resources for the purchase of emergency response equipment. In fact, I have
demonstrated support in the past by creating and funding the fire truck
revolving loan fund. However, House Bill 1921 achieves this worthy objective by
diverting resources from a revenue source that supports the long-term care
needs of Illinois citizens.
this reason, I hereby veto and return House Bill 1921.