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Full Text of SB0047  96th General Assembly

July 7, 2008

August 24, 2009


To the Honorable Members of the

Illinois Senate

96th General Assembly


I hereby return Senate Bill 47 with my specific recommendation for change. I thank the sponsors for their hard work on this legislation. This bill addresses the important issue of transparency and for goods, supplies, or services for State awarded contracts to be posted to the Comptroller’s website.  While the issue of transparency is essential, the Central Management Services, the State’s procurement agency, does not utilize the same measurement system (metric units) to order good, supplies or services and might not have the information readily available.


Therefore, pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 47, entitled “AN ACT concerning finance”, with the following specific recommendations for change:


On page 1, line 19—after the word “thereafter.”, inserting “When available, for each State contract for goods,” and replacing “For each State contract for goods,”.


With these changes, Senate Bill 47 will have my approval.  I respectfully request your concurrence.