August 25, 2017
To the Honorable
The Illinois House of
I veto House Bill 3897 from the 100th General Assembly, which will impose a new
regulatory burden on Illinois businesses.
Bill 3897 would create a new mandate on businesses throughout Illinois. The
State of Illinois already suffers from a bloated administrative code.
Illinoisans will spend at least $250 million in direct license fee costs and
fill out more than 4 million pages of paperwork for state agencies over the
next decade. Miring small and new businesses in red tape hinders their growth
and makes Illinois less competitive than its peers.
the face of a swollen administrative state, all new legislation mandating more
rules and regulations should be held to the highest scrutiny. House Bill 3897
fails to pass this test.
pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I
hereby return House Bill 3897, entitled “AN ACT concerning safety,” with the
foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.