Legislative Update for April 2, 2015
Welcome to the IAHPERD Legislative Update Center
We have reached spring recess for legislators in Springfield. Our legislators return to Springfield on April 14th. The next two weeks would be a great time to visit your legislators while they are in their home districts. All of the bills that we have been following have not made it out of committee by the deadline. However, this does not mean that we are in the clear. A legislator could ask for a bill extension. This means that the bill could be heard past the deadline. A bill may also appear as an amendment to a different piece of legislation that did make it out of committee. If an amendment occurs the legislation that we have been following will be assigned a different bill number.
Needless to say the next two months will be very challenging for our governmental affairs team to monitor all of the legislation. We will continue to update IAHPERD members on pertinent legislation. Be ready to act swiftly because the timeline to pass legislation is becoming very tight.
Thank you for diligence during the first half of the session. We will need the same level of collaboration during the second half.