#rsrh Interesting: Illinois’ HB3659 is not yet signed.

That is the Internet sales tax bill that, once signed, will cause Amazon.com to immediately eliminate its affiliate program in Illinois (because Democrats don’t read Aesop, apparently); anyway, it went to the Governor on January 10th, and it still hasn’t been signed yet.

Just put in a call to find out if this is normal; it’ll be interesting if it is not.

[UPDATE] The Governor’s office called back; there’s a sixty day window for Illinois bills after they get sent to his office.  If he doesn’t sign within that period, it becomes a law anyway.  No time frame on when he’d sign it, if he does, but ten days isn’t anything unusual.


  • Carolyn Wolthusen says:

    Hasn’t signed the death penalty ban either, or so I believe. Perhaps he wants all of the stink to occur at the same time.

  • Jay says:

    Do they have a pocket veto? How long do bills get to languish in limbo.

  • Aruges says:

    If he’s not going to veto, they they will just become law without his signature after a period. It’s jut like the Federal Gov. The IL legislative session just started for the year, so a pocket veto is not possible.

    Quin either can’t be bothered to sign the bills, doesn’t want to have his name on the legislation (but still let them become law), or is angling behind the scenes for some sort of payoff. (“I just might veto this if you guys don’t make it worth my while”)

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