State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 for the final week of the fall veto session. Issues that could come up during the scheduled three-day session include a property tax freeze, gun control measures, law enforcement being allowed to continue to use an eavesdropping device during investigations, credit agencies not being allowed to charge consumers who place or take off a security freeze on their credit report, and mandatory sexual harassment training for lawmakers, staff, and lobbyists, among other issues.
Overriding a veto requires a two-thirds vote of the members in either chamber, at which point the bill would become law. If a bill does not receive the necessary two-thirds vote, then the override will fail. Lawmakers also have the option to simply not act on a vetoed bill, and the bill is considered “dead.”
Lawmakers are expected to return to Springfield in January to begin a five-month legislative session.