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Hey All,

Just finished loading ALL the Illinois Veteran Service Officers

and addresses on a mailing list database. Also added the new

Illinois DVA Director, Illinois DVA Asst-Director, Governer and Mayor

of Cook County. I'm going to mail them all a synopsis of HB0273,

and see if they can also help put the word out. Hope it Helps...

Take Care,


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Pls Educate ME.....

HB0273 is now scheduled for its 3rd Property Tax, Subcommittee

Hearing on March 12, 2009 at 0910.

HB0273 has 72+ Co-Sponsors already

HB0273 has more Co-Sponsors than any other legislation going in

front of this Property Tax Subcommittee. There is 45 legislative

bills that are going to be looked at. Out of these 45 legislative bills,

there are 30 of them that only have 1 Co-Sponsor. Another 8 legislative

bills have 3 or 2 Co-Sponsors. There is a legislative bill (HB219) that has

20 Co-Sponsors.

How do they prioritize? What do /can we do to keep pushing HB0273?

On the 3rd of April is the House of Representatives DEADLINE

3rd Reading House Bills, What does that mean for HB0273?

On the 23rd of May is the Senate DEADLINE Third Reading

Substantive House Bills, what does this mean for HB0273??

Please Assist...


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Sorry Pete, I don't have an answer to any of your questions but I'm going to post

the last response I recieved from the Sponsor of the Bill Rep.Ron Stephens.

I sent him an e-mail and question the status of the HB0273 here is his answer


Thank you for your support of HB0273. This bill is still in committee. You might consider contacting Representative John Bradley, chair of the Revenue and Finance Committee as well as Speaker Madigan.

I appreciate your viewpoint and invite your continued interest and comments on various matters that will come before the legislature."

Ron Stephens

State Representative – 102nd District

Assistant Republican Leader

So I did write to Rpreentatives Bradley and Madigan ,I've still not heard from either of them! Truthfully,I'm starting to loose hope with this Bill every getting out of the House. Hope I'm wrong!!!

Take Care,Grace

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If this Legislation does not leave the House I'm going to

go goofy. How can a piece of legislation with over

72 + Co-Sponsors (more than 1/2 the house) not get

a 2nd or 3rd reading. I think there is a stall tactic that

is going on, but I am going to keep a heads up on it.

Each week it gets stalled I write more love letters to

politicians in Illinois to inform them about this veteran


I do know the following:

HB0273 - It is on the 3rd hearing in Property Tax Subcommittee

HB0273 - Has the most Co-Sponsors in that hearing

HB0273 - All the Illinois Veteran Service Officers have

been contacted concerning this legislation

with a packet in snail mail with the following:

Intro Letter

IGA Proposed legislation /synopsis on HB0273

List of Co-Sponsors and date they signed up.

HB0273 - Mailed the Governer Pat Quinn about this legislation,

and his office received the same info packet as above.

HB0273 - Mailed the Illinois Director & Assistant Director of

Veteran Affairs about this legislation, and their offices

received this same info packet as above.

HB-0273- Mailed the Illinois VFW Headquarters, Illinois American

Legion Headquarters, and Illinois The Retired Enlisted

Association (TREA) Post 90 (Waukegan) about this

legislation the same info packet as above.

Take Care


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Just got this email...It does not sound good, BUT I'm

not going to stop here....

Mr. .....,

I will join in those bills tomorrow. There are over 4,000 bills in various

stages of discussion so I can’t list them all. As for HB273, I did not

write about that yet because I don’t believe it will pass out of committee.

The Revenue Committee is the cemetery for most bills this year. I am told

several of my property tax bills and credits will not make it out of

committee nor will this one. The majority party is not open to discussion

about ways to relieve taxes or solve our budget hole.

I will continue to support property tax relief and reforms.


State Representative Robert W. Pritchard

2600 DeKalb Avenue, Suite C

Sycamore, IL 60178

815.748.3494 - Main office

815.748.4630 - Fax

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