Thousands of bills are introduced in Springfield each year, and a few of them even become laws. Here’s a look at a few which have passed the House unanimously and move to the Senate.
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One would make it easier to crowdfund startup businesses. The sponsor, State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), says the bill would allow entrepreneurs to sell shares to interested businesses. “We can allow another way to get capital. This bill allows an entrepreneur to raise up to $4 million with audited financials. It allows a non-accredited investor the ability to invest $5,000 in a business.” One would provide for a discount card for veterans and military members at participating businesses.Another would limit an outgoing governor's ability to make appointments to appointments that last no more than 60 days past that governor’s term in office. That was inspired by Gov. Pat Quinn’s last days in office, during which he named his campaign manager to head the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.