Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) has filed a bill that would eliminate the rule that allows Illinois legislators to continue to draw their state paychecks during a budget impasse.
The bill, HB 4244, says that the Comptroller would not be able to pay the salaries of any member of the General Assembly, unless…
(i) a budget has been passed by the General Assembly and approved by the Governor and (ii) all State employees are eligible to be paid pursuant to the budget approved by the Governor. Further provides a statement of intent. Effective immediately.
The bill has not, as of this post, been acted upon in any way by the House.