House Approves Drug Price Gouging Bill, Now Heads to Senate
The Illinois House of Representatives moved House Bill 3957 to the Senate on Wednesday, a bill blocking drug price gouging on off-patent and generic drugs.
Consideration was postponed on the bill during a third reading frenzy before the legislature’s spring break last month. Democrats adjourned that April 18 without having enough members to move it forward despite having a super-majority in the chamber.
Wednesday’s vote proved to be much less dramatic and advanced on a 84-25 bipartisan vote. House Minority Leader Tony McCombie and Rep. Mike Coffey, R-Springfield, joined Democrats in supporting the legislation.