Comptroller Mendoza: ‘No Exit Bonus’ Bill Needed After Kodatt Resignation

Comptroller Mendoza: ‘No Exit Bonus’ Bill Needed After Kodatt Resignation

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said the resignation of a recently appointed house representative, Edward Guerra Kodatt, clearly illustrates the need for her proposed “no exit bonus” bill.

“The problem is that under current state law…legislators earn a full month’s salary, even if they only serve one day in office,” Mendoza said.

Mendoza added her “no exit bonus” legislation will end the practice, and instead pro-rate a resigning lawmaker’s wages based on the days they served.

Kodatt was appointed to replace former House Speaker Mike Madigan but was urged to resign over “alleged questionable conduct.”

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