CHICAGO (CBS) — Will 2017 be a rerun of 2011?

We’re talking about a state income tax increase, outgoing lawmakers helped pass on their last day of service. WBBM’s Dave Dahl reports.

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“Didn’t (then-Gov.) Pat Quinn teach us the failure of an income tax increase, also the failure of an income tax increase at the last minute?” State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) asked.

The state’s income tax went from three percent to five, partly with the help of lame ducks who waddled into the Quinn administration.

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Not wanting a repeat, McSweeney has a resolution urging lawmakers to oppose a lame-duck tax increase.

Another lawmaker, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo), appearing with McSweeney at a statehouse news conference, said the answer is a constitutional amendment making such an increase pass by a three fifths super-majority, not a simple majority.

“Lame duck sessions should not be used for eleventh-hour tax increases – period,” said Franks.

The next General Assembly is sworn in Jan. 11, 2017.

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As it stands now, a bill needs only a simple majority to pass if the vote is between Jan. 1 and the inauguration.