The Illinois House of Representatives will reconvene today at 2pm. Primary business of the House during its first week of the 2024 session will be to hear newly introduced bills on “first reading” for assignment to House committees.
House members are pushing to get their bills drafted and introduced for consideration this spring. The House bill introduction deadline is Friday, February 9. Bills introduced by the deadline date can be assigned to standing committees.
After the bills are introduced, Governor Pritzker will present his FY25 budget and deliver a State of the State address to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly. The State of the State/Budget Address day will be Wednesday, February 21. The House will then swing into a series of hearings for committee bill action. House bills are often amended extensively in committee before floor action. The Illinois House has posted its schedule for spring 2024. It can be found here: 2024_House_Spring_Session.pdf (ilga.gov)