House Starts Schedule of Spring 2015 Hearings

Under the Rules of the House, all House bills and most amendments are looked at and debated by committees. Members of these committees have been named previously, but the panels themselves started to meet and hear testimony and remarks from advocates and witnesses this week. House committees can approve a bill, reject a bill, or hold the bill for further debate.

Potential committee actions are posted in the General Assembly Dashboard prior to each committee hearing and Illinois voters are welcome to follow issues they are interested in. In some cases, voter-advocates may need to submit a position for or against a bill. Persons interested in staking out an online position on a posted bill should register on the ILGA Dashboard. Consult the Dashboard FAQ for further guidance on the registration process.