January 5, 2018

The 100th General Assembly remains adjourned until later this month.  The Illinois House will reconvene January 23rd.  The Illinois Senate will reconvene on January 30th.  The bill drafting deadline for both chambers is February 2nd.  The deadline to file substantive legislation in both chambers is February 16th. Members in both chambers are filing legislation for consideration during the 2018 legislative session.
State Representative Lou Lang filed legislation this week (HB4214) to legalize and regulate sports betting in Illinois.   The bill is a shell bill at this time and does not yet contain substantive language.
The Illinois House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and IT Committee created a new subcommittee on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers.  The cryptocurrency subcommittee will be chaired by Representative Mike Zalewski.  Representative Zalewski has been working on legislative oversight of Bitcoin and the blockchain to ensure the innovative economic tools can be fully and securely implemented in Illinois.  The subcommittee is intended to be a vehicle for policymakers to better understand Bitcoin technology.
On January 22nd, committees in both the House and Senate will be conducting a joint hearing to discuss legislation to create the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (SB316 , HB2353 ).  The hearing will be held at 10am in Room C600 in the Bilandic Building in Chicago.
Committees in both the House and the Senate will be holding subject matter hearings in the coming weeks to discuss the redesign of the hospital assessment program.  Below is a complete listing of hearing information on these and other upcoming committee hearings.

 

Upcoming House Hearings:
1/9/2018
10:00 AM
Veterans’ Affairs Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Quincy Veterans’ Home Legionella Outbreak and Response.
JOINT HEARING WITH SENATE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
1/11/2018
2:00 PM
Appropriations-Human Services Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: HFS and IHA presentation on the redesign of the hospital assessment program.
1/12/2018
11:00 AM
Mental Health Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Addiction Parity
1/18/2018
10:00 AM
Appropriations-Human Services Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: HFS and IHA presentation on the redesign of the hospital assessment program.
1/19/2018
10:00 AM
Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: CPS’ Special Education Policy
Upcoming Senate Hearings:
1/9/2018
10:00 AM
Veterans Affairs
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: Quincy Veterans Home Legionella Outbreak and Response
JOINT HEARING WITH HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1/18/2018
10:00 AM
Appropriations I
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: HFS and IHA presentation of the redesign of the Hospital Assessment Program.
JOINT HEARING WITH HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS- HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
1/22/2018
10:00 AM
Appropriations I
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: Public Health and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. SB 316, HB 2353
Joint Hearing with Senate Public Health Committee, House Appropriations- Public Safety Committee, House Mental Health Committee, and House Health and Healthcare Disparities Committee
10:00 AM
Public Health
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: Public Health and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. SB 316, HB 2353
Joint Hearing with Senate Appropriations I Committee, House Appropriations- Public Safety Committee, House Mental Health Committee, and House Health and Healthcare Disparities Committee
2018 Key Session Dates:
January 31: Governor’s State of the State Address
February 2:  LRB Deadline, both chambers
February 14: Governor’s Budget Address
February 16:  Bill Introduction Deadline, both chambers
March 20: Primary Election
April 13:  Committee Deadline, both chambers
April 27: Third Reading Deadline for bills in first chamber, both chambers
May 11:  Senate Committee Deadline, House Bills
May 18: House Committee Deadline, Senate Bills
May 25: Third Reading Deadline for bills in second chamber, both chambers
May 31:   Adjournment