Live Coverage of Illinois House of Representatives for April 17, 2013

Three days until deadline to pass bills out of the House to the Senate. Check back here at 10:30 AM today for Live coverage of House session.

If there are bills you are tracking and they've passed in the House they are now headed to Senate Executive Committee. Senate sponsors will "pick-up" bills and most will be be assigned to standing committees.

Like the House Rules Committee, the Senate Executive Committee can decide not to assign bills to a standing committee, in that case the bill is effectively dead.

To follow a bill's status go to the Illinois General Assembly website and find the box under "By Number" (in the left column of the page) enter the bill number of the legislation you are following and click the "Go" button.