Illinois lawmakers have a combined total of more than one-thousand-one-hundred-sixty bills in the House and Senate. There are more than two hundred combined resolutions in both chambers, all coming ahead of the governor’s state of the state address on Wednesday.
Some of the measures deal with education, technology, policing, property and sales taxes, criminal and civil law, firearms and even measures to change the state’s various pension systems from defined benefit packages to self managed plans. Many other measures filed in both chambers are what are considered shell bills, or bills making minor technical changes opening up various laws for debate. Both chambers are back in session this week and are set to hear Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address on Wednesday at Noon.