The Illinois General Assembly stands adjourned for the week. The Illinois House was in session Tuesday through Thursday considering resolutions and holding committee hearings. The Illinois Senate met Tuesday through Friday to consider Senate Bills for final passage. Today, Friday March 31, is the deadline to pass substantive Senate bills out of the Senate.
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. For over 25 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW, and IPHA is a proud partner and collaborator in these efforts.
The Illinois House was in session last week, while the Illinois Senate was not. Both chambers return to session on Tuesday, March 21. There is one week left to consider substantive House Bills for final passage in the House; Friday, March 24 is the House Third Reading deadline. Two weeks are left to consider substantive Senate Bills for passage in the Senate. The deadline to file Floor Amendments to Senate Bills is Friday, March 24 at 3pm.
The Illinois General Assembly was in session four days this week – Tuesday through Friday. The Illinois
House convenes again on Tuesday, March 14 at noon for three days. The Illinois Senate is off next week.
March 10 is the deadline to pass substantive legislation out of committee in the chamber of origin. Thousands of bills were scheduled for committee hearings this week in both chambers (roughly 817 Senate Bills and 1,157 House Bills) making for long committee hearings and long days.
APHA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, We Can Do This, have partnered to educate patients about their risk for severe COVID-19 and the availability of treatments.
Legislative priorities for the Illinois Public Health Association for the 2023 Legislative Calendar Year.
The Illinois House adjourned for the week after spending Tuesday through Thursday in session. The Senate was off this week. Both chambers return to session on Tuesday, March 7. Friday, March 10 is the deadline to pass substantive legislation out of committee in the chamber of origin.