Illinois Legislative History

Legislative history refers to the chronology of events, statements and documents occurring as a bill progresses towards becoming law. A statute's true intent may be discerned by studying remarks made by sponsor(s) of legislation as to intent in introducing a bill, or by examining the comments of other legislators as to their understanding of a bill's purpose.  While some Illinois legal materials are retained in print-on-paper in the Library, you will find the most current and searchable information on the Illinois General Assembly web site:

Information on researching Illinois Legislative History is provided by the Legislative Reference Bureau:

Xiaotian Chen
Electronic Services Librarian

Library 102
(309) 677-2839