2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 25 - LEGISLATURE
25 ILCS 25/ - Pre-Filing of Bills Act.

(25 ILCS 25/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.21)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Pre-Filing of Bills Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3120.)


(25 ILCS 25/2) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.22)
Sec. 2. For the purpose of this Act the following terms have the meanings ascribed to them:
"Bill" means legislation drafted in the form of an act for introduction into either the House of Representatives or the Senate of the General Assembly.
"Opening day" means the day fixed by the Illinois Constitution for the convening of a regular session of the General Assembly.
"Filing period" means that period of time commencing November 30 next preceding opening day of the session for which the bill is filed under this Act and continuing up to but not including such opening day.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3120.)


(25 ILCS 25/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.23)
Sec. 3. A member of the Senate may file a bill by mail or in person, according to the appropriate rules of the Senate and after the bill has been approved as to form by the Legislative Reference Bureau, with the Secretary of the Senate at any time during the filing period. Upon receiving such bill, the Secretary of the Senate shall immediately cause such bill to be printed and made available to all members of the General Assembly and to the public according to the rules and practices in such matter of the General Assembly next preceding the one for which the bill is filed.
The Secretary of the Senate shall assign numbers to the bills in the order in which such bills are filed with him.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 705.)


(25 ILCS 25/3.1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.23-1)
Sec. 3.1. A member of the House of Representatives may file a bill by mail or in person, according to the appropriate rules of the House of Representatives and, after the bill has been approved as to form by the Legislative Reference Bureau, with the Clerk of the House at any time during the filing period. Upon receiving such bill, the Clerk of the House shall immediately cause such bill to be printed and made available to all members of the General Assembly and to the public according to the rules and practices in such matter of the General Assembly next preceding the one for which the bill is filed.
The Clerk of the House shall assign numbers to the bills in the order in which such bills are filed with him.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 705.)


(25 ILCS 25/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.24)
Sec. 4. Bills filed during the filing period with the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House are deemed automatically introduced on the opening day of the General Assembly session which next succeeds the last day of the filing period for such bills.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 66.)


(25 ILCS 25/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.25)
Sec. 5. The expenses of printing of bills pursuant to this Act shall be paid out of the regular appropriation of the Legislative Printing Unit.
(Source: P.A. 88-656, eff. 9-16-94.)


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