If I am working on an Illinois legislative history, where can I find committee reports or hearings?
House Committee hearings are recorded (beginning in 1975) and you can request audio tapes of the hearings from the Office of the Clerk of the House at 217-782-8100 ($5.00 each). The Senate does not tape its committee hearings.
Committee reports are not generally available. If there is a report, you can find reference to it in the Illinois House or Senate Journals in the "Record of Bills" section in the last volume of the respective volume of the Illinois House or Senate Journals by checking under the column "Report of Committee" and "Other Proceedings." Note, even if there is a report, it is probably brief and may only report the committee vote recommending passage.
Updated: Jul 26, 2017