Weekly Legislative Summary – January 27, 2017

The 100th General Assembly was sworn-in on January 11th, starting several weeks of reorganization.  The Senate has formed a new Telecommunications Committee, recognizing that the State’s Telecommunications Act is scheduled for a rewrite.  The House has made numerous changes to the committee structure, most significant for the Energy Industry is the elimination of the Special Committee on Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Committee membership has been finalized in the Senate, but not in the House.

The House and Senate both returned to Springfield on Tuesday of this week. The House was in Session Tuesday and Wednesday, with the Senate in Session Tuesday through Thursday.