Rep. Ann Williams and Sen. Robert Martwick are sponsoring a new bill that would allow the General Assembly to conduct business remotely.

A new bill filed on Monday seeks to allow the General Assembly to conduct business remotely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies.

Sponsored by Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) and Sen. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago), the legislation (HB 5868) comes months after a similar measure narrowly failed in the House and just weeks ahead of the legislature’s anticipated return to Springfield.

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