CHICAGO (CBS) — A hot button agenda and a ticking clock in Springfield.
Illinois lawmakers have a lot to get done before they go home Friday.
With Friday being the last day of the spring session, Illinois lawmakers have a lot on their plates. At issue for house members are the budget, abortion rights, expanded gambling and the legalization of recreational marijuana.
HB-1438 was declared passed and forwarded to the House floor around midnight. The Judiciary Committee approved the bill by a vote of 13 to 6. It was the first thing brought up by a vote on the House floor Friday morning before a recess.
The bill would allow the purchase and possession of small amounts of marijuana and cannabis products. Also the bill would clear arrest records for most marijuana-related crimes.