The Illinois General Assembly is the branch of government responsible for amending, repealing, or passing laws. It is made up of two chambers, the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate. The General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. This branch of government also approves the state budget, confirms appointments to state departments and agencies, acts on amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and proposes state constitutional amendments. The General Assembly was created in 1818. One term of the General Assembly is 2 years. We are currently in the 103rd General Assembly.