The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.
The price tag for the copper-plated wooden doorways is part of a $50 million renovation of the Capitol.
That happened in 2011, when – with the help of a number of lame ducks – the legislature granted the governor’s wish for an income tax increase.
Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.