The following actions were taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB203 ("no representation without pop"): "House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee" and "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee".
The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.
In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.
The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8) on Dec. 19, 2018, "creates the No Representation Without Population Act," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40), Luis Arroyo (D-3), Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14), John C. D'Amico (D-15), William Davis (D-30), Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33), Sara Feigenholtz (D-12), Mary E. Flowers (D-31), Robyn Gabel (D-18), Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17), Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92), Gregory Harris (D-13), Barbara Hernandez (D-83), Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24), Jay Hoffman (D-113), Frances Ann Hurley (D-35), Thaddeus Jones (D-29), Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16), Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84), Camille Y. Lilly (D-78), Theresa Mah (D-2), Joyce Mason (D-61), Rita Mayfield (D-60), Martin J. Moylan (D-55), Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1), Justin Slaughter (D-27), Nicholas K. Smith (D-34), Anne Stava-Murray (D-81), André Thapedi (D-32), Arthur Turner (D-9), Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7), Maurice A. West, II (D-67), Jawaharial Williams (D-10) and Michael J. Zalewski (D-23).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Assigned to Executive Committee
Referred to Rules Committee
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford