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Illinois General Assembly: HB2062 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019


The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB2062 ("freedom to disclose"): "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. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17) on Feb. 4, "creates the Freedom to Disclose Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Kelly M. Burke (D-36), Jonathan Carroll (D-57), Deb Conroy (D-46), Terra Costa Howard (D-48), Daniel Didech (D-59), Mary Edly-Allen (D-51), Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92), Anna Moeller (D-43) and Ann M. Williams (D-11).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
March 29
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 7
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Feb. 26
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
Feb. 26
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
Feb. 26
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Feb. 20
House
To Family Law Subcommittee
Feb. 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
Feb. 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
Feb. 19
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
Feb. 6
House
Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Deb Conroy
Feb. 6
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Feb. 6
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
Feb. 6
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Feb. 5
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 5
House
First Reading
Feb. 4
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

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