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Illinois General Assembly: HB221 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019

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The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB221 ("bail reform opt out"): "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. Steven Reick (R-63) on Jan. 2, "amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Terri Bryant (R-115), Andrew S. Chesney (R-89), David McSweeney (R-52), Chris Miller (R-110), Grant Wehrli (R-41) and Patrick Windhorst (R-118).

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
Feb. 19
House
To Sentencing, Penalities and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
Feb. 7
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
Feb. 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
Feb. 1
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
Jan. 29
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Jan. 28
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
Jan. 25
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Jan. 25
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
Jan. 24
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Jan. 9
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Jan. 9
House
First Reading
Jan. 2
House
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Steven Reick

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