Monday, November 18, 2019
Illinois General Assembly: HB221 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
To Sentencing, Penalities and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Referred to Rules Committee
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Steven Reick
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