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Illinois General Assembly: HB2286 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee


By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019


The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB2286 ("no taxpayer funding abortion"): "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. Thomas Morrison (R-54) on Feb. 8, "creates the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Amy Grant (R-42) and Chris Miller (R-110).

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

March 29
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 12
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
Feb. 27
To Informed Consent Subcommittee
Feb. 25
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
Feb. 20
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
Feb. 19
Assigned to Human Services Committee
Feb. 13
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 13
First Reading
Feb. 8
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison

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