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Illinois General Assembly: HB2703 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 HB2703 ("elec code-isbe transparency"): "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. Ann M. Williams (D-11) on Feb. 14, "amends the Election Code," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Carol Ammons (D-103), Luis Arroyo (D-3), Kelly M. Burke (D-36), Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14), Deb Conroy (D-46), Sara Feigenholtz (D-12), Robyn Gabel (D-18), Will Guzzardi (D-39), Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16), Theresa Mah (D-2), Martin J. Moylan (D-55), Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86) and Maurice A. West, II (D-67).

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 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
March 8
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
March 7
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
March 6
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Feb. 28
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
Feb. 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
Feb. 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
Feb. 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Feb. 26
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Feb. 26
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Feb. 26
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
Feb. 21
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Feb. 21
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Feb. 14
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 14
House
First Reading
Feb. 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Feb. 14
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams

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