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Illinois General Assembly: HB3197 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 HB3197 ("gunrun&firearm traf assessment"): "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. Celina Villanueva (D-21) on Feb. 15, "amends the Crime and Traffic Assessment Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representative also co-sponsored the bill: Terra Costa Howard (D-48).

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 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
March 5
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Feb. 15
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 15
House
First Reading
Feb. 15
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Celina Villanueva

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