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Illinois General Assembly: HB3409 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 HB3409 ("fire marshal-ethylene oxide"): "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. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23) on Feb. 15, "amends the State Fire Marshal Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Terra Costa Howard (D-48), Daniel Didech (D-59), Mary Edly-Allen (D-51), Joyce Mason (D-61) and Rita Mayfield (D-60).

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

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
May 28
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
May 22
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
April 30
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
March 29
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
March 5
House
Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee
Feb. 15
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 15
House
First Reading
Feb. 15
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

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