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Illinois General Assembly: HB361 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 HB361 ("government ethics-penalties"): "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. Grant Wehrli (R-41) on Jan. 16, "amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representative also co-sponsored the bill: Margo McDermed (R-37).

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

March 29
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 14
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
Feb. 8
To Constitutional Law Subcommittee
Feb. 5
Assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
Jan. 18
Referred to Rules Committee
Jan. 18
First Reading
Jan. 16
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Grant Wehrli

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