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Illinois General Assembly: HB3715 actions on Feb. 19

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By Local Labs News Service | Feb 20, 2019


The following actions were taken on Feb. 19 in the House on House bill HB3715 ("epa-microplastics"): "Referred to Rules Committee", "First Reading" and "Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick".

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, occasionally leading to objections from the minority party that just a few legislators from the majority have the power to completely kill their legislation. Minority party members have objected that this makes it difficult or impossible for them to represent their constituents.

The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97) on Feb. 19, "amends the Environmental Protection Act" and "requires that the Agency define "microplastics" and examine the role of microplastics in public drinking water," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Jeff Keicher (R-70) and Grant Wehrli (R-41).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through Feb. 19.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
March 5
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
March 5
House
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
March 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Feb. 25
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
Feb. 19
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 19
House
First Reading
Feb. 19
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick

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