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Illinois General Assembly: HJRCA12 actions on Jan. 28

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 29, 2019

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The following actions were taken on Jan. 28 in the House on House bill HJRCA12 ("legislature-officer limits"): "Referred to Rules Committee" and "Read in Full a First Time".

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. Tim Butler (R-87) on Jan. 25, "proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Thomas M. Bennett (R-106), Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14), Tom Demmer (R-90), Jeff Keicher (R-70), Margo McDermed (R-37), Chris Miller (R-110), Mike Murphy (R-99), Grant Wehrli (R-41) and Patrick Windhorst (R-118).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through Jan. 28.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
Feb. 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
Feb. 13
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Feb. 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
Feb. 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
Feb. 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
Jan. 31
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
Jan. 31
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
Jan. 31
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Jan. 31
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
Jan. 31
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Jan. 28
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Jan. 28
House
Read in Full a First Time
Jan. 25
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Tim Butler

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