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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi sponsors or co-sponsors 67 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 1, 2019

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Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi (R-47) sponsored 35 bills in the first quarter of 2019, one less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 32 bills, 27 less than the average, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the first quarter, 119 representatives sponsored legislation, with Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) sponsoring the most with 940 bills. There were 119 representatives that co-sponsored legislation, with Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) co-sponsoring 169 bills, more than any other representative.

When a bill is introduced to the House, the clerk reads the bill title before the House and it is automatically referred to the Rules Committee. If the Rules Committee thinks that the bill merits further consideration, it is assigned to another committee. If the committee reports favorably on the bill to the House, or if the committee has been discharged with respect to the bill, the bill will be ready for its second reading before the House.

According to House rules, a bill can be passed only after the House clerk has read the bill before the House on three separate days. However, many bills are introduced as shell bills in order to circumvent the rule requiring three readings before they can be passed. These shell bills, which are far more common in Illinois than in other states, are created with the purpose of beginning the often lengthy process of passing a new piece of legislation. But since they would only make trivial or meaningless changes in the law in the form that they initially appear, they are either left to die or are later changed to something more substantive that can be rushed to passage without bothering with procedure. This has the unfortunate effect of leading to laws that may not have been debated or discussed sufficiently.

Representatives that sponsor an inordinately large number of bills are often sponsoring many shell bills.

The following table shows the bills that Mazzochi sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Feb. 6
HUMAN TRAFFICKING OFFENSES
Feb. 8
PROP TX-INVESTIGATION
Feb. 11
FORENSIC EVIDENCE
Feb. 13
ST POLICE-FORENSIC SERVICES
Feb. 13
ELEC CODE-VOTER SIGNATURE
Feb. 13
WESTERN CIVILIZATION DEGREE
Feb. 13
ELEC CODE-VOTER ROLLS/CENSUS
Feb. 13
SUICIDE PREVENTION-THERAPY
Feb. 13
HIGHER ED-TUITION REPORT
Feb. 13
ELEC CODE-DECEASED VOTER
Feb. 13
LOBBY REGISTRATION-SURCHARGE
Feb. 13
DHFS-PUB AID-SUBROGATION RIGHT
Feb. 13
STATE MANDATES-REIMBURSEMENT
Feb. 14
REPRESENT CORP-ADMIN HEARING
Feb. 15
INS CD-CANCER SCREENINGS
Feb. 15
TOBACCO-UNDER 21-LICENSE
Feb. 15
COMMUNITY LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
Feb. 15
COUNTIES-ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
Feb. 15
CIV PRO-INVOLUNTARY DISMISSAL
Feb. 15
IMDMA-GUARDIAN AD LITEM
Feb. 15
WATER-ANDROGEN/ESTROGEN
Feb. 15
MUNI CD-RESTRICTIVE ZONING
Feb. 15
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 15
INS CODE-PHARM BENEFIT MANAGER
Feb. 15
INS CODE-PAYMENT TRANSPARENCY
Feb. 15
PUBLIC SAFETY CONSENT DECREES
Feb. 15
IDPH-DISINFECTION INCENTIVE
Feb. 15
UNEMPLOY-CONTRIBUTE QUARTERLY
Feb. 8
HEALTH INSURANCE TASK FORCE
Feb. 8
TASK FORCE-SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Feb. 13
CONAMEND-PENSION RIGHTS
Feb. 8
CONGRATS-CHIEF DAVID WEISS
Feb. 13
COMMEND-COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
Feb. 6
TASK FORCE LIFE-HEALTH SCIENCE
Feb. 15
PEN CD-IMRF-PUBLIC INFORMATION

The following table shows the bills to which Mazzochi was added as a co-sponsor in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
CRIM CD-CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTUR
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37); Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19)
CRIM-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
SAFETY-TECH
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
USE/OCC-MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
GA-REVENUE ESTIMATE
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
NO FUNDS W/OUT REVENUE EST
Rep. David A. Welter (R-75)
EMANCIPATION OF MINORS
Rep. Tim Butler (R-87)
VEH CD-EMERGENCY VEH-PENALTY
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
TAXPAYER FISCAL CHARTER ACT
Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-102)
OFFICER PROHIBITED-OTHER JOB
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
VEH CD-REPEAL REDLIGHT CAMERAS
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
VEH CD-REPEAL REDLIGHT CAMERAS
Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
MAP GRANT-TEACHER EXTENSION
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
INC TX-R AND D CREDIT
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
USE/OCC TAX-DATA CENTERS
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
PROP TX-LEASEHOLD-AIRPORTS
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
CONAMEND-LEGISLATIVE REDISTRCT
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
GRADUATED INCOME TAX-OPPOSE
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-102)
INVEST IN KIDS ACT PILOT PROG
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
US-TAIWAN RELATIONS-SUPPORT
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
HOUSE RULES 101ST GA
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
SOCIAL WORK MONTH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
19TH AMENDMENT-COMMEND
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
ILLINOIS TRUST CODE
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
PEN CD-DOWNST TEACHER-SHORTAGE
Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-118); Sen. Dale A. Righter (R-55)
CRIM PRO-NO CONTACT-VICTIM

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