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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Jim Durkin sponsors or co-sponsors 407 bills

Legislation

By Local Labs News Service | Jul 3, 2019

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Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82) sponsored 384 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 348 more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 23 bills, 36 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 Durkin sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Jan. 30
PEN CD-ART 3&4 CONSOLIDATION
Jan. 30
PENCD-DNST POL-FIRE-IMRF MERGE
Jan. 30
PEN CD-POLICE/FIRE INVESTMENT
Jan. 30
PEN CD-CONSOLIDATE DNST POLICE
Jan. 30
PEN CD-CONSOLIDATE DNST FIRE
Jan. 30
PEN CD-POLICE/FIRE INVESTMENT
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
ELECTIONS-TECH
Feb. 1
ELECTIONS-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
FINANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
MOTOR FUEL TAX-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 1
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 1
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 1
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 1
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 1
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 1
LIQUOR-TECH
Feb. 1
WAREHOUSES-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 1
HOUSING-TECH
Feb. 1
URBAN PROBLEMS-TECH
Feb. 1
AGING-TECH
Feb. 1
AGING-TECH
Feb. 1
AGING-TECH
Feb. 1
CHILDREN-TECH
Feb. 1
MILITARY SERVICE-TECH
Feb. 1
MILITARY SERVICE-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
HEALTH-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
SAFETY-TECH
Feb. 1
AGRICULTURE-TECH
Feb. 1
ANIMALS-TECH
Feb. 1
FISH-TECH
Feb. 1
WILDLIFE-TECH
Feb. 1
WILDLIFE-TECH
Feb. 1
CONSERVATION-TECH
Feb. 1
CONSERVATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
VEH CD - PERMIT TECH
Feb. 1
VEH CD - EMISSIONS TECH
Feb. 1
VEH CD - TECHNICAL
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
COURTS-TECH
Feb. 1
ALT DISPUTE RESOLUTION-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CORRECTIONS-TECH
Feb. 1
CORRECTIONS-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
CIVIL LAW-TECH
Feb. 1
HUMAN RIGHTS-TECH
Feb. 1
BUSINESS-TECH
Feb. 1
BUSINESS-TECH
Feb. 1
BUSINESS-TECH
Feb. 1
BUSINESS-TECH
Feb. 1
EMPLOYMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
EMPLOYMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION-TECH
Feb. 1
$ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL
Feb. 1
$CDB-CAPITAL PROJECTS-TECH
Feb. 1
$INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY-TECH
Feb. 1
$DNR-TECH
Feb. 1
$EX IG TREAS-TECH
Feb. 1
$EX IG SOS-TECH
Feb. 1
$EX IG GOV-TECH
Feb. 1
$EX IG COMPT-TECH
Feb. 1
$EX IG AG-TECH
Feb. 1
$GOMB-TECH
Feb. 1
$ARTS COUNCIL-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT VETERANS AFFAIRS-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT ST POLICE-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT REVENUE-TECH
Feb. 1
$IDPH-TECH
Feb. 1
$DHFS-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT MIL AFF-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT LABOR-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT OF INSURANCE-TECH
Feb. 1
$ILLINOIS POWER AGENCY-TECH
Feb. 1
$DHS-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT HUMAN RTS-TECH
Feb. 1
$DFPR-TECH
Feb. 1
$DES-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT JUVENILE JUSTICE-TECH
Feb. 1
$DCEO-TECH
Feb. 1
$DCFS-TECH
Feb. 1
$CMS-TECH
Feb. 1
$COMPTROLLER-TECH
Feb. 1
$TREASURER-TECH
Feb. 1
$BD ELECTIONS-TECH
Feb. 1
$DOC-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT AGING-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEPT AGRIC-TECH
Feb. 1
$WIU-TECH
Feb. 1
$ICCB-TECH
Feb. 1
$ISAC-TECH
Feb. 1
$U OF I-TECH
Feb. 1
$SIU-TECH
Feb. 1
$SERS-TECH
Feb. 1
$LABOR RELATIONS BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$ST POL MERIT BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$ST FIRE MARSHAL-TECH
Feb. 1
$UPPER IL RIVER VALLEY-TECH
Feb. 1
$ST BD ED-TECH
Feb. 1
$TRS-TECH
Feb. 1
$BD HIGHER ED-TECH
Feb. 1
$CSU-TECH
Feb. 1
$EIU-TECH
Feb. 1
$GSU-TECH
Feb. 1
$ISU-TECH
Feb. 1
$NEIU-TECH
Feb. 1
$NIU-TECH
Feb. 1
$CIVIL SERVICE COMM-TECH
Feb. 1
$CDB-OCE-TECH
Feb. 1
$FINANCE AUTH-TECH
Feb. 1
$PROCUREMENT POLICY BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$IL WORK COMP COMM-TECH
Feb. 1
$GAMING BOARD-TECH
Feb. 1
$LAW ENFORCEMENT BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$MET PIER/EXPO AUTH-TECH
Feb. 1
$PRISONER REV BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$RACING BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$GEN ASSEMBLY-TECH
Feb. 1
$GEN ASSEMBLY RET-TECH
Feb. 1
$COGFA-TECH
Feb. 1
$LEG AUDIT COMMISSION-TECH
Feb. 1
$JCAR-TECH
Feb. 1
$LIS-TECH
Feb. 1
$JUDICIAL INQUIRY BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$LEG ETHICS COMM-TECH
Feb. 1
$LPU-TECH
Feb. 1
$LRB-TECH
Feb. 1
$CAPITOL ARCHITECT-TECH
Feb. 1
$AUDITOR GENERAL-TECH
Feb. 1
$EX ETHICS-TECH
Feb. 1
$SUPREME CT-TECH
Feb. 1
$JUDGES RETIREMENT-TECH
Feb. 1
$STATE APP DEFENDER-TECH
Feb. 1
$ST ATTY APP PROSECUTOR-TECH
Feb. 1
$COURT OF CLAIMS-TECH
Feb. 1
$GOVERNOR-TECH
Feb. 1
$LT GOV-TECH
Feb. 1
$ATTORNEY GENERAL-TECH
Feb. 1
$SOS-TECH
Feb. 1
$COUNCIL DEV DISABILITIES-TECH
Feb. 1
$TOLL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY-TECH
Feb. 1
$SPORTS FACILITIES AUTH-TECH
Feb. 1
$EDUC LABOR REL BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$CRIM JUSTICE INFO-TECH
Feb. 1
$HUMAN RIGHTS COMM-TECH
Feb. 1
$GAC-TECH
Feb. 1
$EPA-TECH
Feb. 1
$DEAF COMM-TECH
Feb. 1
$ICC-TECH
Feb. 1
$DRYCLEANER ENV-TECH
Feb. 1
$UNIV CIVIL SERV BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$SURS-TECH
Feb. 1
$IMSA-TECH
Feb. 1
$PROP TAX APP BD-TECH
Feb. 1
$SO IL ECON DEV AUTH-TECH
Feb. 1
$IEMA-TECH
Feb. 1
$IDOT-TECH
Feb. 14
LEGISLATOR-ETHICS CONSULTATION
Feb. 14
PROP TAX CODE-REPEAL
Feb. 14
CONDO PROPERTY-INSURANCE
Feb. 15
CRIM CD- GANG RECRUITMENT
Feb. 15
TOLL HIGHWAY OASIS REMOVAL
Feb. 15
MEDICAID FRAUD-PENALTIES
Feb. 15
PEN CD-VARIOUS
Jan. 17
CONAMEND-LEGISLATIVE REDISTRCT
Feb. 27
GRADUATED INCOME TAX-OPPOSE
March 13
TOWNSHIP TREASURER TASK FORCE
Feb. 5
CONGRATS-ILLINOIS READS
March 28
COUNTY CD-RETAILERS' REVENUE
Feb. 1
EMPLOYMENT-TECH

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
GA-REVENUE ESTIMATE
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
NO FUNDS W/OUT REVENUE EST
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
MEDICAID-GROUND AMBULANCE RATE
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
LOCAL WIND ENERGY REGULATION
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
TAXPAYER FISCAL CHARTER ACT
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
USE/OCC TAX-DATA CENTERS
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-54)
PROP TX-BD OF REVIEW RESOURCES
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CRIM CD-PLACE OF WORSHIP
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
GUARDIANS-MINOR:NON-US PARENT
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
EQUAL PAY ACT WAGE INFORMATION
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
SEX OFFENDER REG-BATTERY
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
HEALTH-TECH
Rep. Ryan Spain (R-73)
CON AMEND-REDISTRICTING
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
CENSUS AWARENESS DAY
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
HOUSE RULES 101ST GA
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
CONGRATS-NANCY VOOTS
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
19TH AMENDMENT-COMMEND
Rep. Michael Halpin (D-72); Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36)
UNDESIGNATED GLUCAGON-SCHOOLS

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