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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Grant Wehrli sponsors or co-sponsors 75 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 22, 2019

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Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-41) sponsored nine bills in the second quarter of 2019, one more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 66 bills, 19 more than the average, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the second quarter, 117 representatives sponsored legislation, with Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113) sponsoring the most with 36 bills. There were 120 representatives that co-sponsored legislation, with Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24) co-sponsoring 129 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 Wehrli sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
EMPLOYMENT-TECH
April 2
PEN CD-FIRE-DEFINED CONTRIBUTE
April 12
OPIOID OVERDOSE REDUCTION
May 13
CONGRATS-NAPERVILLE POST 43
May 28
CONGRATS-JULIE ROTHENFLUH
May 28
CONGRATS-NAPERVILLE CENTRAL
April 11
COUNTIES-ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
May 3
PTELL-AGGREGATE EXTENSION BASE
April 5
SOCIAL WORKER AUTHORIZED EXAM

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113); Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19)
CRIM CD-CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTUR
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
SAFETY-TECH
Rep. David A. Welter (R-75); Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38)
SCH CD-REQUIRE HIGH SCH COURSE
Rep. David A. Welter (R-75); Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38)
SCH CD-REQUIRE HIGH SCH COURSE
Rep. Norine K. Hammond (R-93); Sen. Jil Tracy (R-47)
VEH CD-TEXTING BODILY HARM
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71); Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36)
VEH CD-AVIATION DECALS
Rep. Tom Demmer (R-90)
LIQUOR-DISTILLER PUBS
Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-118)
GA-PER DIEM & COLAS
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48); Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
GRATUITIES-RETENTION-PROHIBIT
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PROP TX-LEASEHOLD-AIRPORTS
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PROP TX-LEASEHOLD-AIRPORTS
Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26)
VICTIM STATEMENTS-DISCOVERY
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
STATE POLICE-FOID REVOCATION
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
US CONST-ART V-APPLICATION
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-54)
CON AMEND-TAX-2/3RDS VOTE
Rep. Tim Butler (R-87)
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MNTH
Rep. Tim Butler (R-87)
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MNTH
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
INTERNET SAFETY
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
CONGRATS-LISA GUINAN
Rep. Mike Murphy (R-99)
AMBUCS APPRECIATION MONTH
Rep. Charles Meier (R-108)
KASKASKIA WATERSHED PLAN
Sen. Donald P. DeWitte (R-33)
PROP TX-LESSEE-LIABLE-PAYMENT
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
LIBRARY TRUSTEES-ELIGIBILITY
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
HOTEL OCCUPATION & USE REVENUE
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
LOC GOVT OFFICER COMPENSATION
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
PRAIRIE RESEARCH-MICROPLASTICS
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
COUNTY CD-RETAILERS' REVENUE
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
DOWNSTATE FOREST PRESERVE DIST
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
DOWNSTATE FOREST PRESERVE DIST
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
DRYCLEANER RESPONSE TRUST FUND
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
UNIV OF IL-STUDENT TRUSTEE
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
ALZHEIMER'S-ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
EPA-PERMITS-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EPA-FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE-NEW ACT
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT ACT
Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
OPEN OPERATING STANDARDS ACT
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37); Sen. Dan McConchie (R-26)
TRACK-SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27)
EPA-BPA-BUSINESS RECORDS
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
HIGHER ED-UNIFORM ADMISSION
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
NO COPAY-DERMATOLOGY EXAM
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
NO COPAY-DERMATOLOGY EXAM
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
CRIM CD-FEMALE GEN MUTILATION
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
IDPH-PHLEBOTOMY-TRAINING
Sen. Terry Link (D-30); Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
PROP TX-SURVIVING SPOUSE
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT-SUNSET
Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57); Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
VETERAN MEMORIAL MARKERS
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
SCHOOL CODE-ASTHMA MEDICATION
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
DHS-CHILD CARE PROGRAM
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10); Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe (R-20)
DENSE BREAST TISSUE ACT
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
INC TX-FRINGE
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
INC TX-FRINGE
Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
USE/OCC TAX-DATA CENTERS
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
EPA-MAHOMET AQUIFER
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PARENTAL RIGHT TERMINATION
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
SCH CD-EMPLOYMENT-OFFENDERS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION

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