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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Diane Pappas sponsors or co-sponsors 96 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 24, 2019

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Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45) sponsored three bills in the second quarter of 2019, five less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 93 bills, 46 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 Pappas sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
May 7
ANIMAL-STRAY DOG REPORTING
May 6
FOIA/ELECTIONS-CYBERSECURITY

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
PROP TX-RENTAL HOUSING
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
SCH CD-HEALTH EXAM-MENTAL HIST
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EPA-LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
TITLE-SECURED LOANS
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
BLOCKCHAIN BUS DEVELOPMENT ACT
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
VIDEO INTERVIEW ACT
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
SAFE PATIENT LIMITS
Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
SUICIDE-FIRST RESPONDERS
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
PROBATE-GUARDIAN AD LITEM FEES
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
PROP TX-VETERANS
Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-80)
INC TX-WITHHOLDING
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
SOLID WASTE MGMT-RESOURCE MGMT
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114); Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57)
PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS
Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
CON FRAUD UNSOLICITED CHECKS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
GRATUITIES-RETENTION-PROHIBIT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
INS CD-SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
INS CODE-HEARING AIDS
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39); Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36); Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19)
LIQUOR-BREW PUBS
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77); Sen. Martin A. Sandoval (D-11)
CRIM CD-FIRST RESPONDER
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
HIGHER ED MENTAL HEALTH COMM
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
DREAM ACT-PASS
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
OPPOSE NEW TITLE X RESTRICTION
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
TRAUMA-INFORMED AWARENESS DAY
Sen. Donald P. DeWitte (R-33)
PROP TX-LESSEE-LIABLE-PAYMENT
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
JUV CT-APPLICABILITY
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
CIV PRO-DISSEMINATE PRIV IMAGE
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-41)
COUNTIES-ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
COUNTY CD-RETAILERS' REVENUE
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA
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. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
ALZHEIMER'S-ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
DCFS-FOSTER CARE SURVEY
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
EPA-PERMITS-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EPA-FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ST POLICE-DIVISIONS
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-POLICE AND FIRE
Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
EDUCATION-TECH
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
PHARMACY PRACTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HOME BIRTH CRISIS COMMITTEE
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
IMMIGRATION STATUS-ACCESS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
DHS-BUILDING TRADES PROGRAM
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
SCH CD-SCH BOOKING STATION
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
CANCEL CONTRACT SENIORS 15 DAY
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
HOSPITALS-OPIOID ANTAGONIST
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
INS CODE-DENTAL ANESTHETICS
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
ANCRA-CRIM INVESTIGATIONS
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASSISTED LIVING-DISCRIMINATION
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-38)
ILLINOIS BANK ON INITIATIVE
Sen. Dan McConchie (R-26); Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
TRACK-SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7); Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
IDPH-SUICIDE PREVENTION
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
NURSING HOME CARE ACT-VARIOUS
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
INC TX-FRINGE
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
DHFS-MEDICAID-LONG TERM CARE
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
SEXUAL HARASSMENT NO CONTACT
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17); Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
FILM TAX CREDIT-PERMANENT
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
ATTY GEN-WORKER PROTECT UNIT
Sen. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SNAP-COLLEGE STUDENTS
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
LOTTERY-SCRATCH-OFF-SCHOOLS
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5)
DCFS-TRANSITIONING YOUTH
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-41)
SOCIAL WORKER AUTHORIZED EXAM
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Sen. Terry Link (D-30); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
VEH CD-FREIGHT TRAIN CREW SIZE
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14)
CAREER-WORKFORCE TRANSITION
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
SCH CD-EMPLOYMENT-OFFENDERS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EQUITABLE RESTROOMS-ALL-GENDER
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
GENERAL ASSISTANCE-IN-KIND AID
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
OPEN MEETINGS-TRAINING
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION

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