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Illinois General Assembly: HR416 Referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 10, 2019

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The following action was taken on May 26 in the House on House bill HR416 ("early childhood ed crisis"): "Referred to Rules Committee."

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. Margo McDermed (R-37) on May 24, "urges the General Assembly to take action to modernize its early childhood education funding and teacher qualification standards to address the early childhood workforce crisis," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Anthony DeLuca (D-80), La Shawn K. Ford (D-8), Michael Halpin (D-72), Charles Meier (R-108), Dave Severin (R-117) and Tom Weber (R-64).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through May 26.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
May 29
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
May 29
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
May 29
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
May 29
House
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
May 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
May 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
May 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
May 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
May 27
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
May 26
House
Referred to Rules Committee
May 24
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Margo McDermed

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