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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Rita Mayfield sponsors or co-sponsors 165 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 25, 2019

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Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60) sponsored 39 bills in the first quarter of 2019, three more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 126 bills, 67 more than the average, according to a Lake County Gazette 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 Mayfield sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
March 22
GOVERNMENT-TECH
March 22
GOVERNMENT-TECH
March 22
GOVERNMENT-TECH
March 22
GOVERNMENT-TECH
March 22
GOVERNMENT-TECH
March 22
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Jan. 29
JUV COURT-DELINQUENT MINOR
Jan. 29
DHS-YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS
Jan. 30
REGULATION-TECH
Jan. 30
REGULATION-TECH
Jan. 30
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Jan. 30
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Jan. 30
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Jan. 30
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 1
HABITUAL CRIMINAL-REPEAL
Feb. 8
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 11
USE/OCC TAX-FIREARMS
Feb. 13
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
Feb. 13
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH
March 7
ELEC CD-SCHOOLS-POLLING PLACE
Feb. 13
DCEO-DHS-DOC-YOUTHBUILD GRANTS
Feb. 13
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 14
INS CD-DISCRIMINATION-FELONY
Feb. 15
INCOME TAX-HOSPITAL CREDIT
Feb. 15
SCH DISTRICT EFFICIENCY COMM
Feb. 15
CD CORR-PAROLE-LIFE IMPRISON
Feb. 15
MUNI CD-MUNICIPAL TERM LIMITS
Feb. 15
HEALTH CARE-TECH
Jan. 15
CD CORR-PRISONER REVIEW BD
Feb. 21
CRIM CD-MOB ACTION-SCHOOL
Feb. 15
CHILD CARE-APPLICANT-FELONY
Feb. 15
PEN CD-DNST FIRE-INVEST
Jan. 18
VEH CD-REPEAL COM DISTRIB FEE
Feb. 14
COMMEND-DERRICK HARDEN
Feb. 20
MEMORIAL-DR. MARY LACEY
March 21
HONOR WOMEN IN FACILITIES
March 7
PRISONER ACCESS JOB WEBSITES
Feb. 14
NORTH SHORE WATER RECLAMATION
March 21
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
INFANT & MATERNAL MORTALITY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN-GUARDIAN
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CRIM CD-CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IMPLEMENT LEGISLATION REPORT
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96); Sen. Steve Stadelman (D-34)
CREDITCARD MARKETING TASKFORCE
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CRIM PRO-COMMUNICATION
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
ISOLATED CONFINEMENT
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
CRIM PRO-PENALTY REDUCTION
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
CIRCUIT BREAKER PROGRAM
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-79)
SCH CD-EDUCATOR LICENSE-TEST
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
MEDICAID-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
PROP TAX-CHARITABLE REHAB
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Thaddeus Jones (D-29)
FIRE DEPT CONTRACTOR LOGOS
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PATIENT RIGHTS-DRUG PLANS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
SCH CD-CHI-SCH NURSE REQUIRED
Rep. Lance Yednock (D-76)
FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
ED EMPLOYEE-IMPASSE PROCEDURES
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-69)
JUV CT-NEGLECTED MINOR
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
HGHR ED-LOAN REPAY-MINORITIES
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
ELEC CD-SCHOOLS-POLLING PLACE
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
ELEC CD-SCHOOLS-POLLING PLACE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
HOSPITALS-FEMALE DEATHS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
HOSPITAL-BLOOD PRESSURE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SCH CD-HOME ECONOMICS COURSE
Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
PRODUCT LIABILITY EXCEPTIONS
Rep. Dave Severin (R-117)
SCH CD-STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
MENTAL HLTH MODERNIZATION ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
RE-ENTERING CITIZENS CIVIC ED
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
PUBLIC DEFENDER-TASK FORCE
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
INCARCERATED PARENTS-CHILDREN
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC & GAS
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5)
MEDICAL-MINOR'S CONSENT
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
RETENTION OF IL STUDENTS ACT
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
EXTENSION OF CREDIT-DISCLOSURE
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
MEDICAID-MANAGED CARE PAYMENTS
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SCHOOL CONFERENCE NO TERMINATE
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-HEMORRHAGE TRAINING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-DIVERSITY TASK FORCE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-FEDERAL FUNDING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-FEDERAL FUNDING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-FEDERAL FUNDING
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
HOSPITAL REPORT CARD ACT
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
STATE AGENCY BONUS PROHIBITION
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
HOUSING-GRANTS TO HOMELESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
HOUSING-GRANTS TO HOMELESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
HOUSING-GRANTS TO HOMELESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
INC TX-RENTAL-EX FELONS
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SNAP RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
CRIM CD-FEMALE GEN MUTILATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
HOSPITALS-SURROGACY CONTRACTS
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SOS-VETERAN DOCUMENTATION
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
HOSPITAL PATIENT PROTECTION
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
LIMITED COOPERATIVE ASSOC ACT
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
$FY20 ISBE OCE
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
$FY20 ED LABOR OCE
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
EDUCATION-TECH
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
PUBLISHING CRIMINAL RECORDS
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
DHS-CHILD CARE-RATE INCREASES
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
CRIM ID-IMMEDIATE EXPUNGE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
MATERNAL CARE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
CD CORR-FINE DEFAULT NOTICE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
DRUG MANUFACTURER-DISCLOSURES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINICS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
MEDICAID-DOULA-MIDWIFE SERVICE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
MEDICARE FOR ALL HEALTH CARE
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
SCH CD-COMPUTER SCIENCE ED
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
GUARDIANS-MINOR:NON-US PARENT
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
PUBLIC UNIVERSITY GRANT PROG
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
PROP TAX-SR FREEZE-MEDICARE
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
SEX OFFENDER REG-BATTERY
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
SEX OFFENDER REG-BATTERY
Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-74)
INS CODE-TICK-BORNE DISEASE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PAID MATERNITY LEAVE ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPEAL INCARCERATION COST-RIMB
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
LIBRARY-ELECT APPOINTED BOARD
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
JUV CT-AUTOMATIC EXPUNGEMENT
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
2020 CENSUS GRANT PROGRAM ACT
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
US CONST-ART V-APPLICATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
BLACK NURSES MONTH
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
GREAT LAKES APPRECIATION DAY
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
US-TAIWAN RELATIONS-SUPPORT
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
DPH-PAINKILLER GUIDELINES
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
BREAST CANCER PROGRAM FUNDING
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
REINSTATE-INDIGENT BURIALS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57); Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
CD CORR-MEDICAID SCREENING
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
HOMELESS-MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
STATE WEBSITE MODERNIZATION

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