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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Daniel Didech sponsors or co-sponsors 99 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 1, 2019


Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59) sponsored 25 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 11 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 74 bills, 15 more than the average, according to a Chicago City Wire 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 Didech sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Feb. 13
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
Feb. 14
LAKE CO-BOARD MEMBER SALARIES
Feb. 15
ANIMALS-FORFEITURE
Feb. 15
COAL SEVERANCE TAX
Feb. 15
HYDRAULIC FRAC-LOCAL CONSENT
Feb. 15
ELEC CD-ONLINE ELECTION RESULT
Feb. 15
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Feb. 15
VEH CD-ELECTRIC DISABLED PLATE
Feb. 15
ELEC CD-VOTE BY MAIL CHALLENGE
Feb. 15
PEN CD-GARS-PARTICIPATION
Feb. 15
VEH CD-SCHOOL BUS-SEAT BELTS
Feb. 15
TWP & ROAD DIST-CONSOLIDATIONS
Feb. 15
: IEPA-WASTE MANIFESTS
Feb. 15
TWP CD-ATTESTATION OF FUNDS
Feb. 15
PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY
March 8
STATE FLAG CONTEST ACT
Jan. 24
FOID-DENIAL & REVOC-STALKING
Jan. 24
FOID-SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Jan. 25
MOBILE HOME-PENALTY AMOUNT
Feb. 15
CONAMEND-VOTING AGE 17
March 29
CONGRATS-LORENZO FREZZA
Feb. 5
TRUMP LGBTQ+ POLICIES-CONDEMN
March 7
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
March 8
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
March 7
STATE TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
INS CODE-BIRTH CONTROL
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5)
FOID-RECORDS-AMMUNITION SALES
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
JUV CT-SPECIAL IMMIGRANT MINOR
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
CRIM CD-PANGOLIN PRODUCTS
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
MISREPRESENT-SERVICE ANIMAL
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CD CORR-CO PAYMENTS
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
HUMAN RIGHTS-LIMITATIONS
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
FREEDOM TO DISCLOSE
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
HUMAN RIGHTS-RECORD RETENTION
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
MHDDAA-DEV DISABIL WORKER WAGE
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
MENTAL HEALTH ACTION ON CAMPUS
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
PROP TAX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CHILD MENTAL HEALTH LOCAL FUND
Rep. John Connor (D-85)
UTILITY-WATER/SEWER REFERENDUM
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
SCH CD-HISTORY-LGBT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
HUM RIGHTS-EMPLOYER-DEFINITION
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
PUBLIC DEFENDER-TASK FORCE
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CANCEL CONTRACT SENIORS 15 DAY
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
INS CODE-DENTAL ANESTHETIC
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
GEOLOCATION PRIVACY PROTECTION
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
NURSES-COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48); Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24)
ATTY GEN-CONFIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
OIL & GAS-WELL
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
SCH CD-SCHOOL REPORT CARD
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION
Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
INC TAX-STUDENT LOAN
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
INC TX-CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION
Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16)
$IEMA-SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
ELEC CD-PRE-REGISTRATION
Rep. John Connor (D-85); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
CRIM PRO-SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY COMM
Rep. Tom Weber (R-64)
LINDENHURST SANITARY DISTRICT
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
BUS CORP-BOARD RACE SEX
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
HIGHER ED-MENTAL HEALTH INFO
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
GRATUITIES-RETENTION-PROHIBIT
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
FIRE MARSHAL-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
INS CODE-EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
INS CODE-EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
INS CODE-EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS-UNDER 21
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PEN CD-EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
HEALTH-TECH
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
PROP TX-COUNTY ASSESSOR
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
DOMESTIC-EMOTIONAL ABUSE
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
SCH CD-SCH COUNSELOR-COLLEGE
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
LIMITED COOPERATIVE ASSOC ACT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SEX OFFENSE-NOTICE TO SCHOOLS
Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
INC TX-ANGEL CREDIT
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CRIM CD-PLACE OF WORSHIP
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
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. Michael Halpin (D-72)
KEEP ILLINOIS BUSINESS ACT
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
UTILITIES-DISCLOSURES
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
ANTI-HARASSMENT TASK FORCE
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
2020 CENSUS GRANT PROGRAM ACT
Rep. Michael T. Marron (R-104)
COAL ASH TASK FORCE
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ILL. FAMILY ACTION-HATE SPEECH
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
CONGRATS-CHIEF ERIC GUENTHER
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ILL. FAMILY ACTION-HATE SPEECH
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
DPH-PAINKILLER GUIDELINES
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
COSMETICS-ANIMAL TESTING
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
HIGHER ED SAVINGS PROGRAM
Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
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