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Q2 2019 Legislation: Sen. Melinda Bush sponsors or co-sponsors 60 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 19, 2019

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Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31) sponsored 22 bills in the second quarter of 2019, nine more than the average Illinois state senator, and was added as a co-sponsor on 38 bills, two more than the average, according to a Lake County Gazette analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the second quarter, 59 senators sponsored legislation, with Sen. John J. Cullerton (D-6) sponsoring the most with 45 bills. There were 59 senators that co-sponsored legislation, with Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16) co-sponsoring 104 bills, more than any other senator.

The following table shows the bills that Bush sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 3
OPEN MEETINGS ACT-EXCEPTIONS
April 10
EPA-LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
April 3
PROPERTY-CONSERVATION RIGHTS
April 30
IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE
May 30
CIV PRO-DISSEMINATE PRIV IMAGE
April 4
SCH CD-WORKPLACE PREP STUDY
May 22
EPA-FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
April 4
PENCD-DNST FIRE-SECONDARY EMPT
April 3
CANCEL CONTRACT SENIORS 15 DAY
April 3
PRAIRIE AND FORAGE PLANTS
May 14
PUBLIC OFFICERS-HIRING SELF
April 11
INCOME TAX-GAMBLING WINNINGS
April 9
SCH CD-SCH COUNSELOR-COLLEGE
April 12
UTILITY-DECOMMISSION OF PLANTS
April 3
MOBILE HOME-PENALTY AMOUNT
May 27
TROOPER GERALD ELLIS HIGHWAY
April 4
COUNTY-REMOVE IMMINENT HAZARD
April 5
SEXUAL HARASSMENT NO CONTACT
April 5
NEEDLE AND HYPODERMIC ACCESS
April 9
WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT
May 27
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
May 29
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
SEIZURE SMART SCHOOL ACT
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
HUM RIGHTS-EMPLOYER-DEFINITION
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51); Sen. Steve Stadelman (D-34)
TREE CUTTING-PROTECTED LAND
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
INS CODE-EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
JUV CT-FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27)
EPA-BPA-BUSINESS RECORDS
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7); Sen. Pat McGuire (D-43)
MENTAL HEALTH ACTION ON CAMPUS
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
PUB AID-JOB SEARCH EXEMPTION
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
DRUGS-PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FORM
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18); Sen. Pat McGuire (D-43)
HIGHER ED SAVINGS PROGRAM
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
MEDICAL-MINOR'S CONSENT
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
NO COPAY-DERMATOLOGY EXAM
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33); Sen. Martin A. Sandoval (D-11); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
VEH CD-SHARE ROAD-LARGE TRUCKS
Rep. Tom Weber (R-64); Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-32)
LINDENHURST SANITARY DISTRICT
Rep. Tom Weber (R-64); Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-32)
LINDENHURST SANITARY DISTRICT
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS-UNDER 21
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62); Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN REMOVAL
Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
TOBACCO TAX-E-CIGARETTES
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-83)
INS CD-PHARM BENEFITS MANAGERS
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
EPA-MAHOMET AQUIFER
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1)
CONS FRAUD-REBATE CARD-FEES
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24)
ILLINOIS-CLIMATE CHANGE

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