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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Mary Edly-Allen sponsors or co-sponsors 85 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 24, 2019

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Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51) sponsored seven bills in the second quarter of 2019, one less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 78 bills, 31 more than the average, according to a Lake County Gazette 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 Edly-Allen sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
GOV-CREDIT CARD DISCLOSURES
May 30
LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
April 12
CIV PRO-DISSEMINATE PRIV IMAGE
May 8
DCFS-FOSTER CARE SURVEY
April 11
SCH CD-BULLY/HARASSMENT POLICY
April 26
VEH CD-DISABILITIES AWARENESS
April 26
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
INC TX-HEAD COUNT CREDIT
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
VOCATIONAL ACADEMIES-GRANTS
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
MEDICAID-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Rep. Mike Murphy (R-99); Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
SCH CD-REQUIRED COURSE-MATH
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
PUBLIC OFFICE-PROHIBITED ACTS
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
TITLE-SECURED LOANS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
IL DISABILITY INTEGRATION ACT
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
SAFE PATIENT LIMITS
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
LOBBYIST-PROHIBITIONS
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
CITIZENS EMPOWERMENT ACT
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
FIRE MARSHAL-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
REVENUE-PROPERTY TAX FUND
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
SAFETY-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42)
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
CAPITAL PLAN-NATURAL AREAS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
TRAUMA-INFORMED AWARENESS DAY
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-101)
RECOGNIZE-NAT. DAY OF PRAYER
Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-74)
LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER DAY
Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-74)
SPINAL ATROPHY AWARENESS MONTH
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE DAY
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
JUV CT-APPLICABILITY
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
IDPH-PHLEBOTOMY-TRAINING
Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
STATE TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
PRAIRIE RESEARCH-MICROPLASTICS
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
Sen. David Koehler (D-46); Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
FOIA-PUBLIC BODY CREDIT CARDS
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
UNIV OF IL-STUDENT TRUSTEE
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
ALZHEIMER'S-ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
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. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
PERSONNEL-INTERNS-DISABILITY
Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36)
LICENSE PLATES-MOTORCYCLES
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
ADDICTION PREVENTION TSK FORCE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
PUB AID-JOB SEARCH EXEMPTION
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
PUBLIC OFFICERS-HIRING SELF
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
HOSPITALS-OPIOID ANTAGONIST
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
HOSPITALS-OPIOID ANTAGONIST
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
HOSPITALS-OPIOID ANTAGONIST
Sen. Terry Link (D-30); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
FACILITY-ELECTRONIC MONITORING
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
SCHOOL CODE-ASTHMA MEDICATION
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18); Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35)
EMS SYSTEMS-OVERDOSE REPORTING
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. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
ELEC CD-PRESIDENT-TAX RETURNS
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
MILITARY DISCOUNT-DEPENDENTS
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
NURSING HOME CARE ACT-VARIOUS
Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
USE/OCC TAX-DATA CENTERS
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
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
GOVT ETHICS-ECONOMIC INTERESTS
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
PUB AID-SNAP-JOB TRAINING
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5)
DCFS-TRANSITIONING YOUTH
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
NEEDLE AND HYPODERMIC ACCESS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
SALES TAX-REDUCED RATE-CONDOMS
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CLEAN WATER WORKFORCE PIPELINE
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION ELDERLY
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
LAKE COUNTY-ETHYLENE OXIDE-EPA

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