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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Sam Yingling sponsors or co-sponsors 53 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 26, 2019

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Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62) sponsored 10 bills in the second quarter of 2019, two more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 43 bills, four less 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 Yingling sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
COUNTY CD-TRANSITIONAL AUDITS
April 5
SAFETY-TECH
April 22
CONGRATS-FATHER JOHN M. RYAN
May 10
CONGRATS-K9 DAX
May 16
SAVE YOUR TOOTH MONTH
May 2
LOC GOVT OFFICER COMPENSATION
April 12
COUNTY-REMOVE IMMINENT HAZARD
April 9
GA-UNIT OF LOCAL GOVT PROHIBIT
April 12
EQUITABLE RESTROOMS-ALL-GENDER
May 6
DRAINAGE DISTRICTS-DISSOLUTION

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
SCH CD-VIRTUAL DRIVER ED
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
SCH CD-DAILY PUPIL ATTENDANCE
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
PROP TX-VETERANS
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
REVENUE-PROPERTY TAX FUND
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
REVENUE-PROPERTY TAX FUND
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
REVENUE-PROPERTY TAX FUND
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
DACA LEGISLATION-U.S. CONGRESS
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
CHARTER SCH COMMISSION-ABOLISH
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
ALZHEIMER'S-ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
EPA-PERMITS-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EPA-FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EPA-FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
TEACHERS-VARIOUS
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
TEACHERS-VARIOUS
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-POLICE AND FIRE
Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
ANCRA-EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
SCH CD-SCH BOOKING STATION
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
MEDICAL-MINOR'S CONSENT
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
EVIDENCE-IMMIGRATION STATUS
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
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40)
BANKING-CANNABIS BUSINESSES
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-PARENT-VICTIM-SERVICES
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40)
HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
TOLL HWY AUTHORITY DIRECTORS

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