The following action was taken on April 12 in the House on House bill HB2861 ("utilities-electric procurement"): "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee."
The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.
In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.
The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86) on Feb. 14, "amends the Public Utilities Act," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Luis Arroyo (D-3), Dan Caulkins (R-101), John Connor (D-85), Sara Feigenholtz (D-12), Jay Hoffman (D-113), Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16), Tony McCombie (R-71), Justin Slaughter (D-27), Nicholas K. Smith (D-34), Arthur Turner (D-9), Grant Wehrli (R-41), Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7), David A. Welter (R-75), Keith R. Wheeler (R-50) and Ann M. Williams (D-11).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through April 12.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Public Utilities Committee(by Voice Vote
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Utilities Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
Assigned to Public Utilities Committee
Referred to Rules Committee
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.