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Illinois General Assembly: HB2861 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 13, 2019

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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.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
April 18
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
April 12
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
April 10
House
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
April 10
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
March 29
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
March 28
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
March 26
House
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee
March 26
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Public Utilities Committee(by Voice Vote
March 25
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
March 25
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
March 20
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
March 19
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Utilities Committee
March 15
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
March 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
March 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
March 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
March 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
March 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
March 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
March 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
March 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
March 14
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
March 14
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
Feb. 26
House
Assigned to Public Utilities Committee
Feb. 14
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 14
House
First Reading
Feb. 14
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

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