The following action was taken on April 12 in the House on House bill HB3398 ("procure-renew energy resources"): "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. Katie Stuart (D-112) on Feb. 15, "amends the Illinois Procurement Code," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Carol Ammons (D-103), Ryan Spain (R-73), Anne Stava-Murray (D-81) and André Thapedi (D-32).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through April 12.
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Public Utilities Committee(by Voice Vote
Reported Back To Public Utilities Committee
Recommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Public Utilities Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Utilities Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Katie Stuart
To Regulatory Matters Subcommittee
Assigned to Public Utilities Committee
Referred to Rules Committee
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Katie Stuart