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Illinois General Assembly: HB9 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019

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The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB9 ("paid maternity leave act"): "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. Mary E. Flowers (D-31) on Nov. 30, 2018, "creates the Paid Family Leave Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: LaToya Greenwood (D-114), Michael Halpin (D-72), Rita Mayfield (D-60) and Anne Stava-Murray (D-81).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
March 29
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
Feb. 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Feb. 14
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Feb. 13
House
To Workforce Development Subcommittee
Feb. 7
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Jan. 29
House
Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
Jan. 9
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Jan. 9
House
First Reading
Nov. 30, 2018
House
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers

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