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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Justin Slaughter sponsors or co-sponsors 129 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 26, 2019


Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27) sponsored 70 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 34 more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 59 bills, equal to the average, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the first quarter, 119 representatives sponsored legislation, with Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) sponsoring the most with 940 bills. There were 119 representatives that co-sponsored legislation, with Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) co-sponsoring 169 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 Slaughter sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Jan. 31
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
Jan. 31
CRIM CD-THEFT&RETAIL THEFT
Jan. 31
CRIM CD-FELONY MURDER
Jan. 31
CRIM PRO-COMMUNICATION
Jan. 31
PRISONS-VENDING MACHINES
Jan. 31
CD CORR-TELEPHONE AVAILABILITY
Feb. 14
PEN CD-CHICAGO CHARTER SCHOOLS
Feb. 14
SCH CD-TEACHERS-EVALUATIONS
Feb. 8
ILLEGAL PRESCRIBER LICENSE USE
Feb. 8
DHS-BUILDING TRADES PROGRAM
Feb. 8
JUV CT-COMMITMENT AGE-MURDER
Feb. 8
JUV CT-DETENTION/SHLTR HEARING
Feb. 8
CRIM PRO-INCARCERATION CREDIT
Feb. 8
VEH CD-TRUCKS-AIR QUALITY
Feb. 8
CRIM PRO-BAIL DEDUCTION
March 14
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 13
NEGLIGENT HIRING-LIMITATIONS
Feb. 13
POLICE STATION POLLING PLACE
Feb. 13
PUBLIC OFFICER PROHIBITED ACTS
Feb. 13
BODY CAMERAS-LAW ENFORCEMENT
Feb. 13
CRIM CD-THEFT-MINORS
Feb. 13
SCH CD-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL INFO
Feb. 13
TOWING LICENSURE COMMISSION
Feb. 14
CD CORR-SENTENCE CREDIT
Feb. 14
EXPUNGEMENT-DECRIMINALIZATION
Feb. 14
INC TX-COMMUTER CREDIT
Feb. 14
VEH CD-TOWER PRACTICES
Feb. 14
CUSTODIAL INTERROGATION-RECORD
Feb. 14
MUNI-POLICE OFFICER INSURANCE
Feb. 14
CD CORR-DEPT OMBUDSMAN
Feb. 14
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
Feb. 14
PROBATION-PRETRIAL SERVICES
Feb. 14
$STATE APPELLATE DEFEND-GRANT
Feb. 14
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
Feb. 14
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Feb. 15
CDB-BUSINESS REPORT
Feb. 15
CD CORR-HOME DETENTION
Feb. 15
HEALTH CARE WORKER BACKGROUND
Feb. 15
CRIM PRO-BAIL RHTS-CIV DAMAGES
Feb. 15
VEH CD-TOWER PRACTICES
Feb. 15
COUNTIES CODE-COURT FEES
Feb. 15
CD CORR-INMATE TELEPHONE CALLS
Feb. 15
SCH CD-FINANCIAL LITERACY
Feb. 15
INC TX-OPPORTUNITY ZONES
Feb. 15
IL FIRST STEP
Feb. 15
CD CORR-NGRI-TREAT ASSESSMENT
Feb. 15
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 15
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 15
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 15
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 15
ABOLISH MONETARY BAIL
Feb. 15
CLEAN WATER WORKFORCE PIPELINE
Feb. 15
IDPH-PRESCRIPT DRUG REPOSITORY
Feb. 15
PROCUREMENT-VENDOR DIVERSITY
Feb. 15
PACE-DIVERSITY GOALS
Feb. 15
CD CORR-GOOD CONDUCT
Feb. 15
VICTIM STATEMENTS-DISCOVERY
Feb. 15
JUVENILE JUSTICE-VARIOUS
Feb. 25
JUV CT-COUNSEL & STATEMENTS
March 28
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION
March 26
CRIM PRO-INCARCERATION CREDIT
March 20
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
March 20
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
March 27
HEALTH CARE WORKER BACKGROUND
March 27
CD CORR-CONFINEMENT-CLASS 3&4
Feb. 13
STATEWIDE GANG DATABASE-REPEAL
Feb. 14
CDB-BUSINESS REPORT
Feb. 15
CD CORR-JUVENILES
March 20
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
March 7
JUV CT-DETENTION SCREENING

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
INFANT & MATERNAL MORTALITY
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
INS CODE-BIRTH CONTROL
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
JUV CT-AGE OF DETENTION
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
DHS-YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26)
WRONGFUL PROSECUTION COMM'N
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
EMS SYSTEMS-OVERDOSE REPORTING
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SCH CD-PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
ELECTED CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
ED EMPLOYEE-IMPASSE PROCEDURES
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
EVICTION-SEAL & IMPOUND FILE
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92)
HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
REPORTING POLICE DISCIPLINE
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
DCFS-PAYMENT RATE INCREASES
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT PROGRAM
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
RE-ENTERING CITIZENS CIVIC ED
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
PUBLIC DEFENDER-TASK FORCE
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
INCARCERATED PARENTS-CHILDREN
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
MEDICAID-MANAGED CARE PAYMENTS
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86)
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC PROCUREMENT
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
RENEWABLE ENERGY-VARIOUS
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
VEH CD-LICENSE TO WORK ACT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND FAIRNESS
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
STATE AGENCY BONUS PROHIBITION
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
IL SENTENCE POL COUNCIL-EXTEND
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
IL SENTENCE POL COUNCIL-EXTEND
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
IL SENTENCE POL COUNCIL-EXTEND
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
UTILITIES-INFRASTRUCTURE
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
CD CORR-IMPACT INCARCERATION
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
HUMAN RIGHTS-HOUSING-ARREST
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
HOUSING-GRANTS TO HOMELESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
INC TX-RENTAL-EX FELONS
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SNAP RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
BUS CORP-BOARD RACE SEX
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
CD CORR-RELEASEE-REENTRY INFO
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
LIMITED COOPERATIVE ASSOC ACT
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES
Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-80)
PROP TX-SOUTHLAND PROPERTY
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
COM COL-CHICAGO-ELECT BOARD
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
ANTI-HARASSMENT TASK FORCE
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
2020 CENSUS GRANT PROGRAM ACT
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
ISP-FORENSIC SERVICES-AUDIT
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
MEMORIAL-JOHN P. RIVERA
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
DPH-PAINKILLER GUIDELINES
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS-FUNDING
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
MINIMUM WAGE/INCOME TAX CREDIT

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