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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Arthur Turner sponsors or co-sponsors 65 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 3, 2019

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Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9) sponsored 16 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 20 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 49 bills, 10 less than 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 Turner sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
March 18
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 6
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 6
TRANSPORTATION-TECH
Feb. 11
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 11
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 11
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 11
GAMING-TECH
Feb. 13
CD CORR-PATHWAY TO COMMUNITY
Feb. 15
CIV PRO-LEGAL DISABILITY
Feb. 15
DATA PRIVACY ACT
Feb. 15
BUSINESS-TECH
Feb. 15
REVENUE-VIDEO-ENTERTAINMENT
Feb. 15
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 15
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Feb. 15
FORECLOSURE-FILING FEES
March 20
CIV PRO-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
DHS-YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
NURSING DEGREE PILOT PROGRAM
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT POP
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
CRIM PRO-PENALTY REDUCTION
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
PROP TX-RENTAL HOUSING
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
ED EMPLOYEE-IMPASSE PROCEDURES
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
DHS-BUILDING TRADES PROGRAM
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
TITLE-SECURED LOANS
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
DCFS-PAYMENT RATE INCREASES
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CD CORR-SENTENCE CREDIT
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CD CORR-SENTENCE CREDIT
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CD CORR-SENTENCE CREDIT
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CD CORR-SENTENCE CREDIT
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
EXPUNGEMENT-DECRIMINALIZATION
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
EXPUNGEMENT-DECRIMINALIZATION
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
EXPUNGEMENT-DECRIMINALIZATION
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC & GAS
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
GEOLOCATION PRIVACY PROTECTION
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
MEDICAID-MANAGED CARE PAYMENTS
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86)
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC PROCUREMENT
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CD CORR-DEPT OMBUDSMAN
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
LOCAL WIND ENERGY REGULATION
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92)
SCHOOL BUILDING REHABILITATION
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
STATE AGENCY BONUS PROHIBITION
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
REPORTING PRISONER DEATHS
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
UTILITIES-INFRASTRUCTURE
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
HUMAN RIGHTS-HOUSING-ARREST
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. Robert Martwick (D-19)
STUDENT ONLINE PROTECTION
Rep. Jerry Costello, II (D-116)
PENCD-SERS-CONSERVATION POLICE
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
2020 CENSUS GRANT PROGRAM ACT
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
NCI DESIGNATION-SUPPORT
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
NCI DESIGNATION-SUPPORT
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
NCI DESIGNATION-SUPPORT
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
CONGRATS-SIU
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
MEMORIAL-JOHN P. RIVERA
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
MINIMUM WAGE/INCOME TAX CREDIT
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
MINIMUM WAGE/INCOME TAX CREDIT

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