Chicago City Wire

Chicago City Wire

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe sponsors or co-sponsors 45 bills

Legislation

By Local Labs News Service | Jul 4, 2019

Generalcourt3

Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe (R-20) sponsored eight bills in the first quarter of 2019, 28 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 37 bills, 22 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 McAuliffe sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Feb. 5
VEH CD-INSPECTION STATIONS
Feb. 13
PMP-LICENSED VETERINARIANS
Feb. 15
PROP TX-FIRST RESPONDERS
Feb. 15
PROPERTY TAX-AIRCRAFT NOISE
March 29
JUSSIE ACT-FILM TAX CREDIT
March 12
CONGRATS-JOSEPH DONNELLY
Feb. 5
CONGRATS-MARIA DELGADO
March 20
SISTERS OF RESURRECTION DAY

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT-SUNSET
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
GA-REVENUE ESTIMATE
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
NO FUNDS W/OUT REVENUE EST
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
SCH CD-ROE-GRANT PROGRAMS
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
EMS SYSTEMS-OVERDOSE REPORTING
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
ELECTED CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD
Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-118)
ABORTION LAW-VIABILITY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
FIRE PROTECTION DIST-CONTRACTS
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Mike Murphy (R-99)
LOCAL ROT-SOURCING-COLLECTION
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
BEHAVIOR ANALYST-LICENSURE
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35)
SUICIDE-FIRST RESPONDERS
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
DFPR-OPTOMETRIC INVESTIGATOR
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
MEDICAID-AUTISM SPECTRUM
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS CODING
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
TAXPAYER FISCAL CHARTER ACT
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
BLUE COLLAR JOBS ACT
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-54)
PROP TX-BD OF REVIEW RESOURCES
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
CREDIT FILE FREEZE MINORS
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CRIM CD-PLACE OF WORSHIP
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
COM COL-CHICAGO-ELECT BOARD
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
SEX OFFENDER REG-BATTERY
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
CONAMEND-LEGISLATIVE REDISTRCT
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
CON AMEND-STATE FINANCE
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
GRADUATED INCOME TAX-OPPOSE
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
HONOR WOMEN IN FACILITIES
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
HOUSE RULES 101ST GA
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS-FUNDING
Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36); Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
DENTAL SERVICE
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35)
POLICE TRAINING-MENTAL HEALTH

Want to get notified whenever we write about Illinois State House District 20 ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Illinois State House District 20, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Illinois State House District 20

More News