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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Ann M. Williams sponsors or co-sponsors 79 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 5, 2019


Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11) sponsored 22 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 14 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 57 bills, two 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 Williams sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Jan. 30
BROADBAND PROCURE & DISCLOSURE
Jan. 30
TITLE INS-CHOICE OF COMPANY
Feb. 6
LOCATION SURVEILLANCE
Feb. 8
EPA-LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
Feb. 13
GA & ST BUILDING-ACCESSIBILITY
Feb. 14
ELEC CODE-ISBE TRANSPARENCY
Feb. 14
PERSONAL INFO PROTECT-TERMS
Feb. 14
GEOLOCATION PRIVACY PROTECTION
Feb. 14
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Feb. 14
FIREFIGHTER-WEIGHT CARRY LIMIT
Feb. 14
LOCAL WIND ENERGY REGULATION
Feb. 14
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 14
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Feb. 15
CARRYOUT BAG FEE ACT
Feb. 15
REGULATION-TECH
Feb. 15
RESTAURANT ANTI-HARASSMENT
Feb. 15
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Feb. 15
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Feb. 14
LEAD SERVICE LINES
March 20
FOSTER CARE SHADOW DAY
March 6
HEALING ART MALPRACTICE-REPEAL
Jan. 29
ILLINOIS TRUST CODE

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
INS CODE-BIRTH CONTROL
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
SEIZURE SMART SCHOOL ACT
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-71)
CRIM CODE-AGG BAT-EMPLOYEES
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
ST CAPITOL PRESIDENT STATUES
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
JUV CT-SPECIAL IMMIGRANT MINOR
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
FREEDOM TO DISCLOSE
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
CHARTER SCH COMMISSION-ABOLISH
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
MEDICAID-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Rep. John C. D'Amico (D-15)
INC TX-LEAD PIPE REMOVAL
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
PROP TX-RENTAL HOUSING
Rep. Lance Yednock (D-76)
FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
EMS SYSTEMS-OVERDOSE REPORTING
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
ELECTED CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
ED EMPLOYEE-IMPASSE PROCEDURES
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
SCH CD-HISTORY-LGBT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
MENTAL HLTH MODERNIZATION ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT PROGRAM
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
PROPERTY-CONSERVATION RIGHTS
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
MEDICAID-SUPPORTIVE FACILITIES
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
RETENTION OF IL STUDENTS ACT
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SCHOOL CONFERENCE NO TERMINATE
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
CIV PRO-ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86)
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC PROCUREMENT
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
DATA BROKER REGISTRATION ACT
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
TREE CUTTING-PROTECTED LAND
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi (R-47)
INS CODE-PHARM BENEFIT MANAGER
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY COMM
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SNAP RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
WATER HEATER SAFETY VALVE ACT
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
PEN CD-PROHIBITED TRANSACTIONS
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS-UNDER 21
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
KYOTO PROTOCOL OF 1998
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
KYOTO PROTOCOL OF 1998
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PEN CD-EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
DHS-CHILD CARE-INCOME LEVELS
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
STUDENT ONLINE PROTECTION
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
INS CD-COVERAGE FOR INHALANTS
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
GUARDIANS-MINOR:NON-US PARENT
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
HEALTH-TECH
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
CITIZENSHIP-U.S. ADOPTEES
Rep. Michael T. Marron (R-104)
COAL ASH TASK FORCE
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
DACA LEGISLATION-U.S. CONGRESS
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Rep. Michael Halpin (D-72); Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36)
UNDESIGNATED GLUCAGON-SCHOOLS

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