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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Arthur Turner sponsors or co-sponsors 61 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 4, 2019

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Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9) sponsored 12 bills in the second quarter of 2019, four more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 49 bills, two more than the average, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the second quarter, 117 representatives sponsored legislation, with Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113) sponsoring the most with 36 bills. There were 120 representatives that co-sponsored legislation, with Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24) co-sponsoring 129 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 second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
CD CORR-PATHWAY TO COMMUNITY
April 9
BUSINESS-TECH
April 9
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
April 4
COMMEND-ALBERT P. CAREY
April 25
CONGRATS-PROVIDENCE ST. MEL
April 30
ALPHA PHI ALPHA DAY
April 30
CONGRATS-JOHN MARSHALL H.S.
May 27
CONGRATS-ARIKANA CHIHOMBORI
April 15
FILM TAX CREDIT-PERMANENT
May 6
PEN CD-CTPF-PENSION DEDUCTIONS
April 5
PILOT PROGRAM-COOK CO-EXPUNGE
May 2
RESCIND-CORWIN AMENDMENT

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
MEDICAID-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Rep. Andrew S. Chesney (R-89)
WILDLIFE-ENDANGERED SPECIES
Rep. Tom Demmer (R-90)
LIQUOR-DISTILLER PUBS
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); Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57)
SCH CD-ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
GRATUITIES-RETENTION-PROHIBIT
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
CD CORR-RELEASEE-REENTRY INFO
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
SERVICE ANIMALS-ACCOMMODATIONS
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59); Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
JUVENILE JUSTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA DAY
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
LEGALIZED CANNABIS-AG STUDY
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
SPORTS WAGERING-IGB STUDY
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
SPORTS WAGERING-IGB STUDY
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
LEGALIZED CANNABIS-AG STUDY
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
VIOLENCE-HEALTH CRISIS
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
CIV PRO-SHORT SALE RESALE
Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-37); Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
PRISONER ACCESS JOB WEBSITES
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
CD CORR-PROBATION VIOLATION
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
DRYCLEANER RESPONSE TRUST FUND
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
UNIV OF IL-STUDENT TRUSTEE
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86)
PENCD-DNST FIRE-SECONDARY EMPT
Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19)
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-SUNSET
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
CONAMEND-INCOME TAX RATES
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
MEDICAL-MINOR'S CONSENT
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
NURSING HOME CARE ACT-VARIOUS
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
VEH CD-LICENSE TO WORK ACT
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-PARENT-VICTIM-SERVICES
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
SCH CD-EMPLOYMENT-OFFENDERS
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
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