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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Delia C. Ramirez sponsors or co-sponsors 65 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 13, 2019

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Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4) sponsored six bills in the second quarter of 2019, two less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 59 bills, 12 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 Ramirez sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
EQUITABLE RESTROOM-BABY CHANGE
May 21
PROP TX-FORMER INCARCERATED
May 22
CONGRATS-CSC CONSULTING GROUP
April 2
INCARCERATED PARENTS-CHILDREN
April 11
DRIVR ED-BIKE&PEDSTRIAN SAFETY
April 11
PUB AID-RESEARCH PROJECT

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
CANNABIS REGULATION & TAX ACT
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS-DRUG PRICE
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
DCFS-PAYMENT RATE INCREASES
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
BLOCKCHAIN BUS DEVELOPMENT ACT
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
FREEDOM TO WORK-ALL EMPLOYEES
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115); Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38)
AGING-ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
ABOLISH MONETARY BAIL
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HIGHER ED-MENTAL HEALTH INFO
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HOSPITAL-HEALTH INSURANCE POST
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19); Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
STUDENT ONLINE PROTECTION
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
CD CORR-RELEASEE-REENTRY INFO
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
JUVENILE JUSTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
COMMEND-BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS ILL
Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-101)
RECOGNIZE-NAT. DAY OF PRAYER
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION ACT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
CF AWARENESS MONTH
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
VIOLENCE-HEALTH CRISIS
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
CHARTER SCH COMMISSION-ABOLISH
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
PEN CD-CHI TCH-RETURN TO WORK
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
UNIV OF IL-STUDENT TRUSTEE
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
IDOT-COMPLETE STREETS-BICYCLES
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
CONAMEND-INCOME TAX RATES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112); Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
SCH CD-MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
MHDDSA-FAMILY COUNSELING
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (D-5)
STATEWIDE GANG DATABASE-REPEAL
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7); Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
IDPH-SUICIDE PREVENTION
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
EVIDENCE-IMMIGRATION STATUS
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. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16)
DCFS-APPRENTICESHIP STIPENDS
Sen. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SNAP-COLLEGE STUDENTS
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. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-PARENT-VICTIM-SERVICES
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2)
SCH CD-SCHOOL COUNCIL-OFFENDER
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION

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