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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Justin Slaughter sponsors or co-sponsors 125 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 21, 2019


Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27) sponsored 15 bills in the second quarter of 2019, seven more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 110 bills, 63 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 Slaughter sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
VICTIM STATEMENTS-DISCOVERY
April 11
BLIGHTED BUILDINGS & PROPERTY
April 2
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
April 9
CDB-BUSINESS REPORT
April 5
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
May 6
JUV CT-DETENTION SCREENING
April 22
VEH CD-IMPOUNDED VEHICLES
April 15
CONSUMER FRAUD-CRIMINAL RECORD
April 11
VEH CD-MOBILE HOME DEALERS
May 21
CRIM PRO-INCARCERATION CREDIT
April 11
KEEP INTERNET DEVICES SAFE ACT
May 2
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
April 5
CD CORR-RETAIL THEFT PROGRAM
April 12
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
April 11
CLEAN WATER WORKFORCE PIPELINE

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
INC TX-HEAD COUNT CREDIT
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
BUSINESS-TECH
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT POP
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
CD CORR-REFERRAL SERVICES
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
SCH CD-TEACHERS-EVALUATIONS
Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26)
ILLEGAL PRESCRIBER LICENSE USE
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
CD CORR-PATHWAY TO COMMUNITY
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
CD CORR-PATHWAY TO COMMUNITY
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
CD CORR-PATHWAY TO COMMUNITY
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. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CD CORR-DEPT OMBUDSMAN
Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SCH CD-EDU LICENSE-SKILL TEST
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57)
SCH CD-ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
BUSINESS-TECH
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
JUVENILE JUSTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
JUVENILE JUSTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
EQUITABLE RESTROOM-BABY CHANGE
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
$DEPT AGRIC-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-101)
RECOGNIZE-NAT. DAY OF PRAYER
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. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
SOCIAL STATUS-BLACK MALES
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
CF AWARENESS MONTH
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
VIOLENCE-HEALTH CRISIS
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
JUV CT-APPLICABILITY
Rep. John Connor (D-85)
CRIM CD-EAVESDROP EXTENSION
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
CD CORR-PROBATION VIOLATION
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
SAFE SCHOOLS/HEALTHY LEARNING
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
INS CD-COLLABORATIVE CARE
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER INTERNS
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-POLICE AND FIRE
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
CONAMEND-INCOME TAX RATES
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
CD CORR-SENTENCING-REDUCE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CD CORR-CONDITIONS OF PAROLE
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
MHDDSA-FAMILY COUNSELING
Rep. John M. Cabello (R-68); Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
POLICE TRAINING-CERTIFICATION
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
SCH CD-SCH BOOKING STATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48); Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
SCH CD-MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
PROMPT PAYMENT-CONTRACTORS
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7); Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE
Sen. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
CRIM PRO-MISDEMEANANT PROGRAM
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
SCH CD-TEACHERS-EVALUATIONS
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT-SUNSET
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASSISTED LIVING-DISCRIMINATION
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
DHS-CHILD CARE PROGRAM
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
DHS-CHILD CARE PROGRAM
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-38)
ILLINOIS BANK ON INITIATIVE
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57)
CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY-INTERVIEW
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. Mattie Hunter (D-3); Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
VEH CD-LICENSE-CHILD SUPPORT
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
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92)
INSTALLMENT SALES-DEFINITIONS
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
INC TX-FRINGE
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
Sen. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16)
DCFS-APPRENTICESHIP STIPENDS
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17); Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
FILM TAX CREDIT-PERMANENT
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
ATTY GEN-WORKER PROTECT UNIT
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17); Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
CRIM PRO-ALIEN ADVISEMENT
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION
Sen. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SNAP-COLLEGE STUDENTS
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
SCH CD-OFFICE OF SCH SAFETY
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE-SUNSET
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
PUB AID-RESEARCH PROJECT
Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57); Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
CD CORR-MEDICAID SCREENING
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
COOK CTY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Sen. Napoleon Harris, III (D-15); Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26)
MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV DBE
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
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5)
DCFS-TRANSITIONING YOUTH
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. Michael Halpin (D-72)
HIGHER ED-IN-STATE TUITION
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
HEALTH-PREGNANCY/POSTPARTUM
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
JUV CT-FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19); Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE-BUSINESS
Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19); Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-38)
BUS ENTERPRISE-ST CONTRACTS
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48); Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
GROW STEM TEACHERS ACT
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17); Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
ELEC CODE-STUDENT VOTE
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40)
BANKING-CANNABIS BUSINESSES
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Sen. Napoleon Harris, III (D-15); Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26)
BEP-CONTRACT DIVERSITY
Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROCURE-DURATION OF CONTRACTS
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-PARENT-VICTIM-SERVICES
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14)
CAREER-WORKFORCE TRANSITION
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
SCH CD-NURSE-MEDICAL CANNABIS
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
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