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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Kambium Buckner sponsors or co-sponsors 58 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 24, 2019

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Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26) sponsored 11 bills in the second quarter of 2019, three more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 47 bills, equal to 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 Buckner sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
ILLEGAL PRESCRIBER LICENSE USE
April 1
DENTAL ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS
April 8
CON FRAUD UNSOLICITED CHECKS
April 11
VICTIM STATEMENTS-DISCOVERY
May 7
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS-G.A.
May 21
CONSUMER FRAUD-CRIMINAL RECORD
April 12
MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV DBE
April 11
PEN CD-CTPF-PENSION DEDUCTIONS
April 9
BEP-CONTRACT DIVERSITY
April 12
SCH CD-COMPULSORY SCHOOL AGE
May 29
FINANCE-TECH

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
CD CORR-REFERRAL SERVICES
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
ELIMINATE RACIAL PROFILING ACT
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
FREEDOM TO WORK-ALL EMPLOYEES
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
ALZHEIMER'S SCRATCH-OFF
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
PROBATE-ASSAULT OF ELDERLY
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
HGHR ED-EARLY CHILDHOOD GRANT
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
JUVENILE JUSTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
METRA ELECTRIC LINE FARES
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
TRAUMA-INFORMED AWARENESS DAY
Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-101)
RECOGNIZE-NAT. DAY OF PRAYER
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. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. John Connor (D-85)
VEH CD-POLICE MEMORIAL SPOUSES
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-NON-EXEMPT PURPOSE
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
PEN CD-CHI TCH-RETURN TO WORK
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
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. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
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. 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. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (D-5)
STATEWIDE GANG DATABASE-REPEAL
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
SCH CD-SCH BOOKING STATION
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
ELEC CD-PRESIDENT-TAX RETURNS
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. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
ATTY GEN-WORKER PROTECT UNIT
Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14); Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
SCH CD-OFFICE OF SCH SAFETY
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. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. John M. Cabello (R-68)
SPEC PLATES-POLICE/FIREFIGHTER
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2); Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
JAILS-PRISONS-VOTING
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS

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