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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe sponsors or co-sponsors 29 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 25, 2019

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Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe (R-20) sponsored three bills in the second quarter of 2019, five less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 26 bills, 21 less 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 McAuliffe sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 29
SISTERS OF RESURRECTION DAY
April 11
CONGRATS-CHICAGO BEARS
April 10
DENSE BREAST TISSUE ACT

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-118)
GA-PER DIEM & COLAS
Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-80)
ASSET PROTECTION WAIVERS
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-54)
CON AMEND-TAX-2/3RDS VOTE
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
CONGRATS-LISA GUINAN
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
MEMORIAL-CAROLE A. OLDANI
Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
MCGUINNESS PRINCIPLES-SUPPORT
Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19); Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
PMP-LICENSED VETERINARIANS
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
ALZHEIMER'S-ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10); Rep. Robert Rita (D-28)
CREDIT UNION ACT-VARIOUS
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
HEALTH CARE WORKER BACKGROUND
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Sen. Brian W. Stewart (R-45); Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-74)
MILITARY JUSTICE-UNIFORM CODE
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86)
PENCD-DNST FIRE-SECONDARY EMPT
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE
Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36)
LICENSE PLATES-MOTORCYCLES
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
SCHOOL CODE-ASTHMA MEDICATION
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18); Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35)
EMS SYSTEMS-OVERDOSE REPORTING
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
DHFS-MEDICAID-LONG TERM CARE
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. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Sen. Martin A. Sandoval (D-11)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE-SUNSET
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY

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