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Illinois General Assembly: HB2137 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019


The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB2137 ("no funds w/out revenue est"): "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee."

The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.

In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.

The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50) on Feb. 6, "creates the Revenue Estimate Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Mark Batinick (R-97), Thomas M. Bennett (R-106), Terri Bryant (R-115), Tim Butler (R-87), Dan Caulkins (R-101), Andrew S. Chesney (R-89), C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100), Tom Demmer (R-90), Jim Durkin (R-82), Randy E. Frese (R-94), Amy Grant (R-42), Brad Halbrook (R-102), Norine K. Hammond (R-93), Jeff Keicher (R-70), Michael T. Marron (R-104), Deanne M. Mazzochi (R-47), Michael P. McAuliffe (R-20), Tony McCombie (R-71), Margo McDermed (R-37), David McSweeney (R-52), Chris Miller (R-110), Thomas Morrison (R-54), Mike Murphy (R-99), Lindsay Parkhurst (R-79), Steven Reick (R-63), Dave Severin (R-117), Allen Skillicorn (R-66), Ryan Spain (R-73), Daniel Swanson (R-74), Dan Ugaste (R-65), Michael D. Unes (R-91), Tom Weber (R-64), Grant Wehrli (R-41), David A. Welter (R-75) and Patrick Windhorst (R-118).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
March 29
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 25
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
March 7
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
March 6
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
March 6
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
March 5
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
Feb. 19
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
Feb. 6
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 6
House
First Reading
Feb. 6
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler

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