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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Carol Ammons sponsors or co-sponsors 105 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 16, 2019

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Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103) sponsored 13 bills in the second quarter of 2019, five more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 92 bills, 45 more than the average, according to a Chambana Sun 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 Ammons sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 8
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
May 14
ELECTIONS-TECH
May 27
COURTS-TECH
April 2
COMMEND-BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS ILL
April 30
CONGRATS-UOFI & NIU STUDENTS
May 1
ILLINOIS DAY OF GRATITUDE
May 16
ICCB/IBHE JOINT COUNCIL
April 11
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
April 5
SANITARY DIST-PROPERTY LEASES
May 15
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DIST
May 2
EPA-MAHOMET AQUIFER
April 15
CAREER-WORKFORCE TRANSITION
May 9
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS-DRUG PRICE
Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-41)
EMPLOYMENT-TECH
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EPA-LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
CD CORR-PATHWAY TO COMMUNITY
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
POLYGRAPH EXAMS
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48); Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-102); Sen. Chapin Rose (R-51)
OPEN MEETINGS ACT-NOTICE
Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-102); Sen. Chapin Rose (R-51)
OPEN MEETINGS ACT-NOTICE
Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
CON FRAUD UNSOLICITED CHECKS
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HOSPITAL-HEALTH INSURANCE POST
Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-41); Sen. Martin A. Sandoval (D-11)
PEN CD-FIRE-DEFINED CONTRIBUTE
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25); Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17)
CD CORR-RELEASEE-REENTRY INFO
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
EQUITABLE RESTROOM-BABY CHANGE
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
CYBERSECURITY TSK FORCE-EXTEND
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Michael T. Marron (R-104)
COAL ASH TASK FORCE
Rep. Michael T. Marron (R-104)
COAL ASH TASK FORCE
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
CAPITAL PLAN-NATURAL AREAS
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
START BY BELIEVING DAY
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
COMMEND-BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS ILL
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
COMMEND-BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS ILL
Rep. Mike Murphy (R-99)
AMBUCS APPRECIATION MONTH
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
ALPHA PHI 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. Charles Meier (R-108)
KASKASKIA WATERSHED PLAN
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
EARLY CHILDHOOD ED CRISIS
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
VIOLENCE-HEALTH CRISIS
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
CIV PRO-DISSEMINATE PRIV IMAGE
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
IL POWER AGENCY-CONTRACTS
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. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
IEPA-NOTICE-NEW FACILITY
Sen. Martin A. Sandoval (D-11); Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
HIGH SPEED RAILWAY COMMISSION
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
COSMETICS-ANIMAL TESTING
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. Bob Morgan (D-58); Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52)
SANITARY DIST-PROPERTY LEASES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50); Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
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. Joyce Mason (D-61); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
CANCEL CONTRACT SENIORS 15 DAY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Rep. Thaddeus Jones (D-29); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
EXPRESSWAY SAFETY ACT-CAMERAS
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112); Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
HUMAN BREAST MILK COVERAGE
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
UTILITY-DECOMMISSION OF PLANTS
Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21); Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
COMM COLL-VOCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Dan McConchie (R-26); Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
TRACK-SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE
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. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Lance Yednock (D-76)
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FREEDOM
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. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
CIV PRO-PRAYER FOR RELIEF
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. David Koehler (D-46); Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
SCH CD-MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY
Sen. Chapin Rose (R-51); Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
SCH CD-BULLY/HARASSMENT POLICY
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
NEEDLE AND HYPODERMIC ACCESS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. Michael Halpin (D-72)
HIGHER ED-IN-STATE TUITION
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DIST
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DIST
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2); Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
JAILS-PRISONS-VOTING
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
PROCURE-RENEW ENERGY RESOURCES
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CLEAN WATER WORKFORCE PIPELINE
Sen. Terry Link (D-30); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
VEH CD-FREIGHT TRAIN CREW SIZE
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-PARENT-VICTIM-SERVICES

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