North Cook News

North Cook News

Friday, October 18, 2019

Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Michelle Mussman sponsors or co-sponsors 93 bills

Legislation

By Local Labs News Service | Jun 25, 2019


Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56) sponsored 25 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 11 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 68 bills, nine more than the average, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the first quarter, 119 representatives sponsored legislation, with Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) sponsoring the most with 940 bills. There were 119 representatives that co-sponsored legislation, with Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) co-sponsoring 169 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 Mussman sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Jan. 28
PAWNBROKER-STOLEN PROPERTY
Jan. 28
INS CODE-BIRTH CONTROL
Jan. 29
FIREARM DISPOSITION RECORDS
Feb. 1
DIGITAL FAIR REPAIR ACT
Feb. 6
PROCURE-WORK VERIFY SOFTWARE
Feb. 13
STATE CONTRACTING TASK FORCE
Feb. 14
FOOD SERVICE BAN LATEX GLOVES
Feb. 14
SIKH AWARENESS MONTH
Feb. 14
TASK FORCE-HUMAN SERVICES
Feb. 14
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Feb. 15
CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT ACT
Feb. 15
PLASTIC STRAW BAN
Feb. 15
ELEC CODE-CAMPAIGN FUNDS
Feb. 15
CHILD LABOR-CHILD MODEL-TRUST
Feb. 15
PHYSICIAN GIFT BAN ACT
Feb. 15
CHILD CARE-ACTIVE SHOOTER PLAN
Feb. 15
GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD DONOR
Jan. 24
CRIM CD-UUW-FIREARM DETECTION
Jan. 25
USE/OCC TAX-DURABLE MEDICAL
March 18
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
March 20
NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES
Feb. 6
SIKH APPRECIATION MONTH
March 27
STATE CONTRACTING TASK FORCE
March 27
CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT ACT
March 27
ICCB-ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
TRACK-SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
ST CAPITOL PRESIDENT STATUES
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
CRIM CD-PANGOLIN PRODUCTS
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
MEDICAID-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
MHDDAA-DEV DISABIL WORKER WAGE
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
CONS FRAUD-REBATE CARD-FEES
Rep. Michael D. Unes (R-91); Sen. Jil Tracy (R-47)
SCH CD-DIPLOMA-MILITARY-KIA
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
DHS-EARLY INTERVENTION RATES
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
INC TX-SOUNDPROOFING
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SCH CD-PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92)
HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
SCH CD-HISTORY-LGBT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
MENTAL HLTH MODERNIZATION ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
GA & ST BUILDING-ACCESSIBILITY
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT PROGRAM
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
PUBLIC DEFENDER-TASK FORCE
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
MEDICAID-MENTAL HEALTH-YOUTH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
IL DISABILITY INTEGRATION ACT
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
OPIOID PRESCRIBER REQUIREMENTS
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
INS CODE-DENTAL ANESTHETIC
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
EXTENSION OF CREDIT-DISCLOSURE
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
DHFS-PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
OIL & GAS-WELL
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SCHOOL CONFERENCE NO TERMINATE
Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
STATE TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
MEDICAID-ADJUNCTIVE DENTAL
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
TREE CUTTING-PROTECTED LAND
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY COMM
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
SCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEW
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
TASK FORCE-SEXUAL ABUSE REVIEW
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
TASK FORCE-SEXUAL ABUSE REVIEW
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
HOUSING-GRANTS TO HOMELESS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
SUBMINIMUM WAGE PHASE-OUT
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45)
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
HIGHER ED-MENTAL HEALTH INFO
Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26)
VEH CD-DISABILITIES AWARENESS
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
HEALTH CARE-CLOSED CAPTIONING
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
CRIM CD-DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
DHS-PUNS DATABASE
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PEN CD-EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
IDPH-PHLEBOTOMY-TRAINING
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
GUARDIANS-MINOR:NON-US PARENT
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
FOID-DENIAL & REVOC-STALKING
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY-INTERVIEW
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
2020 CENSUS GRANT PROGRAM ACT
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
URGE CREATION OF CANCER CAUCUS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
CITIZENSHIP-U.S. ADOPTEES
Rep. Tim Butler (R-87)
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MNTH
Rep. Tim Butler (R-87)
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MNTH
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
HONOR WOMEN IN FACILITIES
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
ROBOCALLS-PREVENTION
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
DPH-PAINKILLER GUIDELINES
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
CANCER SCREEN WEEK
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
BREAST CANCER PROGRAM FUNDING
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION

Want to get notified whenever we write about Illinois State House District 56 ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Illinois State House District 56, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Illinois State House District 56

More News