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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish sponsors or co-sponsors 63 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 28, 2019

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Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16) sponsored eight bills in the first quarter of 2019, 28 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 55 bills, four less than the average, according to a North Cook News 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 Kalish sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
March 18
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Jan. 30
DHFS-MANAGED CARE EXEMPTION
Feb. 15
$IEMA-SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS
Feb. 15
CRIM CD-STALKING-VICTIM<18
Feb. 15
CONCEAL CARRY-CHURCH-PROHIBIT
March 27
CHARTER SCHOOL-BOARD TRAINING
Feb. 15
CRIM CD-MULTIP SALE OF FIREARM
March 12
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
HEALTH-TECH
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-66)
ANIMAL PROSECUTION-ADVOCATE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
MEDICAID-MCO PAYMENT INFO
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
MEDICAID-MCO PAYMENT INFO
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
CRIM PROSECUTIONS-SEX OFFENSES
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
MHDDAA-DEV DISABIL WORKER WAGE
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PATIENT RIGHTS-DRUG PLANS
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
SCH CD-ROE-GRANT PROGRAMS
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
SCH CD-TEACHERS-EVALUATIONS
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
ED EMPLOYEE-IMPASSE PROCEDURES
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
SEXUAL ASSAULT BY DECEPTION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
SCH CD-DAILY PUPIL ATTENDANCE
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
MENTAL HLTH MODERNIZATION ACT
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
PUBLIC DEFENDER-TASK FORCE
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
MEDICAID-MENTAL HEALTH-YOUTH
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
LIQUOR-CRAFT DISTILLER
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
ELEC CODE-ISBE TRANSPARENCY
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SCHOOL CONFERENCE NO TERMINATE
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86)
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC PROCUREMENT
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT ACT
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi (R-47)
INS CODE-PHARM BENEFIT MANAGER
Rep. John Connor (D-85); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
CRIM PRO-SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY COMM
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
PROP TX-SENIOR FREEZE
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
INS CODE-EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PEN CD-EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
USE/OCC TAX-FIREARMS
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-54)
PROP TX-BD OF REVIEW RESOURCES
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
RIGHTS-GOVT JOB CANDIDATES
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
HOSPITAL PATIENT PROTECTION
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CRIM CD-PLACE OF WORSHIP
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96)
EDUCATION-TECH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
FOID-DENIAL & REVOC-STALKING
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. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ILL. FAMILY ACTION-HATE SPEECH
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
SUPPORT ISRAEL
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
CONDEMN-ANTI-SEMITIC SPEECH
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
CONDEMN-ANTI-SEMITIC SPEECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ILL. FAMILY ACTION-HATE SPEECH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
MINIMUM WAGE/INCOME TAX CREDIT
Rep. William Davis (D-30); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
MHDD CD-DD SEX EDUCATION

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