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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Martin J. Moylan sponsors or co-sponsors 63 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 17, 2019

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Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55) sponsored 12 bills in the second quarter of 2019, four more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 51 bills, four more than the average, according to a North Cook News 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 Moylan sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 5
CONGRATS-MWHS GIRLS BASKETBALL
April 24
RECOGNIZE-IL RAILROADS
April 24
COMMEND-NICK KOROMPILAS
April 11
PERSONNEL-STATE RESIDENTS
April 11
HIGH SPEED RAILWAY COMMISSION
April 11
INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD
April 9
CDB-VARIOUS
April 12
COMPLETE STREETS ACT
April 11
RIVERBOAT GAMBLING-LAND-BASED
May 22
IDOT-COMPLETE STREETS-BICYCLES
April 11
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTAL HYGIENIST
April 8
ABANDONED MOBILE HOMES

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT POP
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
TITLE-SECURED LOANS
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. John M. Cabello (R-68); Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
ST POLICE-ONLINE PAYMENTS
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
SAFE PATIENT LIMITS
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
CITIZENS EMPOWERMENT ACT
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Christopher Belt (D-57)
SCH CD-ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
HUMAN RIGHTS-HOUSING-ARREST
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
CLEAN WATER WORKFORCE PIPELINE
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111); Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
AMERICAN MADE ILLINOIS FLAGS
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Rep. Andrew S. Chesney (R-89); Sen. Brian W. Stewart (R-45)
TROOPER JONES-STORY HIGHWAY
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
INTERNET SAFETY
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
CAPITAL PLAN-NATURAL AREAS
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
LOC GOVT OFFICER COMPENSATION
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18); Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35)
VEH CD-EXCESSIVE IDLING
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
DRYCLEANER RESPONSE TRUST FUND
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
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
EPA-PERMITS-ETHYLENE OXIDE
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
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. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
COUNTY JAIL GOOD BEHAVIOR
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
CONAMEND-INCOME TAX RATES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27)
EPA-BPA-BUSINESS RECORDS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
PUBLIC OFFICERS-HIRING SELF
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112); Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
HUMAN BREAST MILK COVERAGE
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Michael E. Hastings (D-19); Sen. David Koehler (D-46); Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86); Rep. Charles Meier (R-108)
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WORKFORCE
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
MILITARY DISCOUNT-DEPENDENTS
Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
USE/OCC TAX-DATA CENTERS
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
ATTY GEN-WORKER PROTECT UNIT
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
LOTTERY-SCRATCH-OFF-SCHOOLS
Sen. David Koehler (D-46); Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
SCH CD-MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
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. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
SCH CD-PARENT-VICTIM-SERVICES
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
OPEN MEETINGS-TRAINING

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