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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Jonathan Carroll sponsors or co-sponsors 115 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 18, 2019

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Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) sponsored 11 bills in the second quarter of 2019, three more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 104 bills, 57 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 Carroll sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 3
DEAF-HARD OF HEARING-DEAFBLIND
May 30
DEAF-HARD OF HEARING-DEAFBLIND
April 3
HEALTH-TECH
April 12
CONGRATS-TEAMS ELITE SKATERS
April 16
USE/OCC TX-SCHOOL LUNCH
April 10
COSMETICS-ANIMAL TESTING
April 30
CMS PROGRAMS-AGENCY ATTENDANCE
April 30
INS CD-MENTAL HEALTH PARITY
April 16
VEH CD-CONSTRUCTION ZONE
April 30
PERSONNEL CD-ELIGIBILITY LISTS
May 28
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
CANNABIS REGULATION & TAX ACT
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
CANNABIS REGULATION & TAX ACT
Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
CANNABIS REGULATION & TAX ACT
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
INC TX-HEAD COUNT CREDIT
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
VOCATIONAL ACADEMIES-GRANTS
Rep. Tom Demmer (R-90)
TWP CD-TWP CONSOLIDATION
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
FREEDOM TO WORK-ALL EMPLOYEES
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
FREEDOM TO WORK-ALL EMPLOYEES
Rep. John M. Cabello (R-68); Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
ST POLICE-ONLINE PAYMENTS
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-54)
SCH CD-SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
PROBATE-GUARDIAN AD LITEM FEES
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
DHS-MEDICAID-PRESCRIBER ED
Rep. John Connor (D-85); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
VEH CD-FIRST OFFENDER LICENSE
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. David Koehler (D-46)
SCH CD-SPECIAL ED COMPLAINTS
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
MCHENRY COUNTY-VARIOUS
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-9)
DATA PRIVACY ACT
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
BUSINESS-TECH
Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45); Sen. Donald P. DeWitte (R-33)
KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HOSPITAL-HEALTH INSURANCE POST
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
INS CODE-HEARING AIDS
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
PROCURE DOMESTIC PRODUCTS
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. David Koehler (D-46)
SCH CD-SPECIAL ED SERVICES
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
COUNTY CD-TRANSITIONAL AUDITS
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
TWP & ROAD DIST-CONSOLIDATIONS
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
SERVICE ANIMALS-ACCOMMODATIONS
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59); Sen. Terry Link (D-30)
TWP CD-ATTESTATION OF FUNDS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4); Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8)
EQUITABLE RESTROOM-BABY CHANGE
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60); Sen. Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
CRIM CD-PLACE OF WORSHIP
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-66)
ELEC CODE-PETITION SIGNATURES
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
REVENUE-PROPERTY TAX FUND
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
SAFETY-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Don Harmon (D-39)
KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK ROAD
Rep. Andrew S. Chesney (R-89); Sen. Brian W. Stewart (R-45)
TROOPER JONES-STORY HIGHWAY
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
COMMEND-DR. STEVEN NASATIR
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
IL EPILEPSY ADVOCACY DAY
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler (R-50)
INTERNET SAFETY
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
DACA LEGISLATION-U.S. CONGRESS
Rep. David McSweeney (R-52)
INVEST IN KIDS FUNDING
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
COMMEND-DR. STEVEN NASATIR
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ACUPUNCTURE-CHINESE HERBOLOGY
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ACUPUNCTURE-CHINESE HERBOLOGY
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. John Connor (D-85)
VEH CD-POLICE MEMORIAL SPOUSES
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
IDPH-PHLEBOTOMY-TRAINING
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
CHARTER SCH COMMISSION-ABOLISH
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
LOC GOVT OFFICER COMPENSATION
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
LOC GOVT OFFICER COMPENSATION
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
LOC GOVT OFFICER COMPENSATION
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
PEN CD-CHI TCH-RETURN TO WORK
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. Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16)
DHFS-TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
UNIV OF IL-STUDENT TRUSTEE
Sen. Napoleon Harris, III (D-15); Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
REPORT-SETTING OF WATER RATES
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
ALZHEIMER'S-ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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
Sen. Martin A. Sandoval (D-11); Rep. John C. D'Amico (D-15)
VEH CD-DIESEL EMISSIONS
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
INS CD-COLLABORATIVE CARE
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
ICCB-ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-POLICE AND FIRE
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
ADDICTION PREVENTION TSK FORCE
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
NOTARY PUBLIC-NOTICE
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
NOTARY PUBLIC-NOTICE
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32); Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES-REPEAL
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
SCH CD-STUDENT TEACHER-VIDEO
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
SCH CD-SCH BOOKING STATION
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
CANCEL CONTRACT SENIORS 15 DAY
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
PUBLIC OFFICERS-HIRING SELF
Rep. John Connor (D-85); Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28)
IDPH-MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29); Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
INS CODE-DENTAL ANESTHETICS
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
SCHOOL CODE-ASTHMA MEDICATION
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
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. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
MILITARY DISCOUNT-DEPENDENTS
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Lance Yednock (D-76)
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FREEDOM
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16); Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
NURSING HOME CARE ACT-VARIOUS
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
DHFS-MEDICAID-LONG TERM CARE
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
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-41)
SOCIAL WORKER AUTHORIZED EXAM
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40)
BANKING-CANNABIS BUSINESSES
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
SCH CD-SPECIAL ED AGREEMENTS
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
EQUITABLE RESTROOMS-ALL-GENDER
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Steve McClure (R-50)
PEDIATRIC CANCER LICENSE PLATE
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

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