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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish sponsors or co-sponsors 65 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 19, 2019

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Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish (D-16) sponsored five bills in the second quarter of 2019, three less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 60 bills, 13 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 Kalish sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
May 2
DHFS-TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP
April 2
GOVERNMENT-TECH
April 2
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
April 4
DCFS-APPRENTICESHIP STIPENDS
April 1
COOK CTY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
INC TX-HEAD COUNT CREDIT
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT POP
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
VOCATIONAL ACADEMIES-GRANTS
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PUBLIC AID-TECH
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TAX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
COURT OF CLAIMS-MEDICAL VENDOR
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
IL WATER SURVEY-WATER RATES
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
IL WATER SURVEY-WATER RATES
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
VEH CD-LICENSE TO WORK ACT
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
DHS-MEDICAID-PRESCRIBER ED
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HIGHER ED-MENTAL HEALTH INFO
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42)
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
COMMEND-DR. STEVEN NASATIR
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-101)
RECOGNIZE-NAT. DAY OF PRAYER
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
COMMEND-DR. STEVEN NASATIR
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER DAY
Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-74)
SPINAL ATROPHY AWARENESS MONTH
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
SOCIAL STATUS-BLACK MALES
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24); Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA
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. Sue Scherer (D-96)
TEACHERS-VARIOUS
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Sen. Laura Fine (D-9); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
INS CD-COLLABORATIVE CARE
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
COSMETICS-ANIMAL TESTING
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
CONAMEND-INCOME TAX RATES
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
IMMIGRATION STATUS-ACCESS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
PUB AID-JOB SEARCH EXEMPTION
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
Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7); Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
IDPH-SUICIDE PREVENTION
Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8); Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
EVIDENCE-IMMIGRATION STATUS
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
DHFS-MEDICAID-LONG TERM CARE
Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-1); Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-8)
SCH CD-OFFICE OF SCH SAFETY
Sen. David Koehler (D-46); Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
SCH CD-MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
PUB AID-RESEARCH PROJECT
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY
Sen. Omar Aquino (D-2); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
VEH CD-LICENSE TO WORK ACT
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98)
PUB AID-SNAP-JOB TRAINING
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
NEEDLE AND HYPODERMIC ACCESS
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PUBLIC DEFENDER BAIL PROGRAM
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3)
FINANCE-TECH
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4)
ALTERNATIVE ELEC/GAS SUPPLIERS
Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
HOTEL CASINO EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Sen. Scott M. Bennett (D-52); Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COAL ASH POLLUTION PREVENTION

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