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Q2 2019 Legislation: Rep. Michelle Mussman sponsors or co-sponsors 76 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 24, 2019

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Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56) sponsored nine bills in the second quarter of 2019, one more than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 67 bills, 20 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 Mussman sponsored in the second quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
April 9
TASK FORCE-HUMAN SERVICES
April 8
SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK
May 8
SCH CD-SEXUAL ASSAULT-REPORT
April 11
CHILD PERFORMERS-TRUST ACCOUNT
April 11
SCH CD-SPEECH COMMUNICATION
April 23
STATE CONTRACTING TASK FORCE
April 30
ICCB-ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
April 11
UCCJA-DISCLOSURE OF ADDRESS
May 24
WAIVER OF SCHOOL CODE MANDATES

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
INC TX-HEAD COUNT CREDIT
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. Mike Murphy (R-99); Sen. Andy Manar (D-48)
SCH CD-REQUIRED COURSE-MATH
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
PROP TX-HOMESTEAD
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115); Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38)
AGING-ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Laura Fine (D-9)
DHS-MEDICAID-PRESCRIBER ED
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
SCHCD-EMPLOYEE TRAUMA TRAINING
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
INS CODE-HEARING AIDS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44); Sen. Laura Ellman (D-21)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42)
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
COURTS-TECH
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
GREAT LAKES APPRECIATION DAY
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
TRAUMA-INFORMED AWARENESS DAY
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-INVESTMENT
Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21)
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER DAY
Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-74)
SPINAL ATROPHY AWARENESS MONTH
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
Sen. Jason A. Barickman (R-53); Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
STUDENT RECORDS DESTRUCTION
Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23); Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
IDPH-PHLEBOTOMY-TRAINING
Rep. Kelly M. Burke (D-36)
STATE TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
PRAIRIE RESEARCH-MICROPLASTICS
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
CORONER-SUDDEN INFANT DEATH
Sen. John F. Curran (R-41); Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
COUNTY CD-RETAILERS' REVENUE
Sen. Linda Holmes (D-42); Rep. Jeff Keicher (R-70)
INSURANCE-DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM
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
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
DCFS-FOSTER CARE SURVEY
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33)
SALVAGE VEHICLES-AUCTION
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
JUV CT-DURATION OF WARDSHIP
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
VEH CD-ZIPPER MERGE
Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-10)
TOBACCO PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
PERSONNEL-INTERNS-DISABILITY
Sen. Neil Anderson (R-36)
LICENSE PLATES-MOTORCYCLES
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
HOME BIRTH CRISIS COMMITTEE
Sen. Don Harmon (D-39); Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
CONAMEND-INCOME TAX RATES
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
PUB AID-JOB SEARCH EXEMPTION
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78); Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29)
MHDDSA-FAMILY COUNSELING
Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
MEDICAL-MINOR'S CONSENT
Rep. Natalie A. Manley (D-98); Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
CRIM CD-FEMALE GEN MUTILATION
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
ANCRA-CRIM INVESTIGATIONS
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (D-38)
ILLINOIS BANK ON INITIATIVE
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7); Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
IDPH-SUICIDE PREVENTION
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. Robert Peters (D-13); Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SNAP-COLLEGE STUDENTS
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
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
SALES TAX-REDUCED RATE-CONDOMS
Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28); Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27); Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22)
CRIM PRO-VIDEO-SENTENCING
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
PERSONNEL CD-ELIGIBILITY LISTS
Sen. Ann Gillespie (D-27); Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53)
COM COL-MANUFACTURING GRANTS
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57)
STATE TREASURER-REAL PROPERTY
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-38); Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
CMS-DHFS-ACA PROTECTIONS
Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-51)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
SCH CD-EMPLOYMENT-OFFENDERS
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
SCH CD-EMPLOYMENT-OFFENDERS
Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29); Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
INC TX-ORGAN DONATION
Sen. Suzy Glowiak (D-24)
NATIVE AMERICAN EMPLOY PLAN
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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