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Illinois General Assembly: HB3493 actions on March 29

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019

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The following actions were taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB3493 ("prescription drug-afford"): "Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa" and "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee".

The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.

In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.

The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39) on Feb. 15, "creates the Prescription Drug Affordability Act" and "defines terms," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40), Fred Crespo (D-44), Mary E. Flowers (D-31), Thaddeus Jones (D-29), Robert Rita (D-28) and Karina Villa (D-49).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
April 18
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
April 11
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
April 2
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
March 29
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
March 29
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 27
House
Remains in Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Committee
March 27
House
Motion Do Pass - Lost Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Committee
March 6
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
March 5
House
Assigned to Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Committee
March 1
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Feb. 15
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 15
House
First Reading
Feb. 15
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi

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