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Illinois General Assembly: HB3579 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee


By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019


The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB3579 ("pace-diversity goals"): "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. Justin Slaughter (D-27) on Feb. 15, "amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representative also co-sponsored the bill: Celina Villanueva (D-21).

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

March 29
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 13
To Agency Operation Subcommittee
March 6
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
March 5
Assigned to State Government Administration Committee
Feb. 15
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 15
First Reading
Feb. 15
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter

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