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Illinois General Assembly: HJR43 Referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 1, 2019

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The following action was taken on Feb. 28 in the House on House bill HJR43 ("us const-art v-application"): "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, occasionally leading to objections from the minority party that just a few legislators from the majority have the power to completely kill their legislation. Minority party members have objected that this makes it difficult or impossible for them to represent their constituents.

The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96) on Feb. 27, "makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Avery Bourne (R-95), Dan Brady (R-105), Terri Bryant (R-115), Kelly M. Burke (D-36), Tim Butler (R-87), Dan Caulkins (R-101), Fred Crespo (D-44), C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100), Tom Demmer (R-90), La Shawn K. Ford (D-8), Amy Grant (R-42), LaToya Greenwood (D-114), Brad Halbrook (R-102), Norine K. Hammond (R-93), Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84), Camille Y. Lilly (D-78), Natalie A. Manley (D-98), Rita Mayfield (D-60), Tony McCombie (R-71), Margo McDermed (R-37), Chris Miller (R-110), Thomas Morrison (R-54), Mike Murphy (R-99), Dave Severin (R-117), Allen Skillicorn (R-66), Joe Sosnowski (R-69), Ryan Spain (R-73), Katie Stuart (D-112), Daniel Swanson (R-74), Grant Wehrli (R-41), Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7), David A. Welter (R-75), Keith R. Wheeler (R-50), Blaine Wilhour (R-107) and Sam Yingling (D-62).

The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through Feb. 28.

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
May 22
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
May 20
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
May 17
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
May 16
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
May 16
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
May 16
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
May 16
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
May 14
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
May 8
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
May 8
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
May 7
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
May 1
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
May 1
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
April 30
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
April 30
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
April 30
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
April 30
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
April 25
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
April 11
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
April 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
April 4
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
March 22
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
March 21
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
March 19
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
March 19
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
March 19
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
March 19
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
Feb. 28
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 27
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer

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