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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Celina Villanueva sponsors or co-sponsors 103 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 25, 2019

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Rep. Celina Villanueva (D-21) sponsored 13 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 23 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 90 bills, 31 more than the average, according to a South Cook News analysis of data made available by the Illinois General Assembly.

During the first quarter, 119 representatives sponsored legislation, with Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) sponsoring the most with 940 bills. There were 119 representatives that co-sponsored legislation, with Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) co-sponsoring 169 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 Villanueva sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Feb. 14
ANTI-WAGE THEFT-STATE CONTRACT
Feb. 6
NOTARY PUBLIC-NOTICE
Feb. 11
CRIM PRO-MISDEMEANANT PROGRAM
Feb. 14
HIGHER ED-CLASSES ON ELEC DAY
Feb. 14
DATA BROKER REGISTRATION ACT
Feb. 14
CORP FEMALE DIRECTORS
Feb. 15
TRUST ACT-CHILDCARE
Feb. 15
IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE
Feb. 15
GUNRUN&FIREARM TRAF ASSESSMENT
Feb. 15
PROP TX-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Feb. 15
SCH CD-NONCITIZEN ELECTIONS
Feb. 15
LEAD IN DRINKING WATER-PARKS
Feb. 15
HOSPITALS-PATIENT FINANCES

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
INFANT & MATERNAL MORTALITY
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
EVIDENCE-RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
JUV CT-AGE OF DETENTION
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
ST CAPITOL PRESIDENT STATUES
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
JUV CT-SPECIAL IMMIGRANT MINOR
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
IMMIGRATION STATUS-ACCESS
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
FOR-PROFIT CORRECTIONAL
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
MEDICAID-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
MENTAL HEALTH ACTION ON CAMPUS
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PATIENT RIGHTS-DRUG PLANS
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
DHS-EARLY INTERVENTION RATES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
RENT CONTROL-TENANCY PROCEDURE
Rep. Lance Yednock (D-76)
FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
PROP TX-INCOME PRODUCING PROP
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
EMS SYSTEMS-OVERDOSE REPORTING
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
ELECTED CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
ED EMPLOYEE-IMPASSE PROCEDURES
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92)
HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Heather A. Steans (D-7)
SCH CD-HISTORY-LGBT
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
SUSTAINABILITY INVESTING ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
REPORTING POLICE DISCIPLINE
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
HUM RIGHTS-EMPLOYER-DEFINITION
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
EDU LABOR ACT-EMPLOYEE DEFN
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT PROGRAM
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT PROGRAM
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
RE-ENTERING CITIZENS CIVIC ED
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
RENT CONTROL PREEMPTION ACT
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
INCARCERATED PARENTS-CHILDREN
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
LIQUOR-CRAFT DISTILLER
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
RETENTION OF IL STUDENTS ACT
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
SCH CD-CHARTER SCH MORATORIUM
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SCHOOL CONFERENCE NO TERMINATE
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
HIGHER ED-COMPETENCY LEARNING
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-HEMORRHAGE TRAINING
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
JAILS-PRISONS-VOTING
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND FAIRNESS
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
GANG DATABASE TASK FORCE
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
HIGHER ED-FINANCIAL AID INFO
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY COMM
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
HUMAN RIGHTS-HOUSING-ARREST
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
HOUSING-GRANTS TO HOMELESS
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez (D-4)
INC TX-RENTAL-EX FELONS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
SUBMINIMUM WAGE PHASE-OUT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SNAP RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
BUS CORP-BOARD RACE SEX
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
GRATUITIES-RETENTION-PROHIBIT
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
WATER HEATER SAFETY VALVE ACT
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PEN CD-EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
USE/OCC TAX-FIREARMS
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
PROCUREMENT-VENDOR DIVERSITY
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
PACE-DIVERSITY GOALS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
HOSPITAL PATIENT PROTECTION
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
STUDENT ONLINE PROTECTION
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25)
CD CORR-RELEASEE-REENTRY INFO
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
LIMITED COOPERATIVE ASSOC ACT
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114)
MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
$DEPT AGRIC-TECH
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
FREEDOM FROM INS INCREASES ACT
Rep. Robert Martwick (D-19)
COM COL-CHICAGO-ELECT BOARD
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
GUARDIANS-MINOR:NON-US PARENT
Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
MOBILE HOME-PENALTY AMOUNT
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
2020 CENSUS GRANT PROGRAM ACT
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2); Sen. Robert Peters (D-13)
CITIZENSHIP-U.S. ADOPTEES
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
DREAM ACT-PASS
Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
DACA LEGISLATION-U.S. CONGRESS
Rep. Karina Villa (D-49)
SOCIAL WORK MONTH
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS-FUNDING
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4); Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
MINIMUM WAGE/INCOME TAX CREDIT
Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22); Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2)
IMMIGRANT TENANT PROTECTION
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20); Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1)
UNIV OF IL-STUDENT TRUSTEE
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
HIGHER ED SAVINGS PROGRAM

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