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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. LaToya Greenwood sponsors or co-sponsors 146 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 25, 2019

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Rep. LaToya Greenwood (D-114) sponsored 16 bills in the first quarter of 2019, 20 less than the average Illinois state representative, and was added as a co-sponsor on 130 bills, 71 more than the average, according to a Metro East Sun 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 Greenwood sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Feb. 1
SERVICE MEMBER-EXPEDITED LIC
Feb. 13
AGING-DHS-DHFS-DON SCORES
Feb. 13
CRIM&TRAFFIC ASSESS ACT-FUNDS
Feb. 13
USE/OCC TAX-DIAPERS
Feb. 14
$DCFS-ICASA GRANT
Feb. 14
PROP TX-ABATE MIXED USE
Feb. 15
PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS
Feb. 15
IDOT-LAND TRANSFER
Jan. 29
MEDICAID-DOULA SERVICES
Jan. 23
PUBLIC UNIVERSITY GRANT PROG
Jan. 23
PROP TAX-SR FREEZE-MEDICARE
Jan. 23
METRO EAST DEVELOPMENT ACT
Jan. 25
SCH CD-APPLICATION-REFUND
March 28
CONGRATS-EAST ST. LOUIS H.S.
March 20
CD CORR-MEDICAID SCREENING
Feb. 14
HOMELESS-MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS

The following table shows the bills to which Greenwood 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. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PHARMACY-PRESCRIPTION LIMITS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN-GUARDIAN
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CRIMINAL LAW-TECH
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-23)
PRESCRIPTION DATA PRIVACY
Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDNC TRACKING
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-37)
TRACK-SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
OFFICERS-SIMULTANEOUS TENURE
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
JUV CT-AGE OF DETENTION
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
DHS-YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
ST CAPITOL PRESIDENT STATUES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CRIM CD-CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS-DRUG PRICE
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
MINERAL RIGHTS - OIL AND GAS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IMPLEMENT LEGISLATION REPORT
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96); Sen. Steve Stadelman (D-34)
CREDITCARD MARKETING TASKFORCE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CANNABIS-ENROLLED STUDENT
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN STOP STUDY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED LIVING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PHARMACY-PRESCRIPTION LIMITS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH RIGHTS
Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58)
ST POLICE-BURIAL REIMBURSE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
CRIM PRO-PENALTY REDUCTION
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
CRIM PRO-PENALTY REDUCTION
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
CD CORR-CO PAYMENTS
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39)
REVENUE-VENDOR
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
INC TX-WATER'S EDGE
Rep. Maurice A. West, II (D-67)
PROP TAX-CHARITABLE REHAB
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
MEDICAID-GROUP INS-BREAST PUMP
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CRIM HISTORY IN COLLEGE APPS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CHILD MENTAL HEALTH LOCAL FUND
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
RENT CONTROL-TENANCY PROCEDURE
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SCH CD-PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112)
SIU-BOARD OF TRUSTEES-MEMBERS
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
SCH CD-CIVICS COURSE
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)
HGHR ED-LOAN REPAY-MINORITIES
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
ELEC CD-SCHOOLS-POLLING PLACE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
HOSPITALS-FEMALE DEATHS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
FOSTER CHILD-PSYCH DRUGS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
HOSPITAL-BLOOD PRESSURE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
TANF-ELIGIBILITY-DRUG OFFENSE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PATIENT RIGHTS-LIABILITY
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
CRIM ID-REVIEW PERIOD
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
DOMESTIC-ECONOMIC ABUSE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100)
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
SCH CD-HOME ECONOMICS COURSE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39); Sen. Cristina Castro (D-22)
HUM RIGHTS-EMPLOYER-DEFINITION
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
DCFS-PAYMENT RATE INCREASES
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
RE-ENTERING CITIZENS CIVIC ED
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
PUBLIC DEFENDER-TASK FORCE
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23)
LIQUOR-CRAFT DISTILLER
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
IL STUDENT LOAN INVESTMENT ACT
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40)
AGING-HOMEMAKER SERVICES-WAGES
Rep. André Thapedi (D-32)
HOUSING-WAIVER-UNPAID TAXES
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
MEDICAID-MANAGED CARE PAYMENTS
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
OIL & GAS-WELL
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
SCHOOL CONFERENCE NO TERMINATE
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17)
WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTOR
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-HEMORRHAGE TRAINING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-DIVERSITY TASK FORCE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-FEDERAL FUNDING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-FEDERAL FUNDING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-FEDERAL FUNDING
Rep. William Davis (D-30)
RENEWABLE ENERGY-VARIOUS
Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27)
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11); Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18)
LOCAL WIND ENERGY REGULATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
HOSPITAL REPORT CARD ACT
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND FAIRNESS
Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34)
AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOY PLAN
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78)
STATE AGENCY BONUS PROHIBITION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
TANF-GRANT AMOUNTS
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. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SNAP RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PRACTICE
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
BUS CORP-BOARD RACE SEX
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
AUTHORIZED ELECTRONIC MONITOR
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60); Sen. Iris Y. Martinez (D-20)
GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
PEN CD-EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
HOSPITALS-SURROGACY CONTRACTS
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
HOSPITALS-SURROGACY CONTRACTS
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
HOSPITALS-SURROGACY CONTRACTS
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
SCH CD-SEX EDUCATION-CONSENT
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D-10)
DHS-CHILD CARE-INCOME LEVELS
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
HIGH SPEED RAILWAY COMMISSION
Rep. Ann M. Williams (D-11)
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS-TECH
Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103)
LIMITED COOPERATIVE ASSOC ACT
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
CRIM CD-PLACE OF WORSHIP
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
$IL COURT APPOINTED ADVOCATES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
MEDICAID-CHILDBEARING WOMEN
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
MATERNAL CARE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31); Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16)
CD CORR-FINE DEFAULT NOTICE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
DRUG MANUFACTURER-DISCLOSURES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
IDPH-WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINICS
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
MEDICAID-DOULA-MIDWIFE SERVICE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
MEDICARE FOR ALL HEALTH CARE
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
SCH CD-COMPUTER SCIENCE ED
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
GOVERNMENT-TECH
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
PAID MATERNITY LEAVE ACT
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112); Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
SCH CD-ED SUPPORT PERSONNEL
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. Sue Scherer (D-96)
US CONST-ART V-APPLICATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
BLACK NURSES MONTH
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-115)
CONGRATS-SIU
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-111)
MEMORIAL-CAPT. JAKE RINGERING
Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-56)
NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT RULES
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
AUDIT-DHS-ISC
Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60)
HONOR WOMEN IN FACILITIES
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
RECOGNIZE-HENRIETTA LACKS
Rep. Gregory Harris (D-13)
CONGRATS-#BOOM MAGAZINE
Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43)
PAY EQUITY DAY
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24)
CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS-FUNDING
Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31)
REINSTATE-INDIGENT BURIALS
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson (D-40); Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59)
JURIES-UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7)
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