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Q1 2019 Legislation: Rep. Dan Brady sponsors or co-sponsors 40 bills

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 26, 2019

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Rep. Dan Brady (R-105) 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 24 bills, 35 less than the average, according to a McLean County Times 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 Brady sponsored in the first quarter.

Bill Number
Date Introduced
Short Description
Feb. 15
STUDENT RECORDS DESTRUCTION
Feb. 15
SCH CD-COMMODITIES CONTRACTS
Feb. 15
PEN CD-SURS-TIER 2 POLICE
Feb. 15
FORFEITURE-SCHOOL OFFICERS
Feb. 15
PRECOMPETITION MEDICAL MEETING
Feb. 15
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 15
EDUCATION-TECH
Feb. 15
MEDICAID-PROSTHETIC DEVICES
Feb. 26
MEMORIAL-ESAW PETERSON
Feb. 28
CONGRATS-HUNGARIAN SOCIETY
Jan. 7
MENNONITE COLLEGE NURSING DAY
March 19
CONGRATS-LABORERS LOCAL 362
March 26
COMMEND-ISU & VLADIMIR STATE
March 26
RECOGNIZE-JILL HUTCHISON
March 28
CONGRATS-MULTICULTURAL PROGRAM
Feb. 7
GRAIN BIN SAFETY WEEK

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

Bill Number
Sponsors
Short Description
Rep. Avery Bourne (R-95)
DISPUTES OVER REMAINS
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12)
NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
ST CAPITOL PRESIDENT STATUES
Rep. Sue Scherer (D-96); Sen. Steve Stadelman (D-34)
CREDITCARD MARKETING TASKFORCE
Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62)
LOCAL RESIDENTIAL INSPECTIONS
Rep. Avery Bourne (R-95)
REMOVAL OF COMPROMISING IMAGES
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
PROF CORP SPEECH THERAPY
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Amy Grant (R-42)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77)
BEHAVIOR ANALYST-LICENSURE
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
MEDICAID-AUTISM SPECTRUM
Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46)
ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61)
USE/OCC TX-GUN SAFES
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6)
SNAP RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
AUTHORIZED ELECTRONIC MONITOR
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-113)
REGULATION-TECH
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
SEX OFFENDER REG-BATTERY
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
CONAMEND-LEGISLATIVE REDISTRCT
Rep. Ryan Spain (R-73)
CON AMEND-REDISTRICTING
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82)
GRADUATED INCOME TAX-OPPOSE
Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-55)
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PROCESS
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-97)
HOUSE RULES 101ST GA
Sen. Jason A. Barickman (R-53); Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-106)
STUDENT RECORDS DESTRUCTION

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