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Illinois General Assembly: HB1488 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 30, 2019

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The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB1488 ("firearms-electronic licenses"): "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. Tony McCombie (R-71) on Jan. 29, "amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act," according to the General Assembly website.

The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Mark Batinick (R-97), Monica Bristow (D-111), Terri Bryant (R-115), Brad Halbrook (R-102), Michael Halpin (D-72), Mike Murphy (R-99), Allen Skillicorn (R-66), Michael D. Unes (R-91), Tom Weber (R-64), Patrick Windhorst (R-118) and Jerry Costello, II (D-116).

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

Actions
Date
Chamber
Action
March 29
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
March 25
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
March 21
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
March 5
House
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
Feb. 28
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
Feb. 28
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
Feb. 21
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
Feb. 13
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Feb. 8
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Feb. 7
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
Feb. 4
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
Feb. 4
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
Feb. 4
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
Feb. 4
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
Feb. 4
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
Feb. 1
House
Referred to Rules Committee
Feb. 1
House
First Reading
Jan. 29
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Tony McCombie

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