Illinois General Assembly: HR416 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. Margo McDermed (R-37) on May 24, "urges the General Assembly to take action to modernize its early childhood education funding and teacher qualification standards to address the early childhood workforce crisis," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Anthony DeLuca (D-80), La Shawn K. Ford (D-8), Michael Halpin (D-72), Charles Meier (R-108), Dave Severin (R-117) and Tom Weber (R-64).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through May 26.
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