The following action was taken on May 10 in the House on Senate bill SB1796 ("agg assault&bat-vet&servicemem"): "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 Senate by Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29) on Feb. 15, "amends the Criminal Code of 2012" and "defines "servicemember" and "veteran"," according to the General Assembly website.
The following senators also co-sponsored the bill: Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49), Cristina Castro (D-22), Rachelle Crowe (D-56), Thomas Cullerton (D-23), Bill Cunningham (D-18), Michael E. Hastings (D-19), Mattie Hunter (D-3), Steven M. Landek (D-12), Antonio Muñoz (D-1), Laura M. Murphy (D-28), Martin A. Sandoval (D-11), Brian W. Stewart (R-45) and Craig Wilcox (R-32).
The following house representatives co-sponsored the bill: Darren Bailey (R-109), Thomas M. Bennett (R-106), Terri Bryant (R-115), John M. Cabello (R-68), Brad Halbrook (R-102), Norine K. Hammond (R-93), Jeff Keicher (R-70), Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84), Michael T. Marron (R-104), Tony McCombie (R-71), Chris Miller (R-110), Bob Morgan (D-58), Dave Severin (R-117), Keith P. Sommer (R-88), Daniel Swanson (R-74), Michael D. Unes (R-91), Keith R. Wheeler (R-50), Blaine Wilhour (R-107) and Patrick Windhorst (R-118).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through May 10.
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Michael D. Unes
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
Referred to Rules Committee
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March
Do Pass as Amended Criminal Law
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
Reported Back To Criminal Law
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Reported Back To Criminal Law
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 To Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
To Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison