McLaughlin Introduces Bill To Require Witness Slips to Follow Legislative Content, Even If “Gut and Replace” Technique Used

The Illinois General Assembly is reknown for using shell bills to advance legislation at the last minute.


  • SAFE-T Act
  • Democrats gun control law

Now comes State Rep. Marty McLaughlin with athe sensible idea of requiring witness slips for legislation to follow the content of the bills:

Rep. McLaughlin Files Legislation Addressing Witness Slip Tracking

Marty McLaughlin

BARRINGTON HILLS… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) released the following statement after filing House Bill 2124, aimed to track and maintain constituent witness slips filed on legislation as it moves through the legislative process.

“My legislation amends the Legislative Information System to provide electronic tracking of all witness slips to follow along with the legislation for which it was filed – whether the committee hearing date for the bill is changed, or if such legislation is removed and placed on another House or Senate bill. 

“During the last General Assembly session, we saw tens of thousands of constituents file witness slips in support or opposition of many controversial bills, only to see the witness slip count reset to zero if the hearing dates were changed.” 

“Also, we have watched as the language of one legislative idea is placed on a new “vehicle bill” using a different number (and usually on a completely unrelated topic) through the amendment process. This currently leaves all the witness slips from the original bill behind, as the new legislative vehicle bill becomes the legislative proposal.

“The process of removing legislation from one bill to another is done for many reasons, but the most common use by the Democrats in the majority is to waive the reading requirements on controversial bills, leaving the public and Republican legislators without any time to react.

“My bill will ensure all witness slips filed in the General Assembly concerning proposed legislation during the committee hearing process shall track along with the legislation for which it was filed, so that the voices of our constituents are fully heard. 

“This is a straightforward proposal which puts the interests of our constituents at the forefront and promotes the utmost transparency.”


McLaughlin Introduces Bill To Require Witness Slips to Follow Legislative Content, Even If “Gut and Replace” Technique Used — 5 Comments

  1. Well Done

    Will the DemoSocialist party even care to look at citizen input?

  2. Hey, let’s rearrange some more deck chairs on the USS Illinois.

    Pretty good article:


    Absent fathers, we’re told, are the reason black youngsters run in the streets and wreak havoc. Hard-pressed black single mothers, we’re also told, toil at two or even three jobs and arrive home, too weary to notice the kids are not snug in bed with their Glocks tucked under their little pillows. The Village, which it takes to raise a child, doesn’t seem to want the job.

    Bring back black Dads, we’re told. However, entreaties for black men to forego swaggering pleasure-seeking and return to parenting have not been successful.

    Given those sad realities, it’s perplexing that television commercials are swamped with doting black fathers. The portrayals are laughable: A black man passing a sanitizing wipe over counter tops with near sensual enjoyment. Black men cooking and doing laundry. What men, of any color, identify with TV Ad Dads who spend their days pondering fabric softeners and Swiffer mops?

    In virtually every case, the black TV Ad Dads are in interracial relationships with attractive white women. Apparently, modeling agencies are also well-stocked with biracial children to portray TV Ad Kiddies. The homes of black TV Ad Families are upscale and immaculately maintained. What else would we expect from black stay-at-home TV Ad Dads? Apparently, white females have high-paying jobs and can return from work to find the laundry folded, carpets vacuumed, dinner ready, and the well mannered children gathered for family time, thanks to highly efficient black men.

  3. Marty’s proposal is extremely important and reflects his insight into politics and the motivation behind the Democrats’action to kill public input.

    His proposal bundles public opinion as the bill, or bills, advance
    with balanced information.

    Thanks Marty for your foresight and having a plan.

  4. Another racist rant that has nothing to do with the article.

  5. I think the Captain consumed some media that didn’t agree with him so he just vomited it forth wherever he was.

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