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4/12/2014 11:27:00 AM
Follow that Bill

Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

Federal Bills
S. 2024 — Prohibits Congress from forcing a state to recognize same-sex marriage if the state recognizes only traditional marriages. Filed Feb. 12, 2014, by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

H.R. 4017 — Designates a specified peak in Nevada as “Mount Reagan,” for the former president. Filed Feb. 6, 2014, by U.S. Rep. Joseph Heck (R-Nev.).

State Bills
Senate Bill 2202 — Bans smoking on state-funded college campuses, starting July 1, 2014. Filed Feb. 15, 2013, by Sen. Terry Link (D-Gurnee). Passed the Senate 30-22 on May 1, 2013. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted no. Passed the House 67-44 on April 2, 2014. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted no.

Senate Bill 3214 and House Bill 3724 — How to use an automated external defibrillator is to be added to high school health education. (Under HB 3274, it’s a graduation requirement.) SB 3214 filed Feb. 11, 2014, by Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford). Passed the Senate 56-0 on April 2, 2014. HB 3724 filed Oct. 23, 2013, by Rep. Daniel Burke (D-Chicago). Passed the House 100-12 on April 1, 2014. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.

House Bill 5406 — Creates the offense of possession of explosive substances, making it a Class 4 felony (1-3 years in prison) to possess certain explosive compounds. Contains exemptions. Effective immediately. Filed Feb. 11, 2014, by Rep. Adam Brown (R-Decatur). Passed the House 113-0 on April 1, 2004.

House Bill 4236 — No court-supervised drug and alcohol treatment for stalkers. Filed Jan. 17, 2014, by Rep. Lawrence Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet). Passed the House 111-2 on April 2, 2014. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.

—Compiled by Tom Collins

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