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Federal Bills H.R. 781 and S. 612 — To prevent identity theft, Social Security numbers may no longer be printed on Medicare ID cards. H.R. 781 filed Feb. 15, 2013, by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas). S.612 filed March 19, 2013, by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
S. 64 — Political Action Committees cannot hire family members of a federal candidate. Filed Jan. 23, 2013, by U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).
State Bills Senate Bill 1693 — Allows law enforcement officers to apply for ID cards, such as driver’s licenses, using their work addresses instead of home addresses. Filed Feb. 15, 2013, by Sen. Antonio Munoz (D-Chicago). Passed the Senate 48-2 on April 12, 2013. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) did not vote.
House Bill 1854 — Requires the governor to order flags flown at half-staff upon the death of a paramedic or EMT killed in the line of duty. Filed Feb. 14, 2013, by Rep. Tom Cross (R-Plainfield). Passed the House 109-0 on April 12, 2013.
House Bill 774 — The Illinois Department of Transportation is allowed to put red flashing lights onto vehicles in its Emergency Traffic Patrol. Filed Jan. 24, 2013, by Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago). Passed the House 105-4 on April 12, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.
House Bill 1919 — Court supervision may include donations to a local high school’s after-prom program. Filed Feb. 14, 2013, by Rep. Tom Cross (R-Plainfield). Passed the House 76-29 on April 12, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.
House Bill 2953 — Public officials convicted of certain felonies may be fined in an amount equivalent to their salary and benefits. Filed Feb. 25, 2013, by Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) . Passed the House 112-0 on April 11, 2013.
House Bill 3043 — Creates the offense of historic site vandalism, a petty offense requiring the offender to make restitution and pay a fine. Filed Feb. 26, 2013, by Rep. David Harris (R-Mt. Prospect). Passed the House 111-0 on April 11, 2013.
House Bill 3139 — Motorists asked to furnish proof of insurance may do so using a mobile electronic device. Filed Feb. 26, 2013, by Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago). Passed the House 110-2 on April 11, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. —Compiled by Tom Collins
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