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9/8/2013 6:01:00 AM
Follow that Bill

Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

State Bills

Public Act 98-0182 — Allows the sling shot bow and arrow to be used in fishing for carp, buffalo, suckers, gar, bowfin, shad and drum. Effective immediately. Senate Bill 1538 filed Feb. 13, 2013, by Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Champaign). Passed the Senate 56-0 on April 10, 2013. Passed the House 117-0 on May 8, 2013. Signed into law Aug. 5 by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0167
— Motorists ages 18-21 may not get, or renew, a driver’s license without successfully completing an adult driver education course. House Bill 772 filed Jan. 24, 2013, by Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago). Passed the House 112-0 on April 9, 2013. Amended version passed the Senate 52-3 on May 21. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted yes. House concurred 117-0 on May 29, 2013. Signed into law Aug. 5 by Quinn.

Public Act 98-0187 — Increases penalties for repeat domestic violence convictions. A person convicted with two priors is guilty of a Class 4 felony (1-3 years in prison), three priors a Class 3 felony (2-5 years) and so on. House Bill 958, signed into law Aug. 6 by Quinn.

— Compiled by Tom Collins

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