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home : news : north central illinois   May 25, 2016

11/16/2012 5:09:00 PM
Follow that Bill


Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter



Public Act 97-1107 — Adds zinc air button cell batteries to the list of merchandise which cannot be sold or distributed in Illinois. Effective immediately. House Bill 1261 filed Feb. 8, 2012, by Rep. Keith Farnham (D-Elgin). Passed the House 114-0 on March 17. Amended version passed the Senate 59-0 on May 24, 2012. House concurred 117-0 on May 30. Signed into law Aug. 27 by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 97-1121 — Allows Powerball tickets to be sold online. Also allows the Illinois Department of the Lottery to hire investigators. Effective immediately. Senate Bill 3497 filed Feb. 8, 2012, by Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg (D-Evanston). Passed the Senate 36-20 on March 29. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted no. Amended version passed the House 62-47 on May 28. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Senate concurred 37-17 on May 30; Rezin again voted no. Signed into law Aug. 27 by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 97-1124 — Creates a new memorial: Volunteer Emergency Responder Appreciation Day. Effective immediately. Senate Bill 3746 filed Feb. 10, 2012, by Sen. W. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville). Passed the Senate 47-0 on March 22. Amended version passed the House 109-0 on May 26. Senate concurred 56-0 May 30. Signed Aug. 27 by Quinn.

Public Act 97-1127 — Allows the secretary of state to adopt rules to establish informational restrictions that may be included on an individual’s driver’s license. Effective Jan.1, 2013. House Bill 4692 filed Feb. 2, 2012, by Rep. Robert Pritchard (R-Sycamore). Passed the House 112-0 on March 8. Passed the Senate 59-0 May 22. Signed Aug. 28 by Quinn.

—Compiled by Tom Collins












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