H.R. 258 and S. 210 — The Stolen Valor Act would make it a crime to benefit from lying about having received a military honor or medal. H.R. 258 filed Jan. 15, 2013, by U.S. Rep. Joseph Heck (R-Nev.). S. 210 filed Feb. 4, 2013, by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.).
S. 214 — Prohibits brand-name drug companies from paying rivals to postpone the release of generic drugs. Filed Feb. 4, 2013, by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and four cosponsors including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
House Bill 188 — Prohibits tanning parlors from accepting customers under 18, with or without parental consent. Filed Jan. 18, 2013, by Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston). Passed the House 67-49 on March 21, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted no.
House Bill 1022 — No court-supervised drug and alcohol treatment for stalkers. Filed Jan. 30, 2013, by Rep. Lawrence Walsh Jr. (D-Joliet). Passed the House 114-1 on March 8, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.
House Bill 1009 — Prohibits the issuance of a graduated driver’s license (GDL) to a driver under 18 who has an unresolved traffic citation. House Bill 1009 filed Jan. 30, 2013, by Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago). Passed the House 111-0 on March 1.
House Bill 86 — Fines for first-time parking offenses may not exceed $25. Filed Jan. 8, 2013, by Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock). Passed the House 109-5 on March 8. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.
House Bill 958 — 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. Filed Jan. 24, 2013, by Rep. Emily McAsey (D-Romeoville). Passed the House 117-0 on Feb. 28, 2013.
—Compiled by Tom Collins