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State Bills House Bill 1200 — Would have reduced by half the number of days a museum or aquarium must be open free of charge to Illinois residents. Filed Jan. 31, 2013, by Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere). Passed the House 79-36 on April 18. Passed the Senate 40-4 on May 16. Vetoed Aug. 13 by Gov. Pat Quinn. House override vote failed 49-67 on Oct. 23. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted for reducing the number of free days but against overriding Quinn’s veto. Public Act 98-0352 — Makes it a Class 3 felony (2-5 years in prison) to sell, purchase, install, transfer, possess, use or access any automated sales-suppression device, zapper or phantom-ware in Illinois. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. House Bill 49 filed Jan. 2, 2013, by Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock). Passed the House 109-6 on April 18. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Amended version passed the Senate 57-0 on May 23. House concurred 117-0 on May 28. Signed into law Aug. 16 by Gov. Pat Quinn. Public Act 98-0369 — Expands aggravated battery to include battery of a nurse who is performing his/her duties as a nurse. House Bill 801 filed Jan. 24, 2013, by Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago). Passed the House 112-0 on April 11. Passed the Senate 46-9 on May 23. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted yes. Signed into law Aug. 16 by Gov. Pat Quinn. Public Act 98-0418 — Allows multiple suspensions and revocations to exist simultaneously on a driver’s license. Effective immediately. House Bill 2477 filed Feb. 20, 2013, by Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Addison). Passed the House 113-0 on April 11. Passed the Senate 57-0 on May 22. Signed into law Aug. 16. Public Act 98-0437 — Amends the Criminal Code so that each child pornographic film, videotape, photograph or other visual constitutes a separate violation. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. House Bill 2647 filed Feb. 21, 2013, by Rep. Emily McAsey (D-Romeoville). Passed the House 113-0 on April 11. Amended version passed the Senate 58-0 on May 22. House concurred 117-0 on May 29. Signed into law Aug. 16 . Public Act 98-0385 — Increases penalties for assault and battery when the act also is videotaped. House Bill 1309 filed Feb. 5, 2013, by Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago). Passed the House 118-0 on March 6. Amended version passed the Senate 56-0 on May 21. House concurred 117-0 on May 28. Signed into law Aug. 16 —Compiled by Tom Collins
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