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#1 Molly B.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:55 PM

The new 97th General Assembly is set to begin Wendesday Jan. 12, 2011. Hundreds of new bills a day will be filed and it is important that we keep an eye out for bills that are both good and bad for our cause.

We need volunteers for this important job.

It isn't difficult to do. We divvy up the bills in batches of 200 then monitor the bills as they are filed on the Gen. Assembly website.

Once you are on the ILGA homepage look under Legislations & Laws (top left) click on Bills and Resolutions which will show House and Senate bills in batches of 100. Click on your assigned segments and you will see a list of 100 bills at a time along with the area of law it will affect. Right click the ones needing a closer look and open it in a new tab.

Ignore appropriation (funding) bills - watch for bills and shell bills (odd looking bills that amend a simple word like "the" and replace it with "the") specifically filed under the following codes that could affect our Second Amendment rights in a positive or negative way and report back here. We will compile them and post in a "Watch" thread.

To volunteer - post a reply here designating which batch you will monitor.

Thank you!

720 - criminal code
520 - wildlife code
525 - conservation code
430 - public safety code

House Bills to monitor:

0001 - 0200 mstrat
0201 - 0400 Hatchet
0401 - 0600 mauserme
0601 - 0800 XD40
0801 - 1000 45superman
1001 - 1200 Xwing
1201 - 1400 Drylok
1401 - 1600 mstrat
1601 - 1800 Assistantchief
1801 - 2000 Federal Farmer
2001 - 2200 Lou
2201 - 2400 Abolt243
2401 - 2600 Lou
2601 - 2800 Drylock
2801 - 3000 2old2play
3001 - 3200 Federal Farmer
3201 - 3400
3401 - 3600
3601 - 3800 Lockman
3801 - 4000 Lockman
4001 - 4200
4201 - 4400
4401 - 4600
4601 - 4800
4801 - 5000

Senate Bills to monitor

0001 - 0200 45superman
0201 - 0400 Hatchet
0401 - 0600 Gary
0601 - 0800 Thirdpower
0801 - 1000 Assistantchief
1001 - 1200 Federal Farmer
1201 - 1400 Lou
1401 - 1600 Abolt243
1601 - 1800 Lou
1801 - 2000 Drylock
2001 - 2200
2201 - 2400 Mac
2401 - 2600 Drylock
2601 - 2800
2801 - 3000
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:53 PM

House bills 0001-0200

To start things sequentially.

And if there are more batches than volunteers, I'll pick up some more as well.

No promises, but... As an added tool for meta-watching changes, I will probably put together a tool with a web-frontend which will periodically check for changes and track the "Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance" for each.
So basically you can view a single report that shows all bills that had status changes chronologically, and filter by certain effected laws.

It'll be no replacement for people checking on this (especially since it involves web-scraping which can be finnicky at times)... but might be useful. To be honest, this is mostly a "why not?" project ;) Same reason I disassemble the vacuum cleaner when all it needs is a bag change.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:06 PM

How does the timing of bills being intruduced/amended mesh with what I've been doing?

What I'm getting at is I'd like to keep doing the morning thing I do with the legislative calenders. If this is all happening simultaneously with that I don't know if I can do both effectively.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:16 PM

How does the timing of bills being intruduced/amended mesh with what I've been doing?

What I'm getting at is I'd like to keep doing the morning thing I do with the legislative calenders. If this is all happening simultaneously with that I don't know if I can do both effectively.

Once the new session starts the filing of new bills will take place just about 24 hours around the clock. Folks who monitor a batch of bills usually pick a time that is good for them, for most of us it is in the evening. We then post what we find or make note we didn't find anything that way we know for sure the bills were covered.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

guess i'll take house 201-400

HB0245 FIREARMS-CONCEALED-PERMITS

will be watching this regardless...
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:05 PM

guess i'll take house 201-400

HB0245 FIREARMS-CONCEALED-PERMITS

will be watching this regardless...


Hatchet, that's last year's bill. ILGA has not moved to the 97th Gen Assem yet because the 96th has not been adjourned sine die. The new legislature is not seated until noon on Wednesday. The new bills won't be listed until the new legislature is in session. Don't wear yourself out on last year's stuff.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

Hatchet, that's last year's bill. ILGA has not moved to the 97th Gen Assem yet because the 96th has not been adjourned sine die. The new legislature is not seated until noon on Wednesday. The new bills won't be listed until the new legislature is in session. Don't wear yourself out on last year's stuff.

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i know... just good to see it up there thats all... lol
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

The first 100 bills of the 97th General Assembly have been filed and the new session officially begins!!

Anyone else up for monitoring them as they are filed?
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:50 PM

on a side note... i'm still newer to following the bills... so whats the differences between:House - Bills, Senate - Resolutions, House - Resolutions, House - Joint Resolutions, and House - Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendments?
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:53 PM

I'll take House Bills 401 - 600.

BTW, I like the looks of a couple in the earlier numbers already.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:05 PM

HB-3
HB-4
HB-5
HB-6
HB-7
HB-8

these are all ours
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:13 PM

HB-3
HB-4
HB-5
HB-6
HB-7
HB-8

these are all ours


I'm liking the quite a bit. I have to say, one of them reminded me of this song.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:20 PM

I'll watch 0601 - 0800

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:53 PM

Here's a tool to (hopefully) make our lives easier: http://il2nd.com/

It'll let you quickly find recently-changed bills, or just look at certain ones, or find them by statute, etc. Take a little time to play with it and it'll likely save you a lot of time in the longrun.
It's set to auto-update periodically, so should never be more than a few hours out of date.

One note: the "2A" checkbox column applies to everyone! If you flag a bill, it will stay flagged for everyone. So please flag the ones that relevant to us, so we can easily keep track of the any bills involving RKBA.

I just threw it together, so there's still a few rough edges (e.g. it still needs to "remember" your preferences for which bill range and chamber).. but I hope it helps.

Let me know if anyone has any suggestions or if you run into any problems using it.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:00 PM

A few more to watch:

HB0098: Amends the Criminal Code of 1961, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements

HB0112: Creates the Family and Personal Protection Act. Permits the county sheriff to issue permits to carry concealed firearms to persons at least 21 years of age who meet certain requirements. Requires an applicant for a permit to have completed specified training requirements developed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board consisting of classroom instruction and live firing exercises. Preempts home rule. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act and the Criminal Code of 1961 to make conforming changes. Effective immediately

Probably not of concern, but it's a non-change (the with "the"):
HB0066 - "Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices."

HB0020 might deal with deer hunting? I can't really tell what its purpose is. Anyone? ILGA link
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:39 PM

Here's a tool to (hopefully) make our lives easier: http://il2nd.com/

It'll let you quickly find recently-changed bills, or just look at certain ones, or find them by statute, etc. Take a little time to play with it and it'll likely save you a lot of time in the longrun.
It's set to auto-update periodically, so should never be more than a few hours out of date.

One note: the "2A" checkbox column applies to everyone! If you flag a bill, it will stay flagged for everyone. So please flag the ones that relevant to us, so we can easily keep track of the any bills involving RKBA.

I just threw it together, so there's still a few rough edges (e.g. it still needs to "remember" your preferences for which bill range and chamber).. but I hope it helps.

Let me know if anyone has any suggestions or if you run into any problems using it.


Very nice!

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:53 PM

A few more to watch:

HB0098: Amends the Criminal Code of 1961, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements

HB0112: Creates the Family and Personal Protection Act. Permits the county sheriff to issue permits to carry concealed firearms to persons at least 21 years of age who meet certain requirements. Requires an applicant for a permit to have completed specified training requirements developed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board consisting of classroom instruction and live firing exercises. Preempts home rule. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act and the Criminal Code of 1961 to make conforming changes. Effective immediately

Probably not of concern, but it's a non-change (the with "the"):
HB0066 - "Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices."

HB0020 might deal with deer hunting? I can't really tell what its purpose is. Anyone? ILGA link


It repeals a section that was scheduled to be repealed in 2014. Has to do with local control of deer populations. More a natural resource issue than 2A in my opinion.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:10 PM

Molly, can I tentatively volunteer for HB 801-1000?

Events may get in the way, forcing me to welsh on my end of the bargain, but I'll try to take care of it.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:22 PM

Molly, can I tentatively volunteer for HB 801-1000?

Events may get in the way, forcing me to welsh on my end of the bargain, but I'll try to take care of it.

You bet! Just let us know if you need someone to cover for you!
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

Probably not of concern, but it's a non-change (the with "the"):
HB0066 - "Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices."


I went ahead and listed it under "Questionable/neutral/shell bills in House." You're right that it's probably nothing to worry about, but I think it pretty clearly fits in that category.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:38 PM

Molly, can I tentatively volunteer for HB 801-1000?

Events may get in the way, forcing me to welsh on my end of the bargain, but I'll try to take care of it.

You bet! Just let us know if you need someone to cover for you!

Actually, Molly, why don't you give me SB 0001-200, as well? I imagine those will come pretty quickly, and I think I have a couple weeks before potential interference with my activities here might pop up, so I should be able to handle those.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:03 PM

Sign me up. Just let me know what batch...

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:20 PM

45superman - SB 1-200 are duly yours!
Xwing - HB 1001-1200
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:07 AM

I'll take HB 1201-1400 My reading will be mostly wee hours and of a morning after work.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:43 AM

might as well give me senate bill 201-400... so i'll have house and senate on 201-400...
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:25 AM

You can put me down for another couple blocks.

To be honest I'm probably going to be following all of the bills, but I'll make a special point to use extra scrutiny in my blocks.

On a side-note, I've done a little more tweaking to the list of bills at http://il2nd.com/, most notably making the "Search" feature really powerful. Makes it easy to quickly find all relevant stuff without having to click-click-back,click-click-back a thousand times on the ILGA site.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:48 PM

Molly,
Sorry for the late response, but...
Anyway, you know I would be glad to help. Please be specific as to what you would like for me to do. I volunteered to help Mac several years ago and I had the feeling that he was not pleased with my performance. Be it known, that I am willing to do whatever is required. Just let me know where to start.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:51 PM

I volunteered to help Mac several years ago and I had the feeling that he was not pleased with my performance.


Mac could be rather . . . tough to please ;) .
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:00 AM

Molly,
Sorry for the late response, but...
Anyway, you know I would be glad to help. Please be specific as to what you would like for me to do. I volunteered to help Mac several years ago and I had the feeling that he was not pleased with my performance. Be it known, that I am willing to do whatever is required. Just let me know where to start.

Gary,

I have assigned you a block of Senate Bills to monitor. Basically read the opening post, click on the link, look through the bills and post here if you find any that pertain to firearms, ammo, our Second Amendment rights.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

Put me down for a batch. I'll do what I can.