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#1 mauserme

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:33 PM

Barring extensions, today marks the end of Spring session for both House and Senate.

In the House yeterday, SB1034 - Controlled Substance Cathinone was passed wth House Amendments 2 and 4. It will now be back in the Senate for concurrence.

The House concurred with Senate Amendments 1 and 2 to HB2582 - Criminal Law Tech and the bill will be sent to the Governor for signature.

Following Abolt's post introducing the amendment, we await adoption changing SB2539 - Crim Cd Weapons Exemption to a concealed carry bill.


The House is scheduled for 10:00 AM today and the Senate for 11:00 AM.

















House Calendar


10:00 AM

House Audio/Video Link















How a Bill Becomes a Law




AHR0757 - Firearm Task Force Due Date

Neutral

House Sponsor: Ford

Status: Order of Resolutions (Resolution Adopted 101/13/1)

Synopsis As Introduced

Modifies the due date for the report from the Firearm Public Awareness Task Force, established by House Resolution 550, from March 1, 2012 to May 1, 2012.

House Committee Amendment No 2

Changes the due date for the report from the Firearm Public Awareness Task Force from May 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.





HB1907 - Crim Cd Crim Pro RICO

Oppose

House Sponsor: Zalewski, Reboletti, DeLuca, Connelly, Carli, Mell, Cunningham, Gordon, Moffitt, Lyons, D'Amico, Williams, Brown, Yarbrough

Senate Sponsor: Muñoz, Noland, Kotowski, Millner, Jones, Landek, Sandoval, LaHood, Maloney

Status: Motion to Concur with SA1 (The House Concurs 93/18/1 / Public Act 97-0686)

Senate Committee Amendment No 1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the bill as amended but: (1) adds a definition of "labor organization" and definition of "operation or management"; (2) deletes from the definition of "predicate activity" criminal drug conspiracy and unlawful use of buildings to produce controlled substances; (3) in the definition of "predicate activity", provides that the production or possession of cannabis plants must involve more than 500 grams of any substance containing cannabis or involve more than 50 cannabis sativa plants; (4) eliminates various offenses from the definition of "predicate activity"; (5) provides that "pattern of predicate activity" means at least 3 occurrences of predicate activity that are in some way related to each other and that have continuity between them, and that are separate acts; (6) limits "predicate activity" to Class 2 or higher felonies that involve the various proscribed offenses and to acts under the laws of another jurisdiction for an offense that could be charged as a Class 2 or felony or higher in this State; (7) changes the definition of "enterprise"; (8) changes the offense to making it unlawful for for any person, who intentionally participates in the operation or management of an enterprise, directly or indirectly, to: (A) knowingly do so, directly or indirectly, through a pattern of predicate activity; ( B ) knowingly cause another to violate the RICO Article; or ( C ) knowingly conspire to violate the RICO Article; (9) provides that the State's Attorney, or a person designated by law to act for him or her and to perform his or her duties during his or her absence or disability, may authorize a criminal prosecution under the RICO Law; (10) makes grammatical and technical changes in the bill; (11) provides that prior to any State's Attorney authorizing a criminal prosecution under the RICO Article, the State's Attorney shall adopt rules and procedures governing the investigation and prosecution of any offense enumerated in the RICO Article; (12) changes penalties for violations of the RICO Article; (13) provides that nothing in the RICO Article shall be construed as to make unlawful any activity which is arguably protected or prohibited by the National Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, or the Railway Labor Act; (14) provides that the following organizations, and any officer or agent of those organizations acting in his or her official capacity as an officer or agent, may not be sued in civil actions under the RICO Article: (i) a labor organization; or (ii) any business defined in Division D, E, F, G, H, or I of the Standard Industrial Classification as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor; (15) provides that the RICO Article is repealed 5 years after it becomes law; (16) makes changes concerning the interpretation of the Law; and (17) provides that a labor organization and any officer or agent of that organization acting in his or her capacity as an officer or agent of the labor organization are exempt from prosecution under the RICO Article. Effective immediately.





SB2539 - Crim Cd Weapons Exemption

Support

Senate Sponsor: Haine
House Sponsor: Phelps, Unes

Status: Referred to Rules Committee 3/23/2012 (Pending possible addition to the calendar)

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends provisions of the Criminal Code of 1961 establishing exemptions to the offense of unlawful use of weapons. In provisions exempting a person who is an active member of a bona fide, nationally recognized military re-enacting group possessing a vintage rifle or modern reproduction with a barrel or barrels less than 16 inches in length for use during historical re-enactments, deletes language requiring the person to have a Curios and Relics license from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Adds language exempting a person who has a Curios and Relics license from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from certain provisions prohibiting the unlawful use of weapons. Effective immediately.





HB4819 - Wildlife Tech (Crossbows Deer)

Neutral

House Sponsor: Sullivan, Phelps, Hammond, Costello, Riley, Sacia
Senate Sponsor: Forby, Maloney

Status: Motion to Concur with SA1 (The Houses Concurs 118/0/0 / Public Act 97-0907)

Senate Floor Amendment No 1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Wildlife Code. Removes language limiting the use of crossbows to hunt deer during the open season for bow and arrow set annually by the Director to handicapped persons and persons age 62 or older. Effective immediately.


















House Committee(s)


House Agriculture & Conservation Committee - 9:30 AM

Senate Floor Amendment No 1 to SB4819 - Wildlife Tech (Crossbows Deer)


















Other Active Bills


HB3499 - Crim Cd Firearms Waiting Time - SA1 is Neutral/Not Monitoring/Re-referred to Rules

HB4063 - FOID Firearms (Uncle Harley's BB Gun Bill) - Support/Passed Both Houses/Public Act 97-0776

HB4498 - Crim Cd Firearm Felon & Minor - Oppose/Lost 42/60/4

HB4673 - Crim Cd FOID - Neutral/Passed Both Houses/Governor Amendatory Veto

HB4901 - Criminal Law Tech (Military Reenactor) - Support/Passed Both Houses/Public Act 97-0936

HB5682 - Crim Cd Security Training - Support/Passed Both Houses/ Public Act 97-1010


Next Days Scheduled

House: End of Scheduled Session
Senate:: End of Scheduled Session



Attached File  House Calendar 5-31-12.pdf   5.42MB   190 downloads

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:34 PM

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11:00 AM


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SB1034 - Controlled Substance Cathinone

Neutral as Amended (HFA 4)

Senate Sponsor: Collins, Martinez, Kotowski
House Sponsor: Soto, Sacia, Arroyo, Cassidy, Osmond, Krezwick, May, Jakobsson, Harris (David), Reboletti

Status: Motion to Concur with HA2, HA4 (The Senate Concurs with HA2 and HA4 59/0/0)/Public Act 97-1131

House Committee Amendment No 4

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by House Amendment No.2 but: (1) provides that any person who becomes a resident of the State, who is not otherwise prohibited from obtaining, possessing, or using a firearm or firearm ammunition, shall not be required to have a Firearm Owner's Identification Card to possess firearms or firearms ammunition until 60 calendar days after he or she obtains an Illinois driver's license or Illinois Identification Card; (2) provides that if a person qualifies for a photograph exemption, in lieu of a photograph, the Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall contain a copy of the card holder's fingerprints; (3) provides that whenever any person moves from the residence address named on his or her card the person shall within 21 calendar days thereafter notify in a form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police of his or her old and new residence addresses and the card number held by him or her; (4) provides that any person whose legal name has changed from the name on the card that he or she has been previously issued must apply for a corrected card within 30 calendar days after the change; (5) provides that the cost for a corrected card shall be $5 which shall be deposited into the Firearm Owner's Notification Fund; (6) amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code to provides that when a person has been adjudicated as a mental defective as defined in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the court shall direct the circuit court clerk to immediately notify the Department of State Police, Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Office, in a form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police, and shall forward a copy of the court order to the Department; (7) in the amendatory changes to the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, provides that only a person who is 21 years of age or older who seeks a religious exemption to the photograph requirement must submit a copy of United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 4029; and (8) makes other changes relating to notifying the Department of State Police of persons convicted of certain domestic violence offenses.









Other Active Bills



SB0681 - FOID Ammunition Shipment - Support/Passed Both Houses/Governor Amendatory Veto

SB3533 - Wildlife Code Case Definition - Support/Passed Both Houses/Public Act 97-1027


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#3 Drylok

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

I'm here mause and I'll be watching the house.
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
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Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

House convenes at 10 am. Speaker Madigan controls movement of SB2539. He and he alone decides if it moves out of rules committee today. One man controls it all. I feel Rep. Bost's frustration.
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." --Samuel Adams

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:37 AM

Do we have any kind of leverage left at all? If we can't come up with something then he's just going to let it ride out in the courts.
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
-Thomas Jefferson-

Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
-Aaron Lewis-

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

Edited by Abolt

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Question was answered by PM.

Even now, we don't wish to disclose all the nuances of any bill. Sure, the antis can read the bill. But make them do the work themselves, don't hand it to them on a platter.

Any other questions about the details of the bill, please use P.M's.

Thanks,
Tim

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:18 AM

Tagged for relevant updates on today's sessions.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

So... do I understand correctly that SB2539 is now, for all practical purposes, our concealed carry bill that would come to a vote?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

Word for the day: Gelding

A gelding is a castrated horse or other male animal. Castration, and the elimination of hormonally driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male animal to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal.

Male horses are often gelded to make them better-behaved and easier to control.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

Strapping in for a bumpy ride.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

So... do I understand correctly that SB2539 is now, for all practical purposes, our concealed carry bill that would come to a vote?


Yes.
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." --Samuel Adams

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

House convenes at 10 am. Speaker Madigan controls movement of SB2539. He and he alone decides if it moves out of rules committee today. One man controls it all. I feel Rep. Bost's frustration.


When will we know his decision?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:59 AM

So... do I understand correctly that SB2539 is now, for all practical purposes, our concealed carry bill that would come to a vote?


Yes.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:59 AM

Word for the day: Gelding

A gelding is a castrated horse or other male animal. Castration, and the elimination of hormonally driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male animal to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal.

Male horses are often gelded to make them better-behaved and easier to control.


Are you redefining Madigan? :D

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:00 AM

Do we have any kind of leverage left at all? If we can't come up with something then he's just going to let it ride out in the courts.

See Action Alert.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

Strapping in for a bumpy ride.


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Could be a long day today.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

House convenes at 10 am. Speaker Madigan controls movement of SB2539. He and he alone decides if it moves out of rules committee today. One man controls it all. I feel Rep. Bost's frustration.


When will we know his decision?
Boog

I doubt it will be announced, the sand in the hour glass will simply run out.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

Do we have any kind of leverage left at all? If we can't come up with something then he's just going to let it ride out in the courts.

See Action Alert.


In regards to the action alert, what about everybody else?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

Can someone post when the House is convening as I never know if my connection is good or not.

Is it possible for SB2539 to come out of committee, get the ammendment adopted, get moved to 3rd reading, get voted on, go to the Senate, and get voted on in the Senate ALL today?
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:09 AM

Do we have any kind of leverage left at all? If we can't come up with something then he's just going to let it ride out in the courts.

See Action Alert.


In regards to the action alert, what about everybody else?


Are you asking about calling all the representatives? Only the ones in Madigan's own party have any sway with him at this point.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

Can someone post when the House is convening as I never know if my connection is good or not.

Is it possible for SB2539 to come out of committee, get the ammendment adopted, get moved to 3rd reading, get voted on, go to the Senate, and get voted on in the Senate ALL today?


Yes. Because SB2539 has already passed the Senate in its present state. In a perfect world we could amend it, vote on it, and then it goes back to the Senate for a concurrence vote.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

Are you asking about calling all the representatives? Only the ones in Madigan's own party have any sway with him at this point.


Well then, I guess I will hurry up and wait.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

Since 114 is stil in session (pension reform), live session of the floor is on hold???

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

I can't get through to my rep. That might be a good sign.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Since 114 is stil in session (pension reform), live session of the floor is on hold???


Yes, they normally wouldn't start session until committees are finished.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Wow. I feel like Mike Bost right now.

I called the 217 number for Kotowski and got a message that the voice mail is full and to try again later. Go figure.

On one hand I would love to see this get done today while on the other hand I think the 7th might just b**** slap them all in the not too distant future.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

If you can't get through on the Springfield number try their district offices. They'll get the message.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

Look like 114 just got finished. I tuned in only to see everyone walking out of the room.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

Personnel and Pensions comittee recessed to the call of the chair.
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