Call to Action
Witness Slips Needed
As committee deadlines approach and pass us, this week brings only a few bills in need of action.
Two bills we support, HB4348 FOID Local Reg and HB4842 Safety Tech Amendment 1, would prohibit taxes and fees designed to make exercising our rights more difficult, and help those who have moved to a new address or changed their name afford the cost of a corrected license.
We ask your opposition to SB3076 IEMA Police Powers in response to the NRA's recent request for our assistance on this bill.
This bill poses an increased risk to our privacy by conferring police power to access data bases, including FOID and FCCA data, to Cook County and its Department of Homeland Security. If this becomes law, additional counties could soon gain similar authority as their populations increase.
Please note that an amendment to SB3076 was postponed last week and is not scheduled to be heard at this time. We will monitor it closely.
Hearings are scheduled 4/13.
Log on to the ILGA Dashboard, Create a New Account, or complete the required fields manually:
I. IDENTIFICATION: Enter your personal information. Enter "NA" for the Firm/Business or Agency and Title fields unless you are officially representing an organization.
II. REPRESENTATION: Enter "Myself" unless representing an organization.
III. POSITION: Unless instructed otherwise for a particular bill leave the description field at its default value "Original Bill". Indicate your position by selecting the "Proponent" or "Opponent" radio button.
IV. TESTIMONY: Select the "Record of Appearance Only" radio button.
If filing manually, complete the Captcha challenge and agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.
Then click Create Slip.
SB3076 IEMA Police Powers - OPPONENT
HB4348 FOID Local Reg - PROPONENT
HB4842 Safety Tech & Amend 1* - PROPONENT
*Scroll down to Section III and click "Add Position". Use the drop down to change the second Description line to HCA1. Choose "PROPONENT" for both lines ("Original Bill" and "HCA1"). Then "Create" your slip.