Sunday, March 2, 2014

Capitol Happenings for the Week of 3/3/14

This week the Illinois State Rifle Association is having their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day for 2014 on Wednesday, March 5th. Click here for more information. 

*denotes that legislation can be heard in committee this week

New Legislation:
*Illinois Boat Rentals and requiring the use of Safety Video (HB4303) 
Taking Illinois Trapped Animals with a .22 CALIBER or smaller rifle (HB 5514) 
*Illinois Changing the Definition of Aquatic Life (SB3333) 

Updates on Previous Legislation: 
*Illinois Protection of Wildlife- (SB3049)
*Illinois Fox Waterway Dissolution- (SB2696)
*Lowers age to apply for FOID card w/o parental consent- (HB3762)
*Illinois Changes to Concealed Carry-Places (House Bill 4319)
*Bow and Arrow Definition-Illinois Hunting- (House Bill 4439)
Illinois Firearms Registration Bill- (HB 4715) (SB3094)
Illinois Hunting Carrying Handguns (HB5605 &SB 3254)

Committee Hearings Scheduled for this Week
-Agriculture & Conservation 
March 4, 2014 Stratton Room D-1 2:00pm 
HB4303, HB4439
See what else is posted for this committee here

March 5, 2014 Stratton Room C-1 8:30AM
HB3762, HB4319
There are many things posted to be heard in this committee so who knows what they will call this week.     
Check out the list here.

-Agriculture & Conservation
March 4, 2014 Capitol 212 2:00pm
SB2696, SB3049, SB3333
See what else is posted here.

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