Follow that Bill: 5/5/2012
S. 1753 and H.R. 3241 — The International Travelers Bill of Rights requires travel Web sites to advise consumers of the health and safety risks of overseas travel including State Department warnings. S. 1753 filed Oct. 20, 2011, by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). H.R. 3241 filed Oct. 24, 2011, by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.).
H.R. 2888 — The Help Veterans Own Franchises Act would amend the tax code to allow a business-related tax credit for 25 percent of a qualified franchise fee of up to $400,000 paid or incurred by a veteran for the purchase of a franchise. Filed Sept. 12, 2011, by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.).
House Bill 5789 — Establishes admissions fees for state parks. Filed Feb. 16, 2012, by Rep. JoAnn Osmond (R-Antioch) and co-sponsored by Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley). Passed the House 81-29 on March 26, 2012. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.
House Resolution 825 — Designates Aug. 6, 2012, as Richard Dent Day in honor of the former Bears defensive lineman and Super Bowl XX MVP, who was enshrined last year in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Filed Feb. 28, 2012, by Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock). Resolution adopted April 17, 2012.
House Bill 5114 — Requires all students in grades 1-8 to watch a video on administering CPR and using a defibrillator. Filed Feb. 8, 2012, by Rep. Daniel Burke (D-Chicago). Passed the House 89-24 on March 27, 2012. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes.
Senate Bill 2882 — Allows civic groups to adopt a park. Filed Feb. 1, 2012, by Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris). Passed the Senate 54-0 on March 28, 2012.
House Bill 4063 — Amends the laws governing Firearm Owners ID cards to exclude BB-guns and paint-ball guns, among others. Filed Jan. 24, 2012, by Rep. Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville). Passed the House 113-1 on March 27, 2012.
House Resolution 936 — Designates the portion of Illinois Route 23 south of the City of Ottawa as the John R. Crozier, Jr. Memorial Highway, in honor of a flagman killed by a drunk driver in 2003. Filed April 16, 2012, by Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley).
—Compiled by Tom Collins