OPPOSE SB0233 Amendment 1
Witness slips and phone calls to your Illinois State
Senators are needed.
Senate Bill 0233 is a shell bill so Amendment 1 becomes the bill. Please note: the title of the bill is “Safety
Tech” but that no longer matters,
only the Amendment matters. SB0233
A1 makes it a civil rights violation if a local government DOES NOT license gun
dealers. This is a terrible bill in other respects as well so the whole
bill should be opposed.
Please call your State Senator immediately.
The reason we are calling for
both phone calls and witness slips is because we are now facing one hour posting notices. What that means
is a one hour notice is given before announcing that a bill will be posted
to committee. No witness slips can be filed before that time.
We expect this bill will be heard in Senate Judiciary committee at 4:30pm
That means no witness slips can be filed until 3:30pm or when the Amendment is posted.
It is possible to change the committee time so your vigilance is needed.
If this bill is passed out of committee it will go back to the full
Senate and be on Third Reading in minutes and could pass as soon as
tomorrow. These are treacherous times.
Log on to the ILGA
Dashboard at my.ilga.gov
"Senate", click on "Committee Hearings"
Under the Scheduled
Senate Committee Hearings, click on "Week"
Click on the "Judiciary"
button (under view hearing details)
Click on the Create
Witness Slip Button
I. IDENTIFICATION: Enter
your personal information. Enter "NA" for the Firm/Business or Agency
and Title fields unless you are officially representing an organization.
Enter "Myself" unless representing an organization.
III. POSITION: Select
Amendment 1. Amendment 1 will not show until the Amendment is posted to Committee.
Please select the "Opponent" button for SB0233 Amendment 1.
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.