This bill, SB
1966 with House Committee Amendment 1, is yet another attempt by Illinois
State Representative Kathleen Willis to punish lawful gun owners by turning
the FOID card into a punitive measure, it would require fingerprints at your
expense, an in-person visit to an Illinois State Police location that will be
inconveniently located - no matter where you live, and a drastic increase in
If you follow the link above to
the ILGA website and read the bill, be aware that the amendment completely
changes the bill to be an anti-gun bill that has no more content regarding
Public Defenders or Bail.
This bill is scheduled to be called for a hearing tomorrow in the House
Judiciary - Criminal Committee.
Please fill out a witness slip in opposition to this bill.
How To File Your
Witness Slip to Oppose SB1966 HCA1
To file an electronic witness slip
for this committee hearing you will use the section of the Illinois General
Assembly website called "My ILGA" (my.ilga.gov). You may
speed up the process for filing future witness slips if you set up a free
ILGA Dashboard account by going
here Create a New Account.
You may file witness slips with or without that free account.
If you have an ILGA Dashboard
Account, then log on to your ILGA
Dashboard [click the link, then find
the login icon at the top right of the page], following that return to this
email and click
this link to be taken to the witness slip.
If you don't have/don't want a My
ILGA account you can still just click this link.
to be taken to the witness slip where you will fill in the information
manually for the required fields:
I. IDENTIFICATION: Enter
your personal information. Enter "NA" for the Firm/Business
or Agency and Title fields unless you are officially representing
II. REPRESENTATION: Enter
"Myself" unless representing an organization.
III. POSITION: Indicate your position by
Not the Original Bill for the bill and by selecting the "OPPONENT"
radio button for this bill:
Special Note: HCA1
just became available to be selected within the hour.
Both pro-gun and
anti-gun individuals have been selecting and submitting slips for the
original bill, and if you have already submitted a slip for the original
bill, then please submit a new slip NOW for HCA1.
Please show your
opposition NOW to this bill by filing
a witness slip.
IV. TESTIMONY: Select the "Record of Appearance Only"
radio button., not written testimony. This way the
committee can see a quick count showing the number of people expressing
opposition to the bill.
If filing manually, complete the
Captcha challenge and agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.
Then click Create Slip.
Please file slips against this bill now!
can be tracked here. The
older witness slip for this bill can be