The 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.
“Basic rights such as the right to maintain gainful employment, to access public services and spaces, to access emergency medical care, and the right to vote…cannot be denied”
State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a “gold rush” for Illinois.
Under the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.
The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.
One of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.
The measure would force drivers to use hands-free devices or a speaker-phone feature while motoring.
A two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.
Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.
The Senate will be in session three days, Wednesday through Friday, and the House for three days, next Sunday through Tuesday (Jan. 6-8).