SPRINGFIELD, IL (KMOX) – There’s still no budget in place, but Illinois lawmakers have taken decisive action concerning — the Zombie Apocalypse.

Lawmakers have declared that October will now be “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Illinois.

Representative Chris Welch says there is a real-world aspect to what might seem to be a frivolous piece of legislation. The idea is that if you are ready for an outbreak of the Walking Dead – then you’re also prepared for real natural disasters like tornadoes and ice storms.

As expected, many lawmakers in Springfield were not amused, pointing out there are much bigger issues that the state should be dealing with.

State Rep. Will Davis had some questions about the resolution.

“I think the only way that you stop a zombie, is that you have to bash their brains in,” Davis says. “So, does that mean I get to now bring my bow and arrow? My bat with the barded wire on it? For that matter, my AK-47. Is that a part of being prepared for zombies?”

House sponsor Chris Welch said the real message is that families should have a three-day stockpile of food, water, and other emergency supplies on hand.

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