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(WGNTV Chicago)   Once again, Illinois leads the nation in the most new laws taking effect on January 1st, and this year there are over 150   (wgntv.com) divider line 65
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 09:51:41 AM
Another law makes sure people who have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime are not issued firearm's owner ID cards.

Probably not a substantive change: domestic assault is already disqualifying under federal law. Beat up a stranger, you can own a gun. Slap your wife, no gun.
 
2012-12-28 09:56:27 AM
Oh my god the paper! Won't someone please think of the paper?
 
2012-12-28 10:33:58 AM
Think of it more as 150 new bribe-taking angles for state legislators.
 
2012-12-28 10:57:57 AM
 
2012-12-28 10:59:59 AM
Some highlights followed by the full list.


Adult Entertainment Surcharge (HB 1645/PA 97‐1035): Requires either a $3 entry into an adult entertainment facility, or requires club owners to pay an annual $5,000 ‐ $25,000 surcharge. Facilities could choose which they pay. The proceeds will largely go to the Sexual Assault Prevention Fund.

Bulk Plastic Containers (SB 3201/PA 97‐1085): Outlines records that must be kept for the purchase of five or more plastic bulk merchandise containers, when proof of ownership is required, as well as penalties for severe violations. This bill is targeting the increasing theft of bulk plastic containers.

Child Sex Offender Holiday Costume Prohibition (SB 3579/PA 97‐699): Prohibits sex offenders from participating in holiday events involving children, such as handing out candy at Halloween or working or volunteering as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

Electronic Games (HB 4320/PA 97‐1126): Clarifies that electronic, mechanical or computer‐generated games of skill are not considered gambling so long as the value of the potential prize does not exceed $25 per single play of the device. Prizes must be in merchandise form only.

In‐line Speed Skates (SB 3336/PA 97‐1023): Allows in‐line speed skaters outside Chicago to travel on roadways with a posted speed limit of 45 mph or less, provided they stay as near as practicable to the outside edge.

Motorcycle Sport Plates (SB 3555/PA 97‐914): Allows special motorcycle license plates that honor professional sport teams. Similar plates are already allowed for cars and trucks.

No Wheelies (SB 3452/PA 97‐743): Imposes a minimum fine of $1,000 for driving a motorcycle on one wheel while speeding. Also limits motorcycle handlebars to the same height at the driver's head (currently handlebars cannot be higher than the operator's shoulders).

Underage Drinking Parent Penalties (HB1554/PA 97‐1049): Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime to allow underage drinking not only at a parent's or guardian's home, but also on property under their control, Including a barn, cabin, boathouse, etc.
 
2012-12-28 11:08:56 AM
Uh... there's over 800 new laws in California Link

/Just sayin'...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 11:43:44 AM

Quoting the strip club law mentioned above:

nor is it the intent of this Act to restrict or deny access by adults to live nude dancing performances that may be protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution or by the Illinois Constitution.
How do you know when a politician is lying?  If I were a judge I'd have anybody attempting to enforce the ordinance flayed and dunked in boiling oil. (I don't expect to be appointed judge in the forseeable future.)
 
2012-12-28 01:28:09 PM
There will also be a law that any person convicted of luring a minor will be considered a sexual predator.
stevejanke.com
Wanted for questioning.
 
2012-12-28 01:32:19 PM
So Chucky Cheese's ad campaign luring children into their arcade makes the CEO a sex offender
 
2012-12-28 01:33:13 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Uh... there's over 800 new laws in California Link

/Just sayin'...


Those 800 new California laws take effect at different times over the year. The Illinois article says that 150 new laws alone will start on Jan 1st.
 
2012-12-28 01:33:25 PM

DarwiOdrade: There will also be a law that any person convicted of luring a minor will be considered a sexual predator.
[stevejanke.com image 250x187]
Wanted for questioning.



DAMN YOU!

CSB:

My Mom used that scene as a lesson as why you don't talk to strangers.
 
2012-12-28 01:33:59 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Uh... there's over 800 new laws in California Link

/Just sayin'...


Well if you count new laws per capita....
 
2012-12-28 01:35:46 PM
Illinois must be a crime free place, what with all those laws and all.

/low hanging fruit.
 
2012-12-28 01:37:23 PM

Sybarite: Some highlights followed by the full list.


Adult Entertainment Surcharge (HB 1645/PA 97‐1035): Requires either a $3 entry into an adult entertainment facility, or requires club owners to pay an annual $5,000 ‐ $25,000 surcharge. Facilities could choose which they pay. The proceeds will largely go to the Sexual Assault Prevention Fund.

Bulk Plastic Containers (SB 3201/PA 97‐1085): Outlines records that must be kept for the purchase of five or more plastic bulk merchandise containers, when proof of ownership is required, as well as penalties for severe violations. This bill is targeting the increasing theft of bulk plastic containers.

Child Sex Offender Holiday Costume Prohibition (SB 3579/PA 97‐699): Prohibits sex offenders from participating in holiday events involving children, such as handing out candy at Halloween or working or volunteering as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

Electronic Games (HB 4320/PA 97‐1126): Clarifies that electronic, mechanical or computer‐generated games of skill are not considered gambling so long as the value of the potential prize does not exceed $25 per single play of the device. Prizes must be in merchandise form only.

In‐line Speed Skates (SB 3336/PA 97‐1023): Allows in‐line speed skaters outside Chicago to travel on roadways with a posted speed limit of 45 mph or less, provided they stay as near as practicable to the outside edge.

Motorcycle Sport Plates (SB 3555/PA 97‐914): Allows special motorcycle license plates that honor professional sport teams. Similar plates are already allowed for cars and trucks.

No Wheelies (SB 3452/PA 97‐743): Imposes a minimum fine of $1,000 for driving a motorcycle on one wheel while speeding. Also limits motorcycle handlebars to the same height at the driver's head (currently handlebars cannot be higher than the operator's shoulders).

Underage Drinking Parent Penalties (HB1554/PA 97‐1049): Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime ...


wow their are some really moronic ones in that small list you posted. Our politicians are out of control with the amount of laws they create and put on the books.
 
2012-12-28 01:41:13 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: wow their are some really moronic ones in that small list you posted. Our politicians are out of control with the amount of laws they create and put on the books.


There oughta be a law against that.
 
2012-12-28 01:42:40 PM
Adult Entertainment Surcharge (HB 1645/PA 97‐1035): Requires either a $3 entry into an adult entertainment facility, or requires club owners to pay an annual $5,000 ‐ $25,000 surcharge. Facilities could choose which they pay. The proceeds will largely go to the Sexual Assault Prevention Fund.

What do sex related businesses have to do with sex assaults?

There's a *much* stronger correlation that alcohol causes more sex assaults then strip joints.
 
2012-12-28 01:42:59 PM
I consider myself a moderate liberal, but I'm convinced that a group of clandestine super liberals in the legislature sit around in a basement around a fire in a circle and jack each other off and the last one to reach orgasm has to create a new law or else eat one of Rush Limbaugh's toe nails. This happens 2-3 times a week. I'm 99.9% certain of this.
 
2012-12-28 01:44:36 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: I consider myself a moderate liberal, but I'm convinced that a group of clandestine super liberals in the legislature sit around in a basement around a fire in a circle and jack each other off and the last one to reach orgasm has to create a new law or else eat one of Rush Limbaugh's toe nails. This happens 2-3 times a week. I'm 99.9% certain of this.


www.theblaze.com
Go on...
 
2012-12-28 01:47:25 PM
so umm.. no calling within a 100 yards of an emergency scene? what if you're pinned under a semi? or holding a wound closed with one hand? odd law.
 
2012-12-28 01:48:30 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: I consider myself a moderate liberal, but I'm convinced that a group of clandestine super liberals in the legislature sit around in a basement around a fire in a circle and jack each other off and the last one to reach orgasm has to create a new law or else eat one of Rush Limbaugh's toe nails. This happens 2-3 times a week. I'm 99.9% certain of this.



Leader - "Uh oh, Collins, looks like you came last. Better think up a new law or else eat a toe nail."
Rep. Collins - "Erm, ah, oh....uh.... How about ammunition for fire arms must be kept in special lock boxes that the state rents out for a fee!"
Leader - "Excellent Collins, shall we continue?"
 
2012-12-28 01:50:06 PM

ZAZ: Another law makes sure people who have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime are not issued firearm's owner ID cards.

Probably not a substantive change: domestic assault is already disqualifying under federal law. Beat up a stranger, you can own a gun. Slap your wife, no gun.


Requires a felony conviction. Get a misdemeanor domestic violence and you can still purchase a firearm.
 
2012-12-28 01:52:02 PM
Under the current law, suspects must be convicted twice before being declared a sexual predator.

So the first one doesn't count?
 
2012-12-28 01:54:13 PM

Introitus: Leader - "Uh oh, Collins, looks like you came last. Better think up a new law or else eat a toe nail."
Rep. Collins - "Erm, ah, oh....uh.... How about ammunition for fire arms must be kept in special lock boxes that the state rents out for a fee!"
Leader - "Excellent Collins, shall we continue?"


Please don't tell me that is something a state government is seriously considering.
 
2012-12-28 01:57:57 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Child Sex Offender Holiday Costume Prohibition (SB 3579/PA 97‐699): Prohibits sex offenders from participating in holiday events involving children, such as handing out candy at Halloween or working or volunteering as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.


But being a child molesting priest and performing baptisms is still ok.
 
2012-12-28 02:06:20 PM

Sybarite: Bulk Plastic Containers


Meh. I don't like Bulk anyway. Too many leftovers, and too bulky.
 
2012-12-28 02:07:37 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: TheGhostofFarkPast: Child Sex Offender Holiday Costume Prohibition (SB 3579/PA 97‐699): Prohibits sex offenders from participating in holiday events involving children, such as handing out candy at Halloween or working or volunteering as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

But being a child molesting priest and performing baptisms is still ok.


Are you sure? Dressed in a costume, handing out wine and crackers at a holy day event?
 
2012-12-28 02:12:17 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Adult Entertainment Surcharge (HB 1645/PA 97‐1035): Requires either a $3 entry into an adult entertainment facility, or requires club owners to pay an annual $5,000 ‐ $25,000 surcharge. Facilities could choose which they pay. The proceeds will largely go to the Sexual Assault Prevention Fund.

What do sex related businesses have to do with sex assaults?

There's a *much* stronger correlation that alcohol causes more sex assaults then strip joints.


Liquor taxes are already at the marginal revenue limits. "Sex Related Business"? No so much, there is room there for MOAR. MOAR!
 
2012-12-28 02:12:29 PM

WelldeadLink: Britney Spear's Speculum: TheGhostofFarkPast: Child Sex Offender Holiday Costume Prohibition (SB 3579/PA 97‐699): Prohibits sex offenders from participating in holiday events involving children, such as handing out candy at Halloween or working or volunteering as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

But being a child molesting priest and performing baptisms is still ok.

Are you sure? Dressed in a costume, handing out wine and crackers at a holy day event?


I would love to see them try to out law that.
 
2012-12-28 02:13:06 PM
Was there not always going to be a state that passed the most laws?
 
2012-12-28 02:19:26 PM
Well, if you judge by quantity, at least Illinois's state legislators are earning their paychecks.
 
2012-12-28 02:40:03 PM
Did they pass one that requires Jay Cutler to receive a notification that the NFL season doesn't end in mid-November?
 
2012-12-28 02:40:04 PM

Sybarite: Underage Drinking Parent Penalties (HB1554/PA 97‐1049): Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime to allow underage drinking not only at a parent's or guardian's home, but also on property under their control, Including a barn, cabin, boathouse, etc.


I gave my kids sips of wine and tastes of drinks I had at home and in restaurants. A criminal I am. Fark you, Illinois.
 
2012-12-28 02:42:53 PM

Crunch61: Sybarite: Underage Drinking Parent Penalties (HB1554/PA 97‐1049): Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime to allow underage drinking not only at a parent's or guardian's home, but also on property under their control, Including a barn, cabin, boathouse, etc.

I gave my kids sips of wine and tastes of drinks I had at home and in restaurants. A criminal I am. Fark you, Illinois.


Whoa. That's ridiculous. You can't give your own kid alcohol in your own home? Great idea, I'll just let my kid learn about alcohol for the first time while at a party while attending the University of Illinois. What could go wrong?

Fark you, Illinois.
 
2012-12-28 03:03:44 PM

fury211: so umm.. no calling within a 100 yards of an emergency scene? what if you're pinned under a semi? or holding a wound closed with one hand? odd law.



Pretty sure that one is intended to severely curtail the ability of citizens to document what police are doing while at the scene of an accident or crime.
 
2012-12-28 03:21:21 PM

fury211: so umm.. no calling within a 100 yards of an emergency scene? what if you're pinned under a semi? or holding a wound closed with one hand? odd law.


No calling within 100 yards of an emergency scene while driving. So rather than call 911, why not just drive the 100 yards to the emergency scene and ask for help? Although I imagine most likely if you're currently driving while pinned under a semi within 100 yards of an emergency scene, they already see you and know you need help.
 
2012-12-28 03:23:48 PM

Internet Meme Rogers: fury211: so umm.. no calling within a 100 yards of an emergency scene? what if you're pinned under a semi? or holding a wound closed with one hand? odd law.


Pretty sure that one is intended to severely curtail the ability of citizens to document what police are doing while at the scene of an accident or crime.


Pretty sure it's an attempt to curtail additional accidents by lollygaggers who are telling their best friend's roomate's sister's brother's uncle's sex slave that there was this accident....
 
2012-12-28 03:29:34 PM

lennavan: Crunch61: Sybarite: Underage Drinking Parent Penalties (HB1554/PA 97‐1049): Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime to allow underage drinking not only at a parent's or guardian's home, but also on property under their control, Including a barn, cabin, boathouse, etc.

I gave my kids sips of wine and tastes of drinks I had at home and in restaurants. A criminal I am. Fark you, Illinois.

Whoa. That's ridiculous. You can't give your own kid alcohol in your own home? Great idea, I'll just let my kid learn about alcohol for the first time while at a party while attending the University of Illinois. What could go wrong?

Fark you, Illinois.


Yes because the police will be called and or notified when you just give your kids a sip. This is NOT what it's addressing..come on now.
 
2012-12-28 03:35:39 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Liquor taxes are already at the marginal revenue limits. "Sex Related Business"? No so much, there is room there for MOAR. MOAR!


I'm more willing to bet that this is a "women's groups claiming porn and strip joints cause rape" issue then a "OMG the government is stealin our money any way possible WTF BBQ" issue.
 
2012-12-28 03:39:05 PM

DarwiOdrade: There will also be a law that any person convicted of luring a minor will be considered a sexual predator.
[stevejanke.com image 250x187]
Wanted for questioning.


Luring them to do what? Please tell me it's not that vague.
 
2012-12-28 03:39:44 PM

The1andonlyZack: lennavan: Crunch61: Sybarite: Underage Drinking Parent Penalties (HB1554/PA 97‐1049): Cracks down on parents or guardians who permit underage drinking on property they own. Makes it a crime to allow underage drinking not only at a parent's or guardian's home, but also on property under their control, Including a barn, cabin, boathouse, etc.

I gave my kids sips of wine and tastes of drinks I had at home and in restaurants. A criminal I am. Fark you, Illinois.

Whoa. That's ridiculous. You can't give your own kid alcohol in your own home? Great idea, I'll just let my kid learn about alcohol for the first time while at a party while attending the University of Illinois. What could go wrong?

Fark you, Illinois.

Yes because the police will be called and or notified when you just give your kids a sip. This is NOT what it's addressing..come on now.


Providing alcohol to someone else's kid was already illegal. This is about providing alcohol to your own kid. Yes, the police will be called when my kid goes back to school and tells his friends he has tried alcohol and the teacher gets involved and whatnot.
 
2012-12-28 03:59:57 PM
Yet the sleaziest, most corrupt, and most, uh, "full service" strip clubs in the nation exist in Illinois.

Strange.
 
2012-12-28 04:01:26 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Zeb Hesselgresser: Liquor taxes are already at the marginal revenue limits. "Sex Related Business"? No so much, there is room there for MOAR. MOAR!

I'm more willing to bet that this is a "women's groups claiming porn and strip joints cause rape" issue then a "OMG the government is stealin our money any way possible WTF BBQ" issue.


Dude, IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY, disregard the marketing.
 
2012-12-28 04:09:35 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: Internet Meme Rogers: fury211: so umm.. no calling within a 100 yards of an emergency scene? what if you're pinned under a semi? or holding a wound closed with one hand? odd law.


Pretty sure that one is intended to severely curtail the ability of citizens to document what police are doing while at the scene of an accident or crime.

Pretty sure it's an attempt to curtail additional accidents by lollygaggers who are telling their best friend's roomate's sister's brother's uncle's sex slave that there was this accident....


You really believe that? Good for you. Now get back to the clay table.
 
2012-12-28 04:11:33 PM
Congrats to Chicago for getting it's 500th homicide this year!
 
2012-12-28 04:18:25 PM

cabbyman: Congrats to Chicago for getting it's 500th homicide this year!


Still preferable to living anywhere in Wisconsin.
 
2012-12-28 04:22:34 PM

Mobutu: Yet the sleaziest, most corrupt, and most, uh, "full service" strip clubs in the nation exist in Illinois.

Strange.


may I see your research, I'm writing a paper . . .
 
2012-12-28 04:33:51 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Mobutu: Yet the sleaziest, most corrupt, and most, uh, "full service" strip clubs in the nation exist in Illinois.

Strange.

may I see your research, I'm writing a paper . . .


Under the Freedom of Information Act I believe this research should be open access and available to all.
 
2012-12-28 05:05:47 PM

Internet Meme Rogers: DeathByGeekSquad: Internet Meme Rogers: fury211: so umm.. no calling within a 100 yards of an emergency scene? what if you're pinned under a semi? or holding a wound closed with one hand? odd law.


Pretty sure that one is intended to severely curtail the ability of citizens to document what police are doing while at the scene of an accident or crime.

Pretty sure it's an attempt to curtail additional accidents by lollygaggers who are telling their best friend's roomate's sister's brother's uncle's sex slave that there was this accident....

You really believe that? Good for you. Now get back to the clay table.


Dude - you need to get out more. Cops at accidents direct traffic. They arent harvesting organs for the blackmarket.
 
2012-12-28 06:03:58 PM

HempHead: ZAZ: Another law makes sure people who have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence crime are not issued firearm's owner ID cards.

Probably not a substantive change: domestic assault is already disqualifying under federal law. Beat up a stranger, you can own a gun. Slap your wife, no gun.

Requires a felony conviction. Get a misdemeanor domestic violence and you can still purchase a firearm.


Nope. 1994 Brady Bill forbids anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge from owning a gun. You cannot get a FOID if you do not qualify to own a firearm under federal laws.
 
2012-12-28 07:17:13 PM

Internet Meme Rogers: cabbyman: Congrats to Chicago for getting it's 500th homicide this year!

Still preferable to living anywhere in Wisconsin.


I expect we would've been able to find at least 500 people that disagreed with you...
 
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