Make Your Voice Heard in Springfield – File Witness Slips
 
Make Your Voice Heard in Springfield – File Witness Slips
Written By Kathy Valente   |   02.27.23
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The assault on families in the Land of Lincoln has been put on fast track as these all-out legislative attacks on kids, parents, families, and Christian values get committee hearings this week. Once passed out of committee, the bill(s) will go to the Illinois House Floor and, if passed, will then go through the same process in the Illinois Senate.

Please take a few minutes to file witness slips for each bill. If the system doesn’t let you, it could be that many people are filing at the same time. Please come back later and try again. We are very grateful that you would take the time to make your views known and put these lawmakers on notice. Thank you in advance!

Click on the link.
Section I, for Firm/Business, leave blank or write self – unless you represent a group.
Section II, leave blank or write self – unless you represent a group.
Section III, click Opponent.
Section IV, click Record of Appearance Only.
Agree to the terms and click Create Slip.

Abortion

HB 3 and HB 1046 – both bills permit midwives to do abortions as well as open “birth centers” that will do abortions.
House Public Health Committee, Thursday, March 2 at 9 a.m. Room 122B Capitol Building

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 3.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 1046.

Parental Rights

HB 29 – This bill punishes parents for disciplining their child. If a parent “transmits any verbal or visual message” intended to cause emotional distress to their child, he or she can be charged with parental bullying. If convicted, the parent would have to pay court costs and any fine imposed by the court. The fine would be placed in escrow until the child turns 18, at which time he or she would be able to purchase a certificate of deposit with the monies.
House Judiciary-Criminal Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in Room C-1 Stratton Building

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 29.

Pronouns

HB 1596 – Replaces gender pronouns (him, her, he, she, etc.) with a gender-neutral noun (example: the person, the child, the minor) in numerous Acts in Illinois Statutes. Also, changes “biological” references (example: changes “biological parent” to “birth parent.”)
House Immigration and Human Rights Committee, Wed, March 1 at 2 p.m., 122B Capitol Building

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 1596.

Drugs

HB1 – Legalizes psychedelic mushrooms, LSD, and other hallucinogens. The premise is that the war on drugs has actually harmed communities and obscured the “natural healing” power of these drugs for those with mental health issues and others in the marketplace. Therefore, these drugs need to be legalized for all the good they can do, as has been done in other (liberal) states such as Oregon, Washington, Colorado, etc.) Just as we were sold the lie that marijuana is “medicine,” they want to convince us that hallucinogenic drugs are as well.
House Executive Committee, Wed., March 1 at 10 a.m., 118 Capitol Building

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 1.

HB 2118 – Provides that hypodermic syringes and needles can now be sold in any quantity, anywhere, anytime (instead of exclusively by a pharmacist).
House Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee, Tues., Feb. 28 at 4 p.m., 118 Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 2118.

HB 25 – Increases the number of marijuana craft grower licenses plus allows advertising.
House Executive Committee, Wed., March 1st, 118 Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 25.

HB 31 – Allows marijuana craft growers to have more than one license; requires 60 more craft licenses by March 15, 2024.
House Executive Committee, Wed., March 1st, 118 Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 31.

HB 1205 – Allows for the weight of legally allowed cannabis to be deducted from the larger amount confiscated to determine an offense of possession. Prohibits search of cannabis in a vehicle.
House Executive Committee, Wed., March 1st, 118 Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 1205.

HB 1090 – From January 1, 1970 and thereafter, all criminal records of possession of cannabis will be expunged. (Note: It is common for criminals to plea bargain down from a more serious offense to possession.)
House Executive Committee, Wed., March 1st, 118 Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 1090.

Children

HB 1087 – Changes law to say that a child cannot be considered abused or neglected because a parent repeatedly uses illegal drugs.
Adoption & Child Welfare Committee, Tues., Feb 28th at 2 p.m., 122B Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 1087.

HB 2396  – Mary Beth Canty (D): Mandates all-day kindergarten.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 2396.

Elections

HB 39 – allows all current prisoners to vote in elections.
House Ethics and Elections Committee, Tues., Feb 28th at 2 p.m., in Room 413 Stratton.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 39.

Private Medical Information

HB 2039 – Allows all private health data be made available to a local health department “for the purposes of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability” and allows Dept. of Public Health, Dept. of Human Services, and Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services to “adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act.”
House Public Health Committee, Thursday, March 2nd at 9 a.m., 122B Capitol Bldg.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 2039.

LGBTQ+

HB 2572 – Bans public funds from going to any groups that help people with unwanted same-sex attraction. Any organization currently owed State funds who is performing such therapy shall not be paid what they are owed by the State – the debt would cancelled.

Click HERE to file a witness slip against HB 2572.


 

Kathy Valente
Kathy joined the IFI team as our Director of Operations in 2008. Previously, Kathy was the state director for Concerned Women for America for 4 years. But even before that, Kathy and Dave worked together as volunteer activists battling pornography and obscenity in the public square. Kathy has consistently taken a stand for traditional Judeo-Christian values and has worked tirelessly to foster a wholesome environment for family living, advocating for high community standards. Kathy recognizes that sexual immorality, pornography, obscenity, promiscuity, state sanctioned abortion and gambling threaten the moral fabric of our society. The well being of our communities, the...
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