From the Illinois Republican Party:
Democrats Propose A Couple Ridiculous Bills
Every new session brings with it a crop of wacky and downright dangerous bills proposed by Democrats.
This week we are taking a look at two bills having to do with the gas pump. This first bill, HB 4571 proposed by Rep. Lilly, “provides that no gas may be pumped at a gas station in this State unless it is pumped by a gas station attendant employed at the gas station.”
It’s almost hilarious how nonsensical this bill is and why it even exists. In a state with tremendous challenges facing us, Rep. Lilly wants to mandate that we cannot pump our own gas?
The second bill is less funny and truly bad for taxpayer’s wallets.
A bill proposed by Senator Bill Cunningham, SB 2298, would open up the ability for all municipal governments to tack on an extra 3 percent gas tax to the state and federal gas tax.
Even after Democrats led the doubling of our gas tax at the state level last year, they want even more.
Last year’s tax hike vaulted Illinois’ total gasoline taxes to the third-highest in the nation. Before the hike, Illinois’ gas taxes ranked 21st in the nation.