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A few bits of common sense

Friday, Jul 31, 2015

* I’m not a fan of many small biz regulations, but this seems reasonable, considering where some of the items may come from

Beginning next year if you’re looking to find a pawn shot to take that item with the serial number removed, you’re out of luck. Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1820 that prohibits pawnbrokers from accepting items that have the manufacturer’s serial number, make, model, PIN, or other identifying marks removed or altered. The law also says no personal property purchased by a pawnbroker can be sold or removed from the shop or even transferred to another store within a period of 10 days. The law takes effect the first of the year.

* As someone who drives a gas/plug-in hybrid, I like this idea because I’ve been blocked from outlets in the past by gas-powered vehicle owners

Beginning next year if you park your non-electric vehicle in a spot meant to charge electric vehicles, or EVs, you can expect a minimum fine of $75. The law, which takes effect the first of the year also allows parking lot authorities to remove any non-EVs parked in EV designated spots. The Governor signed House Bill 198 earlier this week that, aside from allowing for the fine and tow, requires municipalities to post signs for the EV charging station parking spots.

* Signed yesterday

Provides that all severance agreements entered into by or on behalf of a public body are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public, subject to redaction as allowed by the Act.

* Seems like these teams should’ve been able to do this already

Exempts certain health care professionals licensed to practice in another state or country from State licensure requirements if the professional is practicing in the State while under contract to provide services to an athletic team.

Other bills signed into law yesterday are here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

29 Comments
  1. - Politix - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 11:53 am:

    These are all great.

    He’s signed a mountain of bills in recent weeks. The cynic in me says he’s building a case against those accusing him of not governing.


  2. - Mittuns - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 11:56 am:

    Chevy Volt, Rich? I’d love to get one of those in the near future.


  3. - Norseman - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 11:59 am:

    Now we know why gets so charged up sometimes.


  4. - Norseman - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 11:59 am:

    “why Rich gets so charged up”


  5. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:00 pm:

    ===Chevy Volt===

    Um, no.

    ELR.


  6. - Mason born - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:02 pm:

    Rich

    A question from one who doesn’t drive a plug in car, prefer my tdi, do they charge you when you plug in?


  7. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:06 pm:

    MB, it depends where you are.


  8. - Mason born - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:07 pm:

    Rich

    Cool always wondered that. Thanks.


  9. - Just Me - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:07 pm:

    I don’t agree with making past severance agreements public documents, going forward makes sense perhaps, but not reverse.


  10. - $500/year - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:08 pm:

    ==Um, no.

    ELR.==

    Pretentious much?

    Mittuns, go talk about sub $60k vehicles with the rest of the poors.


  11. - Team Sleep - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:08 pm:

    I believe that ELR was a prominent ELO cover band.


  12. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:11 pm:

    It’s the coolest looking American car on the market today. Drives like a dream. And I’ve been a Cadillac guy ever since my dad bought his ‘63 convertible. Plus, it’s a lease.

    lol


  13. - Stoney - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:28 pm:

    The cynic in me says there will not be many tickets issued if enforcement is the same as it is for handicap parking.


  14. - How Ironic - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:35 pm:

    @ Stoney,

    If you see a car parked illegally in a handicap parking space, report it. It’ll get taken care of pretty quickly.


  15. - Stones - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 12:50 pm:

    Out of sheer curiosity I recently rented a Prius a few months ago while on vacation. The first hybrid that I have ever driven. Have to say that I hated the vehicle. Seemed chintzy and lacked power necessary on the highway.


  16. - A guy - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:14 pm:

    I think I’ve seen the Miller car on 1-55. Has a turbine on the roof, yeah?


  17. - Politix - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:17 pm:

    I drive a Prius and it’s solid. It does lack speed power but that’s because it’s a hybrid, not a hi-perf vehicle.


  18. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:19 pm:

    No recharging parking places available here in Hicksville, and along with Stoney, I don’t think there will be much enforcement if it’s like the “enforcement” we get on drivers talking on cell phones.


  19. - Politix - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:19 pm:

    I mean it can get up to high speeds, ya just gotta give it a minute. Good family car.


  20. - CharlieKratos - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:23 pm:

    Coolest looking American car on the market? What about the Tesla Roadster?


  21. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:30 pm:

    ===What about the Tesla Roadster?===

    Dated.


  22. - WAK - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:34 pm:

    I have and drive a Prius. I like it, it is sufficient for all driving and has a huge trunk with fold down seats. My parents have a Chevy Volt and that car is awesome! Its quick, fast, smooth and fun to drive.!


  23. - A guy - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:34 pm:

    You should have named Oscar “Elroy”.


  24. - Mason born - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:37 pm:

    Stones

    While not a plug in may I suggest the TDI Passat. The wife has hit 48 mpg on long trips (apparently I hit the throttle too much I get 43) great power, more leg room, and has lower msrp.


  25. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 1:50 pm:

    “Plus, it’s a lease.”
    It’s a lot like Rauner’s relationship with the House and Senate GOP. He’s agreed to drive them around for a few years and make payments, but beyond that, well …


  26. - Groundhog Day - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 2:11 pm:

    The Volt is a really solid car–as heavy as many SUVs due to the battery weight, and really responsive and fun to drive. I love mine! Have used only 22 gals of gas so far this year for about 4K miles.


  27. - blue collar - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 3:22 pm:

    I have no problem with folks driving plug ins; however, they cannot meet my needs yet. I do have problems with taxpayers paying for charging and in the past huge rebates/discounts. If they are that good, they should stand on their own.


  28. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 3:23 pm:

    ===I have no problem with folks driving plug ins===

    Well, gee, thank you so much.

    lol


  29. - Nickname #2 - Friday, Jul 31, 15 @ 4:17 pm:

    The local ACE has a Tesla charging station and parking spots in their lot. If Tesla has reached an agreement with ACE that will expand the ability to charge to a huge number of small towns.


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