What can we do if we do not live in Illinois, and what to help.
Hey Ken.At this point it has already passed the Senate and is up for debate and vote in the House TODAY. This was fast tracked and under the radar. Not much can be done at this point if it passes the house today. It will go to the Liberal governor for veto or not. If he does not veto it, it will be law and will become effective immediately. The only chance a person has at that point is their local municipality. Gotta love this free county. I personally called each of my senators and let them know how I feel about this even though I do not live in a municipality. To answer your question as to what can be done, vote for less government on each of your opportunities to vote regardless of what office it is.
Just what i was thinking too,other states may follow .Hey Ken.
Big time under the radar! I too contacted my rep's. But like you said if it's passed the only thing to do is "lobby" Mr Quinn.
What get's me is these politician's raise there hand to yea or nea on a bill they don't even read.I'm on my way to contacting Mr Quinn. What scare's me most is that this may set a presedent for other State's. Eliminating our option to relocate to a pigeon "friendly" state.
Waren.You guys that live in that State...must have been asleep or something. How did it get voted on, and passed by the Senate already ?! So much for the thought process..."Those things never get passed".....I guess you could call this a lot of change...and fast.
When did you find this warren? Dave
What exactly does this mean?American Racing Pigeon Union, Inc. Newsletter
Urgent Action Needed by May 3, 2009
Illinois Pigeon Law In Serious Trouble!
Attention All Members in the State of Illinois!
Contact your state representatives and senators now.
The Illinois Pigeon Law is in serious trouble.
Officially entitled the "Carrier, Racing, Hobby and Show Pigeon Act of 1993," this pigeon law has provided protection for pigeon fanciers because it dictates that a municipality or county shall not enact an ordinance which prohibits the orderly keeping of carrier, racing, hobby or show pigeons (except for Cook County).
Illinois Senate Bill 2272, which is currently up for consideration in the Illinois Legislature, states that "any municipality may enact an ordinance to prohibit or regulate the orderly keeping of pigeons."
If SB 2272 passes, the Illinois pigeon law and its protections will be completely nullified.
All Illinois members are urged to contact their local state representatives and state senators to voice opposition to SB 2272.
See Illinois General Assembly
We must save our state law and preserve the protections it provides for all fanciers.
AU Plains Zone Director
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