Major update out of Springfield. The Illinois Geolocation Privacy Protection Act just passed out of committee on concurrence, meaning that the members have approved the amendments (which were minor) that were made by the Senate. The bill is now headed for a full floor vote in the House. If a majority of the House votes to approve the amendments, the bill would go straight to Governor Rauner's desk.
Thank you to Ann M. Williams - State Representative for her incredible testimony this morning, and thank you to Senator Tom Cullerton, ACLU of Illinois, Illinois PIRG, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Center for Democracy & Technology, Todd Belcore, and Social Change for your continued support and advocacy. We still have a long way to go but this is a very big step.
We are receiving many phone calls and emails from folks asking us how they can help. Here's the answer: Call your Representative and tell them to Vote Yes on House Bill 3449. These phone calls really do make a difference. You can use the tool below to identify and contact your Representative.
We'll post updates as they become available.