HB 4223 will be heard Thursday morn at 9am in the Finance Subcommittee of the House Revenue and Finance committee. The bill link is below.
The Sub-Committee members are below:
Call those members, get their ph's ringing off the hook.
We need this bill out of subcommittee and into the the Revenue and Finance Committee.
Talking Points are:
Motorcyclists jump at the chance to raise funds for those less fortunate than ourselves whether they are for individuals or Charity Organizations.
We never ever had a problem on poker runs till state liquor and gaming agents started telling our business they would get fined/lose there license if they would hang up poker run fliers in their businesses.
We thought we had it fixed last year but was put in the Charitable Games Act under the control of the Dept of Revenue, which for poker runs will not work for us, our charities and the State of Illinois as a whole.
We must move this bill to the full Revenue and Finance Committee then on to the House floor. We ask for your full support in fixing this problem

Make these calls. The power to move this bill is in all of us. It has to pass to survive.




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ABATE of Illinois is dedicated to preserving the rights of all motorcyclists - and ATV riders. We encourage riders to become involved in the legislative and political processes by joining ABATE, registering to vote, contacting legislators, working campaigns, and contributing to our Political Action Committees.

In addition to our extensive grass roots efforts ABATE of Illinois retains the services of a professional lobbying firm. If the state legislature is in session you can bet we've got someone there looking out for your rights.

It doesn't stop there, at least once a year ABATE of Illinois sends a team of volunteers to Washington DC to meet with and lobby our members of Congress. ABATE of Illinois often partners with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation on issues of national concern.

Sometimes threats to, or opportunities for motorcycling come without the benefit or encumbrance of the legislative process. With this in mind ABATE of Illinois strives to develop relationships with various agency officials and takes part in related programs whenever possible and beneficial.

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