Comment: This was introduced at the STATE level

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This was introduced at the STATE level

Kirk W. Dillard is a member of the Illinois STATE Senate, and the Bill was introduced there. It is not a federal bill. Here is the full text on the website of the Illinois General Assembly.

Not saying that this bill isn't still very noteworthy - just want to make sure people are clear on this. Please consider adding this clarification to the OP.

I will add that Dillard, a Republican, served in the Illinois Senate with Obama and is an "unabashed admirer", and he and has even campaigned for him.

He was a hair away from being the Republican candidate for Illinois Governor in 2010. He only lost the primary by 0.02% to Bill Bradey.