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New bill would mean no longer pumping your own gas in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — An Illinois lawmaker has introduced a bill that would mean you no longer have to pump your own gas.

Rep. Camille Lilly (D) of the 78th District, near Chicago, introduced House Bill 4571 last week.

If passed into law, drivers in Illinois would have to wait for an attendant to pump their gas.

Here's a synopsis of the bill as it was introduced:

"Creates the Gas Station Attendant Act. Provides that no gas may be pumped at a gas station in this State unless it is pumped by a gas station attendant employed at the gas station."

Lilly's office says the idea behind the bill is to create more jobs in the state.

The bill was referred to the Rules Committee. If passed, the bill would go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Assignment Editor at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also produced ’13 News Today’ from 2017-2018.

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