Illinois lawmaker backtracks on gas pumping bill

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OAK PARK, Ill. (WGN) — A lawmaker is backtracking on her proposal that would make it illegal to pump your own gas in Illinois.

Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Oak Park) introduced the Gas Station Attendant Act.

Lilly now says the bill was meant to start a discussion on convenience and safety issues at the gas pump, and not to ban self-service, the Chicago Tribune reports.

“This is not a bill I would move forward to make pumping your own gas illegal. That was never the intent,” she said.

The bill is still being reviewed by the rules committee.


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