Illinois Looking to Ban Adults From Pumping Gas
Article from Reason by Christian Britschgi.
The free market experiment of letting people pump their own gas is over. It failed. That appears to be the message behind a new piece of Illinois legislation that would prohibit self-service gas stations.
“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,” reads the Gas Station Attendant Act, which was introduced last week by state Rep. Camille Lilly (D–Oak Park).
Should it pass, Illinois would join New Jersey as the only other state in the union to prohibit self-service gas stations. Oregon allows self-service gas stations in counties of less than 40,000 people but maintains prohibitions everywhere else in the state. A bill to allow gas stations in the Beaver State to designate a quarter of their pumps as self-service failed in 2019.
In an attempt to quell some of this outrage, Lilly took to Twitter. Her bill, she said, would create “safety and convenience at the pump.” She also has said that it is her intention to amend the bill to merely mandate minimum staffing levels at gas stations.
HB4571 is concept legislation that creates safety and convenience at the pump. It is not intended to pass as is. The bill seeks to create options for self-service, service by gas station attendant, and jobs. Input is valuable to shape into legislation the people of IL desire.
— Camille Y. Lilly (@replilly78) February 11, 2020
Read the entire article at Reason.
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Let me get this straight. They are ok with coons shooting each other all weekend, but don’t want people pumping gas. Yup, that’s DemonRAT logic.
In Oregon they pump the gas for the driver and it isn’t a bad deal! It provides jobs and the gas isn’t any more expensive.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! With all the other issues in this country that should be discussed, THIS is what the Dems are trying to do? I know they’re nuts, but geez lueez. ~
Same old ‘logic’ on the southside of Chicago.
Options: self service or station employee. The real reason: quarter million new jobs that Americans won’t do. Anyone else smell a support base for illegal aliens?
Bravo! Good thinking.
I hadn’t even thought of the Illegals alien scheme, but you’re probably right!
Ban ADULTS??????? who will pump? KIDS?????
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot= we ain’t in Kansas anymore TOTO.
Lunacy is growing by leaps and bounds.
And yes, soon only people speaking Spanish, NO mexican, will ask you to speak mexican to ask what kind of gas you need.
But it just chicago, the kingdom of corruption and idiocy.
YOU GOT IT STEPHANIE ALONG WITH ANOTHER 40 PLUS STATES SAD TRUMP 2020 DRAIN THE SWAMP BUILD THE WALL COME IN LEGALLY OR NOT AT ALL. WE IN PA PUMP OUR OWN GAS I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO IT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS SO COLDDDDD.
What a EFFing idiot. Where does she think the money to pay all these extra people is going to come from? Is she going to put up the money to pay all these extra attendants? Does she think that we are too stupid and/or lazy to pump our own gas? If that is the case, if you are too stupid and / or lazy to pump your own gas, then you have no business behind the wheel of an automobile. These democrats get dumber and dumber every day. You should have to take a common sense and intelligence test before you are allowed to run for an elected office.
Even better, Oldwestman, would be having to take an intelligence test to be able to VOTE!
Well, isn’t this interesting. Illinois Gov. “Porky Pig” just raised the Illinois gas tax last year somewhere around 25 cents PER GALLON, and now this so-called state representative Camille Lilly (D–Oak Park). wants to install attendants at EVERY gas station in the state for safety purposes? She is a total DUMBocrat. (1) how many deaths or serious injuries have been caused by gas station accidents due to self-serve actions? Compare that to (2) How many deaths or injuries have been caused by Illegal aliens (criminals with illegal guns) in the city of Chicago alone, let alone state-wide? This moron should have her empty head examined for the amount of stupidity contained in the otherwise “black hole” in her skull! Now that leads me to (3). Who is going to pay for the extra employee who is going to be there to pump my gas for me? I can remember when I was in high school and working part time and weekends at the local gas station (FULL SERVE at that). The pump price was $0.299 per gallon. Can you guess what the price per gallon would be today ?
I’m now 75 and when I was a newly minted driver in NJ, the attendents had to pump our gas. Since NY State line wasn’t too far, I could pump my own gas there. In addition, we could bring our dates along and get “loaded” too. One had to be 21 in JOISY to get loaded. The moral of the story is that JOISEE boys got to live a few years longer as long as they were willing to give up drinking for a few more years.
Does this mean that checking your oil, tire pressure and washing your windows free is coning back?
Will the attendant now have your credit card out of sight and copy the numbers and the code on the back so that new charges will appear? Just where will the attendant take your money and credit card- to the pump where you might see him/her or into a booth or main office and really rip you off. I like to pump my own so that I know what I am pumping, how much I want and have complete control of my credit card. Remember there can be credit card skimmers attached to pumps and now the customer will not be able to see the operation.
Pure BS.. so now they’re recreating “the jobs Americans won’t or can’t do”… For whose benefit one must ask.
More Dumbocrat lunacy. I thank God every day that I live in Texas!
Phil in TX