Below is a list of email addresses and a list of people who to call.
Today, May 18, we need you to email and call. We must stop Governor Pritzker's attempt to use an emergency procedure to make these changes into law for 150 days.
Yes, all of this could become law until October 19!
ILLINOIS REGISTERDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY AMENDMENT
b) In order to restrict and suppress the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a dangerously contagious and infectious respiratory disease in the form of a pandemic or epidemic, which is spread person to person in respiratory droplets released by a person infected with the disease, the Department implements the following restrictions and requirements:
- Businesses and establishments that serve food or beverages, including, but not limited to, restaurants, food buffets, self-serve areas, bars, taverns, pubs, wineries, breweries, or beer gardens, that operate under a permit or license issued by the State or local health authority, shall not allow indoor on-site consumption of food or beverages. Service shall be limited to drive-through, delivery, curb-side, or pick up only. Businesses and establishments located in airports and hospitals are exempt from the requirements of this Section.
- Businesses and establishments that offer indoor fitness, exercise, physical workout or non-medical wellness services, such as health clubs or centers, fitness clubs or centers, gyms, tennis clubs, swimming pools, shall not allow on-site indoor fitness, exercise, workout or non-medical wellness options to customers, including but not limited to, classes, personal training, or individual customer use of exercise equipment or facilities. Service shall be limited to the sale of retail goods via drive-through, delivery, or pick up only, or the use of exercise equipment or the indoor use of facilities for the recording and streaming of online classes and instructional videos only.
- Businesses or establishments that offer cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, barber, tanning, body art, or similar non-medical personal care services, treatments, procedures or therapies shall not provide on-site Service shall be limited to the sale of retail goods via drive-through, delivery, curb-side, or pick up only.
c) Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 8.1 of the Act. (“Whoever violates or refuses to obey any rule or regulation of the Department of Public Health shall be deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.”)
Do a group email and call to the members on JCAR:
“Time for some immediate action and there isn't much time. The new rules Pritzker filed become effective law once they are published in the state register. He filed the regulation Friday 5/15. The register is published on Fridays. If his minions got it to the Secretary of State in time it has already been published and will remain law for 150 days unless overridden by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). JCAR meets Tuesday 5/19 but while many emergency rules are on the agenda, this one is not. We need it reviewed or any violation of Pritzker's orders in the next 150 days is a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine or up to a year in jail. This rule also forces county state's attorneys to prosecute whether they like it or not.
Here's where we need to step up. JCAR is forced by statute to consider the rule if any affected municipality, association of 100 or more people or group of 25 concerned citizens objects to the rule. If defeated no similar rule can be made for 24 months.
JCAR is made up of an equal number of members from the state house and senate. It is also equally divided between political parties. It takes a majority to adopt the rule.
Everyone reading this needs to contact the members of the committee and let them know that they need to vote this down.”
MEMBERS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
SENATOR BILL CUNNINGHAM
10400 S. Western Ave. 329 State House
Chicago IL 60643 Springfield IL 62706
REPRESENTATIVE KEITH WHEELER
959 Oak Street 205N Stratton Building
North Aurora IL 60542 Springfield IL 62706
SENATOR KIMBERLY LIGHTFORD
4415 W. Harrison 323B Capitol Building
Suite 550 Springfield IL 62706
Hillside IL 60154 217/782-8505
SENATOR TONY MUNOZ
1836 W. 35th Street 323 State House
Chicago IL 60609 Springfield IL 62706
SENATOR SUE REZIN
103 5th Street 105C State House
Peru IL 61354 Springfield IL 62706
SENATOR PAUL SCHIMPF
1032 W. Industrial Park Road 105D Capitol Building
Murphysboro IL 62966 Springfield IL 62706
SENATOR CHUCK WEAVER
5415 N. University, Suite 105 M103D State Capitol
Peoria IL 61614 Springfield IL 62706
REPRESENTATIVE TOM DEMMER
105 E. 1st 314 Capitol Building
Dixon IL 61021 Springfield IL 62706
REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HALPIN
1054 3rd Ave., 2nd Floor 272S Stratton Bldg.
County Office Building Springfield IL 62706
Rock Island IL 61201 217/782-5970
REPRESENTATIVE FRANCES ANN HURLEY
10400 S. Western Ave. 281S Stratton Building
Chicago IL 60643 Springfield IL 62706
REPRESENTATIVE STEVEN REICK
1072 Lake Avenue 225N Stratton Bldg.
Woodstock IL 60098 Springfield IL 62706
REPRESENTATIVE ANDRE THAPEDI
371 E. 75th St. 247E Stratton Bldg.
Chicago IL 60619 Springfield IL 62706
Do a group email and call. Put them all on notice you object.