Thousands of new bills are filed every year by lawmakers in Springfield. Some of them feature popular, widely accepted ideas to make the state better, while others seem a little more out of left field. Every week the Illinois Senate Republican caucus is highlighting a few of the bills that are outlandish, not very well thought out, or just plain bad for the people of Illinois.
This week we take a look at:
Senate Bill 1915, which would ban the use of plastic straws, forks, and knives at the Illinois State Fair; and
Senate Bill 655, which would take away the offense of criminal transmission of HIV.