PROTECTING CONSUMERS AND CHILDREN

 

New Measure Would Ban Daily Fantasy Sports in IllinoisDaily Herald, June 10, 2016

Daily Herald
A proposal introduced this week would ban daily fantasy sports in Illinois. State Rep. Scott Drury, a Highwood Democrat who has been a vocal opponent of a plan to legalize and regulate the games, sponsored a measure that would make operating such games a crime.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Bill Would Outlaw Daily Fantasy Sports in IllinoisCrain’s Chicago Business, June 8, 2016

Crain's
A state lawmaker wants Illinois to outlaw daily fantasy sports offered by sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings. A bill introduced today by Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood . . . would effectively codify Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s December advisory opinion that daily fantasy sports were illegal gambling under Illinois law. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Unit Owners Urge State Lawmakers to Help with Condo Board DisputesLoop North News, March 4, 2016

Loop North News
“The condo code, as it exists today, is out of balance,” says State Representative Scott Drury, sponsor of the bill. “Over the years, it has been amended and the code now weighs heavily in favor of the associations to the detriment of the unit owner . . . .” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Legislation Would Give More Rights to Condo Owners in Association Disputes, Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2016

Chicago Tribune (Stacked)
[A condominium owner’s] act of protest would spark one legal battle that . . . would prompt a hearing scheduled on Wednesday on proposed legislation inspired by her case to expand the rights of condo owners . . . . Prompted in part by [the condo owner’s] case, Drury said a trio of bills he filed last month would level the playing field for property owners in disputes with their homeowners associations. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Are Daily Fantasy Sports the New Tobacco – Scott Drury (OpEd), Reboot Illinois, February 29, 2016

Reboot
Illinois and several other states failed to get a handle on the tobacco industry until it was too late. Illinois should not make the same mistake here. To make sure any legislation related to daily fantasy sports contests is properly vetted, all legislative hearings should be conducted by a committee with subpoena power and all testimony should be under oath. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Illinois Lawmaker Wants Panel to Look at Fantasy SportsState Journal Register, January 5, 2016

SJR
An Illinois lawmaker wants a special committee to investigate daily fantasy sports betting after Attorney General Lisa Madigan said last month the contests are illegal. Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury of Highwood requested the committee in a letter to House Speaker Michael Madigan. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Is Daily Fantasy Sports Legal in Illinois? We’ll Know SoonCrain’s Chicago Business, December 9, 2015

Crain's
State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, formally requested an opinion today from the state’s top legal officer on whether daily fantasy sports games played through companies like Fan Duel and Draft Kings meet Illinois’ definition of gambling. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Rauner Grants Immunity to Underage Drinkers Calling for Help — NBC 5 – Chicago, August 24, 2015

NBC 5
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing immunity from prosecution to minors who call 911 to get help. Rauner on Monday signed the bill sponsored by Legislative Democrats, Rep. Scott Drury of Highwood and Sen. Heather Steans. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Illinois Bill Would Pardon Underage Drinkers Who Call 911 for OverdrinkingChicago Tribune, March 13, 2015

Chicago Tribune (Stacked)

Illinois is on track to join nearly two dozen other states that forgo citations for underage drinkers who call 911 to get medical help for those who have had too much to drink.

State Rep. Scott Drury said the law . . . would help minors in dire need of medical attention get help. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Video Gaming Exclusion List Aims to Weed Out Gamblings’ ‘Bad Apples’ — Peoria Journal Star, April 21, 2014

Journal Star
While state lawmakers grapple with planned casino expansion in Illinois, legislation that would help the Illinois Gaming Board better police video gaming awaits their return from spring break.

State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, sponsored the bill in the Senate, where it passed 50-0 on April 2. Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, is sponsoring it in the House. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Chicago Tribune (Stacked)

Highwood Continues Debate on Video Gambling — Chicago Tribune , November 20, 2013

Drury told council members too little is known about the long-term effects of video gambling. “Whether there is or there is not a link between video gambling and crime,” added Drury, “there is a perception that there is a link.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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