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Amendment to bill would allow citizens to buy Draino without logging purchase

Thu, 17 May 2012 11:32:47 CDT
By: Jim Browne

Illinoisans may no longer have to pull out a picture ID and register on a log to clear their pipes. A caustic substances law went into effect the first of the year. It had the unintended consequence of forcing anyone buying Draino or other drain cleaners to register the purchase. Republican State Representative Kent Gaffney of Lake Barrington sponsored an amendment to the law. He says the change should speed up checkout lanes:

   

"What this does, is it exempts household products, and lists a few of the main ones that people are having problems with."

The original bill was pushed through after reports of people shooting caustic liquids out of squirt guns. It makes it a crime, and requires anyone buying such substances to register the purchase.   The amendment has passed both the house and senate, and now goes to the Governor.

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