A newly proposed bill would ban drivers from being able to pump their own gas in Illinois.
HB 4571, also known as the Gas Station Attendant Act, was introduced earlier this month by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly of Oak Park.
Under the act, “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.”
Lilly said in a statement that the bill is "not intended to pass as is."
"The intention of this bill is to give consumers the option to be serviced by a gas station attendant, in addition to the self-service option currently used," the statement read. "House Bill 4571 could potentially create jobs that impact the local economy."
If passed, the bill would take effect Jan. 1, 2021.
It was most recently referred to the rules committee.