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Ira I. Silverstein is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 8th district since 1999. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Illinois Moves to Ban Google Glass from the Roads
2014-05-23
State Senator Ira Silverstein, who originally sponsored the bill, received a letter from Google that indicated "they were willing to work with us on this." Beyond Illinois, Google also has lobbyists working with legislators in Wyoming, Delaware, and ...
(The Wire)
  1. Illinois lawmakers look to ban Google Glass on the road

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Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing Google Glass while driving
2014-05-20
Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, isn't waiting. He introduced a bill in the General Assembly that would make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while even wearing a "mobile computing headset" like Google Glass. Now Google is sending representatives to ...
(Chicago Tribune)
  1. Google Glass May be the Thing of the Future, Except on Illinois Roads
  2. Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Ban Google Glass While Driving
  3. Google Glass To Be Used By Dubai Police

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Constitutional amendment proposals appear to run out of time
2014-04-29
A separate bid by Republicans to put a term limits question for statewide officers on the ballot also fell by the wayside Tuesday when a Senate panel voted it down along party lines. State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, questioned why GOP lawmakers ...
(Herald & Review)

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    Push for graduated income tax fizzles
    2014-04-29
    Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, questioned why GOP lawmakers waited so long to introduce the proposal. "This could have been brought sooner," Silverstein said, pointing to the May 4 deadline and the legislative schedule. The roadblock over the ...
    (Quad City Times)
    1. Push for graduate income tax fizzles

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    Video gaming may get its own exclusion list in Illinois
    2014-04-21
    Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, sponsored the Senate bill, which passed 50-0 on April 2. Highwood Democratic Rep. Scott Drury is sponsoring it in the House. Gene O'Shea, self-exclusion program director for the Illinois Gaming Board, said the board brought ...
    (Freeport Journal-Standard)
    1. Video gaming exclusion list aims to weed out gambling's 'bad apples'

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    COLUMN: Illinois probably can't afford cameras, anyway
    2014-03-06
    Not acquainted with Ira? I'm talking about Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, who's behind a bill this week that made me LOL. And let's face it -- not much from any legislature or politician makes the average person laugh out loud -- at ...
    (Journal Gazette and Times-Courier)
    1. Bill banning smoking in cars with kids clears latest hurdle
    2. Bill Banning Smoking While Children in Car Advances
    3. Ban on smoking in cars with kids moves forward in Illinois

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    Driving smoke ban wins panel endorsement
    2014-03-05
    Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, said he wanted to target the health risks associated with second-hand smoke inhalation, particularly among children. "Second-hand smoke does cause cancer," he said. "It causes other diseases, too, like emphysema and asthma.
    (Quad City Times)

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      Google Glass Driving Ban Pushed by State Senator From Chicago
      2014-02-27
      Ira Silverstein wants to ban users from wearing the high tech eyewear while behind the wheel. In what could be the first such law in the nation, Silverstein has introduced SB2632, which states "a person may not operate a motor vehicle while wearing a ...
      (DNAinfo)
      1. IL Senator: Ban Google Glass for drivers
      2. Illinois among states considering bans on driving with Google Glass

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      Google lobbying legislators in effort to prevent Glass driving bans
      2014-02-26
      ... the use of Glass, Reuters said Tuesday. Illinois state Senator Ira Silverstein, a Chicago Democrat who introduced a bill proposing restrictions on Glass at the end of last year, said he had met a number of Google lobbyists who were hoping to “kill ...
      (Digital Trends)
      1. Google tries to change distracted driving laws
      2. Google fighting to stop anti-Glass driving laws, says report
      3. Google sets up roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation

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