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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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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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    Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation
    2014-02-25
    Ira Silverstein, a Chicago Democrat who introduced a Google Glass restriction bill in December, responded that it was clear the merchandise was heading for the broader public. "Who are they fooling?" Google Glass creep factor. CNBC's Julia Boorstin and ...
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      Committee hears testimony on smoking in cars with children
      2014-02-18
      Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, but did not take a vote. If enacted, SB2659 would make smoking in cars with minors present a petty offense punishable by a fine of up to $100. “Public authorities throughout the world agree that there is no safe level of ...
      (The State Journal-Register)
      1. Lawmaker pushes for driving smoke ban
      2. Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids
      3. Measure Would Add Fine For Smoking In Car With Minors

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      Senator hopes to ban smoking in cars with children
      2014-01-23
      Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, is not the first time Illinois lawmakers have tried to ban smoking in vehicles. In 2010, legislators attempted to pass a measure that would ban smoking in a car with anyone younger than 8. It carried a penalty of $1,500 in ...
      (Herald & Review)
      1. Lawmaker proposes ban on smoking in cars with kids
      2. Smoking ban considered for drivers with child passengers
      3. Lawmaker eyes smoking ban for cars with kids

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      Illinois Considering Banning Drivers From Wearing Google Glass
      2013-12-09
      In Illinois, Senator Ira Silverstein filed legislation barring motorists from using the device while driving, citing the potential distraction from perpetual connectivity. The Chicago Democrat said that driver's “attention to the road should not be ...
      (mediabistro.com)
      1. Google Glass Driving To Be Banned? Illinois Introduces Bill To Prevent ...
      2. Illinois Could Ban Drivers From Using Google Glasses
      3. Illinois considers banning drivers from using Google Glass

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      Lawmaker wants to ban use of Google glasses while driving
      2013-12-08
      SPRINGFIELD — Even before they go on sale to the masses, an Illinois lawmaker wants to ban motorists from wearing Google's new computerized glasses while driving. State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, filed legislation last week that would give ...
      (Herald & Review)
      1. Chicago legislator wants to bar drivers from using Google Glass
      2. Illinois could bar drivers from using Google Glass

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