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A new bill has been proposed by an Illinois lawmaker to ban people from pumping their own gas in the state.
Instead of individuals pumping their own fuel, it would be required for an employed gas station attendant to do it for safety reasons.
HB4571 was filed on Feb. 5 by Illinois House Democrat Camille Lilly, who represents suburban Oak Park.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: infolurker
In Oregon (where I live) you aren't allowed to pump your own gas.
The state does charge a tiny tax on the service, so our gas is only about 450 dollars a gallon.
But it's worth it!
originally posted by: beyondknowledge
I thought the cameras stopped the drive-offs? They have the tag numbers on video and that is all they need to charge someone for it.
I think the lawgiver wants to not pump the gas themself.
originally posted by: BlissSeeker
I remember the good ole days when someone came out, pumped your gas, checked your tires and cleaned your windows. Only had that experience once as an adult driver. I really don't like pumping gas, especially dressed nicely, or in the cold or extreme heat. I've seen people drive away with the nozzle still inserted in their vehicles...