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Illinois lawmaker: Bring back gas station attendants

It's not a ban on do-it-yourself pumping, she says now

A lawmaker proposed a ban on pumping your own gas.

State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-Oak Park) near Chicago filed House Bill 4571 to enact the “The Gas Station Attendant Act.” The bill summary states a gas station attendant is required to pump fuel.

Capitol Fax reported the proposal Tuesday and cited an interview of Lilly by WGEM, in which Lilly says the bill will not ban pumping your own gas. Lilly said the bill language will be amended to give people an option when they go to gas stations. She said customers could ask for help from an attendant or pump the gas themselves.

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