20180314 KS 3743RSPRINGFIELD – Flavored tobacco products – intentionally being targeted to children with candy-like names – would no longer be sold in Illinois under a plan introduced recently by State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).

“In all of their forms, tobacco products are dangerous to human health and can lead to serious, life-long health consequences,” Morrison said. “The creation of sugary flavorings only entices young children to try tobacco for the first time and threatens the progress we have made over the last several decades in reducing tobacco use among young people.”

Morrison’s proposal – contained in Senate Bill 2275 – would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Morrison introduced the proposal on the heels of recent action by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer banning flavored e-cigarettes.

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Property Tax MeetingJoin State Senator Julie Morrison and State Representative Bob Morgan for a Property Tax Assessment Appeals Information Session.

Lake County Chief Assessment Officer Robert Glueckert, West Deerfield Township Assessor Tom Healy and Moraine Township Assessor Mark Lindsay will discuss the property tax assessment process and how to file a property tax assessment appeal.

The event is being held on Monday, September 23 at 6:30p at the Recreation Center, Highland Park County Club (1207 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL).

Questions?

Contact Senator Morrison's office in Deerfield at (847) 945-5200.

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16161316908 1e14effcb0 bSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) responded this morning to news that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued emergency rules banning flavored e-cigarettes and their marketing to youth:

“Today’s emergency ruling by Michigan Gov. Whitmer highlights the real dangers of e-cigarette use. Just a few weeks ago, an Illinois resident was the first to die from a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping. These products are dangerous and are being intentionally marketed to our youth with the addition of candy-like flavorings.

“I commend Michigan’s governor for acting to protect the health of her residents and I urge Gov. Pritzker to do the same. The health of our teens and young adults is too important to fail to act.”

Gov. Whitmer’s order prohibits the online and retail sale of flavored nicotine products in Michigan and will take effect as soon as the health departure issues rules in the next 30 days.

In July, Illinois Gov. Pritzker signed Morrison’s legislation making Illinois the first state in the Midwest to institute Tobacco 21, raising the age to purchase e-cigarette and tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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Morrison w reporterSPRINGFIELD – A package of proposals passed by State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) reforming the troubled Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) agency was signed into law recently by Gov. Pritzker.

One of the most sweeping proposals signed is Senate Bill 1778, a proposal Morrison worked with advocates and fellow lawmakers on for years to update the confusing set of state rules governing reporting of child abuse in Illinois.

“The first step in addressing potential child abuse is the reporting of that behavior,” Morrison said. “If the abuse is not being reported – or if individuals don’t know the signs of abuse or who to even report to – the entire system is in jeopardy of not working, leaving abused children in dangerous situations.”

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