Sen. Julie MorrisonSPRINGFIELD – In the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week, State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) announced today she is filing legislation to ban “trigger modification devices” such as “bump stocks,” which are attachments to semiautomatic rifles that drastically increase the number of bullets fired from a weapon.

“Bump stocks serve no purpose but to inflict maximum carnage on a target and have no place in our communities,” Morrison said. “The federal loophole allowing bump stocks is essentially giving the green light for individuals to purchase and unfortunately use weapons that act just like a fully automatic weapon – which has been banned in this country since 1986.”

While Morrison is hopeful action is taken in Washington to regulate bump stocks, history has proven Congress seems unable to pass common-sense gun regulations to deal with increased mass shooting events.

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Morrison Shred EventJoin State Senator Julie Morrison and The Rotary Club of Deerfield for a Shred and Save Event, offering shredding services for personal documents (limit of two grocery-sized bags) and collecting new and gently used outerwear for the annual Coat Off Your Back project. 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Municipal Parking Lot in Deerfield (Deerfield Road & Rosemary Terrace, Deerfield, IL 60015).

Questions?

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

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05152017CM0561SPRINGFIELD – Firearms would be prohibited on church grounds in Illinois under a plan introduced yesterday by State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield). 

“While Illinois law is very specific in where concealed firearms are prohibited, the law does not include churches or other places of worship,” Morrison said. “Most constituents I have talked with are shocked when they hear churches are not included on this list. Common sense dictates that guns have no purpose in places of worship.”

Under Morrison’s plan contained in Senate Bill 2231, concealed firearms would be prohibited on church property, including synagogues, temples, mosques or other places of worship.

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State Senator Julie Morrison (D - Deerfield) released the following update this afternoon on the passage of school funding reform:

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate passed a plan that fundamentally changes the way Illinois funds its public schools. I acknowledge that this multifaceted proposal has elements I do not support, including the inclusion of a pilot tax credit program which will use public funds for private schooling. The underlying changes that were carried over from Senate Bill 1 into this bill, however, will move Illinois out of last place when it comes to our education funding system.

Specifically, Senate Bill 1947 does the following:

  • Increases state funding to economically challenged districts while ensuring no district loses funding;
  • Creates a bipartisan TIF task force to study the relationship between these districts and school funding;
  • Creates a method for communities to reduce property taxes via referendum. This will create a vigorous discussion of local property taxes and the quality of our schools;
  • Protects collective bargaining rights for teachers; and
  • Maintains local control for drivers education and physical education classes.

This proposal will support struggling school districts like North Chicago School District 187, provide the opportunity for property tax relief for suburban homeowners and give school districts the stability and certainty they need.

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