Morrison's plan to eliminate SAT transcript requirement signed into lawSPRINGFIELD – A proposal by State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) to no longer require SAT scores automatically be entered on a student’s transcript was signed into law over the weekend by the governor.

“For many students, the stress of taking a college entrance exam can be overwhelming and affect a score outcome,” Morrison said. “For students who may wish to retake a SAT exam, it’s important they have the flexibility to get their best results published in their transcript.”

The new law, which was contained in Senate Bill 757, eliminates the state requirement that SAT scores be automatically included in a student’s official transcript. The law allows school districts to determine whether to enter SAT scores on student transcripts automatically, at the request of parents or not at all. 

Senate Bill 757 passed the Senate without opposition on May 3 and takes effect immediately.

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Morrison's plan to simplify property tax appeals becomes lawSPRINGFIELD – A plan by State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) to streamline the property tax assessment appeal process was signed into law today by the governor.

“The property tax assessment appeal process is often difficult to navigate for many homeowners,” Morrison said. “With property taxes continuing to be a financial burden for families, it is important we do everything we can to continue to make the appeals process more efficient.”

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SB3SPRINGFIELD – Two proposals championed by State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) that would eliminate restrictions on township consolidation efforts were signed into law today by the governor.

“Illinois has the unfortunate distinction of having the most units of local government of any state in the country,” Morrison said. “With the signing of these new laws, we are acknowledging that local government best operates when given the flexibility to increase efficiencies to taxpayers.”

Both new laws, contained in Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 607, seek to ensure local government consolidation efforts are not stymied by outdated state restrictions.

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Senate FloorSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) released the following statement this afternoon after voting in support of an override of Governor Rauner’s veto of historic school funding reform contained in Senate Bill 1:

“Senate Bill 1, a historic school funding reform plan that guarantees no school district loses funding, is supported by educators, superintendents and a host of education advocacy groups. For decades, Illinois’ system of school funding shortchanged children living in low-income communities while squeezing homeowners with ever-increasing property taxes.

“I am proud to support this fair and equitable plan that ensures every student has the resources they need to succeed.”

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