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04252018CM0774RSPRINGFIELD – Legislation sponsored by State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) that would increase the age to legally purchase tobacco products in Illinois to 21 passed the Senate this afternoon.

“We know that adults rarely pick up a cigarette for the first time, making it so important to reduce access to tobacco for teenagers,” Morrison said. “The more we can limit the availability of tobacco for teens, the lower the chance they have of developing a lifetime addiction that disproportionally affects the adolescent brain and costs state government billions of dollars annually.”

Senate Bill 2332 would make Illinois the sixth state to raise the age to buy tobacco to 21. More than 300 towns across the country have also raised the age, including 24 municipalities in Illinois. Chicago, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Evanston and Peoria are a few of the cities in Illinois, both small and large, to raise the age.

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SchoolBusSPRINGFIELD – Every school bus in Illinois carrying children would be required to use the stop signal arm and flashing signal lights under a proposal that recently passed the Senate sponsored by State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).

Current state law gives an exception and even prohibits school buses from using the safety technology if students are not being transported to school or if the bus is not being used for specific youth camp or child care purposes.

“Any school bus transporting children should without exception be using the safety equipment already installed,” Morrison said. “This is an example of state bureaucracy getting in the way of common sense.”

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04182018CM0033RSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) presented her proposal to reform Illinois’ redistricting process to a Senate subcommittee this afternoon in Springfield. Earlier in the day, Morrison joined with her colleagues and reform advocates at a press conference to discuss the importance of changing the way Illinois draws district boundary lines. 

“For too long, politicians have been in charge of redistricting in Illinois, splitting up communities and injecting politics into an issue that should be free from partisan influence,” Morrison said. “There is a better way to redraw district boundary lines, and I believe an independent commission with strict guidelines and transparent motives would best serve the diverse population who call Illinois home.”

Morrison has introduced Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 26, which would establish a 16-member independent commission that would be in charge of redistricting Congressional districts as well as State House and Senate districts in Illinois.

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