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IL Senator JULIE MORRISON is the Chair of the Human Services Committee as well as the Special Needs Caucus – a bipartisan group committed to advocating for the needs of Illinois residents with disabilities. She also sits on the Public Health, Agriculture, Environment and Conservation and Transportation Committees and will serve as a member of the Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference Health and Human Services Committee for 2019-2020.

Morrison is a forming member of the Children’s Health Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral organization dedicated to studying and improving health outcomes of children across Illinois. She has also led the charge to reform the Department of Children and Family Services, ensuring the agency protects abused or neglected children from harm and receive the necessary services to thrive. Morrison is also a member of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.

A champion of ending gun violence, Morrison has worked with colleagues across the aisle to pass common-sense gun reforms, including closing loopholes that have allowed guns to get into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them in the first place.

Morrison continues to fight to make our state government more transparent and accountable to the citizens of Illinois. She passed a law that placed term limits on Senate leadership positions, and is working with non-partisan groups who are trying to end political gerrymandering so that Illinoisans get to choose their representatives – not the other way around.

Senator Julie Morrison lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Joe. They have three grown children.

Deerfield Office (Jo-An):

700 Osterman Avenue

Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone: (847) 945-5200


The mayor of Champaign, Illinois has issued an executive order in response to the coronavirus that could potentially ban the sale of firearms and ammunition, Edgar County Watchdogs reported.

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen’s declaration of emergency came on Friday and is related to the coronavirus, which has caused many states to declare emergencies as the virus continues to spread. The mayor’s executive order gives Frank Feinen “extraordinary powers,” including the ban of the sale of firearms and ammunition, among others restrictions including a ban on the sale of alcohol, and the sale or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products, according to Edgar County Watchdogs, a local government accountability nonprofit.

§ 5207. Firearms policies

(a) Prohibition on confiscation of firearms

No officer or employee of the United States (including any member of the uniformed services), or person operating pursuant to or under color of Federal law, or receiving Federal funds, or under control of any Federal official, or providing services to such an officer, employee, or other person, while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency, may—

(1) temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize seizure of, any firearm the possession of which is not prohibited under Federal, State, or local law, other than for forfeiture in compliance with Federal law or as evidence in a criminal investigation;

(2) require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required by Federal, State, or local law;

(3) prohibit possession of any firearm, or promulgate any rule, regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm, in any place or by any person where such possession is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or local law; or

(4) prohibit the carrying of firearms by any person otherwise authorized to carry firearms under Federal, State, or local law, solely because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision of a Federal agency in support of relief from the major disaster or emergency.


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