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    • It’s time for marijuana reform – Illinois should join the list of states that impose a civil fine for the possession of small amounts of marijuana. It’s a policy that makes sense because it is fair, it is likely to save the state money and a majority in the nation support reforming our marijuana laws. Tell your state representative to support House Bill 5708.
    • End bullying in Illinois schools –  House Bill 5707 helps schools and officials respond to bullying by creating best model policies and practices to address on-going situations. It mandates the communications that school officials need to have with parents when bullying is reported. And, it requires schools report annually about incidents of bullying and how they were addressed — without identifying the students involved.  Thank Governor Quinn for signing the Anti-Bullying bill.

    • Protect Location Privacy — For most of us, our smartphones and other electronic devices are integrated fully in to our lives — we couldn’t live without them! Yet few of us realize that our iPhones, tablets, and other electronic devices, have profoundly expanded the surveillance capabilities of law enforcement agencies at the expense of individual privacy. Law enforcement can access the location tracking records of these devices, including a great deal about who you are, where you go, and what you value. Senate Bill 2808 will protect privacy by requiring a court order based on probable cause of crime before law enforcement can access current or future information from an individual’s electronic device with narrow exceptions, including specific emergencies. Thank the bill sponsors.

 

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