Your Voice Matters - Upcoming Legislative Issues
Your voice is imperative as we collaborate with State and Federal legislators on issues related to substance use and abuse in our communities. See below for information about upcoming legislative initiatives in which we are involved.
ILLINOIS HOUSE BILL 0494
BILL IS DEAD AND WILL NOT BE BROUGHT FORWARD DURING CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION
We were concerned about this bill being proposed in the Illinois House that would lower the drinking age to 18 years old in restaurants. For many reasons, we believed this to be a very bad bill. Since the bill had bi-partisan support from 9 different state representatives, and was on its 3rd reading, we were concerned about the possibility of it being brought up for a vote and ultimately passing. We initiated an advocacy campaign, and thanks to community member support, this bill is dead. Click here to watch our brief educational video about this bill and to learn more about these efforts.