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Trio of Southern Illinois Republicans Issue Joint Statement Opposing HB 3447

A trio of southern Illinois Republicans have joined together in opposition of a House Bill that was approved by a slim majority yesterday.  State Representatives Dave Severin of Benton, Patrick Windhorst of Metropolis, and Pomona’s Paul Jacobs issued a joint statement resisting House Bill 3447.

The legislation would drop the penalty for possession of 3 grams or less for most Schedule I and II controlled substances from a felony to a misdemeanor.  Included in the list are the drugs fentanyl, meth, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD, and opiates.

The men called it a dangerous shift in public policy they fear will exacerbate the current drug problems plaguing communities.


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