Rauner signs Rezin’s Parental Rights for the Blind Act into law

Sen. Rezin is pleased to announce the Parental Rights for the Blind Act is now law in Illinois (effective Jan. 2018). This picture is from earlier this year when Sen. Rezin presented this legislation in a Senate Committee with Bill Reif, from the National Federation of the blind of Illinois. Under this new law, a person’s blindness could never be the basis of a denial of parenting time or responsibilities, denial of being able to adopt a child, or denial of foster care or guardianship. Sen. Rezin wants to thank Julietta Meyer, a friend of Sen. Rezin’s, and her daughter, Emma, who is blind, for bringing this important issue forward.

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