Here’s how local legislators voted on the gender-neutral license bill

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SPRINGFIELD – Local legislator’s vote on a bill that passed offering a gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses weren’t all one sided. On Wednesday, Senator Sue Rezin, who represents area counties including LaSalle, Putnam and Bureau did not vote on the bill, while Senator Jason Barickman serving counties including Livingston and McLean, voted no. The Act passed 39-16, and requires the Secretary of State to take steps to ensure that all State forms and documents requiring the listing of gender designations or persons to identify their gender shall include the term “non-binary” in addition to male and female gender designations.