- Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 01:47 PM
DePaul University Professor Zachary Cook and students in DePaul's 'Explore Chicago' program spent time recently with Senator Harris learning about how legislation is introduced and becomes law and discussing recent legislative issues.
The students were interested in the senator's work on Senate Bill 2178, known as Rocky’s Law, a measure to provide catastrophic insurance coverage for school athletes that passed in 2013. Sen. Harris explained what happened to Rocky Clark, whose experience inspired the bill, as well as the process and challenges it took to get it enacted.
The students asked Sen. Harris about concealed carry legislation and any upcoming gun control issues in the General Assembly.
Sen. Harris enjoyed telling the students about his career, how he got involved in public service and about the specific concerns of his district.