New laws to take effect in Illinois…


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Listed here are a number of of the essential and fascinating legal guidelines in Illinois that may be enforced beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

ST. LOUIS — New legal guidelines in Illinois take impact on Jan. 1 and the final legislative session handed 300 new legal guidelines that may grow to be enforceable.

These vary from massive modifications in prison prosecutions to small, ceremonial designations. Some add steps, procedures and purple tape and others make processes extra environment friendly and assist take away obstacles.

We’ve got highlighted a number of of the essential and fascinating legal guidelines and their goal.

Missouri legal guidelines typically take impact in August.

Minimal wage

After a 2019 regulation, the state minimal wage in Illinois will increase to $11 an hour on Jan. 1, 2022. It can improve $1 per hour yearly till it reaches $15 an hour.

Hayli’s Regulation

Senate Invoice 119

Permits kids underneath 16 to promote lemonade and related drinks. Native and state authorities can’t regulate these stands and gross sales. It was named after a 12-year-old in Kankakee whose lemonade stand was shut down.

Juneteenth

Home Invoice 3922

Acknowledges Juneteenth as an official Illinois vacation commemorating the top of slavery within the U.S. Juneteenth is on June 19.

Protections for crime victims

Home Invoice 734, Home Invoice 1742, Senate Invoice 1677

These payments improve protections for victims of crimes, together with victims of sexual assault. “No contact” orders could also be requested on a everlasting foundation by a sufferer in some circumstances, as an alternative of two-year durations. Relations of victims can file “no contact” orders on behalf of victims of their households. And digital communication is added to the definition of “contact” for “no contact” orders so e mail, texts and social media posts are prohibited.

Marriage licenses

Senate Invoice 139

Permits nongendered language on marriage licenses, just like the time period “spouse” reasonably than “groom” and “bride.”

Stopping Youth Vaping Act

Senate Invoice 512

E-cigarettes can’t be marketed to minors. This act bans the sale of e-cigarettes with particular dangerous components. Cartoons, video video games, and different themes that enchantment to youthful individuals can’t seem in commercials for vaping units. It additionally limits when vaping pens may be marketed as merchandise to assist give up smoking.

Psychological well being days

Home Invoice 576, Senate Invoice 1577

These payments give college students 5 excused absences for psychological or behavioral well being.

Hate crime replace

Senate Invoice 1596

This may enable prosecutors to label some crimes as “hate crimes” when it’s dedicated towards somebody due to their actual or perceived immigration standing. Race and nationwide origin are already protected.

Drink choices

Senate Invoice 1846

Eating places should serve water, milk, a milk different or juice with a kids’s meal because the default beverage.

Illegal covenants

Home Invoice 58

Permits entities or people to take away language for illegal restrictive covenants from recorded property pursuits, together with deeds to property. Covenants had been used to limit individuals of varied races, colour, religions, and nationwide origins from dwelling in sure locations. Enforcement of those sorts of covenants had been declared unconstitutional in 1948, however the language nonetheless exists on many property deeds.

Defending pets

Home Invoice 168

An individual who has been convicted of a number of offenses towards animals can’t personal animals. Folks dwelling in the identical family can’t personal animals, both.

Female Hygiene Merchandise for the Homeless Act

Home Invoice 310

Tampons, pads and panty liners might be accessible without cost to girls and ladies who’re shoppers at homeless shelters that present housing help.

Made within the USA

Home Invoice 605

U.S. flags and Illinois flags at state establishments have to be made in the USA.


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