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Dozens of new or revised laws take effect in Illinois on January 1.
Learn about these interesting new laws and be prepared.
E-Cigs Must be behind the counter or sealed to keep out of kids’ hands Refills must be in child-proof packaging HB5868 HB5689 more
Speed up 70 mph now on tollways as wellas interstates 60 mph for semis on interstates (was 55 mph) SB2015 SB930
Pull over No more police ticket quotas If stopped for a traffic violation, drive away with your license SB3411 SB2583 more
Pregnant whileworking Reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers or it’s a civil rights violation HB8 more
Ins and outs Home sellers must now disclose door or window damage, along with: . flood damage . asbestos . lead paint . meth lab SB2597
Beer and milk Beer tax rules updated toinclude hard ciders Milk definition now includes sheep, water buffalo, other hooved critters SB3103 SB3157
Boats, booze and flags Boating under the influence will get your boat impounded Hoist an orange flag if boat passengers are in the water SB3434 SB2731 more
This is not a drill New school construction mustinclude storm shelters HB2513
Medical marijuanafor seizures Children with seizures now qualify for CBD (not pot) in Illinois’ medical marijuana program SB2636 more
Privacy for crime victims Strengthens security and privacy for automatic system that updates victims about offenders’ parole, release HB4266 more
Eye in the sky Cops can use drones during a natural disaster or public health emergency SB2937 more
Cyberbullying Schools can discipline students who bully peers on personal phones or computers, not just at school HB4207 more
Reptiles and amphibians Permit required for venomous or otherwise dangerous herptiles SB902
Just say no Outlaws LSD-like synthetic drugs known as N-Bomb Keeps minors from owning Kratom plants with opiate-like effects SB3275 HB5526
Wolves and cougarsand bears (oh my) Now illegal to hunt/own/trade gray wolves, black bears and cougars SB3049 more
Summaries of all new Illinois laws are available on our website.
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