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New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019


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The Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus highlights new laws taking effect January 1, 2019.

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New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

  1. 1. T O P 1 0 NEW LAWS FOR 2019 10 new laws to know for 2019
  2. 2. T O P 1 0 NEW LAWS FOR 2019 When you wake up in the New Year, there will be more than 250 new state laws taking effect Jan. 1, 2019.
  3. 3. T O P 1 0 NEW LAWS FOR 2019 Here are 10 you should know about.
  4. 4. #1 Look back for safety It’s a fact: Rear-facing child seats offer greater protection. Beginning Jan. 1, toddlers age 2 and younger must be in one. HB 4377
  5. 5. Active shooter safety drills Every Illinois school must conduct at least one law enforcement- led active shooter safety drill a year. #2 SB 2350
  6. 6. Taking work with you If your boss requires you to use your personal phone or computer for work, your boss needs to have a reimbursement policy. #3SB 2999
  7. 7. Does theTilt-a-Whirl operator have a criminal past? To increase public safety, carnival companies must conduct criminal background checks of all employees.The new law is in response to a murder in Farmer City by carnival workers. #4SB 3240
  8. 8. Helping threatened pets Police can take temporary custody of dogs and cats exposed to weather conditions likely to result in injury or death. #5SB 2270
  9. 9. #MeToo protections expanded Companies that wish to do business with state government must have policies on how they address sexual harassment complaints. Same goes for companies in the EDGE tax credit program. #6SB 405
  10. 10. #7 Anti-social media Stalking laws expand to include unwanted messages sent and received through social media apps.The new law also allows businesses, places of worship and schools to seek restraining orders against stalkers. SB 3411
  11. 11. #8 Hunting wardrobe Blaze pink joins blaze orange as an official hunting color in Illinois. HB 4231
  12. 12. New moms have enough to deal with already Now, nursing mothers will be excluded from jury duty at their request. #9HB 5745
  13. 13. Stopping gun violence before it happens Family members or police who believe someone is a threat to themselves or others can go to court to ask a judge to temporarily remove any guns. #10HB 2354
  14. 14. To read the complete list of new laws taking effect on January 1, 2019, visit