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Top New Laws in 2018 affecting
Illinois
Veterans
Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
We owe our veterans
so much for their
service and sacrifice.
Every year, the
General Assembly
addresses benefit and
care issues for vets.
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
Here are some of the
top new laws for
veterans taking effect
in 2018.
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
Senate Bill 838
Requires the Dept. of
Public Health to
promote awareness
and programs for
providing cancer
screening of veterans.
Sen. Kimberly
Lightford
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
Senate Bill 1693
Allows for veteran status,
branch of military and
the period of time served
in the military on
veterans’ death
certificates.
Sen. Tom Cullerton
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
House Bill 2449
Allows military
members to terminate
service contracts like
phone or cable during
deployments.
Sen. Cristina Castro
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
House Bill 374
Allows veterans with
specialty veterans
plates to replace them
with another type of
plate without paying
a fee.
Sen. Dan McConchie
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
House Bill 2897
Allows the Helping
Paws Service Dog
Program to also
train service dogs for
veterans with PTSD
or depression.
Sen. Andy Manar
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
House Bill 2595
Adds a U.S. Coast
Guard plate to the
state’s military service
license plates.
Sen. Omar Aquino
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
House Bill 3017
Any state or federal
entity, agency or
person can notify the
governor of a death
by hostile fire of an
Illinois service
member.
Sen. Dan McConchie
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
House Bill 3701
Gives higher
education credits to
veterans for their
military service.
Sen. James
Clayborne
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
Senate Bill 866
Requires the VA to
provide returning
veterans with
information on how
to acquire service
animals.
Sen. Tom Cullerton
Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
Top New Laws in 2018 Affecting
Illinois Veterans
Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus
To see a list of all new Illinois laws
taking effect on January 1, 2018,
click here: NEW2018LAWS

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Top New Illinois Laws Affecting Veterans in 2018

  • 1. Top New Laws in 2018 affecting Illinois Veterans Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus
  • 2. Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans We owe our veterans so much for their service and sacrifice.
  • 3. Every year, the General Assembly addresses benefit and care issues for vets. Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 4. Here are some of the top new laws for veterans taking effect in 2018. Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 5. Senate Bill 838 Requires the Dept. of Public Health to promote awareness and programs for providing cancer screening of veterans. Sen. Kimberly Lightford Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 6. Senate Bill 1693 Allows for veteran status, branch of military and the period of time served in the military on veterans’ death certificates. Sen. Tom Cullerton Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 7. House Bill 2449 Allows military members to terminate service contracts like phone or cable during deployments. Sen. Cristina Castro Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 8. House Bill 374 Allows veterans with specialty veterans plates to replace them with another type of plate without paying a fee. Sen. Dan McConchie Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 9. House Bill 2897 Allows the Helping Paws Service Dog Program to also train service dogs for veterans with PTSD or depression. Sen. Andy Manar Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 10. House Bill 2595 Adds a U.S. Coast Guard plate to the state’s military service license plates. Sen. Omar Aquino Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 11. House Bill 3017 Any state or federal entity, agency or person can notify the governor of a death by hostile fire of an Illinois service member. Sen. Dan McConchie Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 12. House Bill 3701 Gives higher education credits to veterans for their military service. Sen. James Clayborne Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 13. Senate Bill 866 Requires the VA to provide returning veterans with information on how to acquire service animals. Sen. Tom Cullerton Top New Laws for Illinois Veterans
  • 14. Top New Laws in 2018 Affecting Illinois Veterans Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus To see a list of all new Illinois laws taking effect on January 1, 2018, click here: NEW2018LAWS