New Years, New Laws In Illinois You Need To Know
No one wants to hear a law enforcement officer or a judge tell them “ignorance of the law is no excuse” because that usually means you are in big trouble.
That’s according to a friend who’s hoping for a good ride this year.
Almost 300 New Illinois Laws Come Into Force Now That We Are 2022
As Clarence pointing out that every time a bell rings an angel takes his wings, it’s almost like every time someone says “there should be a law,” an Illinois lawmaker draft a bill. It’s not that there is something wrong with the idea of new laws, but almost 300 of them?
I don’t have the space or the energy to analyze them all, but we should take a look at some of the more notable new additions to Illinois law in 2022.
Let’s start with some new laws affecting Illinois consumers.
Early termination fees can be a huge pain in the back in general, but they are even worse when someone dies and their family is stuck with ongoing fees or early termination fees. Auto-renewal offers that you are unable to exit have also been addressed:
Illinois HB 00122 Ends Early Termination Fees for Telephone, Cell Phone, TV, Internet, Power, Medical Alert System, or Water Customers Who Die Before Completion of their contract.
Illinois HB 03955 requires auto-renewal offers or online continuous service offers to provide a toll-free number, email address, or mailing address if the seller bills the consumer directly, or provide other cost-effective means cancel the service.
Your kids can open a lemonade stand without fear of closing this year
Thanks to what became the Hayli Act (SB 00119), Illinois public health departments at the state and local levels cannot regulate the sale of lemonade or other soft drinks or mixed drinks by a person. under the age of 16.
You may also find a little more cash in your pocket, as the Illinois minimum wage goes up to $ 12 an hour this year and $ 15 an hour by 2025.
Other notable new laws coming into effect this year (NBC-5 Chicago):
- HB 0020: Repeals Gold Star license plate registration fees for surviving spouses or relatives of veterans who have died in war or peace.
- HB 00605: Prohibits state institutions from purchasing Illinois and United States flags not produced in the United States
- HB 03027: Allows pregnant women to use a motor disability sticker or device for up to 90 days during their third trimester.
- HB 03922: designates June 19 as a paid public holiday, June 10.
13 stupid laws of Illinois
LOOK: What important laws were passed in the year you were born?
The data in this list was acquired from reliable online sources and media. Read on to find out which major law was passed in the year you were born, and learn its name, vote count (if any), impact, and meaning.