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Description: Requires contracted services with DCFS that include the transportation of children or families to comply with all federal and state laws. These laws allow Illinois students to have up to five excused absences for mental or behavioral health, not just physical illness, to prioritize their mental health. The new laws, which will take effect Jan. 1, include nationwide protections for workers and important steps to increase the state`s supply of affordable housing, create a more inclusive state, expand access to voters, and protect consumers and the environment from harmful chemicals: new laws will protect workers, expanding the right to vote, addressing the state`s housing crisis and much more. Only three new laws will come into force on January 1, 2021. Here`s a look at them, as well as the upcoming minimum wage hike that will be implemented on Friday: These are just a few of the more than 300 new laws that will go into effect in the new year. CHICAGO (WLS) – As the new year begins, there are always new laws to follow. Of those that have done so, some have already entered into force. Below is a list of the laws that will come into force today, January 1, 2022. There you will find a list of pages on our website that have been updated. With the new year comes a host of new laws that affect many aspects of Illinois life.

A total of 285 new laws passed this year will come into force on January 1. Many other bills were passed in 2021, but include effective dates in 2022, 2023 or beyond. These new laws cover a wide range of topics. Some of the most notable laws residents should be aware of, which will come into effect on January 1, 2022, are: Harsher penalties for child molesters Lawmakers also closed a loophole that allowed family members to escape in possession of child pornography. An amendment to the Penitentiary Code strengthens child pornography laws by making possession of child pornography a non-parole offence if the child is a member of the accused`s household or family. Previously, this category of offenders could receive a conditional sentence for their pornography conviction. With the beginning of the new year always comes a new set of laws to follow. Read a full list here and check out Illinois` best new laws for 2022. SPRINGFIELD – When a new year begins in Illinois, dozens, if not hundreds, of new laws usually go into effect.

Here`s a look at some of the most interesting laws coming into force. A full list of all of Illinois` new laws that will go into effect next year can be found here. According to Democratic and Republican lawmakers, the laws include everything from excused mental health days for students, to a minimum wage increase, optional college entrance tests and new holidays, criminal justice reforms and more. Nearly 300 new laws are expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, covering a range of issues, large and small, that affect Illinois residents. Description: To ensure cooperation between DHS and IDPH where DCFS may restrict parent-child or sibling contact to protect the health, safety and well-being of the child. Prosecutors, for example, must now show that an accused poses a threat to a “specific and identifiable person or persons,” rather than a broader threat to the community or class of persons, or they must demonstrate that the person has a “high probability of intentional absconding.” Persons in police custody may make three telephone calls within three hours of arrival. They can use numbers in their phones.

The number must be displayed to the public defender. Effective July 1, 2021. “To combat the rise of anti-Asian racism and discrimination that we have seen, we need to teach our youth the full version of American history, we need to make sure all students are reflected in the curriculum they learn,” said Grace Pai, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Description: Amends the Illinois Home Grown Business Opportunity Act by requiring notification of all small businesses and communities of state or federal funding opportunities and new COVID health emergency restrictions. Recognizes June 19 – Juneteenth – as an official holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. FOID Card Changes: HB562 enacts several amendments to the Firegun Owners ID Act. Among other things, it provides for a streamlined renewal process for FOID cards and secret port permits for individuals who voluntarily submit fingerprint registrations. It also allows the Illinois State Police Department to issue qualified applicants a combined FOID card and secret port license, and establishes a new Violent Crime Intelligence Task Force to take enforcement action against individuals with revoked FOID cards. The law ensures greater transparency of drug prices. Description: Amends the Illinois Credit Union Act and contains four provisions. Description: Amends the section of the Illinois Pension Code relating to the Chicago Police to reduce a disability benefit paid by the Chicago Police Pension Fund by the amount of workers` compensation received by the officer as a result of his or her secondary employment.

Description: Makes electric motorcycles eligible for the electric vehicle tax rebate by including them in the definition of “electric vehicle”. Description: Amends the Downstate Firefighter section of the Illinois Pension Code. Removes language that requires the treasurer of the board to fulfill a commitment to the community that is conditional on the faithful performance of the duties of the office and other conditions. “Every holiday is a time for us to reflect and it would be a day of reflection, and if you want to heal the nation, man, you have to know the real story, whether we like it or not,” said Rep. La Shawn Ford, the bill`s lead sponsor. Description: Amends the Illinois Civil Administrative Code Act on the Department of Central Management Services by amending the estate, deposit, property and casualty insurance provisions and amending workers` compensation requirements. Description: Amendments to the One in Seven Days of Rest Act clarify an employee`s entitlement to one day off for each consecutive seven-day period instead of one calendar week; and a 20-minute lunch break for 7.5 hours of work, as well as to modernize the prison structure. Description: Waives application fees for short-term substitute education licence holders if the Governor has declared a disaster due to a public health emergency. Description: Amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act to allow a non-Illinois resident to perform social work by telemedicine in the state for a non-resident. Governor Newsom also signed landmark measures that went into effect immediately that year, such as Sen. Steven Bradford`s SB 796 (D-Gardena), which authorized Los Angeles County to return Bruce Beach property to the Bruce family, nearly a century after the land was unjustly taken from them. Since then, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has changed the title deed and removed restrictions, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to accept the amended title deed, which officially allows for the transfer of ownership to the Bruce family.

Sen. Nancy Skinner`s (D-Berkeley) SB 65, California Momnibus Act, will go into effect in August 2022 and will help address racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health by improving research and data collection. And AB 101 by Assembly Member Jose Medina (D-Riverside), which — after funding from lawmakers — requires high schools to offer ethnic studies starting in the 2025-26 school year, making completion of a semester-long course a requirement of the bachelor`s degree, starting with students graduating in 2029-2030. Description: Expands the definition of sick leave to include mental or behavioural complications for full-time teachers and eligible staff. Hannah Lee is the Head of Legal Content at Illinois Legal Aid Online.