On January 1, 2016 there was 237 new laws that took effect in Illinois. Unfortunately, a balanced budget is not among them.
Several of the new laws affect children, veterans and the elderly. Others affect drivers and consumers. Below is a quick look at some of the more notable laws taking effect on Friday, January 1st.
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PA 99-0430/HB2462: Allows families to legally install monitoring cameras in the nursing home rooms occupied by their loved ones.
PA 99-0352/SB1304: Establishes new rules and regulations for police officers who wear body cameras, and also increases the fines for moving violations by up to 12.5%.
PA99-0050/SB009 & PA99-0051/SB067: Prohibits the sale of powdered caffeine to anyone younger than 18 years of age, and prohibits the sale of products consisting of or containing powdered alcohol.
PA 99-0212/HB1453: Allows defendants charged with speeding 26 mph or more above the speed limit to be eligible for court supervision if they have not been previously convicted of a similar offense.
PA 99-0372/HB2932: Adds military personnel killed during on duty training activities to the list of instances when flags will fly at half-staff.