ILLINOIS - NEW LAWS FOR 2017
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NEW IN 2017FULL LIST OF NEW ILLINOIS LAWS: Bill Number and Description
SB 1102 Prohibits the state or any local government from indemnifying or providing legal representation for any employee in a criminal proceeding arising out of the employee's government employment
HB 1260 Classifies online logins, biometric data and health info as protected information; updates how groups notify the public of a data breach
HB 5913 Requires licensed plumbers to complete 4 hours of continuing education each year
SB 0637 Makes changes to Illinois law to comply with federal REAL ID regulations
SB 2589 Provides the Director of the Insurance Department greater authority and oversight for approving risk retention groups' corporate governance procedures and structures
HB 4517 Eliminates the Center for Comprehensive Health Planning
HB 4826 "Regional teams that investigate fatalities of elders shall meet not less than 4 times a year (currently 6 times a year) to discuss cases for possible review
SB 1120 Makes it a felony if over $500 in rental equipment is not returned within 3 days after the rental period has expired
SB 2459 Allows use of video conferencing equipment in hearings concerning use of psychotropic medicine or electroconvulsive therapy
SB 2787 Requires that health carriers submit reports to Director of Insurance by June 1 instead of March 1.
SB 2813 Amends Coal Mining Act. Adds definition for recorder. Makes changes concerning mine examinations, including timing and scope, etc.
SB 2918 Provides that if specified notice is submitted then an employer may request that the unused portion of a terminated licensee's pesticide applicator or operator license term be transferred to a newly certified or re-certified individual.
SB 2920 Makes changes to the composition of the Commission on Environmental Justice
SB 2963 Asserts that the state has implemented an aluminum can recycling program
HB 0538 Designates the pirogue -- a long narrow canoe made from a single tree trunk -- as the official state artifact
HB 4562 Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to increase the amount of civil penalities for civil rights violations related to real estate transactions
HB 5593 Substance abuse programs licensed by DHS must provide educational info on opioid treatment options, including use of medication for opioid addiction and overdose, how to administer naloxone.
HB 5594 If defendant needs opioid abuse or addiction treatment, court shall require them to participate in prescribed drug treatments under care of licensed physician
HB 5602 "Changes the Nursing Home Care Act; if DPH fails to provide a written explanation as to why evidence was insufficient to refute a informal dispute resolution (IDR) finding the receipt will be cited for the dispute and no penalty can be imposed"
HB 5607 Allows US savings bonds to be declared abandoned after being unclaimed and unreedemed 5 years after final maturity and allows the treasurer to obtain a judicial determination that the bond has been reverted to the state
HB 5756 Provides no unlawful discrimination occur in the Illinois National Guard and clarifies duties of offices in the National Guard
CONTINUEDSB 2160 Extends sunset date on valuation of vegetative filter strips to December 31, 2026
SB 2260 Changes reporting requirements for Treasurer reporting warrants to Comptroller
SB 2331 Clarifies that Medicaid managed care entities include business associates; allows the entities and business associates to communicate directly with clients regarding care coordination activities
SB 2354 Expands the topics the board of managers may discuss in closed executive meetings related to condominiums
SB 2358 Requires that any assignment of a developer's interest be received in writing and recorded before it is effective
SB 2601 Extends the time frame for the filing of a motion to vacate to 60 days after the discharge of probation once alcohol or drug treatment as a condition of probation has been completed
SB 2783 Considers unclaimed property abandoned after 5 yrs
SB 2900 Expands the role of Physician Assistants ("PAs") and Advance Practice Nurses ("APNs") throughout various Acts, by allowing them to perform many duties, or hold positions normally reserved only for physicians or those similarly situated.
SB 2956 Requires buildings to be more accessible to individuals with disabilities
SB 3104 Makes the failure of reporting apprenticeship reports a violation for entities subject to the State Construction Minority and Female Building Trades Act
SB 0210 Bans the sale of "bath salts" and allows local gov'ts to revoke a retailer's license if a violation occurs
HB 4715 Allows courts to fine public bodies between $2,500 and $10,000 if they willfuly and intentionally failed to comply with FOIA and also allows for a $1,000 daily fine if the public body fails to comply with the court's order after 30 days; if public body fails to act within 30 days to address FOIA, presumed to have willfully failed to comply;
HB 6083 Changes the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims
HB 6181 "States that, if a teacher earns more than the required number of professional development hours
during a renewal cycle, the teacher may carry over any hours earned from April 1 to June 30 of the last year of the renewal cycle"
HB 2262 Creates options for satisfying the $2,000,000 liability insurance for school bus drivers
HB 3239 Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code by allowing 17 year olds to run for election as a community resident of a Local School Council (LSC)
HB 4105 Allows motorcycles rear lights to be blue
HB 4327 Requires DCFS to provide information on respite care, etc. when an investigation of alleged child abuse does not result in the placement of a child outside the home
HB 4330 Requires state higher education institutions to accept the State Seal of Bilteracy as the equivalent of two years of foreign language taken during high school; also requires state higher education institutions to establish criteria to translate a seal into course credit
HB 4379 Requires non-home run units of local government, school districts and community college districts to regulate travel expenses
HB 4387 Changes the Illinois Aeronautics Act to require pilots to register their federal flying credentials with the state for a one time $20 fee