From social media privacy in the workplace to a ban on shark fins (no, really) and stricter rules for firearms card applicants, more than 150 new laws will take effect in Illinois on New Year’s Day.
As we ring in the New Year here in Illinois, more than 150 new laws will hit the books, including legislation aimed at increasing employee privacy, a new law that cracks down on parents of underage drinkers and more. Here’s a roundup of just some of 2013’s new rules and regulations. RELATED: SEX OFFENDER, CHILD LURING LAWS TAKE EFFECT JAN. 1
Nearly 200 new Illinois laws will go into effect in January.
With the New Year will come new laws here in Illinois; 192 of them to be exact. State Representative Mark Beaubien (R-Barrington) sponsored six of those laws, including one that will help keep Chicago Public School students safe. The new law, called House Bill 4647 (P.A. 96-1425) will require the Chicago Board of Education to have a hotline established where students can anonymously call to report violence or other issues happening. The calls will be answered by a police officer, and each one will be investigated. "This new hotline will be a great resource for children with information about crimes to come forward without fear of being retaliated against," Rep. Beaubien said in a statement. "This law will allow these kids to safely do …