From social media privacy in the workplace to a ban on shark fins and stricter rules for firearms card applicants, more than 150 new laws took effect in Illinois on New Year’s Day.
As we rang in the New Year, more than 150 new laws 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 Illinois rules and regulations.
From drug bans to pension reforms to tougher penalties for motor vehicle offenses, here’s a look at some of the new legislation taking effect.
2011 ushers in a wide array of new state laws, including a ban on two "fake marijuana" drugs; regulations aimed at stopping kids and teens from "sexting;" and a law that reduces fees on license plates that pay tribute to Illinois veterans. Here's a rundown of some of the legal highlights. Click the links to read the text of each bill or to see how your local legislators voted. In the past, the Cook County Sheriff's Office did not deal with K2 and "spice" on a criminal level because the drugs were legal at the time, said spokeswoman Liane Jackson. "These sorts of 'synthetic marijuana' products are reportedly available in certain smoke shops, but are more common in outlying suburban areas, and haven't caught on at the same level in the …