Here is a sample of the Illinois State Statues that were passed for the year 2013. A number of the statues deal with criminal offenses, civil law and health issues.
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Bill # HB 1154 - Expands the circumstances under which a person can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for allowing underage drinking on his or her property.
HB 4081 - Using a listening device to eavesdrop on a conversation between a suspect and an undercover officer in the course of a drug investigation is not a crime when the State’s Attorney has determined there is reasonable cause to believe a drug related offense is about to be committed.
HB 4863 - Allows a driver’s vehicle to be seized and forfeited if the driver’s license has been suspended or revoked in another state for a DUI, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death, reckless homicide or statutory summary suspension (previously the law provided for seizure and forfeiture only for driving on a license that had been suspended or revoked in Illinois).
HB 5056 - Makes it a crime to use a deceased person’s disabled parking placard or plate.
SB 2520 - Removes the family member exemption from prosecution for actively aiding a fugitive. Only minors are now exempt from the statute. Actively aiding a fugitive is a Class 4 felony.
SB 3349 - Creates a diversion program for first-time, non-violent offenders; offenders must comply with all conditions of probation and make restitution when applicable; upon successful completion of the program, record can be expunged immediately. Requires a court order and the consent of the State’s Attorney.
SB 3423 - Allows first-time meth offenders who possess 15 grams or less to seek supervised treatment and probation rather than criminal charges.
HB 4028 - Shortens the waiting period to petition for adoption when the birth parent has consented to the adoption, strengthens requirements for notifying birth parents of the status of adoption proceedings, makes other changes to adoption and child welfare law.
SB 2847 - Allows for individual liability under the Equal Pay Act so a company cannot evade a judgment or award by dissolving itself.
SB 0679 - Requires that health insurance plans may not declare individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders ineligible for coverage solely because of changes in diagnostic criteria subsequent to enrollment in a plan.
SB 2876 - Allows certain religious groups who participate in not-for-profit medical sharing arrangements to waive certain insurance regulations.
HB 5050 - Allows post-surgical recovery care centers to discharge patients in fewer than 24 hours, administer blood products and offer sleep laboratories.
For a complete list of 2013 Illinois Statues go here