New Laws Start July 1

Rep. Durkin announces new laws set to take effect July 1

Julie’s Law, ban on zinc batteries, funds for Community Care Program included in new laws

 SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Community Care Program for seniors would see continued funding as part of a $950 million supplemental appropriation bill set to go into effect on July 1.

House Bill 206, which passed the legislature in the waning days of the spring session, grants a $142 million supplemental appropriation to the program, as well as funds for group health insurance and old bills at the Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Developmental Disability Community Services.

 The spending bill is just one of many pieces of legislation set to take effect in Illinois on Monday. Other legislation includes SB 2888 or “Julie’s Law,” a bill to prohibit court supervision from being granted to people caught driving more than 31 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, SB 3638, which creates a board to license sex offender evaluators and treatment providers, and SB 3764, which provides greater guidance as to the name of a debtor to be provided on financing statements.

 Another piece of legislation which goes into effect on Monday is HB 1261, which bans the sale of zinc air button batteries in Illinois. The batteries are to be banned under the state’s Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act.

 The new laws take effect July 1, the same day as the start of the state’s new fiscal year. Rep. Durkin encouraged local residents with questions about new legislation to contact his district office at (708)246-1104.