Here`s a look at some of the most interesting laws coming into force. Suspects facing serious charges such as second-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery, burglary and arson will no longer be held until they are tried under a new law unique in Illinois that abolishes bail nationwide. HB 03914: Requires Illinois Central Management to take positive steps to address systemic racism in state hiring practices. HB 03922: Designates June 19 as a paid holiday, Juneteenth. SB 00119: Local and state health departments cannot regulate the sale of soda or other soft drinks or mixed drinks by a person under the age of 16. A full list of all of Illinois` new laws that will go into effect next year can be found here. With the beginning of the new year always comes a new set of laws to follow. Read the full list here and check out Illinois` best new laws for 2022. Juneteenth: HB3922 recognizes June 19, or “Juneteenth,” as an official holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

In June, President Joe Biden also signed a bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday. Nearly 300 new laws are expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, covering a range of issues, large and small, that affect Illinois residents. HB 03217: Amends many state laws by eliminating the use of “Haitian” or “Negro” and instead including terms such as “black” or “African-American.” SB 01596: Committing a crime against a person because of real or perceived citizenship or immigration status is now considered a hate crime in the state of Illinois. HB 00605: Prohibits state institutions from purchasing Illinois and U.S. flags that are not made in the U.S. Students can now choose to submit a standardized test score when applying to public institutions in the state. The new law states: “Detention may only be imposed if it is determined that the accused poses a specific, real and present threat to a person or has a substantial likelihood of intentional escape.” SB 02122: Provides that statements by minors are inadmissible as evidence if they are obtained through fraudulent practices. CHICAGO (WLS) – As the new year begins, there are always new laws to follow. Recognizes June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day, a statutory holiday. The federal government has set June 19 as a federal holiday in June 2021.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in Texas in 1865. It was the last U.S. state to end slavery after the Civil War. When a loved one dies, families already have enough to worry about, from funeral services to estates and more. The extra hassle of a life`s cowardly ends is not appreciated or necessary. HB 03653: Counties and cities with populations over 500,000 require all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras. All state officials must wear them until early 2025. These are just a few of the more than 300 new laws that will come into effect in the new year. Of those that have done so, some have already entered into force. Below is a list of the laws that will come into force today, January 1, 2022.

There you will find a list of pages on our website that have been updated. The minimum wage increase is actually the result of a 2019 law that calls for a state minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2025. This year, it will increase by one dollar to $12 an hour. “It`s a much heavier burden than what`s common in courts across the country today,” said Jon Walters, assistant prosecutor in the Will James Glasgow County District Attorney`s Office, who sharply criticized the new law. “The new standards could be insurmountable.” Students are allowed to have 5 mental absences without notice. This applies to public schools and private schools registered with the State. Students have the opportunity to catch up on any work they missed during their first absence. After enjoying a second day of mental health, they can be referred to mental health resources in their school district. These laws allow Illinois students to have up to five excused absences for mental or behavioral health, not just physical illness, to prioritize their mental health. Illinois is one of the states that will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. In 2022, this means that the minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour for standard workers and $9.25 per hour for workers under 18 who work less than 650 hours per calendar year. CHICAGO – Der 1.

July marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Illinois, and in addition to the impact of a new state budget, 18 House and Senate bills will take effect. Forty-six states had made Juneteenth a paid holiday. Illinois became the 47th when Pritzker signed the bill over the summer. On January 1, 2023, Illinois will make history when it becomes the first state to test “The Purge.” in real life,” one Instagram user wrote Monday. “The ironically named `SAFE-T` law will charge and release criminals without bail for 12 crimes that are no longer detained. These crimes include second-degree murder, aggravated assault, arson, drug murder, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated drunk driving, aggravated flight and flight, drug offences, and uttering threats against a public official. What do you all think? The new year is here and with it comes a series of hundreds of new laws for Illinois, with nearly 300 new measures. Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, is officially a holiday of the state of Illinois.

Official flags: HB605 requires government agencies and institutions to purchase Illinois and U.S. flags made in the United States. Next year`s history class will add a new curriculum to teach students about the contributions of Asian Americans. Illinois will be the first state to require these materials. The law also requires employers to provide 10 working days of unpaid leave to employees who attend the funeral of an insured family member, make arrangements in the event of the death of an insured family member, or mourn the death of an insured family member. Requires at least one public hearing at which the public comments on the application for a site permit or special use permit for a commercial wind turbine. Stipulates that each school board must (and cannot appoint) at least one staff member to act as a liaison to facilitate the registration and transfer of student records in the legal custody of the Ministry of Children and Family Services.