Illinois Rewind – 8 Interesting Laws That Started in 2022
There are over 300 new laws that went into effect in Illinois on January 1st, 2022. Taking a look back... it's enough to make your head spin. Here are some of the laws that you may or may not have known went into effect this year.
Big changes came to Illinois in 2022, By that I mean... hundreds of new laws. And I do you a friendly favor by listing them here.
I combed through the laws and picked out the ones that I felt most likely affected us working folks. The other upside to this short list, I found a couple of things that might've actually saved us some money.
As a father of four, the first of these new laws I'd like to share is,
Illinois Law HB 576/SB 1577
This law gave Illinois students up to five excused absences to prioritize their mental health. A long overdue step in the right direction.
Illinois Law SB 119
Anyone remember lemonade stands? Yeah, me too! But this seemed to be a bad year for them. This law prohibits lemonade stands and other means of nonalcoholic sale operated by a person under the age of 16 from being regulated or shut down by public health authorities.
Illinois Law HB 168
This necessary law prohibits people who have a record of felony offenses like torture or animal fighting from owning or living with animals. Let's all clap our hands in applause here!!!
Illinois Law SB 58
The one lowered the registration fee for trailers that weigh less than 3,000 lbs. from $118 to $36.
Illinois Law HB 226
ACTs and SATs... your call. This law now allows students to choose whether to submit their ACT/SAT scores when applying to Illinois public institutions.
Illinois Law SB 817
This law prohibits discrimination against natural and ethnic hairstyles – including locs, braids, twists and afros.
Illinois Law SB 1682
This law helps us save money on meds. The law requires pharmacies to post a notice informing us that we can request the retail price of brand name or generic prescription drugs.
Illinois Law HB 122
This law brought an end to early termination fees on utility contracts for deceased residents. Again, a shame we needed this law. Once the utility companies see a death certificate, DONE. No fees. Bye!
If you'd like to look through the full list of new laws that went into effect in Illinois in 2022. It's here.