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New Laws Go into Effect July 1

With the legislature adjourned until the fall veto session in October and November, I am traveling the 79th District which includes parts of Kankakee, Grundy, and Will Counties. I provided end-of-session updates to organizations discussing legislation approved this year and how it affects us locally.


On July 1st, numerous laws went into effect impacting our everyday lives. July 1st was the first day of the state’s fiscal year and the biggest new law is the 2020 budget and its accompanying expenses. A moving violation for texting, Tobacco 21, and the ability of mayors to perform marriages are now law. I wanted to make you aware of these new laws and help you understand how the policy changes in the State of Illinois are going to affect you this summer and beyond.


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