10 bills co-sponsored by Rep. McCombie became law last week. What do they do for you?

The Governor recently signed dozens of bills sent to him this Spring by the Illinois General Assembly into law.

Among the new laws are ten proposals (bills) co-sponsored by State Representative Tony McCombie covering topics from local government regulation to delivery of services for the most vulnerable.

Learn about these new laws co-sponsored by Rep. McCombie below:

  1. House Bill 34– signed into law as Public Act 102-0108– Strengthens the Illinois Enterprise Zone program process and redefines what constitutes a DIA map, along with other technical modifications. Effective January 1, 2022.
  2. House Bill 122– signed into law as Public Act 102-0112– Prohibits telephone, television, internet, energy, medical alert or water system providers from charging a fee for termination or early cancellation of a service upon a customer’s death. Effective January 1, 2022.
  3. House Bill 263– signed into law as Public Act 102-0120– Requires that a petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian for an alleged person with a disability to be filed at the time of or subsequent to the filing of a petition for adjudication of disability and appointment of a guardian. Effective immediately.
  4. House Bill 557– signed into law as Public Act 102-0126– Requires school districts to allow a dependent of U.S. military personnel to enroll free of tuition if, at the time of enrollment, the child is in temporary housing outside of the school district but will be living within the district within six months. Effective immediately.
  5. House Bill 571– signed into law as Public Act 102-0127– Increases municipality reporting requirements around Tax Increment Financing. Effective immediately.
  6. House Bill 588– signed into law as Public Act 102-0131– Requires that certain businesses and establishments post the notice required by the Human Trafficking Resource Notification Act in all restrooms open to the public. Effective January 1, 2022.
  7. House Bill 597– signed into law as Public Act 102-0134– Requires each school district to provide contact information for the National Suicice Prevention Lifeline and for the Crisis Text Line on the back of each student identification card issued by the school district. Effective July 1, 2021.
  8. Senate Bill 481– signed into law as Public Act 102-0145– Extends the sunset of Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act until 2024 and makes various changes clarifying how certain moneys are to be deposited into Illinois State Police funds. Effective immediately.
  9. Senate Bill 500– signed into law as Public Act 102-0147– Makes it illegal to deny a person an organ transplant because of a physical or mental disability. Effective January 1, 2022.
  10. Senate Bill 579– signed into law as Public Act 102-0155– Requires hospitals and facilities to offer a patient any unused portion of a facility-provided medication upon discharge when its administered to a patient at the hospital or facility and is required for continuing treatment. Effective July 1, 2021.

Additional bills sponsored and co-sponsored by Rep. Tony McCombie are still pending executive action by the Governor.

The Governor has 60 days to consider every bill passed from the time the bill is sent to them. If they want the bill to become a law, the Governor then signs it or vetoes it. If the Governor does nothing with the bill, it automatically becomes law after 60 days. A vetoed bill is returned to the chamber of the legislature where it originated — it has 15 days to be passed with the veto overridden and it must do so by 3/5ths margin (71 House; 36 Senate) to still become law over the Governor’s veto.

More on this and other legislative issues can be found at Rep. McCombie’s legislative website at repmccombie.com.