The Governor signed dozens of bills sent to him this Spring by the Illinois General Assembly into law this week.
Among the new laws, are fifteen more bills co-sponsored by State Representative Tony McCombie covering topics from consumer protection to expanding insurance coverage of pancreatic cancer screenings.
Learn about these new laws co-sponsored by Rep. McCombie below:
- House Bill 266– signed into law as Public Act 102-0258- Amends the Guardians of Adults with Disabilities Article of the Probate Act of 1975 to expand substituted judgment by considering the current preferences and wishes of the individual with a disability to the level of their ability to participate in decision-making. Effective Immediately.
- House Bill 375– signed into law as Public Act 102-0260- Requires the board of public universities and community colleges to notify adjunct professors about the enrollment status of their courses both 30 days and 14 prior to the start of a semester or term. Effective January 1, 2022.
- House Bill 577– signed into law as Public Act 102-0267- Adds specificity to the model policies developed by the Illinois State Board of Education and school boards pertaining to suicide awareness and prevention. Effective Immediately.
- House Bill 605– signed into law as Public Act 102-0268- Requires Illinois State flags purchased by State institutions to be manufactured in the United States. Effective January 1, 2022.
- House Bill 640– signed into law as Public Act 102-0269- Adds the Illinois Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators and the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Illinois as ex-oficio members of the Illinois Fire Advisory Commission. Effective Immediately.
- House Bill 713– signed into law as Public Act 102-0274- Provides additional consumer protections to prohibit the sale of a device to a radon contractor for use in licensed activities without prior approval of the device from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
- House Bill 816– signed into law as Public Act 102-0275- Modernizes the use of paid sick leave for teachers and other employees of a school district with respect to the birth, adoption or placement for adoption of a child. Effective Immediately.
- Senate Bill 60– signed into law as Public Act 102-280- Streamlines the process for disposing of surplus real property owned by the State. Effective Immediately.
- Senate Bill 317– signed into law as Public Act 102-287- Allows other units of local government to be eligible to receive certain tourism grants from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Effective Immediately.
- Senate Bill 593– signed into law as Public Act 102-292- Strengthens the address confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence Program. Effective January 1, 2022.
- Senate Bill 968– signed into law as Public Act 102-306- Requires private insurance plans to provide coverage for pancreatic cancer screenings. Effective January 1, 2022.
- Senate Bill 1232– signed into law as Public Act 102-0313- Enables the state to provide financial assistance toward hangars or other airport buildings if they are of public-use, public-owned, and of public-benefit. Effective January 1, 2022. *Learn more about why this legislation was important to the Quad Cities International Airport at repmccombie.com/qcia-press-release-on-sb-1232/
- Senate Bill 1552– signed into law as Public Act 102-320- Allows Juvenile Detention Centers to submit written requests to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice’s Chief of Records for records they have a specific need for. Effective Immediately.
- Senate Bill 1577– signed into law as Public Act 102-0321- expands the range of exemptions from attending school to include the mental and behavioral health of the child. Effective January 1, 2022.
- Senate Bill 1599– signed into law as Public Act 102-0323- Creates the Human Trafficking Task Force Act. Sets guidelines on membership and duties of the Task Force. Effective Immediately.
Even more 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.
Learn more about how a bill becomes a law in Illinois here.
More on this and other legislative issues can be found at Rep. McCombie’s legislative website at repmccombie.com.