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New Illinois Laws 2024: List of new Illinois laws taking effect July 1 includes minimum wage increase, sports betting and gas tax increase

New Illinois Laws 2024: List of new Illinois laws taking effect July 1 includes minimum wage increase, sports betting and gas tax increase

CHICAGO (WLS) — More new laws will go into effect in Illinois as we reach the middle of the year.

The laws cover a variety of topics, including increases in the minimum wage and an increase in gasoline taxes.

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Minimum wage increase

Minimum wage workers in Chicago and Cook County will receive a raise on July 1.

Those workers will now earn a base wage of $16.20 per hour.

Changes in PTO law

Changes to Chicago’s “paid time off” laws also go into effect in July.

Anyone who works at least 80 hours over a 120-day period will now be guaranteed up to five days of paid leave and five days of paid sick leave.

Increase in the gasoline tax

Illinois’ new laws, including a gas tax increase, will take effect on July 1, 2024.

If you drive in Illinois, it may be a good idea to fill up your car’s gas tank on the last day of June. The state motor fuel tax increases July 1.

The gasoline tax will rise two cents to $0.47 a gallon, the second highest in the country.

According to the Illinois Policy Institute, it will cost drivers $184 more per year to buy gas than in 2019.

Increase in tax on sports betting

New Illinois laws, including a sports betting tax increase, will go into effect July 1, 2024.

The tax on sports betting will also increase on July 1.

The tax will now go from a flat tax of 15% to a progressive rate of up to 35%.

The increase is expected to generate an additional $200 million in state revenue.

Driver’s License Applications for Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants can apply for a standard Illinois driver’s license on July 1, 2024.

Undocumented immigrants can apply for a standard driver’s license starting July 1.

The license types would replace the current Temporary Visitor Driver’s License.

Applicants must meet all state requirements and provide proof of having lived in Illinois for at least one year and also submit proof of automobile insurance.

Another set of Illinois laws went into effect earlier this year, on January 1. You can click here to see a complete list of new Illinois laws in 2024.

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