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New laws in Illinois will go into effect on Monday, July 1 – NBC Chicago

New laws in Illinois will go into effect on Monday, July 1 – NBC Chicago

New laws in Illinois will go into effect on Monday, July 1 – NBC Chicago

While most of Illinois’ new laws go into effect at the beginning of the calendar year, others are implemented roughly midway through the year. That will be the case beginning Monday, July 1.

At least nine laws will take at least partial effect, including many that will likely affect thousands of residents.

Below are several laws that will go into effect on July 1 that you may be interested in learning about.

HB 3882 – Driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

Starting July 1, undocumented immigrants living in the state of Illinois will be allowed to obtain driver’s licenses in a move that officials say will help decrease stigmas and increase safety on area roads.

“This legislation is a significant step toward removing barriers to opportunity that many undocumented immigrants face,” Gov. JB Pritzker said in his signing statement. “We are ensuring that all eligible people can obtain a driver’s license, making our roads safer, decreasing stigma and creating more equitable systems for everyone.”

According to the text of the bill, people who wish to obtain a license must pass a driving test, have valid automobile insurance, be able to present identification documents to obtain the license, and must be able to demonstrate at least one year of residence within the country. state of Illinois.

The licenses will comply with requirements set forth in the federal REAL ID Act, according to Illinois lawmakers.

HB 1122 – Freelance Worker Protection Act

Enhanced protections in Illinois for self-employed workers will also go into effect on July 1. Primarily, the bill forces companies to pay freelancers on or before the contractually agreed payment due date.

If contracts do not specify a payment date, compensation must be paid no later than 30 days after completion of the work, according to the text of the bill.

The bill also improves protections for independent workers against threats, intimidation, discipline, harassment and discrimination, and codifies ways to report violations of the law to the Illinois Department of Labor.

SB 1782: Child Labor Law Now Protects Social Media Stars

A bill offering enhanced protections for “child influencers” is set to go into effect, specifically targeting children who have appeared in viral social media content, as opposed to child actors and musicians.

The bill would allow children under 16 to receive a portion of their gross earnings, and parents would be required to keep records of their children’s appearances on social media content. Those earnings would have to be set aside in trust accounts until the children reach 18, according to the legislation.

Additionally, the bill allows people over the age of 18 to take legal action if they appeared in monetized social media videos as children and did not receive adequate compensation at the time.

SB 1993 – School Code amended for administration of assessment tests

The bill requires school boards to hold public votes before approving new contracts for district-administered assessment tests given to students. These meetings must be public and held in public, according to the legislation.

For a full list of bills with provisions taking effect July 1, including the establishment of a “Creative Economy Task Force” and updates to student loan repayment programs for those working in the fields of mental health, You can visit the Illinois General Assembly website.

Other changes

Starting July 1, Chicago’s hourly minimum wage will increase from $15.80 to $16.20 per hour for businesses with 21 or more employees. For those with 20 or fewer employees, the minimum wage will increase to $16.20.

Chicago workers will also be eligible for two types of paid leave starting July 1, and all employees who work at least 80 hours within a 120-day period will be eligible for up to five days of paid leave and five days of paid sick leave.