New Illinois Laws for 2017

The following are some of the new laws passed by the Illinois legislation and signed into law for 2017.

HB 5913 – Requires licensed plumbers to complete 4 hours of continuing education each year

HB 4562 – Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to increase the amount of civil penalties for civil rights violations related to real estate transactions

SB 2354 – Expands the topics the board of managers may discuss in closed executive meetings related to condominiums

SB 2900 – Expands the role of Physician Assistants (“PAs”) and Advance Practice Nurses (“APNs”) throughout various Acts, by allowing them to perform many duties, or hold positions normally reserved only for physicians or those similarly situated.

SB 2956 – Requires buildings to be more accessible to individuals with disabilities

HB 4697 – Provides protections for owners or beneficiary of a land trust

HB 4999 – Prohibits an employer or prospective employer to request or require an employee or applicant to authenticate or access a personal online account in the presence of the employer

SB 2741 – Allows an association to correct any of its community instrument law inconsistencies by way of a two-thirds vote of the board of directors, without a membership vote

HB 5576 – Mandates insurance companies provide coverage for all contraceptive drugs approved by the FDA

HB 6225 – Allows small businesses that partner with outsourcing companies to maintain its own workers’ compensation insurance

SB 2842 – Requires that the transfer of real property to a trust have a transfer of legal title to the trustee

HB 3554 – “Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act regarding departmental wage recovery; remittance to aggrieved employee.”

HB 4036 – Mandates employers provide unpaid work weeks of leave to any employee who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence or has a family member who is a victim; amount of allowed time off is determined based on the size of the business

HB 6162 – Allows employees to use personal sick leave benefits for absences due to an illness, injury, or medical appointment of an employees direct family members.

SB 3163 – Prohibits employers from requiring non-compete clauses for low-wage employees

SB 3164 – Changes the prison terms for people without priors if they were convicted of a Class 3

Richard Lofgren
Richard Lofgren
Richard Lofgren
Richard Lofgren has twenty eight years of legal experience working with businesses on the issues they face daily during their business cycles. Acting in the capacity of an outside general counsel, he helps business owners to make smarter decisions, build stronger relationships and make and save money.