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