When a bill passes the General Assembly it either takes effect immediately, or in most cases, at some later date. New laws typically take effect either at the beginning of the next fiscal year, July 1, or the next new year, January 1, unless the new law is expected to require more time for regulators to prepare for its implementation.
This year the Illinois General Assembly sent 696 bills to the Governor. Over 300 will take effect on January 1st. Some of these bills include:
Click here to access the full list of new laws taking effect.