Bully prevention education suggested for schools - PA 094-0937October 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 526The Illinois General Assembly has found that "bullying has a negative effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and leads to other antisocial behavior."
Good Samaritan Act amended - PA 094-0825October 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 526In an effort to encourage bystanders to provide aid to those in need, the Illinois General Assembly added section 67 to the Good Samaritan Act. 745 ILCS 49/67.
African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund created PA 094-0797August 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404The Illinois General Assembly amended the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act (Act) to create a special fund that shall provide grants for "programs to prevent the transmission of HIV and other programs and activities consistent with the purposes of this Act, including, but not limited to, preventing and treating HIV/AIDS, the creation of an HIV/AIDS service delivery system, and the administration of the Act."
“Let Them Rest-in-Peace” Act passed PA 094-0772August 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404In response to a Kansas church's recent anti-homosexual protests at funerals of those in the military and just before a potential protest at the funeral of a southern Illinois Army pilot, the Illinois legislature passed the "Let Them Rest-in-Peace" Act (Act). 720 ILCS 5/26-6.
Illinois seeks efficiency in the event of a disaster PA 094-0733July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Perhaps due to problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina, the Illinois General Assembly amended Section 2105-400 of "The Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois." 20 ILCS 2105/2105-400. First, subsection
Impersonating a military hero is a crime : PA 094-0755July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Out of respect for those in the military, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 17-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (Code), by adding subsection (a-6). 720 ILCS 5/17-2(a-6).
Increased security authorized at railroad terminals PA 094-0736July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Due to increasing security concerns regarding public transportation after Sept. 11, 2001, section 18c-7503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/18c-7503, has been amended to provide for terminal security on railroad property by adding section 2.5 and amending subsection 3.
Counties may regulate AM broadcast stations PA 094-728June 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284In expanding the Counties Code, 55 ILCS 5/1-1001 et seq, the Illinois General Assembly has provided county boards or the "board of county commissioners of any county" with the authority to regulate "AM broadcast towers and facilities," in addition to the facilities of telecommunications carriers.
Religious freedom recognized by Condominium Property Act PA 094-0729June 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284Section 18.4 of the Condominium Property Act (765 ILCS 605/1 et seq) has been amended to expand the powers and duties of the boards of managers for condominium associations while also recognizing the right of property owners to exercise their religious beliefs.