Implementation of the Elder Abuse and Neglect ActJune 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 286On April 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Aging (department) amended and adopted several new sections to section 270 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 270.
Motor vehicle advertisingJune 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 286On March 20, 2001, the Illinois Attorney General adopted amendments to section 475 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 14 Ill Adm Code 475.
Legal limit on tobacco age may rise; H.B. 1034May 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 230Some Illinois teens may soon find it more difficult to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. House Bill 1034 would raise the current minimum age to purchase such products from 18 to 19.
92nd General Assembly underwayMarch 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 116Although Democrats maintained their slight majority in the Illinois House while Republicans held their slim lead in the Senate, political onlookers are likely to notice at least one change from 2000; this spring's legislative session promises to be much busier than last.
New proposal to protect children who testify; S.B. 0027March 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 116Under current Illinois law, courts may permit children under 18 who are witnesses in certain criminal prosecutions like sexual assault, predatory sexual assault of a child, and sexual abuse to testify via closed-circuit television outside the courtroom if the judge determines that in-court testimony would result in the child suffering serious emotional distress.
"Eliminate the Digital Divide" ProgramFebruary 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 60On November 6, 2000, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) adopted emergency rules to section 546 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Legislation shifts burden of proof—P.A. 91-770December 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 690Persons found not guilty by reason of insanity will bear the burden of proving that they are well enough to leave a secure mental hospital under an amendment to the Uniform Code of Corrections.