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Law prohibits cell phone look-alike firearms: guns that resemble cellular telephones P. A. 92-0155 August 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 402 On July 25, 2001, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 0037, which amends the Criminal Code of 1961 to prohibit the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, possession, or carrying of a firearm that is in the shape or design of a wireless telephone.
Law restricts the deceptive sale or promotion of health-related cash discount cards P. A. 92-0296 August 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 402 On August 9, 2001, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 3179, which adds a new section to the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act by restricting the deceptive sale or promotion of health-related discount cash cards.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Preparing Clients for Family Law Mediation By Frank V. Ariano November 2002 Article, Page 600 Practical suggestions for lawyers representing clients who mediate custody, visitation, and other family law issues.
Laying a Proper Foundation for Computer-Generated Demonstrative Evidence By Adrienne W. Albrecht May 2002 Article, Page 261 How do you persuade the court to admit a computer simulation into evidence? A look at the developing law.
The Leak-Free Office: Preventing Accidental Breaches of Confidentiality By Paul Sullivan July 2002 Column, Page 377 Are you doing all you should to make sure confidential client information stays that way in your office?
Learned intermediary doctrine does not apply to relieve pharmacy of duty to warn that the drug prescribed was contraindicated for individuals with patient’s allergies June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On March 21, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court in ruling that a pharmacy owed a duty to warn either its customer or her physician that a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescribed to her was contraindicated for a person with her allergies and that the learned intermediary doctrine did not apply to relieve a pharmacy of such duty to warn.
The Legal Landscape for Advanced-Practice Nurses: The Nurses’ Perspective By Leatrice E. Schmidt September 2002 Article, Page 485 This article responds to an earlier Journal article on the Advanced Practice Nursing Act.
Legislation allows publication of names of deadbeat parents who fail to pay child support P.A. 92-373 January 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 In August, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 950, which amends the Illinois Public Aid Code, 305 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq., and provides that parents who owe more than $5,000 in child support and refuse to pay, could have their names added to a "deadbeats most wanted list" posted on the Internet.
Legislation amends Crime Victims Compensation Act P.A.92-0427 April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 In August 2001, Gov. George H. Ryan approved two pieces of legislation amending the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
Legislation authorizes students to voluntarily engage in individually-initiated prayer in public schools; P.A. 92-0832 November 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 On August 22, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 4117, amending the Silent Reflection Act.
Legislation authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of cars belonging to individuals who drive on suspended or revoked driver’s licenses P. A. 92-0688 September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On July 16, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1730.
Legislation bans creating, selling, marketing, or possessing a depiction of animal cruelty P. A. 92-0776 October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On August 6, 2002, Gov. Ryan signed House Bill 5625, which amends the Humane Care for Animals Act by providing that no person may knowingly create, sell, market, offer to market or sell, or possess a depiction of animal cruelty.
Legislation cracks down on domestic abuse, sexual abuse and stalking P.A. 92-0827 November 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 On August 22, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed law enforcement legislation that amends several provisions of the Criminal Code of 1961 (code).
Legislation creates a mechanism for juveniles being prosecuted as adults to petition the judge to transfer the case back to the juvenile court system P. A. 92-0665 September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On July 16, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 4129, which amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
Legislation creates Lawyers’ Assistance Program Act P. A. 92-0747 October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On July 31, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 4078, which creates the Lawyers' Assistance Program Act and amends the state Finance Act.
Legislation creates new Uniform Partnership Act; P. A. 92-0740 October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On July 25, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 2049, which will replace the current Uniform Partnership Act with a new statute drafted by the National Conference of Uniform State Laws.
Legislation creates the Companion Animal Cremation Act P.A. 92-028 July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 In August of 2001, Gov. George H. Ryan signed legislation regulating pet cremation.
Legislation creates the crime of cyberstalking P.A. 92-199 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 In August, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 233, which amended the Criminal Code of 1961 by creating the criminal offense of cyberstalking.
Legislation creates the criminal offense of conspiracy against civil rights and amends sentences for hate crime offenses and institutional vandalism offenses P. A. 92-0830 December 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 634 On August 22, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 0136, which amends the Criminal Code of 1961 by creating the criminal offense of conspiracy against civil rights.
Legislation creates the criminal offense of dogfighting P.A. 92-0425 June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 Gov. Ryan signed into law House Bill 2440 on August 17, 2001, which amended the Humane Care for Animals Act and Criminal Code of 1961.
Legislation creates the Juvenile Drug Court Treatment Act P. A. 92-0559 September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1638 to create the Juvenile Drug Court Treatment Act, which authorizes a diversionary drug court program for eligible minors.
Legislation designed to curb telephone solicitation calls at home P. A. 92-0795 October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On August 9, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1830, which creates the Restricted Call Registry Act.
Legislation eliminates sentencing limit for first-time DUI offenses and increases possible sentence for DUI convictions involving bodily harm P.A. 92-420 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 In August, legislation amended the Illinois Vehicle Code by eliminating the three-year limit on a prison sentence for a first-time DUI offense.
Legislation enacts the Prizes and Gifts Act; P.A. 92-436 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 Legislation enacted in August aims to protect consumers from deceptive advertising of sweepstakes and other promotional contests.
Legislation expands DNA testing P.A. 92-0040 June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On June 29, 2001, Gov. Ryan signed House Bill 0452, which amends the Unified Code of Corrections.
Legislation facilitates donations of motor vehicles to charitable organizations to provide people in need with means of transportation P.A. 92-0495 May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 Legislation recently enacted by the General Assembly's override of the governor's veto amends the Illinois Vehicle Code in order to better facilitate the charitable donation and transfer of motor vehicles to not-for-profit organizations for the purpose of providing vehicles to individuals in need of transportation.
Legislation helps state and local authorities protect animals from abuse; P.A. 92-454 January 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 In August, Gov. Ryan approved legislation that will aid state and local officials in the fight against animal abuse.
Legislation increases the penalty for operating and maintaining an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances P.A. 92-0517 June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On January 1, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 0647 to amend the Illinois Aeronautics Act, which increased the penalties for certain acts related to the operation and maintenance of an aircraft while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, a narcotic drug, or other controlled substances.
Legislation makes changes to child abuse reporting laws P.A. 92-0319 and P.A. 92-0295 May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 In August 2001, Gov. Ryan approved two pieces of legislation amending the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and Illinois School Student Records Act.
Legislation makes changes to criminal laws involving computer technology P.A. 92-0175 July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 New legislation signed into law by Gov. George H. Ryan helps in the fight against the spread of child pornography on the Internet and identifies the crime of cyberstalking. Public Act 92-0175 mandates the forfeiture of any computer containing a depiction of child pornography in any encoded or decoded format.