As of January 1, 2004, anyone filing a complaint against a sworn peace officer must have his or her complaint supported by a sworn affidavit. Previously, the complaint did not require such verification.
Employers (excluding governmental entities) are now prohibited from making, adopting or enforcing any rule, regulation or policy that prevents an employee from disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency if that employee reasonably believes the information discloses a violation of a state or federal law.
Effective January 1, 2004, any person over the age of 18 who supplies alcohol or illegal drugs to a minor will be liable for any death or injuries to people or property caused by the drug or alcohol impairment of that minor.
A person commits criminal synthetic drug manufacturing conspiracy when, with the intent that a controlled substance be manufactured or produced, the person aids in the manufacture or production of a synthetic controlled substance.
The recently enacted Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Prescription Drug Discount Program Act creates a program that will enable eligible senior citizens and disabled persons to purchase prescription drugs at discounted prices.
A recent amendment to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act allows for the commencement of an action for damages for injury or death against any local public entity or public employee.