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Liquor Control act amended. PA 095-0563

May
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Illinois General Assembly amended the Liquor Control Act of 1934 by changing Section 6-16. 235 ILCS 5/6-16. 

Sexual injury limitation period amended. PA 095-0589

May
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Code of Civil Procedure has been amended by the addition of section 13-202.3. 735 ILCS 5/13-202.3. 

Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Prohibition act Passed - PA 095-0519

May
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Prohibition Act has been enacted. 410 ILCS 110/1 et seq.

Hospital Licensing Act amended to protect religious beliefs.PA 95-0181

April
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Hospital Licensing Act has been amended by adding section 6.23. 210 ILCS 85/6.23. 

Illinois Insurance Code amended. PA 95-0213

April
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
Numerous sections of the Illinois Insurance Code have been amended relating to public insurance adjustment. 215 ILCS 5/512.52. 

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code amended. 095-0602

April
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, 405 ILCS 5/1-100 et seq, has been amended to add a new section defining "Dangerous conduct," and by changing other existing definitions concerning a person's awareness of the need for treatment.

Trust and Trustees Act amended. PA 95-0605

April
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Trusts and Trustees Act has been amended by changing section 4 and adding section 4.26. 760 ILCS 5/4, 760 ILCS 5/4.26. 

Use of Leased Land Act. PA 095-0603

April
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The General Assembly has created the State of Illinois Recreational Use of Leased Land Act. 

Elder Abuse and Neglect Act amended. PA 095-0402

March
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Illinois General Assembly has amended the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act to add provisions concerning abuse monitoring. 320 ILCS 20/15. 

Inference permitted to satisfy mental states for unlawful use of recordings. PA 95-0485

March
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
Sections 16-7 and 16-8 of the Criminal Code of 1961 have been amended. 720 ILCS 5/16-7, 16-8. The Code defines the act and mental states that constitute unlawful use of unidentified sound or audio visual recordings. 

Internet Caller Identification Act created. PA 095-0413

March
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
An Internet Caller Identification Act has been created. 815 ILCS 517/1 et seq. Section 5 of the new act defines "caller identification" as a "display of the caller's telephone number or identity to the recipient of the call." 

Remedy for the unauthorized practice of law amended. PA 95-0410

March
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
Section 1 of the Attorney Act has been amended. 705 ILCS 205/1. 

Duration of registration for Sex Offenders and Violent Offenders against Youth amended. PA 095-0169

February
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois General Assembly mandates that the Illinois State Police maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database (730 ILCS 152/115 (a)-(b)) and Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database ((730 ILCS 154/85 (a)-(b)). 

The Illinois Police Training Act amended. PA 095-0171

February
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
Section 7 of the Illinois Police Training Act has been amended to provide for curriculum meant to protect individuals with autism and "other developmental disabilities." 

Missing Persons Identification Act created. PA 095-0192

February
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
Act provides law enforcement guidelines and requires all law enforcement agencies to accept "without delay" any report of a missing person.

Wabash and Ohio Rivers Coordinating Council Act created. PA 095-0132

February
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Wabash and Ohio Rivers Coordinating Council Act has as its purpose the "restoration and conservation of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers and their tributaries."

Amendments protect minors’ interests in confidentiality and rehabilitation. PA 095-0123

January
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Sections 1-7 and 1-8 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, have been amended. 705 ILCS 405/1-7, 1-8. 

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Act Created. PA 095-0022.

January
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
A new program has been created at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southern Illinois University to “expand their focus on enrolling, training, and graduating forensic mental health professionals.” 

The Illinois Human Rights Act amended. PA 095-0025

January
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Human Rights Act has been amended by adding a sub-section (H) to Section 2-102. 775 ILCS 5/2-102(H).

Nursing Home Care Act amended. PA 095-0031

January
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Nursing Home Care Act has been amended to include minimum standards adopted by the Department of Public Health for the operation of nursing homes. 210 ILCS 45/3-202.

Proceedings against foreclosure tenants amended. PA 095-0262

January
2008
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Code of Civil Procedure has been amended to allow foreclosure tenants who are current on their rent to retain possession of their property for a designated period. 735 ILCS 5/15-1701. 

Access to library records allowed without a court order. PA 095-0040

December
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 632
Section 1 of the Library Records Confidentiality Act has been amended to allow libraries to publish or make available registration and circulation records deemed confidential. 75 ILCS 70/1. 

Assembly restricts federal government employment verification systems. PA 095-0138

December
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 632
Section 12 has been added to the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act, prohibiting employers from using employment verification systems, including the Basic Pilot program. 820 ILCS 55/12. 

Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act passed. PA 095-0018

December
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 632
The Illinois General Assembly has created the Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act which provides “liability protection and permitting certainty to facilitate the siting of the FutureGen Project in the State of Illinois.” 

New Consumer Remedies for UPL

By Melinda J. Bentley
December
2007
Column
Page 631
A new law allows clients to sue for UPL damages under the Illinois Attorney Act.

Small-trust-termination amendment gets mixed reviews

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2007
LawPulse
Page 622
It’s good to allow trustees to terminate small trusts when fees are consuming income. But should income, rather than remainder, beneficiaries automatically get the proceeds?

Warning sign and device provisions added to Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. PA 095-0020

December
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 632
A new section has amended the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act adding provisions for “signs and devices” that warn of the presence of dams. 615 ILCS 5/23b. 

AIDS Confidentiality Act amended. PA 095-0007

November
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 576
The Illinois General Assembly has changed the AIDS Confidentiality Act concerning informed consent for HIV testing and anonymous access to test results.

Definition of neglected child expanded. PA 095-0443

November
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 576
The Illinois General Assembly has amended Section 3 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. 325 ILCS 5/3. 

llinois Civil Rights Act amended to protect against gender discrimination. PA 0 95-0541

November
2007
Illinois Law Update
Page 576
The Illinois General Assembly has amended Section 5 of the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 to prohibit gender discrimination. 740 ILCS 23/5.

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