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January 2, 2014

Hundreds of new laws to go into effect

SHELBYVILLE, IL. —

SPRINGFIELD - Hundreds of new laws are scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2014. While some high profile votes received the headlines, other lesser-known laws fell under the radar. Here is a complete list.

HB 1650 Requires commercial fishermen to acquire sport licenses if they wish to sport fish  and expands the definition of commercial fishing devices to include watercraft

SB 1042 Waives liability rules for landowners who allow people onto their property for a variety of nature and recreation activities as long as they don't charge a fee

 HB 0533 Extends the Registered Surgical Assistant and Registered Surgical Technologist Title Protection Act and makes changes to the licensure process

HB 0595 Changes definitions, legislative intent, licensing, and other qualifications for a

variety of nature and recreation activities as long as they don't charge a fee

HB 1217 Extends a portion of the Plumbing License Law and changes the number of licensed plumbers irrigation contractors have to employ to install a sprinkler system

HB 1338 Prohibits IDPFR from printing the home addresses on licenses and certificates that business owners are required to display to their customers

HB 1571 Allows certain insurance companies to invest in government-issued bonds

HB 2210 Changes definition of "school" for Barbers, Cosmetologists, Esthetics, Hair Braiding and Nail Techs

HB 2508 Prohibits motorcycle manufacturers from requiring franchisees to install certain components, buy only that manufacturers' parts, display manufacturer-made parts specially or change facilities

HB 2616 Allows funeral home owners to have personal contact with consumers while a funeral director is present

HB 2623 Allows municipalities to require energy providers to disclose the fuel type

HB 2649 Requires Dept of Labor to notify employers of violations and penalties for violating the Employee Classification Act, as well as the timeframe to request hearings

HB 2721 Updates qualifications, testing and the application process for certified shorthand reporters/stenographers

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  • Drowning victim identified

    A weekend drowning victim has been identified by the Shelby County Sheriff's office.

    July 28, 2014

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    A Shelbyville woman is the apparently victim of a drowning Sunday morning.

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  • Findlay Walleye Festival begins Friday

    A variety of entertainment for the whole family beckons visitors to the annual Findlay Walleye Festival this weekend.The Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday evening with music by Jim Allen and Country Classics with Kelsey Beard and Curt Wooters, followe

    July 21, 2014

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    Paul Montgomery of Stewardson will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house August 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Windsor Christian Church fellowship center, 1101 Broadway, Windsor.He was born August 5, 1934, at Clinton, Illinois, to Rollie and Mona Mo

    July 28, 2014

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