Shelbyville Daily Union


January 2, 2014

Hundreds of new laws to go into effect



HB 3223 Requires contractors to submit certain payroll records to the Dept. of Labor, including wage information, overtime rates, fringe benefit rates, and the sponsor and administrator of fringe benefit plans

SB 1568 Provides for the imposition of fees to the Department of Labor when an employer is ordered to pay wages, final compensation or wage supplements; Provides the amount of the fee to increase based on the amount of unpaid wages

SB 1830 Clarifies that the Illinois Labor Relations Board shall have the authority, not the obligation, to set compensation levels and establish procedures for suspension or dismissal of mediators selected by state and local panels

HB 0438 Allows Hamilton County to use the tax for emergency ambulance service to pay for 911 services; subject to voter referendum

HB 0983 Changes the backdoor referendum petition requirements for certain bonding decisions downstate

HB 2239 Allows a sanitary district that missed a deadline to appoint a trustee  

HB 2856 Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to create and publish a navigable directory of 911 systems and all local emergency response authorities

SB 1826 Allows municipalities to accept documents with an electronic signature

SB 1869 Provides the corporate authorities of cities and villages must also maintain storm sewers, detention basins and retention basins for drainage purposes

SB 1950 Allows any level of local government to invest in another unit of government's bonds

SB 1534 Allows individuals who opt into a state or local government's deferred compensation program to participate in Roth IRAs and rollover plans

HB 0083 Puts requirements in place for lawfully tethering a dog outdoors Public Safety

HB 0702 Creates exemption and rules for used needles to be disposed Public Safety

HB 3081 Creates a $50 mandatory minimum fine for littering Public Safety

HB 3388 Provides a training program in animal fighting awareness and humane response for law enforcement officers; includes nonlethal techniques for subduing dogs

SB 0722 Allows people at wineries to seal and take home one bottle of opened wine

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