Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year brings New Illinois Laws

House Bill 824, one of the most important pieces of legislation approved in 2008, is supposed to put an end to pay-to-play politics. This is just one of about 120 new laws that take effect in 2009. Makes you wonder if some of the corrupt Illinois politicians got all their pay-to-play in last year (or at least tried). Notice I didn't even have to give names!

Another new law will require first time DUI offenders to get ignition breathalyzers installed in their car. It seems like a good idea to me, since it will surely save lives. Of course MADD is all for it, and the ABI is not all pleased, (,0,3463292.story) saying it will make you think twice though about having that glass of wine, drink a beer at a ballgame, or enjoy a champagne toast at a wedding, etc. The American Beverage Institute thinks "there will be a defacto zero tolerance policy imposed on people by their cars."

Other notable new laws target sex offenders and electronic surveillance for violators of an order of protection.

Be sure and click the title link for the Belleville News Democrat's full story.

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