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Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Municipal Laws Taking Effect January 1st

The Illinois Municipal League has released a list of new laws that municipalities should be aware of that take effect January 1, 2013.  You can read more about the list on the IML's website and some of the new laws are summarized below:

Deadline for filing candidate nomination petitions moved from Dec. 24th to Dec. 26th (PA 97-1044)

Employers cannot require or request employee or candidate social media passwords (PA 97-875)

Employers no longer must notify contractors of changes to prevailing wage rates (PA 97-964)

Meeting agendas must contain the "general subject matter" for action items. (PA 97-827)

Notices/agendas must be continuously available for public review for 48 hours before meeting (PA 97-827)

Reports concerning sales tax rebate agreements must be filed with the Dept. of Revenue (PA 97-976)

New notice and hearing requirements must be followed for the establishment of SSAs (PA 97-1053)

Items seized by police during a traffic stop must be returned to the Secretary of State (PA 97-743)

Police now required to issue tickets for illegal parking in spaces reserved for the disabled (PA 97-845)

IDOT must provide notice to municipality of projects causing lane closure of 5 days or more (PA 97-992)

Use of DUI funds now expanded to include equipment, training, and safety checks (PA 97-1050)

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink


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