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Pritzker signs 59 bills impacting elections, hunting, mobile park residents and more

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(The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker enacted 59 bills Monday that touch on elections, hunting, mobile home park residents, criminal justice, education and more.

House Bill 4621, effective immediately with some provisions taking effect July 1, 2025, creates the Office of Statewide Pretrial Services within the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. The move allows the office to provide pretrial services to circuit courts and counties that don’t currently have pretrial services agencies. There has been an explosion of pretrial hearings since cash bail was eliminated with the Pretrial Fairness Act, a component of the SAFE-T Act.

With House Bill 5594, schools will be required to create cardiac emergency response plans effective Jan. 1, 2025. The measure builds on previous legislation that required Automated External Defibrillators in schools.

Senate Bill 3414 requires private insurance to cover continuous glucose monitors without cost-sharing and prohibits prior authorization for continuous glucose monitors, Pritzker’s office said. SB3414 is effective immediately.

Effective immediately, House Bill 4417 allows for public and private schools to observe “Workplace Readiness Week” annually.

Advanced practice nurses and physician assistance will be able to administer long-acting injectables for mental health or substance use disorders, as well as medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose beginning Jan. 1, 2025, under House Bill 5530.

With House Bill 5559, beginning Jan. 1, 2025, auto insurance companies will have to explain in detail how they decided a car was a total loss to include repair costs, salvage value and market value.

The minimum shotgun gauge allowed for hunting wild turkey goes from 20 gauge to .410 bore beginning Jan. 1, 2025. Senate Bill 2767 allows the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to restrict shot size, material or density through administrative rule.

Under Senate Bill 2834, beginning Jan. 1, 2025, tenants of mobile home parks cannot be evicted for not paying rent if the park itself is not up to date on its license and associated fees.

House Bill 4488 is an election omnibus bill, effective immediately, that includes various provisions. One provision codifies nursing home voters with the ability to cast ballots through vote-by-mail procedures. Opponents of the measure raised concerns poll watchers won’t be able to verify vote-by-mail procedures conducted in nursing homes where voters may be physically and mentally incapacitated.

The entire list of bills Pritzker enacted can be found here:

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