Several New State Laws to Take Effect in 2023

Several New State Laws to Take Effect in 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRXX) – As the new year starts, a number of new laws will take effect.

Nearly 200 laws will officially be on the books Jan. 1 – from one that bans latex gloves during food preparation, to another that reduces vehicle registration fees for seniors.

Five new laws include one that allows women who have a miscarriage, other diagnosis or event that impacts pregnancy or fertility, or death of a family member to take 10 days of unpaid leave.

Another new law changes the Illinois Human Rights Act to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists, to combat hair discrimination in the workplace.

Another law bans latex gloves for the use of handling and preparing food, as well as for EMA personnel.

People whose car has been stolen will no longer be liable for violations, fees, fines or penalties when caught on red light cameras or speed cameras.

And vehicle registration fees for senior citizens will now be reduced from $24 to $10.

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