A List of New and Revised Illinois Laws That Take Effect In 2015

Pregnancy in the workplace
Pregnancy in the workplace

Dozens of new and revised laws take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2015.


Here are some of the highlights:

  • E-Cigs  E-Cigarettes must be kept behind store counters and vapor refills must come in child-proof packaging.
  • Increased speed limits  The speed limit on tollways and interstates increases to 70 miles per hour, 60 miles per hour for semis.
  • Traffic stops – There will be no ticket quote for police, and your driver’s license will also not be held as bond anymore when issued a ticket.
  • Pregnancy in the workplace – Pregnant women in the workplace must now be provided reasonable accommodations, including frequent bathroom breaks and time to pump.
  • Homeowner damage disclosure – Those selling homes must now disclose any and all known door and window damage.
  • Beer tax will now be extended to hard ciders.
  • Medical marijuana for seizures – Children with seizures will now qualify for a medical marijuana oral-liquid to treat epilepsy.

Click here for a complete list of new Illinois, 2015 laws