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State Bills Public Act 97-0904 — Requires counties to notify the Illinois Department of Corrections when an order of protection, a civil no-contact order or a stalking no-contact order is entered against an inmate. Effective Jan. 1, 2013. Senate Bill 2869 filed Feb. 1, 2012, by Sen. Michael Noland (D-Elgin). Passed the Senate 56-0 on March 28. Passed the House 105-0 on May 11. Signed into law Aug. 6, 2012, by Gov. Pat Quinn. Public Act 97-0907 — Permits the use of crossbows during the second half of archery deer hunting season. Effective immediately. House Bill 4819 filed Feb. 3, 2012, by Rep. Tom Cross (R-Plainfield). Passed the House 109-0 on March 29. Passed the Senate 48-0 on May 28. Signed into law Aug. 7 by Gov. Pat Quinn. Public Act 97-0910 — Requires public and registered nonpublic schools to make immunization and health exam statistics publicly available, enabling parents to see how many of their children’s classmates have not been immunized. House Bill 5013 filed Feb. 7, 2012, by Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston). Passed the House 114-0 on March 27. Passed the Senate 56-0 on May 17. Signed into law Aug. 8, 2012 by Quinn. Public Act 97-0910 — Creates a new license plate for veterans with disabilities that might not entitle them to disabled parking privileges, such as neurological disorders, hearing loss or post-traumatic stress disorder. House Bill 1151 filed Feb. 7, 2012, by Rep. Thomas Holbrook (D-Belleville). Passed the House 108-6 on March 9. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Amended version passed the Senate 58-0 on May 24. House concurred 113-4 on May 31; Mautino again voted yes. Signed into law Aug. 10. Public Act 97-0917 — Lowers the threshold for mandatory imprisonment for the sale of heroin from 5 grams to 3 grams, and bans flavored wrapping paper which is often marketed to young people. House Bill 3801 filed Aug. 4, 2011, by Rep. Thomas Holbrook (D-Belleville). Passed the House 118-0 on March 7, 2012. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Passed the Senate 46-1 on May 25. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted yes. House concurred in three separate motions. Signed into law Aug. 10. Public Act 97-0927 — Includes adoptive mothers and fathers in the law pertaining to Gold Star families. House Bill 4442 filed Jan. 27, 2012, by Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago). Passed the House 116-0 on March 6. Passed the Senate 56-0 on May 15. Signed Aug. 10. Public Act 97-0928 — Requires the development and codification of a process of partner notification for inmates and those who have had contact with inmates when either has been diagnosed with a sexually transmissible disease. Effective immediately. House Bill 4453 filed Jan. 30, 2012, by Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago). Passed the House 82-32 on March 28. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Amended version passed the Senate 52-1 on May 15. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted yes. House concurred in three separate motions. Signed Aug. 10.
—Compiled by Tom Collins
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