There are over 500 new laws that take effect on January 1, 2024, in the state of Illinois. Here are some of the things that will be banned next year.

New Illinois Laws in 2024

There are a total of 566 bills that Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker signed into law. Among Illinois' newest laws are some things that are banned.

Quite possibly the most notable ban in Illinois in 2023 was the assault weapons ban. Time is running out for those who currently own assault weapons on the banned list. You'll need to get an endorsement affidavit through your Firearm Owner’s Identification Card account before Jan. 1, 2024.

You can submit your affidavit by visiting the ISP’s Firearms Services Bureau website.

Here are Some of the Things Banned in Illinois in 2024

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Videoconferencing

Not sure how you pulled this off behind the wheel before the ban but in 2024 you can no longer videoconference while driving.

HB 2431 – Videoconferencing while driving will now be banned in Illinois.


 

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Hospital Billing Practices

In Illinois, hospitals can no longer send you to collections without a screening for financial assistance.

HB 2719


 

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No More Buying Pets on Credit

No more credit extensions in Illinois in 2024 for the purchase of a dog or cat. All current contracts, transactions, and agreements will be null and void.

HB 3236


 

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No More Drug Price Gouging

Illinois manufacturers and wholesale drug distributors are now banned from gouging us in the sale of essential off-patent and generic drugs

HB 3957


 

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Leave Those Kids Alone

In 2024, Illinois residents under the age of 18 are banned from being charged a fee or fined unless it's a traffic ticket, municipal ordinance violation, or a boating or fishing violation.

SB 1463


 

For more details on these bans and other new laws for Illinois in 2024, visit NBC Chicago and Axios.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

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