On Friday, July 28, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed approximately 130 bills spanning a wide variety of issues into law. Many won’t go into effect until next year, however some went into effect immediately.
Notably among the many bills signed were:
HB0439 which requires the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) to develop a strategic plan that would improve access to quality in-state residential treatment, evidence-based alternatives to residential treatment, and specialized foster care for youth in the care of the department. Effective Jan. 1, 2024.
For more new laws, please see this week’s print edition.