Caulkins: 256 New Laws Take Effect January 1, 2020

With the New Year approaching, State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) released a summary of the 256 new laws scheduled to take effect January 1, 2020.

A few new laws which may be of interest include; the elimination of fees placed on rebate cards provided by retailers, fines being doubled for illegally passing a school bus, making mammogram screening more accessible, insurance to cover tick-borne illnesses, enhancing criminal penalties for violence committed in a place of worship and removing the statute of limitations for prosecuting criminal sexual assault cases.

Here are 7 new state laws to know in 2020:

HB 38:
Enhances criminal penalties for violence committed in a place of worship.

HB 889:
Mandates insurance coverage of tick-borne illnesses.

HB 1873:
Doubles fines for illegally passing a school bus.

HB 2135:
Eliminates statute of limitations for prosecution of criminal sexual assault.

HB 2156:
Removes dormancy fees on rebate cards.

SB 162:
Makes mammograms more accessible.

SB 944:
Adds motorcycles to the types of vehicles for which an eligible applicant may be issued a set of license plates for veterans with disabilities.

Click here for the full list of new state laws.