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Signed as Law: Illinois Prohibits Warrantless Data Collection from Household Electronic Devices

Signed as Law: Illinois Prohibits Warrantless Data Collection from Household Electronic Devices

Titled the Protecting Household Privacy Act, the new law prohibits government agencies from obtaining household electronic data or directing the acquisition of household electronic data from a private third party. Law enforcement can only access household electronic data with a warrant, with a few exceptions.

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Signed as Law: Illinois Limits State and Local Cooperation With Federal Immigration Enforcement

Signed as Law: Illinois Limits State and Local Cooperation With Federal Immigration Enforcement

The new law expands the Illinois Trust Act passed in 2017 prohibiting state and local police from holding a person solely on the basis of a federal immigration detainer. SB667 expands the law to prohibit law enforcement officers from inquiring about or investigating the citizenship, immigration status, or place of birth of any individual in custody, or who has otherwise been stopped or detained.

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Signed by the Governor: Illinois Law Legalizes Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

Signed by the Governor: Illinois Law Legalizes Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Aug 27, 2018) – On Sunday, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp in the state and taking a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) sponsored Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298). The legislation legalizes industrial hemp in Illinois by removing it…

To the Governor: Illinois Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

To the Governor: Illinois Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – Today, the Illinois Senate gave final approval to a bill that would legalize industrial hemp in the state and take a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) introduced Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298) in January. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp…

Illinois Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

Illinois Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 9, 2018) – Yesterday, an Illinois House committee unanimously passed a bill that would legalize industrial hemp in the state and take a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) introduced Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298) in January. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp…

Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Despite Federal Prohibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 25, 2018) – Yesterday, the Illinois Senate unanimously passed a bill that would legalize industrial hemp in the state and take a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) introduced Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298) in January. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp in…

Illinois Action Alert: Help Stop Local Police Militarization

Illinois Action Alert: Help Stop Local Police Militarization

HB4286 will need to be moved from the Rules Committee to the House floor.

Illinois Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Illinois Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 13, 2018) – Yesterday, an Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would legalize industrial hemp in the state and take a first step toward nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in effect. Sen. Tori Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) introduced Senate Bill 2298 (SB2298) in January. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp in…