New 2022 Illinois Laws You Need to Know

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Hundreds of new laws go into effect in Illinois in 2022. Several of the new consumer protection laws impact your finances. Here’s an overview of new 2022 Illinois laws you should know about.

New 2022 Illinois Consumer Protection Laws

HB 00122: Ends early termination fees for customers of telephone, cellphone, television, internet, energy, medical alert system or water services who die before the end of their contracts.

HB 03955: Provides that automatic renewal offers or continuous service offers online should provide a toll-free number, email or a postal address if the seller directly bills the consumer, or to provide another cost-effective way to cancel the service.

On July 26, 2021, Illinois changed the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act to:

• authorize the creation of electronic wills and remote signing and attestation of wills
• create procedures for probate of electronic and remotely attested wills
• give statutory approval to emergency notary and witness guidelines created by executive order during the pandemic

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