New Laws Taking Effect in 2015On January 1, 2015, more than 200 new laws will take effect in Illinois. Here is a brief summary of a few of these new laws. For a complete list of new laws by category, please click here.
Access to Birth Certificates of Adopted Persons. Allows adult grandchildren to access birth certificates and other information regarding their deceased grandparents if the grandparent was adopted. Also allows a birth parent of an adopted child to receive a non-certified copy of an original birth certificate if certain conditions are met. PA 98-0704 (HB 5949)