Illinois Effective Dates of Acts Effective Dates

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Const. 1970, Art. 4, § 10, provides:

“§ 10. Effective Date of Laws

The General Assembly shall provide by law for a uniform effective date for laws passed prior to June 1 of a calendar year.  The General Assembly may provide for a different effective date in any law passed prior to June 1.  A bill passed after May 31 shall not become effective prior to June 1 of the next calendar year unless the General Assembly by the vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house provides for an earlier effective date.”

5 ILCS 75/1 (P.A. 77-147, § 1;  P.A. 78-85;  P.A. 80-1036;  P.A. 88-597, effective Nov. 28, 1994) provides:

“Bills passed before June 1

(a) A bill passed prior to June 1 of a calendar year that does not provide for an effective date in the terms of the bill shall become effective on January 1 of the following year, or upon its becoming a law, whichever is later.

(b) A bill passed prior to June 1 of a calendar year that does provide for an effective date in the terms of the bill shall become effective on that date if that date is the same as or subsequent to the date the bill becomes a law;  provided that if the effective date provided in the terms of the bill is prior to the date the bill becomes a law then the date the bill becomes a law shall be the effective date.”

5 ILCS 75/2 (P.A. 77-147, § 1;  P.A. 78-85;  P.A. 88-597, effective Nov. 28, 1994) provides:

“Bills passed after May 31

A bill passed after May 31 of a calendar year shall become effective on June 1 of the next calendar year unless the General Assembly by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house provides for an earlier effective date in the terms of the bill or unless the General Assembly provides for a later effective date in the terms of the bill;  provided that if the effective date provided in the terms of the bill is prior to the date the bill becomes a law then the date the bill becomes a law shall be the effective date.”

5 ILCS 75/2.1 (P.A. 88-597, effective Nov. 28, 1994) provides:

“Transitional provisions;  bills passed in 1994

(a) Notwithstanding Section 2, a bill passed after June 30, 1994 but before January 1, 1995 shall become effective on July 1, 1995 unless the General Assembly by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house provides for an earlier effective date in the terms of the bill or unless the General Assembly provides for a later effective date in the terms of the bill;  provided that if the effective date provided in the terms of the bill is prior to the date the bill becomes a law then the date the bill becomes a law shall be the effective date.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 2, a bill passed after May 31, 1994 but before July 1, 1994 that becomes a law before the effective date of this Section and does not provide for an effective date in the terms of the bill shall become effective on January 1, 1995.

Notwithstanding Section 2, a bill passed after May 31, 1994 but before July 1, 1994 that becomes a law before the effective date of this Section and provides for an effective date in the terms of the bill shall become effective on that date if that date is the same as or subsequent to the date the bill becomes a law;  if the effective date provided in the terms of the bill is prior to the date the bill becomes a law then the date the bill becomes a law shall be the effective date.

Notwithstanding Section 2, a bill passed after May 31, 1994 but before July 1, 1994 that becomes law on or after the effective date of this Section shall become effective on July 1, 1995 unless the General Assembly by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house provides for an earlier effective date in the terms of the bill or unless the General Assembly provides for a later effective date on the terms of the bill;  provided that if the effective date provided in the terms of the bill is prior to the date the bill becomes a law then the date the bill becomes a law shall be the effective date.”

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