Three new laws are in effect as of January 1, 2021. House Bill 2808 amends the Missing Persons Identification Act. Senate Bill 667 caps out of pocket insulin expenses at $100 for a 30 day supply and House Bill 2818 provides the option for victims of sexual assault and stalking to use the Attorney General’s Office as their contact address.

Additional information.

House Bill 2808: This law amends the Missing Persons Identification Act. Law enforcement now is required to attempt to gather DNA of a missing person upon the missing person report being filed as well as a DNA reference sample from family member’s samples. The family members DNA samples are to be submitted to the Department of State Police or National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) partner laboratory within 60 days. Finally, if a missing person is found the DNA collected cannot be retained.

Senate Bill 667: This law caps out of pocket insulin expenses at $100.00 for a 30 day supply. This law does not cover everyone who uses insulin in the state of Illinois. The cap only applies to those on state regulated insurance plans. Those without insurance coverage are not covered by the law. Citizens are not limited by the type of insulin they are prescribed or the amount they must use. Furthermore, insulin pricing reports will be issued to the public by the Department of Insurance, the Department of Human Services and Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

House Bill 2818: The law was passed in an effort to protect victims of sexual assault and stalking. Victims can use the Attorney General’s Office as their contact address for certain public records. Victims must apply for the address confidentiality program under the Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence Act. The law is an effort to further protect victims from perpetrators of sexual assault or stalking who could use public records to locate them.

If you have questions or concerns relating to these new laws please contact the office of Allison & Mosby-Scott.

Michael Fenger

Attorney at Law