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You can’t own a monkey anymore

2011 Brings New Illinois Laws on Campaign Donations, Monkeys and Sexting

You can’t own a monkey anymore, unless you get one before the law takes affect. There is an exemption for people with disabilities.

Another law means factory-built homes on private land will now be taxed as real property. Up until now those homes have been taxed at a much lower rate. Some owners will see their tax bill jump from a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars. The new law does not affect units in mobile home parks.

It will be against the law to have public money finance a portrait of Governor Rod Blagojevich or any governor who was removed from office by impeachment and conviction.

A big change is there will be limits on campaign contributions. Individuals can give $5,000, corporations and unions can donate $10,000 to candidates.

Other requirements on Jan. 1 include sports agents and hair braiders having to register with the state, and if you are a driving instructor, you must be sober when teaching someone how to drive. That includes family members.

via 2011 Brings New Illinois Laws on Campaign Donations, Monkeys and Sexting.

One comment

  1. It is amazing to me how crazy some laws are. An exception for owning monkeys if you have disabilities? I’m curious about that one. Are monkeys trained to be like a seeing eye dog? Actually, I guess I can understand that.

    But then there is the one about being sober to teach people how to drive. Now that’s a law that should have been in effect since the automobile was invented.