253 New Laws Take Effect January 1: What You Should Know

There are 253 new state laws with a January 1, 2019 effective date. Many of these new laws simply clarify existing statutes, while others improve transparency and overall government processes. Still others represent entirely new ideas that are now becoming law. This year I was successful in passing three bills and several resolutions. Most of my legislation for 2018 improved processes for the health and human services area of state government. Click here to view a list and summary of the 253 bills that become law on January 1.

I am in the process of drafting my legislative agenda for 2019, and will begin filing those bills in early January. For 2019, I will be sponsoring legislation that further seeks to improve access and delivery of health care services, protects taxpayers and improves government operations. Your input and suggestions are always welcome. If you have comments or ideas to share, please feel free to call my legislative office at (815) 561-3690.