New Illinois Laws 2013: More Than 150 New Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

Jan 01, 2013 | Updated Jan 02, 2013

Illinoisans awoke Tuesday to 150 new state laws on the books, including a ban on the sale or trade of shark fin, a new strip club surcharge and a number of less widely publicized laws -- such as ambulances no longer being required to pay tolls.

The 150 laws are far fewer than the 214 state laws that went into effect in 2012, perhaps a result of the Illinois state legislature having another thing or two on the agenda this year.

We rounded up some of the most noteworthy new Illinois laws effective Jan. 1, 2013. Read a full list of the new Illinois laws.