Calendar350Rear-facing car seats, blaze pink hunting clothes and required school safety drills are among the subjects contained in new state laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

“Many of the laws that go on the books New Year’s Day reflect people’s desire to create a safer environment for their children and loved ones,” said State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill). “There are also numerous laws that make health care more accessible to rural Illinoisans and to require more accountability from government.”

In all, 253 new laws will be added to Illinois statutes on Jan. 1. Here are 10 to know:

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