ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SIGNS HB 88

ILLINOIS Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs HB 88, a bill that caps interest rates at 5 percent on consumer debt of less than $25,000 following a court judgment, down from the current limit of 9 percent. The law also limits the window during which creditors can collect on a judgment to 17 years, down from 26 years. The law takes effect immediately (CHICAGO TRIBUNE).

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SIGNS HB 834

Also in ILLINOIS, Gov. Pritzker signs HB 834, legislation that bars Prairie State employers from asking job applicants or their previous employers about salary history. The law takes effect in late September (CHICAGO TRIBUNE).

NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 290 

NORTH CAROLINA Gov. Roy Cooper (D) signs SB 290, a bill that allows pets to be brought into a Tar Heel State brewery provided the establishment does not prepare food on the premises. The measure also gives distilleries the same serving privileges as wineries and craft breweries and eases regulation on of out-of-state sales (WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL).

NEW YORK GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 1414

NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs SB 1414, a bill that criminalizes the manufacture, sale, transport and possession of so-called “ghost guns,” firearms that are undetectable by a metal detector, including 3D-printed guns. The law, which also expands on laws requiring firearms to remain safely stored when accessible by children, takes effect immediately (WKBW [BUFFALO], NEW YORK GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS AB 1428

CALIFORNIA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signs AB 1428, which requires a business that offers a refund to a customer to provide at least one method of receiving the refund other than a prepaid debit card (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).

OHIO GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 57

OHIO Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signs SB 57, which legalizes the manufacture and sale of CBD and hemp products in the Buckeye State (CINCINNATI INQUIRER).