Laws Effective as of October 1, 2018

Posted on October 12, 2018 by admin

As of October 1, several bills passed during the 2018 session are now in effect. As with every session, I worked diligently to advance legislation proposed by my constituents as well as others that benefit the people of our great state.

Below, I have highlighted a few bills I proudly supported:

Public Act 18-47: An Act Concerning Benefits for Certain Veterans Who Have Been Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury or Who Have Had an Experience of Military Sexual Trauma.

This bill allows veterans with other than honorable discharge to receive certain benefits such as housing and education assistance, veteran status on identification cards, tax benefits, and much more. Our heroes defend our freedom, often at tremendous personal cost. It is our duty to them to provide the support and resources they need when they return home.

Public Act 18-90: An Act Concerning Security Freezes on Credit Reports, Identity Theft Prevention Services and Regulations of Credit Rating Agencies.

This is a concept that I introduced to the Banking Committee, which prohibits credit agencies from charging consumers a fee to place or remove a credit freeze on their accounts. The bill also increases the level of identity theft prevention and mitigation services provided after a security breach. While we try to limit the size and scope of government where possible, consumer protection will always be within its purview.

Public Act 18-164: An Act Concerning Recommendations by the Department of Motor Vehicles Regarding the Motor Vehicle Statute.

This is a concept I introduced to the Transportation Committee. The law will provide legal protection to “Good Samaritans” who use reasonable force to rescue a child or animal left in a vehicle during extreme weather conditions. It’s been said that no good deed goes unpunished, but that should never be the case when it comes to saving the life of a young child or helpless animal.

Please click here for a full list of bills going into effect next week.

If you have any questions regarding these bills or any state government issues, I’m always available at (800) 842-1423 or at

Warm regards,


Rep. Fred Camillo

151st District