Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two new bills into law on Tuesday aimed towards preventing youth vaping. One aims at advertising e-cigarettes and restrictions in doing so. The other adds vape shops to the Substance Use Disorder Act allowing the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to conduct compliance checks.

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On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bills 512 and 555 into law. Both bills focus on a few different things, but both center around one common theme, preventing youth vaping.

Gov. Pritzker said on Tuesday,

"This legislation will make our communities healthier places to live, and most importantly, will save lives. I'm proud that Illinois is taking yet another step toward protecting the health and safety of our young residents from tobacco and e-cigarettes and I want to thank Attorney General Raoul, our partners in the General Assembly, as well as the advocates and organizations for their work to make these laws possible."

Senate Bill 512 prohibits the use of cartoons, video game characters, and popular children's media to promote e-cigarette products. The bill also forbids sellers from marketing e-cigarettes as a low-risk product.

Also in Senate Bill 512, the legislation mandates sellers take additional precautions to ensure the buyer is over 21 years of age, including requiring that online orders are paid through a credit card or a check in the consumer's name.

To make sure these new laws are enforced, the legislation will give the Attorney General's office and law enforcement agencies criminal and civil authority to hold violators accountable.

Gov. Pritzker also signed into law Senate Bill 555. This bill amends the Substance Use Disorder Act to include vape shops. Adding vape shops allows the Illinois Department of Human Services to do compliance checks on the sale of e-cigarettes according to the minimum purchasing age of 21.

The legislation also allows underage individuals to test retailer's compliance under the supervision of law enforcement as a part of a compliance check without violating tobacco laws.

Both Senate Bills 512 and 555 will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Quad City Area Home With Waterslide, Stage & More Selling For $2.5 Million

This gorgeous home for sale is just an hour away from the Quad Cities. Located at 26960 Sieverding Ridge in Bellevue, IA, this beautiful home is what the realtor is calling "an entertainers dream". It has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, an in ground pool with a 97 foot waterslide, a full lodge with a bar and stage, and so much more. This is the listing of the house, according to the Dubuque Area For Sale By Owner website.

This property has a 4,499 square foot house, a detached lodge with full bar and garage/workspace/shop, and an in ground fiberglass pool with a 97 foot water slide and pool house .

This gorgeous home is located in the country and is just 2 minutes away from homey, beautiful, Bellevue, Iowa. 

It features many custom upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • All brick home
  • Granite countertops including 2 islands in the main kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beverage cooler
  • Maple and bamboo hardwood floors
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Large master suite
  • Walk-in closets
  • Full kitchen in the basement
  • 3 dishwashers
  • Large walk in pantry
  • Large dining room area
  • 2 laundry rooms
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Mud room/ locker area off the garage
  • Office
  • Large windows that allows natural lighting.

The property also includes a detached garage/lodge/bar/shop area that 3,440 square foot and all brick. The garage/lodge also has many customs upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Living and dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Storage area that is currently used as a hunting lodge
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Full bar entertainment area with stage that seats 50 plus people
  • Additional garage area that can used for multiple purposes including shop area, boat storage, etc. 

And of course this home has a gorgeous in ground pool and gorgeous outdoor space. The in ground fiberglass pool is salt water and 16' x 40' and a kiddie pool/ tanning ledge that is 8' x 16' and an automatic pool cover. The pool also includes a basketball hoop. A large concrete deck overlooks the pool area where the 97 foot water slide begins. 

There is a pool house too that includes a half bathroom, storage area, pool equipment room, full bar with ice machine, beverage coolers, stainless steel sinks, and concrete bar. A large built in pergola sits on the tanning deck which provides cooling shade. The pool is surrounded by concrete that creates space for many entertainment options. 

See what this gorgeous, $2.5 million home in Bellevue, IA looks like below!

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.