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2016 law enforces stricter punishment on DUI multiple offenders

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois police and sheriffs' departments will have guidelines for using body cameras when new laws take effect in 2016.

Body cameras won't be mandated, but officers in departments that use them must keep them on when they're responding to calls or interacting with the public. Law enforcement also will be prohibited from using chokeholds unless it's for self-defense.

The directives are among 237 new laws taking effect Friday, Jan. 1. Among them is a requirement that people convicted of two DUI offenses have a breathalyzer in their car for five years instead of one year.

Mental health professionals also will be forbidden from practicing gay-conversion therapy on minors. And terminally ill patients will be allowed to try experimental drugs that haven't yet made it to market.

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