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Circuit courts retain jurisdiction to hear administrative review actions when filed in improper venues December 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 572 On September 18, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that circuit courts retain jurisdiction over administrative review complaints, even if they are filed in an improper venue. Mary Slepicka resided at Holy Family Villa, a nursing home in Cook County.
Extra time to pay toll way fees and fines December 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 572 Recent amendments to the State Toll Highway Rules have increased the amount of time that individuals are given to pay tolls, fees, and fines after a final order is entered following a toll violation hearing. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 2520 (eff. Sept. 25, 2014).
Speed limit increased on I-90 and I-88 August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has increased the speed limits on non-urban portions of I-90 and I-88 to seventy miles per hour. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 2520 (eff. May 9, 2014).
Modified procedures for inventorying and accessing natural heritage data April 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 The Nature Preserves Commission (the "Commission") recently developed policies that clarify the type of data inventoried and maintained by the Commission, assess fees on those accessing the data, and limit how natural heritage data may be used. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 4020 (eff. Jan. 10, 2014).
Photographs now required for fingerprint-based background investigations January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 As of January 1, 2014, fingerprint-based background investigations conducted by non-criminal justice entities must include the individual's fingerprint images and also a photograph of the individual. 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1265.30.
New reporting requirements to transport gas and operate gas pipeline facilities December 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 Effective September 10, 2013, the Illinois Commerce Commission adopted Minimum Safety Standards for Transportation of Gas and for Gas Pipeline Facilities. 83 Ill. Adm. Code 590.
Amendments to Consultation Procedures October 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 504 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (the "Department") amended its consultation procedures effective as of July 5, 2013. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 1075.
Enforcing night speed limits on the Fox Chain O’Lakes October 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 504 Effective July 5, 2013, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted an amendment which allows Conservation Police Officers and local law enforcement officers to enforce the night speed limits designated by the Fox Waterway Agency on the Fox Chain O'Lakes. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 2030.30(g)(2).
Amendments to Illinois Gaming Board policies September 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 As of May 23, 2013, the Illinois Gaming Board (the "Board") made significant changes to the Illinois Gaming Board policies. See 11 Ill. Adm. Code 1800.
Department of Aging to participate in electronic data-sharing agreements among public service departments. PA 098-0008 August 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 392 The Department of Aging will now have the power to share and request information about income, identification, and other applicable program and service eligibility information electronically through the use of data-sharing agreements with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, and "any other governmental entity." 20 ILCS 105/4.01.
Fracking Comes to Illinois By Leonard S. Kurfirst and Colin P. O’Donovan August 2013 Article, Page 404 What exactly is fracking? How big an impact might it have in Illinois? This article reviews the process and the new state law.
Implementation of the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act May 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 Newly enacted section 1452 of Title 68 of the Illinois Administrative Code, promulgated by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department"), is directed towards appraisal services and specifies rules implementing provisions of the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act, 225 ILCS 459. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1452.
Amendments to sewer discharge criteria April 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 The Illinois Pollution Control Board (the "Board") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing wastewater pretreatment regulations. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 307.
Procedures implementing limitations on licensing health care workers upon criminal charges or conviction April 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 Recently adopted administrative rules issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department") establish procedures implementing amendments to the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (the "Code"), 20 ILCS 2105/2105-15(i), barring licensing of health care workers who have been convicted of enumerated offenses. See 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1130.
Amendments to Payday Loan Reform Act affect military members March 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing payday loans. 38 Ill. Adm. Code 210.
New rules regulate marketing, consumer contracts by retail electric suppliers March 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 Newly implemented rules adopted in part 412 of title 83 of the Illinois Administrative Code regulate marketing practices and set ground rules for consumer contracts and dispute resolution applicable for retail electric suppliers.
Procurement of Domestic Products Act shall apply to the Public Community College Act. PA 097-1105 March 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Public Community College Act is amended to alter the list of state laws and related administrative rules that apply to the Act. 110 ILCS 805/1-3.
Amendments to radiation installations requirements February 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the "Agency") recently adopted amendments to registration and operator requirements for radiation installations. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 320.
Implementation of the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act October 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 520 The Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (765 ILCS 1025) regulates and establishes parameters for the disposition of abandoned and unclaimed property.
Approval of new units of instruction, research, and public service at public institutions July 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 352 The Board of Higher Education (“the Board”) recently adopted amendments to the regulations governing public colleges and universities. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1050.
Program review for private colleges and universities July 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 352 The Board of Higher Education (“the Board”) recently adopted amendments to the regulations governing private colleges and universities. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1030.
Federal Administrative Law, Part 3: Agency Adjudications By Tom Gaylord March 2012 Column, Page 160 Federal agency adjudicatory decisions used to be hard to find, but now most are on the web.
Implementation of the Farmer’s Market Technology Improvement Program March 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 132 The Department of Human Services ("Department") recently enacted a new rule under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to implement the Farmers' Market Technology Improvement Program. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.117.
Creation of the Illinois Tollway Office of the Inspector General January 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Toll Highway Act ("Act") [605 ILCS 10] was recently amended to create the independent Illinois Tollway Office of the Inspector General ("OIG"). 2 Ill Adm Code 3430
Implementation of Emergency Medical Services Act January 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Emergency Medical Services ("EMS") and Trauma Center Code ("code") were recently revised as authorized by section 210 of the EMS Systems Act ("act") [210 ILCS 50/1].
Changes in the Illinois AmeriCorps program December 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 610 The Illinois Department of Human Services ("department") recently took over responsibility for the AmeriCorps program, which was originally under the Lieutenant Governor's Office. 77 Ill Adm Code 2250.
Implementation of torture allegation investigations December 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 610 The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission ("TIRC") was recently created as authorized by §775 of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act [775 ILCS 40].
Changes in hunting and trapping regulations for 21 animals November 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 556 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently amended the Wildlife Code for hunting of raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, red foxes, gray foxes, coyotes, woodchucks, ducks, geese, coots, doves, crows, woodcocks, snipes, rails, and teals as authorized by various sections of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.13, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.23, 2.26, 2.30, 2.33, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.27, 3.28, and 3.29].
Changes in the Illinois Educational Relations Board freedom of information provisions November 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 556 The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (board) recently changed its rules regarding its Freedom of Information procedures to keep up with changes to the Freedom of Information Act [5 ILCS 140]. 2 Ill Adm Code 2676.
Federal Administrative Law Part 3: Agency Decisions and Guidance Documents By Tom Gaylord November 2011 Column, Page 586 Here's how to find these useful resources on the web.