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Articles on Administrative Law

Clean air set-aside rules updated July 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 336 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted new standards to regulate clean air set-asides under Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 
Personnel rules for public officials and employees updated July 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 336 The Department of Central Management Services has updated the personnel rules, pay plans, and position classifications for public officials and employees.
Changes made to the rules implementing the Medical Practice Act of 1987 regarding the use of lasers June 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 The Department of Financial and Profes-Regulation altered the rules implement- sional ing the Medical Practice Act of 1987, 225 ILCS 60, by adding a section addressing the use of lasers. 68 Ill Adm Code 1285. 
Rules implementing the Illinois Community Care Program revised June 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 Illinois' Department on Aging amended the state's Community Care Program (CCP) to provide for higher quality standards for providers, increase required worker competencies, and improve general oversight by the department. 89 Ill Adm Code 240.  
Illinois Retailers’ Occupation Tax revised May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Illinois Department of revenue revised the retailers' occupation tax as it relates to fly-away aircrafts and taxes charged by hotels and similar establishments for the rental of meeting, conference, banquet, and other similar types of rooms when food and beverages are provided. 86 Ill Adm Code 130.
Rules amended implementing the Consumer Installment Loan act May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Department of Financial and Professional regulation amended the rules implementing the Consumer Installation Loan Act (205 ILCS 670/22) as it relates to title-secured loans. 38 Ill Adm Code 110. 
Department of Revenue amends rules governing income taxes in Illinois April 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 The Department of Revenue amended several sections and added two new sections to Ill Adm Code 100. The updates implement the amendments made to the Illinois Income Tax Act (IITA) (35 ILCS 5).
Illinois Grain Code updated April 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 The Department of Agriculture updated the state's Grain Code to establish a single system of governmental regulation for the Illinois grain industry. 8 Ill Adm Code 281.
Community Care Program updated March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 The Department on Aging amended Title 89 Ill Adm Code 240, which regulates social services and governs the Illinois Community Care Program.
Department of Human Services Act amended. PA 095-0998 March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 The Illinois General Assembly has amended the Department of Human Services Act by adding and deleting language in Section 10-10, and adding Section 10-60. 20 ILCS 1305/10-10, 10-60.
New life insurance standards for reserve liabilities and nonforfeiture values March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation added a new Part to Title 50 entitled,Preneed Life Insurance Minimum Standards for Determining Reserve Liabilities and Nonforfeiture Values. 50 Ill Adm Code 1414, 32 Ill Reg. 19725. 
Amendments made to safety standards for construction of Types I and II school buses February 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 70 To ensure that public and private agencies are cognizant of and meet minimum safety standards related to vehicle construction, the Department of Transportation made several amendments to Parts 440 and 442 of Title 92 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Procedures for disposing of confidential records updated February 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 70 The State Records Commission amended Title 44 of the Illinois Administrative Code, which regulates Government Contracts, Procurement, and Property Management. 44 Ill Adm Code 4400.
Emergency Contact Database to be created. PA 095-0898 January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Identification Card Act has been amended by adding section 11A, and the Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended by adding section 6-117.2. 15 ILCS 335/11A and 625 ILCS 5/6-117.2.
New responsibilities for Electronic Registration and Titling Service Providers January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Secretary of State amended section 1010.245 of Title 92, which deals with certificates of title and the registration of vehicles.   
State Income Tax rules updated January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Department of Revenue amended Title 86, which governs Illinois state income tax rules. 86 Ill Adm Code 100.7300 et seq. The purpose of the amendment is to provide guidance on the application of the Illinois income tax withholding requirements for employers. 
Changes made to requirements for local government health plan December 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 The Department of Central Management Services made a number of amendments to Title 80, Part 2160, relating to the Local Government Health Plan ("plan"). 80 Ill Adm Code 2160. 
Code of Criminal Procedure amended to accommodate those with developmental disabilities. PA 095-0897 December 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 The Illinois General Assembly amended the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 by changing the heading of Article 106b and amending Section 106B-5. 725 ILCS 5/106B-5. 
Personnel rules for public officials and employees revised December 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 612 The Illinois Office of the Secretary of State made several changes to Title 80, Subtitle B, Chapter II, Part 420, Personnel Rules, Pay Plans, and Position Classifications. 80 Ill Adm Code 420. 
New rules allowing animals in hospitals for therapy programs November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The Department of Public Health made two amendments and added a new section to Part 250, which governs hospital licensing requirements. 77 Ill Adm Code 250.
New rules governing the monthly income ceiling for childcare eligibility November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The Department of Human Services (DHS) amended 89 Ill Adm Code 500, which deals with the general program provisions for childcare.
Oversight of towing companies increased November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The Illinois Commerce Commission added a new part to Title 92, Part 1715, relating to safety relocation towing. 92 Ill Adm Code 1715. 
Changes to the Illinois income tax laws October 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 504 The Illinois Department of Revenue made several amendments and added two sections to Part 100 of Title 86, relating to the assessment and collection of Illinois income tax. 
Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions: A Step-by-Step Guide By Thomas M. Battista October 2008 Article, Page 516 An agency rules against your client and you want a court to review the decision. What's the next step? This article explains.
New law attempts to simplify zoning hearings By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2008 Lawpulse, Page 498  A new law classifies zoning decisions as legislative acts, not administrative rulings. This will streamline zoning proceedings, proponents say.
Training for Individuals who use Radionuclides for Medical Purposes September 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 The Illinois Emergency Management Agency amended the rules governing medical use of radioactive material.
Amendments made to rules governing Illinois elevator safety August 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 390 The Elevator Safety Review Board made several amendments to Title 41, Fire Protection, Part 1000, Illinois Elevator Safety Rules. 41 Ill Adm Code 1000. 
Implementation of the Green Government Illinois Act August 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 390 In an effort to demonstrate Illinois' commitment to conserving natural resources, reducing negative environmental impacts, and decreasing green house gas emissions, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council adopted the Green Governments Illinois Act. 
Agency Energy Efficiency Act passed. PA 095-0559 July 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 340 The Illinois General Assembly has passed the Agency Energy Efficiency Act to address the energy use of state agencies. PA 095-0559.
New restrictions on the availability of confidential information to caregivers July 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 340 The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), amended 89 Ill Adm Code 431, which deals with the disclosure of foster children's confidential information.