New rules aim to reduce chance of erroneous license suspensionsJuly 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 348The Department of Transportation has amended its rules to make the policies of the Secretary of State consistent with those of the Division of Insurance and to ensure that drivers' licenses are not erroneously suspended. 92 Ill Adm Code 1070.20.
Rules for nonscheduled bus inspections changedJuly 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 348The Department of Transportation has amended Part 456, "Nonscheduled Bus Inspections," of Subchapter e, "Traffic Safety," to change the rules governing nonscheduled bus inspections. 92 Ill Adm Code 456.
Amendments made to the “Grow Your Own Teacher” initiativeMay 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 236The Illinois State Board of Education (Board) has amended three sections and repealed one section of 23 Ill Adm Code 60. The changes correlate with Public Act 94-0979 and pertain specifically to the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act, 110 ILCS 48/1 et seq.
Tuition Waiver Rules ImplementedMay 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 236The Board of Higher Education (Board) has implemented rules, effective February 7, 2007, that provide uniform guidelines, definitions, and limitations for the issuing of tuition and fee waivers by public universities to their students. 23 Ill Adm Code 1075.
Limitations placed on property patients in mental health facilities may possessMarch 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 124Effective December 27, 2006, the Department of Human Services has implemented new rules in 59 Ill Adm Code 110.30 that allow the staff at mental health facilities to keep contraband, dangerous, and restricted items away from patients in order to protect the safety of both staff and patients. 59 Ill Adm Code 110.30.
New fellowship program created for nursing faculty membersMarch 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 124The Board of Education (Board) has adopted 23 Ill Adm Code 1105 in order to implement amendments made to the Board of Higher Education Act, 110 ILCS 205/0.01 et seq, that provide for the creation of a fellowship program for qualified nursing faculty working at eligible institutions of higher education.
Changes made to Department of Human Rights proceduresFebruary 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 72The Department of Human Rights (department) has amended 56 Ill Adm Code 2520 to clarify and change the rules governing department procedures that follow the filing of a charge under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
New protected categories under the Illinois Human Rights ActFebruary 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 72The Department of Human Rights has amended 44 Ill Adm Code 750 to add sexual orientation, citizenship status, and military status to the list of categories protected in employment with government contractors under the Illinois Human Rights Act (Act).
New rules for collecting costs under the Environmental Protection ActJanuary 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 14The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) has added new sections to 35 Ill Adm Code 1662. These new sections were enacted because the Environmental Protection Act (Act), in section 25d-7(b), requires the setting of costs for those persons liable to the state.
Changes made to facilitate receipt of library construction grantsDecember 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650Effective October 2, 2006, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended 23 Ill Adm Code 3060. These amendments arose because of a funding increase and are designed to help take full advantage of the supplemental grant money.