Confidentiality rules created for predatory lending databaseNovember 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 584The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act (Act) required that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) establish a database for its Predatory Lending Database Pilot Program (Database Program).
New rules on openness and evidence adoption in property tax hearingsNovember 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 584The Property Tax Appeals Board (Board) has amended sections 1910.67 and 1910.90 to 86 Ill Adm Code 1910 to reflect that although property tax appeal hearings are generally open to the public, the board or its officers can now close all or parts of hearings in order to protect private information from being disclosed.
Rate increases provided for developmental care facilities and agenciesAugust 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services has amended 89 Ill Adm Code 153. The amendment grants rate increases of three percent to "intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities" (ICF/MRs) and to agencies for developmental training.
Horseracing rules updated to punish horses running off strideJuly 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334The Illinois Racing Board has amended part 1318 of title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 1318, with regard to horse racing. Horses running off stride for longer than one-sixteenth of a mile will now be considered to be in violation of the amended rule.
Federal regulations adopted regarding driver service hoursJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 28492 Ill Adm Code 395 has been amended by the Illinois Department of Transportation, which has integrated the regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began using via 70 FR 49978, as of August 25, 2005.
Health and safety rules repealedJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284Effective March 13, 2006, the Illinois Department of Labor has repealed 56 Ill Adm Code 350.
New guidelines for capitated agreements between HMOs and MCOsJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284By amending Part 5421 to Title 50, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has added new requirements for capitated agreements between Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).
Pollution Control Board adds five new permit exemptionsJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284Effective March 3, 2006, five new permit exemptions are available from the Pollution Control Board. The exemptions are found in Part 201 of Title 35, in new subsections hhh through lll of section 201.146.