Educator licensureAugust 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 372The State Board of Education has amended Article 21 of the School Code to comply with new state law regarding educator certification. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25 (eff. May 6, 2014).
Flat rate for Illinois Racing Board occupational licensesJune 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 272Applicants for occupational licenses from the Illinois Racing Board are now subject to paying a blanket annual fee of $25, regardless of job position. 11 Ill. Adm. Code 502 (eff. Mar. 1, 2014).
Hunting licenses for adolescentsJune 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 272The Illinois Wildlife Code has been amended to authorize Illinois residents that are 16 years of age or under to acquire a Youth Hunting License.
Changes to the Massage Licensing ActMay 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 220The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation amended the Massage Licensing Act to require applicants to submit fingerprints within sixty days of submitting their application for licensure. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1284 (eff. Feb. 24, 2014).
License renewal application fees changed for new and used car dealersApril 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 168The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to require both new and used car dealers to pay a license renewal application fee to be determined by the amount of automobiles sold by the dealer in the prior year, as per the following scheme: for 25-200 automobiles sold, a fee of $150; for 200-300 automobiles sold, a fee of $300; and for 300 automobiles or more sold, a fee of $500.
Amended reporting requirements for meat sellersMarch 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 120The Meat and Poultry Inspection Act has been amended to add new reporting requirements for "Type 1" licensees, or facilities that sell meat, poultry, and other meat products.
New ground for funeral license denial or revocationMarch 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 120The Illinois Funeral or Burial Funds Act has been amended to allow for the revocation, suspension, or denial of licensure to a funeral service provider if the applicant or licensee engages in a lockout in response to a strike, and the Comptroller has reason to believe that the lockout has negatively impacted consumers.
Department of Revenue can refuse registration and permit for tax defaultFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Department of Revenue may now refuse to issue a license, registration, or permit if the owner, partner, or, in the case of a limited liability company, a manager or member whose name is on the application is in default for money due under any tax or fee act administered by the Department.
New real estate appraiser licensing requirementsFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation adopted amendments regarding real estate appraiser licensing. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1455 (eff. Dec. 31, 2013).
New rules affecting commercial driver training schoolsFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Secretary of State adopted several amendments affecting Commercial Driver Training Schools and applicants for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). 91 Ill. Adm. Code 1060 (eff. Nov. 5, 2013).
Amendments to social worker licensureJanuary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 16Effective October 11, 2013, applications to become a licensed clinical social worker or a licensed social worker no longer require the applicant's complete work history post receipt of a master's or doctorate degree in education. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1470.
License required for distribution of medications in shortageJanuary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Wholesale Drug Distribution Licensing Act has been amended to require wholesale distributors of drugs in shortage to be specially licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
New requirements for educator licensesJanuary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois State Board of Education adopted amendments effective October 2, 2013, that implement new requirements for individuals seeking endorsements for elementary and middle school education. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.
No license needed to perform valuation waiversJanuary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 16Employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation ("IDOT") without a state real estate appraisal license may now perform valuation waivers if they have: (1) completed at least forty-five hours of course work in real estate appraisal; and (2) have had at least two years of experience in a field "closely related to real estate."
Accreditation changes for practice in medical radiation technologyNovember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 560Effective August 22, 2013, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the "Agency") amended the regulations governing the accreditation standards for persons practicing in the field of medical radiation technology. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 401.
Implementing the Illinois Athlete Agents ActOctober 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 496The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently enacted rules to implement the Illinois Athlete Agents Act [225 ILCS 401].
New regulations for real estate licensingJune 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 286The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently repealed and replaced the majority of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 with an updated and reorganized version. 68 Ill Adm Code 1450.
Illinois implements changes to Nurse Practice ActDecember 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended section 1300 of the Nurse Practice Act, which lays out many of the regulations governing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). 68 Ill Adm Code 1300 et seq.
Licensing of physicians tied to maintenance of profilesDecember 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 632The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which regulates the licensing of physicians, has created rules to implement the Medical Practice Act of 1987, 225 ILCS 60 et seq, which required that the department make publicly available profiles of all physicians licensed in Illinois. 68 Ill Adm Code 1285.