Implementation of Emergency Medical Services ActJanuary 2012Illinois Law Update, Page 16The 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 programDecember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 610The 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 investigationsDecember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 610The 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 animalsNovember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 556The 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].
Implementing standard nonforfeiture law for life insuranceOctober 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 496The Illinois Department of Insurance recently adopted new rules for reasonable nonforfeiture benefits in the event a consumer decides to terminate certain life insurance policies as authorized by section 229.2 of the Illinois Insurance Code [215 ILCS 5/229.2].
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].
Changes in white-tailed deer huntingSeptember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 440The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently amended the Wildlife Code for white-tailed deer hunting using firearms, bow and arrows, and muzzleloading rifles as authorized by various sections of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 1.13, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.21, 2.24, 2.25, 2.26, 2.33, 3.5, 3.35].
Implementation of Angel Investment Credit ProgramSeptember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 440The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity enacted rules to implement the Angel Investment Credit Program. 14 Ill Adm Code 531. Key new rules will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to understand all the aspects of the new program. The amended rules became effective on June 1, 2011.
Update of the Elder and Neglect ProgramAugust 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 388The Department on Aging updated the Elder and Neglect Program. 89 Ill Adm Code 270. Some key new sections and amendments will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to see all updated rules.
New rules for the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection ActJuly 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 336The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("department") recently enacted rulemaking in conjunction with the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act [Public Act 96-1420] ("act").
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.
Changes in Illinois Election CodeApril 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 180The State Board of Elections recently amended the Campaign Finance Act to implement the provisions of Public Act 96-0832.
Changes in Equal Pay in Employment regulationsMarch 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 124The Illinois Department of Labor recently amended the rules governing complaints under the Equal Pay in Employment regulations. 56 Ill Adm Code 320.
Changes in alternate fuels programJanuary 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently amended the Alternate Fuels Program, which offers rebates for vehicles that meet certain requirements, so as to reflect amendments to the Alternate Fuels Act enacted in 2003, 2007, and 2009. 35 Ill Adm Code 275.
Safe driver renewal program rules codifiedJanuary 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Secretary of State (Secretary) recently adopted a new section as part of the Issuance of Licenses regulations in the Illinois Administrative Code. The new section governs the issuance of renewal licenses to Illinois residents eligible for safe driver renewal.
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.