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Changes made to Department of Human Rights procedures February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The 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.
Deductions disallowed for transaction expenses between a taxpayer and certain persons February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois Department of Revenue has added a new section to 86 Ill Adm Code 100.
New protected categories under the Illinois Human Rights Act February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The 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). 
Students now eligible for awards under the new Monetary Award Program February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 Effective December 1, 2006, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (Commission) has amended 23 Ill Adm Code 2734. 
New corresponding rules to the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program Act January 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Department) has created part 123 of title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code (Code) to implement the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program Act (Act). 215 ILCS 170/1 et seq. 
New rules enacted regarding engine braking signs January 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 Effective October 23, 2006, the Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) has added new sections to 92 Ill Adm Code 547. 
New rules for collecting costs under the Environmental Protection Act January 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The 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 grants December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 Effective 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.
Discovery rules changed for appeals of property assessments of over $1 million December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 The Property Tax Appeal Board (Board) has added section 1910.79 and amended section 1910.95 of 86 Ill Adm Code 1910, effective September 29, 2006, in order to "streamline and expedite the appeal process" for appeals on property assessments of $1 million or more.
Rule changes concerning the evaluation, recognition, and supervision of public schools December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 The State Board of Education (Board) has made several changes to 23 Ill Adm Code 1, which governs public schools. The amendments became effective September 26, 2006.
Rules amended to allow state stewards to void horse races December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 The Illinois Racing Board has amended part 1306 of title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 1306. The amendment permits state stewards to have a race voided and to have that race's wagers refunded. 
Rules updated regarding electronic transmission of election information December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 Effective September 30, 2006, the Illinois State Board of Elections has added a new section to 26 Ill Adm Code 207. 
Confidentiality rules created for predatory lending database November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 The 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). 
Increased number of publicly owned airports considered in Airport Hazard Zoning November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 The Illinois Department of Transportation has amended part 16 of title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 16.
New amended rules for watercraft inspections and rentals November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 Effective August 24, 2006, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has amended two subsections of part 2080 of title 17, 17 Ill Adm Code 2080.
New notice requirements for “unacceptable” mail in correctional facilities November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 The Illinois Department of Corrections has amended part 525 of title 20, 20 Ill Adm Code 525. 
New rules on openness and evidence adoption in property tax hearings November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 The 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.
Changes made to orientation and training for employees in long-term care facilities October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 Effective August 7, 2006, the Illinois Department of Public Health has amended part 350 of title 77, 77 Ill Adm Code 350. 
Disaster leave policies amended October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (Department) has amended part 303 of title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 303. 
General Not for Profit Corporation Act of 1986 has new signature rules October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 The Illinois Secretary of State has added a new section to part 160 of title 14, 14 Ill Adm Code 160. 
Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry Act created -PA 094-0831 October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 Due to the widespread problem of meth-amphetamine use in Illinois, the Illinois General Assembly created the Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry Act (Act). 
Rules for interest accrual on child support judgments are clarified October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 Effective July 28, 2006, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Department) has amended part 160 of title 89, 89 Ill Adm Code 160. 
Electronic tax payments are timely if started prior to the due date September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 Effective June 26, 2006, the Illinois Department of Revenue (Department) amended part 750 of title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 750. 
Employees granted leave time to donate blood September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 The Illinois Department of Public Health has added new sections to part 985 of title 77, 77 Ill Adm Code 985. 
New continuing education requirements for massage therapists September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 Effective June 29, 2006, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) has amended part 1284 of title 68, 68 Ill Adm Code 1284. 
New guidelines for scholarship recipient information and post-secondary payment requests September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (Commission) has amended part 2761 of title 23, 23 Ill Adm Code 2761.
Rate increases provided for developmental care facilities and agencies August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 The 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. 
Reporting requirements for election expenditures updated August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 Effective June 9, 2006, the Illinois State Board of Elections has amended 26 Ill Adm Code 100, regarding "political committees that initially file a Statement of Non-Participation." 
Requirements for trifecta and superfecta wagering are standardized August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 The Illinois Racing Board has amended 11 Ill Adm Code 306, to create a common set of requirements for both harness and thorough-bred horse racing regarding trifecta wagering. 
State University Retirement System creates new rule regarding “earnings” August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 Effective May 9, 2006, the Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has added a new section to 80 Ill Adm Code 1600.