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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. 

Changes made to dental examinations to be commensurate with national standards

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Amendments have been made to the required examinations of dentists and hygienists with the intent that these changes will mirror national changes. 

Horseracing rules updated to punish horses running off stride

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
The 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.

Illinois Personnel Code updated to include additional positions

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services added a new section to part 305 of title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 305. 

Riverboat casinos authorized to upgrade their surveillance technology

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Effective April 26, 2006, the Illinois Gaming Board amended part 3000 of title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 3000. 

Standards created to allow retired police officers to have concealed weapons

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Effective April 11, 2006, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has added new sections to part 1720 of title 20, 20 Ill Adm Code 1720. 

Federal regulations adopted regarding driver service hours

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
92 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 repealed

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
Effective March 13, 2006, the Illinois Department of Labor has repealed 56 Ill Adm Code 350. 

New guidelines for capitated agreements between HMOs and MCOs

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
By 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 exemptions

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
Effective 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.

Procedures clarified regarding wagers on moved horse races

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
The Illinois Racing Board has amended 11 Ill Adm Code 308.40.

Changes made to trifecta and superfecta wagering

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
The Illinois Racing Board has amended Part 306 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 306 and Part 311 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 311. 

New rule for providers of health insurance

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
Effective February 15, 2006, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has added new sections to Part 2025 of Title 50.  

Procedures for appealing to PTAB adjusted

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
In order to clarify existing procedures and add a new deadline extension for submitting rebuttal evidence, the Property Tax Appeal Board has amended and added to Part 1910 of Title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 1910, effective February 15, 2006.

Voluntary withholding for taxes from unemployment benefits

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
Effective January 31, 2006, the Department of Employment Security has amended Part 2920 of Title 56. 

Default procedures updated for the Illinois Human Rights Act

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (Department) has incorporated a new section into Part 2300 of Title 71, 71 Ill Adm Code 2300.

Medical specialists now eligible to issue handicapped placards

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
Effective January 6, 2006, the Secretary of State has broadened the class of persons eligible to issue handicapped placards to include "competent medical specialists." 

New procedures for obtaining exemptions to sell mercury-containing products

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) has added new sections to Part 182 of Title 35, 35 Ill Adm Code 182. 

New requirements for respondents and state agencies under the Human Rights Act

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
Through changes to Subparts C and H of Part 2520 to Title 56, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (Department) has stipulated new requirements for respondents under the Human Rights Act (Act) as well as new record keeping requirements for executive state agencies under the Act. 

Procedures for appeals before the Property Tax Appeal Board amended

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
Effective January 20, 2006, Part 1910 of Title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 1910, was amended and new sections were added regarding property tax appeals.

State agencies must post rules regarding ADA grievance procedures

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
The Illinois Department of Public Health (Department) has added new sections to Part 1700 of Title 4, 4 Ill Adm Code 1700. 

2006 employer unemployment contribution rates released

March
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 118
Effective January 1, 2006, the Department of Employment Security has issued new rates for employers making unemployment contributions.

Illinois Military Relief Fund grants extended to single service members

March
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 118
Reflecting a change in eligibility requirements for grants by the Department of Military Affairs from the Illinois Military Relief Fund, Part 200 of Title 95 has been amended.

New assessment structure for qualified SECA charitable organizations

March
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 118
Effective December 7, 2005, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services amended Part 2650 of Title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 2650. 

New sales definitions for small retail and wholesale businesses

March
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 118
The Department of Central Management Services has revised Part 1 of Subtitle A, Chapter I to Title 44. The new amendments, which expand sales limits for "small" vendors and wholesalers and allow for a greater number of small businesses to participate in the state's Small Business Set-Aside Program, went into effect December 22, 2005.

New sections added and amendments made regarding motions and appeals to the Property Tax Appeal Board

March
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 118
The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board has amended Part 1910 of Title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 1910. The Board has added new sections and amended the Part with regard to motions, notice and consolidation of appeals. 

Changes made to assist in implementing a computer-based CPA exam

February
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
The Illinois Board of Examiners recently amended and added a new section to Part 1400 of Title 23, 23 Ill Adm Code 1400.

Information requirements for UCC forms updated

February
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
Effective November 28, 2005, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended Part 180 of Title 14, 14 Ill Adm Code 180. 

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