Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Illinois Secretary of State

Secretary of State authorized to extend licenses during pandemic

August
2020
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The General Assembly amended the Secretary of State Act to allow the Illinois secretary of state to extend the expiration date of various state licenses and registrations, including driver’s and professional licenses.

Citations updated for cannabis-related offenses

March
2020
Illinois Law Update
Page 20
The Secretary of State has updated the offense code table after the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois.

New act increases number of state contracts given to minority-owned businesses

November
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Secretary of State (SOS) adopted an amendment to SOS Standard Procurement, set to sunset on June 30, 2020, implementing Public Act 100-801, which adjusts the aspirational goal of awarding at least 20 percent of the dollar value of state contracts to businesses owned by minorities, women, or persons with disabilities.

Funds made available for federal census participation and immigrant services

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
New rules from the Illinois Secretary of State establish a selection process for the $1.5 million that was earmarked by the General Assembly to encourage the participation of Illinois residents in the upcoming federal census (89 Ill. Adm. Code 1500 (effective Feb. 22, 2019)).

Lobbyist organizations required to have written sexual-harassment policies

March
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 20
The Illinois Secretary of State implemented new rules creating sexual-harassment and enforcement standards for lobbyists in Illinois (2 Ill. Adm. Code 560 (effective Dec. 20, 2018)).

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