Amendments were adopted to the Access to Local Records of the Department of Human Rights modifying the Department of Human Rights' regulations regarding the cost for on-site training conducted by the Department's Training Institute.
Relying on precedent and its assessment of legislative intent, the court held that the phrase "catastrophic injury" in section 10(a) of the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act ("Benefits Act"), 820 ILCS 320/10(a), is not synonymous with an injury resulting in an occupational disease disability pension under section 4-110.1 of the Pension Code.
Prior to recent amendments, only the Director of Physical Services of the Office of the Secretary of State had authority to act in administrative matters concerning public use of the Capitol Complex in Springfield.
The Department has adopted amendments to its regulations concerning the state employees' pay plan to reflect a memorandum of understanding entered into by the Department and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 700.
Park employee service annuity contributions will increase from 6.5% of the employee's salary to 8% beginning January 1, 2015. The contribution rate will further increase to 9% beginning January 1, 2017, and 10% on January 1, 2019.
Going forward, any new benefit increases to Article 12 (park employees' and retirement board employees' annuity and benefit fund) must identify and provide enough additional payments to the fund to cover any increase in cost to the fund that the new benefit creates.
Beginning in 2015 and continuing through 2016, employee contributions to the park employee pension fund will increase from 1.10 to 1.70 times the amount of employee contributions during the previous 12-month fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.
The Criminal Code of 2012, which previously criminalized threatening public officials, has been amended to specifically include threats made to a human service provider (or to a member of their immediate family).
Illinois lawmakers have amended the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 to expand the state employee benefits program to cover medically necessary physical therapy and occupational therapy. 5 ILCS 375/6.11A.
The Illinois General Assembly amended the Public Employee Disability Act to allow the state to seek reimbursement of the benefits it must pay to an injured state worker when a third party is responsible for the employee's disability. 5/ILCS 345/1.