The Office of the Treasurer wholesale repealed previous rules on abandoned property in response to the General Assembly's passage of the Uniform Law Commission's legislation titled "Revised Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act," effective in 2018. The state treasurer adopted new rules (74 Ill. Adm. 17121 (effective March 25, 2019)) drawing heavily on the new legislation.
Following the previous administration's signing of legislation expanding the availability of abortion services in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has implemented changes to its rules reflecting the law's development (89 Ill. Adm. Code 140 (effective March 25, 2019)).
The Department of Public Health adopted a new part titled “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Code” (77 IAC 973; 42 Ill. Reg. 19510 (effective May 23, 2019)) to implement the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Act (410 ILCS 406).
The School Code has been amended to create an Emotional Intelligence and Social and Emotional Learning Task Force. The task force is created to develop curriculum, create assessment guidelines, and establish best practices on emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning.
The Department of Public Health adopted amendments to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Code replacing emergency rules that were effective Jan. 1, 2019 (77 Ill. Adm. Code 545 (effective April 17, 2019)).
On Aug. 14, 2019, the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois held a community college was not an arm of the “State,” but rather a “person” subject to potential liability to the State of Illinois under the False Claims Act.
The Illinois General Assembly amended the State Property Control Act to allow for the boards of trustees of Illinois institutions of higher education to dispose of surplus institutional real estate subject to certain conditions.