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Public Act 099-0134





Public Act 099-0134
SB0659 EnrolledLRB099 05219 MGM 25253 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 605-1007 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 605/605-1007 new)
    Sec. 605-1007. New business permitting portal.
    (a) By July 1, 2017, the Department shall create and
maintain a website to help persons wishing to create new
businesses or relocate businesses to Illinois. The Department
shall consult with at least one organization representing small
businesses in this State while creating the website.
    (b) The website shall include:
        (1) an estimate of license and permitting fees for
    different businesses;
        (2) State government application forms for business
    licensing or registration;
        (3) hyperlinks to websites of the responsible agency or
    organization responsible for accepting the application;
        (4) contact information for any local government
    permitting agencies that may be relevant.
    (c) The Department shall contact all agencies to obtain
business forms and other information for this website. Those
agencies shall respond to the Department before July 1, 2016.
    (d) The website shall also include some mechanism for the
potential business owner to request more information from the
Department that may be helpful in starting the business,
including, but not limited to, State-based incentives that the
business owner may qualify for when starting or relocating a
    (e) The Department shall update the website at least once a
year before July 1. The Department shall request that other
State agencies report any changes in applicable application
forms to the Department by June 1 of every year after 2016.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016