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Public Act 099-0370





Public Act 099-0370
HB3887 EnrolledLRB099 08887 JLK 29059 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 Business Assistance and Regulatory Reform
Act is amended by adding Section 20 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 608/20 new)
    Sec. 20. Review of rules and regulations; reporting.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Small business" means a corporation or a concern,
including its affiliates, that is independently owned and
operated, not dominant in its field, and employs fewer than 50
full-time employees or has gross annual sales of less than
$4,000,000. For purposes of a specific rule, an agency may
define small business to include employment of 50 or more
persons if it finds that such a definition is necessary to
adapt the rule to the needs and problems of small businesses
and organizations.
    "State agencies" means all officers, boards, commissions,
and agencies of the executive branch, including all officers,
departments, boards, commissions, agencies, institutions,
authorities, universities, and bodies politic and corporate
thereof; and administrative units or corporate outgrowths of
the State government which are created by or pursuant to
statute, other than units of local government and their
officers, school districts and boards of election
commissioners; all administrative units and corporate
outgrowths of the above and as may be created by executive
order of the Governor.
    (b) Each State agency shall scrutinize its rules,
administrative regulations, and permitting processes as they
pertain to small businesses in order to identify those rules,
regulations, and processes that are unreasonable, unduly
burdensome, duplicative, or onerous to small businesses. The
goal of this review is for each State agency to:
        (1) recommend changes that will lessen the reporting
    and paper work requirements on small businesses while still
    achieving the intent of the underlying statute;
        (2) eliminate unnecessary or antiquated permit
        (3) consolidate duplicative or overlapping permit
        (4) simplify overly complex or lengthy application
    procedures; and
        (5) expedite time-consuming agency review and approval
    (c) Each State agency must conduct its initial review of
its rules, regulations, and permitting processes under
subsection (b) of this Section within one year of the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, and
every 5 years thereafter. At the conclusion of each review,
each State agency must issue a report containing the results
from its review and any recommendations to the Office of
Business Permits and Regulatory Assistance, the Governor, and
the General Assembly.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016