(5 ILCS 100/5-60)
(from Ch. 127, par. 1005-60)
An agency shall submit for publication in
the Illinois Register by January 1 and July 1 of each year a regulatory
agenda to elicit public comments concerning any rule that the agency is
considering proposing but for which no notice of proposed rulemaking activity
has been submitted to the Illinois Register. A regulatory agenda shall consist
of summaries of those rules. Each summary shall, in less than 2,000 words,
contain the following when practicable:
(1) A description of the rule.
(2) The statutory authority the agency is exercising.
(3) A schedule of the dates for any hearings,
meetings, or other opportunities for public participation in the development of the rule.
(4) The date the agency anticipates submitting a
notice of proposed rulemaking activity, if known.
(5) The name, address, and telephone number of the
agency representative who is knowledgeable about the rule, from whom any information may be obtained, and to whom written comments may be submitted concerning the rule.
(6) A statement whether the rule will affect small
businesses, not for profit corporations, or small municipalities as defined in this Act.
(7) Any other information that may serve the public
Nothing in this Section shall preclude an agency from adopting a rule that
has not been summarized in a regulatory agenda or from adopting a rule
different than one summarized in a regulatory agenda if in the agency head's
best judgment it is necessary. If an agency finds that a situation exists that
requires adoption of a rule that was not summarized on either of the 2 most
recent regulatory agendas, it shall state its reasons in writing together with
the facts that form their basis upon filing the notice of proposed rulemaking
with the Secretary of State under Section 5-40. Nothing in this Section shall
require an agency to adopt a rule summarized in a regulatory agenda. The
Secretary of State shall adopt rules necessary for the publication of a
regulatory agenda, including but not limited to standard submission forms and
(Source: P.A. 87-823; 88-667, eff. 9-16-94