(625 ILCS 5/18c-4201)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4201)
(1) Scope of Section.
The provisions of this Chapter relating to household goods carrier
licensing apply to applications:
(a) For a license authorizing a carrier to operate as
an intrastate household goods carrier;
(b) To transfer a certificate, permit, or license or
to change the name on a certificate, permit, or license; and
(c) To convert household goods contract carrier
authority to household goods common carrier authority.
(2) Form and content of household goods carrier licensing applications.
Household goods carrier licensing
shall be on such forms and contain such
information as may be prescribed by
the Commission, be verified under oath, and shall be
accompanied by the required filing fee.
(3) Public notice of applications.
(a) Review of applications prior to publication. The
Commission may provide for preliminary review of each application to determine if it is complete, if it gives adequate notice, and if the authority requested is unenforceably vague or otherwise contrary to the provisions of this Chapter.
(b) Authorization to submit application for
publication. If the Commission determines after review that the application is defective in any respect, it shall promptly notify the applicant. No application shall be submitted to the official newspaper for publication until after it has been approved for publication, if the Commission has provided for preliminary review. If the Commission does not find that the application is defective, or if it finds that any defects have been removed by amendment, the applicant shall be permitted to submit the application to the official newspaper for publication. The Commission shall complete its review and notify the applicant within 15 days after filing of the application.
(c) Additional notice prescribed by the Commission.
The Commission may direct applicant to give such further notice in connection with its application as the Commission deems necessary. The Commission may, itself, give such additional notice as it deems necessary.
(4) Hearing on licensing applications.
(a) Participation at hearing. Any person having
standing to participate under this Chapter may appear and participate in a hearing before the Commission to the extent of its standing, provided that the person has complied with Commission regulations concerning the filing of petitions for leave to intervene and like pleadings. Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed within 15 days after publication, unless the Commission provides for filing at a later date. The Commission may permit additional persons to appear and participate, on such terms as the Commission shall prescribe, where such participation is deemed necessary to an informed and just resolution of the issues in the proceeding.
(b) Setting, notice, and hearing. Notwithstanding any
contrary provisions in Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, a hearing shall be held on each licensing application to determine that the requirements of this Chapter have been satisfied, except as otherwise provided in Section 18c-4306 of this Chapter. The Commission shall set the hearing at a time not less than 15 days after publication in the official newspaper. The Commission shall serve notice of hearing on each party of record.
(c) Issuance of orders after hearing. The Commission
may issue summary orders in cases where the licensing application was not opposed in a timely pleading addressed to the Commission, or was opposed in a timely pleading but such opposition was later withdrawn or the parties in opposition waived all right to other than a summary order. Summary orders shall be issued within 10 days after the close of oral hearing or such other period as the Commission may prescribe. Where a party requests, in a properly filed motion for reconsideration or rehearing, a detailed statement of findings and conclusions, the Commission shall vacate the summary order and issue a new order in accordance with Sub-chapters 1 and 2 of this Chapter. Otherwise, orders shall be issued in accordance with provisions of Sub-chapters 1 and 2 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 97-595, eff. 8-26-11.)