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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/18c-1601

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1601)
    Sec. 18c-1601. Deposit of Monies into the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (1) Deposit of Fees, Taxes, and Monies Other Than Criminal Fines. All fees, penalties (other than criminal penalties) or monies collected in settlement of enforcement proceedings, taxes, and other monies collected under this Chapter or which are transferred, appropriated or reimbursed to the Commission for the purpose of administering and enforcing this Chapter, shall be promptly paid into a special fund in the State treasury known as the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (2) Accounting for Monies Received. The Commission shall account separately for the receipt of monies from the following classes:
        (a) motor carriers of property (other than carriers
    
engaged in nonrelocation towing);
        (b) rail carriers; and
        (c) other monies.
    The Commission may account separately with regard to groups of persons within the foregoing classes.
    (3) Deposit of criminal fines. Criminal fines collected under this Chapter from motor carriers of property or persons or entities found to have aided or abetted motor carriers of property or passengers in violation of this Chapter shall be disposed of in accordance with Section 16-105 of this Code. Other criminal fines collected under this Chapter shall be deposited into the Transportation Regulatory Fund in accordance with subsection (1) of this Section.
    (4) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1602

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1602)
    Sec. 18c-1602. Appropriations from the Transportation Regulatory Fund. (1) Appropriation of Monies. Appropriations from the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be separately identified both in the Commission's appropriations request and the Act by which appropriations from the Fund are made.
    (2) Authorization of Staff Positions. Authorized staff positions to be funded with monies appropriated from the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be separately identified in the Commission's appropriations request.
    (3) Appropriations and Authorizations Not Transferable. Appropriations from the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be used only for the administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a. Such appropriations and authorized headcount may be transferred within the Transportation Regulatory Fund, but may not be transferred to any other fund.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1603

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1603) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1603)
    Sec. 18c-1603. Expenditures from the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (1) Authorization of Expenditures from the Fund. Monies deposited in the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be expended only for the administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a. Moneys in the Fund may also be used to administer the Personal Property Storage Act.
    (2) Allocation of Expenses to the Fund.
        (a) Expenses Allocated Entirely to the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund. All expenses of the Transportation Division shall be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund, provided that they were:
            (i) Incurred by and for staff employed within the
        
Transportation Division and accountable, directly or through a program director or staff supervisor, to the Transportation Division manager;
            (ii) Incurred exclusively in the administration
        
and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a; and
            (iii) Authorized by the Transportation Division
        
manager.
        (b) Expenses Partially Allocated to the
    
Transportation Regulatory Fund. A portion of expenses for the following persons and activities may be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund:
            (i) The Executive Director, his deputies and
        
personal assistants, and their clerical support;
            (ii) The legislative liaison activities of the
        
Office of Legislative Affairs, its constituent elements and successors;
            (iii) The activities of the Bureau of Planning
        
and Operations on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, exclusive of the Chief Clerk's office;
            (iv) The payroll expenses of Commissioners'
        
assistants;
            (v) The internal auditor;
            (vi) The in-state travel expenses of the
        
Commissioners to and from the offices of the Commission; and
            (vii) The Public Affairs Group, its constituent
        
elements, and its successors.
        (c) Allocation Methodology for Expenses Other Than
    
Commissioners' Assistants. The portion of total expenses (other than commissioners' assistants' expenses) allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund under paragraph (b) of this subsection shall be the portion of staff time spent exclusively on administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a, as shown by a time study updated at least once each 6 months.
        (d) (Blank).
        (e) Allocation methodology for Commissioners'
    
Assistants Expenses. Five percent of the payroll expenses of commissioners' assistants may be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
        (f) Expenses not allocable to the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund. No expenses shall be allocated to or paid from the Transportation Regulatory Fund except as expressly authorized in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this subsection. In particular, no expenses shall be allocated to the Fund which were incurred by or in relation to the following persons and activities:
            (i) Commissioners' travel, except as otherwise
        
provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subsection;
            (ii) Commissioners' assistants except as
        
otherwise provided in paragraphs (b) and (e) of this subsection;
            (iii) The Policy Analysis and Research Division,
        
its constituent elements and successors;
            (iv) The Chief Clerk's office, its constituent
        
elements and successors;
            (v) The Hearing Examiners Division, its
        
constituent elements and successors, and any hearing examiners or hearings conducted, in whole or in part, outside the Transportation Division;
            (vi) (Blank);
            (vii) The Office of General Counsel, its
        
constituent elements and successors, including but not limited to the Office of Public Utility Counsel and any legal staff in the office of the executive director, but not including the personal assistant serving as staff counsel to the executive director as provided in Section 18c-1204(2) and the Office of Transportation Counsel; and
            (viii) Any other expenses or portion thereof not
        
expressly authorized in this subsection to be allocated to the Fund.
        The constituent elements of the foregoing shall, for
    
purposes of this Section be their constituent elements on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987.
    (3) (Blank).
    (4) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-515, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1604

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1604) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1604)
    Sec. 18c-1604. Annual Report of Expenditures. The Commission shall, within 60 calendar days after the end of the lapse period for each fiscal year, submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report of the following for such fiscal year:
        (1) All monies deposited in the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund, showing the total and subtotals by class as defined in subsection (2) of Section 18c-1601 of this Chapter;
        (2) All expenditures from the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund, showing the total and the sub-totals by class as defined in subsection (2) of Section 18c-1601 of this Chapter;
        (3) A listing and description by function of all
    
staff positions actually funded, in whole or in part, at any time during the fiscal year, from the Transportation Regulatory Fund; and
        (4) The methods used to allocate expenses between the
    
Transportation Regulatory Fund and other funds, and between classes within the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-839, eff. 6-6-06.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW

625 ILCS 5/18c-1701

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1701)
    Sec. 18c-1701. Violations Defined. Each person who fails to comply, in whole or in part, with any provision of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders shall have committed a violation of this Chapter. Likewise, any person who aids or abets another in such failure to comply shall have committed a violation of this Chapter. The agent of a carrier shall not be found to have aided or abetted in violation of this Chapter where the act of the agent was required by this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders. The act or omission of any officer, employee, or agent within the scope of such person's office, employment or agency shall be deemed the act or omission of the business entity; such entity shall be named as the party defendant or respondent and the officer, employee, or agent shall not be held liable. Failure to comply with more than one provision of this Chapter or regulations or orders hereunder shall constitute multiple violations. Each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate violation.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1702

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1702)
    Sec. 18c-1702. Responsibility for Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the Commission and of the State Police and the Secretary of State to conduct investigations, make arrests, and take any other action necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1703

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1703) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1703)
    Sec. 18c-1703. Investigations and Arrests. (1) Enforcement Officers and Investigators. Enforcement officers and investigators appointed by the Commission shall have, and may exercise throughout the state, all the powers of police officers when enforcing provisions of this Chapter, subject to the regulations and orders of the Commission.
    (2) Investigations.
    (a) General Provisions. The Commission, through its employees, shall conduct such investigations as are necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter.
    (b) Examination, Audit and Production of Records. Authorized employees of the Commission shall have the power at any and all times to examine, audit, or demand production of all accounts, books, records, memoranda, and other papers in the possession or control of a license or registration holder, its employees or agents. In addition, every person other than a license or registration holder and every officer, employee or agent of such person shall permit every authorized employee of the Commission, upon administrative subpoena issued by the Chairman or his designee or the Attorney General, to inspect and copy any accounts, books, records, memoranda, letters, checks, vouchers, telegrams, documents, or other papers in its possession or control which the Commission deems necessary to the proper conduct of an investigation to determine whether provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, have been violated.
    (c) Inspection of Equipment and Facilities. Authorized employees of the Commission shall have the power at all times to inspect the equipment, facilities, and other property of the licensee in the possession or control of a carrier or broker, its employees or agents.
    (d) Special Investigations. The Commission may also conduct special investigations as necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter. Where such person is found by the Commission to have violated this Chapter, and where the Commission imposes a sanction for such violation under Section 18c-1704 of this Chapter, the Commission may impose on such person an assessment of reasonable expenses incurred by the Commission in the investigation and subsequent proceeding. Such assessment shall not exceed a fee of $100 per work day or $50 per half work day, per employee, for the payroll costs of the Commission staff, plus actual transportation (in accordance with applicable state employee travel expense reimbursement regulations) and all other actual expenses incurred in the special investigation and subsequent proceeding.
    (3) Arrests and Citations. The Commission shall make arrests and issue notices of civil violations where necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter. No rail carrier employee shall be arrested for violation of this Chapter. No person operating a motor vehicle in violation of the licensing or safety provisions of this Chapter shall be permitted to transport property or passengers beyond the point of arrest unless, in the opinion of the officer making the arrest, it is necessary to transport the property or passengers to another location to insure their safety or to preserve or tend cargo carried in the vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1704

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1704) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1704)
    Sec. 18c-1704. Sanctions. Each violation of this Chapter shall subject the violator to the following sanctions, except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Chapter. Sanctions provided for in this Section may be imposed by the Commission only in compliance with the notice and hearing requirements of Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter.
    (1) Criminal Misdemeanor Penalties. Each violation of this Chapter shall constitute a Class C misdemeanor.
    (2) Civil Penalties. The Commission may assess, against any person found by it to have violated this Chapter, a civil penalty not greater than $1,000 nor less than $100 per violation. The penalty assessed by the Commission shall reflect the number and severity of violations found to have been committed. Penalties assessed by the Commission shall be enforced by any court having venue in enforcement cases under this Chapter.
    (3) Cease and Desist Orders. The Commission may, where a person is found after hearing to have violated this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, and justice requires, order the person to cease and desist from further or from any future violations. A cease and desist order may be entered on the Commission's own motion or by agreement between the parties. Orders and agreements under this Section shall be valid and enforceable for the period stated therein, not to exceed 2 years from the date the order or agreement is approved by the Commission, unless the parties stipulate otherwise. Such orders and agreements shall be enforceable in any court of this State having venue and jurisdiction in enforcement actions under this Chapter. Failure to comply with a Commission cease and desist order shall constitute a violation of this Chapter separate and apart from any underlying violations.
    (4) Stipulated Settlements.
        (a) General Provisions. The Commission may accept a
    
reasonable monetary settlement, suspension or revocation of a license or registration, or any other reasonable terms stipulated between the respondent and staff, with or without a finding of violations.
        (b) Presumption of Reasonableness. Such stipulations
    
shall be presumed reasonable. Unless the terms of a stipulation exceed such parameters as the Commission may establish, this presumption is rebuttable only by evidence of record at hearing.
        (c) Parameters. Parameters for settlement shall be
    
based on type of violation; severity, as measured by revenues from unlawful activities; and number of violations. Minimum settlement amounts may be established.
        (d) Orders. Orders suspending proposed settlements
    
shall cite reasons for suspension which are specific to the case. Orders rejecting proposed settlements shall recite the grounds on which the settlements are found to be unreasonable and describe the evidence which supports such findings.
    (5) Injunctive Relief. Any court with jurisdiction and venue for purposes of enforcing this Chapter shall have the power to enjoin any person from committing violations of this Chapter. Suit for penalties shall not be a prerequisite to injunctive relief. No bond shall be required when injunctive relief is granted at the request of the Commission.
    (6) Suspension or Revocation of Licenses and Registrations.
        (a) Availability of Suspension and Revocation as
    
Sanctions. Violation of this Chapter by a motor carrier of property or passengers shall, in addition to other sanctions provided herein, subject the violator to suspension or revocation of any or all Commission licenses and registrations. The Commission may impose the sanctions of suspension and revocation. Where the violation is failure of a motor carrier of property or passengers to have in effect and file proof of continuous insurance coverage in accordance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, the license or registration or both may be suspended by telephonic or telegraphic directive, confirmed by certified or registered mail or personal service, pending final disposition of revocation proceedings.
        (b) Suspension Pending Adjudication. Where the
    
violation is failure of a motor carrier of property to pay a franchise or franchise renewal fee, the license or registration or both may be suspended by certified or registered mail or personally served directive, pending final disposition of revocation proceedings.
        (c) Special Revocation Procedures.
            (i) Notice. The Commission shall serve notice
        
upon all persons who have failed to pay a franchise tax, license fee, or penalty required under the Business Corporation Act of 1983, or who have failed to comply with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, regarding the filing of proof of continuous insurance or bond coverage, the payment of periodic fees, the filing of periodic reports, the payment of civil penalties, or the filing of rates to the full extent of a carrier's authority. The notice shall advise such person of the apparent violations and state that, unless the Commission receives a written request for hearing or extension of time within 30 days from the date the notice is served, the person's license or registration will be revoked by operation of law without further action by the Commission.
            (ii) Extensions of Time. The Commission may grant
        
one extension of time not exceeding 60 days where the extension will not endanger the public.
            (iii) Request for Hearing. If a timely written
        
request for hearing is received, no further action shall be taken until the requirements of Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter have been satisfied.
            (iv) Revocation by Operation of Law. If, at the
        
expiration of the applicable time period, the person has not complied with the pertinent requirements, and a written request for hearing has not been received, the person will be deemed to have waived hearing and the license or registration shall be revoked by operation of law without further action by the Commission as if the Commission has served an order on the date following expiration revoking the license or registration.
    (7) Probation. The Commission may probate the imposition of any of the sanctions set forth in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1705

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1705) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1705)
    Sec. 18c-1705. Expedited Enforcement Procedures. The Commission shall, within 60 days from the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987, implement expedited administrative enforcement procedures.
    (a) Initiation of Administrative Enforcement Proceedings. The Transportation Division Manager or his designee shall have the power to issue, or refuse to issue, a notice or citation instituting an administrative enforcement proceeding.
    (b) Settlement of Enforcement Proceedings by Stipulation.
        (i) Power to Negotiate Settlements. The
    
Transportation Division Manager or his designee shall have the power to negotiate and sign proposed settlements of enforcement proceedings by written stipulation.
        (ii) Review and Acceptance of Stipulations. The
    
Commission shall provide for any appropriate and necessary review of proposed settlements within 30 days after a stipulation is signed by the parties. Unless a stipulation is suspended for review by order of the Commission served within 30 calendar days after it was signed by the parties, it shall be deemed accepted by operation of law. A stipulation which has been suspended for review shall likewise be deemed accepted by operation of law unless it is rejected by order of the Commission served within 45 days after it was suspended. A stipulation which is deemed accepted under this sub-paragraph shall become effective and shall be enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
        (iii) Administrative Appeal of Settlements.
    
Administrative appeal of a stipulation which has been approved by order of the Commission or by operation of law shall be by motion for rehearing or reconsideration in accordance with Section 18c-2110 of this Chapter. The right to administratively appeal a settlement may be waived by written stipulation.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sb 1 Art VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sb 1 Art VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. SERVICE OF NOTICES,
ORDERS AND PROCESS

625 ILCS 5/18c-1801

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1801)
    Sec. 18c-1801. Persons Who May be Served. It shall be the responsibility of each person subject to the licensing or ratemaking provisions of this Chapter to keep on file with the Commission the name of a person upon whom notices, orders, or process in administrative or judicial proceedings under this Chapter may be served, together with a current address within the State of Illinois at which such person may be served. The Commission shall maintain a file of such "agents for service of process." Service of any Commission notice, order, or process on the agent for service of process at the address shown in the file shall be conclusively presumed to be service on the carrier, broker, or other person. If a person fails to make the filing required herein, the person may be served at the most current address in other records of the Commission, or at the address on file with the Secretary of State for service of process, and the same conclusive presumption shall apply.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1802

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1802)
    Sec. 18c-1802. Time of Service. Notices, orders, process and other correspondence of the Commission shall be deemed served at the time they are deposited in the United States mail or delivered to a commercial delivery service or delivered in person by an employee or agent of the Commission. Notices, orders, process and other correspondence shall be deemed served on the Commission at the time of receipt.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 2

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 2 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 2. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE
COMMISSION AND THE COURTS

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
BEFORE THE COMMISSION

625 ILCS 5/18c-2101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2101)
    Sec. 18c-2101. Hearings in household goods carrier licensing cases.
    (1) Hearing required. The Commission shall issue orders in household goods carrier licensing cases only after notice and hearing in accordance with the rules of practice applicable to proceedings under this Chapter.
    (2) Hearing not required. Hearing shall be required in household goods carrier licensing cases, except as provided in Sections 18c-2107 and 18c-4306 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2102)
    Sec. 18c-2102. Hearings in other than household goods carrier authority cases.
    (1) Hearing required. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this Section, and in Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter the Commission shall, in other than household goods carrier authority cases, issue orders granting authority or other relief, prescribing rates, imposing sanctions, or directing that a person take, continue to take, refrain from taking or cease and desist from continuing to take any action, only after notice and hearing in accordance with the rules of practice applicable to proceedings under this Chapter.
    (1.1) Service of notice in a case involving a motor carrier of passengers. In any case involving a motor carrier of passengers, if an airport is a point to be served, in addition to public notice by publication, notice of an application for a license or transfer of a license must be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, on (i) the corporation counsel or chief legal officer of any municipality or other political subdivision operating the airport and (ii) the agent for service of process in Illinois of any motor carrier possessing a license under Section 18c-6201 authorizing all or part of the service for which authority is sought under Section 18c-6201 of this Chapter.
    (2) Hearing not required. Except as otherwise provided in Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter, the Commission may, in other than household goods carrier authority cases, conduct its review and issue orders without hearing, the taking of evidence, or the making of a record where action taken in the order:
        (a) Was not opposed in a timely pleading addressed to
    
the Commission;
        (b) Was opposed in a timely pleading, but such
    
opposition was later withdrawn or the parties in opposition waived further hearing and taking of evidence;
        (c) Was taken on an emergency temporary or interim
    
basis in accordance with Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter; or
        (d) Is interlocutory in nature.
    (3) Section not applicable to household goods carrier authority cases. Nothing in this Section shall have application to any household goods carrier authority case.
(Source: P.A. 94-499, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2103

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2103)
    Sec. 18c-2103. Rules of Practice. (1) General Provisions. The Commission shall adopt General and Special rules of practice to govern administrative proceedings under this Chapter. Such rules shall be designed to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter. Rules of practice heretofore issued by the Commission shall be the rules of practice applicable under this Chapter unless changed, repealed, or supplemented by the Commission.
    (2) Verification of Pleadings. Unless otherwise expressly provided therein, the signature on any pleading, document, or other paper filed with the Commission on which a verification or oath is required under applicable statutes or regulations shall constitute the verification or oath of the signatory and no further verification or oath shall be required. False verification or oath shall be a violation of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2104

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2104)
    Sec. 18c-2104. Rules of Evidence. The rules of evidence which apply in civil cases before the circuit courts of this State shall, except as otherwise provided herein, apply to proceedings before the Commission under this Chapter. Evidence not admissible under the rules of evidence applicable in civil courts may be admitted if it is of a type commonly relied upon by prudent persons in the conduct of their affairs. Objections must be made at hearing to preserve them on appeal. Evidence may be received orally or in writing.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2105

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2105)
    Sec. 18c-2105. Discovery. (1) Discovery Generally. Any party may utilize written interrogatories, depositions, requests for discovery or inspection of documents or property and other discovery tools commonly utilized in civil actions in the circuit courts in the State of Illinois in the manner contemplated by the Code of Civil Procedure and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Illinois; except that discovery must be completed by the 30th day after the party filed its petition for leave to intervene, unless the period of discovery is extended by agreement of the parties or by the Commission. The Chairman or a hearing examiner may, at any time, on his own motion or at the request of a party, issue such rulings denying, limiting, conditioning, or regulating discovery as justice requires, and may supervise all or part of any discovery procedure. Parties to proceedings before the Commission are encouraged to clarify and resolve issues where possible through the use of pre-hearing discovery. However, discovery order should be calculated to lessen the time and expense required to reach an informed resolution of the issues.
    (2) Subpoenas. The Chairman or a hearing examiner may, for good cause, issue a subpoena directing a person to appear and testify, and to produce records, documents, or other papers, at a time and place set forth in the subpoena, in connection with a proceeding before the Commission. Service of the subpoena shall be in the same manner as a subpoena issued by a court. The Commission may, on its own motion or the motion of a person served with a subpoena, quash the subpoena, in whole or in part.
    (3) Appeal from Discovery and Subpoenas. A person served with a discovery request or subpoena may appeal such interlocutory matter to the Commission. Such appeals shall set forth grounds for seeking to quash or limit the scope of the discovery or subpoena, as well as the specific relief sought, and must be filed within 10 days after service of the discovery or subpoena. If discovery is stayed by the Commission, the person served shall be excused from compliance with the discovery order or subpoena until a decision on its appeal is made by the Commission.
    (4) Assessment and Payment of Discovery Costs. The Commission may assess the costs of discovery, including fees for witness attendance and travel, against the party by which discovery was requested. Where a subpoena is issued on the Commission's own motion, fees for witness attendance and travel shall be paid by the Commission on request. Witness fees shall be the same as for a circuit court proceeding. Deposits to insure payment of costs and fees may be required.
    (5) Enforcement of Discovery Procedures. The Commission may, where a person has failed to comply with or permit discovery authorized hereunder, determine any or all issues within the scope of the discovery or subpoena adverse to such person without further evidence. The Commission may, in addition, assess civil penalties under Article VII of Sub-chapter 1 of this Chapter for such violator for contempt and may assess the costs of enforcement, both before the Commission and before the court, against the violator.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2106

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2106)
    Sec. 18c-2106. Standing.
    (1) General Provisions. Each person with an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding before the Commission shall, upon compliance with procedural rules adopted by the Commission for such proceedings, be entitled to appear and participate as a party to the proceeding. The Commission may, in addition, grant leave to appear and participate on such terms as it may prescribe, where to do so would assist the Commission in reaching an informed and just decision in the proceeding.
    (2) Definition of Administratively Cognizable Interest. The following persons or entities shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in proceedings under this Chapter:
        (a) Licensing Proceedings. A person or an entity
    
shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding in which an application for a new, amended, or extended intrastate license is under consideration only if:
            (i) The person possesses a license authorizing
        
all or part of the service for which authority is sought, such license is in good standing, and the person has transported or actively solicited traffic or both within the scope of the application during the 12 month period immediately preceding initiation of the proceeding;
            (ii) The proceeding involves an application for a
        
household goods carrier license and the person is an organization representing employees of a household goods carrier; or
            (iii) The entity is a municipality or other
        
political subdivision operating an airport that is a point to be served for the license under consideration.
        (b) Rate Proceedings. A person shall be deemed to
    
have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding in which new or amended rates are under consideration only if the person is:
            (i) A carrier authorized to transport traffic
        
such as would be subject to or affected by the rates;
            (ii) A shipper or receiver of traffic such as
        
would be subject to or affected by the rates;
            (iii) An association of two or more carriers,
        
acting at the request of and on behalf of one or more carriers authorized to transport traffic such as would be subject to or affected by the rates; or an association of two or more shippers or receivers acting at the request of and on behalf of one or more shippers or receivers of such traffic; or
            (iv) An organization representing employees of a
        
household goods carrier.
        (c) Proceedings to Transfer a License. A person shall
    
be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding to transfer an intrastate license only if the person:
            (i) Has an ownership interest in or control of
        
the license which is the subject of the proceeding;
            (ii) Would, if the proposed transfer is approved,
        
acquire ownership or control of the license which is the subject of the proceeding;
            (iii) Possesses a license authorizing all or part
        
of the service authorized by the license sought to be transferred, such license is in good standing, and the person or entity has transported or actively solicited traffic within the scope of the license sought to be transported during the 12 months period immediately preceding initiation of the proceeding;
            (iv) Would be directly affected by the transfer;
            (v) Is an organization representing employees of
        
a household goods carrier; or
            (vi) Is a municipality or other political
        
subdivision operating an airport that is a point to be served for the license under consideration.
        (d) Complaint and Enforcement Proceedings. A person
    
shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a complaint proceeding if the person:
            (i) Has an ownership interest in or control of
        
the license which is the subject of the proceeding;
            (ii) Would be directly and adversely affected by
        
failure to grant relief sought in the complaint or enforcement action and such adverse effect is contrary to the purposes of this Chapter; or
            (iii) Is an organization representing employees
        
of a household goods carrier of property.
        (e) All Proceedings. Notwithstanding the provisions
    
of subsections (2)(a) through (2)(d) of this Section, a person shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding other than a complaint proceeding if the person:
            (i) Filed the pleading pursuant to which the
        
proceeding was initiated; or
            (ii) Is an organization representing employees of
        
a household goods carrier.
(Source: P.A. 94-499, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2107

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2107)
    Sec. 18c-2107. Orders in household goods carrier authority proceedings.
    (1) Emergency Proceedings Orders. The Commission may, on request, and upon a finding that urgent and immediate public need requires emergency temporary action, issue orders granting emergency temporary relief in household goods carrier authority proceedings. The Commission shall promptly post notice of any such request at a prominent location at the Commission offices in Springfield and Chicago, and where action affecting a specific named person is requested shall promptly notify the person by telephone or telegram. Such orders may be issued without hearing and shall remain in effect pending notice and hearing in accordance with subsection (1) of Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, but shall not remain in effect for a period exceeding 45 days from issuance, and shall not be renewed or extended. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for emergency temporary relief. The filing or granting of a request for an oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any emergency temporary order under this subsection.
    (2) Interim orders. The Commission may, on request, issue interim orders for temporary authority in household goods carrier authority proceedings making temporary disposition of issues in a proceeding after notice and review of verified supporting statements. Such orders shall remain in effect pending final disposition in accordance with Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter unless otherwise provided in the interim order or the interim order is modified or rescinded by the Commission. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for temporary relief. The filing or granting of such a request for an oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any interim order under this subsection. A request for oral hearing on a request for interim relief shall, unless otherwise specified by the party making the request for oral hearing, be construed as a request for oral hearing on the application for permanent relief as well.
    (3) Final Orders. Final orders shall be issued in household goods carrier of property authority proceedings only after an oral hearing.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2108

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2108)
    Sec. 18c-2108. Orders in other than household goods carriers authority and enforcement proceedings.
    (1) Emergency Orders. The Commission may, on request, and upon a finding that urgent and immediate public need requires emergency temporary action, issue orders granting emergency temporary relief in other than household goods carrier authority or enforcement cases. The Commission shall promptly post notice of any such request at a prominent location at the Commission offices in Springfield and Chicago, and where action affecting a specific named person is requested shall promptly notify the person by telephone or telegram. Such orders may be issued without hearing and shall remain in effect pending notice and hearing in accordance with subsection (1) of Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, but shall not remain in effect for a period exceeding 45 days from issuance, and shall not be renewed or extended. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for emergency temporary relief. The filing or granting of such request for oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any emergency temporary order under this subsection.
    (2) Interim Orders. The Commission may, on request, issue interim orders making temporary disposition of issues in a proceeding, other than a household goods carrier authority or enforcement proceeding, after notice and hearing on written submissions. Such orders shall remain in effect pending final disposition in accordance with Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter unless otherwise provided in the interim order or the interim order is modified or rescinded by the Commission. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for temporary relief. The filing or granting of such a request for oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any interim order under this subsection. A request for oral hearing on a request for temporary relief shall, unless otherwise specified by the party making the request for oral hearing, be construed as a request for oral hearing on the application for permanent relief as well.
    (3) Final orders. Any party to a proceeding before the Commission shall be entitled, on timely written request, to an oral hearing prior to issuance of a final order in the proceeding. Where the Commission has issued an interim order and no timely request for oral hearing has been filed or is pending, the Commission may issue a final order without oral hearing, except in household goods carrier authority proceedings.
    (4) Section not applicable to household goods carrier authority proceedings. Nothing in this Section shall have application to any household goods carrier authority proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2109

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2109)
    Sec. 18c-2109. Prompt Final Disposition of Proceedings. The Commission shall consider matters properly before it in the most expeditious manner possible, and in no case shall the final order resolving matters in a proceeding be entered later than the 90th day following the close of oral hearing. Proceedings may be reassigned in order to expedite consideration and disposition.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2110

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2110)
    Sec. 18c-2110. Reconsideration, Rehearing and Reopening of Proceedings. (1) Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration.
    (a) Who May File Motions. Any party of record to an administrative proceeding before the Commission may file a motion administratively appealing the action or inaction of the Commission, Employee Board, or Commission staff.
    (b) Relief Which May Be Sought. A motion may request modification or rescission of a Commission or Employee Board order, or of the action or inaction of the Commission, Employee Board, or Commission staff; the Commission or Employee Board may likewise request such relief
    (c) To Whom Motions May Be Addressed. If the order appealed is a nonfinal order of an Employee Board, the motion may be addressed to the Board or to the Commission; otherwise, the motion must be addressed to the Commission.
    (d) Deadline For Filing Motions. The motion must be filed within 30 days after service of the order, or of the action or inaction appealed, unless the time for filing a motion is extended by the Commission in writing.
    (e) Style and Contents of Motions. The motion must set forth specific grounds for modification or rescission of the order. Appeals from orders issued by the Commission, or from the action or inaction of the Commission shall be styled "motions for rehearing;" appeals from orders of an Employee Board, or from the action or inaction of Employee Board or staff, shall be styled "motions for reconsideration."
    (f) Grant or Denial of Motions. The Commission may grant or deny such motions, in whole or in part. If the Commission grants such a motion a new order shall be issued within 180 days after service of the order granting the motion unless the order granting the motion also disposed of the issues in the proceeding and is therefore a final, appealable order. If the Commission fails to act on any such motion within 45 days after it is filed, or up to 90 days if the period for acting on the motion has been extended by the Commission in writing, the motion shall be deemed to have been denied by operation of law.
    (g) Appeals of Rulings by Hearing Examiners. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, interlocutory appeals of rulings by hearing examiners shall be as provided by the Commission's Rules of Practice; no other appeals of action or inaction by a hearing examiner may be taken.
    (2) Motions to Reopen. The Commission may, at any time after notice to the parties and the public, reopen a proceeding to consider clarification, modification, or rescission of its order. Reopening may be on the Commission's own motion or on the motion of any interested person. Upon a finding of clerical or technical error the Commission may modify or rescind its order in the proceeding. The Commission may not, on reopening, impair the vested rights of any person.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)