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Public Act 100-0186


 

Public Act 0186 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0186
 
HB3514 EnrolledLRB100 07685 JLS 17751 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Public policy. The practice of electronic filing
of documents with the Secretary of State's Office is salutary
and should be encouraged. Electronic filing reduces errors,
saves paper, and saves money. As such, the people of Illinois
and their nonprofits and businesses should not be charged extra
fees to electronically file over and above what they would be
charged if they file in person at the Secretary of State's
Office. During this transition period where the Secretary of
State's Office moves more of its customers to electronic filing
with no extra fee, sufficient funds to operate the Office
should also be ensured.
 
    Section 5. The Secretary of State Act is amended by adding
Section 18 as follows:
 
    (15 ILCS 305/18 new)
    Sec. 18. Electronic Filing Supplemental Deposits into
Department of Business Services Special Operations Fund. When a
submission to the Secretary of State is made electronically,
but does not include a request for expedited services, pursuant
to the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 100th General
Assembly up to $25 for each such transaction under the General
Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 and up to $50 from each
such transaction under the Business Corporation Act of 1983,
the Limited Liability Company Act, or the Uniform Limited
Partnership Act (2001) shall be deposited into the Department
of Business Services Special Operations Fund, and the remainder
of any fee deposited into the General Revenue Fund. However, in
no circumstance may the supplemental deposits provided by this
Section cause the total deposits into the Special Operations
Fund in any fiscal year from electronic submissions under the
Business Corporation Act of 1983, the General Not For Profit
Corporation Act of 1986, the Limited Liability Company Act, the
Uniform Partnership Act (1997), and the Uniform Limited
Partnership Act (2001), whether or not for expedited services,
to exceed $11,326,225. The Secretary of State has the authority
to adopt rules necessary to implement this Section, in
accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
This Section does not apply on or after July 1, 2021.
 
    Section 10. The Business Corporation Act of 1983 is amended
by changing Section 15.95 as follows:
 
    (805 ILCS 5/15.95)  (from Ch. 32, par. 15.95)
    Sec. 15.95. Department of Business Services Special
Operations Fund.
    (a) A special fund in the State treasury known as the
Division of Corporations Special Operations Fund is renamed the
Department of Business Services Special Operations Fund.
Moneys deposited into the Fund shall, subject to appropriation,
be used by the Department of Business Services of the Office of
the Secretary of State, hereinafter "Department", to create and
maintain the capability to perform expedited services in
response to special requests made by the public for same day or
24 hour service. Moneys deposited into the Fund shall be used
for, but not limited to, expenditures for personal services,
retirement, social security, contractual services, equipment,
electronic data processing, and telecommunications.
    (b) On or before August 31 of each year, the balance in the
Fund in excess of $600,000 shall be transferred to the General
Revenue Fund.
    (c) All fees payable to the Secretary of State under this
Section shall be deposited into the Fund. No other fees or
taxes collected under this Act shall be deposited into the
Fund.
    (d) "Expedited services" means services rendered within
the same day, or within 24 hours from the time, the request
therefor is submitted by the filer, law firm, service company,
or messenger physically in person or, at the Secretary of
State's discretion, by electronic means, to the Department's
Springfield Office and includes requests for certified copies,
photocopies, and certificates of good standing or fact made to
the Department's Springfield Office in person or by telephone,
or requests for certificates of good standing or fact made in
person or by telephone to the Department's Chicago Office. A
request submitted by electronic means may not be considered a
request for expedited services solely because of its submission
by electronic means, unless expedited service is requested by
the filer.
    (e) Fees for expedited services shall be as follows:
    Restatement of articles, $200;
    Merger, consolidation or exchange, $200;
    Articles of incorporation, $100;
    Articles of amendment, $100;
    Revocation of dissolution, $100;
    Reinstatement, $100;
    Application for authority, $100;
    Cumulative report of changes in issued shares or paid-in
capital, $100;
    Report following merger or consolidation, $100;
    Certificate of good standing or fact, $20;
    All other filings, copies of documents, annual reports
filed on or after January 1, 1984, and copies of documents of
dissolved or revoked corporations having a file number over
5199, $50.
    (f) Expedited services shall not be available for a
statement of correction, a petition for refund or adjustment,
or a request involving annual reports filed before January 1,
1984 or involving dissolved corporations with a file number
below 5200.
(Source: P.A. 99-620, eff. 1-1-17.)
 
    Section 15. The Limited Liability Company Act is amended by
changing Section 50-50 as follows:
 
    (805 ILCS 180/50-50)
    Sec. 50-50. Department of Business Services Special
Operations Fund.
    (a) A special fund in the State treasury is created and
shall be known as the Department of Business Services Special
Operations Fund. Moneys deposited into the Fund shall, subject
to appropriation, be used by the Department of Business
Services of the Office of the Secretary of State, hereinafter
"Department", to create and maintain the capability to perform
expedited services in response to special requests made by the
public for same-day or 24-hour service. Moneys deposited into
the Fund shall be used for, but not limited to, expenditures
for personal services, retirement, Social Security,
contractual services, equipment, electronic data processing,
and telecommunications.
    (b) The balance in the Fund at the end of any fiscal year
shall not exceed $600,000, and any amount in excess thereof
shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
    (c) All fees payable to the Secretary of State under this
Section shall be deposited into the Fund. No other fees or
charges collected under this Act shall be deposited into the
Fund.
    (d) "Expedited services" means services rendered within
the same day, or within 24 hours from the time, the request
therefor is submitted by the filer, law firm, service company,
or messenger physically in person or, at the Secretary of
State's discretion, by electronic means, to the Department's
Springfield Office and includes requests for certified copies,
photocopies, and certificates of good standing made to the
Department's Springfield Office in person or by telephone, or
requests for certificates of good standing made in person or by
telephone to the Department's Chicago Office. A request
submitted by electronic means may not be considered a request
for expedited services solely because of its submission by
electronic means, unless expedited service is requested by the
filer.
    (e) Fees for expedited services shall be as follows:
    Restated articles of organization, $200;
    Merger or conversion, $200;
    Articles of organization, $100;
    Articles of amendment, $100;
    Reinstatement, $100;
    Application for admission to transact business, $100;
    Certificate of good standing or abstract of computer
record, $20;
    All other filings, copies of documents, annual reports, and
copies of documents of dissolved or revoked limited liability
companies, $50.
(Source: P.A. 92-33, eff. 7-1-01; 93-32, eff. 9-1-03.)
 
    Section 20. The Uniform Partnership Act (1997) is amended
by changing Section 108 as follows:
 
    (805 ILCS 206/108)
    Sec. 108. Fees.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall charge and collect in
accordance with the provisions of this Act and rules
promulgated under its authority:
        (1) fees for filing documents;
        (2) miscellaneous charges; and
        (3) fees for the sale of lists of filings and for
    copies of any documents.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall charge and collect:
        (1) for furnishing a copy or certified copy of any
    document, instrument, or paper relating to a registered
    limited liability partnership, $25;
        (2) for the transfer of information by computer process
    media to any purchaser, fees established by rule;
        (3) for filing a statement of partnership authority,
    $25;
        (4) for filing a statement of denial, $25;
        (5) for filing a statement of dissociation, $25;
        (6) for filing a statement of dissolution, $100;
        (7) for filing a statement of merger, $100;
        (8) for filing a statement of qualification for a
    limited liability partnership organized under the laws of
    this State, $100 for each partner, but in no event shall
    the fee be less than $200 or exceed $5,000;
        (9) for filing a statement of foreign qualification,
    $500;
        (10) for filing a renewal statement for a limited
    liability partnership organized under the laws of this
    State, $100 for each partner, but in no event shall the fee
    be less than $200 or exceed $5,000;
        (11) for filing a renewal statement for a foreign
    limited liability partnership, $300;
        (12) for filing an amendment or cancellation of a
    statement, $25;
        (13) for filing a statement of withdrawal, $100;
        (14) for the purposes of changing the registered agent
    name or registered office, or both, $25;
        (15) for filing an application for reinstatement,
    $200;
        (16) for filing any other document, $25.
    (c) All fees collected pursuant to this Act shall be
deposited into the Division of Corporations Registered Limited
Liability Partnership Fund.
    (d) There is hereby continued in the State treasury a
special fund to be known as the Division of Corporations
Registered Limited Liability Partnership Fund. Moneys
deposited into the Fund shall, subject to appropriation, be
used by the Business Services Division of the Office of the
Secretary of State to administer the responsibilities of the
Secretary of State under this Act. On or before August 31 of
each year, the balance in the Fund in excess of $200,000 shall
be transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
    (e) Filings, including annual reports, made by electronic
means shall be treated as if submitted in person and may not be
charged excess fees as expedited services solely because of
submission by electronic means.
(Source: P.A. 99-620, eff. 1-1-17; 99-933, eff. 1-27-17;
revised 2-2-17.)
 
    Section 25. The Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2001) is
amended by changing Section 1308 as follows:
 
    (805 ILCS 215/1308)
    Sec. 1308. Department of Business Services Special
Operations Fund.
    (a) A special fund in the State Treasury is created and
shall be known as the Department of Business Services Special
Operations Fund. Moneys deposited into the Fund shall, subject
to appropriation, be used by the Department of Business
Services of the Office of the Secretary of State, hereinafter
"Department", to create and maintain the capability to perform
expedited services in response to special requests made by the
public for same day or 24 hour service. Moneys deposited into
the Fund shall be used for, but not limited to, expenditures
for personal services, retirement, Social Security,
contractual services, equipment, electronic data processing,
and telecommunications.
    (b) The balance in the Fund at the end of any fiscal year
shall not exceed $600,000 and any amount in excess thereof
shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
    (c) All fees payable to the Secretary of State under this
Section shall be deposited into the Fund. No other fees or
charges collected under this Act shall be deposited into the
Fund.
    (d) "Expedited services" means services rendered within
the same day, or within 24 hours from the time the request
therefor is submitted by the filer, law firm, service company,
or messenger physically in person or, at the Secretary of
State's discretion, by electronic means, to the Department's
Springfield Office or Chicago Office and includes requests for
certified copies, photocopies, and certificates of existence
or abstracts of computer record made to the Department's
Springfield Office in person or by telephone, or requests for
certificates of existence or abstracts of computer record made
in person or by telephone to the Department's Chicago Office. A
request submitted by electronic means may not be considered a
request for expedited services solely because of its submission
by electronic means, unless expedited service is requested by
the filer.
    (e) Fees for expedited services shall be as follows:
        Merger or conversion, $200;
        Certificate of limited partnership, $100;
        Certificate of amendment, $100;
        Reinstatement, $100;
        Application for admission to transact business, $100;
        Certificate of existence or abstract of computer
    record, $20;
        All other filings, copies of documents, annual renewal
    reports, and copies of documents of canceled limited
    partnerships, $50.
(Source: P.A. 97-839, eff. 7-20-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
2018.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018