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Full Text of SB2232  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is
5amended by adding Section 5-45.8 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new)
7    Sec. 5-45.8. Emergency rulemaking; Secretary of State
8emergency powers. To provide for the expeditious and timely
9implementation of the extension provisions of Section 30 of
10the Secretary of State Act, emergency rules implementing the
11extension provisions of Section 30 of the Secretary of State
12Act may be adopted in accordance with Section 5-45 by the
13Secretary of State. The adoption of emergency rules authorized
14by Section 5-45 and this Section is deemed to be necessary for
15the public interest, safety, and welfare.
16    This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.
17    Section 10. The Secretary of State Act is amended by
18changing Section 30 as follows:
19    (15 ILCS 305/30)
20    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2021)
21    Sec. 30. Emergency powers.



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1    (a) In response to the ongoing public health disaster
2caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel severe
3acute respiratory illness that spreads rapidly through
4respiratory transmissions, and the need to regulate the number
5of individuals entering a Secretary of State facility at any
6one time in order to prevent the spread of the disease, the
7Secretary of State is hereby given the authority to adopt
8emergency rulemakings, as provided under subsection (b), and
9to adopt permanent administrative rules extending until no
10later than June 30, 2021, the expiration dates of driver's
11licenses, driving permits, monitoring device driving permits,
12restricted driving permits, identification cards, disabled
13parking placards and decals, and vehicle registrations that
14were issued with expiration dates on or after January 1, 2020.
15If, as of May 1, 2021, there remains in effect a proclamation
16issued by the Governor of the State of Illinois declaring a
17statewide disaster in response to the outbreak of COVID-19,
18the Secretary may further extend such expiration dates until
19no later than December 31, 2021. Upon the Governor of the State
20of Illinois issuing a statewide disaster proclamation based on
21a health pandemic or similar emergency, the Secretary may
22extend for the duration of the proclaimed disaster and for up
23to a period of 120 days beyond the expiration of the disaster
25        (1) the expiration dates of driver's licenses, driving
26    permits, identification cards, disabled parking placards



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1    and decals, and vehicle registrations; and
2        (2) the expiration dates of professional licenses,
3    registrations, certifications and commissions issued by
4    the Secretary, including but not limited to, vehicle
5    dealership licenses, commercial driver training school
6    licenses, and securities, broker and investment adviser
7    registrations.
8    After the initial 120-day extension, the Secretary may
9adopt subsequent 30-day extensions only upon a determination
10that circumstances necessitate additional extensions. The
11Secretary must adopt any subsequent 30-day extension prior to
12the previous lapsing.
13    (a-5) During the period of any extensions implemented
14pursuant to this Section, all driver's licenses, driving
15permits, monitoring device driving permits, restricted driving
16permits, identification cards, disabled parking placards and
17decals, and vehicle registrations shall be subject to any
18terms and conditions under which the original document was
20    (b) To provide for the expeditious and timely
21implementation of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
22Assembly, any emergency rules to implement the extension
23provisions of this Section must be adopted by the Secretary of
24State, subject to the provisions of Section 5-45 of the
25Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Any such rule shall:
26        (1) (blank); identify the disaster proclamation



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1    authorizing the rulemaking;
2        (2) set forth the expirations being extended (for
3    example, "this extension shall apply to all driver's
4    licenses, driving permits, monitoring device driving
5    permits, restricted driving permits, identification cards,
6    disabled parking placards and decals, and vehicle
7    registrations expiring on [date] through [date]"); and
8        (3) set forth the date on which the extension period
9    becomes effective, and the date on which the extension
10    will terminate if not extended by subsequent emergency
11    rulemaking.
12    (c) Where the renewal of any driver's license, driving
13permit, monitoring device driving permit, restricted driving
14permit, identification card, disabled parking placard or
15decal, or vehicle registration, or professional license,
16registration, certification or commission has been extended
17pursuant to this Section, it shall be renewed during the
18period of an extension. Any such renewal shall be from the
19original expiration date and shall be subject to the full fee
20which would have been due had the renewal been issued based on
21the original expiration date, except that no late filing fees
22or penalties shall be imposed.
23    (d) All law enforcement agencies in the State of Illinois
24and all State and local governmental entities shall recognize
25the validity of, and give full legal force to, extensions
26granted pursuant to this Section.



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1    (e) Upon the request of any person or entity whose
2driver's license, driving permit, monitoring device driving
3permit, restricted driving permit, identification card,
4disabled parking placard or decal, or vehicle registration, or
5professional license, registration, certification or
6commission has been subject to an extension under this
7Section, the Secretary shall issue a statement verifying the
8extension was issued pursuant to Illinois law, and requesting
9any foreign jurisdiction to honor the extension.
10    (f) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022 June 30,
12(Source: P.A. 101-640, eff. 6-12-20.)
13    Section 15. The Illinois Library System Act is amended by
14changing Sections 8.1 and 8.4 as follows:
15    (75 ILCS 10/8.1)  (from Ch. 81, par. 118.1)
16    Sec. 8.1. The State Librarian shall make grants annually
17under this Section to all qualified public libraries in the
18State from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Such
19grants shall be in the amount of up to $1.475 $1.25 per capita
20for the population of the area served by the respective public
21library and, in addition, the amount of up to $0.19 per capita
22to libraries serving populations over 500,000 under the
23Illinois Major Urban Library Program. If the moneys
24appropriated for grants under this Section fail to meet the



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1$1.475 $1.25 and the $0.19 per capita amounts above, the
2funding shall be decreased pro rata so that qualifying public
3libraries receive the same amount per capita. If the moneys
4appropriated for grants under this Section exceed the $1.475
5$1.25 and the $0.19 per capita amounts above, the funding
6shall be increased pro rata so that qualifying public
7libraries receive the same amount per capita.
8    To be eligible for grants under this Section, a public
9library must:
10        (1) Provide, as determined by the State Librarian,
11    library services which either meet or show progress toward
12    meeting the Illinois library standards, as most recently
13    adopted by the Illinois Library Association.
14        (2) Be a public library for which is levied a tax for
15    library purposes at a rate not less than .13% or a county
16    library for which is levied a tax for library purposes at a
17    rate not less than .07%. If a library is subject to the
18    Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax
19    Code and its tax levy for library purposes has been
20    lowered to a rate of less than .13%, this requirement will
21    be waived if the library qualified for this grant in the
22    previous year and if the tax levied for library purposes
23    in the current year produces tax revenue for library
24    purposes that is an increase over the previous year's
25    extension of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer
26    Price Index, whichever is less. Beginning in State Fiscal



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1    Year 2012, the eligibility requirement in this subsection
2    shall be waived if a library's tax levy for library
3    purposes has been lowered to a rate of less than 0.13%, and
4    the State Librarian determines that the library (i)
5    continues to meet the requirements of item (1) of this
6    Section and (ii) received a grant under this Section in
7    the previous fiscal year.
8    Any other language in this Section to the contrary
9notwithstanding, grants under this Section 8.1 shall be made
10only upon application of the public library concerned, which
11applications shall be entirely voluntary and within the sole
12discretion of the public library concerned.
13    In order to be eligible for a grant under this Section, the
14corporate authorities, in lieu of a tax levy at a particular
15rate, may provide funds from other sources, an amount
16equivalent to the amount to be produced by that levy.
17(Source: P.A. 99-186, eff. 7-29-15; 99-619, eff. 7-22-16.)
18    (75 ILCS 10/8.4)  (from Ch. 81, par. 118.4)
19    Sec. 8.4. School library grants. Beginning July 1, 1989,
20the State Librarian shall make grants annually under this
21Section to all school districts in the State for the
22establishment and operation of qualified school libraries, or
23the additional support of existing qualified school libraries,
24from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Such grants
25shall be in the amount of $0.885 $0.75 per student as



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1determined by the official enrollment as of the previous
2September 30 of the respective school having a qualified
3school library. If the moneys appropriated for grants under
4this Section are not sufficient, the State Librarian shall
5reduce the amount of the grants as necessary; in making these
6reductions, the State Librarian shall endeavor to provide each
7school district that has a qualifying school library (i) at
8least the same amount per student as the district received
9under this Section in the preceding fiscal year, and (ii) a
10total grant of at least $850 $750, which, in the event of an
11insufficient appropriation, shall not be reduced to a total
12grant of less than $100.
13    To qualify for grants under this Section, a school library
15        (1) Be an entity which serves the basic information
16    and library needs of the school's employees and students
17    through a bibliographically organized collection of
18    library materials, has at least one employee whose primary
19    duty is to serve as a librarian, and has a collection
20    permanently supported financially, accessible centrally,
21    and occupying identifiable quarters in one principal
22    location.
23        (2) Meet the requirements for membership in a library
24    system under the provisions of this Act.
25        (3) Have applied for membership in the library system
26    of jurisdiction if the system is a multitype library



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1    system under this Act.
2        (4) Provide, as mutually determined by the Illinois
3    State Librarian and the Illinois State Board of Education,
4    library services which either meet or show progress toward
5    meeting the Illinois school library standards as most
6    recently adopted by the Illinois School Library Media
7    Association.
8        (5) Submit a statement certifying that the financial
9    support for the school library or libraries of the
10    applying school district has been maintained undiminished,
11    or if diminished, the percentage of diminution of
12    financial support is no more than the percentage of
13    diminution of the applying school's total financial
14    support for educational and operations purposes since the
15    submission of the last previous application of the school
16    district for the school library per student grant that was
17    funded.
18    Grants under this Section shall be made only upon
19application of the school district for its qualified school
20library or school libraries.
21(Source: P.A. 95-976, eff. 9-22-08.)
22    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.