(805 ILCS 5/15.95)
(from Ch. 32, par. 15.95)
Department of Business Services Special Operations Fund.
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
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
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;
Application for authority, $100;
Cumulative report of changes in issued shares or
Report following merger or consolidation, $100;
Certificate of good standing or fact, $20;
All other filings, copies of documents, annual
(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
file number below 5200.
(Source: P.A. 99-620, eff. 1-1-17; 100-186, eff. 7-1-18