CURRENT PROPOSED STATE OF ILLINOIS RULES AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESS
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to submit comments on how the proposed rulemakings will impact your business or industry.
Following are proposed rules of possible interest to small businesses published in the Illinois Register. During the comment period, individuals have an opportunity to express their support or opposition to the rule. To submit comments or to learn more about the proposed rules, contact Katy Khayyat at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Business Information Center via e-mail at Katy.Khayyat@Illinois.gov
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proposed amendments will impact liquor manufacturers, distributors and
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission proposed amendments to
the Part titled The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (11 IAC 100; 38 Ill Reg
19615) concerning sales and returns of alcohol products among manufacturers,
distributors, and retailers. The
rulemaking prohibits manufacturers and distributors from making consignment
sales or conditional sales in which the retailer is not obligated to pay for
the product until it has been sold.
Products delivered or sold to a retailer may not be replaced free of
charge unless there is a bona fide business reason for replacement of a damaged
or defective product. The rulemaking
specifies the conditions under which alcohol products can and cannot be
returned to the distributor or manufacturer due to breakage or damage and lists
acceptable “ordinary and usual” commercial reasons for returning alcohol
products (e.g., errors in delivery, termination of business or franchise, a
change in product composition or formula).
Returns due to overstocking, slow sales or limited or seasonal demand
are specifically excluded from the list of acceptable commercial reasons for
returning an alcohol product.
Line: The proposed rule
prohibits a manufacturer and distributor of alcoholic liquor from conditionally
selling alcoholic liquor on consignment.
In addition, the rule defines bona fide reasons a retailer and
distributor of alcoholic liquor can return alcoholic liquor to the seller. For questions or comments, contact Richard
Haymaker, Liquor Control Commission at (312) 814-1804. Click here to submit comments.
following proposed regulation will impact businesses that have installed
elevators or employ elevator inspectors or repair personnel:
The Elevator Safety Review Board proposed amendments to Illinois
Elevator Safety Rules (41 IAC 1000; 38 Ill. Reg. 19601) updating nationally
recognized safety standards that are incorporated by reference in this
Part. The rulemaking also requires
inspector licensees to be certified by a nationally or internationally
recognized independent organization as having met American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) elevator inspector standards.
Line: The proposed rulemaking updates the
nationally recognized safety standards that are incorporated by reference in
the Elevator Safety Rules. Section 35 of
the Act gives the Elevator Safety Review Board one year to adopt or amend and
adopt updated national safety codes cited in the statute. The national safety standards being updated
at this time were adopted by the Elevator Safety Review Board in the summer of
2014. This rulemaking will also make
minor updates to the language in Section 1000.80 to conform the language in
that Section t amendments to the Act made by PA 98-1090 (effective August 26,
2014). Finally, the rulemaking updates
cross references to the applicable hearing rules. For questions or comments, contact Bob
Capuani, Elevator Safety Division, Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal at
or call (312) 814-8734. Click here to submit comments.
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