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If any of the following proposed regulations impact your business, let us know!   Click here 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  or call (800) 252-2923 or (217) 785-8020. 

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The following proposed amendments will impact those seeking contracting opportunities with riverboat casinos:      




The Illinois Gaming Board proposed amendments to Riverboat Gambling (86 IAC 3000; 38 Ill. Reg. 21267) implementing Public Act 98-490.  A new section establishes contracting guidelines for holders of riverboat casino owners’ licenses.  The definitions of minority, minority owned business, female owned business and business owned by a person with a disability from the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and persons with Disabilities Act are also applied to these rules. IGB will set contracting goals for businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities.  Owners licensees must submit their proposed contracting goals by 12/1 of each calendar year and must submit an annual report by 3/31 of each calendar year to IGB.  Owners licensees must make a good faith effort, as defined in the rulemaking, to give consideration to qualified businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities that are located in Illinois.




Bottom Line:  Small businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities may gain increased contracting opportunities with Illinois riverboat casinos as a result of this rulemaking.  For questions or to submit comments, contact Emily Mattison, General Counsel, Illinois Gaming Board at, or call (312) 814-7137.  Click here to submit comments.






The following proposed regulation will impact drycleaners:




The Drycleaners Environmental Response Trust Fund Council of Illinois proposed amendments to General Program (35 IAC 1500; 38 Ill. Reg. 21259) implementing PA 98-327.  The Act and the rulemaking require cancellation notices of DERTFC-issued insurance policies to be sent at least 30 days (currently 10 days) before the effective date of termination if cancellation is due to non-payment of premiums.  Notices must also contain instructions for seeking reinstatement of coverage, information concerning premiums or penalties that must be paid to reinstate coverage, and a copy of the Council’s appeal procedures.  The same contents must also be included in notices of cancellation due to failure to meet underwriting standards; however, the required notice period for these cancellation notices and those for other causes remains 60 days. 




Bottom Line:  The proposed rulemaking requires the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council to provide written notice of cancellation at least 30 days before the cancellation date for non-payment of premium.  The proposed rulemaking also requires the Council to provide instructions on how to seek reinstatement of coverage that has been terminated.  All of these proposed changes are prescribed by PA 98-327.  For questions or to submit comments, contact Patrick Ericksen, Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council of Illinois, at (630) 741-0022.  Click here to submit comments.




The following proposed regulation will impact transportation companies in Illinois:


The Department of Revenue proposed an amendment to Income Tax (86 IAC 100; 38 Ill. Reg. 21758) changing the formula for transportation companies to calculate the amount of their income that is attributable to Illinois and subject to Illinois tax.  For the tax year 2009 and later, the formula for transportation services other than airlines is the sum of all receipts from movement/shipment of persons or goods entirely within Illinois, plus gross receipts from the Illinois portion of interstate movements/shipments, divided by total revenue from all transportation services.  (Prior to 2009, Illinois income was determined by dividing total revenue miles by the number of revenue miles earned in Illinois.)  “Revenue mile” is defined as transporting for one mile any of the following:  one net ton of freight, one passenger, one barrel of oil, 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas, or any other specified quantity of a substance other than oil or gasoline.  Airline revenue does not include flyovers of flights not departing or arriving in Illinois.  For flights originating or ending in Illinois, mileage between the airport and the Illinois border is considered.  For vessels that operate on waters not entirely inside or outside of Illinois, 50% of total miles on that water shall be attributed to Illinois. 



Bottom Line:  The rulemaking provides guidance for transportation companies on the application of the formula they are required to use in apportioning their business income to Illinois.  For questions or to submit comments, contact Paul Caselton at, or call (217) 524-3951. Click here to submit comments.






For more information on anything in this issue of Regulatory and Information Alert, contact Katy Khayyat at or call (217) 785-8020 or (800) 252-2923.  To be removed from this mailing list, please contact Katy Khayyat at or by calling (217) 785-8020 or (800) 252-2923.