101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Anna Moeller
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Regulatory Sunrise Review Act. Establishes a system to
investigate and review the necessity of new regulation over a previously
unregulated profession or occupation or the expansion of the scope of
practice thereof. Provides that applicants may submit to the Department of
Financial and Professional Regulation an application for sunrise review for
legislation to regulate a profession or occupation that at the time of
application does not require authorization by any agency of the State to
practice or the expansion of the scope of practice thereof. Provides that
the Department shall establish the Sunrise Review Unit to consider
applications for sunrise review. Specifies actions the Department may take
in the course of considering an application for sunrise review. Provides
that after evaluating the application, the Department shall submit its
final report to the General Assembly. Effective January 1, 2022.
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Regulatory Sunrise Review Act.
Declaration of public policy.
(a) It is hereby declared that the Department of Financial
and Professional Regulation is charged with protecting the
health, safety, and welfare of Illinois residents and that
creation of a Sunrise Review Unit within the Department of
Financial and Professional Regulation to conduct comprehensive
reviews of any proposed legislation to regulate a profession or
occupation or expansion of scope of practice thereof, is
necessary to ensure such legislation will best serve the
(b) It is also declared that, if there is a need to protect
the health, safety, and welfare by way of legislation to
provide for licensure or title protection of an unregulated
profession or occupation or an expansion of scope of practice
thereof, the General Assembly may consider the Sunrise Review
Unit's recommendations as part of its legislative function.
Nothing in this Act shall interfere with the General Assembly
otherwise considering legislation on any regulatory matter.