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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 3

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 3 heading)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-1)
    Sec. 1-3-1. As used in the text of this Division 3, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated as follows, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town having power to legislate on the subject matters mentioned in this Code;
    (b) "Regulations" means any published compilation of rules and regulations which have been prepared by nationally recognized technical trade or service associations and shall include specifically, building codes; plumbing codes; electrical wiring codes; fire prevention codes; codes for the slaughtering, processing, and selling of meats and meat products for human consumption; codes for the production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products;
    (c) "Public record" means any municipal, state, or federal statute, rule, or regulation and any ordinance or resolution of the county in which the municipality is located, adopted prior to the exercise by any municipality of the authority to incorporate by reference herein granted; however, this definition shall not include the municipal ordinances, rules or regulations of any municipality except those of the municipality which is exercising the right to incorporate by reference, nor shall this definition include the state laws, rules, or regulations of any state other than the State of Illinois;
    (d) "Published" means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed, or otherwise reproduced.
(Source: P.A. 76-111.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-2)
    Sec. 1-3-2. Adoption by reference; regulations and public records. A municipality may adopt by reference, as criteria for the issuance of construction, reconstruction, alteration, or installation permits, all or part of the provisions of regulations without setting forth those provisions in full if at least one copy of those regulations is filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality and is kept available for public use, inspection, and examination. A municipality may likewise adopt by reference the provisions of public records if at least 3 copies of the public record are filed with and kept on file in the office of the clerk of the municipality as provided for regulations. The filing requirement is not deemed to be complied with unless the required copy of the regulations or copies of the public record are filed with the clerk of the municipality for a period of 30 days before the adoption of the ordinance that incorporates the regulations or public record by reference. Regulations or a public record of a jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois may not be adopted by reference covering any subject matter for which standards are available in any public record of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 89-266, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-2a

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-2a) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-2a)
    Sec. 1-3-2a. Any municipality is authorized to adopt by reference the county subdivision code of the county wherein such municipality is situated, without setting forth the provisions of such code in full, provided that at least 3 copies of such code which is incorporated or adopted by reference are filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality at least 15 days prior to adoption of the ordinance which incorporates such code by reference and there kept available for public use, inspection and examination.
(Source: P.A. 76-105.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-3)
    Sec. 1-3-3. Nothing contained in this Division 3 shall be deemed to relieve any municipality from the requirement of publishing the ordinance in full which adopts such regulations or public record by reference, and all provisions applicable to such publication shall be fully and completely carried out as if no regulations or public record was incorporated therein.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-4)
    Sec. 1-3-4. Nothing contained in this Division 3 shall be deemed to permit the adoption of the penalty clauses by reference which may be established in the regulations or public record which is being incorporated by reference, and such penalty clauses shall be set forth in full in the adopting ordinance and be published along with and in the same manner as the adopting ordinance is required to be published.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-5)
    Sec. 1-3-5. Any amendment which may be made to any regulations or public record incorporated by reference by a municipality hereunder, may be likewise adopted by reference provided that the required number of amended or corrected copies are filed with the clerk of such municipality for inspection, use, and examination by the public. Ordinances adopting amendments by reference shall be required to be published as any other ordinances of the municipality and the requirement as to prior filing before passage shall apply likewise to amendments.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-6)
    Sec. 1-3-6. Any municipality which has heretofore enacted a regulation or public record by reference thereto shall not be required to re-enact such regulation or public record by reason of this Division 3, and all previous incorporations by reference which would have been valid if this Division 3 had then been in effect, are hereby ratified and declared effective, provided, however, that the requisite number of copies are forthwith filed with the clerk of such municipality, if they have not already been so filed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)