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Public Act 101-0475


Public Act 0475 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0475
HB2528 EnrolledLRB101 08855 TAE 53944 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Assumed Business Name Act is amended by
adding Section 1a as follows:
    (805 ILCS 405/1a new)
    Sec. 1a. Home-based businesses. A person conducting or
transacting business under an assumed name at his or her
personal residence may list the county clerk, along with the
address of the county clerk, of the county of his or her
personal residence as the default agent for service of process
to meet the publication requirements of this Act if all of the
following conditions are met:
        (1) The person reasonably believes that publishing his
    or her home address would put his or her safety at risk and
    lists the reasons for that belief on the form submitted to
    the county clerk, which shall be kept confidential.
        (2) The form is accompanied by a court order or police
        (3) The person provides the address of his or her
    residence to the county clerk, which shall be kept
    The county clerk has a duty to notify the business when the
county clerk has been served with process on behalf of the
business. The county clerk may charge a nominal fee for
performing this service. The county clerk shall provide a check
box on its form for a confidential address request and room for
the explanation for the request.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020