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Public Act 102-0435


 

Public Act 0435 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0435
 
HB2454 EnrolledLRB102 13028 AWJ 18371 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
5-1186 as follows:
 
    (55 ILCS 5/5-1186 new)
    Sec. 5-1186. COVID-19 business relief; waiver of business
fees, costs, and licensing. Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, a county board or board of county
commissioners may, by resolution, waive or provide credit for
any application or permit costs, fees or other licensing or
registration costs for businesses, including, but not limited
to, professional or business licensing, liquor licenses,
construction, insurance, sales, builders, contractors, food
service, delivery, repair, consultation, legal services,
accounting, transportation, manufacturing, technology,
assembly, tourism, entertainment, or any business, industry,
or service the county is permitted by law to regulate or
license.
    A waiver of business fees or costs shall be subject to an
application or review process and a demonstration of need
based upon any financial or logistical hardship as a result of
the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Any such waiver or credit shall not be construed to apply
to any of the business and licensing costs of the State or any
of its agencies or departments and is not an exemption from
safety, health, or regulatory requirements or inspections of a
county, municipality, or the State.
 
    Section 10. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
adding Section 11-42-17 as follows:
 
    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-17 new)
    Sec. 11-42-17. COVID-19 business relief; waiver of
business fees, costs, and licensing. Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, the corporate authorities of a municipality
may, by resolution, waive or provide credit for any
application or permit costs, fees or other licensing or
registration costs for businesses, including, but not limited
to, professional or business licensing, liquor licenses,
construction, insurance, sales, builders, contractors, food
service, delivery, repair, consultation, legal services,
accounting, transportation, manufacturing, technology,
assembly, tourism, entertainment, or any business, industry,
or service the municipality is permitted by law to regulate or
license.
    A waiver of business fees or costs shall be subject to an
application or review process and a demonstration of need
based upon any financial or logistical hardship as a result of
the COVID 19 pandemic.
    Any such waiver or credit shall not be construed to apply
to any of the business and licensing costs of the state or any
of its agencies or departments and is not an exemption from
safety, health, or regulatory requirements or inspections of a
county, municipality, or the State.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/20/2021