May 20, 2020

Special Announcement on JCAR Meeting 

JCAR action no longer necessary on Governor Pritzker's Emergency Rulemaking
The Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) met today to review different administrative rules across state government and provide guidance on these rulings.

JCAR also planned to consider Governor Pritzker's latest emergency rule which modified the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) rules so that business owners could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for violating the state's stay at home order. 

Just moments ago, JCAR decided that no action was necessary on the governor's emergency rule. This was after the Administration announced it would withdraw the latest emergency rule after it had drawn widespread bi-partisan criticism.

However, sources say there may be legislation starting in the Senate that would make a violation of the Executive Orders a civil penalty.

Reopening Illinois
The Chamber expects our reopening plan to be introduced as legislation today in the Senate by Leader Brady (R-Bloomington). Stay tuned to this evening's Rail Report for more information on the plan and proposed legislation. 

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2020 Government Affairs Report | Clark Kaericher, Editor