Illinois (ECWd) -
Update: Copy of the proposed Rules (click here and start on page 8)
The JOINT COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES has the power to stop the Administrative Rules being proposed which would permit police, state, and local health department to mandate "training, warnings, and fines up to $2500" for business owners who violate the Governor's orders.
According to the August 11, 2020, JCAR meeting agenda:
"If members of the public wish to express their views with respect to a proposed rule, they should submit written comments to the Office of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules at the following address: Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, 700 Stratton Office Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706".
Considering the current proposal tramples our Constitutional rights and will cause irreparable devastation to the lives of many, and further destruction of our economy, we urge people to take action and submit a written comment urging the JCAR to refrain from implementing any new rules related to the governor's latest "guidelines."
#43 on the Agenda: Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (or Local CURE) Support Program (14 Ill. Adm. Code 700).
JCAR did not provide any proposed changes for us to review as they did with others under consideration, so we can only "assume" any proposed emergency changes will support yesterday's message from the governor which would subject businesses to training, warnings, fines, and criminal charges, for what their customer do, or do not do, in relation to social distancing and wearing face coverings.
Rather than mailing the submission, send them the submission by email at the following email addresses.
We urge everyone to read this article in its entirety and watch the clip of Governor Pritzker telling us what rules he wants made to enforce restrictions on the people of this great state.
The subject of those written submissions needs to reflect the following:
#43 on the Agenda: Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (or Local CURE) Support Program (14 Ill. Adm. Code 700)
We urge all who submit a written comment to be professional and factual with their submission and outline clearly and distinctively how this proposed rule will impact themselves, local businesses, municipalities, and the state as a whole.
Again, we urge the public to stand up and be heard on this new rule that can criminalize business owners, including license revocations, for something their customers do.