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Comparing the Publication of Illinois Statutes and Regulations

Prepared by Diane Murley, SIU Law Library — Fall 2006

SUBJECT-ARRANGED PUBLICATION

 

STATUTES:
Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS)

REGULATIONS:
Illinois Administrative Code (IAC)

Scope?

Illinois statutes currently in force

Illinois regulations currently in force

Format?

67 chapters (covering general topics) numbered from Ch. 5 to Ch. 820; subdivided by act and section — CITE by chapter, section, & year of code; e.g., 765 ILCS 710/1 (2004)

33 non-consecutively numbered titles (covering general topics, may have regulations from more than 1 agency); subdivided by chapters, parts, and sections — CITE by title, part or section, & year of code; e.g., Ill. Admin. Code tit. 56, § 5210.40 (2006) or Ill. Admin. Code tit. 56, pt. 5210 (2006)

Annotations?

Print: West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (West) or Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (LexisNexis)

Online: Illinois Statutes–Annotated (IL-ST-ANN) on Westlaw or Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated on LexisNexis

Westlaw: KeyCite the section of the Illinois Administrative Code

LexisNexis: search Illinois case source (such as IL State Cases, Combined) using IAC § as search term (may combine with other terms to narrow the search)

Frequency of publication?

ILCS published every 2 years; individual volumes of West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (West) and Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (LexisNexis) republished as needed

looseleaf set; new pages are filed at the end of each rule

Updating of print format?

ILCS updated with annual softcover supplements in odd-numbered years; West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (West) and Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (LexisNexis) updated with pocket parts, supplementary pamphlets, and legislative services

updated monthly with amendments filed at the end of each rule; to further update, use cumulative Sections Affected Index for Illinois Register & each Ill. Reg. issue after last quarterly Sections Affected Index

Westlaw?

Current Databases: Illinois Statutes–Annotated (IL-ST-ANN) or Westlaw: Illinois Statutes–Unannotated (IL-ST)

Archives: prior versions available in IL-STANN06, etc., back to IL-STANN88

Current Database: Illinois Administrative Code (IL-ADC)

Archives: prior versions available in IL-ADC05, etc., back to IL-ADC02

LexisNexis?

Current Source: Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated

Archives: IL - Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated Archive from 1992. Also available in IL - Code of Illinois, 2004, back to IL - Code of Illinois, 1992.

LexisNexis also has a IL - Illinois Revised Statutes Conversion Table.

Current Source: IL - Illinois Administrative Code

Archives: IL - Illinois Administrative Code 2005 Archive or 2004 Archive

Free Website?

Ill. General Assembly: Illinois Compiled Statutes, http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

Ill. Joint Committee on Administrative Rules: Illinois Administrative Code, http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/titles.html

CHRONOLOGICAL PUBLICATION

 

STATUTES:
Laws of the State of Illinois / Illinois Legislative Service (West) / Illinois Advance Legislative Service (LexisNexis)

REGULATIONS:
Illinois Register

Scope?

Newly enacted Illinois legislation

Proposed and adopted rules; notices by Illinois agencies and by JCAR, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; executive orders & proclamations by the governor

Frequency of publication?

Laws of the State of Illinois published annually; Illinois Legislative Service (West) / Illinois Advance Legislative Service (LexisNexis) published periodically as needed during session of Illinois General Assembly

weekly, in both print and electronic (on Ill. Secretary of State website) versions

Format?

numerically arranged by public act number (i.e., Pub. Act No. 94–559, No. 94–560, No. 94–561, etc.)

paginated continuously through each volume — CITE by vol., page, and exact date; i.e., 30 Ill. Reg. 6368 (April 14, 2006)

Westlaw?

Current: Illinois Legislative Service (IL-LEGIS)

Archives: Illinois Legislative Service (IL-LEGIS-OLD) [1988–2005]

Database: Illinois Administrative Register (IL-ADR) (July 14, 1995–present)

LexisNexis?

Current: IL - Illinois Advance Legislative Service

Archives: IL - Illinois Advance Legislative Service [1989–2005]

Source: IL - Illinois Register (January 5, 1996–present)

Free Website?

Ill. General Assembly: Public Acts (for current General Assembly), http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/

Ill. General Assembly, Public Acts (Previous General Assemblies, 1997–2004), http://www.ilga.gov/previousga.asp

Ill. Secretary of State: Archived Issues of the Illinois Register, http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/register/

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