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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER IS TAKING ACTION TO STREAMLINE THE STATE’S ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING PROCESS.

 

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM TO EASE THE BACKLOG OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS IN ILLINOIS. SADZI OLIVA, A STATE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE, SAYS THE STATE GETS ABOUT 100 THOUSAND REQUESTS FOR HEARINGS EACH YEAR.

 

 

RIGHT NOW 25 AGENCIES HAVE THEIR OWN HEARING SYSTEM. THIS PILOT PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON CONSOLIDATING THE PROCESS AND IMPROVING TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER TRACK CASES.

 

 

25 DIFFERENT STATE AGENCIES HANDLE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS…AND ABOUT 100 THOUSAND REQUESTS COME IN EACH YEAR. THE BURDENSOME PROCESS HAS CREATED UNREASONABLE WAIT TIMES SAYS GOVERNOR RAUNER.

 

RAUNER SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. THAT WILL INCLUDE EXPLORING THE IDEA OF A CENTRAL PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS, IMPROVING TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER TRACK CASES, AND DEVELOPING UNIFORM RULES FOR THE HEARING PROCESS.

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