(210 ILCS 5/10e)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.10e)
Payment of fines.
All fines shall be paid to the Department
within 10 days of the notice of assessment or, if the fine is contested
under Section 10g of this Act, within 10 days of the receipt of the
Director's final decision, unless the decision is appealed and the order is
stayed by court order under Section 11 of this Act. A fine assessed under
this Act shall be collected by the Department. If the licensee against whom
the fine has been assessed does not comply with a written demand for
payment within 30 days, the Director shall issue an order to do any of the
(a) Certify to the Comptroller, as provided by rule of the Department,
the delinquent fines due and owing from the licensee or any amounts due and
owing as a result of a civil action pursuant to paragraph (c) of this
Section. The purpose of certification shall be to intercept State income
tax refunds and other payments due such licensee in order to satisfy, in
whole or in part, any delinquent fines or amounts recoverable in a civil
action brought pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section. The rule shall
provide for notice to any such licensee or person affected. Any final
administrative decision rendered by the Department with respect to any
certification made pursuant to this paragraph (a) shall be reviewed only
under and in accordance with the Administrative Review Law.
(b) Add the amount of the penalty to the facility's licensing fee. If
the licensee refuses to make the payment at the time of the application for
renewal of its license, the license shall not be renewed.
(c) Bring an action in circuit court to recover the amount of the penalty.
(Source: P.A. 86-1292.)