(215 ILCS 5/401) (from Ch. 73, par. 1013)
    Sec. 401. General powers of the director. The Director is charged with the rights, powers and duties appertaining to the enforcement and execution of all the insurance laws of this State. He shall have the power
        (a) to make reasonable rules and regulations as may
    
be necessary for making effective such laws;
        (b) to conduct such investigations as may be
    
necessary to determine whether any person has violated any provision of such insurance laws;
        (c) to conduct such examinations, investigations and
    
hearings in addition to those specifically provided for, as may be necessary and proper for the efficient administration of the insurance laws of this State; and
        (d) to institute such actions or other lawful
    
proceedings as he may deem necessary for the enforcement of the Illinois Insurance Code or of any Order or action made or taken by him under this Code. The Attorney General, upon request of the Director, may proceed in the courts of this State to enforce an Order or decision in any court proceeding or in any administrative proceeding before the Director.
    Whenever the Director is authorized or required by law to consider some aspect of criminal history record information for the purpose of carrying out his statutory powers and responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant to positive identification, such information contained in State files as is necessary to meet the requirements of such authorization or statutes.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)