(215 ILCS 5/445.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1057.1)
    Sec. 445.1. Surplus Line Association of Illinois. There is hereby created a non-profit association to be known as the Surplus Line Association of Illinois. All surplus line producers shall be and must remain individual members of the Association as a condition of their holding a license as a surplus line producer in this State. The Association must perform its functions under the plan of operation established and approved under Section 445.3 and must exercise its powers through a board of directors established under Section 445.2 of this Code. The Association shall be supervised by the Director and is subject to the applicable provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code. The Association shall be authorized and have the duty to:
        (1) receive, record and countersign all surplus line
    
insurance contracts which surplus line producers are required to file with the Association under subsection (5) of Section 445;
        (2) prepare monthly reports for the Director on
    
surplus line insurance procured by its members during the preceding month in such form and providing such information as the Director may prescribe;
        (3) prepare and deliver to the Director and, at the
    
discretion of the Director, to each licensee the reports of surplus line business prescribed in subsection (3) of Section 445;
        (4) assess its members for costs of operations in
    
accordance with a schedule adopted by the Board of Directors of the Association and approved by the Director;
        (5) employ and retain such persons as are necessary
    
to carry out the duties of the Association;
        (6) borrow money as necessary to effect the purposes
    
of the Association;
        (7) enter contracts as necessary to effect the
    
purposes of the Association;
        (8) perform such other acts as will facilitate and
    
encourage compliance by its members with the surplus line law of this State and rules promulgated thereunder; and
        (9) provide such other services to its members as are
    
incidental or related to the purposes of the Association. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as giving the Association any discretionary authority to enforce this Act or to withhold countersignature of insurance contracts which meet the requirements of subsection (5) of Section 445.
(Source: P.A. 98-978, eff. 1-1-15.)