(225 ILCS 325/44)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5244)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
Fund; appropriations; investments; audits.
deposited in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation
Fund shall be appropriated to the Department exclusively for expenses of
the Department and the Board in the administration of this Act, the Illinois
Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, the Illinois Architecture Practice
Act, and the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989. The expenses of
the Department under this Act shall be limited to the ordinary and
contingent expenses of the Design Professionals Dedicated Employees within
the Department as established under Section 2105-75 of the
Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-75) and other
expenses related to the
administration and enforcement of this Act.
Moneys from the Fund may also be used for direct and allocable indirect
costs related to the public purposes of the Department of Professional
Regulation. Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect
Cost Fund as authorized by Section 2105-300 of the Department of
Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
Moneys in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation
Fund may be invested and reinvested with all earnings received from
the investments to be deposited in the Design Professionals
Administration and Investigation Fund and used for the same purposes as
fees deposited in the Fund.
All fines and penalties under Section 24, Section 39, Section 42, and Section
43 shall be
deposited in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund.
Upon the completion of any audit of the Department as prescribed by
the Illinois State Auditing Act that audit includes an audit of the
Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund, the
Department shall make the audit report open to inspection by any
interested person. The copy of the audit report required to be
submitted to the Department by this Section is in addition to copies of
audit reports required to be submitted to other State officers and
agencies by Section 3-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-91, eff. 1-1-00; 91-92, eff. 1-1-00; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00;
92-16, eff. 6-28-01