(225 ILCS 325/44) (from Ch. 111, par. 5244)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 44. Fund; appropriations; investments; audits. Moneys 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.)