(225 ILCS 454/5-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 5-40. Sponsor card; termination indicated by license endorsement; association with new broker.
    (a) The sponsoring broker shall prepare upon forms provided by the Department and deliver to each licensee employed by or associated with the sponsoring broker a sponsor card certifying that the person whose name appears thereon is in fact employed by or associated with the sponsoring broker. The sponsoring broker shall send a duplicate of each sponsor card, along with a valid license or other authorization as provided by rule and the appropriate fee, to the Department within 24 hours of issuance of the sponsor card. It is a violation of this Act for any broker to issue a sponsor card to any licensee or applicant unless the licensee or applicant presents in hand a valid license or other authorization as provided by rule.
    (b) When a licensee terminates his or her employment or association with a sponsoring broker or the employment is terminated by the sponsoring broker, the licensee shall obtain from the sponsoring broker his or her license endorsed by the sponsoring broker indicating the termination. The sponsoring broker shall surrender to the Department a copy of the license of the licensee within 2 days of the termination or shall notify the Department in writing of the termination and explain why a copy of the license is not surrendered. Failure of the sponsoring broker to surrender the license shall subject the sponsoring broker to discipline under Section 20-20 of this Act. The license of any licensee whose association with a sponsoring broker is terminated shall automatically become inoperative immediately upon the termination unless the licensee accepts employment or becomes associated with a new sponsoring broker pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section.
    (c) When a licensee accepts employment or association with a new sponsoring broker, the new sponsoring broker shall send to the Department a duplicate sponsor card, along with the licensee's endorsed license or an affidavit of the licensee of why the endorsed license is not surrendered, and shall pay the appropriate fee prescribed by rule to cover administrative expenses attendant to the changes in the registration of the licensee.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)