(225 ILCS 458/25-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 25-10. Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board; appointment.
    (a) There is hereby created the Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board. The Board shall be composed of 10 persons appointed by the Governor, plus the Coordinator of the Real Estate Appraisal Division. Members shall be appointed to the Board subject to the following conditions:
        (1) All appointed members shall have been residents
    
and citizens of this State for at least 5 years prior to the date of appointment.
        (2) The appointed membership of the Board should
    
reasonably reflect the geographic distribution of the population of the State.
        (3) Four appointed members shall have been actively
    
engaged and currently licensed as State certified general real estate appraisers for a period of not less than 5 years.
        (4) Two appointed members shall have been actively
    
engaged and currently licensed as State certified residential real estate appraisers for a period of not less than 5 years.
        (5) Two appointed members shall hold a valid license
    
as a real estate broker for at least 10 years prior to the date of the appointment, one of whom shall hold a valid State certified general real estate appraiser license issued under this Act or a predecessor Act for a period of at least 5 years prior to the appointment and one of whom shall hold a valid State certified residential real estate appraiser license issued under this Act or a predecessor Act for a period of at least 5 years prior to the appointment.
        (6) One appointed member shall be a representative of
    
a financial institution, as evidenced by his or her employment with a financial institution.
        (7) One appointed member shall represent the
    
interests of the general public. This member or his or her spouse shall not be licensed under this Act nor be employed by or have any interest in an appraisal business, appraisal management company, real estate brokerage business, or a financial institution.
    In making appointments as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection, the Governor shall give due consideration to recommendations by members and organizations representing the profession.
    In making the appointments as provided in paragraph (5) of this subsection, the Governor shall give due consideration to the recommendations by members and organizations representing the real estate industry.
    In making the appointment as provided in paragraph (6) of this subsection, the Governor shall give due consideration to the recommendations by members and organizations representing financial institutions.
    (b) The members' terms shall be for 4 years and expire upon completion of the term. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her cumulative service to the Board to exceed 10 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired portion of the term.
    (c) The Governor may terminate the appointment of a member for cause that, in the opinion of the Governor, reasonably justifies the termination. Cause for termination may include, without limitation, misconduct, incapacity, neglect of duty, or missing 4 Board meetings during any one calendar year.
    (d) A majority of the Board members shall constitute a quorum. A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all of the rights and perform all of the duties of the Board.
    (e) The Board shall meet at least quarterly and may be convened by the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, or 3 members of the Board upon 10 days written notice.
    (f) The Board shall, annually at the first meeting of the fiscal year, elect a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson from its members. The Chairperson shall preside over the meetings and shall coordinate with the Coordinator in developing and distributing an agenda for each meeting. In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall preside over the meeting.
    (g) The Coordinator of the Real Estate Appraisal Division shall serve as a member of the Board without vote.
    (h) The Board shall advise and make recommendations to the Department on the education and experience qualifications of any applicant for initial licensure as a State certified general real estate appraiser or a State certified residential real estate appraiser. The Department shall not make any decisions concerning education or experience qualifications of an applicant for initial licensure as a State certified general real estate appraiser or a State certified residential real estate appraiser without having first received the advice and recommendation of the Board and shall give due consideration to all such advice and recommendations; however, if the Board does not render advice or make a recommendation within a reasonable amount of time, then the Department may render a decision.
    (i) Except as provided in Section 15-17 of this Act, the Board shall hear and make recommendations to the Secretary on disciplinary matters that require a formal evidentiary hearing. The Secretary shall give due consideration to the recommendations of the Board involving discipline and questions involving standards of professional conduct of licensees.
    (j) The Department shall seek and the Board shall provide recommendations to the Department consistent with the provisions of this Act and for the administration and enforcement of all rules adopted pursuant to this Act. The Department shall give due consideration to such recommendations prior to adopting rules.
    (k) The Department shall seek and the Board shall provide recommendations to the Department on the approval of all courses submitted to the Department pursuant to this Act and the rules adopted pursuant to this Act. The Department shall not approve any courses without having first received the recommendation of the Board and shall give due consideration to such recommendations prior to approving and licensing courses; however, if the Board does not make a recommendation within a reasonable amount of time, then the Department may approve courses.
    (l) Each voting member of the Board shall receive a per diem stipend in an amount to be determined by the Secretary. Each member shall be paid his or her necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of his or her duties.
    (m) Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in an action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    (n) If the Department disagrees with any advice or recommendation provided by the Board under this Section to the Secretary or the Department, then notice of such disagreement must be provided to the Board by the Department.
    (o) Upon resolution adopted at any Board meeting, the exercise of any Board function, power, or duty enumerated in this Section or in subsection (d) of Section 15-10 of this Act may be suspended. The exercise of any suspended function, power, or duty of the Board may be reinstated by a resolution adopted at a subsequent Board meeting. Any resolution adopted pursuant to this Section shall take effect immediately.
(Source: P.A. 100-886, eff. 8-14-18.)