(415 ILCS 98/45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 45. Penalties.
    (a) Any thermostat manufacturer that violates any provision of this Act or any rule adopted by the Agency pursuant to this Act, or that fails to perform any duty imposed by this Act shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 per day for each violation. Each violation of this Act shall constitute a separate offense and violation.
    (b) Any thermostat wholesaler, contractor, or other person that violates any provision of this Act, or any rule adopted by the Agency pursuant to this Act, or that fails to perform any duty imposed by this Act shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $500 per day for each violation. Each violation of this Act shall constitute a separate offense and violation.
    (c) The penalties provided for in this Section may be recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the State of Illinois by the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred or by the Attorney General. Any funds collected under this Section in an action in which the Attorney General has prevailed shall be deposited in the Environmental Protection Trust Fund, to be used in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Trust Fund Act.
    (d) There shall be no penalty under this Section for a thermostat manufacturer's failure to achieve the statewide collection goals set forth in Section 25 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1295, eff. 7-26-10.)