(415 ILCS 151/1-50)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any person who violates any provision of this Act is liable for a civil penalty of $7,000 per violation, provided that the penalty for failure to register or pay a fee under this Act shall be double the applicable registration fee.
(b) 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 penalties 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 Protection Trust Fund Act.
(c) The Attorney General or the State's Attorney of a county in which a violation occurs may institute a civil action for an injunction, prohibitory or mandatory, to restrain violations of this Act or to require such actions as may be necessary to address violations of this Act.
(d) A fine imposed by administrative citation pursuant to Section 1-55 of this Act shall be $1,000 per violation, plus any hearing costs incurred by the Illinois Pollution Control Board and the Agency. Such fines shall be made payable to the Environmental Protection Trust Fund to be used in accordance with the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act.
(e) The penalties and injunctions provided in this Act are in addition to any penalties, injunctions, or other relief provided under any other law. Nothing in this Act bars a cause of action by the State for any other penalty, injunction, or other relief provided by any other law.
(f) A knowing violation of subsections (a), (b), or (c) of Section 1-83 of this Act by anyone other than a residential consumer is a petty offense punishable by a fine of $500. A knowing violation of subsections (a), (b), or (c) of Section 1-83 by a residential consumer is a petty offense punishable by a fine of $25 for a first violation; however, a subsequent violation by a residential consumer is a petty offense punishable by a fine of $50.
(g) Any person who knowingly makes a false, fictitious, or fraudulent material statement, orally or in writing, to the Agency, related to or required by this Act or any rule adopted under this Act commits a Class 4 felony, and each such statement or writing shall be considered a separate Class 4 felony. A person who, after being convicted under this subsection (g), violates this subsection (g) a second or subsequent time, commits a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 100-362, eff. 8-25-17; 100-433, eff. 8-25-17.)