(430 ILCS 117/40)
(a) This Act is to be administered by the Department.
The Department and other personnel as the Department
considers necessary must perform the following duties:
(1) Issue manufacturer's licenses and collect fees.
(2) Issue installer's licenses and collect fees.
(b) The Department must serve as a liaison between
the State, mobile home park owners, purchasers of mobile homes,
dealers, manufacturers, and installers. The Department
must receive and investigate complaints related to this Act
for the purpose of obtaining non-binding resolution of
conflicts between park owners, dealers, manufacturers, installers,
and purchasers of mobile homes.
(c) There is created the Manufactured Housing
Quality Assurance Board to consult and advise the Department.
The Board must comprise 9 members as follows: (i) The
Director of the Department, or his or her designee, to serve
as chairman; (ii) 3 residents of mobile home parks who
have lived in mobile homes for at least 5 years; (iii)
the president of a state association of mobile home owners or
his or her representative; (iv) one mobile home park owner
who has owned a mobile home park containing at least 20 sites
for at least 5 years; (v) one licensed dealer; (vi) one
licensed installer; and (vii) one licensed manufacturer. Each
individual described in items (iv), (v), (vi), and (vii) must be an
active member of either the Illinois Manufactured Housing
Association or the Illinois Housing Institute.
(d) Members of the Board are appointed by the
Governor for 3 year terms, except that, of the initial members,
the terms of 3 members expire on December 31 of the
year following the effective date of this Act and the terms of
3 other members expire on December 31 of the second
year following the effective date of this Act. Members serve
until their successors are appointed. Any member appointed to
fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term
for which his predecessor was appointed is appointed for
the remainder of that term. The initial appointments commence
on the effective date of this Act.
(e) The Board must meet at least 3 times each
year. Additional meetings may be called by the Department.
A majority of the members of the Board constitute a
quorum. Each member of the Board must be compensated for
travel expenses incurred in the performance of duties as a member
of the Board in accordance with Section 12-2 of the
State Finance Act.
(f) The Department must promulgate rules to implement this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-410, eff. 1-1-02