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(225 ILCS 429/20)
Application for license.
An application for a license to operate as a debt settlement provider in this State shall be made to the Secretary and shall be in writing, under oath, and in the form prescribed by the Secretary.
Each applicant, at the time of making such application, shall pay to the Secretary the required fee as set by rule.
Every applicant shall submit to the Secretary, at the time of the application for a license, a
bond to be approved by the Secretary in which the applicant shall be the obligor, in the sum of $100,000 or an additional amount as required by the Secretary, and in which an insurance company, which is duly authorized by the State of Illinois to transact the business of fidelity and surety insurance, shall be a surety.
The bond shall run to the Secretary for the use of the Department or of any person or persons
who may have a cause of action against the obligor in said bond arising out of any violation of this Act or rules by a debt settlement provider. Such bond shall be conditioned that the obligor must faithfully conform to and abide by the provisions of this Act and of all rules, regulations, and directions lawfully made by the Secretary and pay to the Secretary or to any person or persons any and all money that may become due or owing to the State or to such person or persons, from the obligor under and by virtue of the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1420, eff. 8-3-10.)