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225 ILCS 605/10

    (225 ILCS 605/10) (from Ch. 8, par. 310)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 10. Grounds for discipline. The Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend or revoke a license on any one or more of the following grounds:
        a. material misstatement in the application for
    
original license or in the application for any renewal license under this Act;
        b. a violation of this Act or of any regulations or
    
rules issued pursuant thereto;
        c. aiding or abetting another in the violation of
    
this Act or of any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
        d. allowing one's license under this Act to be used
    
by an unlicensed person;
        e. conviction of any crime an essential element of
    
which is misstatement, fraud or dishonesty or conviction of any felony, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
        f. conviction of a violation of any law of Illinois
    
except minor violations such as traffic violations and violations not related to the disposition of dogs, cats and other animals or any rule or regulation of the Department relating to dogs or cats and sale thereof;
        g. making substantial misrepresentations or false
    
promises of a character likely to influence, persuade or induce in connection with the business of a licensee under this Act;
        h. pursuing a continued course of misrepresentation
    
of or making false promises through advertising, salesman, agents or otherwise in connection with the business of a licensee under this Act;
        i. failure to possess the necessary qualifications or
    
to meet the requirements of the Act for the issuance or holding a license; or
        j. proof that the licensee is guilty of gross
    
negligence, incompetency, or cruelty with regard to animals.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    The Department may order any licensee to cease operation for a period not to exceed 72 hours to correct deficiencies in order to meet licensing requirements.
    If the Department revokes a license under this Act at an administrative hearing, the licensee and any individuals associated with that license shall be prohibited from applying for or obtaining a license under this Act for a minimum of 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 99-310, eff. 1-1-16.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 10. Grounds for discipline. The Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend or revoke a license on any one or more of the following grounds:
        a. material misstatement in the application for
    
original license or in the application for any renewal license under this Act;
        b. a violation of this Act or of any regulations or
    
rules issued pursuant thereto;
        c. aiding or abetting another in the violation of
    
this Act or of any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
        d. allowing one's license under this Act to be used
    
by an unlicensed person;
        e. for licensees, conviction of any crime an
    
essential element of which is misstatement, fraud or dishonesty or conviction of any felony, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust; for applicants, the Department may refuse to issue a license based on a conviction of any felony or a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession if the Department determines in accordance with Section 4 that such conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license is sought;
        f. conviction of a violation of any law of Illinois
    
except minor violations such as traffic violations and violations not related to the disposition of dogs, cats and other animals or any rule or regulation of the Department relating to dogs or cats and sale thereof;
        g. making substantial misrepresentations or false
    
promises of a character likely to influence, persuade or induce in connection with the business of a licensee under this Act;
        h. pursuing a continued course of misrepresentation
    
of or making false promises through advertising, salesman, agents or otherwise in connection with the business of a licensee under this Act;
        i. failure to possess the necessary qualifications or
    
to meet the requirements of the Act for the issuance or holding a license; or
        j. proof that the licensee is guilty of gross
    
negligence, incompetency, or cruelty with regard to animals.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    The Department may order any licensee to cease operation for a period not to exceed 72 hours to correct deficiencies in order to meet licensing requirements.
    If the Department revokes a license under this Act at an administrative hearing, the licensee and any individuals associated with that license shall be prohibited from applying for or obtaining a license under this Act for a minimum of 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 99-310, eff. 1-1-16; 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)