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(20 ILCS 1205/) Financial Institutions Code.

20 ILCS 1205/1

    (20 ILCS 1205/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 101)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and shall be cited as the "Financial Institutions Code."
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/2

    (20 ILCS 1205/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 102)
    Sec. 2. The purpose of the Financial Institutions Code is to provide under the Governor for the orderly administration and enforcement of laws relating to financial institutions.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/4

    (20 ILCS 1205/4) (from Ch. 17, par. 104)
    Sec. 4. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Department" means the Department of Financial Institutions.
    (b) "Director" means the Director of Financial Institutions.
    (c) "Person" means any individual, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate, firm, corporation, association or cooperative society or association.
    (d) "Financial institutions" means ambulatory and community currency exchanges, credit unions, guaranteed credit unions, persons engaged in the business of transmitting money to foreign countries or buying and selling foreign money, pawners' societies, title insuring or guaranteeing companies, and persons engaged in the business of making loans of $800 or less, all as respectively defined in the laws referred to in Section 6 of this Act. The term includes sales finance agencies, as defined in the "Sales Finance Agency Act", enacted by the 75th General Assembly.
    (e) "Payday loan" has the meaning ascribed to that term in the Payday Loan Reform Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-13, eff. 12-6-05.)

20 ILCS 1205/6

    (20 ILCS 1205/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 106)
    Sec. 6. In addition to the duties imposed elsewhere in this Act, the Department has the following powers:
    (1) To exercise the rights, powers and duties vested by law in the Auditor of Public Accounts under "An Act to provide for the incorporation, management and regulation of pawners' societies and limiting the rate of compensation to be paid for advances, storage and insurance on pawns and pledges and to allow the loaning of money upon personal property", approved March 29, 1899, as amended.
    (2) To exercise the rights, powers and duties vested by law in the Auditor of Public Accounts under "An Act in relation to the definition, licensing and regulation of community currency exchanges and ambulatory currency exchanges, and the operators and employees thereof, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide penalties and remedies for the violation thereof", approved June 30, 1943, as amended.
    (3) To exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by law in the Auditor of Public Accounts under "An Act in relation to the buying and selling of foreign exchange and the transmission or transfer of money to foreign countries", approved June 28, 1923, as amended.
    (4) To exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by law in the Auditor of Public Accounts under "An Act to provide for and regulate the business of guaranteeing titles to real estate by corporations", approved May 13, 1901, as amended.
    (5) To exercise the rights, powers and duties vested by law in the Department of Insurance under "An Act to define, license, and regulate the business of making loans of eight hundred dollars or less, permitting an interest charge thereon greater than otherwise allowed by law, authorizing and regulating the assignment of wages or salary when taken as security for any such loan or as consideration for a payment of eight hundred dollars or less, providing penalties, and to repeal Acts therein named", approved July 11, 1935, as amended.
    (6) To administer and enforce "An Act to license and regulate the keeping and letting of safety deposit boxes, safes, and vaults, and the opening thereof, and to repeal a certain Act therein named", approved June 13, 1945, as amended.
    (7) Whenever the Department is authorized or required by law to consider some aspect of criminal history record information for the purpose of carrying out its statutory powers and responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant to positive identification, such information contained in State files as is necessary to fulfill the request.
    (8) To administer the Payday Loan Reform Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-13, eff. 12-6-05.)

20 ILCS 1205/6a

    (20 ILCS 1205/6a) (from Ch. 17, par. 107)
    Sec. 6a. The Director may, in accordance with The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, adopt reasonable rules with respect to the administration and enforcement of any Act the administration of which is vested in the Director or the Department.
(Source: P.A. 81-205.)

20 ILCS 1205/7

    (20 ILCS 1205/7) (from Ch. 17, par. 108)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-22)
    Sec. 7. The provisions of "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", as now or hereafter amended, are hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as though a part of this Act, and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Director and the Department of Financial Institutions under this Act, except that the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act regarding contested cases shall not apply to actions of the Director under Section 15.1 of "An Act in relation to the definition, licensing and regulation of community currency exchanges and ambulatory currency exchanges, and the operators and employees thereof, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide penalties and remedies for the violation thereof", approved June 30, 1943, as amended, or Sections 8 and 61 of "The Illinois Credit Union Act", or to hearings under Section 20 of the "Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act".
(Source: P.A. 81-329.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-22)
    Sec. 7. The provisions of "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", as now or hereafter amended, are hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as though a part of this Act, and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Director and the Department of Financial Institutions under this Act, except that the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act regarding contested cases shall not apply to actions of the Director under Section 15.1 of "An Act in relation to the definition, licensing and regulation of community currency exchanges and ambulatory currency exchanges, and the operators and employees thereof, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide penalties and remedies for the violation thereof", approved June 30, 1943, as amended, or Sections 8 and 61 of "The Illinois Credit Union Act".
(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)

20 ILCS 1205/8

    (20 ILCS 1205/8) (from Ch. 17, par. 109)
    Sec. 8. The Director shall direct and supervise all Department administrative and technical activities, in addition to the duties imposed upon him elsewhere in this Code, and shall:
    (1) Apply and carry out this Code and the laws and all rules adopted in pursuance thereof.
    (2) Appoint, subject to the provisions of the Personnel Code, such employees of the Department and such experts and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this Code.
    (3) Foster and develop programs with financial institutions, for the best interests of these institutions, their services and the people of the State of Illinois.
    (4) Attend meetings of the Advisory Boards created by laws relating to financial institutions.
    (5) Make continuous studies and report his recommendations to the Governor for the improvement of the Department.
    (6) Make an annual report regarding the work of the Department and such special reports as he may consider desirable to the Governor, or as the Governor may request.
    (7) Perform any other lawful acts which he may consider necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Law.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/9

    (20 ILCS 1205/9) (from Ch. 17, par. 110)
    Sec. 9. On and after the effective dates as set forth in Section 19 of this Act of the transfers herein provided for to the Department of Financial Institutions of the rights, powers and duties of the Auditor of Public Accounts, or, as the case may be, of the Department of Insurance, the provisions of Sections 10 to 15 each inclusive, shall apply.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/10

    (20 ILCS 1205/10) (from Ch. 17, par. 111)
    Sec. 10. The rights, powers and duties of the Auditor of Public Accounts or, as the case may be, of the Department of Insurance under the laws referred to in Section 6 of this Act shall be exercised by the Department of Financial Institutions, and not otherwise, and every act done by the Department of Financial Institutions in the exercise of such rights, powers and duties shall have the same legal effect as if done by the Auditor of Public Accounts or, as the case may be, by the Department of Insurance.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2125.)

20 ILCS 1205/11

    (20 ILCS 1205/11) (from Ch. 17, par. 112)
    Sec. 11. Every person shall be subject to the same obligations and duties and shall have the same rights arising from the exercise of such rights, powers and duties as if such rights, powers and duties were exercised by the Auditor of Public Accounts, or, as the case may be, by the Department of Insurance under the laws referred to in Sections 6 and 7 of this Act. Every person shall be subject to the same penalty or penalties, civil or criminal, for failure to perform any such obligation or duty, or for doing a prohibited act, as if such obligation or duty arose from, or such act were prohibited in, the exercise of such rights, powers or duties by the Auditor of Public Accounts or, as the case may be, by the Department of Insurance under the laws referred to in Sections 6 and 7 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/12

    (20 ILCS 1205/12) (from Ch. 17, par. 113)
    Sec. 12. Every officer and employee shall for any offense be subject to the same penalty or penalties, civil or criminal, as are prescribed by existing law for the same offense by any officer or employee whose powers or duties devolve upon him under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/13

    (20 ILCS 1205/13) (from Ch. 17, par. 114)
    Sec. 13. All books, records, files, correspondence, documents or other papers and pending business or matters in any way pertaining to the rights, powers and duties of the Auditor of Public Accounts or, as the case may be, Department of Insurance, transferred to the Department of Financial Institutions by this Act shall be delivered and transferred to the Department of Financial Institutions.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/13.5

    (20 ILCS 1205/13.5)
    Sec. 13.5. Spanish version of Department's website; predatory lending. The Department shall create a version of its website that is in Spanish for pages that contain information about predatory lending.
(Source: P.A. 96-1166, eff. 1-1-11.)

20 ILCS 1205/14

    (20 ILCS 1205/14) (from Ch. 17, par. 115)
    Sec. 14. Whenever reports or notices are now required to be made or given, or papers or documents furnished or served by any person to or upon the Auditor of Public Accounts, or, as the case may be, Department of Insurance, under any law referred to in Sections 6 and 7 of this Act, the same shall be made, given, furnished or served to or upon the Department of Financial Institutions, and each penalty for failure so to do shall continue in effect.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/15

    (20 ILCS 1205/15) (from Ch. 17, par. 116)
    Sec. 15. This Act shall not affect any act done, ratified or confirmed or any right accrued or established, or affect or abate any action or proceeding had or commenced in a civil or criminal cause before this Act takes effect; but such actions or proceedings may be prosecuted and continued by the Department of Financial Institutions.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 369.)

20 ILCS 1205/16

    (20 ILCS 1205/16) (from Ch. 17, par. 117)
    Sec. 16. There shall be a Supervisor of Consumer Credit, a Supervisor of Currency Exchanges, a Supervisor of Title Insurance, and a Supervisor of Credit Unions. The respective Supervisors shall be appointed by and responsible to the Director and shall be administratively responsible within the Department for the financial institutions and title insurance entities to which their appointments pertain.
(Source: P.A. 99-549, eff. 7-15-16.)

20 ILCS 1205/17

    (20 ILCS 1205/17) (from Ch. 17, par. 118)
    Sec. 17. Neither the Director, nor any supervisor, nor any examiner shall be an officer, director, owner, or shareholder of, or a partner in, or have any proprietary interest, direct or indirect, in any financial institution; provided, however, that ownership of withdrawable capital accounts or shares in credit unions shall not be deemed to be prevented hereby. If the Director or any supervisor, or examiner, shall be a shareholder, or partner in or an owner of or have any interest, direct or indirect, in any such financial institution at the time of his appointment, he shall dispose of his shares of stock or other evidences of ownership or property within 120 days from the date of his appointment. It is unlawful for the Director, any supervisor or examiner to obtain any loan or gratuity from a financial institution subject to the jurisdiction of the Department as herein provided. If any other employee of the Department borrows from or becomes indebted in an aggregate amount of $2,500 or more to any financial institution subject to the jurisdiction of the Department, he shall make a written report to the Director stating the date and amount of such loan or indebtedness, the security therefor, if any, and the purpose or purposes for which proceeds have been or are to be used.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

20 ILCS 1205/18

    (20 ILCS 1205/18) (from Ch. 17, par. 119)
    Sec. 18. The Director shall have the power to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses and compel the production of books and papers pertinent to any investigation or hearing regarding the operation of any financial institution. Any person who fails to appear in response to a subpoena or to answer any question or produce any books and papers pertinent to such investigation or hearing, or who knowingly gives false testimony therein, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2594.)

20 ILCS 1205/18.1

    (20 ILCS 1205/18.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-22)
    Sec. 18.1. Transfer of administration of Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act to State Treasurer. The rights, powers, duties, and functions vested in the Department of Financial Institutions to administer the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act are transferred to the State Treasurer on July 1, 1999 in accordance with Sections 0.02 through 0.06 of the State Treasurer Act; provided, however, that the rights, powers, duties, and functions involving the examination of the records of any person that the State Treasurer has reason to believe has failed to report properly under this Act shall be transferred to the Office of Banks and Real Estate if the person is regulated by the Office of Banks and Real Estate under the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, the Foreign Banking Office Act, the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, or the Savings Bank Act and shall be retained by the Department of Financial Institutions if the person is doing business in the State under the supervision of the Department of Financial Institutions, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of Thrift Supervision, or the Comptroller of the Currency.
(Source: P.A. 91-16, eff. 6-4-99.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-22)
    Sec. 18.1. Transfer of administration of Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act to State Treasurer. The rights, powers, duties, and functions vested in the Department of Financial Institutions to administer the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (superseded by the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act) are transferred to the State Treasurer on July 1, 1999 in accordance with Sections 0.02 through 0.06 of the State Treasurer Act; provided, however, that the rights, powers, duties, and functions involving the examination of the records of any person that the State Treasurer has reason to believe has failed to report properly under this Act shall be transferred to the Office of Banks and Real Estate if the person is regulated by the Office of Banks and Real Estate under the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, the Foreign Banking Office Act, the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, or the Savings Bank Act and shall be retained by the Department of Financial Institutions if the person is doing business in the State under the supervision of the Department of Financial Institutions, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of Thrift Supervision, or the Comptroller of the Currency.
(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)