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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 3205/) Division of Banking Act.

20 ILCS 3205/0.1

    (20 ILCS 3205/0.1)
    Sec. 0.1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Division of Banking Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10.)

20 ILCS 3205/0.2

    (20 ILCS 3205/0.2)
    Sec. 0.2. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Commissioner" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation or a person authorized by the Secretary, the Division of Banking Act, or by this Act to act in the Secretary's stead.
    "Division" means the Division of Banking within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Office" means the Division of Banking within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10.)

20 ILCS 3205/0.4

    (20 ILCS 3205/0.4)
    Sec. 0.4. Purpose; effect on Executive Order.
    (a) It is the purpose of this amendatory Act of 1996 to change the name of the office of the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies to the Office of Banks and Real Estate and to transfer to it the rights, powers, duties, and functions of the Office of the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance. This amendatory Act consolidates and centralizes the programs and services now offered to citizens by those agencies and is intended to result in more effective operation of those programs and services.
    (b) This amendatory Act of 1996 supersedes Executive Order Number 1 (1996) in its entirety, and the Order is of no force or effect. Anything contained in Executive Order Number 1 (1996) that is inconsistent with or not included in this amendatory Act of 1996 shall be deemed contrary to the intent and effect of this Act, is superseded by this Act, and is of no force or effect.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/0.6

    (20 ILCS 3205/0.6)
    Sec. 0.6. Continuation and redesignation of Office. The office of the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies that was created under Section 2.1 of the Illinois Banking Act is hereby continued and redesignated as the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/0.8

    (20 ILCS 3205/0.8)
    Sec. 0.8. Commissioner and deputy commissioners.
    (a) The Office of Banks and Real Estate shall be under the direction of the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate.
    There shall be a First Deputy Commissioner and such other deputy commissioners as the Governor may deem appropriate. All deputy commissioners shall be under the direction, supervision, and control of the Commissioner. The Commissioner may delegate to one or more of the deputy commissioners any power or duty that the Commissioner is authorized or required by law to perform.
    (b) The Commissioner and all deputy commissioners shall be persons who are experienced in the theory and practice of the business of banks and other financial institutions.
    (c) The Commissioner, the First Deputy Commissioner, and the deputy commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. If a vacancy occurs while the Senate is not in session, the Governor may make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when the Governor shall nominate some person to fill the vacancy. A person nominated to fill a vacancy, if confirmed by the Senate, shall hold office for the remainder of the vacated term and until his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified.
    (d) If the Commissioner is absent or unable to act, or if the position of Commissioner becomes vacant, the First Deputy Commissioner shall be Acting Commissioner and shall execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in the Commissioner until a temporary appointment is made as provided in subsection (c).
    If both the Commissioner and the First Deputy Commissioner are absent or unable to act, or if the positions of Commissioner and First Deputy Commissioner are both vacant, the Governor shall designate another deputy commissioner as Acting Commissioner to execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in the Commissioner until a temporary appointment is made as provided in subsection (c).
    (e) The terms of the persons serving as the Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioners of Banks and Trust Companies shall end on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996, or as sooner provided by executive order, except that those persons shall continue to serve as Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioners of the Office of Banks and Real Estate, respectively, until their successors have been appointed and have qualified.
    (f) The Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioners of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall hold office for terms beginning upon confirmation and continuing until January 31, 2000 and until their successors have been appointed and have qualified. Thereafter the Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioners of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall serve for terms of 4 years beginning on February 1, 2000 and on February 1 of every fourth year thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/1

    (20 ILCS 3205/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 451)
    Sec. 1. Salary.
    (a) The Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies shall receive an annual salary as set by the Compensation Review Board, payable in equal monthly installments. The First Deputy Commissioner shall receive an annual salary as set by the Compensation Review Board, and the other deputy commissioners shall receive an annual salary of $38,000, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, each payable in equal monthly installments.
    (b) The Commissioner of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall receive the annual salary provided by law for the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies until the General Assembly or the Compensation Review Board establishes a salary for the Commissioner of the Office of Banks and Real Estate. The First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall receive the annual salaries provided by law for the First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Banks and Trust Companies, respectively, until the General Assembly or the Compensation Review Board establishes salaries for the First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
(Source: P.A. 96-800, eff. 10-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3205/2

    (20 ILCS 3205/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 452)
    Sec. 2. Oath and bond.
    (a) The Commissioner and each deputy commissioner, before entering upon the duties of office, shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office.
    (b) The Commissioner and each deputy commissioner, before entering upon the duties of office, shall give bond, with security to be approved by the Governor, in the sum of $20,000 for the Commissioner and $10,000 for each deputy commissioner, conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties. Each such bond shall be filed with the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/2.5

    (20 ILCS 3205/2.5)
    Sec. 2.5. Prohibited activities.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "regulated entity" means any person, business, company, corporation, institution, or other entity who is subject to regulation by the Office of Banks and Real Estate under Sections 3 and 46 of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 1-5 of the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, Section 1004 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 1-3 of the Residential Mortgage License Act of 1987, Section 2-4 of the Corporate Fiduciary Act, Section 3.02 of the Illinois Bank Holding Company Act of 1957, the Savings and Loan Share and Account Act, Section 1.5 of the Pawnbroker Regulation Act, Section 3 of the Foreign Banking Office Act, or Section 30 of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
    (b) The Commissioner and the deputy commissioners shall not be an officer, director, employee, or agent of a regulated entity or of a corporation or company that owns or controls a regulated entity.
    The Commissioner and the deputy commissioners shall not own shares of stock or hold any other equity interest in a regulated entity or in a corporation or company that owns or controls a regulated entity. If the Commissioner or a deputy commissioner owns shares of stock or holds an equity interest in a regulated entity at the time of appointment, he or she shall dispose of such shares or other equity interest within 120 days from the date of appointment.
    The Commissioner and the deputy commissioners shall not directly or indirectly obtain a loan from a regulated entity or accept a gratuity from a regulated entity that is intended to influence the performance of official duties.
    (c) Employees of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall not be officers, directors, employees, or agents of a regulated entity or of a corporation or company that owns or controls a regulated entity.
    Except as provided by standards which the Office of Banks and Real Estate may establish, employees of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall not own shares of stock or hold any other equity interest in a regulated entity or in a corporation or company that owns or controls a regulated entity, or directly or indirectly obtain a loan from a regulated entity, or accept a gratuity from a regulated entity that is intended to influence the performance of official duties. However, in no case shall an employee of the Office of Banks and Real Estate participate in any manner in the examination or direct regulation of a regulated entity in which the employee owns shares of stock or holds any other equity interest, or which is servicing a loan to which the employee is an obligor.
    (d) If the Commissioner, a deputy commissioner, or any employee of the Office of Banks and Real Estate properly obtains a loan or extension of credit from an entity that is not a regulated entity, and the loan or extension of credit is subsequently acquired by a regulated entity or the entity converts to become a regulated entity after the loan is made, such purchase by or conversion to a regulated entity shall not cause the loan or extension of credit to be deemed a violation of this Section.
    Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to prevent the ownership of a checking account, a savings deposit account, a money market account, a certificate of deposit, a credit or debit card account, or shares in open-end investment companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the federal Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Securities Act of 1933 (commonly referred to as mutual or money market funds).
    (e) No Commissioner, deputy commissioner, employee, or agent of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall, either during or after the holding of his or her term of office or employment, disclose confidential information concerning any regulated entity or person except as authorized by law or prescribed by rule. "Confidential information", as used in this Section, means any information that the person or officer obtained during his or her term of office or employment that is not available from the Office of Banks and Real Estate pursuant to a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

20 ILCS 3205/3

    (20 ILCS 3205/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 453)
    Sec. 3. Business hours. The Office of Banks and Real Estate shall be open for transaction of public business from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or at such other hours as the Governor may prescribe from time to time by executive order, on each day except Saturdays, Sundays, and days declared by the Governor to be holidays for State employees.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/4

    (20 ILCS 3205/4) (from Ch. 17, par. 454)
    Sec. 4. Seal. The Commissioner shall adopt and keep an official seal.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/5

    (20 ILCS 3205/5) (from Ch. 17, par. 455)
    Sec. 5. Powers. In addition to all the other powers and duties provided by law, the Commissioner shall have the following powers:
    (a) To exercise the rights, powers and duties formerly vested by law in the Director of Financial Institutions under the Illinois Banking Act.
    (b) To exercise the rights, powers and duties formerly vested by law in the Department of Financial Institutions under "An act to provide for and regulate the administration of trusts by trust companies", approved June 15, 1887, as amended.
    (c) To exercise the rights, powers and duties formerly vested by law in the Director of Financial Institutions under "An act authorizing foreign corporations, including banks and national banking associations domiciled in other states, to act in a fiduciary capacity in this state upon certain conditions herein set forth", approved July 13, 1953, as amended.
    (c-5) To exercise all of the rights, powers, and duties granted to the Director or Secretary under the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Illinois Bank Holding Company Act of 1957, the Savings Bank Act, the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, the Savings and Loan Share and Account Act, the Residential Mortgage License Act of 1987, and the Pawnbroker Regulation Act.
    (c-15) To enter into cooperative agreements with appropriate federal and out-of-state state regulatory agencies to conduct and otherwise perform any examination of a regulated entity as authorized under the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Illinois Bank Holding Company Act of 1957, the Savings Bank Act, the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, the Residential Mortgage License Act of 1987, and the Pawnbroker Regulation Act.
    (d) Whenever the Commissioner is authorized or required by law to consider or to make findings regarding the character of incorporators, directors, management personnel, or other relevant individuals under the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, the Pawnbroker Regulation Act, or at other times as the Commissioner deems necessary for the purpose of carrying out the Commissioner's statutory powers and responsibilities, the Commissioner shall consider criminal history record information, including nonconviction information, pursuant to the Criminal Identification Act. The Commissioner shall, in the form and manner required by the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cause to be conducted a criminal history record investigation to obtain information currently contained in the files of the Department of State Police or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provided that the Commissioner need not cause additional criminal history record investigations to be conducted on individuals for whom the Commissioner, a federal bank regulatory agency, or any other government agency has caused such investigations to have been conducted previously unless such additional investigations are otherwise required by law or unless the Commissioner deems such additional investigations to be necessary for the purposes of carrying out the Commissioner's statutory powers and responsibilities. The Department of State Police shall provide, on the Commissioner's request, information concerning criminal charges and their disposition currently on file with respect to a relevant individual. Information obtained as a result of an investigation under this Section shall be used in determining eligibility to be an incorporator, director, management personnel, or other relevant individual in relation to a financial institution or other entity supervised by the Commissioner. 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.
    (e) When issuing charters, permits, licenses, or other authorizations, the Commissioner may impose such terms and conditions on the issuance as he deems necessary or appropriate. Failure to abide by those terms and conditions may result in the revocation of the issuance, the imposition of corrective orders, or the imposition of civil money penalties.
    (f) If the Commissioner has reasonable cause to believe that any entity that has not submitted an application for authorization or licensure is conducting any activity that would otherwise require authorization or licensure by the Commissioner, the Commissioner shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, to compel their attendance, to require the production of any relevant books, papers, accounts, and documents, and to conduct an examination of the entity in order to determine whether the entity is subject to authorization or licensure by the Commissioner or the Division. If the Secretary determines that the entity is subject to authorization or licensure by the Secretary, then the Secretary shall have the power to issue orders against or take any other action, including initiating a receivership against the unauthorized or unlicensed entity.
    (g) The Commissioner may, through the Attorney General, request the circuit court of any county to issue an injunction to restrain any person from violating the provisions of any Act administered by the Commissioner.
    (h) Whenever the Commissioner is authorized to take any action or required by law to consider or make findings, the Commissioner may delegate or appoint, in writing, an officer or employee of the Division to take that action or make that finding.
    (i) Whenever the Secretary determines that it is in the public's interest, he or she may publish any cease and desist order or other enforcement action issued by the Division.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10; 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

20 ILCS 3205/5.5

    (20 ILCS 3205/5.5)
    Sec. 5.5. Payment by credit card or third-party payment agent.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, the term "credit card" has the meaning given in Section 10 of the Local Governmental Acceptance of Credit Cards Act.
    (b) The Office may, but need not, accept payment by credit card for any fee, fine, or other charge that it is authorized by law to collect. The Office may adopt rules and procedures governing the acceptance of payment by credit card and may enter into such agreements as may be necessary to accept payment by credit card.
    (c) The Office may enter into agreements with one or more financial institutions, internet companies, or other business entities to act as third-party payment agents for the payment of fees, fines, or other charges to the Office. These agreements may authorize the third-party payment agent to retain a service fee out of the payments collected.
    The Office may, but need not, accept payment through a third-party payment agent of any fee, fine, or other charge that it is authorized by law to collect. The Office may adopt rules and procedures governing the acceptance of payments through third-party payment agents.
    (d) Receipt by the Office of the amount of a fee, fine, or other charge paid by credit card or through a third-party payment agent authorized by the Office, less the amount of any service fee retained under the Office's agreement with the credit card service provider or third-party payment agent, shall be deemed receipt of the full amount of the fee or other charge and shall discharge the payment obligation in full.
    (e) In the event of a conflict between this Section and a provision of any other Act administered by the Office, this Section controls.
(Source: P.A. 92-741, eff. 7-25-02.)

20 ILCS 3205/6

    (20 ILCS 3205/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 456)
    Sec. 6. Duties. The Commissioner shall direct and supervise all the administrative and technical activities of the Office and shall:
    (a) Apply and carry out this Act and the law and all rules adopted in pursuance thereof.
    (b) Appoint, subject to the provisions of the Personnel Code, such employees, experts, and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this Act and, if the rate of compensation is not otherwise fixed by law, fix their compensation; but neither the Commissioner nor any deputy commissioner shall be subject to the Personnel Code.
    (c) Serve as Chairman of the State Banking Board of Illinois.
    (d) Serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Bank Examiners' Education Foundation.
    (e) Issue guidelines in the form of rules or regulations which will prohibit discrimination by any State chartered bank against any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other entity because it appears in a so-called blacklist issued by any domestic or foreign corporate or governmental entity.
    (f) Make an annual report to the Governor regarding the work of the Office as the Commissioner may consider desirable or as the Governor may request.
    (g) Perform such other acts as may be requested by the State Banking Board of Illinois pursuant to its lawful powers and perform any other lawful act that the Commissioner considers to be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
    (h) Adopt, in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, reasonable rules that the Commissioner deems necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of any Act the administration of which is vested in the Commissioner or the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (i) Work in cooperation with the Director of Aging to encourage all financial institutions regulated by the Office to participate fully in the Department on Aging's financial exploitation of the elderly intervention program.
    (j) Deposit all funds received, including civil penalties, pursuant to the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, the Illinois Bank Holding Company Act of 1957, and the Check Printer and Check Number Act in the Bank and Trust Company Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

20 ILCS 3205/6.1

    (20 ILCS 3205/6.1)
    Sec. 6.1. 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 3205/6.5

    (20 ILCS 3205/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. Commissioner, boards, actions taken. Neither the Commissioner, any deputy commissioner, any member of any Board or committee which performs functions related to Acts administered by the Commissioner, nor any employee of the Commissioner's office shall be subject to any civil liability or penalty, whether for damages or otherwise, on account of or for any action taken or omitted to be taken in their respective official capacities, except when such acts or omissions to act are corrupt or malicious or unless such action is taken or omitted to be taken not in good faith and without reasonable grounds.
(Source: P.A. 90-602, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 3205/7

    (20 ILCS 3205/7) (from Ch. 17, par. 457)
    Sec. 7. Business offices. The Commissioner shall maintain an office at Springfield and may, with the approval of the Governor, establish and maintain, at places other than the seat of government, branch offices for the conduct of any one or more of the functions of the Office.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/8

    (20 ILCS 3205/8) (from Ch. 17, par. 458)
    Sec. 8. Transfer of personnel (1967). All the persons employed on December 31, 1966 in the Banking Division of the Department of Financial Institutions shall be transferred on January 1, 1967 to the office of the Commissioner in the same position, status and pay grades including, without limitation, the continuances of any vacation pay, sick leave, pensions or other benefits to which they would otherwise be entitled.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/9

    (20 ILCS 3205/9) (from Ch. 17, par. 459)
    Sec. 9. Transfer of property and business (1967). 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 Banking Division of the Department of Financial Institutions shall be delivered to the Commissioner.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/9.1

    (20 ILCS 3205/9.1)
    Sec. 9.1. Discontinued agency and offices.
    (a) The Office of the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance, whether in that name or in the name of the Office of the Commissioner of Savings, Real Estate Professions, and Mortgage Finance, is hereby abolished.
    (b) The position of Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance and the position of Chief Deputy Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance are abolished.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/9.2

    (20 ILCS 3205/9.2)
    Sec. 9.2. Transfer of powers (1996).
    (a) All of the rights, powers, and duties by law vested in the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies, or any office, division, bureau, or employee thereof, and all rights, powers, and duties incidental thereto, are retained by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (b) All of the rights, powers, and duties by law vested in the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance and the Office of the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance, whether in that name or in the name of the Office of the Commissioner of Savings, Real Estate Professions, and Mortgage Finance, or any office, division, bureau, or employee thereof, and all rights, powers, and duties incidental thereto, are transferred to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/9.3

    (20 ILCS 3205/9.3)
    Sec. 9.3. Transfer of personnel (1996).
    (a) Personnel employed by the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies shall continue their service with the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (b) Personnel employed by the Office of the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance are transferred to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (c) The rights of State employees, the State, and its agencies under the Personnel Code, applicable collective bargaining agreements, and retirement plans are not affected by this amendatory Act of 1996.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/9.4

    (20 ILCS 3205/9.4)
    Sec. 9.4. Transfer of property (1996).
    (a) All books, records, papers, documents, property (real and personal), unexpended appropriations, and pending business pertaining to the rights, powers, and duties transferred by this amendatory Act of 1996 from the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance and the Office of the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall be delivered and transferred to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (b) All books, records, papers, documents, property (real and personal), unexpended appropriations, and pending business pertaining to the rights, powers, and duties of the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies shall be retained by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

20 ILCS 3205/9.5

    (20 ILCS 3205/9.5)
    Sec. 9.5. Savings provisions.
    (a) The rights, powers, and duties transferred to or retained by the Office of Banks and Real Estate by this amendatory Act of 1996 shall be vested in and shall be exercised by the Office of Banks and Real Estate. Each act done in the exercise of such rights, powers, and duties shall have the same legal effect as if done by the former agencies, divisions, officers, or employees thereof.
    (b) Every person or corporation shall be subject to the same obligations and duties and any penalties, civil or criminal, arising therefrom, and shall have the same rights arising from the exercise of such rights, powers, and duties as if such rights, powers, and duties had been exercised by the former agencies, divisions, officers, or employees thereof.
    (c) Every officer and employee of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall, for any offense, be subject to the same penalties, civil or criminal, as are prescribed by existing law for the same offense by any officer or employee whose powers or duties were transferred or retained under this amendatory Act of 1996.
    (d) 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 agencies and offices transferred by this amendatory Act of 1996, they shall be made, given, furnished, or served in the same manner to or upon the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (e) Where an Act administered by the Commissioner or Office of Banks and Real Estate requires an entity to file a consent to service, any lawfully filed consent to service on an official or agency that is the predecessor of the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall constitute consent to service on the Office of Banks and Real Estate and need not be refiled in response to this amendatory Act of 1996.
    (f) Where an Act administered by the Commissioner or Office of Banks and Real Estate requires filing of a bond payable to the Commissioner or the Office, any lawfully filed bond payable to an official or agency that is the predecessor of the Commissioner or Office of Banks and Real Estate shall be deemed payable to the Commissioner or Office of Banks and Real Estate and need not be refiled in response to this amendatory Act of 1996.
    (g) This amendatory Act of 1996 does not affect any act done, ratified, or cancelled, any right occurring or established, or any action or proceeding had or commenced in an administrative, civil, or criminal cause before this amendatory Act takes effect; any such action or proceeding commenced by a predecessor of the Office may be continued by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    (h) The rules of the agencies being reorganized by this amendatory Act of 1996 that are in effect at the time this amendatory Act of 1996 takes effect shall become the rules of the Office of Banks and Real Estate and shall continue in effect until amended or repealed by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
    Any rules that have been proposed by the agencies being reorganized by this amendatory Act of 1996 but have not been finally adopted at the time this amendatory Act of 1996 takes effect shall thereupon become proposed rules of the Office of Banks and Real Estate and any rulemaking procedures that have already been completed by a predecessor agency for those proposed rules need not be repeated.
    As soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996, the Office of Banks and Real Estate shall revise and clarify the rules transferred to or retained by it under this amendatory Act to reflect the reorganization of rights, powers, and duties effected by this amendatory Act using the procedures for recodification of rules available under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except that existing title, part, and section numbering for the affected rules may be retained. The Office of Banks and Real Estate may propose and adopt under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act such other rules as may be necessary to consolidate and clarify the rules of the agencies reorganized by this amendatory Act of 1996.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)