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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 407/) Auction License Act.

225 ILCS 407/Art. 10

 
    (225 ILCS 407/Art. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 10. LICENSING PROVISIONS

225 ILCS 407/10-1

    (225 ILCS 407/10-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-1. Necessity of license; exemptions.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other entity to conduct an auction, provide an auction service, hold himself or herself out as an auctioneer, or advertise his or her services as an auctioneer in the State of Illinois without a license issued by the Department under this Act, except at:
        (1) an auction conducted solely by or for a
    
not-for-profit organization for charitable purposes in which the individual receives no compensation;
        (2) an auction conducted by the owner of the
    
property, real or personal;
        (3) an auction for the sale or lease of real property
    
conducted by a licensee under the Real Estate License Act, or its successor Acts, in accordance with the terms of that Act;
        (4) an auction conducted by a business registered as
    
a market agency under the federal Packers and Stockyards Act (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) or under the Livestock Auction Market Law;
        (5) an auction conducted by an agent, officer, or
    
employee of a federal agency in the conduct of his or her official duties; and
        (6) an auction conducted by an agent, officer, or
    
employee of the State government or any political subdivision thereof performing his or her official duties.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to a new or used vehicle dealer or a vehicle auctioneer licensed by the Secretary of State of Illinois, or to any employee of the licensee, who is a resident of the State of Illinois, while the employee is acting in the regular scope of his or her employment for the licensee while conducting an auction that is not open to the public, provided that only new or used vehicle dealers, rebuilders, automotive parts recyclers, or scrap processors licensed by the Secretary of State or licensed by another state or jurisdiction may buy property at the auction, or to sales by or through the licensee. Out-of-state salvage vehicle buyers licensed in another state or jurisdiction may also buy property at the auction.
    (c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a person under the age of 18 from selling property under $250 in value while under the direct supervision of a licensed auctioneer.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to a person providing an Internet auction listing service as defined in Section 5-10.
(Source: P.A. 100-534, eff. 9-22-17.)

225 ILCS 407/10-5

    (225 ILCS 407/10-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-5. Requirements for auctioneer license; application. Every person who desires to obtain an auctioneer license under this Act shall:
        (1) apply to the Department on forms provided by the
    
Department accompanied by the required fee;
        (2) be at least 18 years of age;
        (3) have attained a high school diploma or
    
successfully completed an equivalent course of study determined by an examination conducted by the Illinois State Board of Education;
        (4) pass a written examination authorized by the
    
Department to prove competence, including but not limited to general knowledge of Illinois and federal laws pertaining to personal property contracts, auctions, real property, ethics, and other topics relating to the auction business; and
        (5) submit to the Department a properly completed
    
45-Day Permit Sponsor Card on forms provided by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08.)

225 ILCS 407/10-15

    (225 ILCS 407/10-15)
    Sec. 10-15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-15a

    (225 ILCS 407/10-15a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-15a. Associate auctioneer license; discontinuance.
    (a) Upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Department shall no longer issue or renew any associate auctioneer license.
    (b) Any person who holds a valid license as an associate auctioneer on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be issued an auctioneer license without having to apply to the Department or pay any fee. Such licensee's previous record as an associate auctioneer, including any past discipline imposed on him or her, shall become part of his or her auctioneer license record. The expiration date of such licensee's auctioneer license shall be the same as the expiration date of his or her associate auctioneer license.
    (c) Upon receipt of an auctioneer license issued by the Department pursuant to this Section, a licensee's associate auctioneer license shall no longer be valid.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-20

    (225 ILCS 407/10-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-20. Requirements for auction firm license; application. Any corporation, limited liability company, or partnership who desires to obtain an auction firm license shall:
        (1) apply to the Department on forms provided by the
    
Department accompanied by the required fee;
        (2) provide evidence to the Department that the
    
auction firm has a properly licensed managing auctioneer; and
        (3) any requirement as defined by rule.
(Source: P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08; 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-25

    (225 ILCS 407/10-25)
    Sec. 10-25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-603, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08; 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-27

    (225 ILCS 407/10-27)
    Sec. 10-27. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09. Repealed by P.A. 100-534, eff. 9-22-17.)

225 ILCS 407/10-30

    (225 ILCS 407/10-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-30. Expiration, renewal, and continuing education.
    (a) License expiration dates, renewal periods, renewal fees, and procedures for renewal of licenses issued under this Act shall be set by rule of the Department. An entity may renew its license by paying the required fee and by meeting the renewal requirements adopted by the Department under this Section.
    (b) All renewal applicants must provide proof as determined by the Department of having met the continuing education requirements by the deadline set forth by the Department by rule. At a minimum, the rules shall require an applicant for renewal licensure as an auctioneer to provide proof of the completion of at least 12 hours of continuing education during the pre-renewal period established by the Department for completion of continuing education from schools approved by the Department, as established by rule.
    (c) The Department, in its discretion, may waive enforcement of the continuing education requirements of this Section and shall adopt rules defining the standards and criteria for such waiver.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-831, eff. 1-1-19.)

225 ILCS 407/10-35

    (225 ILCS 407/10-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-35. Completed 45-day permit sponsor card; termination by sponsoring auctioneer; inoperative status.
    (a) No auctioneer shall conduct an auction or provide an auction service without being properly sponsored by a licensed auctioneer or auction firm.
    (b) The sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm shall prepare upon forms provided by the Department and deliver to each auctioneer employed by or associated with the sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm a properly completed duplicate 45-day permit sponsor card certifying that the person whose name appears thereon is in fact employed by or associated with said sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm. The sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm shall send the original 45-day permit sponsor card, along with a valid terminated license or other authorization as provided by rule and the appropriate fee, to the Department within 24 hours after the issuance of the sponsor card. It is a violation of this Act for any sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm to issue a sponsor card to any auctioneer or applicant, unless the auctioneer or applicant presents in hand a valid terminated license or other authorization, as provided by rule.
    (c) An auctioneer may be self-sponsored or may be sponsored by another licensed auctioneer or auction firm.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) When an auctioneer terminates his or her employment or association with a sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm or the employment or association is terminated by the sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm, the terminated licensee shall obtain from that sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm his or her license endorsed by the sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm indicating the termination. The terminating sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm shall send a copy of the terminated license within 5 days after the termination to the Department or shall notify the Department in writing of the termination and explain why a copy of the terminated license was not surrendered.
    (f) The license of any auctioneer whose association with a sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm has terminated shall automatically become inoperative immediately upon such termination, unless the terminated licensee accepts employment or becomes associated with a new sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm pursuant to subsection (g) of this Section. An inoperative licensee under this Act shall not conduct an auction or provide auction services while the license is in inoperative status.
    (g) When a terminated or inoperative auctioneer accepts employment or becomes associated with a new sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm, the new sponsoring auctioneer or sponsoring auction firm shall send to the Department a properly completed 45-day permit sponsor card, the terminated license, and the appropriate fee.
(Source: P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08; 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-40

    (225 ILCS 407/10-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-40. Restoration.
    (a) A licensee whose license has lapsed or expired shall have 2 years from the expiration date to restore his or her license without examination. The expired licensee shall make application to the Department on forms provided by the Department, including a properly completed 45-day permit sponsor card, provide evidence of successful completion of 12 hours of approved continuing education during the period of time the license had lapsed, and pay all fees and penalties as established by rule.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act to the contrary, any licensee whose license under this Act has expired is eligible to restore such license without paying any lapsed fees and penalties provided that the license expired while the licensee was:
        (1) on active duty with the United States Army,
    
United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, the State Militia called into service or training;
        (2) engaged in training or education under the
    
supervision of the United States prior to induction into military service; or
        (3) serving as an employee of the Department, while
    
the employee was required to surrender his or her license due to a possible conflict of interest.
    A licensee shall be eligible to restore a license under the provisions of this subsection for a period of 2 years following the termination of the service, education, or training by providing a properly completed application and 45-day permit sponsor card, provided that the termination was by other than dishonorable discharge and provided that the licensee furnishes the Department with an affidavit specifying that the licensee has been so engaged.
    (c) At any time after the suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken under this Act with reference to any license, the Department may restore the license to the licensee without examination upon the order of the Secretary, if the licensee submits a properly completed application and 45-day permit sponsor card, pays appropriate fees, and otherwise complies with the conditions of the order.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-572, eff. 6-1-08; 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-45

    (225 ILCS 407/10-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-45. Nonresident auctioneer reciprocity.
    (a) A person holding a license to engage in auctions issued to him or her by the proper authority of a state, territory, or possession of the United States of America or the District of Columbia that has licensing requirements equal to or substantially equivalent to the requirements of this State and that otherwise meets the requirements of this Act may obtain a license under this Act without examination, provided:
        (1) that the Department has entered into a valid
    
reciprocal agreement with the proper authority of the state, territory, or possession of the United States of America or the District of Columbia from which the nonresident applicant has a valid license;
        (2) that the applicant provides the Department with
    
a certificate of good standing from the applicant's state of licensure;
        (3) that the applicant completes and submits an
    
application as provided by the Department; and
        (4) that the applicant pays all applicable fees
    
required under this Act.
    (b) A nonresident applicant shall file an irrevocable consent with the Department that actions may be commenced against the applicant or nonresident licensee in a court of competent jurisdiction in this State by the service of summons, process, or other pleading authorized by the law upon the Secretary. The consent shall stipulate and agree that service of the process, summons, or pleading upon the Secretary shall be taken and held in all courts to be valid and binding as if actual service had been made upon the applicant in Illinois. If a summons, process, or other pleading is served upon the Secretary, it shall be by duplicate copies, one of which shall be retained by the Department and the other immediately forwarded by certified or registered mail to the last known business address of the applicant or nonresident licensee against whom the summons, process, or other pleading may be directed.
(Source: P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08; 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/10-50

    (225 ILCS 407/10-50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10-50. Fees; disposition of funds.
    (a) The Department shall establish by rule a schedule of fees for the administration and maintenance of this Act. Such fees shall be nonrefundable.
    (b) All fees collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-572, eff. 6-1-08; 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)