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

225 ILCS 407/Art. 15

 
    (225 ILCS 407/Art. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 15. BUSINESS PRACTICES PROVISIONS

225 ILCS 407/15-5

    (225 ILCS 407/15-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15-5. Representations. An auctioneer or auction firm, or the sponsored licensees, agents, or employees of an auctioneer or auction firm, conducting an auction or providing an auction service shall not:
        (1) misrepresent a fact material to a purchaser's
    
decision to buy at or by auction;
        (2) predict specific or immediate increases in the
    
value of any item offered for sale at auction; or
        (3) materially misrepresent the qualities or
    
characteristics of any item offered for sale at auction.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/15-10

    (225 ILCS 407/15-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15-10. Auction contract. Any auctioneer or auction firm shall not conduct an auction or provide an auction service, unless the auctioneer or auction firm enters into a written auction contract with the seller of any property at auction prior to the date of the auction. Any agreement shall state whether the auction is with reserve or absolute. The agreement shall be signed by the auctioneer or auction firm conducting an auction or providing an auction service and the seller or sellers, or the legal agent of the seller or sellers of the property to be offered at or by auction, and shall include, but not be limited to the following disclosures:
        (1) Licensees shall disclose:
            (A) the name, license number, business address,
        
and phone number of the auctioneer or auction firm conducting an auction or providing an auction service;
            (B) the fee to be paid to the auctioneer or
        
auction firm for conducting an auction or providing an auction service;
            (C) an estimate of the advertising costs that
        
shall be paid by the seller or sellers of property at auction and a disclosure that, if the actual advertising costs exceeds 120% of the estimated advertising cost, the auctioneer or auction firm shall pay the advertising costs that exceed 120% of the estimated advertising costs or shall have the seller or sellers agree in writing to pay for the actual advertising costs in excess of 120% of the estimated advertising costs; and
            (D) the buyer premium and the party to the
        
transaction that receives it.
        (2) Sellers shall disclose:
            (A) the name, address, and phone number of the
        
seller or sellers or the legal agent of the seller or sellers of property to be sold at auction; and
            (B) any mortgage, lien, easement, or encumbrance
        
of which the seller has knowledge on any property or goods to be sold or leased at or by auction.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

225 ILCS 407/15-15

    (225 ILCS 407/15-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15-15. Supervisory duties. The sponsoring auctioneer, auction firm, and managing auctioneer shall have the duty and responsibility to supervise, manage, and control any sponsored licensee, agent, or employee while conducting an auction or providing an auction service. Any violation of this Act by a sponsored licensee, agent, or employee of a sponsoring auctioneer, auction firm, or managing auctioneer shall be deemed to be a violation by the sponsoring auctioneer, auction firm, or managing auctioneer as well as by the sponsored licensee, agent, or employee.
(Source: P.A. 91-603, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 407/15-20

    (225 ILCS 407/15-20)
    Sec. 15-20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-603, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 407/15-25

    (225 ILCS 407/15-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15-25. Auction firm. No corporation, limited liability company, or partnership shall be licensed without being managed by a licensed auctioneer. The managing auctioneer of any auction firm shall be responsible for the actions of all licensed and unlicensed employees, agents, and representatives of said auction firm while the firm is conducting an auction or providing an auction service.
(Source: P.A. 91-603, eff. 1-1-00.)