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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 447/) Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.

225 ILCS 447/Art. 35

 
    (225 ILCS 447/Art. 35 heading)
ARTICLE 35. BUSINESS PRACTICE PROVISIONS.
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)

225 ILCS 447/35-5

    (225 ILCS 447/35-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-5. Display of license. Each licensee shall prominently display his or her individual, agency, or branch office license at each place where business is being conducted, as required under this Act. A licensee-in-charge is required to post his or her license only at the agency office.
(Source: P.A. 93-438, eff. 8-5-03.)

225 ILCS 447/35-10

    (225 ILCS 447/35-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-10. Inspection of facilities. Each licensee shall permit his or her office facilities, canine training facilities, and registered employee files to be audited or inspected at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 447/35-15

    (225 ILCS 447/35-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-15. Advertisements; penalties.
    (a) No licensee providing services regulated by this Act may knowingly advertise those services without including his or her license number in the advertisement. The publisher of the advertising, however, is not required to verify the accuracy of the advertisement or the license number.
    (b) A licensee who advertises services regulated by this Act who knowingly (i) fails to display his or her license at his or her place of business, (ii) fails to provide the publisher with the current license number, or (iii) provides the publisher with a false license number or a license number other than that of the person or agency doing the advertising or a licensee who knowingly allows his or her license number to be displayed or used by another person or agency to circumvent any provision of this subsection, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Each day an advertisement is published or a licensee allows his or her license to be used in violation of this Section constitutes a separate offense. In addition to the penalties and remedies provided in this Section, a licensee who violates any provision of this Section shall be subject to the disciplinary action, fines, and civil penalty provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-438, eff. 8-5-03.)

225 ILCS 447/35-20

    (225 ILCS 447/35-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-20. Renewal provisions. As a condition of renewal of a license, each licensee shall report to the Department information pertaining to the licensee's business location, status as active or inactive, proof of continued general liability insurance coverage, and any other data as determined by rule to be reasonably related to the administration of this Act. Licensees shall report this information as a condition of renewal, except that a change in home or office address or a change of the licensee-in-charge shall be reported within 10 days of when it occurs.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 447/35-25

    (225 ILCS 447/35-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-25. Duplicate licenses. If a license, permanent employee registration card, or firearm control card is lost, a duplicate shall be issued upon proof of such loss together with the payment of the required fee. If a licensee decides to change his or her name, the Department shall issue a license in the new name upon proof that the change was done pursuant to law and payment of the required fee. Notification of a name change shall be made to the Department within 30 days after the change.
(Source: P.A. 95-613, eff. 9-11-07.)

225 ILCS 447/35-30

    (225 ILCS 447/35-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-30. Employee requirements. All employees of a licensed agency, other than those exempted, shall apply for a permanent employee registration card. The holder of an agency license issued under this Act, known in this Section as "employer", may employ in the conduct of his or her business employees under the following provisions:
    (a) No person shall be issued a permanent employee registration card who:
        (1) Is younger than 18 years of age.
        (2) Is younger than 21 years of age if the services
    
will include being armed.
        (3) Has been determined by the Department to be unfit
    
by reason of conviction of an offense in this or another state, including registration as a sex offender, but not including a traffic offense. Persons convicted of felonies involving bodily harm, weapons, violence, or theft within the previous 10 years shall be presumed to be unfit for registration. The Department shall adopt rules for making those determinations that shall afford the applicant due process of law.
        (4) Has had a license or permanent employee
    
registration card denied, suspended, or revoked under this Act (i) within one year before the date the person's application for permanent employee registration card is received by the Department; and (ii) that refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation was based on any provision of this Act other than Section 40-50, item (6) or (8) of subsection (a) of Section 15-10, subsection (b) of Section 15-10, item (6) or (8) of subsection (a) of Section 20-10, subsection (b) of Section 20-10, item (6) or (8) of subsection (a) of Section 25-10, subsection (b) of Section 25-10, item (7) of subsection (a) of Section 30-10, subsection (b) of Section 30-10, or Section 10-40.
        (5) Has been declared incompetent by any court of
    
competent jurisdiction by reason of mental disease or defect and has not been restored.
        (6) Has been dishonorably discharged from the armed
    
services of the United States.
    (b) No person may be employed by a private detective agency, private security contractor agency, private alarm contractor agency, fingerprint vendor agency, or locksmith agency under this Section until he or she has executed and furnished to the employer, on forms furnished by the Department, a verified statement to be known as "Employee's Statement" setting forth:
        (1) The person's full name, age, and residence
    
address.
        (2) The business or occupation engaged in for the 5
    
years immediately before the date of the execution of the statement, the place where the business or occupation was engaged in, and the names of employers, if any.
        (3) That the person has not had a license or employee
    
registration denied, revoked, or suspended under this Act (i) within one year before the date the person's application for permanent employee registration card is received by the Department; and (ii) that refusal, denial, suspension, or revocation was based on any provision of this Act other than Section 40-50, item (6) or (8) of subsection (a) of Section 15-10, subsection (b) of Section 15-10, item (6) or (8) of subsection (a) of Section 20-10, subsection (b) of Section 20-10, item (6) or (8) of subsection (a) of Section 25-10, subsection (b) of Section 25-10, item (7) of subsection (a) of Section 30-10, subsection (b) of Section 30-10, or Section 10-40.
        (4) Any conviction of a felony or misdemeanor.
        (5) Any declaration of incompetence by a court of
    
competent jurisdiction that has not been restored.
        (6) Any dishonorable discharge from the armed
    
services of the United States.
        (7) Any other information as may be required by any
    
rule of the Department to show the good character, competency, and integrity of the person executing the statement.
    (c) Each applicant for a permanent employee registration card shall have his or her fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police in an electronic format that complies with the form and manner for requesting and furnishing criminal history record information as prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases now and hereafter filed. The Department of State Police shall charge applicants a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of Illinois convictions to the Department. The Department may require applicants to pay a separate fingerprinting fee, either to the Department or directly to the vendor. The Department, in its discretion, may allow an applicant who does not have reasonable access to a designated vendor to provide his or her fingerprints in an alternative manner. The Department, in its discretion, may also use other procedures in performing or obtaining criminal background checks of applicants. Instead of submitting his or her fingerprints, an individual may submit proof that is satisfactory to the Department that an equivalent security clearance has been conducted. Also, an individual who has retired as a peace officer within 12 months of application may submit verification, on forms provided by the Department and signed by his or her employer, of his or her previous full-time employment as a peace officer.
    (d) The Department shall issue a permanent employee registration card, in a form the Department prescribes, to all qualified applicants. The holder of a permanent employee registration card shall carry the card at all times while actually engaged in the performance of the duties of his or her employment. Expiration and requirements for renewal of permanent employee registration cards shall be established by rule of the Department. Possession of a permanent employee registration card does not in any way imply that the holder of the card is employed by an agency unless the permanent employee registration card is accompanied by the employee identification card required by subsection (f) of this Section.
    (e) Each employer shall maintain a record of each employee that is accessible to the duly authorized representatives of the Department. The record shall contain the following information:
        (1) A photograph taken within 10 days of the date
    
that the employee begins employment with the employer. The photograph shall be replaced with a current photograph every 3 calendar years.
        (2) The Employee's Statement specified in subsection
    
(b) of this Section.
        (3) All correspondence or documents relating to the
    
character and integrity of the employee received by the employer from any official source or law enforcement agency.
        (4) In the case of former employees, the employee
    
identification card of that person issued under subsection (f) of this Section. Each employee record shall duly note if the employee is employed in an armed capacity. Armed employee files shall contain a copy of an active firearm owner's identification card and a copy of an active firearm control card. Each employer shall maintain a record for each armed employee of each instance in which the employee's weapon was discharged during the course of his or her professional duties or activities. The record shall be maintained on forms provided by the Department, a copy of which must be filed with the Department within 15 days of an instance. The record shall include the date and time of the occurrence, the circumstances involved in the occurrence, and any other information as the Department may require. Failure to provide this information to the Department or failure to maintain the record as a part of each armed employee's permanent file is grounds for disciplinary action. The Department, upon receipt of a report, shall have the authority to make any investigation it considers appropriate into any occurrence in which an employee's weapon was discharged and to take disciplinary action as may be appropriate.
        (5) A copy of the employee's permanent employee
    
registration card or a copy of the Department's "License Lookup" Webpage showing that the employee has been issued a valid permanent employee registration card by the Department.
    The Department may, by rule, prescribe further record requirements.
    (f) Every employer shall furnish an employee identification card to each of his or her employees. This employee identification card shall contain a recent photograph of the employee, the employee's name, the name and agency license number of the employer, the employee's personal description, the signature of the employer, the signature of that employee, the date of issuance, and an employee identification card number.
    (g) No employer may issue an employee identification card to any person who is not employed by the employer in accordance with this Section or falsely state or represent that a person is or has been in his or her employ. It is unlawful for an applicant for registered employment to file with the Department the fingerprints of a person other than himself or herself.
    (h) Every employer shall obtain the identification card of every employee who terminates employment with him or her.
    (i) Every employer shall maintain a separate roster of the names of all employees currently working in an armed capacity and submit the roster to the Department on request.
    (j) No agency may employ any person to perform a licensed activity under this Act unless the person possesses a valid permanent employee registration card or a valid license under this Act, or is exempt pursuant to subsection (n).
    (k) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (j), an agency may employ a person in a temporary capacity if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The agency completes in its entirety and submits
    
to the Department an application for a permanent employee registration card, including the required fingerprint receipt and fees.
        (2) The agency has verification from the Department
    
that the applicant has no record of any criminal conviction pursuant to the criminal history check conducted by the Department of State Police. The agency shall maintain the verification of the results of the Department of State Police criminal history check as part of the employee record as required under subsection (e) of this Section.
        (3) The agency exercises due diligence to ensure that
    
the person is qualified under the requirements of the Act to be issued a permanent employee registration card.
        (4) The agency maintains a separate roster of the
    
names of all employees whose applications are currently pending with the Department and submits the roster to the Department on a monthly basis. Rosters are to be maintained by the agency for a period of at least 24 months.
    An agency may employ only a permanent employee applicant for which it either submitted a permanent employee application and all required forms and fees or it confirms with the Department that a permanent employee application and all required forms and fees have been submitted by another agency, licensee or the permanent employee and all other requirements of this Section are met.
    The Department shall have the authority to revoke, without a hearing, the temporary authority of an individual to work upon receipt of Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint data or a report of another official authority indicating a criminal conviction. If the Department has not received a temporary employee's Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint data within 120 days of the date the Department received the Department of State Police fingerprint data, the Department may, at its discretion, revoke the employee's temporary authority to work with 15 days written notice to the individual and the employing agency.
    An agency may not employ a person in a temporary capacity if it knows or reasonably should have known that the person has been convicted of a crime under the laws of this State, has been convicted in another state of any crime that is a crime under the laws of this State, has been convicted of any crime in a federal court, or has been posted as an unapproved applicant by the Department. Notice by the Department to the agency, via certified mail, personal delivery, electronic mail, or posting on the Department's Internet site accessible to the agency that the person has been convicted of a crime shall be deemed constructive knowledge of the conviction on the part of the agency. The Department may adopt rules to implement this subsection (k).
    (l) No person may be employed under this Section in any capacity if:
        (1) the person, while so employed, is being paid by
    
the United States or any political subdivision for the time so employed in addition to any payments he or she may receive from the employer; or
        (2) the person wears any portion of his or her
    
official uniform, emblem of authority, or equipment while so employed.
    (m) If information is discovered affecting the registration of a person whose fingerprints were submitted under this Section, the Department shall so notify the agency that submitted the fingerprints on behalf of that person.
    (n) Peace officers shall be exempt from the requirements of this Section relating to permanent employee registration cards. The agency shall remain responsible for any peace officer employed under this exemption, regardless of whether the peace officer is compensated as an employee or as an independent contractor and as further defined by rule.
    (o) Persons who have no access to confidential or security information, who do not go to a client's or prospective client's residence or place of business, and who otherwise do not provide traditional security services are exempt from employee registration. Examples of exempt employees include, but are not limited to, employees working in the capacity of ushers, directors, ticket takers, cashiers, drivers, and reception personnel. Confidential or security information is that which pertains to employee files, scheduling, client contracts, or technical security and alarm data.
    (p) An applicant who is 21 years of age or older seeking a religious exemption to the photograph requirement of this Section shall furnish with the application an approved copy of United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 4029. Regardless of age, an applicant seeking a religious exemption to this photograph requirement shall submit fingerprints in a form and manner prescribed by the Department with his or her application in lieu of a photograph.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13; 98-848, eff. 1-1-15.)

225 ILCS 447/35-32

    (225 ILCS 447/35-32)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-32. Employment requirement.
    (a) The holder of a permanent employee registration card is prohibited from performing the activities of a fingerprint vendor, locksmith, private alarm contractor, private detective, or private security contractor without being employed by an agency licensed under this Act.
    (b) An agency licensed under this Act is prohibited from evading or attempting to evade the requirements for employee registration under this Act by engaging a contractor or independent contractor to perform the activities of a fingerprint vendor, locksmith, private alarm contractor, private detective, or private security contractor, unless that person is licensed under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 447/35-35

    (225 ILCS 447/35-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-35. Requirement of a firearm control card.
    (a) No person shall perform duties that include the use, carrying, or possession of a firearm in the performance of those duties without complying with the provisions of this Section and having been issued a valid firearm control card by the Department.
    (b) No employer shall employ any person to perform the duties for which licensure or employee registration is required and allow that person to carry a firearm unless that person has complied with all the firearm training requirements of this Section and has been issued a firearm control card. This Act permits only the following to carry firearms while actually engaged in the performance of their duties or while commuting directly to or from their places of employment: persons licensed as private detectives and their registered employees; persons licensed as private security contractors and their registered employees; persons licensed as private alarm contractors and their registered employees; and employees of a registered armed proprietary security force.
    (c) Possession of a valid firearm control card allows a licensee or employee to carry a firearm not otherwise prohibited by law while the licensee or employee is engaged in the performance of his or her duties or while the licensee or employee is commuting directly to or from the licensee's or employee's place or places of employment.
    (d) The Department shall issue a firearm control card to a person who has passed an approved firearm training course, who is currently licensed or employed by an agency licensed by this Act and has met all the requirements of this Act, and who possesses a valid firearm owner identification card. Application for the firearm control card shall be made by the employer to the Department on forms provided by the Department. The Department shall forward the card to the employer who shall be responsible for its issuance to the licensee or employee. The firearm control card shall be issued by the Department and shall identify the person holding it and the name of the course where the licensee or employee received firearm instruction and shall specify the type of weapon or weapons the person is authorized by the Department to carry and for which the person has been trained.
    (e) Expiration and requirements for renewal of firearm control cards shall be determined by rule.
    (f) The Department may, in addition to any other disciplinary action permitted by this Act, refuse to issue, suspend, or revoke a firearm control card if the applicant or holder has been convicted of any felony or crime involving the illegal use, carrying, or possession of a deadly weapon or for a violation of this Act or rules promulgated under this Act. The Department shall refuse to issue or shall revoke a firearm control card if the applicant or holder fails to possess a valid firearm owners identification card without hearing. The Secretary shall summarily suspend a firearm control card if the Secretary finds that its continued use would constitute an imminent danger to the public. A hearing shall be held before the Board within 30 days if the Secretary summarily suspends a firearm control card.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the contrary, all requirements relating to firearms control cards do not apply to a peace officer. If an individual ceases to be employed as a peace officer and continues to perform services in an armed capacity under this Act that are licensed activities, then the individual is required to obtain a permanent employee registration card pursuant to Section 35-30 of this Act and must possess a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, but is not required to obtain a firearm control card if the individual is otherwise in continuing compliance with the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. If an individual elects to carry a firearm pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, then the agency employing the officer is required to submit a notice of that election to the Department along with a fee specified by rule.
    (h) The Department may issue a temporary firearm control card pending issuance of a new firearm control card upon an agency's acquiring of an established armed account. An agency that has acquired armed employees as a result of acquiring an established armed account may, on forms supplied by the Department, request the issuance of a temporary firearm control card for each acquired employee who held a valid firearm control card under his or her employment with the newly acquired established armed account immediately preceding the acquiring of the account and who continues to meet all of the qualifications for issuance of a firearm control card set forth in this Act and any rules adopted under this Act. The Department shall, by rule, set the fee for issuance of a temporary firearm control card.
    (i) The Department shall not issue a firearm control card to a licensed fingerprint vendor or a licensed locksmith or employees of a licensed fingerprint vendor agency or a licensed locksmith agency.
(Source: P.A. 100-712, eff. 8-3-18.)

225 ILCS 447/35-40

    (225 ILCS 447/35-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-40. Firearm control; training requirements.
    (a) The Department shall, pursuant to rule, approve or disapprove training programs for the firearm training course, which shall be taught by a qualified instructor. Qualifications for instructors shall be set by rule. The firearm training course shall be conducted by entities, by a licensee, or by an agency licensed by this Act, provided the course is approved by the Department. The firearm course shall consist of the following minimum requirements:
        (1) 40 hours of training, 20 hours of which shall be
    
as described in Sections 15-20, 20-20, or 25-20, as applicable, and 20 hours of which shall include all of the following:
            (A) Instruction in the dangers of and misuse of
        
firearms, their storage, safety rules, and care and cleaning of firearms.
            (B) Practice firing on a range with live
        
ammunition.
            (C) Instruction in the legal use of firearms.
            (D) A presentation of the ethical and moral
        
considerations necessary for any person who possesses a firearm.
            (E) A review of the laws regarding arrest,
        
search, and seizure.
            (F) Liability for acts that may be performed in
        
the course of employment.
        (2) An examination shall be given at the completion
    
of the course. The examination shall consist of a firearms qualification course and a written examination. Successful completion shall be determined by the Department.
    (b) The firearm training requirement may be waived for a licensee or employee who has completed training provided by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or the equivalent public body of another state or is a qualified retired law enforcement officer as defined in the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 and is in compliance with all of the requirements of that Act, provided documentation showing requalification with the weapon on the firing range is submitted to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)

225 ILCS 447/35-41

    (225 ILCS 447/35-41)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-41. Requirement of a canine handler authorization card.
    (a) No person shall perform duties that include the use or handling of a canine to protect persons or property or to conduct investigations without having been issued a valid canine handler authorization card by the Department. An agency may subcontract out its canine odor detection services to another licensed agency or may use the employees of another licensed agency as subcontractors, provided that all employees who provide canine odor detection services in either arrangement are properly registered under this Act and are otherwise in compliance with the requirements of this Section. It is the responsibility of each agency participating in a subcontracting arrangement to ensure compliance with all employees so utilized.
    (b) No agency shall employ any person to perform the duties for which employee registration is required and allow that person to use or handle a canine to protect persons or property or to conduct investigations unless that person has been issued a canine handler authorization card.
    (c) The Department shall issue a canine handler authorization card to a person who (i) has passed an approved canine handler training course, (ii) is currently employed by an agency licensed under this Act, and (iii) has met all of the applicable requirements of this Act. Application for the canine handler authorization card shall be made by the employer to the Department on forms provided by the Department. The Department shall forward the card to the employer who shall be responsible for its issuance to the employee. The canine handler authorization card shall be issued by the Department and must identify the person holding it and the name of the canine training facility where the employee received canine handler instruction.
    (d) The Department may, in addition to any other disciplinary action permitted by this Act, refuse to issue, suspend, or revoke a canine handler authorization card if the applicant or holder has been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving cruelty to animals or for a violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, an agency may employ a person in a temporary capacity as a canine handler if each of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The agency completes in its entirety and submits
    
to the Department an application for a canine handler registration card, including the required fees.
        (2) The agency exercises due diligence to ensure that
    
the person is qualified under the requirements of the Act to be issued a canine handler registration card.
(Source: P.A. 95-613, eff. 9-11-07.)

225 ILCS 447/35-42

    (225 ILCS 447/35-42)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-42. Canine handler authorization; training requirements. The Department shall, pursuant to rule, approve or disapprove training programs for the canine handler training course, which shall be taught by a qualified instructor. Qualifications for instructors shall be set by rule. The canine handler training course must be conducted by a licensee under this Act and approved by the Department. A canine handler course must consist of each of the following minimum requirements:
        (1) One hundred hours of basic training, which shall
    
include the following subjects:
            (A) canine handling safety procedures;
            (B) basic veterinary health and wellness
        
principles, including canine first aid;
            (C) principles of canine conditioning;
            (D) canine obedience techniques;
            (E) search patterns and techniques; and
            (F) legal guidelines affecting canine odor
        
detection operations.
        (2) Eighty hours of additional training related to
    
the particular canine discipline in which the canine and canine handler are to be trained, including without limitation patrol, narcotics odor detection, explosives odor detection, and cadaver odor detection.
        (3) An examination given at the completion of the
    
course, which shall consist of a canine practical qualification course and a written examination. Successful completion of the examination shall be determined by the canine training facility.
(Source: P.A. 95-613, eff. 9-11-07.)

225 ILCS 447/35-43

    (225 ILCS 447/35-43)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-43. Requirement of a canine trainer authorization card; qualifications.
    (a) No person may perform duties that include the training of canine handlers and canines to protect persons or property or to conduct investigations without having been issued a valid canine trainer authorization card by the Department.
    (b) No employer shall employ any person to perform the duties for which employee registration is required under this Act and allow that person to train canine handlers and canines unless that person has been issued a canine trainer authorization card.
    (c) The Department shall issue a canine trainer authorization card to a person who (i) has passed an approved canine trainer training course, (ii) is currently employed by an agency licensed under this Act, and (iii) has met all of the applicable requirements of this Act. Application for the canine trainer authorization card shall be made by the employer to the Department on forms provided by the Department. The Department shall forward the card to the employer who shall be responsible for its issuance to the employee.
    (d) The Department may, in addition to any other disciplinary action permitted by this Act, refuse to issue, suspend, or revoke a canine trainer authorization card if the applicant or holder has been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving cruelty to animals or for a violation of this Act or rules promulgated under this Act.
    (e) Qualifications for canine trainers shall be set by the Department by rule. Any person who has been engaged in the provision of canine trainer services prior to January 1, 2005, shall be granted a canine trainer authorization card upon the submission of a completed application, the payment of applicable fees, and the demonstration satisfactory to the Department of the provision of such services.
(Source: P.A. 95-613, eff. 9-11-07.)

225 ILCS 447/35-45

    (225 ILCS 447/35-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 35-45. Armed proprietary security force.
    (a) All financial institutions that employ one or more armed employees and all commercial or industrial operations that employ 5 or more persons as armed employees shall register their security forces with the Department on forms provided by the Department. For the purposes of this Section, "financial institution" includes a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, currency exchange, or company providing armored car services.
    (a-1) Commercial or industrial operations that employ less than 5 persons as armed employees may register their security forces with the Department on forms provided by the Department. Registration subjects the security force to all of the requirements of this Section.
    (b) All armed employees of the registered proprietary security force must complete a 20-hour basic training course and 20-hour firearm training.
    (c) Every proprietary security force is required to apply to the Department, on forms supplied by the Department, for a firearm control card for each armed employee. Each armed employee shall have his or her fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police in an electronic format that complies with the form and manner for requesting and furnishing criminal history record information as prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases. The Department of State Police shall charge the armed employee a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of Illinois convictions to the Department. The Department may require armed employees to pay a separate fingerprinting fee, either to the Department or directly to the vendor. The Department, in its discretion, may allow an armed employee who does not have reasonable access to a designated vendor to provide his or her fingerprints in an alternative manner. The Department, in its discretion, may also use other procedures in performing or obtaining criminal background checks of armed employees. Instead of submitting his or her fingerprints, an individual may submit proof that is satisfactory to the Department that an equivalent security clearance has been conducted. Also, an individual who has retired as a peace officer within 12 months before application may submit verification, on forms provided by the Department and signed by his or her employer, of his or her previous full-time employment as a peace officer.
    (d) The Department may provide rules for the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-253, eff. 8-9-13.)