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225 ILCS 454/Art. 25

 
    (225 ILCS 454/Art. 25 heading)
ARTICLE 25. ADMINISTRATION OF LICENSES

225 ILCS 454/25-5

    (225 ILCS 454/25-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-5. The Department; powers and duties. The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing acts and shall exercise such other powers and duties as are prescribed by this Act. The Department may contract with third parties for services or the development of courses necessary for the proper administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)

225 ILCS 454/25-10

    (225 ILCS 454/25-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-10. Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board; duties. There is created the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board. The Board shall be composed of 15 persons appointed by the Governor. Members shall be appointed to the Board subject to the following conditions:
        (1) All members shall have been residents and
    
citizens of this State for at least 6 years prior to the date of appointment.
        (2) Twelve members shall have been actively engaged
    
as managing brokers or brokers or both for at least the 10 years prior to the appointment, 2 of whom must possess an active pre-license instructor license.
        (3) Three members of the Board shall be public
    
members who represent consumer interests.
    None of these members shall be (i) a person who is licensed under this Act or a similar Act of another jurisdiction, (ii) the spouse or family member of a licensee, (iii) a person who has an ownership interest in a real estate brokerage business, or (iv) a person the Department determines to have any other connection with a real estate brokerage business or a licensee.
    The members' terms shall be for 4 years and expire upon completion of the term. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her cumulative service to the Board to exceed 10 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired portion of the term. Those members of the Board that satisfy the requirements of paragraph (2) shall be chosen in a manner such that no area of the State shall be unreasonably represented. In making the appointments, the Governor shall give due consideration to the recommendations by members and organizations of the profession. The Governor may terminate the appointment of any member for cause that in the opinion of the Governor reasonably justifies the termination. Cause for termination shall include without limitation misconduct, incapacity, neglect of duty, or missing 4 board meetings during any one calendar year. Each member of the Board may receive a per diem stipend in an amount to be determined by the Secretary. Each member shall be paid his or her necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of his or her duties. Such compensation and expenses shall be paid out of the Real Estate License Administration Fund. The Secretary shall consider the recommendations of the Board on questions involving standards of professional conduct, discipline, education, and policies and procedures under this Act. With regard to this subject matter, the Secretary may establish temporary or permanent committees of the Board and may consider the recommendations of the Board on matters that include, but are not limited to, criteria for the licensing and renewal of education providers, pre-license and continuing education instructors, pre-license and continuing education curricula, standards of educational criteria, and qualifications for licensure and renewal of professions, courses, and instructors. The Department, after notifying and considering the recommendations of the Board, if any, may issue rules, consistent with the provisions of this Act, for the administration and enforcement thereof and may prescribe forms that shall be used in connection therewith. Eight Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15; 100-188, eff. 1-1-18; 100-886, eff. 8-14-18.)

225 ILCS 454/25-13

    (225 ILCS 454/25-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-13. Rules. The Department, after notifying and considering the recommendations of the Board, if any, shall adopt, promulgate, and issue any rules that may be necessary for the implementation and enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)

225 ILCS 454/25-14

    (225 ILCS 454/25-14)
    Sec. 25-14. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09. Repealed by P.A. 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)

225 ILCS 454/25-15

    (225 ILCS 454/25-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-15. Real Estate Coordinator; duties. There shall be in the Department a Real Estate Coordinator, appointed by the Secretary, who shall hold a currently valid broker's license, which shall be transferred to inactive status during the appointment. The Real Estate Coordinator shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
        (1) act as Chairperson of the Board, ex officio,
    
without vote;
        (2) be the direct liaison between the Department, the
    
profession, and real estate organizations and associations;
        (3) prepare and circulate to licensees any
    
educational and informational material that the Department deems necessary for providing guidance or assistance to licensees;
        (4) appoint any necessary committees to assist in the
    
performance of the functions and duties of the Department under this Act; and
        (5) subject to the administrative approval of the
    
Secretary, supervise all real estate activities.
    In designating the Real Estate Coordinator, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by members and organizations of the profession.
(Source: P.A. 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)

225 ILCS 454/25-20

    (225 ILCS 454/25-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-20. Staff. The Department shall employ a minimum of one investigator per 10,000 licensees and one prosecutor per 20,000 licensees in order to have sufficient staff to perform the Department's obligations under the Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)

225 ILCS 454/25-21

    (225 ILCS 454/25-21)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-21. Peer review advisors. The Department may contract with licensees meeting qualifications prescribed by the Department to serve as peer review advisors for complaints and alleged violations of the Act. A peer review advisor is authorized to investigate and determine the facts of a complaint. The peer review advisor shall, at the direction of the Department, interview witnesses, the complainant and any licensees involved in the alleged matter and make a recommendation as to the findings of fact to the Department. The Department shall have 30 days from receipt of the recommendation to accept, reject or modify the recommended findings of fact. Peer review advisors shall be compensated from the Real Estate Audit Fund at a rate of not to exceed $15,000.00 per advisor annually. A peer review advisor shall not investigate a complaint from a marketplace in which the peer review advisor does business.
(Source: P.A. 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)

225 ILCS 454/25-25

    (225 ILCS 454/25-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-25. Real Estate Research and Education Fund. A special fund to be known as the Real Estate Research and Education Fund is created and shall be held in trust in the State Treasury. Annually, on September 15th, the State Treasurer shall cause a transfer of $125,000 to the Real Estate Research and Education Fund from the Real Estate License Administration Fund. The Real Estate Research and Education Fund shall be administered by the Department. Money deposited in the Real Estate Research and Education Fund may be used for research and for education at state institutions of higher education or other organizations for research and for education to further the advancement of education in the real estate industry. Of the $125,000 annually transferred into the Real Estate Research and Education Fund, $15,000 shall be used to fund a scholarship program for persons of minority racial origin who wish to pursue a course of study in the field of real estate. For the purposes of this Section, "course of study" means a course or courses that are part of a program of courses in the field of real estate designed to further an individual's knowledge or expertise in the field of real estate. These courses shall include without limitation courses that a broker licensed under this Act must complete to qualify for a managing broker's license, courses required to obtain the Graduate Realtors Institute designation, and any other courses or programs offered by accredited colleges, universities, or other institutions of higher education in Illinois. The scholarship program shall be administered by the Department or its designee. Moneys in the Real Estate Research and Education Fund may be invested and reinvested in the same manner as funds in the Real Estate Recovery Fund and all earnings, interest, and dividends received from such investments shall be deposited in the Real Estate Research and Education Fund and may be used for the same purposes as moneys transferred to the Real Estate Research and Education Fund. Moneys in the Real Estate Research and Education Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)

225 ILCS 454/25-30

    (225 ILCS 454/25-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-30. Real Estate License Administration Fund; audit. A special fund to be known as the Real Estate License Administration Fund is created in the State Treasury. All fees received by the Department under this Act shall be deposited in the Real Estate License Administration Fund. The moneys deposited in the Real Estate License Administration Fund shall be appropriated to the Department for expenses of the Department and the Board in the administration of this Act and for the administration of any Act administered by the Department providing revenue to this Fund. Moneys in the Real Estate License Administration Fund may be invested and reinvested in the same manner as funds in the Real Estate Recovery Fund. All earnings received from such investment shall be deposited in the Real Estate License Administration Fund and may be used for the same purposes as fees deposited in the Real Estate License Administration Fund. Moneys in the Real Estate License Administration Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Upon the completion of any audit of the Department, as prescribed by the Illinois State Auditing Act, which includes an audit of the Real Estate License Administration Fund, the Department shall make the audit open to inspection by any interested person.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)

225 ILCS 454/25-35

    (225 ILCS 454/25-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-35. Real Estate Recovery Fund. A special fund to be known as the Real Estate Recovery Fund is created in the State Treasury. All fines and penalties received by the Department pursuant to Article 20 of this Act shall be deposited into the State Treasury and held in the Real Estate Recovery Fund. The money in the Real Estate Recovery Fund shall be used by the Department exclusively for carrying out the purposes established by this Act. If, at any time, the balance remaining in the Real Estate Recovery Fund is less than $750,000, the State Treasurer shall cause a transfer of moneys to the Real Estate Recovery Fund from the Real Estate License Administration Fund in an amount necessary to establish a balance of $800,000 in the Real Estate Recovery Fund. These funds may be invested and reinvested in the same manner as authorized for pension funds in Article 1 of the Illinois Pension Code. All earnings, interest, and dividends received from investment of funds in the Real Estate Recovery Fund shall be deposited into the Real Estate License Administration Fund and shall be used for the same purposes as other moneys deposited in the Real Estate License Administration Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09.)

225 ILCS 454/25-37

    (225 ILCS 454/25-37)
    Sec. 25-37. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-856, eff. 12-31-09. Repealed by P.A. 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)

225 ILCS 454/25-40

    (225 ILCS 454/25-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25-40. Exclusive State powers and functions; municipal powers. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to affect or impair the validity of Section 11-11.1-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as amended, or to deny to the corporate authorities of any municipality the powers granted in the Illinois Municipal Code to enact ordinances prescribing fair housing practices; defining unfair housing practices; establishing Fair Housing or Human Relations Commissions and standards for the operation of these commissions in the administration and enforcement of such ordinances; prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin or physical or mental disability in the listing, sale, assignment, exchange, transfer, lease, rental, or financing of real property for the purpose of the residential occupancy thereof; and prescribing penalties for violations of such ordinances.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)