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PUBLIC SAFETY
(430 ILCS 68/) Firearm Dealer License Certification Act.

430 ILCS 68/Art. 1

 
    (430 ILCS 68/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1. COMBATING ILLEGAL GUN TRAFFICKING ACT
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/1-1

    (430 ILCS 68/1-1)
    Sec. 1-1. References to Act. This Act may be referred to as the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/Art. 5

 
    (430 ILCS 68/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5. FIREARM DEALER LICENSE CERTIFICATION ACT
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-1

    (430 ILCS 68/5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Short title. This Article 1 may be cited as the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act. References in this Article to "this Act" mean this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-5

    (430 ILCS 68/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Certified licensee" means a licensee that has previously certified its license with the Department under this Act.
    "Department" means the Department of State Police.
    "Director" means the Director of State Police.
    "Entity" means any person, firm, corporation, group of individuals, or other legal entity.
    "Inventory" means firearms in the possession of an individual or entity for the purpose of sale or transfer.
    "License" means a Federal Firearms License authorizing a person or entity to engage in the business of dealing firearms.
    "Licensee" means a person, firm, corporation, or other entity who has been given, and is currently in possession of, a valid Federal Firearms License.
    "Retail location" means a store open to the public from which a certified licensee engages in the business of selling, transferring, or facilitating a sale or transfer of a firearm. For purposes of this Act, the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, a gun show, or similar event at which a certified licensee engages in business from time to time is not a retail location.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19; 101-80, eff. 7-12-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-10

    (430 ILCS 68/5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Copy of Federal Firearms License filed with the Department. Each licensee shall file with the Department a copy of its license, together with a sworn affidavit indicating that the license presented is in fact its license and that the license is valid. The Department may by rule create a process for checking the validity of the license, in lieu of requiring an affidavit. Upon receipt and review by the Department, the Department shall issue a certificate of license to the licensee, allowing the licensee to conduct business within this State. The Department shall issue an initial certificate of license within 30 days of receipt of the copy of license and sworn affidavit. If the Department does not issue the certificate within 30 days, the licensee shall operate as if a certificate has been granted unless and until a denial is issued by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-15

    (430 ILCS 68/5-15)
    Sec. 5-15. Certification requirement.
    (a) Beginning 180 days after the effective date of this Act, it is unlawful for a person or entity to engage in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms without a valid certificate of license issued under this Act. In the event that a person or entity maintains multiple licenses to engage in different lines of business requiring different licenses at one location, then the licenses shall be deemed one license for purposes of certification. In the event that a person or entity maintains multiple licenses to engage in business at multiple locations, under the same business name on the license or a different business name on the license, then each license and location must receive its own certification.
    (b) It is unlawful for a person or entity without first being a certified licensee under this Act to act as if he or she is certified under this Act, to advertise, to assume to act as a certified licensee or to use a title implying that the person or entity is engaged in business as a certified licensee without a license certified under this Act.
    (c) It is unlawful to obtain or attempt to obtain any certificate of license under this Act by material misstatement or fraudulent misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5-85, in addition to any penalty imposed under this Section, any certificate of license obtained under this Act due to material misstatement or fraudulent misrepresentation shall automatically be revoked.
    (d) A person who violates any provision of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation, and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
    (e) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person or entity who violates any provision of this Section shall pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense, as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with Sections 5-95 and 5-100.
    (f) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity requiring a license certified under this Act.
    (g) The civil penalty shall be paid within 90 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
    (h) In the event the certification of a certified licensee is revoked, it shall be a violation of this Act for the revoked licensee to seek certification of a license held under a different business name, or to re-open as a certified licensee under another business name using the same license or as the same person or entity doing business under a different business name.
    (i) The Department shall require all of the following information from each applicant for certification under this Act:
        (1) The name, full business address, and telephone
    
number of the entity. The business address for the entity shall be the complete street address where firearms in the inventory of the entity are regularly stored, shall be located within the State, and may not be a Post Office Box.
        (2) All trade, business, or assumed names used by
    
the certified licensee by and under which the certified licensee sells, transfers, or facilitates transfers of firearms.
        (3) The type of ownership or operation, such as a
    
partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship.
        (4) The name of the owner or operator of the
    
dealership, including:
            (A) if a person, then the name and address of
        
record of the person;
            (B) if a partnership, then the name and address
        
of record of each partner and the name of the partnership;
            (C) if a corporation, then the name, address of
        
record, and title of each corporate officer and each owner of more than 5% of the corporation, the corporate names by and which the certified licensee sells, transfers, or facilitates transfers of firearms, and the name of the state of incorporation; and
            (D) if a sole proprietorship, then the full
        
name and address of record of the sole proprietor and the name of the business entity.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-20

    (430 ILCS 68/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Additional licensee requirements.
    (a) A certified licensee shall make a photo copy of a buyer's or transferee's valid photo identification card whenever a firearm sale transaction takes place. The photo copy shall be attached to the documentation detailing the record of sale.
    (b) A certified licensee shall post in a conspicuous position on the premises where the licensee conducts business a sign that contains the following warning in block letters not less than one inch in height:
        "With few exceptions enumerated in the Firearm Owners
    
Identification Card Act, it is unlawful for you to:
            (A) store or leave an unsecured firearm in a
        
place where a child can obtain access to it;
            (B) sell or transfer your firearm to someone else
        
without receiving approval for the transfer from the Department of State Police, or
            (C) fail to report the loss or theft of your
        
firearm to local law enforcement within 72 hours.".
This sign shall be created by the Department and made available for printing or downloading from the Department's website.
    (c) No retail location established after the effective date of this Act shall be located within 500 feet of any school, pre-school, or day care facility in existence at its location before the retail location is established as measured from the nearest corner of the building holding the retail location to the corner of the school, pre-school, or day care facility building nearest the retail location at the time the retail location seeks licensure.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-25

    (430 ILCS 68/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Exemptions. The provisions of this Act related to the certification of a license do not apply to a person or entity that engages in the following activities:
        (1) temporary transfers of firearms solely for use at
    
the location or on the premises where the transfer takes place, such as transfers at a shooting range for use at that location;
        (2) temporary transfers of firearms solely for use
    
while in the presence of the transferor or transfers for the purposes of firearm safety training by a firearms safety training instructor;
        (3) transfers of firearms among immediate family or
    
household members, as "immediate family or household member" is defined in Section 3-2.7-10 of the Unified Code of Corrections, provided that both the transferor and transferee have a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card; however, this paragraph (3) does not limit the familial gift exemption under paragraph (2) of subsection (a-15) of Section 3 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act;
        (4) transfers by persons or entities acting under
    
operation of law or a court order;
        (5) transfers by persons or entities liquidating all
    
or part of a collection. For purposes of this paragraph (5), "collection" means 2 or more firearms which are of special interest to collectors by reason of some quality other than is associated with firearms intended for sporting use or as offensive or defensive weapons;
        (6) transfers of firearms that have been rendered
    
permanently inoperable to a nonprofit historical society, museum, or institutional collection;
        (7) transfers by a law enforcement or corrections
    
agency or a law enforcement or corrections officer acting within the course and scope of his or her official duties;
        (8) transfers to a State or local law enforcement
    
agency by a person who has his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card revoked;
        (9) transfers of curios and relics, as defined under
    
federal law, between collectors licensed under subsection (b) of Section 923 of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968;
        (10) transfers by a person or entity licensed as an
    
auctioneer under the Auction License Act;
        (10.5) transfers of firearms to a resident registered
    
competitor or attendee or non-resident registered competitor or attendee by a licensed federal firearms dealer under Section 923 of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 at a competitive shooting event held at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex that is sanctioned by a national governing body; or
        (11) transfers between a pawnshop and a customer
    
which amount to a bailment. For purposes of this paragraph (11), "bailment" means the act of placing property in the custody and control of another, by agreement in which the holder is responsible for the safekeeping and return of the property.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19; 101-80, eff. 7-12-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-30

    (430 ILCS 68/5-30)
    Sec. 5-30. Training of certified licensees. Any certified licensee and any employee of a certified licensee who sells or transfers firearms shall receive at least 2 hours of training annually regarding legal requirements and responsible business practices as applicable to the sale or transfer or firearms. The Department may adopt rules regarding continuing education for certified licensees related to legal requirements and responsible business practices regarding the sale or transfer of firearms.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-35

    (430 ILCS 68/5-35)
    Sec. 5-35. Inspection of licensees' places of business. Licensees shall have their places of business open for inspection by the Department and law enforcement during all hours of operation involving the selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring of firearms, provided that the Department or law enforcement may conduct no more than one unannounced inspection per business per year without good cause. During an inspection, licensees shall make all records, documents, and firearms accessible for inspection upon the request of the Department or law enforcement agency.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-40

    (430 ILCS 68/5-40)
    Sec. 5-40. Qualifications for operation.
    (a) Each certified licensee shall submit with each application for certification or renewal an affidavit to the Department stating that each owner, employee, or other agent of the certified licensee who sells or conducts transfers of firearms for the certified licensee is at least 21 years of age, has a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card and, for a renewal, has completed the training required under Section 5-30. The affidavit must also contain the name and Firearm Owner's Identification Card number of each owner, employee, or other agent who sells or conducts transfers of firearms for the certified licensee. If an owner, employee, or other agent of the certified licensee is not otherwise a resident of this State, the certified licensee shall submit an affidavit stating that the owner, employee, or other agent has undergone a background check and is not prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
    (b) In addition to the affidavit required under subsection (a), within 30 days of a new owner, employee, or other agent beginning selling or conducting transfers of firearms for the certified licensee, the certified licensee shall submit an affidavit to the Department stating the date that the new owner, employee, or other agent began selling or conducting transfers of firearms for the certified licensee, and providing the information required in subsection (a) for that new owner, employee, or other agent.
    (c) If a certified licensee has a license, certificate, or permit to sell, lease, transfer, purchase, or possess firearms issued by the federal government or the government of any state revoked or suspended for good cause within the preceding 4 years, the Department may consider revoking or suspending the certified licenses in this State. In making a determination of whether or not to revoke or suspend a certified license in this State, the Department shall consider the number of retail locations the certified licensee or any related person or entity operates in this State or in other states under the same or different business names, and the severity of the infraction in the state in which a license was revoked or suspended.
    (d) Applications and affidavits required under this Section are not subject to disclosure by the Department under the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-45

    (430 ILCS 68/5-45)
    Sec. 5-45. Issuance of subpoenas. The Department may subpoena and bring before it any person or entity to take oral or written testimony or may compel the production of any books, papers, records, or any other documents that the Department deems directly relevant or material to an investigation or hearing conducted by the Department in the enforcement of this Act, with the same fees and in the same manner prescribed in civil cases in the courts of this State. The licensee may file an emergency motion with the Director or a hearing officer authorized by the Department to quash a subpoena issued by the Department. If the Director or hearing officer determines that the subpoena was issued without good cause, the Director or hearing officer may quash the subpoena.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-50

    (430 ILCS 68/5-50)
    Sec. 5-50. Security system.
    (a) On or before January 2, 2021, each certified licensee operating a retail location in this State must maintain a video security system and shall maintain video surveillance of critical areas of the business premises, including, but not limited to, all places where firearms in inventory are stored, handled, sold, or transferred, and each entrance and exit. A video surveillance system of the certified licensee's retail location may not be installed in a bathroom and may not monitor inside the bathrooms located in the retail location. If a video security system is deemed inadequate by the Department, the licensee shall have 30 days to correct the inadequacy. The Department shall submit to the licensee a written statement describing the specific inadequacies.
    (b) Each certified licensee operating a retail establishment in this State must post a sign in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the retail location that states in block letters not less than one inch in height: "THESE PREMISES ARE UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE. YOUR IMAGE MAY BE RECORDED.". This sign shall be created by the Department and available for printing or downloading from the Department's website.
    (c) On or before January 2, 2020, each certified licensee maintaining an inventory of firearms for sale or transfer must be connected to an alarm monitoring system or service that will notify its local law enforcement agency of an unauthorized intrusion into the premises of the licensee where the firearm inventory is maintained.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-55

    (430 ILCS 68/5-55)
    Sec. 5-55. Safe storage by certified licensees. In addition to adequate locks, exterior lighting, surveillance cameras, alarm systems, and other anti-theft measures and practices, a certified licensee maintaining a retail location shall develop a plan that addresses the safe storage of firearms and ammunition during retail hours and after closing. The certified licensee shall submit its safe storage plan to the Department and the plan shall be deemed approved unless it is rejected by the Department. The Department may reject the plan if it is inadequate, along with a written statement describing the specific inadequacies. The certified licensee shall submit a corrected plan to the Department within 60 days of notice of an inadequate plan. In the event there are still problems with the corrected plan, the Department shall note the specific inadequacies in writing and the certified licensee shall have 60 days from each notice of an inadequate plan to submit a corrected plan. The Department may reject the corrected plan if it is inadequate. A certified licensee may operate at all times that a plan is on file with the Department, and during times permitted by this Section to prepare and submit corrected plans. That any certified licensee has operated without an approved safe storage plan for more than 60 days shall be grounds for revocation of a certificate of license. The Department shall adopt rules regarding the adequacy of a safe storage plan. The rules shall take into account the various types and sizes of the entities involved, and shall comply with all relevant State and federal laws. Safe storage plans required under this Section are not subject to disclosure by the Department under the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-60

    (430 ILCS 68/5-60)
    Sec. 5-60. Statewide compliance standards. The Department shall develop and implement by rule statewide training standards for assisting certified licensees in recognizing indicators that would lead a reasonable dealer to refuse sale of a firearm, including, but not limited to, indicators of a straw purchase.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-65

    (430 ILCS 68/5-65)
    Sec. 5-65. Electronic-based recordkeeping. On or before January 2, 2020, each certified licensee operating a retail location shall implement an electronic-based record system to keep track of its changing inventory by updating the make, model, caliber or gauge, and serial number of each firearm that is received or sold by the certified licensee. Retail sales and purchases shall be recorded within 24 hours of the transaction. Shipments of firearms from manufacturers or wholesalers shall be recorded upon the earlier of five business days or with 24 hours of the shipment being unpacked and the firearm placed in inventory. Each certified licensee shall maintain these records for a period of no less than the time period under 27 CFR 478.129 or any subsequent law that regulates the retention of records.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-70

    (430 ILCS 68/5-70)
    Sec. 5-70. Fees and fines deposited in the Firearm Dealer License Certification Fund. The Department shall set and collect a fee for each licensee certifying under this Act. The fee may not exceed $300 for a certified licensee operating without a retail location. The fee may not exceed $1,500 for any certified licensee operating with a retail location. The Department may not charge a certified licensee in this State, operating under the same or different business name, fees exceeding $40,000 for the certification of multiple licenses. All fees and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited in the Firearm Dealer License Certification Fund which is created in the State treasury. Moneys in the Fund shall be used for implementation and administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-75

    (430 ILCS 68/5-75)
    Sec. 5-75. Term of license. Each certification shall be valid for the term of the license being certified. A licensee shall certify each new or renewed license. However, the Department is not required to renew a certification if a prior certification has been revoked or suspended.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-80

    (430 ILCS 68/5-80)
    Sec. 5-80. Retention of records. Each certified licensee shall keep, either in electronic form or hard copy, all acquisition and disposition records for a period of time no less than the time required under 27 CFR 478.129 or any subsequent law that regulates the retention of records. All video surveillance records, along with any sound recordings obtained from them, shall be kept for a period of not less than 90 days.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-85

    (430 ILCS 68/5-85)
    Sec. 5-85. Disciplinary sanctions.
    (a) For violations of this Act not penalized under Section 5-15, the Department may refuse to renew or restore, or may reprimand, place on probation, suspend, revoke, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against any licensee, and may impose a fine commensurate with the severity of the violation not to exceed $10,000 for each violation for any of the following, consistent with the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, 15 U.S.C. 7901 through 7903:
        (1) Violations of this Act, or any law applicable to
    
the sale or transfer of firearms.
        (2) A pattern of practice or other behavior which
    
demonstrates incapacity or incompetency to practice under this Act.
        (3) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or rules adopted under this Act.
        (4) Failing, within 60 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request made by the Department.
        (5) Conviction of, plea of guilty to, or plea of nolo
    
contendere to any crime that disqualifies the person from obtaining a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
        (6) Continued practice, although the person has
    
become unfit to practice due to any of the following:
            (A) Any circumstance that disqualifies the person
        
from obtaining a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card or concealed carry license.
            (B) Habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs
        
defined in law as controlled substances, alcohol, or any other substance that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (7) Receiving, directly or indirectly, compensation
    
for any firearms sold or transferred illegally.
        (8) Discipline by another United States jurisdiction,
    
foreign nation, or governmental agency, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Act.
        (9) Violation of any disciplinary order imposed on a
    
licensee by the Department.
        (10) A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her certified license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (11) A fraudulent or material misstatement in the
    
completion of an affirmative obligation or inquiry by law enforcement.
    (b) All fines imposed under this Section shall be paid within 90 days after the effective date of the final order imposing the fine.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-90

    (430 ILCS 68/5-90)
    Sec. 5-90. Statute of limitations. No action may be taken under this Act against a person or entity certified under this Act unless the action is commenced within 5 years after the occurrence of the alleged violations. A continuing violation shall be deemed to have occurred on the date when the circumstances last existed that give rise to the alleged violation.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-95

    (430 ILCS 68/5-95)
    Sec. 5-95. Complaints; investigations; hearings.
    (a) The Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license or registration under this Act.
    (b) The Department shall, before disciplining a licensee under Section 5-85 or refusing to issue a certificate of license, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, (i) notify the accused in writing of the charges made and the time and place for the hearing on the charges, (ii) direct him or her to file a written answer to the charges under oath within 20 days after service, and (iii) inform the licensee that failure to answer will result in a default being entered against the licensee.
    (c) At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Director or the hearing officer appointed by the Director shall proceed to hear the charges, and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Director or hearing officer may continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person, after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his, her, or its license may, in the discretion of the Director, having first received the recommendation of the Director, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or be subject to whatever disciplinary action the Director considers proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's business, or the imposition of a fine, without hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for that action under this Act.
    (d) The written notice and any notice in the subsequent proceeding may be served by certified mail to the licensee's address of record.
    (e) The Director has the authority to appoint any attorney licensed to practice law in this State to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, restore, or renew a license, or to discipline a licensee. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-100

    (430 ILCS 68/5-100)
    Sec. 5-100. Hearing; rehearing.
    (a) The Director or the hearing officer authorized by the Department shall hear evidence in support of the formal charges and evidence produced by the licensee. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Director shall prepare a written report of his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding of whether the accused person violated this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act.
    (b) At the conclusion of the hearing, a copy of the Director's or hearing officer's report shall be served upon the licensee by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act, for the service of a notice of hearing. Within 20 calendar days after service, the licensee may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing, which shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. The Department may respond to the motion for rehearing within 20 calendar days after its service on the Department. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing such a motion, or upon denial of a motion for rehearing, the Director may enter an order in accordance with his or her recommendations or the recommendations of the hearing officer. If the licensee orders from the reporting service and pays for a transcript of the record within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20-day period within which a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the licensee.
    (c) All proceedings under this Section are matters of public record and shall be preserved.
    (d) The licensee may continue to operate during the course of an investigation or hearing, unless the Director finds that the public interest, safety, or welfare requires an emergency action.
    (e) Upon the suspension or revocation of a certificate of license, the licensee shall surrender the certificate to the Department and, upon failure to do so, the Department shall seize the same. However, when the certification of a certified licensee is suspended, the certified licensee shall not operate as a certified licensee during the period in which the certificate is suspended and, if operating during that period, shall be operating in violation of subsection (a) of Section 5-15 of this Act. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation, and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person or entity who violates this Section shall pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $2,500 for the first violation, and a fine not to exceed $5,000 for a second or subsequent violation.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-105

    (430 ILCS 68/5-105)
    Sec. 5-105. Restoration of certificate of license after disciplinary proceedings. At any time after the successful completion of a term of probation, suspension, or revocation of a certificate of license, the Department may restore it to the licensee, unless, after an investigation and a hearing, the Director determines that restoration is not in the public interest. No person or entity whose certificate of license, card, or authority has been revoked as authorized in this Act may apply for restoration of that certificate of license, card, or authority until such time as provided for in the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-110

    (430 ILCS 68/5-110)
    Sec. 5-110. Administrative review. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under Article III of the Code of Civil Procedure. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure. The proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides, but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, or file any answer in court, or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless, and until, the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the applicant or licensee to file a receipt in court is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-115

    (430 ILCS 68/5-115)
    Sec. 5-115. Prima facie proof.
    (a) An order or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Director, is prima facie proof that the signature is that of the Director, and the Director is qualified to act.
    (b) A certified copy of a record of the Department shall, without further proof, be admitted into evidence in any legal proceeding, and shall be prima facie correct and prima facie evidence of the information contained therein.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/5-120

    (430 ILCS 68/5-120)
    Sec. 5-120. Federal agencies and investigations. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to interfere with any federal agency or any federal agency investigation. All Department rules adopted under this Act shall comply with federal law. The Department may as necessary coordinate efforts with relevant State and federal law enforcement agencies to enforce this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/Art. 10

 
    (430 ILCS 68/Art. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 10. GUN TRAFFICKING INFORMATION ACT
(The Gun Trafficking Information Act is compiled at 5 ILCS 830/)
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/Art. 15

 
    (430 ILCS 68/Art. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 15. AMENDATORY PROVISIONS
(Amendatory provisions; text omitted)
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19; text omitted.)

430 ILCS 68/Art. 20

 
    (430 ILCS 68/Art. 20 heading)
ARTICLE 20. SEVERABILITY
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)

430 ILCS 68/20-97

    (430 ILCS 68/20-97)
    Sec. 20-97. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 100-1178, eff. 1-18-19.)