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90_HB0793 225 ILCS 320/29.5 new Amends the Illinois Plumbing License Law to set forth civil penalties for violations of the Act. Allows the Department of Professional Regulation to investigate unlicensed activities. Effective immediately. LRB9003807DPcc LRB9003807DPcc 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Plumbing License Law by 2 adding Section 29.5. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Plumbing License Law is amended 6 by adding Section 29.5 as follows: 7 (225 ILCS 320/29.5 new) 8 Sec. 29.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty. 9 (a) A person who practices, offers to practice, attempts 10 to practice, or holds himself or herself out to practice as a 11 plumber without being licensed under this Act shall, in 12 addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil 13 penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $5,000 14 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil 15 penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing 16 is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this 17 Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline 18 of a licensee. 19 (b) The Department has the authority and power to 20 investigate any and all unlicensed activity. 21 (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after 22 the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. 23 The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and 24 execution had on the judgment in the same manner as a 25 judgment from a court of record. All fines and penalties 26 collected by the Department under this Section of the Act and 27 accrued interest shall be deposited into the Plumbing 28 Licensure and Program Fund for use by the Department in 29 performing activities relating to the administration and 30 enforcement of this Act. -2- LRB9003807DPcc 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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