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91_HB0442eng HB0442 Engrossed LRB9102121ACtm 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Plumbing License Law. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Plumbing License Law is amended 5 by changing Sections 1, 2, 3, 8, 14, and 20 and by adding 6 Section 13.1 as follows: 7 (225 ILCS 320/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 1101) 8 Sec. 1. Purpose. It has been established by scientific 9 evidence that improper plumbing can result in the 10 introduction of pathogenic organisms into the potable water 11 supply, result in the escape of toxic gases into the 12 environment, and result in potentially lethal disease and 13 epidemic. It is further found that minimum numbers of 14 plumbing facilities and fixtures are necessary for the 15 comfort and convenience of workers and persons in public 16 places. 17 Consistent with its duty to safeguard the health of the 18 people of this State, the General Assembly therefore declares 19 that the regulation of plumbing and the plumbing trade is 20 necessary for the protection of the public health, 21 convenience, and welfare. The General Assembly therefore 22 declares that individuals who plan, inspect, install, alter, 23 extend, repair and maintain plumbing systems shall be 24 individuals of proven skill. Further, the General Assembly 25 declares that a guide for the minimum control and number of 26 plumbing materials and fixtures, the design of plumbing 27 systems, and the construction and installation methods of 28 plumbing systems is essential for the protection of public 29 health and convenience. In order to insure plumbing skill and 30 to authoritatively establish what shall be good plumbing 31 practice, this Act provides for the licensing of plumbers and HB0442 Engrossed -2- LRB9102121ACtm 1 plumbing contractors and for the promulgation of a Minimum 2 Plumbing Code of standards by the Department.
,This Act is 3 therefore declared to be essential to the public interest. 4 (Source: P.A. 87-885.) 5 (225 ILCS 320/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 1102) 6 Sec. 2. When used in this Act: 7 "Agent" means a person designated by a sponsor as 8 responsible for supervision of an apprentice plumber and who 9 is also an Illinois licensed plumber. 10 "Apprentice plumber" means any licensed person who is 11 learning and performing plumbing under the supervision of a 12 sponsor or his agent in accordance with the provisions of 13 this Act. 14 "Approved apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship 15 program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of 16 Apprenticeship and Training and the Department under rules. 17 "Board" means the Illinois State Board of Plumbing 18 Examiners. 19 "Building drain" means that part of the lowest horizontal 20 piping of a drainage system that receives the discharge from 21 soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of a 22 building and conveys it to 5 feet beyond the foundation walls 23 where it is connected to the building sewer. 24 "Building sewer" means that part of the horizontal piping 25 of a drainage system that extends from the end of the 26 building drain, receives the discharge of the building drain 27 and conveys it to a public sewer or private sewage disposal 28 system. 29 "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public 30 Health. 31 "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department 32 of Public Health. 33 "Governmental unit" means a city, village, incorporated HB0442 Engrossed -3- LRB9102121ACtm 1 town, county, or sanitary or water district. 2 "Lawn sprinkler system" means any irrigation system of 3 lawn, shrubbery and other vegetation from any potable water 4 sources; and from any water sources, whether or not potable, 5 in: (i) any county with a population of 3,000,000 or more; 6 (ii) any county with a population of 275,000 or more which is 7 contiguous in whole or in part to a county with a population 8 of 3,000,000 or more; and (iii) any county with a population 9 of 37,000 or more but less than 150,000 which is contiguous 10 to 2 or more counties with respective populations in excess 11 of 275,000. Such system includes without limitation the water 12 supply piping, valves and sprinkler heads or other irrigation 13 outlets. Lawn sprinkler system does not include an 14 irrigation system used primarily for agricultural purposes. 15 "Person" means any natural person, firm, corporation, 16 partnership, or association. 17 "Plumber" means any licensed person authorized to perform 18 plumbing as defined in this Act, but does not include retired 19 plumbers as defined in this Act. 20 "Plumbing" means the actual installation, repair, 21 maintenance, alteration or extension of a plumbing system by 22 any person. 23 Plumbing includes all piping, fixtures, appurtenances and 24 appliances for a supply of water for all purposes, including 25 without limitation lawn sprinkler systems, from the source of 26 a private water supply on the premises or from the main in 27 the street, alley or at the curb to, within and about any 28 building or buildings where a person or persons live, work or 29 assemble. 30 Plumbing includes all piping, from discharge of pumping 31 units to and including pressure tanks in water supply 32 systems. 33 Plumbing includes all piping, fixtures, appurtenances, 34 and appliances for a building drain and a sanitary drainage HB0442 Engrossed -4- LRB9102121ACtm 1 and related ventilation system of any building or buildings 2 where a person or persons live, work or assemble from the 3 point of connection of such building drain to the building 4 sewer or private sewage disposal system 5 feet beyond the 5 foundation walls. 6 Plumbing does not mean or include the trade of 7 drain-laying, the trade of drilling water wells which 8 constitute the sources of private water supplies, and of 9 making connections between such wells and pumping units in 10 the water supply systems of buildings served by such private 11 water supplies, or the business of installing water softening 12 equipment and of maintaining and servicing the same, or the 13 business of manufacturing or selling plumbing fixtures, 14 appliances, equipment or hardware, or to the installation and 15 servicing of electrical equipment sold by a not-for-profit 16 corporation providing electrification on a cooperative basis, 17 that either on or before January 1, 1971, is or has been 18 financed in whole or in part under the federal "Rural 19 Electrification Act of 1936" and the Acts amendatory thereof 20 and supplementary thereto, to its members for use on farms 21 owned by individuals or operated by individuals, nor does it 22 mean or include minor repairs which do not require changes in 23 the piping to or from plumbing fixtures or involve the 24 removal, replacement, installation or re-installation of any 25 pipe or plumbing fixtures. Plumbing does not include the 26 installation, repair, maintenance, alteration or extension of 27 building sewers. 28 "Plumbing contractor" means any person who performs 29 plumbing, as defined in this Act, for another person. 30 "Plumbing contractor" shall not include licensed plumbers and 31 licensed apprentice plumbers who are employed by persons 32 engaged in the plumbing business or are in the sole employ of 33 another person for the performance of plumbing for that other 34 person alone including, but not limited to, hospital, HB0442 Engrossed -5- LRB9102121ACtm 1 university, or business maintenance staffs. "Plumbing 2 contractors" are required to be licensed pursuant to the 3 provisions of this Act. 4 "Plumbing fixtures" means installed receptacles, devices 5 or appliances that are supplied with water or that receive or 6 discharge liquids or liquid borne wastes, with or without 7 discharge into the drainage system with which they may be 8 directly or indirectly connected. 9 "Plumbing system" means the water service, water supply 10 and distribution pipes; plumbing fixtures and traps; soil, 11 waste and vent pipes; building drains; including their 12 respective connections, devices and appurtenances. Plumbing 13 system does not include building sewers as defined in this 14 Act. 15 "Retired plumber" means any licensed plumber in good 16 standing who meets the requirements of this Act and the 17 requirements prescribed by Department rule to be licensed as 18 a retired plumber and voluntarily surrenders his plumber's 19 license to the Department, in exchange for a retired 20 plumber's license. Retired plumbers cannot perform plumbing 21 as defined in this Act, cannot sponsor or supervise 22 apprentice plumbers, and cannot inspect plumbing under this 23 Act. A retired plumber cannot fulfill the requirements of 24 subsection (3) of Section 3 of this Act. 25 "Supervision" with respect to first and second year 26 licensed apprentice plumbers means that such apprentices must 27 perform all designing and planning of plumbing systems and 28 all plumbing as defined in this Act under the direct personal 29 supervision of the sponsor or his or her agent who must also 30 be an Illinois licensed plumber, except for maintenance and 31 repair work on existing plumbing systems done by second year 32 apprentice plumbers; provided that before performing any 33 maintenance and repair work without such supervision, such 34 apprentice has received the minimum number of hours of annual HB0442 Engrossed -6- LRB9102121ACtm 1 classroom instruction recommended by the United States 2 Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training 3 for apprentice plumbers in a Bureau of Apprenticeship and 4 Training approved plumber apprenticeship program or its 5 equivalent. "Supervision" with respect to all other 6 apprentice plumbers means that, except for maintenance and 7 repair work on existing plumbing systems, any plumbing done 8 by such apprentices must be inspected daily, after initial 9 rough-in and after completion by the sponsor or his or her 10 agent who is also an Illinois licensed plumber. In addition, 11 all repair and maintenance work done by a licensed apprentice 12 plumber on an existing plumbing system must be approved by 13 the sponsor or his or her agent who is also an Illinois 14 licensed plumber. 15 "Sponsor" is an Illinois licensed plumber or an approved 16 apprenticeship program that has accepted an individual as an 17 Illinois licensed apprentice plumber for education and 18 training in the field of plumbing and whose name and license 19 number or apprenticeship program number shall appear on the 20 individual's application for an apprentice plumber's license. 21 "Sponsored" means that each Illinois licensed apprentice 22 plumber has been accepted by an Illinois licensed plumber or 23 an approved apprenticeship program for apprenticeship 24 training. 25 (Source: P.A. 89-665, eff. 8-14-96.) 26 (225 ILCS 320/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 1103) 27 Sec. 3. (1) All planning and designing of plumbing 28 systems and all plumbing shall be performed only by plumbers 29 licensed under the provisions of this Act hereinafter called 30 "licensed plumbers" and "licensed apprentice plumbers". The 31 inspection of plumbing and plumbing systems shall be done 32 only by the sponsor or his or her agent who shall be an 33 Illinois licensed plumber. Nothing herein contained shall HB0442 Engrossed -7- LRB9102121ACtm 1 prohibit licensed plumbers or licensed apprentice plumbers 2 under supervision from planning, designing, inspecting, 3 installing, repairing, maintaining, altering or extending 4 building sewers in accordance with this Act. No person who 5 holds a license or certificate of registration under the 6 Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, or the Structural 7 Engineering Licensing Act of 1989, or the Professional 8 Engineering Practice Act of 1989 shall be prevented from 9 planning and designing plumbing systems. 10 (2) Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the owner 11 occupant or lessee occupant of a single family residence, or 12 the owner of a single family residence under construction for 13 his or her occupancy, from planning, installing, altering or 14 repairing the plumbing system of such residence, provided 15 that (i) such plumbing shall comply with the minimum 16 standards for plumbing contained in the Illinois State 17 Plumbing Code, and shall be subject to inspection by the 18 Department or the local governmental unit if it retains a 19 licensed plumber as an inspector; and (ii) such owner, owner 20 occupant or lessee occupant shall not employ other than a 21 plumber licensed pursuant to this Act to assist him or her. 22 For purposes of this subsection, a person shall be 23 considered an "occupant" if and only if he or she has taken 24 possession of and is living in the premises as his or her 25 bona fide sole and exclusive residence, or, in the case of 26 an owner of a single family residence under construction for 27 his or her occupancy, he or she expects to take possession of 28 and live in the premises as his or her bona fide sole and 29 exclusive residence, and he or she has a current intention to 30 live in such premises as his or her bona fide sole and 31 exclusive residence for a period of not less than 6 months 32 after the completion of the plumbing work performed pursuant 33 to the authorization of this subsection, or, in the case of 34 an owner of a single family residence under construction for HB0442 Engrossed -8- LRB9102121ACtm 1 his or her occupancy, for a period of not less than 6 months 2 after the completion of construction of the residence. 3 Failure to possess and live in the premises as a sole and 4 exclusive residence for a period of 6 months or more shall 5 create a rebuttable presumption of a lack of such intention. 6 (3) (Blank). The employees of a firm, association,7 partnership or corporation who engage in plumbing shall be8 licensed plumbers or licensed apprentice plumbers. At least9 one member of every firm, association or partnership engaged10 in plumbing work, and at least one corporate officer of every11 corporation engaged in plumbing work, as the case may be,12 shall be a licensed plumber. A retired plumber cannot fulfill13 the requirements of this subsection (3).14 (4) (a) A licensed apprentice plumber shall plan, design 15 and install plumbing only under the supervision of the 16 sponsor or his or her agent who is also an Illinois 17 licensed plumber. 18 (b) An applicant for licensing as an apprentice 19 plumber shall be at least 16 years of age and apply on 20 the application form provided by the Department. Such 21 application shall verify that the applicant is sponsored 22 by an Illinois licensed plumber or an approved 23 apprenticeship program and shall contain the name and 24 license number of the licensed plumber or program 25 sponsor. 26 (c) No licensed plumber shall sponsor more than 2 27 licensed apprentice plumbers at the same time. If 2 28 licensed apprentice plumbers are sponsored by a plumber 29 at the same time, one of the apprentices must have, at a 30 minimum, 2 years experience as a licensed apprentice. No 31 licensed plumber sponsor or his or her agent may 32 supervise 2 licensed apprentices with less than 2 years 33 experience at the same time. The sponsor or agent shall 34 supervise and be responsible for the plumbing performed HB0442 Engrossed -9- LRB9102121ACtm 1 by a licensed apprentice. 2 (d) No agent shall supervise more than 2 licensed 3 apprentices at the same time. 4 (e) No licensed plumber may, in any capacity, 5 supervise more than 2 licensed apprentice plumbers at the 6 same time. 7 (f) No approved apprenticeship program may sponsor 8 more licensed apprentices than 2 times the number of 9 licensed plumbers available to supervise those licensed 10 apprentices. 11 (g) No approved apprenticeship program may sponsor 12 more licensed apprentices with less than 2 years 13 experience than it has licensed plumbers available to 14 supervise those licensed apprentices. 15 (h) No individual shall work as an apprentice 16 plumber unless he or she is properly licensed under this 17 Act. The Department shall issue an apprentice plumber's 18 license to each approved applicant. 19 (i) No licensed apprentice plumber shall serve more 20 than a 6 year licensed apprenticeship period. If, upon 21 completion of a 6 year licensed apprenticeship period, 22 such licensed apprentice plumber does not apply for the 23 examination for a plumber's license and successfully pass 24 the examination for a plumber's license, his or her 25 apprentice plumber's license shall not be renewed. 26 Nothing contained in P.A. 83-878, entitled "An Act in 27 relation to professions", approved September 26, 1983, was 28 intended by the General Assembly nor should it be construed 29 to require the employees of a governmental unit or privately 30 owned municipal water supplier who operate, maintain or 31 repair a water or sewer plant facility which is owned or 32 operated by such governmental unit or privately owned 33 municipal water supplier to be licensed plumbers under this 34 Act. In addition, nothing contained in P.A. 83-878 was HB0442 Engrossed -10- LRB9102121ACtm 1 intended by the General Assembly nor should it be construed 2 to permit persons other than licensed plumbers to perform the 3 installation, repair, maintenance or replacement of plumbing 4 fixtures, such as toilet facilities, floor drains, showers 5 and lavatories, and the piping attendant to those fixtures, 6 within such facility or in the construction of a new 7 facility. 8 Nothing contained in P.A. 83-878, entitled "An Act in 9 relation to professions", approved September 26, 1983, was 10 intended by the General Assembly nor should it be construed 11 to require the employees of a governmental unit or privately 12 owned municipal water supplier who install, repair or 13 maintain water service lines from water mains in the street, 14 alley or curb line to private property lines and who install, 15 repair or maintain water meters to be licensed plumbers under 16 this Act if such work was customarily performed prior to the 17 effective date of such Act by employees of such governmental 18 unit or privately owned municipal water supplier who were not 19 licensed plumbers. Any such work which was customarily 20 performed prior to the effective date of such Act by persons 21 who were licensed plumbers or subcontracted to persons who 22 were licensed plumbers must continue to be performed by 23 persons who are licensed plumbers or subcontracted to persons 24 who are licensed plumbers. When necessary under this Act, 25 the Department shall make the determination whether or not 26 persons who are licensed plumbers customarily performed such 27 work. 28 (Source: P.A. 89-665, eff. 8-14-96.) 29 (225 ILCS 320/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 1107) 30 Sec. 8. The Director shall: 31 (1) Prepare forms for application for examination for a 32 plumber's license. 33 (2) Prepare and issue licenses as provided in this Act. HB0442 Engrossed -11- LRB9102121ACtm 1 (3) With the aid of the Board prescribe rules and 2 regulations for examination of applicants for plumber's 3 licenses. 4 (4) With the aid of the Board prepare and give uniform 5 and comprehensive examinations to applicants for a plumber's 6 license which shall test their knowledge and qualifications 7 in the planning and design of plumbing systems, their 8 knowledge, qualifications, and manual skills in plumbing, and 9 their knowledge of the State's minimum code of standards 10 relating to fixtures, materials, design and installation 11 methods of plumbing systems, promulgated pursuant to this 12 Act. 13 (5) Issue a plumber's license and license renewal to 14 every applicant who has passed the examination and who has 15 paid the required license and renewal fee. 16 (6) Prescribe rules for hearings to deny, suspend, 17 revoke or reinstate licenses as provided in this Act. 18 (7) Maintain a current record showing (a) the names and 19 addresses of licensed plumbing contractors, licensed 20 plumbers, licensed apprentice plumbers, and licensed retired 21 plumbers, (b) the dates of issuance of licenses, (c) the date 22 and substance of the charges set forth in any hearing for 23 denial, suspension or revocation of any license, (d) the date 24 and substance of the final order issued upon each such 25 hearing, and (e) the date and substance of all petitions for 26 reinstatement of license and final orders on such petitions. 27 (8) Prescribe, in consultation with the Board, uniform 28 and reasonable rules defining what constitutes an approved 29 course of instruction in plumbing, in colleges, universities, 30 or trade schools, and approve or disapprove the courses of 31 instruction offered by such colleges, universities, or trade 32 schools by reference to their compliance or noncompliance 33 with such rules. Such rules shall be designed to assure that 34 an approved course of instruction will adequately teach the HB0442 Engrossed -12- LRB9102121ACtm 1 design, planning, installation, replacement, extension, 2 alteration and repair of plumbing. 3 (Source: P.A. 89-665, eff. 8-14-96.) 4 (225 ILCS 320/13.1 new) 5 Sec. 13.1. Plumbing contractors; license required; 6 applications. 7 (1) After May 1, 2001 all plumbing contractors doing 8 business in Illinois shall be licensed in accordance with the 9 provisions of this Act. 10 (2) Application for licensure shall be filed with the 11 Department each year on or before the first day of May in 12 writing on forms prepared and furnished by the Department. 13 All plumbing contractor licenses shall expire on the last day 14 of April of each year. 15 (3) Applications shall contain the name, address, and 16 telephone number of the person and the Illinois plumber's 17 license number of (i) the individual, if a sole 18 proprietorship; (ii) the partner, if a partnership; or, (iii) 19 an officer, if a corporation. The application shall contain 20 the business name and address, evidence of financial 21 responsibility, and such other information as the Department 22 may by rule require. 23 (4) Applicants shall submit to the Department a 24 certificate documenting that the contractor carries liability 25 insurance, self insurance, group insurance, group self 26 insurance, a letter of credit, or bond in an amount of at 27 least $20,000 for work performed in accordance with this Act 28 and the rules promulgated thereunder. No contractor may be 29 licensed in the absence of a certificate. Certificates must 30 be in force at all times during licensure. 31 (5) At least one owner or officer of every licensed 32 plumbing contractor shall be licensed as a plumber in 33 accordance with this Act. All employees of a licensed HB0442 Engrossed -13- LRB9102121ACtm 1 plumbing contractor who engage in plumbing work shall be 2 licensed as plumbers or apprentice plumbers in accordance 3 with this Act. 4 (6) Licensed plumbing contractors shall submit an annual 5 licensure fee to be established by rule. 6 (7) Plumbing contractor licenses shall be renewed 7 annually upon submission of the licensure fee and proof of 8 the $20,000 performance indemnification 30 days prior to 9 expiration. 10 (8) The Department shall be notified in advance of any 11 change of business structure, business name, business 12 location, or the addition or deletion of the owner or officer 13 who is the licensed plumber listed in the application. 14 Failure to notify the Department of this information shall be 15 grounds for suspension or revocation of the plumbing 16 contractor's license. 17 (225 ILCS 320/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 1113) 18 Sec. 14. License renewal; continuing education. All 19 plumbing contractor's licenses, plumber's licenses, and 20 apprentice plumber's licenses issued under this Act shall 21 expire on April 30 next following date of issuance. The term 22 for retired plumber's licenses shall be prescribed by 23 Department rule after consultation with the Board of Plumbing 24 Examiners. 25 An apprentice plumber's license shall also expire the 26 date that the licensed plumber sponsor of such licensed 27 apprentice plumber severs his or her sponsor status with the 28 licensed apprentice plumber. The licensed plumber sponsor 29 shall immediately notify the Department of the severance of 30 his or her relationship with the licensed apprentice plumber. 31 Such apprentice plumber may, on forms provided by the 32 Department, apply for reinstatement of his or her apprentice 33 license by submitting to the Department a new application and HB0442 Engrossed -14- LRB9102121ACtm 1 new apprentice plumber's license fee. The application shall 2 verify that the applicant for reinstatement of his or her 3 apprentice plumber's license is sponsored by an Illinois 4 licensed plumber. If the applicant is employed by a firm, 5 the application shall contain the name and license number of 6 an Illinois licensed plumber employee of the firm or name and 7 license number of an Illinois licensed plumber member of the 8 firm, or name and Illinois plumber's license number of an 9 officer of a corporation who is the sponsor. Licensed 10 apprentice plumbers shall not accumulate more than 6 years as 11 a licensed apprentice plumber. 12 Upon the recommendation of the Board, the Department may 13 require by rule that each licensed plumber annually complete 14 a minimum number of hours of classroom instruction and 15 provide evidence of attending the classes before receiving a 16 renewal plumber license. A continuing education requirement 17 established by the Department for all licensed plumbers shall 18 not exceed 15 hours per year. In addition, the Department 19 shall by rule establish guidelines for additional continuing 20 education to be required for licensed plumbers found to have 21 committed repeated Plumbing Code violations. In support of 22 these requirements, the Department shall by rule establish 23 curricula for continuing education and requirements for 24 instructors and may certify instructors and training programs 25 and schools for continuing education. 26 A plumber's license and an apprentice plumber's license 27 may be renewed for a period of one year from each succeeding 28 May 1st upon payment prior to May 1st of the required renewal 29 fee and submission of required evidence of successful 30 completion of any required continuing education courses. 31 Application for renewal shall be on forms provided by the 32 Department. An application for renewal of licenses received 33 by the Department after May 1st shall include the annual 34 renewal fees plus reinstatement fees, provided that the HB0442 Engrossed -15- LRB9102121ACtm 1 apprentice plumber's application is received by November 1 of 2 the same year. 3 A plumber licensed pursuant to this Act whose license has 4 been expired for a period of less than 5 years may apply to 5 the Department for reinstatement of his or her plumber's 6 license. The Department shall issue such license renewal 7 provided the applicant pays to the Department all lapsed 8 renewal fees, plus the reinstatement fee. A plumber 9 licensed pursuant to this Act who has permitted his or her 10 license to expire for more than 5 years may apply, in 11 writing, to the Department for restoration of his or her 12 license. The Department shall restore his or her license 13 provided he or she pays to the Department the required 14 restoration fee and shall successfully pass the examination 15 for an Illinois plumber's license. The restoration fee 16 includes the applicant's examination fee. Failure by the 17 applicant to successfully pass the plumber's license 18 examination shall be sufficient grounds for the Department to 19 withhold issuance of the requested restoration of the 20 applicant's plumber's license. The applicant may retake the 21 examination in accordance with the provisions of this Act. 22 A retired plumber licensed under this Act who has 23 surrendered his or her plumber's license for a period of less 24 than 5 years may apply to the Department for reinstatement of 25 his or her plumber's license. The Department shall renew the 26 license provided the applicant pays to the Department any 27 reinstatement fee required by Department rule. A retired 28 plumber licensed under this Act who has surrendered his or 29 her plumber's license for a period of more than 5 years may 30 apply in writing to the Department for restoration of his or 31 her license. The Department shall restore his or her license 32 provided he or she pays to the Department the restoration fee 33 required by Department rule and successfully passes the 34 examination for an Illinois plumber's license. The HB0442 Engrossed -16- LRB9102121ACtm 1 restoration fee includes the applicant's examination fee. 2 Failure by the applicant to successfully pass the plumber's 3 license examination shall be sufficient grounds for the 4 Department to withhold issuance of the requested restoration 5 of the applicant's plumber's license. The applicant may 6 retake the examination in accordance with the provisions of 7 this Act. 8 (Source: P.A. 89-665, eff. 8-14-96; 90-714, eff. 8-7-98.) 9 (225 ILCS 320/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 1119) 10 Sec. 20. Grounds for discipline. (1) The Director may 11 deny, revoke or suspend a license when findings show one or 12 more of the following: 13 (a) That the licensee obtained or conspired with 14 others to obtain a license by inducing the issuance 15 thereof in consideration of the payment of money or 16 delivery of any other thing of value or by and through 17 misrepresentation of facts. 18 (b) That the licensee willfully violated any law of 19 this State or any rule, regulation or code promulgated 20 thereunder regulating plumbing, licensed plumbing 21 contractors, licensed plumbers, licensed apprentice 22 plumbers, licensed retired plumbers, water well pump 23 installations and private sewage disposal systems. 24 (c) That the licensee has been guilty of negligence 25 or incompetence in the performance of plumbing. 26 (d) That the licensee has loaned or in any manner 27 transferred his or her license to another person. 28 (e) That the sponsor or his or her agent has failed 29 to properly supervise a licensed apprentice plumber. 30 (2) If a license is suspended or revoked, the license 31 shall be surrendered to the Department but, if suspended, it 32 shall be returned to the licensee upon the termination of the 33 suspension period. HB0442 Engrossed -17- LRB9102121ACtm 1 The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the 2 license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay 3 the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to 4 pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as 5 required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois 6 Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of 7 any such tax Act are satisfied. 8 (Source: P.A. 87-885.) 9 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 10 becoming law.
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