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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Regulatory Sunset Act is amended by changing
5Sections 4.24 and by adding 4.34 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 80/4.24)
7    Sec. 4.24. Acts and Section repealed on January 1, 2014.
8The following Acts and Section of an Act are repealed on
9January 1, 2014:
10    The Electrologist Licensing Act.
11    The Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984.
12    The Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act.
13    The Illinois Public Accounting Act.
14    The Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security,
15Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.
16    The Registered Surgical Assistant and Registered Surgical
17Technologist Title Protection Act.
18    Section 2.5 of the Illinois Plumbing License Law.
19    The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004.
20(Source: P.A. 97-1139, eff. 12-28-12.)
21    (5 ILCS 80/4.34 new)
22    Sec. 4.34. Act repealed on January 1, 2024. The following



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1Act is repealed on January 1, 2024:
2    The Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984.
3    Section 10. The Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act
4of 1984 is amended by changing Sections 3, 3.5, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
510, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 23.4,
623.5, 23.6, 23.7, 23.8, 23.9, 23.10, 23.11, 23.12, 23.13,
723.14, 23.15, 23.16, 24, 25, 26.1, and 27 and by adding
8Sections 12.1 and 23.2a as follows:
9    (225 ILCS 415/3)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6203)
10    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
11    Sec. 3. License required. No person may practice shorthand
12reporting on a temporary or permanent basis in this State
13without being certified under this Act. This Act does not
14prohibit any non-resident practicing shorthand reporter from
15practicing shorthand reporting in this State as on a purely
16temporary basis with reference to one single proceeding.
17(Source: P.A. 87-481; 87-576.)
18    (225 ILCS 415/3.5)
19    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
20    Sec. 3.5. Uncertified practice; violation; civil penalty.
21    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts
22to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a shorthand
23reporter without being certified under this Act shall, in



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1addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil
2penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000
3$5,000 for each offense as determined by the Department and the
4assessment of costs as provided under Section 23.3 of this Act.
5The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a
6hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in
7this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the
8discipline of a licensee.
9    (b) The Department has the authority and power to
10investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
11    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after
12the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The
13order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and
14execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from
15any court of record.
16    (d) All moneys collected under this Section shall be
17deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
18(Source: P.A. 89-474, eff. 6-18-96.)
19    (225 ILCS 415/4)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6204)
20    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
21    Sec. 4. In this Act:
22    (1) "Department" means the Department of Financial and
23Professional Regulation.
24    (2) "Secretary" "Director" means the Secretary Director of
25Financial and Professional Regulation.



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1    (3) "Board" means the Certified Shorthand Reporters Board
2appointed by the Secretary Director.
3    (4) "The practice of shorthand reporting" means reporting,
4by the use of any system of manual or mechanical shorthand
5writing, of Grand Jury proceedings, court proceedings, court
6related proceedings, pretrial examinations, depositions,
7motions and related proceedings of like character, or
8proceedings of an administrative agency when the final decision
9of the agency with reference thereto is likely to be subject to
10judicial review under the provisions of the Administrative
11Review Law.
12    (5) "Shorthand reporter" means a person who is technically
13qualified and certified under this Act to practice shorthand
15    (6) "Stenographic notes" means the original notes by manual
16or mechanical shorthand or shorthand writing taken by a
17shorthand reporter of a proceeding while in attendance at such
18proceeding for the purpose of reporting the same.
19    (7) "Address of record" means the designated address
20recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's
21application file or license file as maintained by the
22Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the
23applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of
24address and those changes must be made either through the
25Department's Internet website or by contacting the Department.
26(Source: P.A. 87-481; 87-576.)



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1    (225 ILCS 415/6)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6206)
2    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
3    Sec. 6. Restricted certificate. Upon receipt of a written
4request from the Chief Judge of the reporter's circuit, the
5Department shall, upon payment of the required fee, issue to
6any reporter who has been appointed in counties of less than
71,000,000 in population, has been and examined under the Court
8Reporters Act, and has except those who have achieved an "A"
9proficiency rating, a restricted certificate by which such
10official court reporter may then lawfully engage in reporting
11only court proceedings to which he may be assigned by the Chief
12Judge of his circuit.
13    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the
14certificate of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay
15the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay
16any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required
17by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of
18Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax
19Act are satisfied.
20(Source: P.A. 95-146, eff. 1-1-08.)
21    (225 ILCS 415/7)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6207)
22    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
23    Sec. 7. Administration of Act.
24    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties



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1prescribed by The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the
2administration of licensing Acts and shall exercise such other
3powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purposes of
4this Act.
5    (b) The Secretary Director may promulgate rules consistent
6with the provisions of this Act for the administration and
7enforcement thereof, and for the payment of fees connected
8therewith, and may prescribe forms which shall be issued in
9connection therewith. The rules may shall include standards and
10criteria for licensure and professional conduct and
11discipline. The Department may shall consult with the Board in
12promulgating rules. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be
13transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the
14Board's response and any recommendations made therein. The
15Department shall notify the Board in writing with proper
16explanation of deviations from the Board's recommendations and
18    (c) The Department may at any time seek the advice and the
19expert knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the
20administration of this Act.
21    (d) (Blank). The Department shall issue quarterly a report
22to the Board of the status of all complaints related to the
23profession filed with the Department.
24(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
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1    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
2    Sec. 8. Certified Shorthand Reporters Board. The Secretary
3Director shall appoint a certified Shorthand Reporters Board as
4follows: 7 persons who shall be appointed by and shall serve in
5an advisory capacity to the Secretary Director. Six members
6must be certified shorthand reporters, in good standing, and
7actively engaged in the practice of shorthand reporting in this
8State for ten years, and one member must be a member of the
9public who is not certified under this Act, or a similar Act of
10another jurisdiction.
11    Members shall serve 4 year terms and until their successors
12are appointed and qualified, except that of the initial
13appointments, one member shall be appointed to serve for one
14year, 2 shall be appointed to serve for 2 years, 2 shall be
15appointed to serve for 3 years, and the remaining one, who
16shall be the public member, shall be appointed to serve for 4
17years, until their successors are appointed and qualified. No
18member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would
19cause his continuous service on the Board to be longer than 2
20full consecutive terms. 8 successive years. Service prior to
21the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 shall be
22considered. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the
23same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion
24of the vacated term. Initial terms shall begin upon the
25effective date of this Act.
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1representation from the geographic areas in this State. In
2making appointments to the Board, the Secretary Director shall
3give consideration to recommendations by national and State
4organizations of the shorthand reporter profession and shall
5promptly give notice to such organizations of any vacancy in
6the membership of the Board.
7    Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A
8quorum is required for all Board decisions.
9    The Secretary may remove or suspend any member of the Board
10for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term.
11The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause. Director may
12terminate the appointment of any member for cause which in the
13opinion of the Director reasonably justifies such termination.
14    The Secretary Director shall consider the recommendations
15of the Board on questions involving standards of professional
16conduct, discipline and qualifications of candidates and
17certificate holders under this Act.
18    Members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all
19legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses incurred in
20attending the meetings of the Board.
21    Members of the Board have no liability in any action based
22upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activity performed
23in good faith as members of the Board.
24    The Director may remove any member who fails to attend 3
25consecutive meetings unless the member has a medical excuse.
26(Source: P.A. 91-827, eff. 6-13-00.)



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1    (225 ILCS 415/9)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6209)
2    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
3    Sec. 9. Qualifications. Applications for original
4certificates shall be made to the Department in writing on
5forms prescribed by the Department and shall be accompanied by
6the required fee, which shall not be returnable. Any such
7application shall require such information as in the judgment
8of the Department will enable the Department to pass on the
9qualifications of the applicant for certification.
10    In determining competency, the Department shall require
11proof that the applicant has a good understanding of the
12English language, including reading, spelling and vocabulary,
13and that the applicant has sufficient ability to accurately
14report any of the matters comprising the practice of shorthand
15reporting as herein defined, by the use of any system of manual
16or mechanical shorthand or shorthand writing, and a clear
17understanding of obligations between a shorthand reporter and
18the parties to any proceedings reported, as well as the
19provisions of this Act.
20(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
21    (225 ILCS 415/10)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6210)
22    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
23    Sec. 10. The Department shall authorize examinations at
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1The examination shall be of a character to give a fair test of
2the qualifications of the applicant to practice shorthand
4    Applicants for examination as certified shorthand
5reporters shall be required to pay, either to the Department or
6the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of
7providing the examination. Failure to appear for the
8examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place
9specified, after the applicant's application for examination
10has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the
11designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of
12the examination fee.
13    If an applicant neglects, fails or refuses to take the next
14available examination offered or fails to pass an examination
15for certification under this Act, the application shall be
16denied. If an applicant for examination for certification under
17this Act fails to pass the examination within 3 years after
18filing his application, the application shall be denied.
19However, such applicant may thereafter make a new application
20accompanied by the required fee.
21    The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of
22preparing and conducting examinations.
23    An applicant has one year from the date of notification of
24successful completion of the examination to apply to the
25Department for a license. If an applicant fails to apply within
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1examination again unless licensed in another jurisdiction of
2the United States within one year of passing the examination.
3(Source: P.A. 86-615.)
4    (225 ILCS 415/11)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6211)
5    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
6    Sec. 11. Qualifications; application. A person shall be
7qualified for certification as a certified shorthand reporter
9    A. That person has applied in writing in form and substance
10to the Department; and
11        (1) (Blank);
12        (2) Is of good moral character, the determination of
13    which shall take into account but not be totally based upon
14    any felony conviction of the applicant; and
15        (3) Has graduated from a high school or secondary
16    school or its equivalent; and
17    B. That person has successfully completed the examination
18authorized by the Department.
19(Source: P.A. 89-387, eff. 8-20-95.)
20    (225 ILCS 415/12.1 new)
21    Sec. 12.1. Social Security Number on license application.
22In addition to any other information required to be contained
23in the application, every application for an original license
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1Number, which shall be retained in the Department's records
2pertaining to the license. As soon as practicable, the
3Department shall assign a customer's identification number to
4each applicant for a license. Every application for a renewal
5or restored license shall require the applicant's customer
6identification number.
7    (225 ILCS 415/14)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6214)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
9    Sec. 14. Expiration, renewal, and military service. The
10expiration date and renewal period for each certificate issued
11under this Act shall be set by rule.
12    Any certified shorthand reporter who has permitted his
13certificate to expire or who has had his certificate on
14inactive status may have his certificate restored by making
15application to the Department, filing proof acceptable to the
16Department of his fitness to have his certificate restored and
17paying the required restoration fee. The Department may
18consider a certificate expired less than 5 years as prima facie
19evidence that the applicant is fit. If a certificate has
20expired or has been placed on inactive status and the applicant
21has practiced in another jurisdiction during such period,
22satisfactory proof of fitness may include sworn evidence
23certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction.
24    If the certified shorthand reporter has not maintained an
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1Department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation
2program established by rule, his fitness to resume active
3status and shall, by rule, establish procedures and
4requirements for restoration may require the certified
5shorthand reporter to successfully complete a practical
7    However, any certified shorthand reporter whose
8certificate expired while he was (1) in Federal Service on
9active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, or the
10State Militia called into service or training, or (2) in
11training or education under the supervision of the United
12States preliminary to induction into the military service, may
13have his certificate renewed or restored without paying any
14lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after termination of such
15service, training or education except under conditions other
16than honorable, he furnished the Department with satisfactory
17evidence to the effect that he has been so engaged and that his
18service, training or education has been so terminated.
19(Source: P.A. 84-427.)
20    (225 ILCS 415/15)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6215)
21    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
22    Sec. 15. Inactive status. Any certified shorthand reporter
23who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by
24the Department, may elect to place his certificate on an
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1be excused from payment of renewal fees until he notifies the
2Department in writing of his desire to resume active status.
3    Any certified shorthand reporter requesting restoration
4from inactive status shall be required to pay the current
5renewal fee and shall be required to restore his certificate,
6as provided in Section 14.
7    Any certified shorthand reporter whose certificate is in an
8inactive status shall not practice shorthand reporting in the
9State of Illinois.
10(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
11    (225 ILCS 415/16)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6216)
12    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
13    Sec. 16. Endorsement; licensure without examination. The
14Department may certify shall register as a certified shorthand
15reporter, without examination, on payment of the required fee,
16an applicant who is a certified shorthand reporter registered
17under the laws of another jurisdiction, if the requirements for
18certification of certified shorthand reporters in that
19jurisdiction were, at the date of his certification,
20substantially equivalent to the requirements in force in this
21State on that date.
22    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
23complete the application process. If the process has not been
24completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee
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1requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
2(Source: P.A. 86-615; 87-481; 87-576.)
3    (225 ILCS 415/17)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6217)
4    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
5    Sec. 17. Fees; returned checks; expiration while in
7    (a) The fees for the administration and enforcement of this
8Act, including but not limited to, original certification,
9renewal and restoration of a license issued under this Act,
10shall be set by rule. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
11    (b) All fees, fines, and penalties Beginning July 1, 2003,
12all of the fees and fines collected under this Act shall be
13deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and shall
14be appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and
15contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of
16this Act.
17    (c) Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the
18Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the
19financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the
20Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the
21Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section
22are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act
23prohibiting unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed
24license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of
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1check or money order within 30 calendar days of the
2notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date
3of the notification, the person has failed to submit the
4necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically
5terminate the license or certificate or deny the application,
6without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person
7seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the
8Department for restoration or issuance of the license or
9certificate and pay all fees and fines due to the Department.
10The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an
11application for restoration of a license or certificate to pay
12all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary
13Director may waive the fines due under this Section in
14individual cases where the Secretary Director finds that the
15fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
16    However, any person whose license has expired while he has
17been engaged (l) in federal or state service active duty, or
18(2) in training or education under the supervision of the
19United States preliminary to induction into the military
20service, may have his license renewed, reinstated or restored
21without paying any lapsed renewal and restoration fees, if
22within 2 years after termination of such service, training or
23education other than by dishonorable discharge, he furnishes
24the Department with satisfactory proof that he has been so
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1(Source: P.A. 92-146, eff. 1-1-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03; 93-460,
2eff. 8-8-03.)
3    (225 ILCS 415/18)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6218)
4    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
5    Sec. 18. Roster. The Department shall maintain a roster of
6the names and addresses of all certificate holders and of all
7persons whose certificates have been suspended, revoked or
8placed on inactive or nonrenewed status within the previous
9year. This roster shall be available upon written request and
10payment of the required fee.
11(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
12    (225 ILCS 415/19)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6219)
13    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
14    Sec. 19. Advertising. Any person certified under this Act
15may advertise the availability of professional services in the
16public media or on the premises where such professional
17services are rendered as permitted by law, on the condition
18that such advertising is truthful and not misleading and is in
19conformity with rules promulgated by the Department.
20Advertisements shall not include false, fraudulent, deceptive,
21or misleading material or guarantees of success.
22Advertisements shall also not include any offers of any gift or
23item of value to attorneys or their staff or any other persons
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1(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
2    (225 ILCS 415/20)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6220)
3    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
4    Sec. 20. Professional service corporations. Nothing in
5this Act shall restrict certificate holders from forming
6professional service corporations under the provisions of the
7Professional Service Corporation Act.
8(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
9    (225 ILCS 415/23)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6223)
10    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
11    Sec. 23. Grounds for disciplinary action.
12    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may
13revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand or take other
14disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may
15deem appropriate, including imposing fines not to exceed
16$10,000 $5,000 for each violation and the assessment of costs
17as provided for in Section 23.3 of this Act, with regard to any
18license for any one or combination of the following:
19        (1) Material misstatement in furnishing information to
20    the Department;
21        (2) Violations of this Act, or of the rules promulgated
22    thereunder;
23        (3) Conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
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1    sentencing of any crime, including, but not limited to,
2    convictions, preceding sentences of supervision,
3    conditional discharge, or first offender probation under
4    the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States: (i) that
5    is a felony or (ii) that is a misdemeanor, an essential
6    element of which is dishonesty, or that is directly related
7    to the practice of the profession; of any crime under the
8    laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof
9    which is a felony or which is a misdemeanor, an essential
10    element of which is dishonesty, or of any crime which is
11    directly related to the practice of shorthand reporting;
12        (4) Fraud or Making any misrepresentation in applying
13    for or procuring a license under this Act or in connection
14    with applying for renewal of a license under this Act; for
15    the purpose of obtaining certification, or violating any
16    provision of this Act or the rules promulgated thereunder
17    pertaining to advertising;
18        (5) Professional incompetence; Having demonstrated
19    unworthiness, or incompetency to act as a certified
20    shorthand reporter in such manner as to safeguard the
21    interest of the public;
22        (6) Aiding or assisting another person, firm,
23    partnership or corporation in violating any provision of
24    this Act or rules;
25        (7) Failing, within 60 days, to provide information in
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1        (8) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
2    unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive,
3    defraud or harm the public;
4        (9) Habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs defined
5    in law as controlled substances, alcohol, or any other
6    substances that results in the inability to practice with
7    reasonable judgment, skill, or safety; intoxication or
8    addiction to the use of drugs;
9        (10) Discipline by another state, unit of government,
10    government agency, the District of Columbia, a territory,
11    or foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the
12    discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those
13    set forth herein;
14        (11) Charging for professional services not rendered,
15    including filing false statements for the collection of
16    fees for which services were not rendered, or giving,
17    directly or indirectly, any gift or anything of value to
18    attorneys or their staff or any other persons or entities
19    associated with any litigation, that exceeds $100 total per
20    year; for the purposes of this Section, pro bono services,
21    as defined by State law, are permissible in any amount;
22    Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving from any
23    person, firm, corporation, partnership or association any
24    fee, commission, rebate or other form of compensation for
25    professional services not actually or personally rendered;
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1    holder, after having his certificate placed on
2    probationary status, has violated the terms of probation;
3        (13) Willfully making or filing false records or
4    reports in the practice of shorthand reporting, including
5    but not limited to false records filed with State agencies
6    or departments;
7        (14) Physical illness, including but not limited to,
8    deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor
9    skill which results in the inability to practice under this
10    Act the profession with reasonable judgment, skill or
11    safety;
12        (15) Solicitation of professional services other than
13    by permitted advertising;
14        (16) Willful failure to take full and accurate
15    stenographic notes of any proceeding;
16        (17) Willful alteration of any stenographic notes
17    taken at any proceeding;
18        (18) Willful failure to accurately transcribe verbatim
19    any stenographic notes taken at any proceeding;
20        (19) Willful alteration of a transcript of
21    stenographic notes taken at any proceeding;
22        (20) Affixing one's signature to any transcript of his
23    stenographic notes or certifying to its correctness unless
24    the transcript has been prepared by him or under his
25    immediate supervision;
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1    stenographic notes or transcripts on paper or any
2    electronic media for 10 5 years from the date that the
3    notes or transcripts were taken or for 5 years from the end
4    of litigation;
5        (22) Failure to deliver transcripts in a timely manner
6    or in accordance with contractual agreements;
7        (23) Establishing contingent fees as a basis of
8    compensation; .
9        (24) Mental illness or disability that results in the
10    inability to practice under this Act with reasonable
11    judgment, skill, or safety;
12        (25) Practicing under a false or assumed name, except
13    as provided by law;
14        (26) Cheating on or attempting to subvert the licensing
15    examination administered under this Act;
16        (27) Allowing one's license under this Act to be used
17    by an unlicensed person in violation of this Act.
18    All fines imposed under this Section shall be paid within
1960 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine
20or in accordance with the terms set forth in the order imposing
21the fine.
22    (b) The determination by a circuit court that a certificate
23holder is subject to involuntary admission or judicial
24admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental
25Disabilities Code, operates as an automatic suspension. Such
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1patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or
2judicial admission, an order by the court so finding and
3discharging the patient. In any case where a license is
4suspended under this Section, the licensee may file a petition
5for restoration and shall include evidence acceptable to the
6Department that the licensee can resume practice in compliance
7with acceptable and prevailing standards of the profession. ,
8and the recommendation of the Board to the Director that the
9certificate holder be allowed to resume his practice.
10    (c) In cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family
11Services has previously determined a licensee or a potential
12licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of
13child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency to
14the Department, the Department may refuse to issue or renew or
15may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take other
16disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the
17certification of delinquency made by the Department of
18Healthcare and Family Services in accordance with item (5) of
19subsection (g) of Section 1205-15 of the Civil Administrative
20Code of Illinois.
21    (d) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a
22showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual who
23is certified under this Act or any individual who has applied
24for certification under this Act to submit to a mental or
25physical examination and evaluation, or both, which may include
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1of the Department. The Department shall specifically designate
2the examining physician licensed to practice medicine in all of
3its branches or, if applicable, the multidisciplinary team
4involved in providing the mental or physical examination and
5evaluation, or both. The multidisciplinary team shall be led by
6a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its
7branches and may consist of one or more or a combination of
8physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its
9branches, licensed chiropractic physicians, licensed clinical
10psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed
11clinical professional counselors, and other professional and
12administrative staff. Any examining physician or member of the
13multidisciplinary team may require any person ordered to submit
14to an examination and evaluation pursuant to this Section to
15submit to any additional supplemental testing deemed necessary
16to complete any examination or evaluation process, including,
17but not limited to, blood testing, urinalysis, psychological
18testing, or neuropsychological testing.
19    The Department may order the examining physician or any
20member of the multidisciplinary team to provide to the
21Department any and all records, including business records,
22that relate to the examination and evaluation, including any
23supplemental testing performed. The Department may order the
24examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team
25to present testimony concerning this examination and
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1including testimony concerning any supplemental testing or
2documents relating to the examination and evaluation. No
3information, report, record, or other documents in any way
4related to the examination and evaluation shall be excluded by
5reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to
6communication between the licensee or applicant and the
7examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary
8team. No authorization is necessary from the certified
9shorthand reporter or applicant ordered to undergo an
10evaluation and examination for the examining physician or any
11member of the multidisciplinary team to provide information,
12reports, records, or other documents or to provide any
13testimony regarding the examination and evaluation. The
14individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense,
15another physician of his or her choice present during all
16aspects of the examination.
17    Failure of any individual to submit to mental or physical
18examination and evaluation, or both, when directed, shall
19result in an automatic suspension, without hearing, until such
20time as the individual submits to the examination. If the
21Department finds a certified shorthand reporter unable to
22practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the
23Department shall require the certified shorthand reporter to
24submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved
25or designated by the Department, as a condition for continued,
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1    When the Secretary immediately suspends a certificate
2under this Section, a hearing upon the person's certificate
3must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the
4suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The
5Department shall have the authority to review the certified
6shorthand reporter's record of treatment and counseling
7regarding the impairment, to the extent permitted by applicable
8federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the
9confidentiality of medical records.
10    Individuals certified under this Act, affected under this
11Section, shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the
12Department that they can resume practice in compliance with
13acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of
14their certification.
15    (e) The Department shall deny a license or renewal
16authorized by this Act to a person who has defaulted on an
17educational loan or scholarship provided or guaranteed by the
18Illinois Student Assistance Commission or any governmental
19agency of this State in accordance with item (5) of subsection
20(g) of Section 2105-15 of the Civil Administrative Code of
22    (f) The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend
23without hearing, as provided for in the Code of Civil
24Procedure, the license of any person who fails to file a
25return, to pay the tax, penalty, or interest shown in a filed
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1interest as required by any tax Act administered by the
2Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the
3requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied in accordance
4with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Civil
5Administrative Code of Illinois.
6(Source: P.A. 91-558, eff. 8-14-99.)
7    (225 ILCS 415/23.1)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6224)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
9    Sec. 23.1. Injunctive actions; order to cease and desist.
10    (a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the
11Secretary Director may, in the name of the People of the State
12of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of
13Illinois or the State's Attorney of the county in which the
14violation is alleged to have occurred, petition for an order
15enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance
16with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in such
17court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order,
18without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently
19enjoin such violation. If it is established that such person
20has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may
21punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under
22this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all
23other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
24    (b) If any person practices shall practice as a certified
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1certified shorthand reporter without being licensed under the
2provisions of this Act then any certified shorthand reporter,
3any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in
4addition to the Secretary Director, petition for relief as
5provided in subsection (a).
6    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person
7violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a
8rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not
9be entered against that individual him. The rule shall clearly
10set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall
11provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an
12answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer
13to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to
14cease and desist to be issued forthwith.
15(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
16    (225 ILCS 415/23.2)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6225)
17    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
18    Sec. 23.2. Investigations; notice and hearing. The
19Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of
20any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a
21certificate. The Department shall, before refusing to issue or
22renew, or taking disciplinary action against, a certificate, at
23least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in
24writing the applicant for, or holder of, a certificate of the
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1will be held on the charges date designated. The Department
2shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer
3to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after
4the service of the notice and inform the applicant or licensee
5that failure to file an answer will result in default being
6taken against the applicant or licensee. At the time and place
7fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the
8charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded
9ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements,
10testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Department may
11continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person,
12after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his or her
13license may, in the discretion of the Department, be revoked,
14suspended, or placed on probationary status or the Department
15may take whatever disciplinary action considered proper,
16including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's
17practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the
18act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for that
19action under this Act. The written notice and any notice in the
20subsequent proceeding may be served by registered or certified
21mail to the licensee's address of record. and that the license
22or certificate may be suspended, revoked, placed on
23probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken,
24including limiting the scope, nature or extent of practice, as
25the Director may deem proper. Written notice may be served by
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1respondent at the address of his last notification to the
2Department. In case the person fails to file an answer after
3receiving notice, his or her license or certificate may, in the
4discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed
5on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever
6disciplinary action deemed proper, including limiting the
7scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the
8imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts
9charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under
10this Act. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board
11shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their
12counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any
13statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be
14pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The Board may
15continue a hearing from time to time.
16(Source: P.A. 87-1031.)
17    (225 ILCS 415/23.2a new)
18    Sec. 23.2a. Confidentiality. All information collected by
19the Department in the course of an examination or investigation
20of a licensee or applicant, including, but not limited to, any
21complaint against a licensee filed with the Department and
22information collected to investigate any such complaint, shall
23be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and
24shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose the
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1other regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory
2interest as determined by the Secretary, or to a party
3presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and
4documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law
5enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any
6purpose to any other agency or person. A formal complaint filed
7against a licensee by the Department or any order issued by the
8Department against a licensee or applicant shall be a public
9record, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
10    (225 ILCS 415/23.3)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6226)
11    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
12    Sec. 23.3. Records of proceedings. The Department, at its
13expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the
14formal hearing of any case involving the refusal to issue or
15renew, or the taking of disciplinary action against, a
16certificate. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other
17documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed
18in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of
19the Board and orders of the Department, shall be the record of
20such proceeding. Any certified shorthand reporter who is found
21to have violated this Act or who fails to appear for a hearing
22to refuse to issue, restore, or renew a license or to
23discipline a licensee may be required by the Department to pay
24for the costs of the proceeding. These costs are limited to
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1and mileage fees. All costs imposed under this Section shall be
2paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order
3imposing the fine.
4(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
5    (225 ILCS 415/23.4)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6227)
6    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
7    Sec. 23.4. Subpoenas; oaths. The Department may shall have
8the power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this
9State and to take the oral or written testimony or compel the
10production of any books, papers, records, or any other
11documents that the Secretary or his or her designee deems
12relevant or material to an investigation or hearing conducted
13by the Department either orally or by deposition, or both, with
14the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed
15by law in judicial procedure in civil cases in courts of this
17    The Secretary Director, the designated hearing officer,
18any and every member of the Board, or a certified shorthand
19court reporter may shall have power to administer oaths to
20witnesses at any hearing which the Department conducts.
21Notwithstanding any other statute or Department rule to the
22contrary, all requests for testimony and production of
23documents or records shall be in accordance with this Act. is
24authorized by law to conduct, and any other oaths required or
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1(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
2    (225 ILCS 415/23.5)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6228)
3    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
4    Sec. 23.5. Compelling testimony; contempt. Any circuit
5court may, upon application of the Department or its designee,
6or the applicant or certificate holder, may order against whom
7proceedings under Section 23 are pending, enter an order
8requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and their
9testimony, and the production of relevant documents, papers,
10files, books and records in connection with any hearing or
11investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by
12proceedings for contempt.
13(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
14    (225 ILCS 415/23.6)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6229)
15    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
16    Sec. 23.6. Board report. At the conclusion of the hearing
17the Board shall present to the Secretary Director a written
18report of its findings of fact, conclusions of law and
19recommendations. The report shall contain a finding whether or
20not the accused person violated this Act or failed to comply
21with the conditions required in this Act. The Board shall
22specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply, and
23shall make its recommendations to the Secretary Director. The
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1recommendations of the Board shall be the basis for the
2Department's action regarding a certificate. If the Secretary
3Director disagrees in any regard with the report of the Board
4he may issue an order in contravention thereof. The Director
5shall provide to the Board a written explanation for any
6deviation and shall specify with particularity the reasons for
7such action in the final order. The finding is not admissible
8in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution
9brought for the violation of this Act, but the hearing and
10findings are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for
11the violation of this Act.
12(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
13    (225 ILCS 415/23.7)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6230)
14    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
15    Sec. 23.7. Motion for rehearing. In any hearing case
16involving the refusal to issue or renew, or the taking of
17disciplinary action against, a certificate, a copy of the
18Board's report shall be served upon the respondent by the
19Department as provided in this Act for the service of the
20notice of hearing. Within 20 days after such service, the
21respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing
22for a rehearing, which motion shall specify the particular
23grounds therefor. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then
24upon the expiration of the time specified for filing such a
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1denial the Secretary Director may enter an order in accordance
2with recommendations of the Board except as provided in Section
323.6. If the respondent shall order from the reporting service,
4and pay for a transcript of the record within the time for
5filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 day period within which
6such a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of
7the transcript to the respondent.
8(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
9    (225 ILCS 415/23.8)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6231)
10    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
11    Sec. 23.8. Rehearing ordered by Secretary. Whenever the
12Secretary Director is satisfied that substantial justice has
13not been done in the revocation, or suspension of, or the
14refusal to issue or renew, a certificate, the Secretary
15Director may order a rehearing by the Board or a designated
16hearing officer.
17(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
18    (225 ILCS 415/23.9)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6232)
19    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
20    Sec. 23.9. Hearing officers, reports, and review. The
21Secretary Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 23.2, the
22Director shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly
23licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as
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1or renew, or the taking of disciplinary action against a
2certificate. The Director shall notify the Board of such
3appointment. The hearing officer shall have full authority to
4conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or
5her findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to
6the Board and the Secretary Director. The Board shall have 60
7days from receipt of the report to review the report of the
8hearing officer and present their findings of fact, conclusions
9of law and recommendations to the Secretary Director. If the
10Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the
11Secretary may Director shall issue an order based on the report
12of the hearing officer. If the Secretary Director disagrees in
13any regard with the report of the Board or hearing officer, he
14may issue an order in contravention thereof. The Director shall
15provide to the Board a written explanation for any deviation,
16and shall specify with particularity the reasons for such
17action in the final order.
18(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
19    (225 ILCS 415/23.10)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6233)
20    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
21    Sec. 23.10. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An
22order or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the
23Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary
24Director, shall be prima facie proof that:
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1    Secretary; and Director;
2        (2) the Secretary Director is duly appointed and
3    qualified. ; and
4        (3) the Board and the members thereof are qualified to
5    act.
6(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
7    (225 ILCS 415/23.11)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6234)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
9    Sec. 23.11. Restoration of license from discipline. At any
10time after successful completion of a term of indefinite
11probation, suspension, or revocation of a license, the
12Department may restore the license to the licensee, unless,
13after an investigation and hearing, the Secretary determines
14that restoration is not in the public interest or that the
15licensee has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the
16public trust. No person or entity whose license, certificate,
17or authority has been revoked as authorized in this Act may
18apply for restoration of that license, certification, or
19authority until such time as provided for in the Civil
20Administrative Code of Illinois. the suspension or revocation
21of any certificate, the Department may restore it to the
22accused person, upon the written recommendation of the Board,
23unless after an investigation and a hearing, the Department
24determines that restoration is not in the public interest.
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1    (225 ILCS 415/23.12)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6235)
2    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
3    Sec. 23.12. Surrender of license or certificate. Upon the
4revocation or suspension of any certificate, the certificate
5holder shall forthwith surrender the certificate or
6certificates to the Department. If the certificate holder fails
7to do so, the Department shall have the right to seize the
9(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
10    (225 ILCS 415/23.13)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6236)
11    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
12    Sec. 23.13. Summary suspension. The Secretary Director may
13summarily temporarily suspend the certificate of a certified
14shorthand reporter without a hearing, simultaneously with the
15institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in
16Section 23.2 of this Act, if the Secretary Director finds that
17the evidence in his possession indicates that a certified
18shorthand reporter's continuation in practice would constitute
19an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the
20Secretary summarily Director temporarily suspends the
21certificate of a certified shorthand reporter without a
22hearing, a hearing shall be commenced by the Board must be held
23within 30 days after such suspension has occurred and shall be
24concluded as expeditiously as possible.



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1(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
2    (225 ILCS 415/23.14)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6237)
3    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
4    Sec. 23.14. Administrative Review Law. All final
5administrative decisions of the Department are subject to
6judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the
7Administrative Review Law and all rules adopted pursuant
8thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined in
9Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
10    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the
11circuit court of the county in which the party applying for
12review resides, except that if the party is not a resident of
13this State, the venue shall be Sangamon County.
14(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
15    (225 ILCS 415/23.15)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6238)
16    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
17    Sec. 23.15. Certification of record; receipt. The
18Department shall not be required to certify any record to the
19court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any
20court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the
21Department has received from the plaintiff there is filed in
22the court, with the complaint, a receipt from the Department
23acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying
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1Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part
2of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds
3for dismissal of the action.
4(Source: P.A. 87-1031.)
5    (225 ILCS 415/23.16)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6239)
6    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
7    Sec. 23.16. Penalties. Any person who is found to have
8violated any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A
9misdemeanor for the first offense. On conviction of a second or
10subsequent offense the violator shall be guilty of a Class 4
11felony. All criminal fines, moneys, or other property collected
12or received by the Department under this Section, or any other
13State or federal statute, shall be deposited into the General
14Professions Dedicated Fund.
15(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
16    (225 ILCS 415/24)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6240)
17    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
18    Sec. 24. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois
19Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and
20incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act
21were included in this Act, except that the provision of
22subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative
23Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the certificate
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1requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of
2certification is specifically excluded. For the purpose of this
3Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois
4Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed
5to the last known address of record a party.
6(Source: P.A. 88-45.)
7    (225 ILCS 415/25)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6241)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
9    Sec. 25. Home rule. The regulation and licensing of a
10shorthand reporter are exclusive powers and functions of the
11State. A home rule unit may not regulate or license a shorthand
12reporter or the practice of shorthand reporting. This Section
13is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions
14under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the
15Illinois Constitution. It is declared to be the public policy
16of this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6
17of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any
18power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the
19State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or
20function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly
21or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home
22rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
23(Source: P.A. 83-73.)
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1    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
2    Sec. 26.1. Responsibility for notes. It is the licensee's
3responsibility to preserve his or her shorthand notes for a
4period of no less than 10 years from the date that the notes or
5transcripts were taken 5 years from the end of litigation,
6except as otherwise prescribed by law, through storage of the
7original paper notes or an electronic copy of either the
8shorthand notes or the English transcript of the notes on
9computer disks, cassettes, backup tape systems, or optical or
10laser disk systems, or other retrieval systems available at the
11time that the notes or transcripts were taken.
12(Source: P.A. 91-558, eff. 8-14-99.)
13    (225 ILCS 415/27)  (from Ch. 111, par. 6243)
14    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
15    Sec. 27. As a condition for renewal of a license, licensees
16shall be required to complete continuing education in
17accordance with rules established On a specified date
18determined by the Department and established in its rules and
19regulations, every person certified under this Act shall be
20required to complete 10 hours of continuing education over a 2
21year period in a manner as determined by the rules and
22regulations of the Department promulgated in consultation with
23the Board.
24    Persons employed as full time court reporters under the
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1education requirements. The waiver shall be granted upon the
2submission of evidence satisfactory to the Department that the
3certified shorthand reporter is employed as a full time court
4reporter under the Court Reporters Act.
5(Source: P.A. 87-481; 87-576; 88-475.)
6    (225 ILCS 415/12 rep.)
7    Section 15. The Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act
8of 1984 is amended by repealing Section 12.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect December
1031, 2013.



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2 Statutes amended in order of appearance
3    5 ILCS 80/4.24
4    5 ILCS 80/4.34 new
5    225 ILCS 415/3from Ch. 111, par. 6203
6    225 ILCS 415/3.5
7    225 ILCS 415/4from Ch. 111, par. 6204
8    225 ILCS 415/6from Ch. 111, par. 6206
9    225 ILCS 415/7from Ch. 111, par. 6207
10    225 ILCS 415/8from Ch. 111, par. 6208
11    225 ILCS 415/9from Ch. 111, par. 6209
12    225 ILCS 415/10from Ch. 111, par. 6210
13    225 ILCS 415/11from Ch. 111, par. 6211
14    225 ILCS 415/12.1 new
15    225 ILCS 415/14from Ch. 111, par. 6214
16    225 ILCS 415/15from Ch. 111, par. 6215
17    225 ILCS 415/16from Ch. 111, par. 6216
18    225 ILCS 415/17from Ch. 111, par. 6217
19    225 ILCS 415/18from Ch. 111, par. 6218
20    225 ILCS 415/19from Ch. 111, par. 6219
21    225 ILCS 415/20from Ch. 111, par. 6220
22    225 ILCS 415/23from Ch. 111, par. 6223
23    225 ILCS 415/23.1from Ch. 111, par. 6224
24    225 ILCS 415/23.2from Ch. 111, par. 6225
25    225 ILCS 415/23.2a new



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1    225 ILCS 415/23.3from Ch. 111, par. 6226
2    225 ILCS 415/23.4from Ch. 111, par. 6227
3    225 ILCS 415/23.5from Ch. 111, par. 6228
4    225 ILCS 415/23.6from Ch. 111, par. 6229
5    225 ILCS 415/23.7from Ch. 111, par. 6230
6    225 ILCS 415/23.8from Ch. 111, par. 6231
7    225 ILCS 415/23.9from Ch. 111, par. 6232
8    225 ILCS 415/23.10from Ch. 111, par. 6233
9    225 ILCS 415/23.11from Ch. 111, par. 6234
10    225 ILCS 415/23.12from Ch. 111, par. 6235
11    225 ILCS 415/23.13from Ch. 111, par. 6236
12    225 ILCS 415/23.14from Ch. 111, par. 6237
13    225 ILCS 415/23.15from Ch. 111, par. 6238
14    225 ILCS 415/23.16from Ch. 111, par. 6239
15    225 ILCS 415/24from Ch. 111, par. 6240
16    225 ILCS 415/25from Ch. 111, par. 6241
17    225 ILCS 415/26.1
18    225 ILCS 415/27from Ch. 111, par. 6243
19    225 ILCS 415/12 rep.