(205 ILCS 405/17) (from Ch. 17, par. 4833)
    Sec. 17. Every licensee shall keep and use in his business such books, accounts and records as will enable the Secretary to determine whether such licensee is complying with the provisions of this Act and with the rules, regulations and directions made by the Secretary hereunder.
    Each licensee shall record or cause to be recorded the following information with respect to each money order it sells or issues: (1) the amount; (2) the month and year of sale or issuance; and (3) the serial number.
    Each licensee shall preserve the record required by this subsection for at least 7 years or until the money order to which it pertains is returned to the licensee. Each money order returned to the licensee shall be preserved for not less than 3 years from the month and year of sale or issuance by the licensee. The licensee shall keep the record, or an authentic microfilm copy thereof, required to be preserved by this subsection within this state at its principal office or other place readily accessible to the Secretary and his representatives. If a licensee sells or transfers his business at a location or an address, his obligations under this paragraph devolve upon the successor licensee and subsequent successor licensees, if any, at such location or address. If a licensee ceases to do business in this state, he shall deposit the records and money orders he is required to preserve, with the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 99-445, eff. 1-1-16.)