(205 ILCS 510/1)
(from Ch. 17, par. 4651)
(a) Every individual or business entity which lends money on the
deposit or pledge of physically delivered personal property, other than
property the ownership of which is subject to a legal dispute, securities,
printed evidence of indebtedness or printed evidence of ownership of the
personal property, or who deals in the purchase of such property on the
condition of selling the property back again at a stipulated price, shall be
held and is hereby
declared and defined to be a pawnbroker. The business of a pawnbroker does
not include the lending of money on deposit or pledge of title to property.
(b) The Secretary may require employees of pawnshops who have the authority to act in a managerial capacity to obtain a license from the Department. For the purposes of this Section, "managerial capacity" shall mean the ability to direct the operations or activities of the pawnshop. If the Secretary determines a pawnshop employee's duties and responsibilities or other factors amount to acting in a managerial capacity, the Secretary may require licensing. The license shall be valid for 2 years. The Secretary may by rule specify the form of the application for licensure, fees to be imposed and conditions for licensure. The licensed employees shall report their places of employment to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10.)