(225 ILCS 37/31)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
Checks or orders dishonored.
A person who issues or delivers a
check or other order to the Department that is returned to the Department
unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the
Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of
$50. The fines
imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under
this Act prohibiting unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license.
The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be
paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar
days after notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of
the notification, the person fails to submit the necessary remittance,
the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certification or
deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the
person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department
for restoration or issuance of a license or certificate and pay all fees and
fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the
processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all costs and
expenses of processing of this application. The Secretary may waive the fines
due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the
fines would be unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 100-796, eff. 8-10-18.)