(225 ILCS 203/85)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Subpoena, production of evidence; records; administrative
license suspension; revocation.
(a) The Board has the power to subpoena and bring before
it any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or by
or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as is prescribed
by law for judicial proceedings in civil cases. The State Fire Marshal, the
Board, and the hearing officer approved by the Board, have the power
to administer oaths at any hearing which the Board is authorized
(b) Any circuit court, upon the application of the licensee, the Board, or
the State Fire Marshal,
may order the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant
books and papers in any hearing pursuant to this Act.
The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(c) The Office of the State Fire Marshal, at its expense, shall provide a
stenographer or a mechanical recording device to
record the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing
of any case wherein a license may be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary
status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard thereto. The notice
of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings
and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony,
the report of the hearing officer and the orders of the State Fire Marshal
record of the proceedings. The State Fire Marshal shall furnish a transcript
the record to any interested person upon payment of the costs of copying
and transmitting the record.
(d) All final administrative decisions of the Board are subject to
judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review
Law and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. Proceedings
for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county
in which the party applying for review resides; but if the party is not
a resident of Illinois, the venue shall be in Sangamon County. The State Fire
shall not be required to certify any record to the court or file any answer
in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding,
unless there is filed in the court with the complaint a receipt from the
State Fire Marshal acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and
the record which costs shall be computed at the cost of preparing such record.
Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the licensee
to file such receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
During all judicial proceedings incident to a disciplinary action, the
sanctions imposed upon the accused by the Board shall remain in effect,
unless the court feels justice requires a stay of the order.
(e) An order of revocation, suspension, placing the license on probationary
status, or other formal disciplinary action as the State Fire Marshal may
consider proper, or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the State Fire
Marshal and purporting to be signed by the State Fire Marshal, is prima facie
(1) the signature is that of the State Fire Marshal;
(2) the State Fire Marshal and the Board are
(f) Upon the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this Act,
a licensee shall surrender the license to the State Fire Marshal and upon
to do so, the State Fire Marshal shall seize the same.
(g) The State Fire Marshal shall, upon request,
a list of the names and addresses of all licensees under the provisions
of this Act. The State Fire Marshal shall publish a list of all persons whose
have been disciplined within the past year,
with such other information as it may consider of interest to the public.
(Source: P.A. 89-467, eff. 1-1-97