(225 ILCS 310/4.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 4.5. Unregistered practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who holds himself or herself out to be a registered interior designer without being registered under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a registrant.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any illegal use of the title of registered interior designer.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)