(225 ILCS 335/4.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4.5. Duties of qualifying party; replacement; grounds for discipline.
    (a) While engaged as or named as a qualifying party for a licensee, no person may be the named qualifying party for any other licensee. However, the person may act in the capacity of the qualifying party for one additional licensee of the same type of licensure if one of the following conditions exists:
        (1) there is a common ownership of at least 25% of
each licensed entity for which the person acts as a qualifying party; or
        (2) the same person acts as a qualifying party for
one licensed entity and its licensed subsidiary.
    "Subsidiary" as used in this Section means a corporation of which at least 25% is owned by another licensee.
    (b) Upon the loss of a qualifying party who is not replaced, the qualifying party or the licensee, or both, shall notify the Department of the name and address of the newly designated qualifying party. The newly designated qualifying party must take and pass the examination prescribed in Section 3.5 of this Act. These requirements shall be met in a timely manner as established by rule of the Department.
    (c) A qualifying party that is accepted by the Department shall have the authority to act for the licensed entity in all matters connected with its roofing contracting business and to supervise roofing installation operations. This authority shall not be deemed to be a license for purposes of this Act.
    (d) Designation of a qualifying party by an applicant under this Section and Section 3 is subject to acceptance by the Department. The Department may refuse to accept a qualifying party (i) for failure to qualify as required under this Act and the rules adopted under this Act or (ii) after making a determination that the designated party has a history of acting illegally, fraudulently, incompetently, or with gross negligence in the roofing or construction business.
    (e) The Department may, at any time after giving appropriate notice and the opportunity for a hearing, suspend or revoke its acceptance of a qualifying party designated by a licensee for any act or failure to act that gives rise to any ground for disciplinary action against that licensee under this Act and the rules adopted under this Act. If the Department suspends or revokes its acceptance of a qualifying party, the license of the licensee shall be deemed to be suspended until a new qualifying party has been designated by the licensee and accepted by the Department.
    If acceptance of a qualifying party is suspended or revoked for action or inaction that constitutes a violation of this Act or the rules adopted under this Act, the Department may in addition take such other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as it may deem proper, including imposing a fine on the qualifying party, not to exceed $10,000 for each violation.
    All administrative decisions of the Department under this subsection (e) are subject to judicial review pursuant to Section 9.7 of this Act. An order taking action against a qualifying party shall be deemed a final administrative decision of the Department for purposes of Section 9.7 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)