(225 ILCS 407/30-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 30-30. Auction Advisory Board.
    (a) There is hereby created the Auction Advisory Board. The Advisory Board shall consist of 7 members and shall be appointed by the Secretary. In making the appointments, the Secretary shall give due consideration to the recommendations by members and organizations of the industry, including but not limited to the Illinois State Auctioneers Association. Five members of the Advisory Board shall be licensed auctioneers, except that for the initial appointments, these members may be persons without a license, but who have been auctioneers for at least 5 years preceding their appointment to the Advisory Board. One member shall be a public member who represents the interests of consumers and who is not licensed under this Act or the spouse of a person licensed under this Act or who has any responsibility for management or formation of policy of or any financial interest in the auctioneering profession or any other connection with the profession. One member shall be actively engaged in the real estate industry and licensed as a broker or salesperson. The Advisory Board shall annually elect one of its members to serve as Chairperson.
    (b) The members' terms shall be for 4 years and expire upon completion of the term. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her cumulative service to the Board to exceed 10 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made by the Secretary for the unexpired portion of the term. To the extent practicable, the Secretary shall appoint members to ensure that the various geographic regions of the State are properly represented on the Advisory Board.
    (c) Four Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    (d) Each member of the Advisory Board shall receive a per diem stipend in an amount to be determined by the Secretary. Each member shall be paid his or her necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of his or her duties.
    (e) Members of the Advisory Board shall be immune from suit in an action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Advisory Board.
    (f) The Advisory Board shall meet as convened by the Department.
    (g) The Advisory Board shall advise the Department on matters of licensing and education and make recommendations to the Department on those matters and shall hear and make recommendations to the Secretary on disciplinary matters that require a formal evidentiary hearing.
    (h) The Secretary shall give due consideration to all recommendations of the Advisory Board.
(Source: P.A. 100-886, eff. 8-14-18.)