(225 ILCS 443/50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 50. Powers and duties of the Commission.
    (a) The Commission shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing Acts that are consistent with its duties, as set forth in this Act.
    (b) The Commission shall adopt rules consistent with its duties, as set forth in this Act, for the administration and enforcement of this Act, and for the payment of fees connected therewith, and may prescribe forms, which shall be issued in connection therewith.
    (c) The Commission may seek the advice and the expert knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration of this Act.
    (d) Prior to January 1, 2009, the Commission shall conduct statewide training to interpreters and deaf and hard of hearing consumers regarding the rights and obligations affected by this Act and shall continue to conduct statewide outreach, education, and training annually thereafter.
    (e) The Commission may develop, contract, purchase, or authorize examination and evaluation materials necessary to license interpreters for the deaf that are cost-effective and accessible.
    (f) Beginning on January 1, 2011 and concluding January 1, 2017, the Commission shall file a biannual report with the General Assembly on the impact of the Act with data including, but not limited to, the following:
        (1) the number of licensed interpreters by level and
geographic location;
        (2) the number of new applicants;
        (3) the number of renewed licenses; and
        (4) the number of formal training programs for sign
language interpreters for the deaf.
(Source: P.A. 95-617, eff. 9-12-07.)