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225 ILCS 422/35

    (225 ILCS 422/35)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-748)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 35. Application for repossession agency licensure.
    (a) Application for original licensure as a repossession agency shall be made to the Commission in writing on forms prescribed by the Commission and shall be accompanied by the appropriate documentation and the required fee, and the fee is nonrefundable.
    (b) Every application shall state, in addition to any other requirements, (i) the name of the applicant, (ii) the name under which the applicant shall do business, (iii) the proposed location of the agency by number, street, and city, and (iv) the proposed location of the agency's remote storage location or locations by number, street, and city, (v) the proposed location of the Agency's branch office or branch offices by number, street, and city, and (vi) the usual business hours that the agency shall maintain.
    (c) No license may be issued (i) in any fictitious name that may be confused with or is similar to any federal, state, county, or municipal government function or agency, (ii) in any name that may tend to describe any business function or enterprise not actually engaged in by the applicant, (iii) in any name that is the same as or similar to any existing licensed company and that would tend to deceive the public, (iv) in any name that would tend to be deceptive or misleading, or (v) to any repossession agency applicant without that agency's location or branch office location maintaining a secured storage facility as defined in Section 10 of this Act.
    (d) If the applicant for repossession agency licensure is an individual, then his or her application shall include (i) the full residential address of the applicant and (ii) either the sworn statement of the applicant declaring that he or she is the licensed recovery manager who shall be personally in control of the agency for which the licensure is sought, or the name and signed sworn statement of the licensed recovery manager who shall be in control or management of the agency.
    (e) If the applicant for repossession agency licensure is a partnership, then the application shall include (i) a statement of the names and full residential addresses of all partners in the business and (ii) a sworn statement signed by each partner verifying the name of the person who is a licensed recovery manager and shall be in control or management of the business. If a licensed recovery manager who is not a partner shall be in control or management of the agency, then he or she must also sign the sworn statement. The application shall also state whether any of the partners has ever used an alias.
    (f) If the applicant for licensure as a repossession agency is a corporation, then the application shall include (i) the names and full residential addresses of all corporation officers and (ii) a sworn statement signed by a duly authorized officer of the corporation verifying the name of the person who is a licensed recovery manager and shall be in control or management of the agency. If a licensed recovery manager who is not an officer shall be in control or management of the agency, then he or she must also sign the sworn statement. The application shall also state whether any of the officers has ever used an alias.
    (g) If the applicant for licensure as a repossession agency is a limited liability company, then the application shall include (i) the names and full residential addresses of all members and (ii) a sworn statement signed by each member verifying the name of the person who is a licensed recovery manager and shall be in control or management of the agency. If a licensed recovery manager who is not a member shall be in control or management of the agency, then he or she must also sign the sworn statement. The application shall also state whether any of the members has ever used an alias.
    (h) Each individual, partner of a partnership, officer of a corporation, or member of a limited liability company shall submit with the application a copy of one form of personal identification upon which must appear a photograph taken within one year immediately preceding the date of the filing of the application. An applicant who is 21 years of age or older seeking a religious exemption to the photograph requirement of this subsection shall furnish with the application an approved copy of United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 4029. Regardless of age, an applicant seeking a religious exemption to this photograph requirement shall submit fingerprints in a form and manner prescribed by the Commission with his or her application in lieu of a photograph.
    (i) No examination shall be required for licensure as a repossession agency by the Commission.
    (j) The Commission may require any additional information that, in the judgment of the Commission, shall enable the Commission to determine the qualifications of the applicant for licensure.
    (k) Applicants have 90 days from the date of application to complete the application process. If the application has not been completed within 90 days, then the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    (l) Nothing in this Section precludes a domestic or foreign limited liability company being licensed as a repossession agency.
    (m) A repossession agency license may be transferable upon prior notice to the Commission and upon completion of all requirements relative to the application process for repossession agency licensure.
    (n) Repossessions performed in this State must be performed by repossession agencies, their employees, or agents licensed by the Commission, with the exception of financial institutions or the employees of a financial institution that are exempt under subsection (d) of Section 30 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-576, eff. 7-1-12; 98-848, eff. 1-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-748)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 35. Application for repossession agency licensure.
    (a) Application for original licensure as a repossession agency shall be made to the Commission in writing on forms prescribed by the Commission and shall be accompanied by the appropriate documentation and the required fee, and the fee is nonrefundable.
    (b) Every application shall state, in addition to any other requirements, (i) the name of the applicant, (ii) the name under which the applicant shall do business, (iii) the proposed location of the agency by number, street, and city, and (iv) the proposed location of the agency's remote storage location or locations by number, street, and city, (v) the proposed location of the Agency's branch office or branch offices by number, street, and city, and (vi) the usual business hours that the agency shall maintain.
    (c) No license may be issued (i) in any fictitious name that may be confused with or is similar to any federal, state, county, or municipal government function or agency, (ii) in any name that may tend to describe any business function or enterprise not actually engaged in by the applicant, (iii) in any name that is the same as or similar to any existing licensed company and that would tend to deceive the public, (iv) in any name that would tend to be deceptive or misleading, or (v) to any repossession agency applicant without that agency's location or branch office location maintaining a secured storage facility as defined in Section 10 of this Act.
    (d) If the applicant for repossession agency licensure is an individual, then his or her application shall include (i) the full residential address of the applicant and (ii) either the sworn statement of the applicant declaring that he or she is the licensed recovery manager who shall be personally in control of the agency for which the licensure is sought, or the name and signed sworn statement of the licensed recovery manager who shall be in control or management of the agency.
    (e) If the applicant for repossession agency licensure is a partnership, then the application shall include (i) a statement of the names and full residential addresses of all partners in the business and (ii) a sworn statement signed by each partner verifying the name of the person who is a licensed recovery manager and shall be in control or management of the business. If a licensed recovery manager who is not a partner shall be in control or management of the agency, then he or she must also sign the sworn statement. The application shall also state whether any of the partners has ever used an alias.
    (f) If the applicant for licensure as a repossession agency is a corporation, then the application shall include (i) the names and full residential addresses of all corporation officers and (ii) a sworn statement signed by a duly authorized officer of the corporation verifying the name of the person who is a licensed recovery manager and shall be in control or management of the agency. If a licensed recovery manager who is not an officer shall be in control or management of the agency, then he or she must also sign the sworn statement. The application shall also state whether any of the officers has ever used an alias.
    (g) If the applicant for licensure as a repossession agency is a limited liability company, then the application shall include (i) the names and full residential addresses of all members and (ii) a sworn statement signed by each member verifying the name of the person who is a licensed recovery manager and shall be in control or management of the agency. If a licensed recovery manager who is not a member shall be in control or management of the agency, then he or she must also sign the sworn statement. The application shall also state whether any of the members has ever used an alias.
    (h) Each individual, partner of a partnership, officer of a corporation, or member of a limited liability company shall submit with the application a copy of a valid State or U.S. government-issued photo identification card. An applicant who is 21 years of age or older seeking a religious exemption to the photograph requirement of this subsection shall furnish with the application an approved copy of United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 4029. Regardless of age, an applicant seeking a religious exemption to this photograph requirement shall submit fingerprints in a form and manner prescribed by the Commission with his or her application in lieu of a photograph.
    (i) No examination shall be required for licensure as a repossession agency by the Commission.
    (j) The Commission may require any additional information that, in the judgment of the Commission, shall enable the Commission to determine the qualifications of the applicant for licensure.
    (k) Applicants have 90 days from the date of application to complete the application process. If the application has not been completed within 90 days, then the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
    (l) Nothing in this Section precludes a domestic or foreign limited liability company being licensed as a repossession agency.
    (m) A repossession agency license may be transferable upon prior notice to the Commission and upon completion of all requirements relative to the application process for repossession agency licensure.
    (n) Repossessions performed in this State must be performed by repossession agencies, their employees, or agents licensed by the Commission, with the exception of financial institutions or the employees of a financial institution that are exempt under subsection (d) of Section 30 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-748, eff. 1-1-23.)