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410 ILCS 18/55

    (410 ILCS 18/55)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-824)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 55. Penalties. Violations of this Act shall be punishable as follows:
        (1) Performing a cremation without receipt of a
    
cremation authorization form signed by an authorizing agent shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Signing a cremation authorization form with the
    
actual knowledge that the form contains false or incorrect information shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (3) A Violation of any cremation procedure set forth
    
in Section 35 shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (4) Holding oneself out to the public as a crematory
    
authority, or the operation of a building or structure within this State as a crematory, without being licensed under this Act, shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
        (4.5) Performance of a cremation service by a person
    
who has not completed a training program as defined in Section 22 of this Act shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
        (4.10) Any person who intentionally violates a
    
provision of this Act or a final order of the Comptroller is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 per violation.
        (4.15) Any person who knowingly acts without proper
    
legal authority and who willfully and knowingly destroys or damages the remains of a deceased human being or who desecrates human remains is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
        (5) A violation of any other provision of this Act
    
shall be a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-824)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 55. Penalties. Violations of this Act shall be punishable as follows:
        (1) Performing a cremation without receipt of a
    
cremation authorization form signed, in either paper or electronic format, by an authorizing agent shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Signing, in either paper or electronic format, a
    
cremation authorization form with the actual knowledge that the form contains false or incorrect information shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (3) A Violation of any cremation procedure set forth
    
in Section 35 shall be a Class 4 felony.
        (4) Holding oneself out to the public as a crematory
    
authority, or the operation of a building or structure within this State as a crematory, without being licensed under this Act, shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
        (4.5) Performance of a cremation service by a person
    
who has not completed a training program as defined in Section 22 of this Act shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
        (4.10) Any person who intentionally violates a
    
provision of this Act or a final order of the Comptroller is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 per violation.
        (4.15) Any person who knowingly acts without proper
    
legal authority and who willfully and knowingly destroys or damages the remains of a deceased human being or who desecrates human remains is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
        (5) A violation of any other provision of this Act
    
shall be a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 102-824, eff. 1-1-23.)