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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 105/) Boxing and Full-contact Martial Arts Act.

225 ILCS 105/0.05

    (225 ILCS 105/0.05)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 0.05. Declaration of public policy. Professional boxing and full-contact martial arts contests in the State of Illinois, and amateur boxing and full-contact martial arts contests, are hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that these contests, as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be authorized to participate in these contests and events in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these objects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)

225 ILCS 105/0.10

    (225 ILCS 105/0.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 0.10. References to Department or Director of Professional Regulation. References in this Act (i) to the Department of Professional Regulation are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and (ii) to the Director of Professional Regulation are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 95-593, eff. 6-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/1

    (225 ILCS 105/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 5001)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 1. Short title and definitions.
    (a) This Act may be cited as the Boxing and Full-contact Martial Arts Act.
    (b) As used in this Act:
        "Department" means the Department of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation.
        "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation.
        "Board" means the State of Illinois Athletic Board
    
established pursuant to this Act.
        "License" means the license issued for promoters,
    
professionals, or officials in accordance with this Act.
        "Professional contest" means a boxing or
    
full-contact martial arts competition in which all of the participants competing against one another are professionals and where the public is able to attend or a fee is charged.
        "Permit" means the authorization from the Department
    
to a promoter to conduct professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
        "Promoter" means a person who is licensed and who
    
holds a permit to conduct professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
        Unless the context indicates otherwise, "person"
    
includes, but is not limited to, an individual, association, organization, business entity, gymnasium, or club.
        "Judge" means a person licensed by the Department who
    
is located at ringside or adjacent to the fighting area during a professional contest and who has the responsibility of scoring the performance of the participants in that professional contest.
        "Referee" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who has the general supervision of and is present inside of the ring or fighting area during a professional contest.
        "Amateur" means a person registered by the Department
    
who is not competing for, and has never received or competed for, any purse or other article of value, directly or indirectly, either for participating in any contest or for the expenses of training therefor, other than a non-monetary prize that does not exceed $50 in value.
        "Professional" means a person licensed by the
    
Department who competes for a money prize, purse, or other type of compensation in a professional contest held in Illinois.
        "Second" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who is present at any professional contest to provide assistance or advice to a professional during the contest.
        "Matchmaker" means a person licensed by the
    
Department who brings together professionals to compete in contests.
        "Manager" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who is not a promoter and who, under contract, agreement, or other arrangement, undertakes to, directly or indirectly, control or administer the affairs of professionals.
        "Timekeeper" means a person licensed by the
    
Department who is the official timer of the length of rounds and the intervals between the rounds.
        "Purse" means the financial guarantee or any other
    
remuneration for which contestants are participating in a professional contest.
        "Physician" means a person licensed to practice
    
medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
        "Martial arts" means a discipline or combination of
    
different disciplines that utilizes sparring techniques without the intent to injure, disable, or incapacitate one's opponent, such as, but not limited to, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Kyuki-Do.
        "Full-contact martial arts" means the use of a
    
singular discipline or a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, without limitation, full-force grappling, kicking, and striking with the intent to injure, disable, or incapacitate one's opponent.
        "Amateur contest" means a boxing or full-contact
    
martial arts competition in which all of the participants competing against one another are amateurs and where the public is able to attend or a fee is charged.
        "Contestant" means a person who competes in either a
    
boxing or full-contact martial arts contest.
        "Address of record" means the designated address
    
recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file, license file, or registration file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
        "Bout" means one match between 2 contestants.
        "Sanctioning body" means an organization approved by
    
the Department under the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted under this Act to act as a governing body that sanctions professional or amateur contests.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 97-1123, eff. 8-27-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 1. Short title and definitions.
    (a) This Act may be cited as the Boxing and Full-contact Martial Arts Act.
    (b) As used in this Act:
        "Department" means the Department of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation.
        "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
    
Professional Regulation or a person authorized by the Secretary to act in the Secretary's stead.
        "Board" means the State of Illinois Athletic Board.
        "License" means the license issued for promoters,
    
professionals, amateurs, or officials in accordance with this Act.
        "Contest" means a boxing or full-contact martial
    
arts competition in which all of the participants competing against one another are professionals or amateurs and where the public is able to attend or a fee is charged.
        "Permit" means the authorization from the Department
    
to a promoter to conduct professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
        "Promoter" means a person who is licensed and who
    
holds a permit to conduct professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
        Unless the context indicates otherwise, "person"
    
includes, but is not limited to, an individual, association, organization, business entity, gymnasium, or club.
        "Judge" means a person licensed by the Department who
    
is located at ringside or adjacent to the fighting area during a contest and who has the responsibility of scoring the performance of the participants in that professional or amateur contest.
        "Referee" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who has the general supervision of and is present inside of the ring or fighting area during a professional or amateur contest.
        "Amateur" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who is not competing for, and has never received or competed for, any purse or other article of value, directly or indirectly, either for participating in any contest or for the expenses of training therefor, other than a non-monetary prize that does not exceed $50 in value.
        "Professional" means a person licensed by the
    
Department who competes for a money prize, purse, or other type of compensation in a professional contest held in Illinois.
        "Second" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who is present at any professional or amateur contest to provide assistance or advice to a professional during the contest.
        "Matchmaker" means a person licensed by the
    
Department who brings together professionals or amateurs to compete in contests.
        "Manager" means a person licensed by the Department
    
who is not a promoter and who, under contract, agreement, or other arrangement, undertakes to, directly or indirectly, control or administer the affairs of contestants.
        "Timekeeper" means a person licensed by the
    
Department who is the official timer of the length of rounds and the intervals between the rounds.
        "Purse" means the financial guarantee or any other
    
remuneration for which contestants are participating in a professional contest.
        "Physician" means a person licensed to practice
    
medicine in all its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
        "Martial arts" means a discipline or combination of
    
different disciplines that utilizes sparring techniques without the intent to injure, disable, or incapacitate one's opponent, such as, but not limited to, Karate, Kung Fu, Jujutsu, and Tae Kwon Do.
        "Full-contact martial arts" means the use of a
    
singular discipline or a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, without limitation, full-force grappling, kicking, and striking with the intent to injure, disable, or incapacitate one's opponent.
        "Contestant" means a person who competes in either a
    
boxing or full-contact martial arts contest.
        "Address of record" means the designated address
    
recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
        "Bout" means one match between 2 contestants.
        "Sanctioning body" means an organization approved by
    
the Department under the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted under this Act to act as a governing body that sanctions professional or amateur full-contact martial arts contests.
        "Email address of record" means the designated email
    
address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the licensee's license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/1.4

    (225 ILCS 105/1.4)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 1.4. Address of record; email address of record. All applicants and licensees shall:
        (1) provide a valid address and email address to the
    
Department, which shall serve as the address of record and email address of record, respectively, at the time of application for licensure or renewal of a license; and
        (2) inform the Department of any change of address
    
of record or email address of record within 14 days after such change either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/1.5

    (225 ILCS 105/1.5)
    Sec. 1.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-593, eff. 6-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09.)

225 ILCS 105/2

    (225 ILCS 105/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 5002)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 2. State of Illinois Athletic Board. There is created the State of Illinois Athletic Board consisting of 6 persons who shall be appointed by and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary, and the State Professional Boxing Board shall be disbanded. One member of the Board shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches. One member of the Board shall be a member of the martial arts community and one member of the Board shall be a member of either the martial arts community or the boxing community. The Secretary shall appoint each member to serve for a term of 3 years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. One member of the board shall be designated as the Chairperson and one member shall be designated as the Vice-chairperson. No member shall be appointed to the Board for a term which would cause continuous service to be more than 9 years. Each member of the board shall receive compensation for each day he or she is engaged in transacting the business of the board and, in addition, shall be reimbursed for his or her authorized and approved expenses necessarily incurred in relation to such service in accordance with the travel regulations applicable to the Department at the time the expenses are incurred.
    Four members shall constitute a quorum.
    The members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    The Secretary may remove any member of the Board for misconduct, incapacity, or neglect of duty. The Secretary shall reduce to writing any causes for removal.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 2. State of Illinois Athletic Board.
    (a) The Secretary shall appoint members to the State of Illinois Athletic Board. The Board shall consist of 7 members who shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. One member of the Board shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches. One member of the Board shall be a member of the full-contact martial arts community. One member of the Board shall be a member of either the full-contact martial arts community or the boxing community.
    (b) Board members shall serve 5-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
    (c) In appointing members to the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by members and organizations of the martial arts and boxing industry.
    (d) The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
    (e) No member shall be appointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to be longer than 2 consecutive 5-year terms.
    (f) The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause that in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justified such termination, which may include, but is not limited to, a Board member who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
    (g) Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    (h) Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for Board decisions.
    (i) Members of the Board shall have no liability in any action based upon activity performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    (j) Members of the Board may be reimbursed for all legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/2.5

    (225 ILCS 105/2.5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 2.5. Powers and duties of the Board.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
        (1) The Board shall hold at least one meeting each
    
year.
        (2) The Board shall elect a chairperson and a vice
    
chairperson.
    (b) The Department may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/3

    (225 ILCS 105/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 5003)
    Sec. 3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-522. Repealed by P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 105/4

    (225 ILCS 105/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 5004)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-522. Repealed by P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 105/5

    (225 ILCS 105/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 5005)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 5. The Department shall exercise, but subject to the provisions of this Act, the following functions, powers, and duties: (a) to ascertain the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses and permits; (b) to prescribe rules and regulations for the administration of the Act; (c) to conduct hearings on proceedings to refuse to issue, refuse to renew, revoke, suspend, or subject to reprimand licenses or permits under this Act; and (d) to revoke, suspend, or refuse issuance or renewal of such licenses or permits.
(Source: P.A. 92-499, eff. 1-1-02.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 5. Powers and duties of the Department. The Department shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
        (1) Ascertain the qualifications and fitness of
    
applicants for license and permits.
        (2) Adopt rules required for the administration of
    
this Act.
        (3) Conduct hearings on proceedings to refuse to
    
issue, renew, or restore licenses and revoke, suspend, place on probation, or reprimand those licensed under the provisions of this Act.
        (4) Issue licenses to those who meet the
    
qualifications of this Act and its rules.
        (5) Conduct investigations related to possible
    
violations of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/6

    (225 ILCS 105/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 5006)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 6. Restricted contests and events.
    (a) All professional and amateur contests, or a combination of both, in which physical contact is made are prohibited in Illinois unless authorized by the Department pursuant to the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted pursuant to this Act. This subsection (a) does not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts
    
contests conducted by accredited secondary schools, colleges, or universities, although a fee may be charged.
        (2) Amateur boxing contests that are sanctioned by
    
USA Boxing or any other sanctioning organization approved by the Association of Boxing Commissions.
        (3) Amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts
    
contests conducted by a State, county, or municipal entity.
        (4) Amateur martial arts contests that are not
    
defined as full-contact martial arts contests under this Act, including, but not limited to, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Kyuki-Do.
        (5) Full-contact martial arts contests, as
    
defined by this Act, that are recognized by the International Olympic Committee or are contested in the Olympic Games and are not conducted in an enclosed fighting area or ring.
    No other amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts contests shall be permitted unless authorized by the Department.
    (b) The Department shall have the authority to determine whether a professional or amateur contest is exempt for purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 97-1123, eff. 8-27-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 6. Restricted contests and events.
    (a) All professional and amateur contests, or a combination of both, in which physical contact is made are prohibited in Illinois unless authorized by the Department pursuant to the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted pursuant to this Act. This subsection (a) does not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts
    
contests conducted by accredited secondary schools, colleges, or universities, although a fee may be charged.
        (2) Amateur boxing contests that are sanctioned by
    
USA Boxing or any other sanctioning organization approved by the Department as determined by rule.
        (3) Amateur boxing contests conducted by a State,
    
county, or municipal entity, including those events held by any agency organized under these entities.
        (4) Amateur martial arts contests that are not
    
defined as full-contact martial arts contests under this Act.
        (5) Full-contact martial arts contests, as
    
defined by this Act, that are recognized by the International Olympic Committee or are contested in the Olympic Games and are not conducted in an enclosed fighting area or ring.
    No other amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts contests shall be permitted unless authorized by the Department.
    (b) The Department shall have the authority to determine whether a professional or amateur contest is exempt for purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/7

    (225 ILCS 105/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 5007)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 7. In order to conduct a professional contest or, beginning 6 months after the adoption of rules pertaining to an amateur contest, an amateur contest, or a combination of both, in this State, a promoter shall obtain a permit issued by the Department in accordance with this Act and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. This permit shall authorize one or more professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both. Amateur full-contact martial arts contests must be registered and sanctioned by a sanctioning body approved by the Department for that purpose under the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted under this Act. A permit issued under this Act is not transferable.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 7. Authorization to conduct contests; sanctioning bodies.
    (a) In order to conduct a professional contest, an amateur contest, or a combination of both, in this State, a promoter shall obtain a permit issued by the Department in accordance with this Act and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. This permit shall authorize one or more professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both.
    (b) Before January 1, 2023, amateur full-contact martial arts contests must be registered and sanctioned by a sanctioning body approved by the Department for that purpose under the requirements and standards stated in this Act and the rules adopted under this Act.
    (c) On and after January 1, 2023, a promoter for an amateur full-contact martial arts contest shall obtain a permit issued by the Department under the requirements and standards set forth in this Act and the rules adopted under this Act.
    (d) On and after January 1, 2023, the Department shall not approve any sanctioning body. A sanctioning body's approval by the Department that was received before January 1, 2023 is withdrawn on January 1, 2023.
    (e) A permit issued under this Act is not transferable.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/7.5

    (225 ILCS 105/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 95-593, eff. 6-1-08.)

225 ILCS 105/8

    (225 ILCS 105/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 5008)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 8. Permits.
    (a) A promoter who desires to obtain a permit to conduct a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall apply to the Department at least 20 days prior to the event, in writing, on forms furnished by the Department. The application shall be accompanied by the required fee and shall contain, but not be limited to, the following information to be submitted at times specified by rule:
        (1) the legal names and addresses of the promoter;
        (2) the name of the matchmaker;
        (3) the time and exact location of the professional
    
or amateur contest, or a combination of both. It is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that the building to be used for the event complies with all laws, ordinances, and regulations in the city, town, village, or county where the contest is to be held;
        (4) proof of adequate security measures, as
    
determined by Department rule, to ensure the protection of the safety of contestants and the general public while attending professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both;
        (5) proof of adequate medical supervision, as
    
determined by Department rule, to ensure the protection of the health and safety of professionals' or amateurs' while participating in the contest;
        (6) the names of the professionals or amateurs
    
competing subject to Department approval;
        (7) proof of insurance for not less than $50,000 as
    
further defined by rule for each professional or amateur participating in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both; insurance required under this paragraph (7) shall cover (i) hospital, medication, physician, and other such expenses as would accrue in the treatment of an injury as a result of the professional or amateur contest; (ii) payment to the estate of the professional or amateur in the event of his or her death as a result of his or her participation in the professional or amateur contest; and (iii) accidental death and dismemberment; the terms of the insurance coverage must not require the contestant to pay a deductible. The promoter may not carry an insurance policy with a deductible in an amount greater than $500 for the medical, surgical, or hospital care for injuries a contestant sustains while engaged in a contest, and if a licensed or registered contestant pays for the medical, surgical, or hospital care, the insurance proceeds must be paid to the contestant or his or her beneficiaries as reimbursement for such payment;
        (8) the amount of the purses to be paid to the
    
professionals for the event; the Department shall adopt rules for payment of the purses;
        (9) organizational or internationally accepted rules,
    
per discipline, for professional or amateur full-contact martial arts contests where the Department does not provide the rules;
        (10) proof of contract indicating the requisite
    
registration and sanctioning by a Department approved sanctioning body for any full-contact martial arts contest with scheduled amateur bouts; and
        (11) any other information that the Department may
    
require to determine whether a permit shall be issued.
    (b) The Department may issue a permit to any promoter who meets the requirements of this Act and the rules. The permit shall only be issued for a specific date and location of a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, and shall not be transferable. The Department may allow a promoter to amend a permit application to hold a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, in a different location other than the application specifies and may allow the promoter to substitute professionals or amateurs, respectively.
    (c) The Department shall be responsible for assigning the judges, timekeepers, referees, and physicians, for a professional contest. Compensation shall be determined by the Department, and it shall be the responsibility of the promoter to pay the individuals utilized.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 8. Permits.
    (a) A promoter who desires to obtain a permit to conduct a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall apply to the Department at least 30 calendar days prior to the event, in writing or electronically, on forms prescribed by the Department. The application shall be accompanied by the required fee and shall contain, but not be limited to, the following information to be submitted at times specified by rule:
        (1) the legal names and addresses of the promoter;
        (2) the name of the matchmaker;
        (3) the time and exact location of the professional
    
or amateur contest, or a combination of both. It is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that the building to be used for the event complies with all laws, ordinances, and regulations in the city, town, village, or county where the contest is to be held;
        (4) the signed and executed copy of the event venue
    
lease agreement; and
        (5) the initial list of names of the professionals or
    
amateurs competing subject to Department approval.
    (b) The Department may issue a permit to any promoter who meets the requirements of this Act and the rules. The permit shall only be issued for a specific date and location of a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, and shall not be transferable. The Department may allow a promoter to amend a permit application to hold a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, in a different location other than the application specifies if all requirements of this Section are met, waiving the 30-day provision of subsection (a).
    (c) The Department shall be responsible for assigning the judges, timekeepers, referees, and physicians for a professional contest, an amateur contest, or a combination of both. Compensation shall be determined by the Department, and it shall be the responsibility of the promoter to pay the individuals utilized.
    (d) The promoter shall submit the following documents to the Department at times specified by rule:
        (1) proof of adequate security measures, as
    
determined by rule, to ensure the protection of the safety of contestants and the general public while attending professional contests, amateur contests, or a combination of both;
        (2) proof of adequate medical supervision, as
    
determined by rule, to ensure the protection of the health and safety of professionals or amateurs while participating in contests;
        (3) the complete and final list of names of the
    
professionals or amateurs competing, subject to Department approval, which shall be submitted up to 48 hours prior to the event date specified in the permit;
        (4) proof of insurance for not less than $50,000 as
    
further defined by rule for each professional or amateur participating in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both; insurance required under this paragraph shall cover: (i) hospital, medication, physician, and other such expenses as would accrue in the treatment of an injury as a result of the professional or amateur contest; (ii) payment to the estate of the professional or amateur in the event of his or her death as a result of his or her participation in the professional or amateur contest; and (iii) accidental death and dismemberment; the terms of the insurance coverage shall require the promoter, not the licensed contestant, to pay the policy deductible for the medical, surgical, or hospital care of a contestant for injuries a contestant sustained while engaged in a contest; if a licensed contestant pays for the medical, surgical, or hospital care, the insurance proceeds shall be paid to the contestant or his or her beneficiaries as reimbursement for such payment;
        (5) the amount of the purses to be paid to the
    
professionals for the event as determined by rule;
        (6) organizational or internationally accepted
    
rules, per discipline, for professional or amateur full-contact martial arts contests if the Department does not provide the rules for Department approval; and
        (7) any other information the Department may
    
require, as determined by rule, to issue a permit.
    (e) If the accuracy, relevance, or sufficiency of any submitted documentation is questioned by the Department because of lack of information, discrepancies, or conflicts in information given or a need for clarification, the promoter seeking a permit may be required to provide additional information.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/9

    (225 ILCS 105/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 5009)
    Sec. 9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-225. Repealed by P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 105/10

    (225 ILCS 105/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 5010)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 10. Who must be licensed. In order to participate in professional contests the following persons must each be licensed and in good standing with the Department: (a) professionals, (b) seconds, (c) referees, (d) judges, (e) managers, (f) matchmakers, and (g) timekeepers.
    In order to participate in professional or amateur contests or a combination of both, promoters must be licensed and in good standing with the Department.
    Announcers may participate in professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both, without being licensed under this Act. It shall be the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that announcers comply with the Act, and all rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this Act.
    A licensed promoter may not act as, and cannot be licensed as, a second, professional, referee, timekeeper, judge, or manager. If he or she is so licensed, he or she must relinquish any of these licenses to the Department for cancellation. A person possessing a valid promoter's license may act as a matchmaker.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 10. Who must be licensed.
    (a) In order to participate in contests the following persons must each be licensed and in good standing with the Department: (a) professionals and amateurs, (b) seconds, (c) referees, (d) judges, (e) managers, (f) matchmakers, and (g) timekeepers.
    (b) In order to participate in professional or amateur contests or a combination of both, promoters must be licensed and in good standing with the Department.
    (c) Announcers may participate in professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both, without being licensed under this Act. It shall be the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that announcers comply with the Act, and all rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this Act.
    (d) A licensed promoter may not act as, and cannot be licensed as, a second, professional, referee, timekeeper, judge, or manager. If he or she is so licensed, he or she must relinquish any of these licenses to the Department for cancellation. A person possessing a valid promoter's license may act as a matchmaker.
    (e) Participants in amateur full-contact martial arts contests taking place before January 1, 2023 are not required to obtain licenses by the Department, except for promoters of amateur contests.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/10.1

    (225 ILCS 105/10.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 10.1. Registration of amateurs. Beginning 6 months after the adoption of rules providing for the registration of amateurs under this Act, it shall be unlawful for any person to compete as an amateur unless he or she is registered and in good standing with the Department or is otherwise exempt from registration under this Act. A person who is required to register shall apply to the Department, in writing, on forms provided by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/10.5

    (225 ILCS 105/10.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 10.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a promoter, professional, second, referee, judge, manager, matchmaker, or timekeeper without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/11

    (225 ILCS 105/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 5011)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 11. Qualifications for license. The Department shall grant licenses to the following persons if the following qualifications are met:
        (1) An applicant for licensure as a professional
    
must: (1) be 18 years old, (2) be of good moral character, (3) file an application stating the applicant's legal name (and no assumed or ring name may be used unless such name is registered with the Department along with the applicant's legal name), date and place of birth, place of current residence, and a sworn statement that he is not currently in violation of any federal, State or local laws or rules governing boxing or full-contact martial arts, (4) file a certificate from a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches which attests that the applicant is physically fit and qualified to participate in professional contests, and (5) pay the required fee and meet any other requirements. Applicants over age 35 who have not competed in a professional or amateur contest within the last 36 months may be required to appear before the Department to determine their fitness to participate in a professional contest. A picture identification card shall be issued to all professionals licensed by the Department who are residents of Illinois or who are residents of any jurisdiction, state, or country that does not regulate professional boxing or full-contact martial arts. The identification card shall be presented to the Department or its representative upon request at weigh-ins.
        (2) An applicant for licensure as a referee, judge,
    
manager, second, matchmaker, or timekeeper must: (1) be of good moral character, (2) file an application stating the applicant's name, date and place of birth, and place of current residence along with a certifying statement that he is not currently in violation of any federal, State, or local laws or rules governing boxing, or full-contact martial arts, (3) have had satisfactory experience in his field, (4) pay the required fee, and (5) meet any other requirements as determined by rule.
        (3) An applicant for licensure as a promoter must:
    
(1) be of good moral character, (2) file an application with the Department stating the applicant's name, date and place of birth, place of current residence along with a certifying statement that he is not currently in violation of any federal, State, or local laws or rules governing boxing or full-contact martial arts, (3) pay the required fee and meet any other requirements as established by rule, and (4) in addition to the foregoing, an applicant for licensure as a promoter of professional contests or a combination of both professional and amateur bouts in one contest shall also provide (i) proof of a surety bond of no less than $5,000 to cover financial obligations under this Act, payable to the Department and conditioned for the payment of the tax imposed by this Act and compliance with this Act, and the rules adopted under this Act, and (ii) a financial statement, prepared by a certified public accountant, showing liquid working capital of $10,000 or more, or a $10,000 performance bond guaranteeing payment of all obligations relating to the promotional activities.
        (4) All applicants shall submit an application to the
    
Department, in writing, on forms provided by the Department, containing such information as determined by rule.
    In determining good moral character, the Department may take into consideration any violation of any of the provisions of Section 16 of this Act as to referees, judges, managers, matchmakers, timekeepers, or promoters and any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as a bar to licensure. No license issued under this Act is transferable.
    The Department may issue temporary licenses as provided by rule.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 11. Qualifications for license. The Department shall grant licenses to the following persons if the following qualifications are met:
        (1) An applicant for licensure as a professional or
    
amateur must: (1) be 18 years old, (2) be of good moral character, (3) file an application stating the applicant's legal name (and no assumed or ring name may be used unless such name is registered with the Department along with the applicant's legal name), date of birth, place of current residence, and a sworn statement that he or she is not currently in violation of any federal, State or local laws or rules governing boxing or full-contact martial arts, (4) file a certificate from a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches which attests that the applicant is physically fit and qualified to participate in professional or amateur contests, and (5) pay the required fee and meet any other requirements as determined by rule. Applicants over age 35 who have not competed in a professional or amateur contest within the 12 months preceding their application for licensure or have insufficient experience to participate in a professional or amateur contest may be required to appear before the Department to determine their fitness to participate in a professional or amateur contest.
        (2) An applicant for licensure as a referee, judge,
    
manager, second, matchmaker, or timekeeper must: (1) be of good moral character, (2) file an application stating the applicant's name, date of birth, and place of current residence along with a certifying statement that he or she is not currently in violation of any federal, State, or local laws or rules governing boxing, or full-contact martial arts, (3) have had satisfactory experience in his or her field as defined by rule, (4) pay the required fee, and (5) meet any other requirements as determined by rule.
        (3) An applicant for licensure as a promoter must:
    
(1) be of good moral character, (2) file an application with the Department stating the applicant's name, date of birth, place of current residence along with a certifying statement that he or she is not currently in violation of any federal, State, or local laws or rules governing boxing or full-contact martial arts, (3) pay the required fee and meet any other requirements as established by rule, and (4) in addition to the foregoing, an applicant for licensure as a promoter of professional or amateur contests or a combination of both professional and amateur bouts in one contest shall also provide (i) proof of a surety bond of no less than $5,000 to cover financial obligations under this Act, payable to the Department and conditioned for the payment of the tax imposed by this Act and compliance with this Act, and the rules adopted under this Act, and (ii) a $10,000 performance bond guaranteeing payment of all obligations relating to the promotional activities payable to the Department and conditioned for the payment of the tax imposed by this Act and its rules.
        (4) All applicants shall submit an application to the
    
Department, in writing or electronically, on forms prescribed by the Department, containing such information as determined by rule.
    In determining good moral character, the Department may take into consideration any violation of any of the provisions of Section 16 of this Act as to referees, judges, managers, matchmakers, timekeepers, or promoters and any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as a bar to licensure. No license issued under this Act is transferable.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/11.5

    (225 ILCS 105/11.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 11.5. Qualifications for registration. An applicant for registration as an amateur competing in an amateur full contact martial arts contest must (1) be 18 years old; (2) be of good moral character; (3) file an application stating the applicant's legal name, date and place of birth, and place of current residence and a sworn statement that he or she is not currently in violation of any federal, State, or local laws or rules governing full-contact martial arts; (4) file a certificate from a physician which attests that the applicant is physically fit and qualified to participate in contests; and (5) meet any other requirements as established by rule.
    In determining good moral character, the Department may take into consideration any violation of any of the provisions of Section 16 of this Act. No registration issued under this Act is transferable.
    This Section does not apply to amateur participants under the age of 18 and younger. Participants under the age of 18 and younger shall meet all other requirements for amateurs in this Act and as established by rule.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/12

    (225 ILCS 105/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 5012)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 12. Professional or amateur contests.
    (a) The professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be held in an area where adequate neurosurgical facilities are immediately available for skilled emergency treatment of an injured professional or amateur.
    (b) Each professional or amateur shall be examined before the contest and promptly after each bout by a physician. The physician shall determine, prior to the contest, if each professional or amateur is physically fit to compete in the contest. After the bout the physician shall examine the professional or amateur to determine possible injury. If the professional's or amateur's physical condition so indicates, the physician shall recommend to the Department immediate medical suspension. The physician or a licensed paramedic must check the vital signs of all contestants as established by rule.
    (c) The physician may, at any time during the professional or amateur bout, stop the professional or amateur bout to examine a professional or amateur contestant and may direct the referee to terminate the bout when, in the physician's opinion, continuing the bout could result in serious injury to the professional or amateur. If the professional's or amateur's physical condition so indicates, the physician shall recommend to the Department immediate medical suspension. The physician shall certify to the condition of the professional or amateur in writing, over his signature on forms provided by the Department. Such reports shall be submitted to the Department in a timely manner.
    (d) No professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be allowed to begin or be held unless at least one physician, at least one EMT and one paramedic, and one ambulance have been contracted with solely for the care of professionals or amateurs who are competing as defined by rule.
    (e) No professional boxing bout shall be more than 12 rounds in length. The rounds shall not be more than 3 minutes each with a one minute interval between them, and no professional boxer shall be allowed to participate in more than one contest within a 7-day period.
    The number and length of rounds for all other professional or amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts contests, or a combination of both, shall be determined by rule.
    (f) The number and types of officials required for each professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be determined by rule.
    (g) The Department or its representative shall have discretion to declare a price, remuneration, or purse or any part of it belonging to the professional withheld if in the judgment of the Department or its representative the professional is not honestly competing.
    (h) The Department shall have the authority to prevent a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, from being held and shall have the authority to stop a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, for noncompliance with any part of this Act or rules or when, in the judgment of the Department, or its representative, continuation of the event would endanger the health, safety, and welfare of the professionals or amateurs or spectators. The Department's authority to stop a contest on the basis that the professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, would endanger the health, safety, and welfare of the professionals or amateurs or spectators shall extend to any professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, regardless of whether that amateur contest is exempted from the prohibition in Section 6 of this Act. Department staff, or its representative, may be present at any full-contact martial arts contest with scheduled amateur bouts.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 98-973, eff. 8-15-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 12. Professional or amateur contests.
    (a) The professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be held in an area where adequate neurosurgical facilities are immediately available for skilled emergency treatment of an injured professional or amateur.
    (b) Each professional or amateur shall be examined before the contest and promptly after each bout by a physician. The physician shall determine, prior to the contest, if each professional or amateur is physically fit to compete in the contest. After the bout the physician shall examine the professional or amateur to determine possible injury. If the professional's or amateur's physical condition so indicates, the physician shall recommend to the Department immediate medical suspension. The physician or a licensed paramedic must check the vital signs of all contestants as established by rule.
    (c) The physician may, at any time during the professional or amateur bout, stop the professional or amateur bout to examine a professional or amateur contestant and may direct the referee to terminate the bout when, in the physician's opinion, continuing the bout could result in serious injury to the professional or amateur. If the professional's or amateur's physical condition so indicates, the physician shall recommend to the Department immediate medical suspension. The physician shall certify to the condition of the professional or amateur in writing, over his or her signature on forms prescribed by the Department. Such reports shall be submitted to the Department in a timely manner.
    (d) No professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be allowed to begin or be held unless at least one physician, at least one EMT and one paramedic, and one ambulance have been contracted with solely for the care of professionals or amateurs who are competing as defined by rule.
    (e) No professional boxing bout shall be more than 12 rounds in length. The rounds shall not be more than 3 minutes each with a minimum one-minute interval between them, and no professional boxer shall be allowed to participate in more than one contest within a 7-day period.
    The number and length of rounds for all other professional or amateur boxing or full-contact martial arts contests, or a combination of both, shall be determined by rule.
    (f) The number and types of officials required for each professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be determined by rule.
    (g) The Department or its representative shall have discretion to declare a price, remuneration, or purse or any part of it belonging to the professional withheld if in the judgment of the Department or its representative the professional is not honestly competing.
    (h) The Department shall have the authority to prevent a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, from being held and shall have the authority to stop a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, for noncompliance with any part of this Act or rules or when, in the judgment of the Department, or its representative, continuation of the event would endanger the health, safety, and welfare of the professionals or amateurs or spectators. The Department's authority to stop a contest on the basis that the professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, would endanger the health, safety, and welfare of the professionals or amateurs or spectators shall extend to any professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, regardless of whether that amateur contest is exempted from the prohibition in Section 6 of this Act.
    (i) A professional shall only compete against another professional. An amateur shall only compete against another amateur.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/13

    (225 ILCS 105/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 5013)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 13. Tickets; tax. Tickets to professional or amateur contests, or a combination of both, shall be printed in such form as the Department shall prescribe. A certified inventory of all tickets printed for any professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be mailed to the Department by the promoter not less than 7 days before the contest. The total number of tickets printed shall not exceed the total seating capacity of the premises in which the professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, is to be held. No tickets of admission to any professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be sold except those declared on an official ticket inventory as described in this Section.
    A promoter who conducts a professional or a combination of a professional and amateur contest under this Act shall, within 24 hours after such a contest:
        (1) furnish to the Department a written report
    
verified by the promoter or his authorized designee showing the number of tickets sold for such a contest or the actual ticket stubs of tickets sold and the amount of the gross proceeds thereof; and
        (2) pay to the Department a tax of 5% of gross
    
receipts from the sale of admission tickets, not to exceed $52,500, to be collected by the Department and placed in the Athletics Supervision and Regulation Fund, a special fund created in the State Treasury to be administered by the Department.
    Moneys in the Athletics Supervision and Regulation Fund shall be used by the Department, subject to appropriation, for expenses incurred in administering this Act. Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund, as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law.
    In addition to the payment of any other taxes and money due under this Section, every promoter of a professional or a combination of a professional and amateur contest shall pay to the Department 3% of the first $500,000 and 4% thereafter, which shall not exceed $35,000 in total from the total gross receipts from the sale, lease, or other exploitation of broadcasting, including, but not limited to, Internet, cable, television, and motion picture rights for that professional or professional and amateur combination contest or exhibition without any deductions for commissions, brokerage fees, distribution fees, advertising, professional contestants' purses, or any other expenses or charges. These fees shall be paid to the Department within 72 hours after the broadcast of the contest and placed in the Athletics Supervision and Regulation Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 13. Tickets; tax. The total number of tickets sold shall not exceed the total seating capacity of the premises in which the professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, is to be held. No tickets of admission to any professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, shall be sold except those declared on an official ticket inventory as described in this Section.
    A promoter who conducts a professional contest, an amateur contest, or a combination of both under this Act shall, within 7 business days after such a contest:
        (1) furnish to the Department a written or electronic
    
report verified by the promoter or his or her authorized designee showing the number of tickets sold for such a contest or the actual ticket stubs of tickets sold and the amount of the gross proceeds thereof; and
        (2) pay to the Department a tax of 5% of gross
    
receipts from the sale of admission tickets, not to exceed $75,000, to be collected by the Department and placed in the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    Moneys in the General Professions Dedicated Fund shall be used by the Department, subject to appropriation, for expenses incurred in administering this Act. Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund, as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law.
    In addition to the payment of any other taxes and money due under this Section, every promoter of a professional or a combination of a professional and amateur contest shall pay to the Department 3% of the first $500,000 and 4% thereafter, which shall not exceed $50,000 in total from the total gross receipts from the sale, lease, or other exploitation of broadcasting, including, but not limited to, Internet, cable, television, and motion picture rights for that professional contest, amateur contest, combination of both, or exhibition without any deductions for commissions, brokerage fees, distribution fees, advertising, professional contestants' purses, or any other expenses or charges. These fees shall be paid to the Department within 7 business days after the conclusion of the broadcast of the contest and placed in the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/14

    (225 ILCS 105/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 5014)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 14. Failure to report ticket sales and tax. If the permit holder fails to make a report as required by Section 13, or if such report is unsatisfactory, the Department may examine or cause to be examined the books and records of any such holder or his associates or any other person as a witness under oath to determine the total amount of tax due under this Act.
    If it is determined that there has been a default in the payment of a tax, the promoter shall be given 20 days notice of the amount due which shall include the expenses incurred in making the examination.
    If the promoter does not pay the amount due he shall be disqualified from obtaining a permit under this Act and the Attorney General shall institute suit upon the bond filed pursuant to this Act to recover the tax or penalties imposed by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 105/15

    (225 ILCS 105/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 5015)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 15. Inspectors. The Secretary may appoint inspectors to assist the Department staff in the administration of the Act. Each inspector appointed by the Secretary shall receive compensation for each day he or she is engaged in the transacting of business of the Department. Each inspector shall carry a card issued by the Department to authorize him or her to act in such capacity. The inspector or inspectors shall supervise each professional contest and, at the Department's discretion, may supervise any contest to ensure that the provisions of the Act are strictly enforced.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 15. Inspectors. The Secretary may appoint inspectors to assist the Department staff in the administration of the Act. Each inspector appointed by the Secretary shall receive compensation for each day he or she is engaged in the transacting of business of the Department. The inspector or inspectors shall supervise each professional contest, amateur contest, or combination of both and, at the Department's discretion, may supervise any contest to ensure that the provisions of the Act are strictly enforced.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/16

    (225 ILCS 105/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 5016)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 16. Discipline and sanctions.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue a permit, license, or registration, refuse to renew, suspend, revoke, reprimand, place on probation, or take such other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any permit, license, or registration for one or any combination of the following reasons:
        (1) gambling, betting, or wagering on the result of
    
or a contingency connected with a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, or permitting such activity to take place;
        (2) participating in or permitting a sham or fake
    
professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both;
        (3) holding the professional or amateur contest, or a
    
combination of both, at any other time or place than is stated on the permit application;
        (4) permitting any professional or amateur other than
    
those stated on the permit application to participate in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, except as provided in Section 9;
        (5) violation or aiding in the violation of any of
    
the provisions of this Act or any rules or regulations promulgated thereto;
        (6) violation of any federal, State or local laws of
    
the United States or other jurisdiction governing professional or amateur contests or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto;
        (7) charging a greater rate or rates of admission
    
than is specified on the permit application;
        (8) failure to obtain all the necessary permits,
    
registrations, or licenses as required under this Act;
        (9) failure to file the necessary bond or to pay the
    
gross receipts tax as required by this Act;
        (10) engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public, or which is detrimental to honestly conducted contests;
        (11) employment of fraud, deception or any unlawful
    
means in applying for or securing a permit or license under this Act;
        (12) permitting a physician making the physical
    
examination to knowingly certify falsely to the physical condition of a professional or amateur;
        (13) permitting professionals or amateurs of widely
    
disparate weights or abilities to engage in professional or amateur contests, respectively;
        (14) participating in a professional contest as a
    
professional while under medical suspension in this State or in any other state, territory or country;
        (15) physical illness, including, but not limited to,
    
deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skills which results in the inability to participate in contests with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (16) allowing one's license or permit issued under
    
this Act to be used by another person;
        (17) failing, within a reasonable time, to provide
    
any information requested by the Department as a result of a formal or informal complaint;
        (18) professional incompetence;
        (19) failure to file a return, or to pay the tax,
    
penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied;
        (20) (blank);
        (21) habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in an inability to participate in an event;
        (22) failure to stop a professional or amateur
    
contest, or a combination of both, when requested to do so by the Department;
        (23) failure of a promoter to adequately supervise
    
and enforce this Act and its rules as applicable to amateur contests, as set forth in rule; or
        (24) a finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
    (b) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension will end only upon a finding by a court that the licensee is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, issuance of an order so finding and discharging the licensee.
    (c) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure pursuant to this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The examining physicians or clinical psychologists shall be those specifically designated by the Department. The Department may order the examining physician or clinical psychologist to present testimony concerning this mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or clinical psychologist. Eye examinations may be provided by a licensed and certified therapeutic optometrist. The individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension of a license.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 16. Discipline and sanctions.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue a permit or license or refuse to renew, suspend, revoke, reprimand, place on probation, or take such other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any permit or license for one or any combination of the following reasons:
        (1) gambling, betting, or wagering on the result of
    
or a contingency connected with a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, or permitting such activity to take place;
        (2) participating in or permitting a sham or fake
    
professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both;
        (3) holding the professional or amateur contest, or a
    
combination of both, at any other time or place than is stated on the permit application;
        (4) permitting any professional or amateur other than
    
those stated on the permit application to participate in a professional or amateur contest, or a combination of both, except as provided in Section 9;
        (5) violation or aiding in the violation of any of
    
the provisions of this Act or any rules or regulations promulgated thereto;
        (6) violation of any federal, State or local laws of
    
the United States or other jurisdiction governing professional or amateur contests or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto;
        (7) charging a greater rate or rates of admission
    
than is specified on the permit application;
        (8) failure to obtain all the necessary permits or
    
licenses as required under this Act;
        (9) failure to file the necessary bond or to pay the
    
gross receipts or broadcast tax as required by this Act;
        (10) engaging in dishonorable, unethical or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public, or which is detrimental to honestly conducted contests;
        (11) employment of fraud, deception or any unlawful
    
means in applying for or securing a permit or license under this Act;
        (12) permitting a physician making the physical
    
examination to knowingly certify falsely to the physical condition of a professional or amateur;
        (13) permitting professionals or amateurs of widely
    
disparate weights or abilities to engage in professional or amateur contests, respectively;
        (14) participating in a contest while under medical
    
suspension in this State or in any other state, territory or country;
        (15) physical illness, including, but not limited to,
    
deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skills which results in the inability to participate in contests with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (16) allowing one's license or permit issued under
    
this Act to be used by another person;
        (17) failing, within a reasonable time, to provide
    
any information requested by the Department as a result of a formal or informal complaint;
        (18) professional incompetence;
        (19) failure to file a return, or to pay the tax,
    
penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied;
        (20) (blank);
        (21) habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in an inability to participate in an event;
        (22) failure to stop a professional or amateur
    
contest, or a combination of both, when requested to do so by the Department;
        (23) failure of a promoter to adequately supervise
    
and enforce this Act and its rules as applicable to amateur contests, as set forth in rule; or
        (24) a finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
    (b) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code operates as an automatic suspension. The suspension will end only upon a finding by a court that the licensee is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, issuance of an order so finding and discharging the licensee.
    (c) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure pursuant to this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The examining physicians or clinical psychologists shall be those specifically designated by the Department. The Department may order the examining physician or clinical psychologist to present testimony concerning this mental or physical examination of the licensee or applicant. No information shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or clinical psychologist. Eye examinations may be provided by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed and certified therapeutic optometrist. The individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of the examination. Failure of any individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of a license.
    (d) A contestant who tests positive for a banned substance, as defined by rule, shall have his or her license immediately suspended. The license shall be subject to other discipline as authorized in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/17

    (225 ILCS 105/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 5017)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act. For the purposes of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act. The Department shall not be required to annually verify email addresses as specified in paragraph (2) subsection (a) of Section 10-75 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. For the purposes of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of record or emailed to the email address of record.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/17.7

    (225 ILCS 105/17.7)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.7. Restoration of license from discipline. At any time after the successful completion of a term of indefinite probation, suspension, or revocation of a license, the Department may restore the license to the licensee, unless after an investigation and hearing the Secretary determines that restoration is not in the public interest. No person or entity whose license, certificate, or authority has been revoked as authorized in this Act may apply for restoration of that license, certification, or authority until such time as provided for in the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.7. Restoration of license from discipline.
    (a) At any time after the successful completion of a term of indefinite probation, suspension, or revocation of a license under this Act, the Department may restore the license to the licensee unless, after an investigation and a hearing, the Secretary determines that restoration is not in the public interest.
    (b) If circumstances of suspension or revocation so indicate, the Department may require an examination of the licensee prior to restoring his or her license.
    (c) No person whose license has been revoked as authorized in this Act may apply for restoration of that license until allowed under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (d) A license that has been suspended or revoked shall be considered nonrenewed for purposes of restoration under this Section and a licensee restoring his or her license from suspension or revocation must comply with the requirements for renewal as set forth in this Act and its rules.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/17.8

    (225 ILCS 105/17.8)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.8. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of a license or registration, the licensee shall immediately surrender his or her license to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00; 92-499, eff. 1-1-02.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.8. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of a license, the licensee shall immediately surrender his or her license to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/17.9

    (225 ILCS 105/17.9)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.9. Summary suspension of a license or registration. The Secretary may summarily suspend a license or registration without a hearing if the Secretary finds that evidence in the Secretary's possession indicates that the continuation of practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public, participants, including any professional contest officials, or the individual involved or cause harm to the profession. If the Secretary summarily suspends the license without a hearing, a hearing must be commenced within 30 days after the suspension has occurred and concluded as expeditiously as practical.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.9. Summary suspension of a license. The Secretary may summarily suspend a license without a hearing if the Secretary finds that evidence in the Secretary's possession indicates that the continuation of practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public, participants, including any professional contest officials, or the individual involved or cause harm to the profession. If the Secretary summarily suspends the license without a hearing, a hearing must be commenced within 30 days after the suspension has occurred and concluded as expeditiously as practical.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/17.10

    (225 ILCS 105/17.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 17.10. Administrative review; venue.
    (a) All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (b) Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for relief resides, but if the party is not a resident of Illinois, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
    (c) The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)

225 ILCS 105/17.11

    (225 ILCS 105/17.11)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 17.11. Certifications of record; costs. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, to file an answer in court, or to otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding unless there is filed in the court, with the complaint, a receipt from the Department acknowledging payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file the receipt in court is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/17.12

    (225 ILCS 105/17.12)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 17.12. Consent order. At any point in the proceedings, both parties may agree to a negotiated consent order. The consent order shall be final upon signature of the Director.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/18

    (225 ILCS 105/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 5018)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 18. Investigations; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person or persons promoting or participating in a professional or amateur contest or any person holding or claiming to hold a license. The Department shall, before revoking, suspending, placing on probation, reprimanding, or taking any other disciplinary action under this Act, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, (i) notify the accused in writing of the charges made and the time and place for the hearing on the charges, (ii) direct him or her to file a written answer to the charges with the Department under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of the notice, and (iii) inform the accused that, if he or she fails to answer, default will be taken against him or her or that his or her license may be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status or that other disciplinary action may be taken with regard to the license, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of his or her practice, as the Department may consider proper. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the hearing officer shall proceed to hear the charges, and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The hearing officer may continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person, after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action considered proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for that action under this Act. The written notice may be served by personal delivery or by certified mail to the person's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 18. Investigations; notice and hearing.
    (a) The Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person or entity holding or claiming to hold a license under this Act.
    (b) The Department shall, before disciplining an applicant or licensee, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing: (i) notify, in writing, the accused of the charges made and the time and place for the hearing on the charges; (ii) direct him or her to file a written answer to the charges, under oath, within 20 days after service of the notice; and (iii) inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer will result in a default being entered against the applicant or licensee.
    (c) Written or electronic notice, and any notice in the subsequent proceedings, may be served by personal delivery, by email, or by mail to the applicant or licensee at his or her address of record or email address of record.
    (d) At the time and place fixed in the notice, the hearing officer appointed by the Secretary shall proceed to hear the charges, and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any statement, testimony, evidence, and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to their defense. The hearing officer may continue the hearing from time to time.
    (e) If the licensee or applicant, after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Secretary, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status or be subject to whatever disciplinary action the Secretary considers proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or imposition of a fine, without hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for the action under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/19

    (225 ILCS 105/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 5019)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19. Findings and recommendations. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings, conclusions of law, and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding of whether the accused person violated this Act or its rules or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act or its rules. The hearing officer shall specify the nature of any violations or failure to comply and shall make its recommendations to the Secretary. In making recommendations for any disciplinary actions, the hearing officer may take into consideration all facts and circumstances bearing upon the reasonableness of the conduct of the accused and the potential for future harm to the public including, but not limited to, previous discipline of the accused by the Department, intent, degree of harm to the public and likelihood of harm in the future, any restitution made by the accused, and whether the incident or incidents contained in the complaint appear to be isolated or represent a continuing pattern of conduct. In making its recommendations for discipline, the hearing officer shall endeavor to ensure that the severity of the discipline recommended is reasonably related to the severity of the violation.
    The report of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation of the hearing officer shall be the basis for the Department's order refusing to issue, restore, or renew a license, or otherwise disciplining a licensee. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendations of the hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the hearing officer's recommendations. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for a violation of this Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for a violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19. Hearing; motion for rehearing.
    (a) The hearing officer appointed by the Secretary shall hear evidence in support of the formal charges and evidence produced by the applicant or licensee. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall present to the Secretary a written report of his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations.
    (b) A copy of the hearing officer's report shall be served upon the applicant or licensee, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 calendar days after such service, the applicant or licensee may present to the Department a motion, in writing, for a rehearing that shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. The Department may respond to the motion for rehearing within 20 calendar days after its service on the Department. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing such a motion, or upon denial of a motion for rehearing, the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with the recommendations of the hearing officer. If the applicant or licensee orders from the reporting service and pays for a transcript of the record within the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 calendar day period within which a motion may be filed shall commence upon delivery of the transcript to the applicant or licensee.
    (c) If the Secretary disagrees in any regard with the report of the hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order contrary to the report.
    (d) Whenever the Secretary is not satisfied that substantial justice has been done, the Secretary may order a hearing by the same or another hearing officer.
    (e) At any point in any investigation or disciplinary proceeding provided for in this Act, both parties may agree to a negotiated consent order. The consent order shall be final upon signature of the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/19.1

    (225 ILCS 105/19.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 5019.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19.1. Appointment of a hearing officer. The Secretary has the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, restore, or renew a license or discipline of a licensee. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Secretary determines that the hearing officer's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, he may issue an order in contravention of the recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19.1. Hearing officer. Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, the Secretary has the authority to appoint an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue or renew a license or discipline a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/19.2

    (225 ILCS 105/19.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19.2. Subpoenas; depositions; oaths. The Department has the power to subpoena documents, books, records, or other materials and to bring before it any person and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed in civil cases in the courts of this State.
    The Secretary, the designated hearing officer, and the Department have the power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing that the Department is authorized to conduct and any other oaths authorized in any Act administered by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)

225 ILCS 105/19.3

    (225 ILCS 105/19.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19.3. Compelling testimony. Any circuit court, upon application of the Department, designated hearing officer, or the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings under this Act are pending, may enter an order requiring the attendance of witnesses and their testimony and the production of documents, papers, files, books, and records in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00; 92-499, eff. 1-1-02.)

225 ILCS 105/19.4

    (225 ILCS 105/19.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 19.4. Director; rehearing. Whenever the Director believes that justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, refusal to issue, restore, or renew a license, or other discipline of an applicant or licensee, he or she may order a rehearing by the same or other examiners.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00; 92-499, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/19.5

    (225 ILCS 105/19.5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19.5. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order or certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, is prima facie proof that:
        (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary; and
        (2) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 19.5. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order or certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, is prima facie proof that:
        (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (2) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (3) the hearing officer is qualified to act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/20

    (225 ILCS 105/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 5020)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 20. Stenographer; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to take down the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case wherein a license or permit is subjected to disciplinary action. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report of the hearing officer and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of the record to any person interested in the hearing upon payment of the fee required under Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-115).
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 20. Record of proceeding.
    (a) The Department, at its expense, shall provide a certified shorthand reporter to take down the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case in which a licensee may be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status, reprimanded, fined, or subjected to other disciplinary action with reference to the license when a disciplinary action is authorized under this Act and rules. The notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written portions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of the testimony, the report of the hearing officer, and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. The record may be made available to any person interested in the hearing upon payment of the fee required by Section 2105-115 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (b) The Department may contract for court reporting services, and, if it does so, the Department shall provide the name and contact information for the certified shorthand reporter who transcribed the testimony at a hearing to any person interested, who may obtain a copy of the transcript of any proceedings at a hearing upon payment of the fee specified by the certified shorthand reporter.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/21

    (225 ILCS 105/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 5021)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 21. Injunctive action; cease and desist order.
    (a) If a person violates the provisions of this Act, the Director, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, may petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 91-408, eff. 1-1-00.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 21. Injunctive action; cease and desist order.
    (a) If a person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, may petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/22

    (225 ILCS 105/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 5022)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 22. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew such license during the month preceding the expiration date thereof by paying the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 82-522.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 22. The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew such license during the month preceding the expiration date thereof by paying the required fee and meeting additional requirements as determined by rule.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/23

    (225 ILCS 105/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 5023)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 23. Fees. The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act including, but not limited to, original licensure, renewal, and restoration shall be set by rule. The fees shall not be refundable. Beginning July 1, 2003, all of the fees, taxes, and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; 92-499, eff. 1-1-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 23. Fees.
    (a) The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act including, but not limited to, original licensure, renewal, and restoration shall be set by rule. The fees shall not be refundable. All of the fees, taxes, and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund.
    (b) Before January 1, 2023, there shall be no fees for amateur full-contact martial arts events; except that until January 1, 2023, the applicant fees for promoters of amateur events where only amateur bouts are held shall be $300.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/23.1

    (225 ILCS 105/23.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 5023.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 23.1. Returned checks; fines. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Director may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Director finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 92-146, eff. 1-1-02; 92-499, eff. 1-1-02.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 23.1. Returned checks; fines. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/24

    (225 ILCS 105/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 5024)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 24. A person who violates a provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor. On conviction of a second or subsequent offense the violator shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 86-615.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 24. Unlicensed practice; violations; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself or herself out as being able to engage in practices requiring a license under this Act without being licensed or exempt under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense, as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provision set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department may investigate any actual, alleged, or suspected unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and executed thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
    (d) A person or entity not licensed under this Act who has violated any provision of this Act or its rules is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second and subsequent offenses.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/24.5

    (225 ILCS 105/24.5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 24.5. Confidentiality. All information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a licensee, registrant, or applicant, including, but not limited to, any complaint against a licensee or registrant filed with the Department and information collected to investigate any such complaint, shall be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose such information to anyone other than law enforcement officials, other regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined by the Secretary, or a party presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any purpose to any other agency or person. A formal complaint filed against a licensee or registrant by the Department or any order issued by the Department against a licensee, registrant, or applicant shall be a public record, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
(Source: P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 24.5. Confidentiality. All information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a licensee or applicant, including, but not limited to, any complaint against a licensee filed with the Department and information collected to investigate any such complaint, shall be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose such information to anyone other than law enforcement officials, other regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined by the Secretary, or a party presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any purpose to any other agency or person. A formal complaint filed against a licensee by the Department or any order issued by the Department against a licensee or applicant shall be a public record, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/25

    (225 ILCS 105/25)
    Sec. 25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-522. Repealed by P.A. 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)

225 ILCS 105/25.1

    (225 ILCS 105/25.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25.1. Medical Suspension. A licensee or registrant who is determined by the examining physician to be unfit to compete or officiate shall be immediately suspended until it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition or officiating. If the licensee or registrant disagrees with a medical suspension set at the discretion of the ringside physician, he or she may request a hearing to show proof of fitness. The hearing shall be provided at the earliest opportunity after the Department receives a written request from the licensee.
    If the referee has rendered a decision of technical knockout against a professional or amateur or if the professional or amateur is knocked out other than by a blow to the head, the professional or amateur shall be immediately suspended for a period of not less than 30 days. In a full-contact martial arts contest, if the professional or amateur has tapped out or has submitted, the referee shall stop the professional or amateur contest and the ringside physician shall determine the length of suspension.
    If the professional or amateur has been knocked out by a blow to the head, he or she shall be suspended immediately for a period of not less than 45 days.
    Prior to reinstatement, any professional or amateur suspended for his or her medical protection shall satisfactorily pass a medical examination upon the direction of the Department. The examining physician may require any necessary medical procedures during the examination.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25.1. Medical Suspension.
    (a) A licensee who is determined by the examining physician or Department to be unfit to compete or officiate shall be prohibited from participating in a contest in Illinois and, if actively licensed, shall be medically suspended until it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition or officiating.
    (b) If the referee has stopped the bout or rendered a decision of technical knockout against a professional or amateur, the professional or amateur shall be medically suspended immediately for a period of not less than 30 days.
    (c) In a full-contact martial arts contest, if the professional or amateur has tapped out, has submitted, or the referee has stopped the bout, the ringside physician shall determine the length of suspension.
    (d) If the professional or amateur has been knocked unconscious, he or she shall be medically suspended immediately for a period of not less than 45 days.
    (e) A licensee may receive a medical suspension for any injury sustained as a result of a bout that shall not be less than 7 days.
    (f) A licensee may receive additional terms and conditions for a medical suspension beyond a prescribed passage of time as authorized under this Section.
    (g) If a licensee receives a medical suspension that includes terms and conditions in addition to the prescribed passage of time as authorized under this Section, before the removal of the medical suspension, a licensee shall:
        (1) satisfactorily pass a medical examination;
        (2) provide those examination results to the
    
Department;
        (3) provide any additional requested documentation
    
as directed by the licensee's examining physician or Department where applicable; and
        (4) if the licensee's examining physician requires
    
any necessary additional medical procedures during the examination related to the injury that resulted in the medical suspension, those results shall be provided to the Department.
    (h) Any medical suspension imposed as authorized under this Act against a licensee shall be reported to the Department's record keeper as determined by rule.
    (i) A medical suspension as authorized under this Section shall not be considered a suspension under Section 16 of this Act. A violation of the terms of a medical suspension authorized under this Section shall subject a licensee to discipline under Section 16 of this Act.
    (j) A professional or amateur contestant who has been placed on medical suspension under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States for substantially similar reasons as this Section shall be prohibited from participating in a contest as authorized under this Act until the requirements of subsection (g) of this Section have been met or the medical suspension has been removed by that jurisdiction.
    (k) A medical suspension authorized under this Section shall begin the day after the bout a licensee participated in.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 105/26

    (225 ILCS 105/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 5026)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 26. Home rule pre-emption. It is declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-593, eff. 6-1-08.)