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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 427/) Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Act.

225 ILCS 427/1

    (225 ILCS 427/1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/5

    (225 ILCS 427/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 5. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the General Assembly that this Act provide for the licensing and regulation of community association managers and community association management firms, ensure that those who hold themselves out as possessing professional qualifications to engage in the business of community association management are, in fact, qualified to render management services of a professional nature, and provide for the maintenance of high standards of professional conduct by those licensed to provide community association management services.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)

225 ILCS 427/10

    (225 ILCS 427/10)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file 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 such changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
    "Advertise" means, but is not limited to, issuing or causing to be distributed any card, sign or device to any person; or causing, permitting or allowing any sign or marking on or in any building, structure, newspaper, magazine or directory, or on radio or television; or advertising by any other means designed to secure public attention.
    "Board" means the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
    "Community association" means an association in which membership is a condition of ownership or shareholder interest of a unit in a condominium, cooperative, townhouse, villa, or other residential unit which is part of a residential development plan and that is authorized to impose an assessment, rents, or other costs that may become a lien on the unit or lot.
    "Community association funds" means any assessments, fees, fines, or other funds collected by the community association manager from the community association, or its members, other than the compensation paid to the community association manager for performance of community association management services.
    "Community association management firm" means a company, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity that engages in community association management services.
    "Community association management services" means those services listed in the definition of community association manager in this Section.
    "Community association manager" means an individual who administers for remuneration the financial, administrative, maintenance, or other duties for the community association, including the following services: (A) collecting, controlling or disbursing funds of the community association or having the authority to do so; (B) preparing budgets or other financial documents for the community association; (C) assisting in the conduct of community association meetings; (D) maintaining association records; and (E) administrating association contracts, as stated in the declaration, bylaws, proprietary lease, declaration of covenants, or other governing document of the community association. "Community association manager" does not mean support staff, including, but not limited to bookkeepers, administrative assistants, secretaries, property inspectors, or customer service representatives.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "License" means the license issued to a person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity under this Act to provide community association management services.
    "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Supervising community association manager" means an individual licensed as a community association manager who manages and supervises a firm.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Address of record" means the designated street address, which may not be a post office box, recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file maintained by the Department.
    "Advertise" means, but is not limited to, issuing or causing to be distributed any card, sign or device to any person; or causing, permitting or allowing any sign or marking on or in any building, structure, newspaper, magazine or directory, or on radio or television; or advertising by any other means designed to secure public attention, including, but not limited to, print, electronic, social media, and digital forums.
    "Board" means the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
    "Community association" means an association in which membership is a condition of ownership or shareholder interest of a unit in a condominium, cooperative, townhouse, villa, or other residential unit which is part of a residential development plan and that is authorized to impose an assessment, rents, or other costs that may become a lien on the unit or lot.
    "Community association funds" means any assessments, fees, fines, or other funds collected by the community association manager from the community association, or its members, other than the compensation paid to the community association manager for performance of community association management services.
    "Community association management firm" means a company, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other entity that engages in community association management services.
    "Community association management services" means those services listed in the definition of community association manager in this Section.
    "Community association manager" means an individual who:
        (1) has an ownership interest in or is employed by a
    
community association management firm, or is directly employed by or provides services as an independent contractor to a community association; and
        (2) administers for remuneration the financial,
    
administrative, maintenance, or other duties for the community association, including the following services:
            (A) collecting, controlling or disbursing funds
        
of the community association or having the authority to do so;
            (B) preparing budgets or other financial
        
documents for the community association;
            (C) assisting in the conduct of community
        
association meetings;
            (D) maintaining association records;
            (E) administering association contracts or
        
procuring goods and services in accordance with the declaration, bylaws, proprietary lease, declaration of covenants, or other governing document of the community association or at the direction of the board of managers; and
            (F) coordinating financial, administrative,
        
maintenance, or other duties called for in the management contract, including individuals who are direct employees of the community association.
    "Community association manager" does not mean support staff, including, but not limited to bookkeepers, administrative assistants, secretaries, property inspectors, or customer service representatives.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Designated community association manager" means a licensed community association manager who: (1) has an ownership interest in or is employed by a community association management firm to act as a controlling person; and (2) is the authorized signatory or has delegated signing authority for the firm on community association accounts; and (3) supervises, manages, and is responsible for the firm's community association manager activities pursuant to Section 50 of this Act.
    "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.
    "License" means the privilege conferred by the Department to a person that has fulfilled all requirements prerequisite to any type of licensure under this Act.
    "Licensee" means a community association manager or a community association management firm.
    "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Secretary's designee.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/12

    (225 ILCS 427/12)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 12. 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 through the Department's website or in a manner prescribed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/15

    (225 ILCS 427/15)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 15. License required. It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity to provide community association management services, provide services as a community association manager, or hold himself, herself, or itself out as a community association manager or community association management firm to any community association in this State, unless he, she, or it holds a current and valid license issued licensed by the Department or is otherwise exempt from licensure under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 15. License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to provide community association management services, provide services as a community association manager, or hold the person out as a community association manager or community association management firm to any community association in this State, unless the person holds a current and valid license issued by the Department or the person is otherwise exempt from licensure under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/20

    (225 ILCS 427/20)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 20. Exemptions.
    (a) The requirement for holding a license under this Act shall not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Any director, officer, or member of a community
    
association providing one or more of the services of a community association manager to a community association without compensation for such services to the association.
        (2) Any person, corporation, partnership, or limited
    
liability company providing one or more of the services of a community association manager to a community association of 10 units or less.
        (3) A licensed attorney acting solely as an incident
    
to the practice of law.
        (4) A person acting as a receiver, trustee in
    
bankruptcy, administrator, executor, or guardian acting under a court order or under the authority of a will or of a trust instrument.
        (5) A person licensed in this State under any other
    
Act from engaging the practice for which he or she is licensed.
    (b) A licensed community association manager may not perform or engage in any activities for which a real estate managing broker or real estate broker's license is required under the Real Estate License Act of 2000, unless he or she also possesses a current and valid license under the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and is providing those services as provided for in the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and the applicable rules.
    (c) A person may temporarily act as, or provide services as, a community association manager without being licensed under this Act if the person (i) is a community association manager regulated under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or another country and (ii) has applied in writing to the Department, on forms prepared and furnished by the Department, for licensure under this Act. This temporary right to act as a community association manager shall expire 6 months after the filing of his or her written application to the Department; upon the withdrawal of the application for licensure under this Act; or upon delivery of a notice of intent to deny the application from the Department; or upon the denial of the application by the Department, whichever occurs first.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 20. Exemptions.
    (a) The requirement for holding a license under this Act shall not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Any director or officer of a community
    
association providing one or more of the services of a community association manager to a community association without compensation for such services to the association.
        (2) Any person providing one or more of the services
    
of a community association manager to a community association of 10 units or less.
        (3) A licensed attorney acting solely as an incident
    
to the practice of law.
        (4) An individual acting as a receiver, trustee in
    
bankruptcy, administrator, executor, or guardian acting under a court order or under the authority of a court.
        (5) A person licensed in this State under any other
    
Act who engages in practices or activities specifically authorized by the Act pursuant to which the license was granted.
    (b) A licensed community association manager may not perform or engage in any activities for which a real estate managing broker, real estate broker, or residential leasing agent license is required under the Real Estate License Act of 2000, unless the licensee also possesses a current and valid license under the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and is providing those services as provided for in the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and the applicable rules.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/25

    (225 ILCS 427/25)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25. Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
    (a) There is hereby created the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board, which shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Secretary. All members must be residents of the State and must have resided in the State for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of appointment. Five members of the Board must be licensees under this Act, at least two members of which shall be supervising community association managers. Two members of the Board shall be owners of, or hold a shareholder's interest in, a unit in a community association at the time of appointment who are not licensees under this Act and have no direct affiliation or work experience with the community association's community association manager. This Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the Department.
    (b) Members serving on the Board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly may serve the remainder of their unexpired terms. Thereafter, the members' terms shall be for 4 years and expire upon completion of the term. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her cumulative service to the Board to exceed 10 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made by the Secretary for the unexpired portion of the term. The Secretary shall remove from the Board any member whose license has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may remove any member of the Board for neglect of duty, misconduct, or incompetence. A member who is subject to formal disciplinary proceedings shall disqualify himself or herself from all Board business until the charge is resolved. A member also shall disqualify himself or herself from any matter on which the member cannot act objectively.
    (c) Four Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    (d) The Board shall elect annually a chairperson and vice chairperson.
    (e) Each member shall receive reimbursement as set by the Governor's Travel Control Board for expenses incurred in carrying out the duties as a Board member. The Board shall be compensated as determined by the Secretary.
    (f) The Board may recommend policies, procedures, and rules relevant to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-886, eff. 8-14-18.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25. Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
    (a) There is hereby created the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board, which shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Secretary. All members must be residents of the State and must have resided in the State for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of appointment. Five members of the Board must be licensees under this Act. Two members of the Board shall be owners of, or hold a shareholder's interest in, a unit in a community association at the time of appointment who are not licensees under this Act and have no direct affiliation with the community association's community association manager. This Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the Department.
    (b) The term of each member shall be for 4 years or until that member's successor is appointed. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause the member's cumulative service to the Board to exceed 10 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made by the Secretary for the unexpired portion of the term. The Secretary shall remove from the Board any member whose license has become void or has been revoked or suspended and may remove any member of the Board for neglect of duty, misconduct, or incompetence. A member who is subject to formal disciplinary proceedings shall be disqualified from all Board business until the charge is resolved. A member also shall be disqualified from any matter on which the member cannot act objectively.
    (c) Four Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    (d) The Board shall elect annually, at its first meeting of the fiscal year, a chairperson and vice chairperson.
    (e) Each member shall receive reimbursement as set by the Governor's Travel Control Board for expenses incurred in carrying out the duties as a Board member. The Board shall be compensated as determined by the Secretary.
    (f) The Board may recommend policies, procedures, and rules relevant to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/27

    (225 ILCS 427/27)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 27. Immunity from liability. Any member of the Board, any attorney providing advice to the Board or Department, any person acting as a consultant to the Board or Department, and any witness testifying in a proceeding authorized under this Act, excluding the party making the complaint, shall be immune from liability in any civil action brought against him or her for acts occurring while acting in his or her capacity as a Board member, attorney, consultant, or witness, respectively, unless the conduct that gave rise to the action was willful or wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 27. Immunity from liability. Any member of the Board, any attorney providing advice to the Board or Department, any person acting as a consultant to the Board or Department, and any witness testifying in a proceeding authorized under this Act, excluding the party making the complaint, shall be immune from liability in any civil action brought for acts occurring while acting in one's capacity as a Board member, attorney, consultant, or witness, respectively, unless the conduct that gave rise to the action was willful or wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/30

    (225 ILCS 427/30)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 30. Powers and duties of the Department. The Department may exercise the following functions, powers and duties:
        (a) formulate rules for the administration and
    
enforcement of this Act;
        (b) prescribe forms to be issued for the
    
administration and enforcement of this Act;
        (c) conduct hearings or proceedings to refuse to
    
issue, renew, suspend, revoke, place on probation, reprimand, or take disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem appropriate under this Act;
        (d) maintain a roster of the names and addresses of
    
all licensees in a manner as deemed appropriate by the Department; and
        (e) seek the advice and expert knowledge of the
    
Board on any matter relating to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 30. Powers and duties of the Department. The Department may exercise the following functions, powers and duties:
        (a) formulate rules for the administration and
    
enforcement of this Act;
        (b) prescribe forms to be issued for the
    
administration and enforcement of this Act and utilize regular or electronic mail, at the discretion of the Department, to send notices and other information to applicants and licensees;
        (c) conduct hearings or proceedings to refuse to
    
issue or renew, or to suspend, revoke, place on probation, reprimand, or take disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem appropriate under this Act;
        (d) (blank);
        (e) seek the advice and expert knowledge of the
    
Board on any matter relating to the administration and enforcement of this Act; and
        (f) exercise any and all general powers and duties
    
set forth in Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/32

    (225 ILCS 427/32)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 32. Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number, which shall be retained in the Department's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license.
    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number.
(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12; 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)

225 ILCS 427/35

    (225 ILCS 427/35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 35. Functions and powers of the Board. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall exercise, in an advisory capacity, the following functions and powers:
        (1) make recommendations regarding rules for the
    
administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, experience, education, licensure, disciplinary standards and procedures, renewal and restoration requirements;
        (2) make recommendations regarding subjects, topics
    
and areas needed for the examination in order to fairly ascertain the fitness and qualifications of applicants for licensure; and
        (3) make recommendations regarding discipline as
    
provided for in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/40

    (225 ILCS 427/40)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 40. Qualifications for licensure as a community association manager.
    (a) No person shall be qualified for licensure as a community association manager under this Act, unless he or she has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required, nonrefundable fees and meets all of the following qualifications:
        (1) He or she is at least 18 years of age.
        (2) He or she provides satisfactory evidence of
    
having completed at least 20 classroom hours in community association management courses approved by the Board.
        (3) He or she has passed an examination authorized by
    
the Department.
        (4) He or she has not committed an act or acts, in
    
this or any other jurisdiction, that would be a violation of this Act.
        (5) He or she is of good moral character. In
    
determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities that would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. Good moral character is a continuing requirement of licensure. Conviction of crimes may be used in determining moral character, but shall not constitute an absolute bar to licensure.
        (6) He or she has not been declared by any
    
court of competent jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental or physical defect or disease, unless a court has subsequently declared him or her to be competent.
        (7) He or she complies with any additional
    
qualifications for licensure as determined by rule of the Department.
    (b) The education requirement set forth in item (2) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to persons holding a real estate managing broker or real estate broker license in good standing issued under the Real Estate License Act of 2000.
    (c) The examination and initial education requirement of items (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to any person who within 6 months from the effective date of the requirement for licensure, as set forth in Section 170 of this Act, applies for a license by providing satisfactory evidence to the Department of qualifying experience or education, as may be set forth by rule, including without limitation evidence that he or she has practiced community association management for a period of 5 years.
    (d) Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of re-application.
(Source: P.A. 100-892, eff. 8-14-18.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 40. Qualifications for licensure as a community association manager.
    (a) No person shall be qualified for licensure as a community association manager under this Act unless the person has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required, nonrefundable fees and has met all of the following qualifications:
        (1) Is at least 18 years of age.
        (1.5) Successfully completed a 4-year course of study
    
in a high school, secondary school, or an equivalent course of study approved by the state in which the school is located, or possess a high school equivalency certificate, which shall be verified under oath by the applicant.
        (2) Provided satisfactory evidence of having
    
completed at least 20 classroom hours in community association management courses approved by the Board.
        (3) Passed an examination authorized by the
    
Department.
        (4) Has not committed an act or acts, in this or any
    
other jurisdiction, that would be a violation of this Act.
        (5) Is of good moral character. In determining moral
    
character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities that would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. Good moral character is a continuing requirement of licensure. Conviction of crimes may be used in determining moral character, but shall not constitute an absolute bar to licensure.
        (6) Has not been declared by any court of competent
    
jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental or physical defect or disease, unless subsequently declared by a court to be competent.
        (7) Complies with any additional qualifications for
    
licensure as determined by rule of the Department.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of re-application.
    (e) The Department shall not require applicants to report the following information and shall not consider the following criminal history records in connection with an application for licensure:
        (1) juvenile adjudications of delinquent minors as
    
defined in Section 5-105 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 5-130 of that Act;
        (2) law enforcement records, court records, and
    
conviction records of an individual who was 17 years old at the time of the offense and before January 1, 2014, unless the nature of the offense required the individual to be tried as an adult;
        (3) records of arrest not followed by a charge or
    
conviction;
        (4) records of arrest in which the charges were
    
dismissed unless related to the practice of the profession; however, applicants shall not be asked to report any arrests, and an arrest not followed by a conviction shall not be the basis of a denial and may be used only to assess an applicant's rehabilitation;
        (5) convictions overturned by a higher court; or
        (6) convictions or arrests that have been sealed or
    
expunged.
    (f) An applicant or licensee shall report to the Department, in a manner prescribed by the Department, and within 30 days after the occurrence if during the term of licensure: (i) any conviction of or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or any similar offense or offenses or any conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude; (ii) the entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction that has as an essential element dishonesty or fraud or involves larceny, embezzlement, or obtaining money, property, or credit by false pretenses; or (iii) any conviction of or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a crime that subjects the licensee to compliance with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/41

    (225 ILCS 427/41)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 41. Qualifications for licensure as a community association management firm. Any person who desires to obtain a community association management firm license must:
        (1) apply to the Department on forms prescribed by
    
the Department and pay the required fee;
        (2) provide evidence to the Department that the
    
community association management firm has a licensed and designated community association manager;
        (3) be authorized to conduct business in the State of
    
Illinois and provide proof of such authorization to the Department; and
        (4) comply with all requirements as may be set forth
    
by rule.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/42

    (225 ILCS 427/42)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 42. Qualifications for licensure as a supervising community association manager.
    (a) No person shall be qualified for licensure as a supervising community association manager under this Act unless he or she has applied in writing on the prescribed forms, has paid the required nonrefundable fees, and meets all of the following qualifications:
        (1) He or she is at least 18 years of age.
        (2) He or she has been licensed at least one out of
    
the last 2 preceding years as a community association manager.
        (3) He or she provides satisfactory evidence of
    
having completed at least 30 classroom hours in community association management courses approved by the Board, 20 hours of which shall be those pre-license hours required to obtain a community association manager license, and 10 additional hours completed the year immediately preceding the filing of the application for a supervising community association manager license, which shall focus on community association administration, management, and supervision.
        (4) He or she has passed an examination authorized by
    
the Department.
        (5) He or she has not committed an act or acts, in
    
this or any other jurisdiction, that would be a violation of this Act.
        (6) He or she is of good moral character. In
    
determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or activities that would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act. Good moral character is a continuing requirement of licensure. Conviction of crimes may be used in determining moral character, but shall not constitute an absolute bar to licensure.
        (7) He or she has not been declared by any court of
    
competent jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental or physical defect or disease, unless a court has subsequently declared him or her to be competent.
        (8) He or she complies with any additional
    
qualifications for licensure as determined by rule of the Department.
    (b) The initial 20-hour education requirement set forth in item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to persons holding a real estate managing broker or real estate broker license in good standing issued under the Real Estate License Act of 2000. The 10 additional hours required for licensure under this Section shall not apply to persons holding a real estate managing broker license in good standing issued under the Real Estate License Act of 2000.
    (c) The examination and initial education requirement of items (3) and (4) of subsection (a) of this Section shall not apply to any person who, within 6 months after the effective date of the requirement for licensure, as set forth in Section 170 of this Act, applies for a license by providing satisfactory evidence to the Department of qualifying experience or education, as may be set forth by rule, including without limitation, evidence that he or she has practiced community association management for a period of 7 years.
    (d) Applicants have 3 years after the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of re-application.
(Source: P.A. 100-892, eff. 8-14-18. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/45

    (225 ILCS 427/45)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 45. Examinations.
    (a) The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for licensure as a community association manager at such times and places as it may determine. The examination of applicants shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice as a community association manager.
    (b) Applicants for examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination.
    (c) The Department may employ consultants for the purpose of preparing and conducting examinations.
    (d) An applicant shall be eligible to take the examination only after successfully completing the education requirements set forth in this Act and attaining the minimum age required under this Act.
    (e) The examination approved by the Department should utilize the basic principles of professional testing standards utilizing psychometric measurement. The examination shall use standards set forth by the National Organization for Competency Assurances and shall be approved by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 45. Examinations.
    (a) The Department shall authorize examinations of applicants for licensure as a community association manager at such times and places as it may determine. The examination of applicants shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice as a community association manager.
    (b) Applicants for examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination.
    (c) The Department may employ consultants to prepare and conduct examinations.
    (d) An applicant shall be eligible to take the examination only after successfully completing the education requirements set forth in this Act and attaining the minimum education and age required under this Act.
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/50

    (225 ILCS 427/50)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 50. Community association management firm.
    (a) No corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity shall provide or offer to provide community association management services, unless it has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required nonrefundable fees and provided evidence to the Department that the firm has designated a licensed supervising community association manager to supervise and manage the firm. A designated supervising community association manager shall be a continuing requirement of firm licensure. No supervising community association manager may be the supervising community association manager for more than one firm.
    (b) Any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity that is providing, or offering to provide, community association management services and is not in compliance with Section 50 and other provisions of this Act shall be subject to the fines, injunctions, cease and desist provisions, and penalties provided for in Sections 90, 92, and 155 of this Act.
    (c) No community association manager may be the licensee-in-charge for more than one firm, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 50. Community association management firm.
    (a) No corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity shall provide or offer to provide community association management services, unless it has applied in writing on the prescribed forms and has paid the required nonrefundable fees and provided evidence to the Department that the firm has designated a licensed community association manager to supervise and manage the firm. Having a designated community association manager shall be a continuing requirement of firm licensure.
    (b) Any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity that is providing, or offering to provide, community association management services and is not in compliance with this Section and other provisions of this Act shall be subject to the civil penalties, injunctions, cease and desist provisions, and penalties provided for in Sections 90, 92, and 155 of this Act.
    (c) No community association manager may be the designated community association manager for more than one firm, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other legal entity. The designated community association manager shall supervise and manage all licensed and unlicensed employees acting on behalf of the community association management firm. The designated community association manager shall supervise and manage all independent contractors providing community association management services on behalf of the community association management firm. The community association management firm and the designated community association manager shall be responsible for all actions of which they had knowledge taken on behalf of the community association management firm.
    (d) The Department may adopt rules and set all necessary requirements for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/55

    (225 ILCS 427/55)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 55. Fidelity insurance; segregation of accounts.
    (a) The supervising community association manager or the community association management firm with which he or she is employed shall not have access to and disburse community association funds unless each of the following conditions occur:
        (1) There is fidelity insurance in place to insure
    
against loss for theft of community association funds.
        (2) The fidelity insurance is not less than all
    
moneys under the control of the supervising community association manager or the employing community association management firm for the association.
        (3) The fidelity insurance covers the community
    
association manager, supervising community association manager, and all partners, officers, and employees of the community association management firm during the term of the insurance coverage, which shall be at least for the same term as the service agreement between the community association management firm or supervising community association manager as well as the community association officers, directors, and employees.
        (4) The insurance company issuing the fidelity
    
insurance may not cancel or refuse to renew the bond without giving at least 10 days' prior written notice.
        (5) Unless an agreement between the community
    
association and the supervising community association manager or the community association management firm provides to the contrary, a community association may secure and pay for the fidelity insurance required by this Section. The supervising community association manager or the community association management firm must be named as additional insured parties on the community association policy.
    (b) A community association management firm that provides community association management services for more than one community association shall maintain separate, segregated accounts for each community association or, with the consent of the community association, combine the accounts of one or more community associations, but in that event, separately account for the funds of each community association. The funds shall not, in any event, be commingled with the supervising community association manager's or community association management firm's funds. The maintenance of such accounts shall be custodial, and such accounts shall be in the name of the respective community association or community association manager or Community Association Management Agency as the agent for the association.
    (c) The supervising community association manager or community association management firm shall obtain the appropriate general liability and errors and omissions insurance, as determined by the Department, to cover any losses or claims against the supervising community association manager or the community association management firm.
    (d) The Department shall have authority to promulgate additional rules regarding insurance, fidelity insurance and all accounts maintained and to be maintained by a supervising community association manager or community association management firm.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 55. Fidelity insurance; segregation of accounts.
    (a) The designated community association manager or the community association management firm that employs the designated community association manager shall not have access to and disburse community association funds unless each of the following conditions occur:
        (1) There is fidelity insurance in place to insure
    
against loss or theft of community association funds.
        (2) The fidelity insurance is in the maximum amount
    
of coverage available to protect funds in the custody or control of the designated community association manager or community association management firm providing service to the association.
        (3) During the term and coverage period of the
    
insurance, the fidelity insurance shall cover:
            (A) the designated community association manager;
            (B) the community association management firm;
            (C) all community association managers;
            (D) all partners, officers, and employees of the
        
community association management firm; and
            (E) the community association officers,
        
directors, and employees.
        (4) The insurance company issuing the fidelity
    
insurance may not cancel or refuse to renew the bond without giving at least 10 days' prior written notice.
        (5) Unless an agreement between the community
    
association and the designated community association manager or the community association management firm provides to the contrary, a community association may secure and pay for the fidelity insurance required by this Section. The designated community association manager, all other licensees, and the community association management firm must be named as additional insured parties on the community association policy.
    (b) A community association management firm that provides community association management services for more than one community association shall maintain separate, segregated accounts for each community association. The funds shall not, in any event, be commingled with the supervising community association manager's or community association management firm's funds. The funds shall not, in any event, be commingled with the funds of the community association manager, the community association management firm, or any other community association. The maintenance of such accounts shall be custodial, and such accounts shall be in the name of the respective community association.
    (c) The designated community association manager or community association management firm shall obtain the appropriate general liability and errors and omissions insurance, as determined by the Department, to cover any losses or claims against a community association manager, the designated community association manager, or the community association management firm.
    (d) The Department shall have authority to promulgate additional rules regarding insurance, fidelity insurance and all accounts maintained and to be maintained by a community association manager, designated community association manager, or community association management firm.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/60

    (225 ILCS 427/60)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 60. Licenses; renewals; restoration; person in military service.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The Department may promulgate rules requiring continuing education and set all necessary requirements for such, including but not limited to fees, approved coursework, number of hours, and waivers of continuing education.
    (b) Any licensee who has permitted his, her, or its license to expire may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of fitness to have his, her, or its license restored, by which may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, complying with any continuing education requirements, and paying the required restoration fee.
    (c) If the person has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, the person's fitness to resume active status and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated clinical experience and successful completion of a practical examination. However, any person whose license expired while (i) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or called into service or training with the State Militia or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service may have his or her license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of the service, training or education, except under condition other than honorable, he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he or she has been so engaged and that the service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (d) A community association manager, community association management firm or supervising community association manager who notifies the Department, in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may place his, her, or its license on inactive status and shall be excused from the payment of renewal fees until the person notifies the Department in writing of the intention to resume active practice.
    (e) A community association manager, community association management firm, or supervising community association manager requesting his, her, or its license be changed from inactive to active status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall also demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements.
    (f) Any licensee with a nonrenewed or on inactive license status shall not provide community association management services as set forth in this Act.
    (g) Any person violating subsection (f) of this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and will be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 60. Licenses; renewals; restoration; person in military service.
    (a) The expiration date, fees, and renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The Department may promulgate rules requiring continuing education and set all necessary requirements for such, including but not limited to fees, approved coursework, number of hours, and waivers of continuing education.
    (b) Any licensee who has an expired license may have the license restored by applying to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of fitness to have the expired license restored, by which may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, complying with any continuing education requirements, and paying the required restoration fee.
    (c) Any person whose license expired while (i) in federal service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or called into service or training with the State Militia or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service may have the license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of the service, training or education, except under condition other than honorable, the licensee furnishes the Department with satisfactory evidence of engagement and that the service, training, or education has been so honorably terminated.
    (d) A community association manager or community association management firm that notifies the Department, in a manner prescribed by the Department, may place the license on inactive status for a period not to exceed 2 years and shall be excused from the payment of renewal fees until the person notifies the Department in writing of the intention to resume active practice.
    (e) A community association manager, community association management firm requesting that the license be changed from inactive to active status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and shall also demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements.
    (f) No licensee with a nonrenewed or inactive license status or community association management firm operation without a designated community association manager shall provide community association management services as set forth in this Act.
    (g) Any person violating subsection (f) of this Section shall be considered to be practicing without a license and will be subject to the disciplinary provisions of this Act.
    (h) The Department shall not renew a license if the licensee has an unpaid fine from a disciplinary matter or an unpaid fee from a non-disciplinary action imposed by the Department until the fine or fee is paid to the Department or the licensee has entered into a payment plan and is current on the required payments.
    (i) The Department shall not issue a license if the applicant has an unpaid fine imposed by the Department for unlicensed practice until the fine is paid to the Department or the applicant has entered into a payment plan and is current on the required payments.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/65

    (225 ILCS 427/65)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 65. Fees; Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund.
    (a) The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, initial licensure, renewal, and restoration, shall be set by rule of the Department. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
    (b) In addition to the application fee, applicants for the examination are required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining an applicant's eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application and fee for examination have been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the fee.
    (c) All fees, fines, penalties, or other monies received or collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-1021, eff. 8-17-12; 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 65. Fees; Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund.
    (a) The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, initial licensure, renewal, and restoration, shall be set by rule of the Department. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
    (b) In addition to the application fee, applicants for the examination are required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining an applicant's eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application and fee for examination have been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the fee.
    (c) All fees, fines, penalties, or other monies received or collected pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund.
    (d) Moneys in the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund, as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/70

    (225 ILCS 427/70)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 70. Penalty for insufficient funds; payments. 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 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 after 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, she, or it 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. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 70. Penalty for insufficient funds; payments. Any person who:
        (1) 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; or
        (2) presents a credit or debit card for payment that
    
is invalid or expired or against which charges by the Department are declined or dishonored;
shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. 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 after 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. After termination or denial, the person seeking a license 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 427/75

    (225 ILCS 427/75)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 75. Endorsement. The Department may issue a community association manager or supervising community association manager license, without the required examination, to an applicant licensed under the laws of another state if the requirements for licensure in that state are, on the date of licensure, substantially equal to the requirements of this Act or to a person who, at the time of his or her application for licensure, possessed individual qualifications that were substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State. An applicant under this Section shall pay all of the required fees.
    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 75. Endorsement. The Department may issue a community association manager license without the required examination, to an applicant licensed under the laws of another state if the requirements for licensure in that state are, on the date of licensure, substantially equal to the requirements of this Act or to a person who, at the time of application for licensure, possessed individual qualifications that were substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State. An applicant under this Section shall pay all of the required fees.
    All applicants under this Act have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within the 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee shall be forfeited, and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/80

    (225 ILCS 427/80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 80. Roster. The Department shall maintain a roster of names and addresses of all persons who hold valid licenses and all persons whose licenses have been suspended, revoked or otherwise disciplined. This roster shall be available upon request and payment of the required fee as determined by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/85

    (225 ILCS 427/85)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 85. Grounds for discipline; refusal, revocation, or suspension.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew a license, or may place on probation, reprimand, suspend, or revoke any license, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper and impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation upon any licensee or applicant under this Act or any person or entity who holds himself, herself, or itself out as an applicant or licensee for any one or combination of the following causes:
        (1) Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department.
        (2) Violations of this Act or its rules.
        (3) Conviction of or entry of a plea of guilty or
    
plea of nolo contendere to a felony or a misdemeanor under the laws of the United States, any state, or any other jurisdiction or entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction. Action taken under this paragraph (3) for a misdemeanor or an administrative sanction is limited to a misdemeanor or administrative sanction that has as an essential element dishonesty or fraud, that involves larceny, embezzlement, or obtaining money, property, or credit by false pretenses or by means of a confidence game, or that is directly related to the practice of the profession.
        (4) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a license or violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (5) Professional incompetence.
        (6) Gross negligence.
        (7) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (8) Failing, within 30 days, to provide information
    
in response to a request made by the Department.
        (9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public as defined by the rules of the Department, or violating the rules of professional conduct adopted by the Department.
        (10) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (11) Having been disciplined by another state, the
    
District of Columbia, a territory, a foreign nation, or a governmental agency authorized to impose discipline if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent of one of the grounds for which a licensee may be disciplined under this Act. A certified copy of the record of the action by the other state or jurisdiction shall be prima facie evidence thereof.
        (12) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
    
from any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any professional services not actually or personally rendered.
        (13) A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his, her, or its license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (14) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports relating to a licensee's practice, including but not limited to false records filed with any State or federal agencies or departments.
        (15) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (16) Physical illness or mental illness or
    
impairment, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (17) Solicitation of professional services by using
    
false or misleading advertising.
        (18) A finding that licensure has been applied for or
    
obtained by fraudulent means.
        (19) Practicing or attempting to practice under a
    
name other than the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name.
        (20) Gross overcharging for professional services
    
including, but not limited to, (i) collection of fees or moneys for services that are not rendered; and (ii) charging for services that are not in accordance with the contract between the licensee and the community association.
        (21) Improper commingling of personal and client
    
funds in violation of this Act or any rules promulgated thereto.
        (22) Failing to account for or remit any moneys or
    
documents coming into the licensee's possession that belong to another person or entity.
        (23) Giving differential treatment to a person that
    
is to that person's detriment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, or national origin.
        (24) Performing and charging for services without
    
reasonable authorization to do so from the person or entity for whom service is being provided.
        (25) Failing to make available to the Department,
    
upon request, any books, records, or forms required by this Act.
        (26) Purporting to be a supervising community
    
association manager of a firm without active participation in the firm.
        (27) Failing to make available to the Department at
    
the time of the request any indicia of licensure or registration issued under this Act.
        (28) Failing to maintain and deposit funds belonging
    
to a community association in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 55 of this Act.
        (29) Violating the terms of a disciplinary order
    
issued by the Department.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) 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 terminate only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient, and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume his or her practice as a licensed community association manager.
    (d) In accordance with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15), the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, 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 Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of that tax Act are satisfied.
    (e) In accordance with subdivision (a)(5) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15) and in cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) has previously determined that a licensee or a potential licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency to the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take other disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    (f) In enforcing this Section, the Department or Board upon a showing of a possible violation may compel a licensee or an individual licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure under this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The Department or Board may order the examining physician to present testimony concerning the 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. The examining physicians shall be specifically designated by the Board or Department. 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 this examination. Failure of an individual to submit to a mental or physical examination, when directed, shall be grounds for suspension of his or her license or denial of his or her application or renewal until the individual submits to the examination if the Department finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to submit to the examination was without reasonable cause.
    If the Department or Board finds an individual unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department or Board may require that individual to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department or Board, as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice; or, in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the Department may file, or the Board may recommend to the Department to file, a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, deny, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. An individual whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined or supervised subject to such terms, conditions, or restrictions, and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions, or restrictions, shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the individual shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department.
    In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a person's license under this Section, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Department within 30 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department and Board shall have the authority to review the subject individual's record of treatment and counseling regarding the impairment to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
    An individual licensed under this Act and affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department or Board that he or she can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
(Source: P.A. 100-872, eff. 8-14-18.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 85. Grounds for discipline; refusal, revocation, or suspension.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew a license, or may place on probation, reprimand, suspend, or revoke any license, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper and impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation upon any licensee or applicant under this Act or any person or entity who holds oneself out as an applicant or licensee for any one or combination of the following causes:
        (1) Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department.
        (2) Violations of this Act or its rules.
        (3) Conviction of or entry of a plea of guilty or
    
plea of nolo contendere, as set forth in subsection (f) of Section 40, to (i) a felony or a misdemeanor under the laws of the United States, any state, or any other jurisdiction or entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction or (ii) a crime that subjects the licensee to compliance with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration Act; or the entry of an administrative sanction by a government agency in this State or any other jurisdiction.
        (4) Making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a license or violating any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (5) Professional incompetence.
        (6) Gross negligence.
        (7) Aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or its rules.
        (8) Failing, within 30 days, to provide information
    
in response to a request made by the Department.
        (9) Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public as defined by the rules of the Department, or violating the rules of professional conduct adopted by the Department.
        (10) Habitual or excessive use or addiction to
    
alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (11) Having been disciplined by another state, the
    
District of Columbia, a territory, a foreign nation, or a governmental agency authorized to impose discipline if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent of one of the grounds for which a licensee may be disciplined under this Act. A certified copy of the record of the action by the other state or jurisdiction shall be prima facie evidence thereof.
        (12) Directly or indirectly giving to or receiving
    
from any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association any fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for any services not actually or personally rendered.
        (13) A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having the license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        (14) Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports relating to a licensee's practice, including but not limited to false records filed with any State or federal agencies or departments.
        (15) Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        (16) Physical illness or mental illness or impairment
    
that results in the inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety.
        (17) Solicitation of professional services by using
    
false or misleading advertising.
        (18) A finding that licensure has been applied for or
    
obtained by fraudulent means.
        (19) Practicing or attempting to practice under a
    
name other than the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name unless approved by the Department.
        (20) Gross overcharging for professional services
    
including, but not limited to, (i) collection of fees or moneys for services that are not rendered; and (ii) charging for services that are not in accordance with the contract between the licensee and the community association.
        (21) Improper commingling of personal and client
    
funds in violation of this Act or any rules promulgated thereto.
        (22) Failing to account for or remit any moneys or
    
documents coming into the licensee's possession that belong to another person or entity.
        (23) Giving differential treatment to a person that
    
is to that person's detriment on the basis of race, color, sex, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, or national origin.
        (24) Performing and charging for services without
    
reasonable authorization to do so from the person or entity for whom service is being provided.
        (25) Failing to make available to the Department,
    
upon request, any books, records, or forms required by this Act.
        (26) Purporting to be a designated community
    
association manager of a firm without active participation in the firm and having been designated as such.
        (27) Failing to make available to the Department at
    
the time of the request any indicia of licensure issued under this Act.
        (28) Failing to maintain and deposit funds belonging
    
to a community association in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 55 of this Act.
        (29) Violating the terms of a disciplinary order
    
issued by the Department.
        (30) Operating a community association management
    
firm without a designated community association manager who holds an active community association manager license.
        (31) For a designated community association manager,
    
failing to meet the requirements for acting as a designated community association manager.
        (32) Failing to disclose to a community association
    
any compensation received by a licensee from a third party in connection with or related to a transaction entered into by the licensee on behalf of the community association.
        (33) Failing to disclose to a community association,
    
at the time of making the referral, that a licensee (A) has greater than a 1% ownership interest in a third party to which it refers the community association; or (B) receives or may receive dividends or other profit sharing distributions from a third party, other than a publicly held or traded company, to which it refers the community association.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) 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 terminate only upon a finding by a court that the patient is no longer subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission and the issuance of an order so finding and discharging the patient, and upon the recommendation of the Board to the Secretary that the licensee be allowed to resume practice as a licensed community association manager.
    (d) In accordance with subsection (g) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15), the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, 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 Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of that tax Act are satisfied.
    (e) In accordance with subdivision (a)(5) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15) and in cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) has previously determined that a licensee or a potential licensee is more than 30 days delinquent in the payment of child support and has subsequently certified the delinquency to the Department, the Department may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke or suspend that person's license or may take other disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    (f) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/85.1

    (225 ILCS 427/85.1)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 85.1. Citations.
    (a) The Department may adopt rules to permit the issuance of citations to any licensee for failure to comply with the continuing education requirements set forth in this Act or as established by rule. The citation shall be issued to the licensee and a copy sent to the licensee's designated community association manager, and shall contain the licensee's name, the licensee's address, the licensee's license number, the number of required hours of continuing education that have not been successfully completed by the licensee within the renewal period, and the penalty imposed, which shall not exceed $2,000. The issuance of any such citation shall not excuse the licensee from completing all continuing education required for that renewal period.
    (b) Service of a citation shall be made in person, electronically, or by mail to the licensee at the licensee's address of record or email address of record, and the citation must clearly state that if the cited licensee wishes to dispute the citation, the cited licensee may make a written request, within 30 days after the citation is served, for a hearing before the Department. If the cited licensee does not request a hearing within 30 days after the citation is served, then the citation shall become a final, non-disciplinary order, and any fine imposed is due and payable within 60 days after that final order. If the cited licensee requests a hearing within 30 days after the citation is served, the Department shall afford the cited licensee a hearing conducted in the same manner as a hearing provided for in this Act for any violation of this Act and shall determine whether the cited licensee committed the violation as charged and whether the fine as levied is warranted. If the violation is found, any fine shall constitute non-public discipline and be due and payable within 30 days after the order of the Secretary, which shall constitute a final order of the Department. No change in license status may be made by the Department until a final order of the Department has been issued.
    (c) Payment of a fine that has been assessed pursuant to this Section shall not constitute disciplinary action reportable on the Department's website or elsewhere unless a licensee has previously received 2 or more citations and been assessed 2 or more fines.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit or limit the Department from taking further action pursuant to this Act and rules for additional, repeated, or continuing violations.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/86

    (225 ILCS 427/86)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 86. Illegal discrimination. When there has been an adjudication in a civil or criminal proceeding that a community association manager or community association management firm has illegally discriminated while engaged in any activity for which a license is required under this Act, the Department, upon the recommendation of the Board as to the extent of the suspension or revocation, shall suspend or revoke the license of that licensee in a timely manner, unless the adjudication is in the appeal process. When there has been an order in an administrative proceeding finding that a licensee has illegally discriminated while engaged in any activity for which a license is required under this Act, the Department, upon recommendation of the Board as to the nature and extent of the discipline, shall take one or more of the disciplinary actions provided for in Section 85 in a timely manner, unless the administrative order is in the appeal process.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/87

    (225 ILCS 427/87)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 87. Suspension of license for failure to pay restitution. The Department, without further process or hearing, shall suspend the license or other authorization to practice of any person issued under this Act who has been certified by court order as not having paid restitution to a person under Section 8A-3.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code or under Section 17-10.5 or 46-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. A person whose license or other authorization to practice is suspended under this Section is prohibited from engaging in the practice of community association management until the restitution is made in full.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)

225 ILCS 427/90

    (225 ILCS 427/90)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 90. Violations; injunctions; cease and desist orders.
    (a) If any person violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court 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) If any person, entity or other business may provide community association management services or provide services as community association manager to any community association in this State without having a valid license under this Act, then any licensee, any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person, entity or other business 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 such person, firm or other entity. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. If the person, firm or other entity fails to file an answer satisfactory to the Department, the matter shall be considered as a default and the Department may cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 90. Violations; injunctions; cease and desist orders.
    (a) If any person violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court 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) If any person provides community association management services or provides services as a community association manager to any community association in this State without having a valid license under this Act or, in the case of a community association management firm, without a designated community association manager, then any licensee, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person, entity or other business 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 such person, firm or other entity. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. If the person, firm or other entity fails to file an answer satisfactory to the Department, the matter shall be considered as a default and the Department may cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/92

    (225 ILCS 427/92)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 92. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person, entity or other business who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself, herself or itself out to practice as a community association manager or community association management firm or provide services as a community association manager or community association management firm to any community association in this State 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 may 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. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 92. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person, entity or other business who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a community association manager or community association management firm or provides services as a community association manager or community association management firm to any community association in this State without being licensed under this Act or, in the case of a community association management firm, without a designated community association manager 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 may 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. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/95

    (225 ILCS 427/95)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 95. Investigation; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions or qualifications of a person, entity or other business holding or claiming to hold a license. Before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to any license, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, the Department shall (i) notify the accused in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing on the charges before the Board, (ii) direct the individual or entity to file a written answer to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of such notice, and (iii) inform the person, entity or other business that if the person, entity, or other business fails to file an answer, default will be taken against such person, entity, or other business and the license of such person, entity, or other business may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard to the license, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of his or her practice, as the Department may deem proper. Written notice may be served by personal delivery or by registered or certified mail to the applicant or licensee at his or her last address of record with the Department. In case the person fails to file an answer after receiving notice, 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 deemed 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 such action under this Act. The written answer shall be served by personal delivery, certified delivery, or certified or registered mail to the Department. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present such statements, testimony, evidence, and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to the defense thereto. The Department may continue such hearing from time to time. At the discretion of the Secretary after having first received the recommendation of the Board, the accused person's license may be suspended or revoked, if the evidence constitutes sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 95. Investigation; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions or qualifications of a person, entity or other business applying for, holding or claiming to hold, or holding oneself out as having a license or rendering or offering to render services for which a license is required by this Act and may notify their designated community association manager, if any, of the pending investigation. Before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to any license, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, the Department shall (i) notify the accused and their designated community association manager, if any, in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing on the charges before the Board, (ii) direct the accused to file a written answer to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service on the accused of such notice, and (iii) inform the accused that if the accused fails to file an answer, default will be taken against the accused and the license of the accused may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard to the license, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of related practice, as the Department may deem proper. The Department shall serve notice under this Section by regular or electronic mail to the applicant's or licensee's last address of record or email address of record as provided to the Department. If the accused fails to file an answer after receiving notice, the license may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, or placed on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action deemed 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 such action under this Act. The answer shall be served by personal delivery or regular mail to the Department. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present such statements, testimony, evidence, and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to the defense thereto. The Department may continue such hearing from time to time. At the discretion of the Secretary after having first received the recommendation of the Board, the accused person's license may 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 if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for that action under this Act. A copy of the Department's final order shall be delivered to the accused's designated community association manager or, if the accused is directly employed by a community association, to the board of managers of that association if known to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/100

    (225 ILCS 427/100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 100. Record of proceeding. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case involving the refusal to restore, issue or renew a license, or the discipline of a licensee. 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 Board and the orders of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/105

    (225 ILCS 427/105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 105. Subpoenas; oaths; attendance of witnesses. 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, by deposition, by written interrogatory, or any combination thereof, 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 every member of the Board has 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.
    Any circuit court may, upon application of the Department or its designee, or of the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings under this Act are pending, enter an order requiring the attendance of witnesses and their testimony, and the production of documents, papers, files, books, records or testimony in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/110

    (225 ILCS 427/110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 110. Recommendations for disciplinary action. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings and recommendations. The report shall contain a finding whether or not the accused person violated this Act or failed to comply with the conditions required in this Act. The Board shall specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply, and shall make its recommendations to the Secretary.
    The report of findings and recommendations of the Board shall be the basis for the Department's order for refusal or for the granting of a license, or for any disciplinary action, unless the Secretary shall determine that the Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, in which case the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report. The finding is not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act, but the hearing and finding are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/115

    (225 ILCS 427/115)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 115. Rehearing. In any hearing involving disciplinary action against a licensee, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the respondent by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of the notice of hearing. Within 20 calendar days after service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing that shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing a motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon denial, the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board, except as provided in this Act. If the respondent 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 the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 115. Rehearing. At the conclusion of a hearing and following deliberation by the Board, a copy of the Board's report shall be served upon the applicant, licensee, or unlicensed person by the Department, either personally or as provided in this Act for the service of a notice of hearing. Within 20 calendar days after service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing that shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing a motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon denial, the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board, except as provided in this Act. If the respondent 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 the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/120

    (225 ILCS 427/120)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 120. 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 or renew a license, or to discipline a licensee. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board has 60 calendar days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary.
    If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 calendar day period, the respondent may request in writing a direct appeal to the Secretary, in which case the Secretary shall, within 7 calendar days after the request, issue an order directing the Board to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary within 30 calendar days after such order.
    If the Board fails to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within that time frame to the Secretary after the entry of such order, the Secretary shall, within 30 calendar days thereafter, issue an order based upon the report of the hearing officer and the record of the proceedings or issue an order remanding the matter back to the hearing officer for additional proceedings in accordance with the order.
    If (i) a direct appeal is requested, (ii) the Board fails to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within the 30-day mandate from the Secretary or the Secretary fails to order the Board to do so, and (iii) the Secretary fails to issue an order within 30 calendar days thereafter, then the hearing officer's report is deemed accepted and a final decision of the Secretary.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, if the Secretary, upon review, determines that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or renew a license or other disciplinary action taken as the result of the entry of the hearing officer's report, the Secretary may order a rehearing by the same or other examiners. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or the hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of either recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 120. 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 or renew a license, or to discipline a licensee. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report the findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. At its next meeting following receipt of the report, the Board shall review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary.
    If the Board fails to present its report within 30 calendar days following its next meeting after receiving the report, the respondent may request in writing a direct appeal to the Secretary, in which case the Secretary shall, within 7 calendar days after the request, issue an order directing the Board to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary within 30 calendar days after such order.
    If the Board fails to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within that time frame to the Secretary after the entry of such order, the Secretary shall, within 30 calendar days thereafter, issue an order based upon the report of the hearing officer and the record of the proceedings or issue an order remanding the matter back to the hearing officer for additional proceedings in accordance with the order.
    If (i) a direct appeal is requested, (ii) the Board fails to issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within the 30-day mandate from the Secretary or the Secretary fails to order the Board to do so, and (iii) the Secretary fails to issue an order within 30 calendar days thereafter, then the hearing officer's report is deemed accepted and a final decision of the Secretary.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, if the Secretary, upon review, determines that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue or renew a license or other disciplinary action taken as the result of the entry of the hearing officer's report, the Secretary may order a rehearing by the same or other examiners. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or the hearing officer, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of either recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/125

    (225 ILCS 427/125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 125. Order; certified copy. An order or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, shall be prima facie proof:
        (a) that the signature is the genuine signature of
    
the Secretary;
        (b) that the Secretary is duly appointed and
    
qualified; and
        (c) that the Board and its members are qualified to
    
act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/130

    (225 ILCS 427/130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 130. Restoration of suspended or revoked license. At any time after the successful completion of a term of suspension or revocation of a license, the Department may restore it to the licensee, upon the written recommendation of the Board, unless after an investigation and a hearing the Board determines that restoration is not in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/135

    (225 ILCS 427/135)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 135. License surrender. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license authorized under this Act, the licensee shall immediately surrender the license or licenses to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license or licenses.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/140

    (225 ILCS 427/140)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 140. Summary suspension. The Secretary may summarily suspend a license without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that a continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary summarily suspends a license without a hearing, a hearing by the Department must be held within 30 calendar days after the suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 140. Summary suspension. The Secretary may summarily suspend a license without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in this Act, if the Secretary finds evidence indicating that a continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary summarily suspends a license without a hearing, a hearing by the Department must be held within 30 calendar days after the suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/145

    (225 ILCS 427/145)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 145. Judicial review. 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. Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides; but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 145. Judicial review. 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. Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides; but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County or Cook County.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/150

    (225 ILCS 427/150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 150. Certification of records. 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 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. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file such receipt in Court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/155

    (225 ILCS 427/155)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 155. Violations; penalties.
    (a) A person who violates any of the following provisions shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; a person who commits a second or subsequent violation of these provisions is guilty of a Class 4 felony:
        (1) The practice of or attempted practice of or
    
holding out as available to practice as a community association manager or supervising community association manager without a license.
        (2) Operation of or attempt to operate a community
    
association management firm without a firm license or a designated supervising community association manager.
        (3) The obtaining of or the attempt to obtain any
    
license or authorization issued under this Act by fraudulent misrepresentation.
    (b) Whenever a licensee is convicted of a felony related to the violations set forth in this Section, the clerk of the court in any jurisdiction shall promptly report the conviction to the Department and the Department shall immediately revoke any license authorized under this Act held by that licensee. The licensee shall not be eligible for licensure under this Act until at least 10 years have elapsed since the time of full discharge from any sentence imposed for a felony conviction. If any person in making any oath or affidavit required by this Act swears falsely, the person is guilty of perjury and may be punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 155. Violations; penalties.
    (a) A person who violates any of the following provisions shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; a person who commits a second or subsequent violation of these provisions is guilty of a Class 4 felony:
        (1) Practicing or attempting to practice or holding
    
oneself out as available to practice as a community association manager without a license.
        (2) Operating or attempting to operate a community
    
association management firm without a firm license or a designated community association manager.
        (3) Obtaining or attempting to obtain any license or
    
authorization issued under this Act by fraudulent misrepresentation.
    (b) Whenever a licensee is convicted of a felony related to the violations set forth in this Section, the Department shall immediately revoke any license authorized under this Act held by that licensee. The licensee shall not be eligible for licensure under this Act until at least 5 years have elapsed since a felony conviction or 3 years since release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later, without a subsequent conviction.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/157

    (225 ILCS 427/157)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 157. 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 shall not disclose the information to anyone other than law enforcement officials, 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. 97-1021, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 427/160

    (225 ILCS 427/160)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 160. Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is expressly adopted and incorporated in this Act as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of paragraph (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, which provides that at hearings the license holder has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of the certificate, is specifically excluded. For the purpose 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 maintained for a party by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)

225 ILCS 427/161

    (225 ILCS 427/161)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 161. Statute of limitations. No action may be taken under this Act against a person or entity licensed under this Act unless the action is commenced within 5 years after the occurrence of the alleged violation. A continuing violation is deemed to have occurred on the date when the circumstances last existed that gave rise to the alleged continuing violation.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/162

    (225 ILCS 427/162)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 162. No private right of action. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act, nothing in this Act shall be construed to grant to any person a private right of action to enforce the provisions of this Act or the rules adopted under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/165

    (225 ILCS 427/165)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 165. Home rule. The regulation and licensing of community association managers, supervising community association managers, and community association management firms are exclusive powers and functions of the State. A home rule unit may not regulate or license community association managers, supervising community association managers, or community association management firms. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 98-365, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 165. Home rule. The regulation and licensing of community association managers and community association management firms are exclusive powers and functions of the State. A home rule unit may not regulate or license community association managers or community association management firms. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/170

    (225 ILCS 427/170)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 170. Enforcement. The licensure requirements of this Act shall not be enforced until 12 months after the adoption of final administrative rules for this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10. Repealed by P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)

225 ILCS 427/900

    (225 ILCS 427/900)
    Sec. 900. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10; text omitted.)

225 ILCS 427/950

    (225 ILCS 427/950)
    Sec. 950. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10; text omitted.)

225 ILCS 427/999

    (225 ILCS 427/999)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1, 2010.
(Source: P.A. 96-726, eff. 7-1-10.)