(225 ILCS 330/43)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3293)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
A person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense, and guilty of a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense, when he or she commits any of the following acts:
(a) The violation of any provision of this Act or its
(b) The making of any willfully false oath or
affirmation in any matter or proceeding where an oath or affirmation is required by this Act.
(c) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or
(d) Using, or attempting to use, an expired,
suspended, or revoked license or certificate of registration or the license, certificate of registration, or seal of another, or impersonating another licensee or practicing land surveying while one's license is expired, suspended, or revoked.
(e) Use of the title "Professional Land Surveyor", or
"Land Surveyor", or the abbreviation "P.L.S." or "L.S.", or any words or letters indicating that a person is a Professional Land Surveyor, by any person who has not received a license to practice as an Illinois Professional Land Surveyor.
(f) If any person, sole proprietorship, professional
service corporation, limited liability company, corporation or partnership, or other entity practices as a professional land surveyor or advertises or displays any sign or card or other device that might indicate to the public that the person or entity is entitled to practice as a professional land surveyor, or use the title "professional land surveyor", or any of its derivations unless the person or entity holds an active license as a professional land surveyor or registration as a Professional Land Surveying Firm in the State; then, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates this subsection (f) shall forfeit and pay to the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund a civil penalty in an amount determined by the Department of not more than $10,000 for each offense.
(g) The practice, attempt to practice, or offer to
practice land surveying, without a license as a Professional Land Surveyor or registration as a Professional Land Surveying Firm. Each day of practicing land surveying, or attempting to practice land surveying, and each instance of offering to practice land surveying without a license as a Professional Land Surveyor or registration as a Professional Land Surveying Firm constitutes a separate offense.
Criminal fines and penalties shall be deposited in the treasury of the county
in which the violation occurred and administrative fines shall be deposited in
the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund.
All fines under Section 27 shall be deposited in
the Design Professions Administration and Investigation Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)