(225 ILCS 340/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 6601)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 1. The practice of Structural Engineering in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of Structural Engineering as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public, that only qualified persons be authorized to practice Structural Engineering in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out these subjects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-711.)