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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 330/) Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989.

225 ILCS 330/1

    (225 ILCS 330/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 3251)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 1. Declaration of public policy. The practice of land surveying 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 that the determination and physical protraction of land boundaries, together with the attendant preparation of legal descriptions and plats, which bear witness for posterity to chronicle the acts and wishes of landowners throughout this State is a matter of public interest and concern. Therefore, it is in the public interest that the practice of land surveying, as defined in this Act, merit and receive the confidence of the public, and that only qualified persons be authorized to practice land surveying in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to best carry out this purpose.
(Source: P.A. 93-467, eff. 1-1-04.)

225 ILCS 330/2

    (225 ILCS 330/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 3252)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 2. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/3

    (225 ILCS 330/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 3253)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 3. Exceptions. This Act does not prohibit any person licensed in this State under any other Act from engaging in the practice for which that person is licensed.
(Source: P.A. 93-467, eff. 1-1-04.)

225 ILCS 330/4

    (225 ILCS 330/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 3254)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (c) "Board" means the Land Surveyors Licensing Board.
    (d) "Direct supervision and control" means the personal review by a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor of each survey, including, but not limited to, procurement, research, field work, calculations, preparation of legal descriptions and plats. The personal review shall be of such a nature as to assure the client that the Professional Land Surveyor or the firm for which the Professional Land Surveyor is employed is the provider of the surveying services.
    (e) "Responsible charge" means an individual responsible for the various components of the land survey operations subject to the overall supervision and control of the Professional Land Surveyor.
    (f) "Design professional" means a land surveyor, architect, structural engineer, or professional engineer licensed in conformance with this Act, the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
    (g) "Professional Land Surveyor" means any person licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice land surveying, as defined by this Act or its rules.
    (h) "Land Surveyor-in-Training" means any person licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois who has qualified for, taken, and passed an examination in the fundamental land surveyor-in-training subjects as provided by this Act or its rules.
    (i) "Land surveying experience" means those activities enumerated in Section 5 of this Act, which, when exercised in combination, to the satisfaction of the Board, is proof of an applicant's broad range of training in and exposure to the prevailing practice of land surveying.
    (j) "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.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/5

    (225 ILCS 330/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 3255)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 5. Practice of land surveying defined. Any person who practices in Illinois as a professional land surveyor who renders, offers to render, or holds himself or herself out as able to render, or perform any service, the adequate performance of which involves the special knowledge of the art and application of the principles of the accurate and precise measurement of length, angle, elevation or volume, mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences, and the relevant requirements of law, all of which are acquired by education, training, experience, and examination. Any one or combination of the following practices constitutes the practice of land surveying:
        (a) Establishing or reestablishing, locating,
    
defining, and making or monumenting land boundaries or title or real property lines and the platting of lands and subdivisions;
        (b) Establishing the area or volume of any portion of
    
the earth's surface, subsurface, or airspace with respect to boundary lines, determining the configuration or contours of any portion of the earth's surface, subsurface, or airspace or the location of fixed objects thereon, except as performed by photogrammetric methods or except when the level of accuracy required is less than the level of accuracy required by the National Society of Professional Surveyors Model Standards and Practice;
        (c) Preparing descriptions for the determination of
    
title or real property rights to any portion or volume of the earth's surface, subsurface, or airspace involving the lengths and direction of boundary lines, areas, parts of platted parcels or the contours of the earth's surface, subsurface, or airspace;
        (d) Labeling, designating, naming, or otherwise
    
identifying legal lines or land title lines of the United States Rectangular System or any subdivision thereof on any plat, map, exhibit, photograph, photographic composite, or mosaic or photogrammetric map of any portion of the earth's surface for the purpose of recording the same in the Office of Recorder in any county;
        (e) Any act or combination of acts that would be
    
viewed as offering professional land surveying services including:
             (1) setting monuments which have the appearance
        
of or for the express purpose of marking land boundaries, either directly or as an accessory;
             (2) providing any sketch, map, plat, report,
        
monument record, or other document which indicates land boundaries and monuments, or accessory monuments thereto, except that if the sketch, map, plat, report, monument record, or other document is a copy of an original prepared by a Professional Land Surveyor, and if proper reference to that fact be made on that document;
            (3) performing topographic surveys, with the
        
exception of a licensed professional engineer knowledgeable in topographical surveys that performs a topographical survey specific to his or her design project. A licensed professional engineer may not, however, offer topographic surveying services that are independent of his or her specific design project; or
            (4) locating, relocating, establishing,
        
re-establishing, retracing, laying out, or staking of the location, alignment, or elevation of any proposed improvements whose location is dependent upon property lines;
        (f) Determining the horizontal or vertical position
    
or state plane coordinates for any monument or reference point that marks a title or real property line, boundary, or corner, or to set, reset, or replace any monument or reference point on any title or real property;
        (g) Creating, preparing, or modifying electronic or
    
computerized data or maps, including land information systems and geographic information systems, relative to the performance of activities in items (a), (b), (d), (e), (f), and (h) of this Section, except where electronic means or computerized data is otherwise utilized to integrate, display, represent, or assess the created, prepared, or modified data;
        (h) Establishing or adjusting any control network or
    
any geodetic control network or cadastral data as it pertains to items (a) through (g) of this Section together with the assignment of measured values to any United States Rectangular System corners, title or real property corner monuments or geodetic monuments;
        (i) Preparing and attesting to the accuracy of a map
    
or plat showing the land boundaries or lines and marks and monuments of the boundaries or of a map or plat showing the boundaries of surface, subsurface, or air rights;
        (j) Executing and issuing certificates, endorsements,
    
reports, or plats that portray the horizontal or vertical relationship between existing physical objects or structures and one or more corners, datums, or boundaries of any portion of the earth's surface, subsurface, or airspace;
        (k) Acting in direct supervision and control of land
    
surveying activities or acting as a manager in any place of business that solicits, performs, or practices land surveying;
        (l) Offering or soliciting to perform any of the
    
services set forth in this Section.
    In the performance of any of the foregoing functions, a licensee shall adhere to the standards of professional conduct enumerated in 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1270.57. Nothing contained in this Section imposes upon a person licensed under this Act the responsibility for the performance of any of the foregoing functions unless such person specifically contracts to perform such functions.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

225 ILCS 330/6

    (225 ILCS 330/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 3256)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 6. Powers and duties of the Department.
    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act for the administration of licensing Acts. The Department shall also exercise, subject to the provisions of this Act, the following powers and duties:
        (1) Conduct or authorize examinations to ascertain
    
the fitness and qualifications of applicants for licensure and issue licenses to those who are found to be fit and qualified.
        (2) Prescribe rules for a method of examination.
        (3) Conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke,
    
suspend, or refuse to issue, renew, or restore a license, or other disciplinary actions.
        (4) Promulgate rules and regulations required for the
    
administration of this Act.
        (5) License corporations, partnerships, and all other
    
business entities for the practice of professional surveying and issue a license to those who qualify.
        (6) Prescribe, adopt, and amend rules as to what
    
shall constitute a surveying or related science curriculum, determine if a specific surveying curriculum is in compliance with the rules, and terminate the approval of a specific surveying curriculum for non-compliance with such rules.
        (7) Maintain membership in the National Council of
    
Engineering Examiners or a similar organization and participate in activities of the Council or organization by designating individuals for the various classifications of membership and appoint delegates for attendance at zone and national meetings of the Council or organization.
        (8) Obtain written recommendations from the Board
    
regarding qualification of individuals for licensing, definition of curriculum content and approval of surveying curriculums, standards of professional conduct and disciplinary actions, promulgate and amend the rules affecting these matters, and consult with the Board on other matters affecting administration of the Act.
    (a-5) The Department may promulgate rules for a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to be followed by persons licensed under this Act. The Department shall consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
    (b) The Department shall consult with the Board in promulgating rules. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the Board's response and recommendations.
    (c) The Department shall review the Board's recommendation of the applicants' qualifications. The Secretary shall notify the Board in writing with an explanation of any deviation from the Board's recommendation. After review of the Secretary's explanation of his or her reasons for deviation, the Board shall have the opportunity to comment upon the Secretary's decision.
    Whenever the Secretary is not satisfied that substantial justice has been done in the revocation or suspension of a license or other disciplinary action, the Secretary may order re-hearing by the same or other boards.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/7

    (225 ILCS 330/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 3257)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 7. Creation of the Board; Composition and qualifications and terms of the Board. The Board shall be appointed by the Secretary and shall consist of 7 members, one of whom shall be a public member and 6 of whom shall be Professional Land Surveyors. The members shall be residents of Illinois. Each Professional Land Surveyor member shall (a) currently hold a valid Professional Land Surveyor license in Illinois and shall have held the license under this Act or its predecessor for the previous 10 year period, and (b) have not been disciplined within the last 10 year period under this Act or its predecessor. The public member shall not be licensed under this Act or any other design profession licensing Act that the Department administers.
    Members shall be appointed who reasonably represent the different geographic areas of Illinois and shall serve for 5 year terms, and until their successors are qualified and appointed. A member shall not be eligible for appointment to more than 10 years in a lifetime. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made for the unexpired portion of the term. Board members currently appointed under this Act and in office on the effective date of this Act shall continue to hold office until their terms expire and they are replaced. All appointments shall be made on the basis of individual professional qualifications with the exception of the public member and shall not be based upon race, sex, or religious or political affiliations.
    Each member of the Board may receive compensation when attending to the work of the Board or any of its committees and for time spent in necessary travel. In addition, members shall be reimbursed for actual traveling, incidentals, and expenses necessarily incurred in carrying out their duties as members of the Board.
    The Secretary may consider the advice and recommendations of the Board on issues involving standards of professional conduct, discipline, and qualifications of the candidates and licensees under this Act.
    The Secretary shall give due consideration to a current list of candidates, as submitted by members of the land surveying profession and by affiliated organizations.
    Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    The Secretary may remove any member of the Board for misconduct, incompetence, neglect of duty, or for any reason prescribed by law for removal of State Officials or for not attending 2 consecutive Board meetings.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/8

    (225 ILCS 330/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 3258)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 8. Powers and duties of the Board; quorum. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall exercise the following functions, powers, and duties:
        (a) Review applicant qualifications to sit for the
    
examination or for licensure and shall make recommendations to the Department except for those applicant qualifications that the Board designates as routinely acceptable;
        (b) Conduct hearings regarding disciplinary actions
    
and submit a written report to the Secretary as required by this Act and provide a Board member at informal conferences;
        (c) Visit universities or colleges to evaluate
    
surveying curricula and submit to the Secretary a written recommendation of acceptability of the curriculum;
        (d) Submit a written recommendation to the Secretary
    
concerning promulgation or amendment of rules for the administration of this Act;
        (e) The Department may at any time seek the expert
    
advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the enforcement of this Act;
        (f) The Board may appoint a subcommittee to serve as
    
a Complaint Committee to recommend the disposition of case files according to procedures established by rule;
        (g) Hold at least 3 regular meetings each year; and
        (h) The Board shall annually elect a Chairperson and
    
a Vice Chairperson who shall be licensed Illinois Professional Land Surveyors.
    A quorum of the Board shall consist of 4 members. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board may exercise the following duties as deemed necessary by the Department: (i) review education and experience qualifications of applicants, including conducting oral interviews; (ii) determine eligibility as a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training; and (iii) submit to the Secretary recommendations on applicant qualifications for enrollment and licensure.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/9

    (225 ILCS 330/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 3259)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 9. Deviation from Board recommendations. On matters concerning qualification of individuals for licensing, definition of curriculum content and approval of surveying curriculums, standards of professional conduct and disciplinary actions, and the promulgation and amendment of the rules affecting these matters, the Secretary shall notify the Board with an explanation of any deviation from the Board's written recommendation or response. The Board shall have the opportunity to comment upon the Secretary's decision after review of the Secretary's explanation of his reasons for deviation.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/10

    (225 ILCS 330/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 3260)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10. Application for original license. Every person who desires to obtain a license shall apply to the Department in writing, upon forms prepared and furnished by the Department. Each application shall contain statements made under oath, showing the applicant's education, a detailed summary of his or her land surveying experience, and verification of the applicant's land surveying experience by the applicant's supervisor who shall be a land surveyor licensed in this State or any other state or territory of the U.S. where experience is similar and who shall certify the applicant's experience, and the application shall be accompanied with the required fee. The Department may require an applicant, at the applicant's expense, to have an evaluation of the applicant's education in a foreign country by an evaluating service approved by the Department in accordance with rules prescribed by the Department.
    An applicant who graduated from a land surveying program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English shall submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a test of spoken English as defined by rule.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/10.5

    (225 ILCS 330/10.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10.5. Social Security 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, which shall be retained in the agency'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.)

225 ILCS 330/11

    (225 ILCS 330/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 3261)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 11. Examination; Failure or refusal to take. The Department shall authorize examinations, as recommended and approved by the Board, for licensure as Land Surveyors-in-Training and Professional Land Surveyors at such times and places as it may determine.
    The examination of an applicant for licensure as a Land Surveyor-in-Training or a Professional Land Surveyor may include examinations as defined by rule. The substance and form of the examination shall be as recommended and approved by the Board. Each applicant shall be examined as to his knowledge of the statutes of the United States of America and the State of Illinois relating to the practice of land surveying and mathematics as applied to land surveying.
    All applicants for licensing as a Professional Land Surveyor shall be required to pass, as a portion of the examination, a jurisdictional examination to determine the applicant's knowledge of the surveying tasks unique to the State of Illinois, and the laws relating thereto.
    Applicants for any examination shall be required to pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant's application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Department or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee. If an applicant neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination for registration under this Act within 3 years after filing his application, the application fee shall be forfeited to the Department and the application denied. However, the applicant may thereafter make a new application for examination, accompanied by the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 98-713, eff. 7-16-14.)

225 ILCS 330/12

    (225 ILCS 330/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 3262)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 12. Qualifications for licensing.
    (a) A person is qualified to receive a license as a Professional Land Surveyor and the Department shall issue a license to a person:
        (1) who has applied in writing in the required form
    
to the Department;
        (2) (blank);
        (2.5) who has not violated any provision of this Act
    
or its rules;
        (3) who is of good ethical character, including
    
compliance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice promulgated by rule pursuant to this Act, and has not committed an act or offense in any jurisdiction that would constitute grounds for discipline of a land surveyor licensed under this Act;
        (4) who has been issued a license as a Land
    
Surveyor-in-Training;
        (5) who, subsequent to passing the examination
    
authorized by the Department for licensure as a Surveyor-In-Training, has at least 4 years of responsible charge experience verified by a professional land surveyor in direct supervision and control of his or her activities;
        (6) who has passed an examination authorized by the
    
Department to determine his or her fitness to receive a license as a Professional Land Surveyor; and
        (7) who has a baccalaureate degree in a related
    
science if he or she does not have a baccalaureate degree in land surveying from an accredited college or university.
    (b) A person is qualified to receive a license as a Land Surveyor-in-Training and the Department shall issue a license to a person:
        (1) who has applied in writing in the required form
    
provided by the Department;
        (2) (blank);
        (3) who is of good moral character;
        (4) who has the required education as set forth in
    
this Act; and
        (5) who has passed an examination authorized by the
    
Department to determine his or her fitness to receive a license as a Land Surveyor-in-Training in accordance with this Act.
    In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration whether the applicant has engaged in conduct or actions that would constitute grounds for discipline under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/13

    (225 ILCS 330/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 3263)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 13. Qualifications for examination for Licensed Land Surveyor-in-Training. Applicants for the examination for Land Surveyor-in-Training shall have:
        (1) a baccalaureate degree in Land Surveying from an
    
accredited college or university program; or
        (2) a baccalaureate degree in a related science
    
including at least 24 semester hours of land surveying courses from a Department approved curriculum of an accredited institution.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09; 97-543, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 330/14

    (225 ILCS 330/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 3264)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 14. License to be displayed. Every holder of a license as a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training shall display it in a conspicuous location in his or her office, place of business, or place of employment.
(Source: P.A. 91-132, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 330/15

    (225 ILCS 330/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 3265)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15. Seal. Every Professional Land Surveyor shall have a reproducible seal or facsimile, which may be computer generated, the impression of which shall contain the name of the land surveyor, his or her place of business, the license number, of the Professional Land Surveyor, and the words "Professional Land Surveyor, State of Illinois". A Professional Land Surveyor shall seal all documents prepared by or under the direct supervision and control of the Professional Land Surveyor. Any seal authorized or approved by the Department under the Illinois Land Surveyors Act shall serve the same purpose as the seal provided for by this Act. The licensee's written signature and date of signing along with the date of license expiration shall be placed adjacent to the seal. The licensee may provide, at his or her sole discretion, an original signature in the licensee's handwriting, a scanned copy of the document bearing an original signature, or a signature generated by a computer.
    It is unlawful to affix one's seal to documents if it masks the true identity of the person who actually exercised direction, control, and supervision of the preparation of that work. A Professional Land Surveyor who seals and signs documents is not responsible for damage caused by subsequent changes to or uses of those documents where the subsequent changes or uses, including changes or uses made by State or local governmental agencies, are not authorized or approved by the Professional Land Surveyor who originally sealed and signed the documents.
(Source: P.A. 98-289, eff. 1-1-14.)

225 ILCS 330/16

    (225 ILCS 330/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 3266)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 16. Unlawful to practice without license or registration. It is unlawful for any person, sole proprietorship, professional service corporation, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity to practice land surveying, or advertise or display any sign, card or other device which might indicate to the public that the person or entity is entitled to practice as a land surveyor, or use the initials "P.L.S.", "L.S.", or "S.I.T.", use the title "Professional Land Surveyor" or "Land Surveyor-in-Training" or any of their derivations, unless such person holds a valid active license as a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training in the State of Illinois, or such professional service corporation, corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, or other entity is in compliance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-428.)

225 ILCS 330/16.5

    (225 ILCS 330/16.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 16.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice as a professional land surveyor or as a land surveyor-in-training without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/17

    (225 ILCS 330/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 3267)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 17. Land Surveyor-in-Training; Supervision. It is unlawful for any Land Surveyor-in-Training licensed under this Act to practice or attempt to practice land surveying except when in responsible charge under the overall supervision of a Professional Land Surveyor.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/18

    (225 ILCS 330/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 3268)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 18. Renewal, reinstatement or restoration of license; Persons in military service.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each license as a Professional Land Surveyor issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The holder of a license may renew such license during the month preceding the expiration date by paying the required fee.
    (b) Any Professional Land Surveyor whose license has been inactive for less than 5 years is required to pay the current renewal fee and shall have his or her license restored.
    (c) A Professional Land Surveyor whose license has been expired for more than 5 years may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of fitness to have the license restored, including, but not limited to, sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction and payment of the required renewal, reinstatement or restoration fee.
    However, any Professional Land Surveyor whose license expired while engaged (a) in federal service on active duty with the armed forces of the United States, or the State Militia called into active service or training, or (b) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have a license renewed without paying any lapsed reinstatement or restoration fees upon passing an oral examination by the Board, or without taking any examination, if approved by the Board, if, within 2 years after the termination other than by dishonorable discharge of such service, training, or education, the licensee furnishes the Department with an affidavit to the effect the licensee was so engaged and that the service, training, or education has so terminated.
    (d) A license for a Land Surveyor-in-Training is valid for 10 years and may not be renewed.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/18.5

    (225 ILCS 330/18.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 18.5. Continuing education. The Department may promulgate rules of continuing education for persons licensed under this Act. The Department shall consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing the guidelines for the continuing education requirements. The requirements of this Section apply to any person seeking renewal or restoration under Section 18 or 19 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-132, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 330/19

    (225 ILCS 330/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 3269)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 19. Inactive status; Restoration. Any person who notifies the Department, in writing on forms prescribed by the Department, may place his or her license on an inactive status and shall be excused from the payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of the intention to resume active status.
    Any Professional Land Surveyor requesting restoration from inactive status is required to pay the current renewal fee and shall have his or her license restored. A Professional Land Surveyor whose license has been on inactive status for more than 5 years may have the license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Board of fitness to have the license restored, including, but not limited to, sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction and payment of the required renewal, reinstatement or restoration fee.
    Any Professional Land Surveyor whose license is in an inactive status shall not practice land surveying in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/20

    (225 ILCS 330/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 3270)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 20. Endorsement. Upon payment of the required fee, an applicant who is a Professional Land Surveyor, licensed or otherwise legally recognized as a Land Surveyor under the laws of another state or territory of the United States may be granted a license as an Illinois Professional Land Surveyor by the Department with approval of the Board upon the following conditions:
        (a) That the applicant meets the requirements for
    
licensing in this State, and that the requirements for licensing or other legal recognition of Land Surveyors in the particular state or territory were, at the date of issuance of the license or certificate, equivalent to the requirements then in effect in the State of Illinois; and
        (b) That the applicant passes a jurisdictional
    
examination to determine the applicant's knowledge of the surveying tasks unique to the State of Illinois and the laws pertaining thereto.
(Source: P.A. 93-467, eff. 1-1-04.)

225 ILCS 330/21

    (225 ILCS 330/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 3271)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 21. Fees.
    (a) The Department shall provide by rule for a schedule of fees to be paid for licenses by all applicants. All fees are not refundable.
    (b) The fees for the administration and enforcement of the Act, including but not limited to original licensure, renewal, and restoration, shall be set by rule by the Department.
    (c) All fees and fines collected shall be deposited in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund. Of the moneys deposited into the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund, the Department may use such funds as necessary to produce and distribute newsletters to persons licensed under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-132, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 330/22

    (225 ILCS 330/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 3272)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 22. Disposition of fees. All of the fees collected pursuant to Section 14 of this Act shall be deposited in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/23

    (225 ILCS 330/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 3273)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 23. Address of Record; Names of licensed surveyors to be published. It is the responsibility of a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training to inform the Department of any change of address or name. The Department shall maintain a roster of names and addresses of all professional land surveyors and professional design firms, partnerships, and corporations licensed or registered under this Act. This roster shall be available upon request and payment of the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/24

    (225 ILCS 330/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 3274)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 24. Advertising. Any person licensed under this Act may advertise the availability of professional services in the public media or on the premises where such professional services are rendered, as permitted by law; provided, that such advertising is truthful and not misleading.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/25

    (225 ILCS 330/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 3275)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 25. Professional design firm registration.
    (a) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the formation, under the provisions of the Professional Service Corporation Act, of a corporation to offer the practice of professional land surveying.
    Any business, including a Professional Service Corporation, that includes within its stated purposes or practices, or holds itself out as available to practice, professional land surveying shall be registered with the Department pursuant to the provisions set forth in this Section.
    Any sole proprietorship not owned and operated by an Illinois licensed design professional licensed under this Act shall be prohibited from offering professional land surveyor services to the public. Any sole proprietorship owned and operated by a professional land surveyor with an active license issued under this Act and conducting or transacting such business under an assumed name in accordance with the provisions of the Assumed Business Name Act shall comply with the registration requirements of a professional design firm. Any sole proprietorship owned and operated by a Professional Land Surveyor with an active license issued under this Act and conducting or transacting such business under the real name of the sole proprietor is exempt from the registration requirements of a professional design firm. "Illinois licensed design professional" means a person who holds an active license as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, as an architect under the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, as a structural engineer under the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or as a Professional Land Surveyor under this Act.
    (b) Any professional design firm seeking to be registered pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall not be registered unless one or more managing agents in charge of land surveyor activities in this State are designated by the professional design firm. Each managing agent must at all times maintain a valid, active license to practice professional land surveying in Illinois.
    No individual whose license to practice professional land surveying in this State is currently in a suspended or revoked state shall act as a managing agent for a professional design firm.
    (c) Any business seeking to be registered under this Section shall make application on a form provided by the Department and shall provide such information as requested by the Department, which shall include, but not be limited to:
        (1) the name and license number of the person
    
designated as the managing agent in responsible charge of the practice of professional land surveying in Illinois. In the case of a corporation, the corporation shall also submit a certified copy of the resolution by the board of directors designating the managing agent. In the case of a limited liability company, the company shall submit a certified copy of either its articles of organization or operating agreement designating the managing agent;
        (2) the names and license numbers of the directors,
    
in the case of a corporation, the members, in the case of a limited liability company, or general partners, in the case of a partnership;
        (3) a list of all office locations at which the
    
professional design firm provides professional land surveying services to the public; and
        (4) a list of all assumed names of the business.
    
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to exempt a professional design firm, sole proprietorship, or professional service corporation from compliance with the requirements of the Assumed Business Name Act.
    It is the responsibility of the professional design firm to provide the Department notice, in writing, of any changes in the information requested on the application.
    (d) The Department shall issue to each business a certificate of registration to practice professional land surveying or offer the services of its licensees in this State upon submittal of a proper application for registration and payment of fees. The expiration date and renewal period for each registration and renewal procedures shall be established by rule.
    (e) In the event a managing agent is terminated or terminates his or her status as managing agent of the professional design firm, the managing agent and a professional design firm shall notify the Department of this fact in writing, by certified mail, within 10 business days of such termination. Thereafter, the professional design firm, if it has so informed the Department, shall have 30 days in which to notify the Department of the name and licensure number of a newly designated managing agent. If a corporation, the corporation shall also submit a certified copy of a resolution by the board of directors designating the new managing agent. If a limited liability company, the company shall also submit a certified copy of either its articles of organization or operating agreement designating the new managing agent. The Department may, upon good cause shown, extend the original 30 day period.
    If the professional design firm has not notified the Department in writing, by certified mail within the specified time, the registration shall be terminated without prior hearing. Notification of termination shall be sent by certified mail to the address of record of the business. If the professional design firm continues to operate and offer professional land surveyor services after the termination, the Department may seek prosecution under Sections 27, 43, and 16.5 of this Act for the unlicensed practice of professional land surveying.
    No professional design firm shall be relieved of responsibility for the conduct or acts of its agent, employees, members, managers, or officers by reason of its compliance with this Section, nor shall any individual practicing professional land surveying be relieved of the responsibility for professional services performed by reason of the individual's employment or relationship with a professional design firm registered under this Section.
    (g) Disciplinary action against a professional design firm registered under this Section shall be administered in the same manner and on the same grounds as disciplinary action against a licensed professional land surveyor. All disciplinary action taken or pending against a corporation or partnership before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999 shall be continued or remain in effect without the Department filing separate actions.
    (h) Any professional services corporation, sole proprietorship, or professional design firm offering land surveying services must have a resident professional land surveyor whose license is not suspended or revoked overseeing the land surveying practices in each location in which land surveying services are provided.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/26

    (225 ILCS 330/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 3276)
    Sec. 26. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-428.)

225 ILCS 330/27

    (225 ILCS 330/27) (from Ch. 111, par. 3277)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 27. Grounds for disciplinary action.
    (a) The Department may refuse to issue or renew a license, or may place on probation or administrative supervision, suspend, or revoke any license, or may reprimand or take any disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $10,000 per violation, upon any person, corporation, partnership, or professional land surveying firm licensed or registered under this Act for any of the following reasons:
        (1) material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department;
        (2) violation, including, but not limited to, neglect
    
or intentional disregard, of this Act, or its rules;
        (3) conviction of, or entry of a plea of guilty or
    
nolo contendere to, any crime that is a felony under the laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof or that is a misdemeanor of which an essential element is dishonesty, or any crime that is directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (4) making any misrepresentation for the purpose of
    
obtaining a license, or in applying for restoration or renewal, or the practice of any fraud or deceit in taking any examination to qualify for licensure under this Act;
        (5) purposefully making false statements or signing
    
false statements, certificates, or affidavits to induce payment;
        (6) proof of carelessness, incompetence, negligence,
    
or misconduct in practicing land surveying;
        (7) aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or its rules;
        (8) failing to provide information in response to a
    
written request made by the Department within 30 days after receipt of such written request;
        (9) engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;
        (10) inability to practice with reasonable judgment,
    
skill, or safety as a result of habitual or excessive use of, or addiction to, alcohol, narcotics, stimulants or any other chemical agent or drug;
        (11) discipline by the United States government,
    
another state, District of Columbia, territory, foreign nation or government agency if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Act;
        (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;
        (12.5) issuing a map or plat of survey where the fee
    
for professional services is contingent on a real estate transaction closing;
        (13) a finding by the Department that an applicant or
    
licensee has failed to pay a fine imposed by the Department or a licensee whose license has been placed on probationary status has violated the terms of probation;
        (14) practicing on an expired, inactive, suspended,
    
or revoked license;
        (15) signing, affixing the Professional Land
    
Surveyor's seal or permitting the Professional Land Surveyor's seal to be affixed to any map or plat of survey not prepared by the Professional Land Surveyor or under the Professional Land Surveyor's direct supervision and control;
        (16) inability to practice the profession with
    
reasonable judgment, skill, or safety as a result of physical illness, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skill or a mental illness or disability;
        (17) (blank); or
        (18) failure to adequately supervise or control land
    
surveying operations being performed by subordinates.
    (a-5) In enforcing this Section, the Department or Board, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel a person licensed to practice under this Act, or who has applied for licensure or certification pursuant to this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination, or both, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The 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 the examination. Failure of an individual to submit to a mental or physical examination when directed shall be grounds for the immediate suspension of his or her license until the individual submits to the examination if the Department finds that the refusal to submit to the examination was without reasonable cause as defined by rule.
    If the Secretary immediately suspends the license of a licensee for his or her failure to submit to a mental or physical examination when directed, a hearing must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay.
    If the Secretary otherwise suspends a person's license pursuant to the results of a compelled mental or physical examination, a hearing on that person's license must be convened by the Department within 15 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 impairment to the extent permitted by applicable federal statutes and regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records.
    Any licensee suspended under this subsection (a-5) shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department or Board that he or she can resume practice in compliance with the acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of his or her license.
    (b) The determination by a circuit court that a licensee is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, as now or hereafter amended, operates as an automatic license suspension. Such suspension will end 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 Director that the licensee be allowed to resume his or her practice.
    (c) The Department shall deny a license or renewal authorized by this Act to a person who has defaulted on an educational loan or scholarship provided or guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or any governmental agency of this State in accordance with subdivision (a)(5) of Section 15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15).
    (d) In cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly the 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 shall refuse to issue or renew or shall revoke or suspend that person's license or shall take other disciplinary action against that person based solely upon the certification of delinquency made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in accordance with subdivision (a)(5) of Section 15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15).
    (e) The Department shall refuse to issue or renew or shall revoke or suspend a person's license or shall take other disciplinary action against that person for his or her failure 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 the tax Act are satisfied in accordance with subsection (g) of Section 15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15).
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/28

    (225 ILCS 330/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 3278)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 28. Injunction; Cease and desist order.
    (a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary, in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred may petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to and not in lieu of any other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (a-5) Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
    (b) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/29

    (225 ILCS 330/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 3279)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 29. Investigations; notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions of any person or other entity holding, applying for or claiming to hold a license, or practicing or offering to practice land surveying. Before the initiation of an investigation, the matter shall be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Board according to procedures established by rule for the Complaint Committee. The Department shall, before refusing to issue, renew or restore, suspending or revoking any license or registration, or imposing any other disciplinary action, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the person accused in writing of any charges made and shall direct the person or entity to file a written answer to the Board under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice and inform the person or entity that if the person or entity fails to file an answer default will be taken and that the license or certificate may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of practice, as the Secretary may deem proper. This written notice may be served by personal delivery to the accused person or entity or certified mail to the last address specified by the accused person or entity in the last notification to the Department. In case the person or entity fails to file an answer after receiving notice, his or her license or certificate 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. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall hear the charges and the accused person or entity shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be relevant to the charges or their defense. The Board may continue the hearing from time to time.
    The Department may from time to time employ individual land surveyors possessing the same minimum qualifications as required for Board candidates to assist with its investigative duties.
    Persons who assist the Department as consultants or expert witnesses in the investigation or prosecution of alleged violations of the Act, licensure matters, restoration proceedings, or criminal prosecutions, are not liable for damages in any civil action or proceeding as a result of their assistance, except upon proof of actual malice. The Attorney General shall defend these persons in any such action or proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/30

    (225 ILCS 330/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 3280)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 30. Stenographer; transcript. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to take down the testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case where a license is revoked, suspended, or other disciplinary action is taken. 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. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/31

    (225 ILCS 330/31) (from Ch. 111, par. 3281)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 31. Subpoenas, depositions, oaths. The Department has the power to subpoena documents, books, records, or other materials and to bring before it any person and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as is 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.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/32

    (225 ILCS 330/32) (from Ch. 111, par. 3282)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 32. Compelling testimony. Any circuit court may, upon application of the Department or 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, and records in connection with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/33

    (225 ILCS 330/33) (from Ch. 111, par. 3283)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 33. Notice of hearing; Findings and recommendations. 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 unless the Secretary disagrees with the Board, in which case the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board report stating the reasons for the order. The report, findings, and recommendations are not admissible in evidence against the person in a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act, but the hearing and findings are not a bar to a criminal prosecution brought for the violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/34

    (225 ILCS 330/34) (from Ch. 111, par. 3284)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 34. Board; Rehearing. 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 days after such service, the respondent may present to the Department a motion in writing for a rehearing which shall specify the particular grounds for rehearing. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing the motion, or if a motion for rehearing is denied, then upon such denial, the Secretary may enter an order in accordance with recommendations of the Board except as provided in Section 33 of 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 day period within which the motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/35

    (225 ILCS 330/35) (from Ch. 111, par. 3285)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 35. Secretary; rehearing. Whenever the Secretary believes that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation, suspension, or refusal to issue, restore, or renew a license, or other discipline of an applicant or licensee, he or she may order a rehearing by the same or another examiner.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/36

    (225 ILCS 330/36) (from Ch. 111, par. 3286)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 36. Appointment of a hearing officer. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 33 of this Act, 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. The hearing officer has full authority to conduct the hearing. The Board has the right to have at least one member present at any hearing conducted by such hearing officer. The hearing officer shall report his findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present their findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Secretary shall issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary disagrees in any regard with the report of the Board or hearing officer, he may issue an order in contravention thereof. The Secretary shall provide a written explanation to the Board on any such deviation.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/36.1

    (225 ILCS 330/36.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 3286.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 36.1. Returned checks; fines. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or certificate or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license or certificate, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license or certificate 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 or certificate 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. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/37

    (225 ILCS 330/37) (from Ch. 111, par. 3287)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 37. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. An order or certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, shall be prima facie proof that:
        (a) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (b) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (c) the Board and the members thereof are qualified
    
to act.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/38

    (225 ILCS 330/38) (from Ch. 111, par. 3288)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 38. Restoration of suspended or revoked license. At any time after the suspension or revocation of any license, the Department may restore it to the accused person 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. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/39

    (225 ILCS 330/39) (from Ch. 111, par. 3289)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 39. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall immediately surrender the license or licenses to the Department and if the licensee fails to do so, the Department has the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/40

    (225 ILCS 330/40) (from Ch. 111, par. 3290)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 40. Temporary suspension of a license. The Secretary may temporarily suspend the license of a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing under Section 29 of this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his possession indicates that a Professional Land Surveyor's or Land Surveyor-in-Training's continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary temporarily suspends the license of a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training without a hearing, a hearing by the Board must be commenced within 30 days after such suspension has occurred.
(Source: P.A. 96-626, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 330/41

    (225 ILCS 330/41) (from Ch. 111, par. 3291)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 41. Review under Administrative Review Law. All final administrative decisions of the Department under this Act are subject to judicial review pursuant to the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, 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; provided, that if such party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/42

    (225 ILCS 330/42) (from Ch. 111, par. 3292)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 42. Certification of record; receipt for cost. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, 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 a receipt in court is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 86-987; 87-1031.)

225 ILCS 330/43

    (225 ILCS 330/43) (from Ch. 111, par. 3293)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 43. Violations. 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
    
rules.
        (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
    
registration by fraud.
        (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.)

225 ILCS 330/44

    (225 ILCS 330/44) (from Ch. 111, par. 3294)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 44. Plats and licenses as prima facie evidence; Record of plats. All plats and licenses issued by a Professional Land Surveyor under his hand and seal shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts in this State. A Professional Land Surveyor is entitled to have his plats recorded in the county where the land affected lies; provided, however, plats of subdivision or dedication are subject to any statutory provisions relating to the approval, recording and filing of plats of subdivision or dedication.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/45

    (225 ILCS 330/45) (from Ch. 111, par. 3295)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 45. Entry upon adjoining land; Liability for damages. A Professional Land Surveyor, or persons under his direct supervision, together with his survey party, who, in the course of making a survey, finds it necessary to go upon the land of a party or parties other than the one for whom the survey is being made is not liable for civil or criminal trespass and is liable only for any actual damage done to the land or property.
(Source: P.A. 93-467, eff. 1-1-04.)

225 ILCS 330/46

    (225 ILCS 330/46) (from Ch. 111, par. 3296)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 46. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is expressly adopted and incorporated as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the licensee has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of the license is specifically excluded. For the purpose of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

225 ILCS 330/47

    (225 ILCS 330/47) (from Ch. 111, par. 3297)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 47. Home rule. Pursuant to subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article 7 of the Illinois Constitution, a home rule unit may not regulate the profession of land surveying in a manner more restrictive than the regulation by the State of the profession of land surveying as provided in this Act. This Section is a limitation on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 86-987.)

225 ILCS 330/48

    (225 ILCS 330/48) (from Ch. 111, par. 3298)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 48. Fund, appropriations, investments and audits. The moneys deposited in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund from fines and fees under this Act shall be appropriated to the Department exclusively for expenses of the Department and the Board in the administration of this Act, the Illinois Architecture Practice Act, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, and the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989. The expenses of the Department under this Act shall be limited to the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Design Professionals Dedicated Employees within the Department as established under Section 2105-75 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-75) and other expenses related to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
    Moneys from the Fund may also be used for direct and allocable indirect costs related to the public purposes of the Department of Professional Regulation. Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized by Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
    Moneys in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund may be invested and reinvested with all earnings received from the investments to be deposited in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund and used for the same purposes as fees deposited in that Fund.
    Upon the completion of any audit of the Department as prescribed by the Illinois State Auditing Act that includes an audit of the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund, the Department shall make the audit open to inspection by any interested person. The copy of the audit report required to be submitted to the Department by this Section is in addition to copies of audit reports required to be submitted to other State officers and agencies by Section 3-14 of the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-91, eff. 1-1-00; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

225 ILCS 330/49

    (225 ILCS 330/49) (from Ch. 111, par. 3299)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 49. The provisions of this Act, insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior law concerning the licensure of land surveyors, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior law and not as a new enactment.
    Any existing injunction or temporary restraining order validly obtained under the Illinois Land Surveyors Act which prohibits the unlicensed practice of land surveying or prohibits or requires any other conduct in connection with the practice of land surveying, or any disciplinary action begun under the Illinois Land Surveyors Act are not invalidated by the enactment of this Act and shall continue to have full force and effect on and after the effective date of this Act. All certificates of registration and enrollments in effect on December 31, 1989 issued pursuant to the Illinois Land Surveyors Act are reinstated under this Act for the balance of the term for which last issued. All rules and regulations in effect on December 31, 1989 and promulgated pursuant to the Illinois Land Surveyors Act shall remain in full force and effect on and after the effective date of this Act without being promulgated again by the Department, except to the extent any such rule or regulation is inconsistent with any provision of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-467, eff. 1-1-04.)