Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 335/) Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act.

225 ILCS 335/1

    (225 ILCS 335/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 7501)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 1. Legislative purpose. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of this State that, in order to safeguard the life, health, property, and public welfare of its citizens, the business of roofing construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance and repair is a matter affecting the public interest, and any person desiring to obtain a license to engage in the business as herein defined shall be required to establish his or her qualifications to be licensed as herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 90-55, eff. 1-1-98.)

225 ILCS 335/2

    (225 ILCS 335/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 7502)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Licensure" means the act of obtaining or holding a license issued by the Department as provided in this Act.
    (b) "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (c) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    (d) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, business trust, limited liability company, or other legal entity.
    (e) "Roofing contractor" is one who has the experience, knowledge and skill to construct, reconstruct, alter, maintain and repair roofs and use materials and items used in the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance and repair of all kinds of roofing and waterproofing as related to roofing, all in such manner to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws, and regulations applicable thereto, but does not include such contractor's employees to the extent the requirements of Section 3 of this Act apply and extend to such employees.
    (f) "Board" means the Roofing Advisory Board.
    (g) "Qualifying party" means the individual filing as a sole proprietor, partner of a partnership, officer of a corporation, trustee of a business trust, or party of another legal entity, who is legally qualified to act for the business organization in all matters connected with its roofing contracting business, has the authority to supervise roofing installation operations, and is actively engaged in day to day activities of the business organization.
    "Qualifying party" does not apply to a seller of roofing materials or services when the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of roofing or waterproofing is to be performed by a person other than the seller or the seller's employees.
    (h) "Limited roofing license" means a license made available to contractors whose roofing business is limited to roofing residential properties consisting of 8 units or less.
    (i) "Unlimited roofing license" means a license made available to contractors whose roofing business is unlimited in nature and includes roofing on residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
    (j) "Seller of services or materials" means a business entity primarily engaged in the sale of tangible personal property at retail.
    (k) "Building permit" means a permit issued by a unit of local government for work performed within the local government's jurisdiction that requires a license under this Act.
    (l) "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/2.1

    (225 ILCS 335/2.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 7502.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 2.1. Administration of Act; rules and forms.
    (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensing Acts and shall exercise such other powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purposes of this Act.
    (b) The Secretary may adopt rules consistent with the provisions of this Act for the administration and enforcement of this Act and for the payment of fees connected with this Act and may prescribe forms that shall be issued in connection with this Act. The rules may include, but not be limited to, the standards and criteria for licensure and professional conduct and discipline and the standards and criteria used when determining fitness to practice. The Department may consult with the Board in adopting rules.
    (c) The Department may, at any time, seek the advice and the expert knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration of this Act.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/3

    (225 ILCS 335/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 7503)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 3. Application for license.
    (1) To obtain a license, an applicant must indicate if the license is sought for a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity and whether the application is for a limited or unlimited roofing license. If the license is sought for a sole proprietorship, the license shall be issued to the sole proprietor who shall also be designated as the qualifying party. If the license is sought for a partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity, the license shall be issued in the company name. A company must designate one individual who will serve as a qualifying party. The qualifying party is the individual who must take the examination required under Section 3.5. The company shall submit an application in writing to the Department on a form containing the information prescribed by the Department and accompanied by the fee fixed by the Department. The application shall include, but shall not be limited to:
        (a) the name and address of the person designated as
    
the qualifying party responsible for the practice of professional roofing in Illinois;
        (b) the name of the sole proprietorship and its sole
    
proprietor, the name of the partnership and its partners, the name of the corporation and its officers, shareholders, and directors, the name of the business trust and its trustees, or the name of such other legal entity and its members;
        (c) evidence of compliance with any statutory
    
requirements pertaining to such legal entity, including compliance with the Assumed Business Name Act; and
        (d) a signed irrevocable uniform consent to service
    
of process form provided by the Department.
    (1.5) (Blank).
    (2) An applicant for a license must submit satisfactory evidence that:
        (a) he or she has obtained public liability and
    
property damage insurance in such amounts and under such circumstances as may be determined by the Department;
        (b) he or she has obtained Workers' Compensation
    
insurance for roofing covering his or her employees or is approved as a self-insurer of Workers' Compensation in accordance with Illinois law;
        (c) he or she has an unemployment insurance employer
    
account number issued by the Department of Employment Security, and he or she is not delinquent in the payment of any amount due under the Unemployment Insurance Act;
        (d) he or she has submitted a continuous bond to the
    
Department in the amount of $10,000 for a limited license and in the amount of $25,000 for an unlimited license; and
        (e) a qualifying party has satisfactorily completed
    
the examination required under Section 3.5.
    (3) It is the ongoing responsibility of the licensee to provide to the Department notice in writing of any changes in the information required to be provided on the application.
    (4) (Blank).
    (5) Nothing in this Section shall apply to a seller of roofing materials or services when the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of roofing or waterproofing is to be performed by a person other than the seller or the seller's employees.
    (6) Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the application has not been completed within 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. 98-838, eff. 1-1-15; 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/3.2

    (225 ILCS 335/3.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 3.2. Bond. Before issuing or renewing a license, the Department shall require each applicant or licensee to file and maintain in force a surety bond, issued by an insurance company authorized to transact fidelity and surety business in the State of Illinois. The bond shall be continuous in form, unless terminated by the insurance company. An insurance company may terminate a bond and avoid further liability by filing a 60-day notice of termination with the Department and, at the same time, sending the notice to the roofing contractor. A license shall be cancelled without hearing on the termination date of the roofing contractor's bond, unless a new bond is filed with the Department to become effective at the termination date of the prior bond. If a license has been cancelled without hearing under this Section, the license shall be reinstated upon showing proof of compliance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-950, eff. 2-9-01.)

225 ILCS 335/3.5

    (225 ILCS 335/3.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 3.5. Examinations.
    (a) The Department shall authorize examinations for applicants for initial licensure at the time and place it may designate. The examinations shall be of a character to fairly test the competence and qualifications of applicants to act as roofing contractors. Each applicant for limited licenses shall designate a qualifying party who shall take an examination, the technical portion of which shall cover residential roofing practices. Each applicant for an unlimited license shall designate a qualifying party who shall take an examination, the technical portion of which shall cover residential, commercial, and industrial roofing practices. Both examinations shall cover Illinois jurisprudence as it relates to roofing practice.
    (b) An applicant for a limited license or an unlimited license or a qualifying party designated by an applicant for a limited license or unlimited license shall pay, either to the Department or the designated testing service, a fee established by the Department to cover 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 forfeiture of the examination fee.
    (c) The qualifying party for an applicant for a new license must have passed an examination authorized by the Department before the Department may issue a license.
    (d) The application for a license as a corporation, business trust, or other legal entity submitted by a sole proprietor who is currently licensed under this Act and exempt from the examination requirement of this Section shall not be considered an application for initial licensure for the purposes of this subsection (d) if the sole proprietor is named in the application as the qualifying party and is the sole owner of the legal entity. Upon issuance of a license to the new legal entity, the sole proprietorship license is terminated.
    The application for initial licensure as a partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity submitted by a currently licensed partnership, corporation, business trust, or other legal entity shall not be considered an application for initial licensure for the purposes of this subsection (d) if the entity's current qualifying party is exempt from the examination requirement of this Section, that qualifying party is named as the new legal entity's qualifying party, and the majority of ownership in the new legal entity remains the same as the currently licensed entity. Upon issuance of a license to the new legal entity under this subsection (d), the former license issued to the applicant is terminated.
    (e) An applicant has 3 years after the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed within 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. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/4

    (225 ILCS 335/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 7504)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-55, eff. 1-1-98. Repealed by P.A. 91-950, eff. 2-9-01.)

225 ILCS 335/4.5

    (225 ILCS 335/4.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 4.5. Duties of qualifying party; replacement; grounds for discipline.
    (a) While engaged as or named as a qualifying party for a licensee, no person may be the named qualifying party for any other licensee. However, the person may act in the capacity of the qualifying party for one additional licensee of the same type of licensure if one of the following conditions exists:
        (1) there is a common ownership of at least 25% of
    
each licensed entity for which the person acts as a qualifying party; or
        (2) the same person acts as a qualifying party for
    
one licensed entity and its licensed subsidiary.
    "Subsidiary" as used in this Section means a corporation of which at least 25% is owned by another licensee.
    (b) Upon the loss of a qualifying party who is not replaced, the qualifying party or the licensee, or both, shall notify the Department of the name and address of the newly designated qualifying party. The newly designated qualifying party must take and pass the examination prescribed in Section 3.5 of this Act. These requirements shall be met in a timely manner as established by rule of the Department.
    (c) A qualifying party that is accepted by the Department shall have the authority to act for the licensed entity in all matters connected with its roofing contracting business and to supervise roofing installation operations. This authority shall not be deemed to be a license for purposes of this Act.
    (d) Designation of a qualifying party by an applicant under this Section and Section 3 is subject to acceptance by the Department. The Department may refuse to accept a qualifying party (i) for failure to qualify as required under this Act and the rules adopted under this Act or (ii) after making a determination that the designated party has a history of acting illegally, fraudulently, incompetently, or with gross negligence in the roofing or construction business.
    (e) The Department may, at any time after giving appropriate notice and the opportunity for a hearing, suspend or revoke its acceptance of a qualifying party designated by a licensee for any act or failure to act that gives rise to any ground for disciplinary action against that licensee under this Act and the rules adopted under this Act. If the Department suspends or revokes its acceptance of a qualifying party, the license of the licensee shall be deemed to be suspended until a new qualifying party has been designated by the licensee and accepted by the Department.
    If acceptance of a qualifying party is suspended or revoked for action or inaction that constitutes a violation of this Act or the rules adopted under this Act, the Department may in addition take such other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as it may deem proper, including imposing a fine on the qualifying party, not to exceed $10,000 for each violation.
    All administrative decisions of the Department under this subsection (e) are subject to judicial review pursuant to Section 9.7 of this Act. An order taking action against a qualifying party shall be deemed a final administrative decision of the Department for purposes of Section 9.7 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/5

    (225 ILCS 335/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 7505)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 5. Display of license number; building permits; advertising.
    (a) Each State licensed roofing contractor shall affix the roofing contractor license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license, to all contracts and bids. In addition, the official issuing building permits shall affix the roofing contractor license number to each application for a building permit and on each building permit issued and recorded.
    (a-3) A municipality or a county that requires a building permit may not issue a building permit to a roofing contractor unless that contractor has provided sufficient proof of current licensure as a roofing contractor by the State. Holders of an unlimited roofing license may be issued permits for residential, commercial, and industrial roofing projects. Holders of a limited roofing license are restricted to permits for work on residential properties consisting of 8 units or less.
    (a-5) A person who knowingly, in the course of applying for a building permit with a unit of local government, provides the roofing license number or name of a roofing contractor whom that person does not intend to have perform the work on the roofing portion of the project commits identity theft under paragraph (8) of subsection (a) of Section 16-30 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (a-10) A building permit applicant must present a government-issued identification along with the building permit application. Except for the name of the individual, all other personal information contained in the government-issued identification shall be exempt from disclosure under subsection (c) of Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act. The official issuing the building permit shall maintain the name and identification number, as it appears on the government-issued identification, in the building permit application file. It is not necessary that the building permit applicant be the qualifying party. This subsection shall not apply to a county or municipality whose building permit process occurs through electronic means.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Every holder of a license shall display it in a conspicuous place in the licensee's principal office, place of business, or place of employment.
    (d) No person licensed under this Act may advertise services regulated by this Act unless that person includes in the advertisement the roofing contractor license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license. Nothing contained in this subsection requires the publisher of advertising for roofing contractor services to investigate or verify the accuracy of the license number provided by the licensee.
    (e) A person who advertises services regulated by this Act who knowingly (i) fails to display the license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license, in any manner required by this Section, (ii) fails to provide a publisher with the correct license number as required by subsection (d), or (iii) provides a publisher with a false license number or a license number of another person, or a person who knowingly allows the licensee's license number to be displayed or used by another person to circumvent any provisions of this Section, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor with a fine of $1,000, and, in addition, is subject to the administrative enforcement provisions of this Act. Each day that an advertisement runs or each day that a person knowingly allows the licensee's license to be displayed or used in violation of this Section constitutes a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/5.1

    (225 ILCS 335/5.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 5.1. Commercial vehicles. Any entity offering services regulated by the Roofing Industry Licensing Act shall affix the roofing contractor license number and the licensee's name, as it appears on the license, on all commercial vehicles used in offering such services. An entity in violation of this Section shall be subject to a $250 civil penalty. This Section may be enforced by local code enforcement officials employed by units of local government as it relates to roofing work being performed within the boundaries of their jurisdiction. For purposes of this Section, "code enforcement official" means an officer or other designated authority charged with the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of codes on behalf of a municipality or county. If the alleged violation has been corrected prior to or on the date of the hearing scheduled to adjudicate the alleged violation, the violation shall be dismissed.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/5.5

    (225 ILCS 335/5.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 5.5. Contracts. A roofing contractor, when signing a contract, must provide a land-based phone number and a street address other than a post office box at which the roofing contractor may be contacted.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/6

    (225 ILCS 335/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 7506)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 6. Expiration and renewal; inactive status; restoration.
    (a) The expiration date and renewal period for each certificate of registration issued under this Act shall be set by the Department by rule.
    (b) A licensee who has permitted his or her license to expire or whose license is on inactive status may have his or her license restored by making application to the Department in the form and manner prescribed by the Department.
    (c) A licensee who notifies the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department may elect to place his or her license on inactive status and shall, subject to rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active status.
    (d) A licensee whose license expired while he or she was (1) on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or the State Militia called into service or training or (2) 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 termination of such service, training, or education, except under conditions 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 his or her service, training, or education has been so terminated.
    (e) A roofing contractor whose license is expired or on inactive status shall not practice under this Act in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/7

    (225 ILCS 335/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 7507)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 7. Fees. The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including, but not limited to, original certification, renewal, and restoration of a license issued under this Act, shall be set by rule. The fees shall be nonrefundable. All fees, penalties, and fines collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and shall be appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/7.1

    (225 ILCS 335/7.1)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 7.1. Applicant convictions.
    (a) When reviewing a conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere, finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing of an initial applicant, the Department may only deny a license based upon consideration of mitigating factors provided in subsection (c) of this Section for a felony directly related to the practice of roofing contracting.
    (b) The following crimes or similar offenses in any other jurisdiction are hereby deemed directly related to the practice of roofing contracting:
        (1) first degree murder;
        (2) second degree murder;
        (3) drug induced homicide;
        (4) unlawful restraint;
        (5) aggravated unlawful restraint;
        (6) forcible detention;
        (7) involuntary servitude;
        (8) involuntary sexual servitude of a minor;
        (9) predatory criminal sexual assault of a child;
        (10) aggravated criminal sexual assault;
        (11) criminal sexual assault;
        (12) criminal sexual abuse;
        (13) aggravated kidnaping;
        (14) aggravated robbery;
        (15) armed robbery;
        (16) kidnapping;
        (17) aggravated battery;
        (18) aggravated vehicular hijacking;
        (19) home invasion;
        (20) terrorism;
        (21) causing a catastrophe;
        (22) possession of a deadly substance;
        (23) making a terrorist threat;
        (24) material support for terrorism;
        (25) hindering prosecution of terrorism;
        (26) armed violence;
        (27) any felony based on consumer fraud or deceptive
    
business practices under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act;
        (28) any felony requiring registration as a sex
    
offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act;
        (29) attempt of any the offenses set forth in
    
paragraphs (1) through (28) of this subsection (b); and
        (30) convictions set forth in subsection (e) of
    
Section 5 or Section 9.8 of this Act.
    (c) The Department shall consider any mitigating factors contained in the record, when determining the appropriate disciplinary sanction, if any, to be imposed. In addition to those set forth in Section 2105-130 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, mitigating factors shall include the following:
        (1) the bearing, if any, the criminal offense or
    
offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his or her fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties and responsibilities;
        (2) the time that has elapsed since the criminal
    
conviction; and
        (3) the age of the person at the time of the criminal
    
conviction.
    (d) The Department shall issue an annual report by January 31, 2018 and by January 31 each year thereafter, indicating the following:
        (1) the number of initial applicants for a license
    
under this Act within the preceding calendar year;
        (2) the number of initial applicants for a license
    
under this Act within the previous calendar year who had a conviction;
        (3) the number of applicants with a conviction who
    
were granted a license under this Act within the previous year;
        (4) the number of applicants denied a license under
    
this Act within the preceding calendar year; and
        (5) the number of applicants denied a license under
    
this Act solely on the basis of a conviction within the preceding calendar year.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall prevent the Department taking disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against a license as set forth in Section 9.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-876, eff. 1-1-17.)

225 ILCS 335/8

    (225 ILCS 335/8)
    Sec. 8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-55, eff. 1-1-98. Repealed by P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9

    (225 ILCS 335/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9. Licensure requirement.
    (1) It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business or act in the capacity of or hold himself, herself, or itself out in any manner as a roofing contractor without having been duly licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    (2) No work involving the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance or repair of any kind of roofing or waterproofing may be done except by a roofing contractor licensed under this Act.
    (3) Sellers of roofing services may subcontract the provision of those roofing services only to roofing contractors licensed under this Act.
    (4) All persons performing roofing services under this Act shall be licensed as roofing contractors, except for those persons who are deemed to be employees under Section 10 of the Employee Classification Act of a licensed roofing contractor.
(Source: P.A. 98-838, eff. 1-1-15; 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.1

    (225 ILCS 335/9.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 99-876)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.1. Grounds for disciplinary action.
    (1) The Department may refuse to issue or to renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any license for any one or combination of the following:
        (a) violation of this Act or its rules;
        (b) conviction or plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
    
finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or sentencing of any crime, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty or that is directly related to the practice of the profession;
        (c) fraud or any misrepresentation in applying for or
    
procuring a license under this Act, or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act;
        (d) professional incompetence or gross negligence in
    
the practice of roofing contracting, prima facie evidence of which may be a conviction or judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction against an applicant or licensee relating to the practice of roofing contracting or the construction of a roof or repair thereof that results in leakage within 90 days after the completion of such work;
        (e) (blank);
        (f) aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or rules;
        (g) failing, within 60 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request made by the Department;
        (h) engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;
        (i) habitual or excessive use or abuse of controlled
    
substances, as defined by the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, alcohol, or any other substance that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (j) discipline by another state, unit of government,
    
or government agency, the District of Columbia, a territory, or a foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Section;
        (k) 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;
        (l) a finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license disciplined, has violated the terms of the discipline;
        (m) a finding by any court of competent jurisdiction,
    
either within or without this State, of any violation of any law governing the practice of roofing contracting, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
        (n) willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in the practice of roofing contracting, including, but not limited to, false records filed with the State agencies or departments;
        (o) practicing, attempting to practice, or
    
advertising under a name other than the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name;
        (p) gross and willful overcharging for professional
    
services including filing false statements for collection of fees or monies for which services are not rendered;
        (q) (blank);
        (r) (blank);
        (s) failure to continue to meet the requirements of
    
this Act shall be deemed a violation;
        (t) physical or mental disability, including
    
deterioration through the aging process or loss of abilities and skills that result in an inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (u) material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department or to any other State agency;
        (v) (blank);
        (w) advertising in any manner that is false,
    
misleading, or deceptive;
        (x) taking undue advantage of a customer, which
    
results in the perpetration of a fraud;
        (y) performing any act or practice that is a
    
violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act;
        (z) engaging in the practice of roofing contracting,
    
as defined in this Act, with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled license;
        (aa) treating any person differently to the person's
    
detriment because of race, color, creed, gender, age, religion, or national origin;
        (bb) knowingly making any false statement, oral,
    
written, or otherwise, of a character likely to influence, persuade, or induce others in the course of obtaining or performing roofing contracting services;
        (cc) violation of any final administrative action of
    
the Secretary;
        (dd) allowing the use of his or her roofing license
    
by an unlicensed roofing contractor for the purposes of providing roofing or waterproofing services; or
        (ee) (blank);
        (ff) cheating or attempting to subvert a licensing
    
examination administered under this Act; or
        (gg) use of a license to permit or enable an
    
unlicensed person to provide roofing contractor services.
    (2) The determination by a circuit court that a license holder is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, operates as an automatic 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, an order by the court so finding and discharging the patient, and the recommendation of the Board to the Director that the license holder be allowed to resume his or her practice.
    (3) The Department may refuse to issue or take disciplinary action concerning 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 any such tax Act are satisfied as determined by the Department of Revenue.
    (4) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual who is licensed under this Act or any individual who has applied for licensure to submit to a mental or physical examination or evaluation, or both, which may include a substance abuse or sexual offender evaluation, at the expense of the Department. The Department shall specifically designate the examining physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or, if applicable, the multidisciplinary team involved in providing the mental or physical examination and evaluation. The multidisciplinary team shall be led by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and may consist of one or more or a combination of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, licensed chiropractic physicians, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professional and administrative staff. Any examining physician or member of the multidisciplinary team may require any person ordered to submit to an examination and evaluation pursuant to this Section to submit to any additional supplemental testing deemed necessary to complete any examination or evaluation process, including, but not limited to, blood testing, urinalysis, psychological testing, or neuropsychological testing.
    (5) The Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide to the Department any and all records, including business records, that relate to the examination and evaluation, including any supplemental testing performed. The Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to present testimony concerning this examination and evaluation of the licensee or applicant, including testimony concerning any supplemental testing or documents relating to the examination and evaluation. No information, report, record, or other documents in any way related to the examination and evaluation shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communication between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team. No authorization is necessary from the licensee or applicant ordered to undergo an evaluation and examination for the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide information, reports, records, or other documents or to provide any testimony regarding the examination and evaluation. 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.
    (6) Failure of any individual to submit to mental or physical examination or evaluation, or both, when directed, shall result in an automatic suspension without hearing until such time as the individual submits to the examination. If the Department finds a licensee unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department shall require the licensee to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department as a condition for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure.
    (7) When the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department shall have the authority to review the licensee'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.
    (8) Licensees affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department that they can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of their license.
    (9) 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 paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (10) In cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services has previously determined 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 in accordance with paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    The changes to this Act made by this amendatory Act of 1997 apply only to disciplinary actions relating to events occurring after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 99-876)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.1. Grounds for disciplinary action.
    (1) The Department may refuse to issue or to renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including fines not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, with regard to any license for any one or combination of the following:
        (a) violation of this Act or its rules;
        (b) for licensees, conviction or plea of guilty or
    
nolo contendere, finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or sentencing of any crime, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that is (i) a felony or (ii) a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty or that is directly related to the practice of the profession and, for initial applicants, convictions set forth in Section 7.1 of this Act;
        (c) fraud or any misrepresentation in applying for or
    
procuring a license under this Act, or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act;
        (d) professional incompetence or gross negligence in
    
the practice of roofing contracting, prima facie evidence of which may be a conviction or judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction against an applicant or licensee relating to the practice of roofing contracting or the construction of a roof or repair thereof that results in leakage within 90 days after the completion of such work;
        (e) (blank);
        (f) aiding or assisting another person in violating
    
any provision of this Act or rules;
        (g) failing, within 60 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request made by the Department;
        (h) engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;
        (i) habitual or excessive use or abuse of controlled
    
substances, as defined by the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, alcohol, or any other substance that results in the inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (j) discipline by another state, unit of government,
    
or government agency, the District of Columbia, a territory, or a foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Section;
        (k) 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;
        (l) a finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license disciplined, has violated the terms of the discipline;
        (m) a finding by any court of competent jurisdiction,
    
either within or without this State, of any violation of any law governing the practice of roofing contracting, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
        (n) willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in the practice of roofing contracting, including, but not limited to, false records filed with the State agencies or departments;
        (o) practicing, attempting to practice, or
    
advertising under a name other than the full name as shown on the license or any other legally authorized name;
        (p) gross and willful overcharging for professional
    
services including filing false statements for collection of fees or monies for which services are not rendered;
        (q) (blank);
        (r) (blank);
        (s) failure to continue to meet the requirements of
    
this Act shall be deemed a violation;
        (t) physical or mental disability, including
    
deterioration through the aging process or loss of abilities and skills that result in an inability to practice the profession with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety;
        (u) material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department or to any other State agency;
        (v) (blank);
        (w) advertising in any manner that is false,
    
misleading, or deceptive;
        (x) taking undue advantage of a customer, which
    
results in the perpetration of a fraud;
        (y) performing any act or practice that is a
    
violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act;
        (z) engaging in the practice of roofing contracting,
    
as defined in this Act, with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled license;
        (aa) treating any person differently to the person's
    
detriment because of race, color, creed, gender, age, religion, or national origin;
        (bb) knowingly making any false statement, oral,
    
written, or otherwise, of a character likely to influence, persuade, or induce others in the course of obtaining or performing roofing contracting services;
        (cc) violation of any final administrative action of
    
the Secretary;
        (dd) allowing the use of his or her roofing license
    
by an unlicensed roofing contractor for the purposes of providing roofing or waterproofing services; or
        (ee) (blank);
        (ff) cheating or attempting to subvert a licensing
    
examination administered under this Act; or
        (gg) use of a license to permit or enable an
    
unlicensed person to provide roofing contractor services.
    (2) The determination by a circuit court that a license holder is subject to involuntary admission or judicial admission, as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, operates as an automatic 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, an order by the court so finding and discharging the patient, and the recommendation of the Board to the Director that the license holder be allowed to resume his or her practice.
    (3) The Department may refuse to issue or take disciplinary action concerning 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 any such tax Act are satisfied as determined by the Department of Revenue.
    (4) In enforcing this Section, the Department, upon a showing of a possible violation, may compel any individual who is licensed under this Act or any individual who has applied for licensure to submit to a mental or physical examination or evaluation, or both, which may include a substance abuse or sexual offender evaluation, at the expense of the Department. The Department shall specifically designate the examining physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or, if applicable, the multidisciplinary team involved in providing the mental or physical examination and evaluation. The multidisciplinary team shall be led by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and may consist of one or more or a combination of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, licensed chiropractic physicians, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professional and administrative staff. Any examining physician or member of the multidisciplinary team may require any person ordered to submit to an examination and evaluation pursuant to this Section to submit to any additional supplemental testing deemed necessary to complete any examination or evaluation process, including, but not limited to, blood testing, urinalysis, psychological testing, or neuropsychological testing.
    (5) The Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide to the Department any and all records, including business records, that relate to the examination and evaluation, including any supplemental testing performed. The Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to present testimony concerning this examination and evaluation of the licensee or applicant, including testimony concerning any supplemental testing or documents relating to the examination and evaluation. No information, report, record, or other documents in any way related to the examination and evaluation shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communication between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team. No authorization is necessary from the licensee or applicant ordered to undergo an evaluation and examination for the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide information, reports, records, or other documents or to provide any testimony regarding the examination and evaluation. 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.
    (6) Failure of any individual to submit to mental or physical examination or evaluation, or both, when directed, shall result in an automatic suspension without hearing until such time as the individual submits to the examination. If the Department finds a licensee unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in this Section, the Department shall require the licensee to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department as a condition for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure.
    (7) When the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Department within 15 days after the suspension and completed without appreciable delay. The Department shall have the authority to review the licensee'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.
    (8) Licensees affected under this Section shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate to the Department that they can resume practice in compliance with acceptable and prevailing standards under the provisions of their license.
    (9) 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 paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    (10) In cases where the Department of Healthcare and Family Services has previously determined 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 in accordance with paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Section 2105-15 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
    The changes to this Act made by this amendatory Act of 1997 apply only to disciplinary actions relating to events occurring after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15; 99-876, eff. 1-1-17.)

225 ILCS 335/9.2

    (225 ILCS 335/9.2) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.2. Record of proceedings. The Department, at its expense, shall preserve a record of all proceedings at the formal hearing of any case. The notice of hearing, complaint, answer, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions and responses filed in the proceedings, the transcript of the testimony, all exhibits admitted into evidence, the report of the hearing officer, the Board's findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Director, and the order of the Department shall be the record of the proceedings. Any licensee who is found to have violated this Act or who fails to appear for a hearing to refuse to issue, restore, or renew a license or to discipline a licensee may be required by the Department to pay for the costs of the proceeding. These costs are limited to costs for court reporters, transcripts, and witness attendance and mileage fees. All costs imposed under this Section shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the fine.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.3

    (225 ILCS 335/9.3) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.3)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.3. Attendance of witnesses; contempt. Any circuit court may, upon application of the Department or its designee or of the applicant or licensee against whom proceedings are pending, order the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and the production of relevant 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. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.4

    (225 ILCS 335/9.4) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.4. Subpoenas; oaths. The Department has power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take the oral or written testimony, or to compel the production of any books, papers, records, documents, exhibits, or other materials that the Secretary or his or her designee deems relevant or material to an investigation or hearing conducted by the Department, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in courts of this State.
    The Secretary, the designated hearing officer, any member of the Board, or a certified shorthand court reporter may administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing that the Department conducts. Notwithstanding any other statute or Department rule to the contrary, all requests for testimony or production of documents or records shall be in accordance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.5

    (225 ILCS 335/9.5) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.5. Findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations of the Board; rehearing. The Board shall have 90 days after receipt of the report of the hearing officer to review the report and present their findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations within the 90-day period, the Secretary may issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary disagrees with the recommendation of the Board or hearing officer, then the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the recommendation. In any case involving the refusal to issue or renew or the taking of disciplinary action against a license, a copy of the Board's findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations shall be served upon the respondent by the Department 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 motion shall specify the particular grounds therefor. If no motion for rehearing is filed, then upon the expiration of the time specified for filing such a 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. If the respondent shall order 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 such a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent. Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done in the revocation or suspension of, or the refusal to issue or renew, a license, the Secretary may order a rehearing by the hearing officer.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.6

    (225 ILCS 335/9.6) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.6. Summary suspension pending hearing. The Secretary may summarily suspend a license issued under this Act without a hearing, simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing provided for in this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence indicates that 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 shall be commenced within 30 days after such suspension has occurred and shall be concluded as expeditiously as possible.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.7

    (225 ILCS 335/9.7) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.7. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to the Administrative Review Law and all rules adopted pursuant thereto. 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, except that, if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.8

    (225 ILCS 335/9.8) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.8)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.8. Criminal penalties. Any person who is found to have violated any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense. On conviction of a second or subsequent offense the violator is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.9

    (225 ILCS 335/9.9) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.9)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.9. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, 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 335/9.9a

    (225 ILCS 335/9.9a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.9a. Certification of record; costs. The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, to file an answer in court, or to otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file the receipt in court is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.10

    (225 ILCS 335/9.10) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.10. Returned checks; fines. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, that person shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license and pay all the application fees as set by rule. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Director may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Director finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.11

    (225 ILCS 335/9.11) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.11)
    Sec. 9.11. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-615. Repealed by 89-387, eff. 1-1-96.)

225 ILCS 335/9.12

    (225 ILCS 335/9.12)
    Sec. 9.12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-615. Repealed by P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.13

    (225 ILCS 335/9.13) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.13)
    Sec. 9.13. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-615. Repealed by 89-387, eff. 1-1-96.)

225 ILCS 335/9.14

    (225 ILCS 335/9.14) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.14)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.14. Appointment of 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 for any action for refusal to issue or renew a license, for discipline of a licensee for sanctions for unlicensed practice, for restoration of a license, or for any other action for which findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations are required pursuant to Section 9.5 of this Act. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing and shall issue his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Board pursuant to Section 9.5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/9.15

    (225 ILCS 335/9.15) (from Ch. 111, par. 7509.15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9.15. Investigation; notice; default. The Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license. The Department shall, before refusing to issue, renew, or discipline a licensee or applicant, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the applicant or licensee in writing of the nature of the charges made and the time and place for a hearing on the charges. The Department shall direct the applicant or licensee to file a written answer to the charges with the hearing officer under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice, and inform the applicant or licensee that failure to file an answer will result in default being taken against the applicant or licensee. 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 any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Department may continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person 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 written notice and any notice in the subsequent proceeding may be served by registered or certified mail to the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/10

    (225 ILCS 335/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 7510)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 10. Injunctive relief; order to cease and desist.
    (1) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois or the State's Attorney of any county in which a violation is alleged to have occurred, may in the name of the People of the State of Illinois petition for an order enjoining such violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in such court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin such violation, and if it is established that such person has violated or is violating the injunction, the Court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (2) If any person shall practice as a licensee or hold himself or herself out as a licensee without being licensed under the provisions of this Act, then any person licensed under this Act, any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (1) of this Section.
    (3) (Blank).
    (4) Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, any 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. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days after the date of issuance of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/10a

    (225 ILCS 335/10a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 10a. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds himself or herself out to practice roofing 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. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/10b

    (225 ILCS 335/10b)
    Sec. 10b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-303, eff. 1-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11

    (225 ILCS 335/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 7511)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11. Application of Act.
    (1) Nothing in this Act limits the power of a municipality, city, county, or incorporated area to regulate the quality and character of work performed by roofing contractors through a system of permits, fees, and inspections which are designed to secure compliance with and aid in the implementation of State and local building laws or to enforce other local laws for the protection of the public health and safety.
    (2) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require a seller of roofing materials or services to be licensed as a roofing contractor when the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance or repair of roofing or waterproofing is to be performed by a person other than the seller or the seller's employees.
    (3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require a person who performs roofing or waterproofing work to his or her own property, or for no consideration, to be licensed as a roofing contractor.
    (4) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require a person who performs roofing or waterproofing work to his or her employer's property to be licensed as a roofing contractor, where there exists an employer-employee relationship. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to the installation of plastics, glass or fiberglass to greenhouses and related horticultural structures, or to the repair or construction of farm buildings.
    (5) Nothing in this Act limits the power of a municipality, city, county, or incorporated area to collect occupational license and inspection fees for engaging in roofing contracting.
    (6) Nothing in this Act limits the power of the municipalities, cities, counties, or incorporated areas to adopt any system of permits requiring submission to and approval by the municipality, city, county, or incorporated area of plans and specifications for work to be performed by roofing contractors before commencement of the work.
    (7) Any official authorized to issue building or other related permits shall ascertain that the applicant contractor is duly licensed before issuing the permit. The evidence shall consist only of the exhibition to him or her of current evidence of licensure.
    (8) This Act applies to any roofing contractor performing work for the State or any municipality, city, county, or incorporated area. Officers of the State or any municipality, city, county or incorporated area are required to determine compliance with this Act before awarding any contracts for construction, improvement, remodeling, or repair.
    (9) If an incomplete contract exists at the time of death of a licensee, the contract may be completed by any person even though not licensed. Such person shall notify the Department within 30 days after the death of the contractor of his or her name and address. For the purposes of this subsection, an incomplete contract is one which has been awarded to, or entered into by, the licensee before his or her death or on which he or she was the low bidder and the contract is subsequently awarded to him or her regardless of whether any actual work has commenced under the contract before his or her death.
    (10) The State or any municipality, city, county, or incorporated area may require that bids submitted for roofing construction, improvement, remodeling, or repair of public buildings be accompanied by evidence that that bidder holds an appropriate license issued pursuant to this Act.
    (11) (Blank).
    (12) Nothing in this Act shall prevent a municipality, city, county, or incorporated area from making laws or ordinances that are more stringent than those contained in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11.5

    (225 ILCS 335/11.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11.5. Board. The Roofing Advisory Board is created and shall consist of 8 persons, one of whom is a knowledgeable public member and 7 of whom are (i) designated as the qualifying party of a licensed roofing contractor or (ii) legally qualified to act for the business organization on behalf of the licensee in all matters connected with its roofing contracting business, have the authority to supervise roofing installation operations, and actively engaged in day-to-day activities of the business organization for a licensed roofing contractor. One of the 7 nonpublic members on the Board shall represent a statewide association representing home builders and another of the 7 nonpublic members shall represent an association predominately representing retailers. The public member shall not be licensed under this Act. Each member shall be appointed by the Secretary. Five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Board, unless the conduct that gave rise to the suit was willful and wanton misconduct.
    The persons appointed shall hold office for 4 years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. No member shall serve more than 2 complete 4 year terms.
    The Secretary shall have the authority to remove or suspend any member of the Board for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause.
    The Secretary shall fill a vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term with an appointee who meets the same qualifications as the person whose position has become vacant. The Board shall meet annually to elect one member as chairman and one member as vice-chairman. No officer shall be elected more than twice in succession to the same office. The members of the Board shall receive reimbursement for actual, necessary, and authorized expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11.6

    (225 ILCS 335/11.6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11.6. Confidentiality. All information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a licensee or applicant, including, but not limited to, any complaint against a licensee filed with the Department and information collected to investigate any such complaint, shall be maintained for the confidential use of the Department and shall not be disclosed. The Department may not disclose the information to anyone other than law enforcement officials, other regulatory agencies that have an appropriate regulatory interest as determined by the Secretary, or a party presenting a lawful subpoena to the Department. Information and documents disclosed to a federal, State, county, or local law enforcement agency shall not be disclosed by the agency for any purpose to any other agency or person. A formal complaint filed against a licensee by the Department or any order issued by the Department against a licensee or applicant shall be a public record, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11.7

    (225 ILCS 335/11.7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11.7. Order or certified copy; prima facie proof. 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 that:
        (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary; and
        (2) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11.8

    (225 ILCS 335/11.8)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11.8. Surrender of license. Upon the revocation or suspension of any license, the licensee shall immediately surrender the license or licenses to the Department. If the licensee fails to do so, the Department shall have the right to seize the license.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11.9

    (225 ILCS 335/11.9)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11.9. 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 practicing until the restitution is made in full.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/11.10

    (225 ILCS 335/11.10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 11.10. Citations.
    (a) The Department may adopt rules to permit the issuance of citations for non-frivolous complaints. The citation shall list the person's name and address, a brief factual statement, the Sections of the Act or rules allegedly violated, the penalty imposed, and, if applicable, the licensee's license number. The citation must clearly state that the person may choose, in lieu of accepting the citation, to request a hearing. If the person does not dispute the matter in the citation with the Department within 30 days after the citation is served, then the citation shall become a final order and shall constitute discipline. The penalty shall be a fine or other conditions as established by rule.
    (b) The Department shall adopt rules designating violations for which a citation may be issued. Such rules shall designate as citation violations those violations for which there is no substantial threat to the public health, safety, and welfare. Citations shall not be utilized if there was any significant consumer harm resulting from the violation.
    (c) A citation must be issued within 6 months after the reporting of a violation that is the basis for the citation.
    (d) Service of a citation may be made by personal service or certified mail to the person at the person's last known address of record or, if applicable, the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)

225 ILCS 335/12

    (225 ILCS 335/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 7512)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 12. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act".
(Source: P.A. 83-1513.)