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Full Text of HB1656  99th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Jim Durkin


225 ILCS 447/10-5

    Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the requirement of a license.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private
5Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 is
6amended by changing Section 10-5 as follows:
7    (225 ILCS 447/10-5)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
9    Sec. 10-5. Requirement of license.
10    (a) It is unlawful for a person to act as or provide the
11the functions of a private detective, private security
12contractor, private alarm contractor, fingerprint vendor, or
13locksmith or to advertise or to assume to act as any one of
14these, or to use these or any other title implying that the
15person is engaged in any of these activities unless licensed as
16such by the Department. An individual or sole proprietor who
17does not employ any employees other than himself or herself may
18operate under a "doing business as" or assumed name
19certification without having to obtain an agency license, so
20long as the assumed name is first registered with the
22    (b) It is unlawful for a person, firm, corporation, or
23other legal entity to act as an agency licensed under this Act,



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1to advertise, or to assume to act as a licensed agency or to
2use a title implying that the person, firm, or other entity is
3engaged in the practice as a private detective agency, private
4security contractor agency, private alarm contractor agency,
5fingerprint vendor agency, or locksmith agency unless licensed
6by the Department.
7    (c) No agency shall operate a branch office without first
8applying for and receiving a branch office license for each
10    (d) Beginning 12 months after the adoption of rules
11providing for the licensure of fingerprint vendors under this
12Act, it is unlawful for a person to operate live scan
13fingerprint equipment or other equipment designed to obtain
14fingerprint images for the purpose of providing fingerprint
15images and associated demographic data to the Department of
16State Police, unless he or she has successfully completed a
17fingerprint training course conducted or authorized by the
18Department of State Police and is licensed as a fingerprint
20    (e) Beginning 12 months after the adoption of rules
21providing for the licensure of canine handlers and canine
22trainers under this Act, no person shall operate a canine
23training facility unless licensed as a private detective agency
24or private security contractor agency under this Act, and no
25person shall act as a canine trainer unless he or she is
26licensed as a private detective or private security contractor



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1or is a registered employee of a private detective agency or
2private security contractor agency approved by the Department.
3(Source: P.A. 95-613, eff. 9-11-07.)