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1     AN ACT concerning professional regulation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private
5 Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 is
6 amended by changing Section 20-10 as follows:
7     (225 ILCS 447/20-10)
8     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2014)
9     Sec. 20-10. Qualifications for licensure as a private alarm
10 contractor.
11     (a) A person is qualified for licensure as a private alarm
12 contractor if he or she meets all of the following
13 requirements:
14         (1) Is at least 21 years of age.
15         (2) Has not been convicted of any felony in any
16     jurisdiction or at least 10 years have elapsed since the
17     time of full discharge from a sentence imposed for a felony
18     conviction.
19         (3) Is of good moral character. Good moral character is
20     a continuing requirement of licensure. Conviction of
21     crimes other than felonies may be used in determining moral
22     character, but shall not constitute an absolute bar to
23     licensure.



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1         (4) Has not been declared by any court of competent
2     jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental or
3     physical defect or disease, unless a court has subsequently
4     declared him or her to be competent.
5         (5) Is not suffering from dependence on alcohol or from
6     narcotic addiction or dependence.
7         (6) Has (i) a minimum of 3 years experience during of
8     the 5 years immediately preceding the application working
9     as a full-time manager for a licensed private alarm
10     contractor agency or for an entity that inspects, reviews,
11     designs, sells, installs, operates, services, or monitors
12     alarm systems that, in the judgment of the Board, satisfies
13     the standards of alarm industry competence, (ii) a minimum
14     of 3 years experience during the 5 years immediately
15     preceding the application working as a full-time fire
16     officer, fire investigator, arson investigator, or fire
17     prevention officer certified by the Office of the State
18     Fire Marshal or a comparable federal position, or (iii)
19     (ii) has a minimum of 10 years experience working for a
20     licensed private alarm contractor agency or for an entity
21     that inspects, reviews, designs, sells, installs,
22     operates, services, or monitors alarm systems that, in the
23     judgment of the Board, satisfies the standards of alarm
24     industry competence, has successfully completed a National
25     Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies
26     (NICET) level 2 certification examination, and applies on



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1     or before July 1, 2007. An applicant who has received a
2     4-year degree or higher in electrical engineering or a
3     related field from a program approved by the Board shall be
4     given credit for 2 years of the required experience. An
5     applicant who has successfully completed a national
6     certification program approved by the Board shall be given
7     credit for one year of the required experience.
8         (7) Has not been dishonorably discharged from the armed
9     forces of the United States.
10         (8) Has passed an examination authorized by the
11     Department.
12         (9) Submits his or her fingerprints, proof of having
13     general liability insurance required under subsection (c),
14     and the required license fee.
15         (10) Has not violated Section 10-5 of this Act.
16     (b) (Blank).
17     (c) It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain
18 general liability insurance in an amount and coverage
19 appropriate for the applicant's circumstances as determined by
20 rule. The applicant shall provide evidence of insurance to the
21 Department before being issued a license. Failure to maintain
22 general liability insurance and to provide the Department with
23 written proof of the insurance shall result in cancellation of
24 the license.
25 (Source: P.A. 95-613, eff. 9-11-07.)