(225 ILCS 330/48)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3298)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
Fund, appropriations, investments and audits.
deposited into 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 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
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 Financial and 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 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
Moneys in the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation Fund
may be invested and reinvested with all earnings received from the
investments to be deposited into the Design Professionals Administration and
Investigation Fund and used for the same purposes as fees deposited into
All fines and penalties under Sections 16 and 27 shall be deposited into the Design Professionals Administration and Investigation 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
(Source: P.A. 100-171, eff. 1-1-18; 101-313, eff. 8-9-19.)