Bill Text: IL HB1652 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Departments of State Government Law. Provides that expedited temporary occupational or professional licenses issued to service members and the spouses of service members meeting specified requirements shall be valid for 3 years (currently, valid 6 months) after the date of issuance or until a license is granted or a notice to deny a license is issued in accordance with rules adopted by the department issuing the license, whichever occurs first. Provides that the required fee paid in the application process for an expedited temporary occupational or professional license issued to service members and the spouses of service members shall be refundable (currently, not refundable).

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-21 - Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1 [HB1652 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB1652-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
5amended by changing Section 5-715 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 5/5-715)
7 Sec. 5-715. Expedited licensure for service members and
8spouses.
9 (a) In this Section, "service member" means any person who,
10at the time of application under this Section, is an active
11duty member of the United States Armed Forces or any reserve
12component of the United States Armed Forces, the Coast Guard,
13or the National Guard of any state, commonwealth, or territory
14of the United States or the District of Columbia or whose
15active duty service concluded within the preceding 2 years
16before application.
17 (a-5) The Department of Financial and Professional
18Regulation shall within 180 days after the effective date of
19this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly designate one
20staff member as the military liaison within the Department of
21Financial and Professional Regulation to ensure proper
22enactment of the requirements of this Section. The military
23liaison's responsibilities shall also include, but are not

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1limited to: (1) the management of all expedited applications to
2ensure processing within 60 days after receipt of a completed
3application; (2) coordination with all military installation
4military and family support center directors within this State,
5including virtual, phone, or in-person periodic meetings with
6each military installation military and family support center;
7and (3) training by the military liaison to all directors of
8each division that issues an occupational or professional
9license to ensure proper application of this Section. Beginning
10in 2020, and at the end of each calendar year thereafter, the
11military liaison shall provide an annual report documenting the
12expedited licensure program for service members and spouses,
13and shall deliver that report to the Secretary of Financial and
14Professional Regulation and the Lieutenant Governor.
15 (b) Each director of a department that issues an
16occupational or professional license is authorized to and shall
17issue an expedited temporary occupational or professional
18license to a service member who meets the requirements under
19this Section. The temporary occupational or professional
20license shall be valid for 6 months after the date of issuance
21or until a license is granted or a notice to deny a license is
22issued in accordance with rules adopted by the department
23issuing the license, whichever occurs first. No temporary
24occupational or professional license shall be renewed. Review
25and determination of an application for a license issued by the
26department shall be expedited by the department within 60 days

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1after the date on which the applicant provides the department
2with all necessary documentation required for licensure. An
3expedited license shall be issued by the department to any
4service members meeting the application requirements of this
5Section, regardless of whether the service member currently
6resides in this State. The service member shall apply to the
7department on forms provided by the department. An application
8must include proof that:
9 (1) the applicant is a service member;
10 (2) the applicant holds a valid license in good
11 standing for the occupation or profession issued by another
12 state, commonwealth, possession, or territory of the
13 United States, the District of Columbia, or any foreign
14 jurisdiction and the requirements for licensure in the
15 other jurisdiction are determined by the department to be
16 substantially equivalent to the standards for licensure of
17 this State;
18 (3) the applicant is assigned to a duty station in this
19 State, or has established legal residence in this State, or
20 will reside in this State within 6 months after the date of
21 application;
22 (4) a complete set of the applicant's fingerprints has
23 been submitted to the Department of State Police for
24 statewide and national criminal history checks, if
25 applicable to the requirements of the department issuing
26 the license; the applicant shall pay the fee to the

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1 Department of State Police or to the fingerprint vendor for
2 electronic fingerprint processing; no temporary
3 occupational or professional license shall be issued to an
4 applicant if the statewide or national criminal history
5 check discloses information that would cause the denial of
6 an application for licensure under any applicable
7 occupational or professional licensing Act;
8 (5) the applicant is not ineligible for licensure
9 pursuant to Section 2105-165 of the Civil Administrative
10 Code of Illinois;
11 (6) the applicant has submitted an application for full
12 licensure; and
13 (7) the applicant has paid the required fee; fees shall
14 not be refundable.
15 (c) Each director of a department that issues an
16occupational or professional license is authorized to and shall
17issue an expedited temporary occupational or professional
18license to the spouse of a service member who meets the
19requirements under this Section. The temporary occupational or
20professional license shall be valid for 6 months after the date
21of issuance or until a license is granted or a notice to deny a
22license is issued in accordance with rules adopted by the
23department issuing the license, whichever occurs first. No
24temporary occupational or professional license shall be
25renewed. Review and determination of an application for a
26license shall be expedited by the department within 60 days

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1after the date on which the applicant provides the department
2with all necessary documentation required for licensure. An
3expedited license shall be issued by the department to any
4spouse of a service member meeting the application requirements
5of this Section, regardless of whether the spouse or the
6service member currently reside in this State. The spouse of a
7service member shall apply to the department on forms provided
8by the department. An application must include proof that:
9 (1) the applicant is the spouse of a service member;
10 (2) the applicant holds a valid license in good
11 standing for the occupation or profession issued by another
12 state, commonwealth, possession, or territory of the
13 United States, the District of Columbia, or any foreign
14 jurisdiction and the requirements for licensure in the
15 other jurisdiction are determined by the department to be
16 substantially equivalent to the standards for licensure of
17 this State;
18 (3) the applicant's spouse is assigned to a duty
19 station in this State, or has established legal residence
20 in this State, or will reside in this State within 6 months
21 after the date of application;
22 (4) a complete set of the applicant's fingerprints has
23 been submitted to the Department of State Police for
24 statewide and national criminal history checks, if
25 applicable to the requirements of the department issuing
26 the license; the applicant shall pay the fee to the

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1 Department of State Police or to the fingerprint vendor for
2 electronic fingerprint processing; no temporary
3 occupational or professional license shall be issued to an
4 applicant if the statewide or national criminal history
5 check discloses information that would cause the denial of
6 an application for licensure under any applicable
7 occupational or professional licensing Act;
8 (5) the applicant is not ineligible for licensure
9 pursuant to Section 2105-165 of the Civil Administrative
10 Code of Illinois;
11 (6) the applicant has submitted an application for full
12 licensure; and
13 (7) the applicant has paid the required fee; fees shall
14 not be refundable.
15 (c-5) If a service member or his or her spouse relocates
16from this State, he or she shall be provided an opportunity to
17place his or her license in inactive status through
18coordination with the military liaison. If the service member
19or his or her spouse returns to this State, he or she may
20reactivate the license in accordance with the statutory
21provisions regulating the profession and any applicable
22administrative rules. The license reactivation shall be
23expedited and completed within 30 days after receipt of a
24completed application to reactivate the license. A license
25reactivation is only applicable when the valid license for
26which the first issuance of a license was predicated is still

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1valid and in good standing. An application to reactivate a
2license must include proof that the applicant still holds a
3valid license in good standing for the occupation or profession
4issued in another State, commonwealth, possession, or
5territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or
6any foreign jurisdiction.
7 (d) All relevant experience of a service member or his or
8her spouse in the discharge of official duties, including
9full-time and part-time experience, shall be credited in the
10calculation of any years of practice in an occupation or
11profession as may be required under any applicable occupational
12or professional licensing Act. All relevant training provided
13by the military and completed by a service member shall be
14credited to that service member as meeting any training or
15education requirement under any applicable occupational or
16professional licensing Act, provided that the training or
17education is determined by the department to be substantially
18equivalent to that required under any applicable Act and is not
19otherwise contrary to any other licensure requirement.
20 (e) A department may adopt any rules necessary for the
21implementation and administration of this Section and shall by
22rule provide for fees for the administration of this Section.
23(Source: P.A. 97-710, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)
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