State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 2/6/2018, by Sen. Michael E. Hastings


215 ILCS 5/401.3 new

    Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Creates an advisory council within the Department of Insurance to review and make recommendations to the Department regarding rules to be adopted by the Department concerning continuing education courses, course materials, curriculum, and credentials of instructors. Provides that the members shall be appointed by the Director of Insurance. Provides criteria for membership, length of terms, term limits, and quorum. Effective immediately.

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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 Illinois Insurance Code is amended by adding
5Section 401.3 as follows:
6    (215 ILCS 5/401.3 new)
7    Sec. 401.3. Advisory council; powers and duties. There is
8created within the Department an advisory council to review and
9make recommendations to the Department regarding rules to be
10adopted with respect to continuing education courses for which
11the approval of the Department is required under the provisions
12of this Code. In addition, the advisory council shall make
13recommendations to the Department regarding rules with respect
14to course materials, curriculum, and credentials of
16    The advisory council shall be comprised of 5 members
17appointed by the Director. One member shall be an educational
18instructor who has regularly provided educational offerings
19for more than 5 out of the last 10 years to individuals
20licensed under this Code. Three members shall be recommended by
21the leadership of 3 statewide trade organizations whose
22memberships are primarily composed of individuals licensed
23under this Code, none of which may come from the same



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1organization. One member shall represent a domestic company.
2    The members' terms shall be 3 years or until their
3successors are appointed, and the expiration of their terms
4shall be staggered. No individual may serve more than 3
5consecutive terms.
6    The Director shall appoint an employee of the Department to
7serve as the chairperson of the advisory council, ex officio,
8without a vote.
9    Three voting advisory council members shall constitute a
10quorum. A quorum is necessary for all advisory council
11decisions and recommendations.
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.