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Full Text of SB0338  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Treasurer Act is amended by changing
5Sections 0.02 and 0.03 as follows:
6    (15 ILCS 505/0.02)
7    Sec. 0.02. Transfer of powers. The rights, powers, duties,
8and functions vested in the Department of Financial
9Institutions to administer the Uniform Disposition of
10Unclaimed Property Act (superseded by the Revised Uniform
11Unclaimed Property Act) are transferred to the State Treasurer
12on July 1, 1999; provided, however, that the rights, powers,
13duties, and functions involving the examination of the records
14of any person that the State Treasurer has reason to believe
15has failed to report properly under this Act shall be
16transferred to the Office of Banks and Real Estate if the
17person is regulated by the Office of Banks and Real Estate
18under the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act,
19the Foreign Banking Office Act, the Illinois Savings and Loan
20Act of 1985, or the Savings Bank Act and shall be retained by
21the Department of Financial Institutions if the person is
22doing business in the State under the supervision of the
23Department of Financial Institutions, the National Credit



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1Union Administration, the Office of Thrift Supervision, or the
2Comptroller of the Currency.
3(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
4    (15 ILCS 505/0.03)
5    Sec. 0.03. Transfer of personnel.
6    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), personnel
7employed by the Department of Financial Institutions on June
830, 1999 to perform duties pertaining to the administration of
9the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (superseded
10by the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act) are transferred
11to the State Treasurer on July 1, 1999.
12    (b) In the case of a person employed by the Department of
13Financial Institutions to perform both duties pertaining to
14the administration of the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed
15Property Act (superseded by the Revised Uniform Unclaimed
16Property Act) and duties pertaining to a function retained by
17the Department of Financial Institutions, the State Treasurer,
18in consultation with the Director of Financial Institutions,
19shall determine whether to transfer the employee to the Office
20of the State Treasurer; until this determination has been
21made, the transfer shall not take effect.
22    (c) The rights of State employees, the State, and its
23agencies under the Personnel Code and applicable collective
24bargaining agreements and retirement plans are not affected by
25this amendatory Act of 1999, except that all positions



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1transferred to the State Treasurer shall be subject to the
2State Treasurer Employment Code effective July 1, 2000.
3    All transferred employees who are members of collective
4bargaining units shall retain their seniority, continuous
5service, salary, and accrued benefits. During the pendency of
6the existing collective bargaining agreement, the rights
7provided for under that agreement and memoranda and
8supplements to that agreement, including but not limited to,
9the rights of employees performing duties pertaining to the
10administration of the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed
11Property Act (superseded by the Revised Uniform Unclaimed
12Property Act) to positions in other State agencies and the
13right of employees in other State agencies covered by the
14agreement to positions performing duties pertaining to the
15administration of the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed
16Property Act (superseded by the Revised Uniform Unclaimed
17Property Act), shall not be abridged.
18    The State Treasurer shall continue to honor during their
19pendency all bargaining agreements in effect at the time of
20the transfer and to recognize all collective bargaining
21representatives for the employees who perform or will perform
22functions transferred by this amendatory Act of 1999. For all
23purposes with respect to the management of the existing
24agreement and the negotiation and management of any successor
25agreements, the State Treasurer shall be deemed to be the
26employer of employees who perform or will perform functions



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1transferred to the Office of the State Treasurer by this
2amendatory Act of 1999; provided that the Illinois Department
3of Central Management Services shall be a party to any
4grievance or arbitration proceeding held pursuant to the
5provisions of the collective bargaining agreement which
6involves the movement of employees from the Office of the
7State Treasurer to an agency under the jurisdiction of the
8Governor covered by the agreement.
9(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
10    Section 10. The Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act is
11amended by changing Sections 15-102, 15-201, 15-202, 15-210,
1215-213, 15-401, 15-503, 15-603, 15-607, 15-905, 15-906,
1315-1002.1, 15-1004, 15-1401, and 15-1402 as follows:
14    (765 ILCS 1026/15-102)
15    Sec. 15-102. Definitions. In this Act:
16        (1) "Administrator" means the State Treasurer.
17        (2) "Administrator's agent" means a person with which
18    the administrator contracts to conduct an examination
19    under Article 10 on behalf of the administrator. The term
20    includes an independent contractor of the person and each
21    individual participating in the examination on behalf of
22    the person or contractor.
23        (2.5) (Blank).
24        (3) "Apparent owner" means a person whose name appears



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1    on the records of a holder as the owner of property held,
2    issued, or owing by the holder.
3        (4) "Business association" means a corporation, joint
4    stock company, investment company, unincorporated
5    association, joint venture, limited liability company,
6    business trust, trust company, land bank, safe deposit
7    company, safekeeping depository, financial organization,
8    insurance company, federally chartered entity, utility,
9    sole proprietorship, or other business entity, whether or
10    not for profit.
11        (5) "Confidential information" means information that
12    is "personal information" under the Personal Information
13    Protection Act, "private information" under the Freedom of
14    Information Act or personal information contained within
15    public records, the disclosure of which would constitute a
16    clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, unless
17    the disclosure is consented to in writing by the
18    individual subjects of the information as provided in the
19    Freedom of Information Act.
20        (6) "Domicile" means:
21            (A) for a corporation, the state of its
22        incorporation;
23            (B) for a business association whose formation
24        requires a filing with a state, other than a
25        corporation, the state of its filing;
26            (C) for a federally chartered entity or an



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1        investment company registered under the Investment
2        Company Act of 1940, the state of its home office; and
3            (D) for any other holder, the state of its
4        principal place of business.
5        (7) "Electronic" means relating to technology having
6    electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical,
7    electromagnetic, or similar capabilities.
8        (8) "Electronic mail" means a communication by
9    electronic means which is automatically retained and
10    stored and may be readily accessed or retrieved.
11        (8.5) "Escheat fee" means any charge imposed solely by
12    virtue of property being reported as presumed abandoned.
13        (9) "Financial organization" means a bank, savings
14    bank, foreign bank, corporate fiduciary, currency
15    exchange, money transmitter, or credit union.
16        (10) "Game-related digital content" means digital
17    content that exists only in an electronic game or
18    electronic-game platform. The term:
19            (A) includes:
20                (i) game-play currency such as a virtual
21            wallet, even if denominated in United States
22            currency; and
23                (ii) the following if for use or redemption
24            only within the game or platform or another
25            electronic game or electronic-game platform:
26                    (I) points sometimes referred to as gems,



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1                tokens, gold, and similar names; and
2                    (II) digital codes; and
3            (B) does not include an item that the issuer:
4                (i) permits to be redeemed for use outside a
5            game or platform for:
6                    (I) money; or
7                    (II) goods or services that have more than
8                minimal value; or
9                (ii) otherwise monetizes for use outside a
10            game or platform.
11        (11) "Gift card" means a record evidencing a promise
12    made for consideration by the seller or issuer of the
13    record that goods, services, or money will be provided to
14    the owner of the record to the value or amount shown in the
15    record that is either:
16            (A) a record:
17                (i) issued on a prepaid basis primarily for
18            personal, family, or household purposes to a
19            consumer in a specified amount;
20                (ii) the value of which does not expire;
21                (iii) that is not subject to a dormancy,
22            inactivity, or post-sale service fee;
23                (iv) that is redeemable upon presentation for
24            goods or services; and
25                (v) that, unless required by law, may not be
26            redeemed for or converted into money or otherwise



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1            monetized by the issuer; or
2            (B) a prepaid commercial mobile radio service, as
3        defined in 47 CFR C.F.R. 20.3, as amended.
4        (12) "Holder" means a person obligated to hold for the
5    account of, or to deliver or pay to, the owner, property
6    subject to this Act.
7        (13) "Insurance company" means an association,
8    corporation, or fraternal or mutual-benefit organization,
9    whether or not for profit, engaged in the business of
10    providing life endowments, annuities, or insurance,
11    including accident, burial, casualty, credit-life,
12    contract-performance, dental, disability, fidelity, fire,
13    health, hospitalization, illness, life, malpractice,
14    marine, mortgage, surety, wage-protection, and
15    worker-compensation insurance.
16        (14) "Loyalty card" means a record given without
17    direct monetary consideration under an award, reward,
18    benefit, loyalty, incentive, rebate, or promotional
19    program which may be used or redeemed only to obtain goods
20    or services or a discount on goods or services. The term
21    does not include a record that may be redeemed for money or
22    otherwise monetized by the issuer.
23        (15) "Mineral" means gas, oil, coal, oil shale, other
24    gaseous liquid or solid hydrocarbon, cement material, sand
25    and gravel, road material, building stone, chemical raw
26    material, gemstone, fissionable and nonfissionable ores,



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1    colloidal and other clay, steam and other geothermal
2    resources, and any other substance defined as a mineral by
3    law of this State other than this Act.
4        (16) "Mineral proceeds" means an amount payable for
5    extraction, production, or sale of minerals, or, on the
6    abandonment of the amount, an amount that becomes payable
7    after abandonment. The term includes an amount payable:
8            (A) for the acquisition and retention of a mineral
9        lease, including a bonus, royalty, compensatory
10        royalty, shut-in royalty, minimum royalty, and delay
11        rental;
12            (B) for the extraction, production, or sale of
13        minerals, including a net revenue interest, royalty,
14        overriding royalty, extraction payment, and production
15        payment; and
16            (C) under an agreement or option, including a
17        joint-operating agreement, unit agreement, pooling
18        agreement, and farm-out agreement.
19        (17) "Money order" means a payment order for a
20    specified amount of money. The term includes an express
21    money order and a personal money order on which the
22    remitter is the purchaser.
23        (18) "Municipal bond" means a bond or evidence of
24    indebtedness issued by a municipality or other political
25    subdivision of a state.
26        (19) "Net card value" means the original purchase



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1    price or original issued value of a stored-value card,
2    plus amounts added to the original price or value, minus
3    amounts used and any service charge, fee, or dormancy
4    charge permitted by law.
5        (20) "Non-freely transferable security" means a
6    security that cannot be delivered to the administrator by
7    the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation or similar
8    custodian of securities providing post-trade clearing and
9    settlement services to financial markets or cannot be
10    delivered because there is no agent to effect transfer.
11    The term includes a worthless security.
12        (21) "Owner", unless the context otherwise requires,
13    means a person that has a legal, beneficial, or equitable
14    interest in property subject to this Act or the person's
15    legal representative when acting on behalf of the owner.
16    The term includes:
17            (A) a depositor, for a deposit;
18            (B) a beneficiary, for a trust other than a
19        deposit in trust;
20            (C) a creditor, claimant, or payee, for other
21        property; and
22            (D) the lawful bearer of a record that may be used
23        to obtain money, a reward, or a thing of value.
24        (22) "Payroll card" means a record that evidences a
25    payroll-card account as defined in Regulation E, 12 CFR
26    Part 1005, as amended.



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1        (23) "Person" means an individual, estate, business
2    association, public corporation, government or
3    governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or
4    other legal entity, whether or not for profit.
5        (24) "Property" means tangible property described in
6    Section 15-201 or a fixed and certain interest in
7    intangible property held, issued, or owed in the course of
8    a holder's business or by a government, governmental
9    subdivision, agency, or instrumentality. The term:
10            (A) includes all income from or increments to the
11        property;
12            (B) includes property referred to as or evidenced
13        by:
14                (i) money, virtual currency, interest, or a
15            dividend, check, draft, deposit, or payroll card;
16                (ii) a credit balance, customer's overpayment,
17            stored-value card, security deposit, refund,
18            credit memorandum, unpaid wage, unused ticket for
19            which the issuer has an obligation to provide a
20            refund, mineral proceeds, or unidentified
21            remittance;
22                (iii) a security except for:
23                    (I) a worthless security; or
24                    (II) a security that is subject to a lien,
25                legal hold, or restriction evidenced on the
26                records of the holder or imposed by operation



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1                of law, if the lien, legal hold, or
2                restriction restricts the holder's or owner's
3                ability to receive, transfer, sell, or
4                otherwise negotiate the security;
5                (iv) a bond, debenture, note, or other
6            evidence of indebtedness;
7                (v) money deposited to redeem a security, make
8            a distribution, or pay a dividend;
9                (vi) an amount due and payable under an
10            annuity contract or insurance policy;
11                (vii) an amount distributable from a trust or
12            custodial fund established under a plan to provide
13            health, welfare, pension, vacation, severance,
14            retirement, death, stock purchase, profit-sharing,
15            employee-savings, supplemental-unemployment
16            insurance, or a similar benefit; and
17                (viii) any instrument on which a financial
18            organization or business association is directly
19            liable; and
20            (C) does not include:
21                (i) game-related digital content;
22                (ii) a loyalty card;
23                (iii) a gift card; or
24                (iv) funds on deposit or held in trust
25            pursuant to Section 16 of the Illinois Pre-Need
26            Cemetery Sales Act.



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1        (25) "Putative holder" means a person believed by the
2    administrator to be a holder, until the person pays or
3    delivers to the administrator property subject to this Act
4    or the administrator or a court makes a final
5    determination that the person is or is not a holder.
6        (26) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a
7    tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or
8    other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. The
9    phrase "records of the holder" includes records maintained
10    by a third party that has contracted with the holder.
11        (27) "Security" means:
12            (A) a security as defined in Article 8 of the
13        Uniform Commercial Code;
14            (B) a security entitlement as defined in Article 8
15        of the Uniform Commercial Code, including a customer
16        security account held by a registered broker-dealer,
17        to the extent the financial assets held in the
18        security account are not:
19                (i) registered on the books of the issuer in
20            the name of the person for which the broker-dealer
21            holds the assets;
22                (ii) payable to the order of the person; or
23                (iii) specifically indorsed to the person; or
24            (C) an equity interest in a business association
25        not included in subparagraph (A) or (B).
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1    or adopt a record:
2            (A) to execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
3            (B) to attach to or logically associate with the
4        record an electronic symbol, sound, or process.
5        (29) "State" means a state of the United States, the
6    District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the
7    United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular
8    possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United
9    States.
10        (30) "Stored-value card" means a card, code, or other
11    device that is:
12            (A) issued on a prepaid basis primarily for
13        personal, family, or household purposes to a consumer
14        in a specified amount, whether or not that amount may
15        be increased or reloaded in exchange for payment; and
16            (B) redeemable upon presentation at multiple
17        unaffiliated merchants for goods or services or usable
18        at automated teller machines; and
19        "Stored-value card" does not include a gift card,
20    payroll card, loyalty card, or game-related digital
21    content.
22        (31) "Utility" means a person that owns or operates
23    for public use a plant, equipment, real property,
24    franchise, or license for the following public services:
25            (A) transmission of communications or information;
26            (B) production, storage, transmission, sale,



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1        delivery, or furnishing of electricity, water, steam,
2        or gas; or
3            (C) provision of sewage or septic services, or
4        trash, garbage, or recycling disposal.
5        (32) "Virtual currency" means any type of a digital
6    unit, including cryptocurrency, representation of value
7    used as a medium of exchange, unit of account, or a form of
8    digitally stored store of value, which does not have legal
9    tender status recognized by the United States. The term
10    does not include:
11            (A) the software or protocols governing the
12        transfer of the digital representation of value;
13            (B) game-related digital content; or
14            (C) a loyalty card or gift card.
15        (33) "Worthless security" means a security whose cost
16    of liquidation and delivery to the administrator would
17    exceed the value of the security on the date a report is
18    due under this Act.
19(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18;
20101-552, eff. 1-1-20.)
21    (765 ILCS 1026/15-201)
22    Sec. 15-201. When property presumed abandoned. Subject to
23Section 15-210, the following property is presumed abandoned
24if it is unclaimed by the apparent owner during the period
25specified below:



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1        (1) a traveler's check, 15 years after issuance;
2        (2) a money order, 5 7 years after issuance;
3        (3) any instrument on which a financial organization
4    or business association is directly liable, other than a
5    money order, 3 years after issuance;
6        (4) a state or municipal bond, bearer bond, or
7    original-issue-discount bond, 3 years after the earliest
8    of the date the bond matures or is called or the obligation
9    to pay the principal of the bond arises;
10        (5) a debt of a business association, 3 years after
11    the obligation to pay arises;
12        (6) financial organization deposits as follows:
13            (i) a demand deposit, 3 years after the date of the
14        last indication of interest in the property by the
15        apparent owner;
16            (ii) a savings deposit, 3 years after the date of
17        last indication of interest in the property by the
18        apparent owner;
19            (iii) a time deposit for which the owner has not
20        consented to automatic renewal of the time deposit, 3
21        years after the later of maturity or the date of the
22        last indication of interest in the property by the
23        apparent owner;
24            (iv) an automatically renewable time deposit for
25        which the owner consented to the automatic renewal in
26        a record on file with the holder, 3 years after the



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1        date of last indication of interest in the property by
2        the apparent owner, following the completion of the
3        initial term of the time deposit and one automatic
4        renewal term of the time deposit a demand, savings, or
5        time deposit, 3 years after the later of maturity or
6        the date of the last indication of interest in the
7        property by the apparent owner, except for a deposit
8        that is automatically renewable, 3 years after its
9        initial date of maturity unless the apparent owner
10        consented in a record on file with the holder to
11        renewal at or about the time of the renewal;
12        (6.5) virtual currency, 5 years after the last
13    indication of interest in the property;
14        (7) money or a credit owed to a customer as a result of
15    a retail business transaction, other than in-store credit
16    for returned merchandise, 3 years after the obligation
17    arose;
18        (8) an amount owed by an insurance company on a life or
19    endowment insurance policy or an annuity contract that has
20    matured or terminated, 3 years after the obligation to pay
21    arose under the terms of the policy or contract or, if a
22    policy or contract for which an amount is owed on proof of
23    death has not matured by proof of the death of the insured
24    or annuitant, as follows:
25            (A) with respect to an amount owed on a life or
26        endowment insurance policy, the earlier of:



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1                (i) 3 years after the death of the insured; or
2                (ii) 2 years after the insured has attained,
3            or would have attained if living, the limiting age
4            under the mortality table on which the reserve for
5            the policy is based; and
6            (B) with respect to an amount owed on an annuity
7        contract, 3 years after the death of the annuitant.
8        (9) funds on deposit or held in trust pursuant to the
9    Illinois Funeral or Burial Funds Act, the earliest of:
10            (A) 2 years after the date of death of the
11        beneficiary;
12            (B) one year after the date the beneficiary has
13        attained, or would have attained if living, the age of
14        105 where the holder does not know whether the
15        beneficiary is deceased;
16            (C) 40 years after the contract for prepayment was
17        executed, unless the apparent owner has indicated an
18        interest in the property more than 40 years after the
19        contract for prepayment was executed, in which case, 3
20        years after the last indication of interest in the
21        property by the apparent owner;
22        (10) property distributable by a business association
23    in the course of dissolution or distributions from the
24    termination of a retirement plan, one year after the
25    property becomes distributable;
26        (11) property held by a court, including property



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1    received as proceeds of a class action, 3 years after the
2    property becomes distributable;
3        (12) property held by a government or governmental
4    subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, including
5    municipal bond interest and unredeemed principal under the
6    administration of a paying agent or indenture trustee, 3
7    years after the property becomes distributable;
8        (13) wages, commissions, bonuses, or reimbursements to
9    which an employee is entitled, or other compensation for
10    personal services, including amounts held on a payroll
11    card, one year after the amount becomes payable;
12        (14) a deposit or refund owed to a subscriber by a
13    utility, one year after the deposit or refund becomes
14    payable, except that any capital credits or patronage
15    capital retired, returned, refunded or tendered to a
16    member of an electric cooperative, as defined in Section
17    3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, or a telephone or
18    telecommunications cooperative, as defined in Section
19    13-212 of the Public Utilities Act, that has remained
20    unclaimed by the person appearing on the records of the
21    entitled cooperative for more than 2 years, shall not be
22    subject to, or governed by, any other provisions of this
23    Act, but rather shall be used by the cooperative for the
24    benefit of the general membership of the cooperative; and
25        (15) property not specified in this Section or
26    Sections 15-202 through 15-208, the earlier of 3 years



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1    after the owner first has a right to demand the property or
2    the obligation to pay or distribute the property arises.
3    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section
415-201, and subject to Section 15-210, a deceased owner cannot
5indicate interest in his or her property. If the owner is
6deceased and the abandonment period for the owner's property
7specified in this Section 15-201 is greater than 2 years, then
8the property, other than an amount owed by an insurance
9company on a life or endowment insurance policy or an annuity
10contract that has matured or terminated, shall instead be
11presumed abandoned 2 years from the date of the owner's last
12indication of interest in the property.
13(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18;
14101-552, eff. 1-1-20.)
15    (765 ILCS 1026/15-202)
16    Sec. 15-202. When tax-deferred and tax-exempt retirement
17accounts account presumed abandoned.
18    (a) Subject to Section 15-210, property held in a pension
19account or retirement account that qualifies for tax deferral
20or tax exemption under the income-tax laws of the United
21States is presumed abandoned if it is unclaimed by the
22apparent owner after the later of:
23        (1) 3 years after the following dates:
24            (A) except as in subparagraph (B), the date a
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1        States mail to the apparent owner is returned to the
2        holder undelivered by the United States Postal
3        Service; or
4            (B) if such communication is re-sent within 30
5        days after the date the first communication is
6        returned undelivered, the date the second
7        communication was returned undelivered by the United
8        States Postal Service; or
9        (2) the earlier of the following dates:
10            (A) 3 years after the date the apparent owner
11        becomes 72 70.5 years of age, if determinable by the
12        holder; or
13            (B) one year after the date of mandatory
14        distribution following death if the Internal Revenue
15        Code requires distribution to avoid a tax penalty and
16        the holder:
17                (i) receives confirmation of the death of the
18            apparent owner in the ordinary course of its
19            business; or
20                (ii) confirms the death of the apparent owner
21            under subsection (b).
22    (b) If a holder in the ordinary course of its business
23receives notice or an indication of the death of an apparent
24owner and subsection (a)(2) applies, the holder shall attempt
25not later than 90 days after receipt of the notice or
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1    (c) If the holder does not send communications to the
2apparent owner of an account described in subsection (a) by
3first-class United States mail on at least an annual basis,
4the holder shall attempt to confirm the apparent owner's
5interest in the property by sending the apparent owner an
6electronic-mail communication not later than 2 years after the
7apparent owner's last indication of interest in the property.
8However, the holder promptly shall attempt to contact the
9apparent owner by first-class United States mail if:
10        (1) the holder does not have information needed to
11    send the apparent owner an electronic mail communication
12    or the holder believes that the apparent owner's
13    electronic mail address in the holder's records is not
14    valid;
15        (2) the holder receives notification that the
16    electronic-mail communication was not received; or
17        (3) the apparent owner does not respond to the
18    electronic-mail communication within 30 days after the
19    communication was sent.
20    (d) If first-class United States mail sent under
21subsection (c) is returned to the holder undelivered by the
22United States Postal Service, the property is presumed
23abandoned 3 years after the later of:
24        (1) except as in paragraph (2), the date a
25    communication to contact the apparent owner sent by
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1    undelivered;
2        (2) if such communication is re-sent within 30 days
3    after the date the first communication is returned
4    undelivered, the date the second communication was
5    returned undelivered; or
6        (3) the date established by subsection (a)(2).
7(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
8    (765 ILCS 1026/15-210)
9    Sec. 15-210. Indication of apparent owner interest in
11    (a) The period after which property is presumed abandoned
12is measured from the later of:
13        (1) the date the property is presumed abandoned under
14    this Article; or
15        (2) the latest indication of interest by the apparent
16    owner in the property.
17    (b) Under this Act, an indication of an apparent owner's
18interest in property includes:
19        (1) a record communicated by the apparent owner to the
20    holder or agent of the holder concerning the property or
21    the account in which the property is held;
22        (2) an oral communication by the apparent owner to the
23    holder or agent of the holder concerning the property or
24    the account in which the property is held, if the holder or
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1    of the fact of the apparent owner's communication;
2        (3) presentment of a check or other instrument of
3    payment of a dividend, interest payment, or other
4    distribution, or evidence of receipt of a distribution
5    made by electronic or similar means, with respect to an
6    account, underlying security, or interest in a business
7    association;
8        (4) activity directed by an apparent owner in the
9    account in which the property is held, including accessing
10    the account or information concerning the account, or a
11    direction by the apparent owner to increase, decrease, or
12    otherwise change the amount or type of property held in
13    the account;
14        (5) a deposit into or withdrawal from an account at a
15    financial organization, except for a recurring Automated
16    Clearing House (ACH) debit or credit previously authorized
17    by the apparent owner or an automatic reinvestment of
18    dividends or interest; and
19        (6) subject to subsection (e), payment of a premium on
20    an insurance policy.
21    (c) An action by an agent or other representative of an
22apparent owner, other than the holder acting as the apparent
23owner's agent, is presumed to be an action on behalf of the
24apparent owner.
25    (d) A communication with an apparent owner by a person
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1indication of interest in the property by the apparent owner
2unless a record of the communication evidences the apparent
3owner's knowledge of a right to the property.
4    (e) If the insured dies or the insured or beneficiary of an
5insurance policy otherwise becomes entitled to the proceeds
6before depletion of the cash surrender value of the policy by
7operation of an automatic-premium-loan provision or other
8nonforfeiture provision contained in the policy, the operation
9does not prevent the policy from maturing or terminating.
10    (f) If the apparent owner has another property with the
11holder to which Section 201(6) applies, then activity directed
12by an apparent owner in any other accounts, including loan
13accounts, at a financial organization holding an inactive
14account of the apparent owner shall be an indication of
15interest in all such accounts if:
16            (A) the apparent owner engages in one or more of
17        the following activities:
18                (i) the apparent owner undertakes one or more
19            of the actions described in subsection (b) of this
20            Section regarding any of the other accounts the
21            apparent owner has with the financial organization
22            account that appears on a consolidated statement
23            with the inactive account;
24                (ii) the apparent owner increases or decreases
25            the amount of funds in any other account the
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1            organization; or
2                (iii) the apparent owner engages in any other
3            relationship with the financial organization,
4            including payment of any amounts due on a loan;
5            and
6            (B) the foregoing apply so long as the mailing
7        address for the apparent owner in the financial
8        organization's books and records is the same for both
9        the inactive account and the active account.
10(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
11    (765 ILCS 1026/15-213)
12    Sec. 15-213. United States savings bonds.
13    (a) As used in this Section, "United States savings bond"
14means property, tangible or intangible, in the form of a
15savings bond issued by the United States Treasury, whether in
16paper, electronic, or paperless form, along with all proceeds
17thereof in the possession of the administrator.
18    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the
19contrary, a United States savings bond subject to this Section
20or held or owing in this State by any person is presumed
21abandoned when such bond has remained unclaimed and unredeemed
22for 5 years after its date of final extended maturity.
23    (c) United States savings bonds that are presumed
24abandoned and unclaimed under subsection (b) shall escheat to
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1to and ownership of the United States savings bonds, or
2proceeds from the bonds, including all rights, powers, and
3privileges of survivorship of any owner, co-owner, or
4beneficiary, shall vest solely in the State according to the
5procedure set forth in subsections (d) through (f).
6    (d) Within 180 days after a United States savings bond has
7been presumed abandoned, in the absence of a claim having been
8filed with the administrator for the savings bond, the
9administrator shall commence a civil action in the Circuit
10Court of Sangamon County for a determination that the United
11States savings bonds has escheated to the State. The
12administrator may postpone the bringing of the action until
13sufficient United States savings bonds have accumulated in the
14administrator's custody to justify the expense of the
16    (e) The administrator shall make service by publication in
17the civil action in accordance with Sections 2-206 and 2-207
18of the Code of Civil Procedure, which shall include the filing
19with the Circuit Court of Sangamon County of the affidavit
20required in Section 2-206 of that Code by an employee of the
21administrator with personal knowledge of the efforts made to
22contact the owners of United States savings bonds presumed
23abandoned under this Section. In addition to the diligent
24inquiries made pursuant to Section 2-206 of the Code of Civil
25Procedure, the administrator may also utilize additional
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1who may own a United States savings bond registered to a person
2with a last known address in the State of Illinois subject to a
3civil action pursuant to subsection (d).
4    (f) The owner of a United States savings bond registered
5to a person with a last known address in the State of Illinois
6subject to a civil action pursuant to subsection (d) may file a
7claim for such United States savings bond with either the
8administrator or by filing a claim in the civil action in the
9Circuit Court of Sangamon County in which the savings bond
10registered to that person is at issue prior to the entry of a
11final judgment by the Circuit Court pursuant to this
12subsection, and unless the Circuit Court determines that such
13United States savings bond is not owned by the claimant, then
14such United States savings bond shall no longer be presumed
15abandoned. If no person files a claim or appears at the hearing
16to substantiate a disputed claim or if the court determines
17that a claimant is not entitled to the property claimed by the
18claimant, then the court, if satisfied by evidence that the
19administrator has substantially complied with the laws of this
20State, shall enter a judgment that the United States savings
21bonds have escheated to this State, and all property rights
22and legal title to and ownership of such United States savings
23bonds or proceeds from such bonds, including all rights,
24powers, and privileges of survivorship of any owner, co-owner,
25or beneficiary, shall vest in this State.
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1Fiscal Service of the United States Treasury the United States
2savings bonds escheated to the State and deposit the proceeds
3from the redemption of United States savings bonds into the
4Unclaimed Property Trust Fund.
5    (h) Any person making a claim for the United States
6savings bonds escheated to the State under this subsection, or
7for the proceeds from such bonds, may file a claim with the
8administrator. Upon providing sufficient proof of the validity
9of such person's claim, the administrator may, in his or her
10sole discretion, pay such claim. If payment has been made to
11any claimant, no action thereafter may be maintained by any
12other claimant against the State or any officer thereof for or
13on account of such funds.
14(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
15    (765 ILCS 1026/15-401)
16    Sec. 15-401. Report required by holder.
17    (a) A holder of property presumed abandoned and subject to
18the custody of the administrator shall report in a record to
19the administrator concerning the property. A holder shall
20report via the internet in a format approved by the
21administrator, unless the administrator gives a holder
22specific permission to file a paper report.
23    (b) A holder may contract with a third party to make the
24report required under subsection (a).
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1under subsection (b), the holder is responsible:
2        (1) to the administrator for the complete, accurate,
3    and timely reporting of property presumed abandoned; and
4        (2) for paying or delivering to the administrator
5    property described in the report.
6    (d) A business association who has no reportable property
7shall so report to the administrator on forms via the Internet
8in a format approved by the administrator if the business
9association has:
10        (1) annual sales of more than $1,000,000;
11        (2) securities that are publicly traded;
12        (3) a net worth of more than $10,000,000; or
13        (4) more than 100 employees.
14    The administrator may increase one or more of the
15thresholds for filing a negative report by administrative
17(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
18    (765 ILCS 1026/15-503)
19    Sec. 15-503. Notice by administrator.
20    (a) The administrator shall give notice to an apparent
21owner that property presumed abandoned and appears to be owned
22by the apparent owner is held by the administrator under this
24    (b) In providing notice under subsection (a), the
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1        (1) except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2),
2    send written notice by first-class United States mail to
3    each apparent owner of property valued at $100 or more
4    held by the administrator, unless the administrator
5    determines that a mailing by first-class United States
6    mail would not be received by the apparent owner, and, in
7    the case of a security held in an account for which the
8    apparent owner had consented to receiving electronic mail
9    from the holder, send notice by electronic mail if the
10    electronic-mail address of the apparent owner is known to
11    the administrator instead of by first-class United States
12    mail; or
13        (2) send the notice to the apparent owner's
14    electronic-mail address if the administrator does not have
15    a valid United States mail address for an apparent owner,
16    but has an electronic-mail address that the administrator
17    does not know to be invalid.
18    (c) In addition to the notice under subsection (b), the
19administrator shall:
20        (1) publish every 6 months in at least one English
21    language newspaper of general circulation in each county
22    in this State notice of property held by the administrator
23    which must include:
24            (A) the total value of property received by the
25        administrator during the preceding 6-month period,
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1            (B) the total value of claims paid by the
2        administrator during the preceding 6-month period;
3            (C) the Internet web address of the unclaimed
4        property website maintained by the administrator;
5            (D) an a telephone number and electronic-mail
6        address to contact the administrator to inquire about
7        or claim property; and
8            (E) a statement that a person may access the
9        Internet by a computer to search for unclaimed
10        property and a computer may be available as a service
11        to the public at a local public library.
12        (2) The administrator shall maintain a website
13    accessible by the public and electronically searchable
14    which contains the names reported to the administrator of
15    apparent owners for whom property is being held by the
16    administrator. The administrator need not list property on
17    such website when: no owner name was reported, a claim has
18    been initiated or is pending for the property, the
19    administrator has made direct contact with the apparent
20    owner of the property, and in other instances where the
21    administrator reasonably believes exclusion of the
22    property is in the best interests of both the State and the
23    owner of the property.
24    (d) The website or database maintained under subsection
25(c)(2) must include instructions for filing with the
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1with instructions. The website may also provide a printable
2claim form with instructions for its use.
3    (e) Tax return identification of apparent owners of
4abandoned property.
5        (1) At least annually the administrator shall notify
6    the Department of Revenue of the names of persons
7    appearing to be owners of abandoned property under this
8    Section. The administrator shall also provide to the
9    Department of Revenue the social security numbers of the
10    persons, if available.
11        (2) The Department of Revenue shall notify the
12    administrator if any person under subsection (e)(1) has
13    filed an Illinois income tax return and shall provide the
14    administrator with the last known address of the person as
15    it appears in Department of Revenue records, except as
16    prohibited by federal law. The Department of Revenue may
17    also provide additional addresses for the same taxpayer
18    from the records of the Department, except as prohibited
19    by federal law.
20        (3) In order to facilitate the return of property
21    under this subsection, the administrator and the
22    Department of Revenue may enter into an interagency
23    agreement concerning protection of confidential
24    information, data match rules, and other issues.
25        (4) The administrator may deliver, as provided under
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1    owing to a person matched under this Section without the
2    person filing a claim under Section 15-903 of this Act if
3    the following conditions are met:
4            (A) the value of the property that is owed the
5        person is $2,000 or less;
6            (B) the property is not either tangible property
7        or securities;
8            (C) the last known address for the person
9        according to the Department of Revenue records is less
10        than 12 months old; and
11            (D) the administrator has evidence sufficient to
12        establish that the person who appears in Department of
13        Revenue records is the owner of the property and the
14        owner currently resides at the last known address from
15        the Department of Revenue.
16        (5) If the value of the property that is owed the
17    person is greater than $2,000, or is tangible property or
18    securities the administrator shall provide notice to the
19    person, informing the person that he or she is the owner of
20    abandoned property held by the State and may file a claim
21    with the administrator for return of the property.
22        (6) The administrator does not need to notify the
23    Department of Revenue of the names or social security
24    numbers of apparent owners of abandoned property if the
25    administrator reasonably believes that the Department of
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1    provide sufficient evidence to establish that the person
2    in the Department of Revenue's records is the apparent
3    owner of unclaimed property in the custody of the
4    administrator.
5    (f) The administrator may use additional databases to
6verify the identity of the person and that the person
7currently resides at the last known address. The administrator
8may utilize publicly and commercially available databases to
9find and update or add information for apparent owners of
10property held by the administrator.
11    (g) In addition to giving notice under subsection (b),
12publishing the information under subsection (c)(1) and
13maintaining the website or database under subsection (c)(2),
14the administrator may use other printed publication,
15telecommunication, the Internet, or other media to inform the
16public of the existence of unclaimed property held by the
18    (h) Identification of apparent owners of abandoned
19property using other State databases.
20    (1) The administrator may enter into interagency
21agreements with the Secretary of State and the Illinois State
22Board of Elections to identify persons appearing to be owners
23of abandoned property with databases under the control of the
24Secretary of State and the Illinois State Board of Elections.
25Such interagency agreements shall include protection of
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1necessary and proper issues.
2    (2) Except as prohibited by federal law, after January 1,
32022 the administrator may provide the Secretary of State with
4names and other identifying information of persons appearing
5to be owners of abandoned property. The Secretary of State may
6provide the administrator with the last known address as it
7appears in its respective records of any person reasonably
8believed to be the apparent owner of abandoned property.
9    (3) The Illinois State Board of Elections shall, upon
10request, annually provide the administrator with electronic
11data or compilations of voter registration information. The
12administrator may use such electronic data or compilations of
13voter registration information to identify persons appearing
14to be owners of abandoned property.
15    (4) The administrator may deliver, as provided under
16Section 15-904, property or pay the amount owing to a person
17matched under this Section without the person filing a claim
18under Section 15-903 if:
19        (i) the value of the property that is owed the person
20    is $2,000 or less;
21        (ii) the property is not either tangible property or
22    securities;
23        (iii) the last known address for the person according
24    to the records of the Secretary of State or Illinois State
25    Board of Elections is less than 12 months old; and
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1    establish that the person who appears in the records of
2    the Secretary of State or Illinois State Board of
3    Elections is the owner of the property and the owner
4    currently resides at the last known address from the
5    Secretary of State or the Illinois State Board of
6    Elections.
7(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18.)
8    (765 ILCS 1026/15-603)
9    Sec. 15-603. Payment or delivery of property to
11    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, on
12filing a report under Section 15-401, the holder shall pay or
13deliver to the administrator the property described in the
15    (b) If property in a report under Section 15-401 is an
16automatically renewable time deposit and the holder determines
17that a penalty or forfeiture in the payment of interest would
18result from paying the deposit to the administrator at the
19time of the report, the date for reporting and delivering
20payment of the property to the administrator is extended until
21a penalty or forfeiture no longer would result from delivery
22of the property to the administrator. The holder shall report
23and deliver the property on the next regular date prescribed
24for reporting by the holder under this Act after this extended
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1administrator that the property is being reported on an
2extended date pursuant to this subsection (b) payment, if the
3holder informs the administrator of the extended date.
4    (c) Tangible property in a safe-deposit box may not be
5delivered to the administrator until a mutually agreed upon
6date that is no sooner than 60 days after filing the report
7under Section 15-401.
8    (d) If property reported to the administrator under
9Section 15-401 is a security, the administrator may:
10        (1) make an endorsement, instruction, or entitlement
11    order on behalf of the apparent owner to invoke the duty of
12    the issuer, its transfer agent, or the securities
13    intermediary to transfer the security; or
14        (2) dispose of the security under Section 15-702.
15    (e) If the holder of property reported to the
16administrator under Section 15-401 is the issuer of a
17certificated security, the administrator may obtain a
18replacement certificate in physical or book-entry form under
19Section 8-405 of the Uniform Commercial Code. An indemnity
20bond is not required.
21    (f) The administrator shall establish procedures for the
22registration, issuance, method of delivery, transfer, and
23maintenance of securities delivered to the administrator by a
25    (g) An issuer, holder, and transfer agent or other person
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1and on behalf of the issuer or holder is not liable to the
2apparent owner for a claim arising with respect to property
3after the property has been delivered to the administrator.
4    (h) A holder is not required to deliver to the
5administrator a security identified by the holder as a
6non-freely transferable security in a report filed under
7Section 15-401. If the administrator or holder determines that
8a security is no longer a non-freely transferable security,
9the holder shall report and deliver the security on the next
10regular date prescribed for delivery of securities by the
11holder under this Act. The holder shall make a determination
12annually whether a security identified in a report filed under
13Section 15-401 as a non-freely transferable security is no
14longer a non-freely transferable security.
15    (i) If property reported to the administrator is virtual
16currency, the holder shall liquidate the virtual currency and
17remit the proceeds to the administrator. The liquidation shall
18occur anytime within 30 days prior to the filing of the report
19under Section 15-401. The owner shall not have recourse
20against the holder or the administrator to recover any gain in
21value that occurs after the liquidation of the virtual
22currency under this subsection.
23(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
24    (765 ILCS 1026/15-607)
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1    (a) If property other than money is delivered to the
2administrator, the owner is entitled to receive from the
3administrator income or gain realized or accrued on the
4property before the property is sold.
5    (b) Before August 22, 2017 Except as provided in
6subsection (c), interest on money is not payable to an owner
7for periods where the property is in the possession of the
9    (c) Beginning on August 22, 2017, If an interest-bearing
10demand, savings, or time deposit is paid or delivered to the
11administrator on or after July 1, 2018, then the administrator
12shall pay interest to the owner of property in the form of
13money at the greater lesser of: (i) the percentage increase,
14if any, in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for
15all items published by the United States Department of Labor
16(CPI-U); or (ii) the actual rate of return the State Treasurer
17earned on the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund property earned
18while in the possession of the holder and reported to the
19administrator. Interest begins to accrue when the property in
20the form of money is delivered to the administrator or when the
21administrator converts property to money pursuant to Article 7
22and ends on the earlier of the expiration of 10 years after the
23property begins to accrue interest its delivery or the date on
24which payment is made to the owner. The administrator may
25establish by administrative rule more detailed methodologies
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1under this Section using CPI-U or the rate the property earned
2while in the possession of the holder.
3    (d) When paying interest to an owner pursuant to
4subsection (c), the administrator shall charge a one-time
5administrative fee of $5, deductible only from interest.
6(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18.)
7    (765 ILCS 1026/15-905)
8    Sec. 15-905. Allowance of claim for property.
9    (a) The administrator shall pay or deliver to the owner
10the property or pay to the owner the net proceeds of a sale of
11the property, together with income or gain to which the owner
12is entitled under Section 15-607. On request of the owner, the
13administrator may sell or liquidate property and pay the net
14proceeds to the owner, even if the property had been held by
15the administrator for less than 3 years or the administrator
16has not complied with the notice requirements under Section
18    (b) Property held under this Act by the administrator is
19subject to offset under Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller
21    (c) Any warrants issued by the Comptroller pursuant to a
22voucher from the administrator to pay an owner under this Act
23that are not presented to the Treasurer within 12 months of the
24date of issuance shall be void pursuant to Section 10.07 of the
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1State and shall instead be redeposited in the Unclaimed
2Property Trust Fund.
3    (d) The administrator shall be responsible for any tax
4reporting required by federal law related to payments made
5pursuant to this Act. The administrator may contract with a
6vendor to assist with the tax reporting duties required by
7this subsection.
8(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
9    (765 ILCS 1026/15-906)
10    Sec. 15-906. Action by person whose claim is denied. Not
11later than one year after filing a claim under subsection (a)
12of Section 15-903, the claimant may commence a contested case
13pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to
14establish a claim by the preponderance of the evidence after
15either receiving notice under subsection (b) of Section 15-904
1615-903 or the claim is deemed denied under subsection (b) (d)
17of Section 15-904 15-903.
18(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
19    (765 ILCS 1026/15-1002.1)
20    Sec. 15-1002.1. Examination of State-regulated financial
22    (a) Notwithstanding Section 15-1002 of this Act, for any
23financial organization for which the Department of Financial
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1regulator, the administrator shall not examine such financial
2institution unless the administrator has consulted with the
3Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation and the
4Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has not
5examined such financial organization for compliance with this
6Act within the past 5 years. The Secretary of Financial and
7Professional Regulation may waive in writing the provisions of
8this subsection (a) in order to permit the administrator to
9examine a financial organization or group of financial
10organizations for compliance with this Act.
11    (b) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit
12the administrator from examining a financial organization for
13which the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
14is not the primary prudential regulator. Further, nothing in
15this Act shall be construed to limit the authority of the
16Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to examine
17financial organizations.
18    (c) Notwithstanding Section 15-1002, the administrator
19may, at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice:
20        (1) examine the records of a financial organization
21    that is a federally chartered bank, savings bank, or
22    credit union if the administrator has reason to believe
23    that the financial organization has failed to comply with
24    this Act;
25        (2) issue an administrative subpoena requiring the
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1    organization to make records available for examination;
2    and
3        (3) bring an action seeking judicial enforcement of
4    the subpoena.
5    The administrator may adopt administrative rules that
6specify conditions under which the administrator has a reason
7to believe that a financial organization is not in compliance
8with this Act.
9(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18;
10101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)
11    (765 ILCS 1026/15-1004)
12    Sec. 15-1004. Records obtained in examination. Records
13obtained and records, including work papers, compiled by the
14administrator or administrator's agent in the course of
15conducting an examination under Section 15-1002 or Section
17        (1) are subject to the confidentiality and security
18    provisions of Article 14 and are exempt from disclosure
19    under the Freedom of Information Act;
20        (2) may be used by the administrator in an action to
21    collect property or otherwise enforce this Act;
22        (3) may be used in a joint examination conducted with
23    another state, the United States, a foreign country or
24    subordinate unit of a foreign country, or any other
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1    the examination is legally bound to maintain the
2    confidentiality and security of information obtained from
3    a person subject to examination in a manner substantially
4    equivalent to Article 14;
5        (4) may be disclosed, on request, to the person that
6    administers the unclaimed property law of another state
7    for that state's use in circumstances equivalent to
8    circumstances described in this Article, if the other
9    state is required to maintain the confidentiality and
10    security of information obtained in a manner substantially
11    equivalent to Article 14;
12        (5) must be produced by the administrator under an
13    administrative or judicial subpoena or administrative or
14    court order; and
15        (6) must be produced by the administrator on request
16    of the person subject to the examination in an
17    administrative or judicial proceeding relating to the
18    property.
19(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
20    (765 ILCS 1026/15-1401)
21    Sec. 15-1401. Confidential information.
22    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section,
23information that is confidential under law of this State other
24than this Act, another state, or the United States, including
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1Act and "personal information" as defined in the Personal
2Information Protection Act, continues to be confidential when
3disclosed or delivered under this Act to the administrator or
4administrator's agent.
5    (b) Information provided in reports filed pursuant to
6Section 15-401, information obtained in the course of an
7examination pursuant to Section 15-1002 or Section 15-1002.1,
8and the database required by Section 15-503 is exempt from
9disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
10    (c) If reasonably necessary to enforce or implement this
11Act, the administrator or the administrator's agent may
12disclose confidential information concerning property held by
13the administrator or the administrator's agent to:
14        (1) an apparent owner or the apparent owner's
15    representative under the Probate Act of 1975, attorney,
16    other legal representative, or relative;
17        (2) the representative under the Probate Act of 1975,
18    other legal representative, relative of a deceased
19    apparent owner, or a person entitled to inherit from the
20    deceased apparent owner;
21        (3) another department or agency of this State or the
22    United States;
23        (4) the person that administers the unclaimed property
24    law of another state, if the other state accords
25    substantially reciprocal privileges to the administrator
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1    the confidentiality and security of information obtained
2    in a manner substantially equivalent to Article 14;
3        (5) a person subject to an examination as required by
4    Section 15-1004; and
5        (6) an agent of the administrator.
6    (d) The administrator may include on the website or in the
7database the names and addresses of apparent owners of
8property held by the administrator as provided in Section
915-503. The administrator may include in published notices,
10printed publications, telecommunications, the Internet, or
11other media and on the website or in the database additional
12information concerning the apparent owner's property if the
13administrator believes the information will assist in
14identifying and returning property to the owner and does not
15disclose personal information as defined in the Personal
16Information Protection Act.
17    (e) The administrator and the administrator's agent may
18not use confidential information provided to them or in their
19possession except as expressly authorized by this Act or
20required by law other than this Act.
21(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18.)
22    (765 ILCS 1026/15-1402)
23    Sec. 15-1402. Confidentiality agreement. A person to be
24examined under Section 15-1002 or Section 15-1002.1 may
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1person to be examined, that the administrator or the
2administrator's agent execute and deliver to the person to be
3examined a confidentiality agreement that:
4        (1) is in a form that is reasonably satisfactory to
5    the administrator; and
6        (2) requires the person having access to the records
7    to comply with the provisions of this Article applicable
8    to the person.
9(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)
10    (15 ILCS 505/0.04 rep.)
11    (15 ILCS 505/0.05 rep.)
12    Section 15. The State Treasurer Act is amended by
13repealing Sections 0.04 and 0.05.
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.