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Full Text of SB2417  103rd General Assembly




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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 Department of Natural Resources
5(Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of
6Illinois is amended by adding Section 805-570 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 805/805-570 new)
8    Sec. 805-570. Flood insurance training course. The
9Department shall create a biennial training course for
10Illinois insurance producers regarding the eligibility for and
11availability of the National Flood Insurance Program that
12shall count towards an insurance producer's flood insurance
13continuing education requirements under Section 500-35 of the
14Illinois Insurance Code. The Department of Insurance shall
15review and approve the training course under its normal course
16approval process.
17    Section 10. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by
18changing Section 500-35 as follows:
19    (215 ILCS 5/500-35)
20    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
21    Sec. 500-35. License.



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1    (a) Unless denied a license pursuant to Section 500-70,
2persons who have met the requirements of Sections 500-25 and
3500-30 shall be issued a 2-year insurance producer license. An
4insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in
5one or more of the following lines of authority:
6        (1) Life: insurance coverage on human lives including
7    benefits of endowment and annuities, and may include
8    benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by
9    accident and benefits for disability income.
10        (2) Variable life and variable annuity products:
11    insurance coverage provided under variable life insurance
12    contracts and variable annuities.
13        (3) Accident and health or sickness: insurance
14    coverage for sickness, bodily injury, or accidental death
15    and may include benefits for disability income.
16        (4) Property: insurance coverage for the direct or
17    consequential loss or damage to property of every kind.
18        (5) Casualty: insurance coverage against legal
19    liability, including that for death, injury, or disability
20    or damage to real or personal property.
21        (6) Personal lines: property and casualty insurance
22    coverage sold to individuals and families for primarily
23    noncommercial purposes.
24        (7) Any other line of insurance permitted under State
25    laws or rules.
26    (b) An insurance producer license shall remain in effect



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1unless revoked or suspended as long as the fee set forth in
2Section 500-135 is paid and education requirements for
3resident individual producers are met by the due date.
4        (1) Before each license renewal, an insurance producer
5    must satisfactorily complete at least 24 hours of course
6    study or participation in a professional insurance
7    association under paragraph (3) of this subsection in
8    accordance with rules prescribed by the Director. Three of
9    the 24 hours of course study must consist of classroom or
10    webinar ethics instruction. Beginning January 1, 2025, for
11    any insurance producer who is licensed in the property
12    insurance line of authority, one of the 24 hours of course
13    study must be related to flood insurance, which may be
14    satisfied by the training course developed by the
15    Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Section
16    805-570 of the Department of Natural Resources
17    (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of
18    Illinois. The Director may not approve a course of study
19    unless the course provides for classroom, seminar,
20    webinar, or self-study instruction methods. A course given
21    in a combination instruction method of classroom, seminar,
22    webinar, or self-study shall be deemed to be a self-study
23    course unless the classroom, seminar, or webinar certified
24    hours meets or exceeds two-thirds of total hours certified
25    for the course. The self-study material used in the
26    combination course must be directly related to and



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1    complement the classroom portion of the course in order to
2    be considered for credit. An instruction method other than
3    classroom or seminar shall be considered as self-study
4    methodology. Self-study credit hours require the
5    successful completion of an examination covering the
6    self-study material. The examination may not be
7    self-evaluated. However, if the self-study material is
8    completed through the use of an approved computerized
9    interactive format whereby the computer validates the
10    successful completion of the self-study material, no
11    additional examination is required. The self-study credit
12    hours contained in a certified course shall be considered
13    classroom hours when at least two-thirds of the hours are
14    given as classroom or seminar instruction.
15        (2) An insurance producer license automatically
16    terminates when an insurance producer fails to
17    successfully meet the requirements of item (1) of
18    subsection (b) of this Section. The producer must complete
19    the course in advance of the renewal date to allow the
20    education provider time to report the credit to the
21    Department.
22        (3) An insurance producer's active participation in a
23    State or national professional insurance association may
24    be approved by the Director for up to 4 hours of continuing
25    education credit per biennial reporting period. Credit
26    shall be provided on an hour-for-hour basis. These hours



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1    shall be verified and submitted by the association on
2    behalf of the insurance producer and credited upon timely
3    filing with the Director or his or her designee on a
4    biennial basis. Any association submitting continuing
5    education credit hours on behalf of insurance producers
6    must be registered as an education provider under Section
7    500-135. Credit granted under these provisions shall not
8    be used to satisfy ethics education requirements. Active
9    participation in a State or national professional
10    insurance association is defined by one of the following
11    methods:
12            (A) service on a board of directors of a State or
13        national chapter of the association;
14            (B) service on a formal committee of a State or
15        national chapter of the association; or
16            (C) service on a formal subcommittee or task force
17        of a State or national chapter of the association.
18    (c) A provider of a pre-licensing or continuing education
19course required by Section 500-30 and this Section must pay a
20registration fee and a course certification fee for each
21course being certified as provided by Section 500-135.
22    (d) An individual insurance producer who allows his or her
23license to lapse may, within 12 months after the due date of
24the renewal fee, be issued a license without the necessity of
25passing a written examination. However, a penalty in the
26amount of double the unpaid renewal fee shall be required



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1after the due date.
2    (e) A licensed insurance producer who is unable to comply
3with license renewal procedures due to military service may
4request a waiver of those procedures.
5    (f) The license must contain the licensee's name, address,
6and personal identification number, the date of issuance, the
7lines of authority, the expiration date, and any other
8information the Director deems necessary.
9    (g) Licensees must inform the Director by any means
10acceptable to the Director of a change of address within 30
11days after the change.
12    (h) In order to assist in the performance of the
13Director's duties, the Director may contract with a
14non-governmental entity including the National Association of
15Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), or any affiliates or
16subsidiaries that the NAIC oversees, to perform any
17ministerial functions, including collection of fees, related
18to producer licensing that the Director and the
19non-governmental entity may deem appropriate.
20(Source: P.A. 102-766, eff. 1-1-23.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
221, 2024.