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225 ILCS 415/14

    (225 ILCS 415/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 6214)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2025)
    Sec. 14. Expiration, renewal, and military service. The expiration date and renewal period for each certificate issued under this Act shall be set by rule.
    Any certified shorthand reporter who has permitted his certificate to expire or who has had his certificate on inactive status may have his certificate restored by making application to the Department, filing proof acceptable to the Department of his fitness to have his certificate restored and paying the required restoration fee. The Department may consider a certificate expired less than 5 years as prima facie evidence that the applicant is fit. If a certificate has expired or has been placed on inactive status and the applicant has practiced in another jurisdiction during such period, satisfactory proof of fitness may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction.
    If the certified shorthand reporter has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, his fitness to resume active status and shall, by rule, establish procedures and requirements for restoration.
    However, any certified shorthand reporter whose certificate expired while he was (1) in Federal Service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, or the State Militia called into service or training, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his certificate renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if within 2 years after termination of such service, training or education except under conditions other than honorable, he furnished the Department with satisfactory evidence to the effect that he has been so engaged and that his service, training or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 98-445, eff. 12-31-13.)