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Public Act 094-0258




Public Act 094-0258
HB0872 Enrolled LRB094 06024 RAS 36084 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Plumbing License Law is amended by
changing Section 13.1 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 320/13.1)
    Sec. 13.1. Plumbing contractors; registration;
    (1) On and after May 1, 2002, all persons or corporations
desiring to engage in the business of plumbing contractor,
other than any entity that maintains an audited net worth of
shareholders' equity equal to or exceeding $100,000,000, shall
register in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    (2) Application for registration shall be filed with the
Department each year, on or before the last day of April, in
writing and on forms prepared and furnished by the Department.
All plumbing contractor registrations expire on the last day of
April of each year.
    (3) Applications shall contain the name, address, and
telephone number of the person and the plumbing license of (i)
the individual, if a sole proprietorship; (ii) the partner, if
a partnership; or (iii) an officer, if a corporation. The
application shall contain the business name, address, and
telephone number, a current copy of the plumbing license, and
any other information the Department may require by rule.
    (4) Applicants shall submit an original certificate of
insurance documenting that the contractor carries general
liability insurance with a minimum of $100,000 per occurrence,
bodily injury insurance with a minimum of $300,000 aggregate
for bodily injury per occurrence, property damage insurance
with a minimum of $50,000 or a minimum of $300,000 combined
single limit, and workers compensation insurance with a minimum
$500,000 employer's liability. No registration may be issued in
the absence of this certificate. Certificates must be in force
at all times for registration to remain valid.
    (5) Applicants shall submit, on a form provided by the
Department, an indemnification bond in the amount of $20,000 or
a letter of credit in the same amount for work performed in
accordance with this Act and the rules promulgated under this
    (6) All employees of a registered plumbing contractor who
engage in plumbing work shall be licensed plumbers or
apprentice plumbers in accordance with this Act.
    (7) Plumbing contractors shall submit an annual
registration fee in an amount to be established by rule.
    (8) The Department shall be notified in advance of any
changes in the business structure, name, or location or of the
addition or deletion of the owner or officer who is the
licensed plumber listed on the application. Failure to notify
the Department of this information is grounds for suspension or
revocation of the plumbing contractor's registration.
    (9) In the event that the plumber's license on the
application for registration of a plumbing contractor is a
license issued by the City of Chicago, it shall be the
responsibility of the applicant to forward a copy of the
plumber's license to the Department, noting the name of the
registered plumbing contractor, when it is renewed.
(Source: P.A. 92-338, eff. 8-10-01.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/19/2005