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RULES GOVERNING THE EXECUTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF

THE UNIFORM DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY ACT

PART 180

Revisions/Effective December 12, 1994

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section

  180.10     Definitions

  180.15     Presumption of Abandonment

  180.20     Negative Reports

  180.21     Reporting

  180.22     Format/Form of Reports

  180.24     Incomplete/Inaccurate Report or Remittance

  180.25     Filing Extensions

  180.30     Safe Deposit Boxes

  180.35     Due Diligence

  180.40     Cost of Mailing

  180.50     Nominee and Street Name Property

  180.60     Lawful Charges

  180.70     Discontinuance of Interest or Dividends

  180.80     Statute of Limitations (Repealed)

  180.85     Situs

  180.89     Fees

  180.90     Examination of Property Holders

  180.92     Remittance of Securities and Commodities

  180.94     Receipt and Sale of Securities and Commodities

  180.95     Examination Gap

  180.100    Claims

  180.110    Hearings on Claims

  180.115    Non-Claim Hearings

 

AUTHORITY: Implementing and authorized by Section 26 of the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act [765 ILCS 1025/26].

 

SOURCE: Filed November 20, 1977; emergency amendment at 3 Ill. Reg. 39, p. 225, effective September 14, 1979, for a maximum of 150 days; amended at 3 Ill. Reg. 48, p. 153, effective November 20, 1979; rules repealed, new rules adopted and codified at 8 Ill. Reg. 1464, effective January 18, 1984; amended at 15 Ill. Reg. 8555, effective May 24, 1991; amended at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992; emergency amendment at 17 Ill. Reg. 6321, effective April 6, 1993; amended at 17 Ill. Reg. 9893, effective June 21, 1993; amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994; amended at 20 Ill. Reg. 8325, effective June 8, 1996.


180.10 Definitions

 

"Act"- means the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act [765 ILCS 1025] and the rules in this part.

 

"Active Express Trust" - excludes any trust:

the purpose for which it was created no longer exists and no court having jurisdiction shall have entered an order in connection therewith; or

of which no beneficiary can be located to whom income or increment from such trust is payable or distributable. Intangible personal property held for the benefit of a person, firm or entity not designated as beneficiary pursuant to the terms of said trust shall not be deemed to be held in a fiduciary capacity by said trustee.

"Activity" - occurs when the owner takes any action described in Section 2 of the Act which prevents a presumption of abandonment.

Activity in any account on a consolidated statement shall constitute activity for any other account on that statement. Non return of mail shall constitute activity only if the holder sends a notice to the owner, return receipt requested, and has on file the signed return receipt.

 

"Additional like period" as used in Section 2(e) of the Act, except where the original deposit instrument agreed to by the parties contains a fixed final maturity date, means, where the right to extend is exercised by the organization, one extension or rollover with the date of the expiration of the extension or rollover period becoming the final maturity date for the deposit.

 

"A Matured Time Deposit", except as provided for in Section 2(e) of the Act, is any time deposit, certificate of deposit, money market certificate or like instrument on which the initial term has expired.

 

"Commodities" - means a basic item or staple product underlying commodity future contracts, or traded as physical units of delivery for immediate delivery in the cash or spot market.

 

"Delivery Date" as used in Section 180.89(a)(2) means the date when a report would be deemed received and filed by the Department.

 

"Deposit" as used in Section 2 of the Act includes all accounts of an individual owner which are reported by the banking or financial institution to the owner on a consolidated statement.

 

"Last Activity Date" means, for other than property reported in the aggregate under Section 11(b)(1) of the Act, the last verifiable date of owner contact with the property being remitted to the Department. In the alternative, where the holder's records are insufficient, it is the earliest date in the holder's records for which property can be identified minus 12 months.

 

"Net Worth" means the difference between total assets and total liabilities.

 

"Property" - means any property, tangible or intangible, reportable to the Director of the Department pursuant to the Act. Property which would be reportable prior to deduction of service charges is deemed reportable under this definition.

 

"Safe Deposit Box" - includes any safe, vault, safekeeping repository, agency, or collateral deposit box.

 

"Security" - means any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, investment fund share, face-amount certificate, voting-trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, fractional undivided interest in oil, gas or other mineral lease, right or royalty, any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege entered into on a national securities exchange relating to foreign currency, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a "security", or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing.

 

"Service Charges" - constitute any charge deducted by a holder from property subject to the Act, which is imposed solely by virtue of the inactivity of that property; this includes service charges, handling charges, and administrative costs.

 

(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.15 Presumption of Abandonment

 

Actions which do not prevent the presumption of abandonment include, but are not limited to, automated clearing house transfers, automatic postings to accounts, computer system conversion dates, non-return of mail, those which are non-owner initiated and those not requiring a direct owner response.

 

(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.20 Negative Reports

 

Holders, except as provided in Section 180.21, having no property to report shall so report to the Director on such forms provided by the Director at the reporting time designated in Section 11(d) of the Act.

 

(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.21 Reporting

 

a) Reporting Requirements

1) Business associations who have no reportable property and annual sales of less than $500,000, and whose securities are not publicly traded, whose net worth is less than $1,000,000, and who employ 49 or fewer persons, are not required to file annual reports under Section 11 of the Act.

2) Business associations who have no reportable property and annual sales of less than $500,000, and whose securities are not publicly traded, whose net worth is less than $1,000,000, and who employ 50 or more people but fewer than 100 persons, are required to file reports in even numbered years on the reporting date specified in Section 11 of the Act.

3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a)(1) and (2), a business association must file a report with the Department for all reportable property.

b)                  Within counties having a total population under 100,000, the County and Municipal Governments and Special Taxing Districts are only required to file a report with the Department for reportable property.

c)                  In applying Section 10.5(d) of the Act, fraudulent reporting includes, but is not limited to, a determination by a court or administrative hearing that a holder has fraudulently reported or fraudulently failed to remit presumptively abandoned property.

d) In applying Section 10.5(d) of the Act, failure to report includes, but is not limited to, the issuance by the Department of a Notice of Delinquency on a report filed by a holder.

e) A report required to be filed under the Act is deemed received and filed when it has been delivered complete, accurate and in correct form to the Department's Unclaimed Property Division office at 500 Iles Park Place, Suite 500, Springfield, Illinois 62718, and includes any required remittance.

f) A report will be deemed not to be timely received and filed under the Act if it:

1) is submitted after the required filing date,

2) is submitted in other than a form authorized in Section 180.22,

3) is unsigned or undated,

4) is incomplete, as defined in Section 180.24,

5) is inaccurate, as defined in Section 180.24,

6) is without the required remittance, or

7) does not meet any other requirement under the Act.

g) Reportable property that is not timely reported and remitted by a holder on the first reporting date specified in Section 11 of the Act after the property's initial date of presumptive abandonment must be reported upon discovery of the omission. The holder in the report must identify this property as being reported late and the reason.

h) Any remittance submitted under this Act must be made in United States Currency. Any submission made in foreign currency, money, checks or any other medium of a foreign country is unacceptable.

 

(Source: Amended at 20 Ill. Reg. 8325, effective June 8, 1996)

 

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180.22 Format/Form of Reports

 

Commencing January 1, 1993 a holder must file the report required under Section 111 (b) of the Act on

a:

a) paper form provided by or approved by the Department;

b) computer disk formatted according to the Department's instructions;

c) magnetic tape formatted according to the Department's instructions; or

d) compact disk formatted according to the Department's instructions.

 

(Source: Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992)

 

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180.24 Incomplete/Inaccurate Report or Remittance

 

a) Any report or remittance submitted to the Department which is:

1) incomplete (i.e., reports which do not include vital and pertinent information, appropriate detail, correct format or remittances made out to an improper payee, or account, or security designee); or

2) inaccurate (i.e., reports that are out of balance and remittances that are less than the property reported or do not include remittable interest, dividends, stock splits or underlying securities)

shall be returned to the holder for correction.

b) The holder shall submit a corrected report or remittance to the Department within 20 calendar days after the Department's return of the original report or remittance to the holder.

c) Failure of the holder to submit a corrected, accurate and complete report or remittance within the time set forth in subsection (b) above shall be sufficient reason to believe and grounds for examination of the holder under section 123 of the Act.

 

(Source: Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992)

 

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180.25 Filing Extensions

 

a) A request from a holder for extension of time to report or remit, including a request for an extension of time to report or remit a part of a report or remittance, must be received by the Department a minimum of 15 business days prior to the date specified in Section 11 of the Act for the filing of a report.

b) A request by a holder for an extension of time to report or remit must include a reasonable cause for delaying the report or remittance. Reasonable cause includes, but is not limited to, natural disaster, criminal activity related to the holder's books and records, recent changes in the form of ownership of the holder through merger, acquisition or reorganization, and, for a holder having three or fewer employees, a recent change in management. Reasonable cause does not include a failure of a holder to perform a requirement such as due diligence pursuant to Section 11(e) of the Act.

c) The Director will, where possible, respond to each request for extension within 10 business days after receipt.

 

(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.30 Safe Deposit Boxes

 

a) Pursuant to Section 2(d) of the Act, safe deposit boxes which have been unclaimed for 5 years or more shall be opened. Unless opened by the owner, such boxes shall be opened and inventoried in the presence of at least two employees of the holder who shall verify the accuracy of said inventory. The property shall then be sealed for safekeeping until delivered to the owner or the Department.

b) The property shall be offered by the Department for public sale pursuant to Section 17 of the Act or by the holder pursuant to the Sale of Unclaimed Property Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, ch. 141, pars. 1 et seq.). In the case of sale by holder, the proceeds shall be delivered to the Department.

c) The holder may be reimbursed or may deduct actual mailing, drilling and opening costs as prescribed by Section 2(d) of the Act. No other charges may be deducted unless otherwise authorized by law or expressly provided for by lawful contract with the owner.

 

(Source: Amended at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992)

 

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180.35 Due Diligence

 

a) Letters mailed to owners as required by Section 11(e) of the Act shall include as a minimum:

1) the name, address, position and telephone number of the person to contact of the holder;

2) the steps required by the owner to have the holder remit the property to the owner;

3) the steps required by the owner to have the holder continue to maintain the property for the owner;

4) a statement that, if the owner's property is remitted to the State, the owner or heirs may file a claim for the property with the State;

5) a statement that the State is a perpetual custodian for presumptively abandoned property remitted to the State;

6) a date, not less than 15 business days prior to the date the holder will remit the property to the Department, by which the owner must contact the holder.

b) A holder is not required to make a due diligence mailing to owners whose property, prior to deducting allowable service charges, has an aggregate value of less than $10, and is not included in the categories of securities, commodities, safe deposit boxes, and tangible property.

 

(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.40 Cost of Mailing

 

Holders reporting money may deduct from total amounts reported, the actual costs of mailing as required by Section 11(e) of the Act. This shall consist of the cost of envelopes, postage and stationery. No other cost of mailing may be deducted. Prior to reimbursement, holder may be required to document or certify to the costs incurred.

 

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180.50 Nominee and Street Name Property

 

No amounts received by a banking or financial organization, or business association as the nominee, custodian, agent, or in the "street name" of the owner of any stocks, bonds or other securities which are not allocable, distributable, or payable to an express trust of which it is the trustee, shall:

a) for purposes of Section 5 of the Act be deemed to be held as agent or as trustee of an express trust; and

b) for purposes of Section 7(a) of the Act be deemed to be in an active express trust.

 

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180.60 Lawful Charges

 

a) There must be a valid, enforceable, written contract between the holder and the customer to permit the lawful withholding of charges described in Sections 2, 2a, 4 and 9 of the Act. No holder may seek to implement the terms of any contract against the State if they do not against the customers who claim their assets prior to remittance.

b) The holder shall provide the following information as part of any remittance report filed pursuant to Section 13 of the Act from which service charges have been deducted:

1) the citation of the Act or a copy of the form of contract authorizing such service charges;

2) the value or amount of each item or property, prior to deduction of service charges as well as the total amount of service charges deducted from each item;

3) such other information or documentation as the Director may reasonably require to substantiate the deduction of service charges. This may include correspondence, passbook provisions, signature card, regulations, by-laws, or any other documentation concerning any agreement between the holder and the customer.

c) Intangible personal property, including but not limited to certificates, coupons, credit memos and tokens which are issued for the redemption of unspecified merchandise, unless specifically authorized by the Act, are not subject to service charges.

 

(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.70 Discontinuance of Interest or Dividends

 

The holder shall cite, in its remittance report, the legal authority for discontinuing interest or dividend payments on property during the period of its inactivity. If such payments would not have been discontinued had the property been claimed by the owner prior to being reported or remitted to the Department, such discontinuance is prohibited.

 

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180.80 Statute of Limitations (Repealed)

 

(Source: Repealed at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.85 Situs

 

Where a subsidiary or affiliate of a banking organization, business association or other entity incorporated, organized or created under the laws of another state is incorporated, organized or created under the laws of this State or by federal statute, unclaimed property held by such subsidiary or affiliate is deemed to be held by a holder incorporated, organized or created under the laws of this State.

 

(Source: Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 9893, effective June 21, 1993)

 

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180.89 Fees

 

a) The fee for the past due property or the failure to remit property, other than the contents of safe deposit boxes, shall be calculated using the formula: rate times delinquency period times value equals the fee.

1) The rate is defined in Section 25.5(c) of the Act.

2) The delinquency period is the period of time elapsed between the reporting due date under Section 11(d) of the Act and the delivery date.

3) The value is cash value. For securities and commodities the value is the cash value on the earlier of the date of delivery of the security or commodity to the Department or the date of receipt of the actual deposit confirmation by the Department.

b) In charging a fee for a failure to timely perform due diligence in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(e) of the Act, the following conditions must be met:

1) due diligence was required to be conducted.

2) within 24 months after the filing the report, at least 35% of the claims are paid or authorized for payment to owners whose addresses were as reported to the Department by the holder or whose mail forwarding from the reported address had not expired as of the date the report was filed.

c) The Director may, for reasonable cause, waive all or a portion of any administrative charges, fees and interest charges. Reasonable cause shall include, but not be limited to, inadvertent error, pending legal proceedings involving otherwise reportable property, and unresolved bankruptcy.

 

(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.90 Examination of Property Holders

 

a) The Director shall notify the holder, in writing, ten days prior to an examination conducted pursuant to Section 23 of the Act. The Director may waive the ten-day notice prior to performing an unclaimed property examination if, as a result of past experience or an examiner consultation, the Director determines that the existence of the records may be placed in jeopardy by use of the notice provision.

b) If unreported property is discovered, the Director shall order the holder to report and remit the property pursuant to the Act and the Rules.

c) Pursuant to Section 23 of the Act, the Director shall have reason to believe that a holder has failed to report property in accordance with the Act and may examine the records of the holder, anytime one of the following conditions exist:

1) A holder has submitted reports to the Department in two successive calendar years in which the holder's reports state it has no unclaimed property.

2) A holder has not submitted a report to the Department for two successive calendar years.

3) A personal interview by Departmental staff with the appropriate representative of the holder reveals any of the following:

A) The holder adjusts its asset statements by writing-off property such as check or credit balances that could be deemed unclaimed property under the Act; or

B) The holder does not follow generally-accepted accounting principles (Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, 407 Merritt 7, P.O. Box 5116, Norwalk, CT 06856-5116 (1994), no subsequent dates or editions), or the Act with regard to unidentified remittances or the establishment of unclaimed property liability accounts; or

C) The holder does not follow generally-accepted accounting principles (Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, 407 Merritt 7, P.O. Box 5116, Norwalk, CT 06856-5116 ( 1994), no subsequent dates or editions), or the Act with regard to the disposition of unidentified credits; or

D) The holder does not retain records for five (5) years beyond the period of abandonment to determine the disposition of property which could be deemed abandoned under the Act; or

E) The holder's records preclude the Department from determining the disposition of property which could be deemed abandoned under the Act.

4) The Department is notified by another governmental agency in writing or verbally with written confirmation that a holder is not in compliance with the Act.

5) The total unclaimed property remitted by a holder is below the average remittance for other holders in the same industry and that have assets of similar size to the holder.

6) A holder does not report all types of unclaimed assets they may be holding as indicated by but not limited to:

A) A previous examination of the holder; or

B) A comparison with the asset types reported by other holders in the same industry and that have assets of similar size to the holder.

7) A holder is discovered as a subsidiary or affiliate of another holder which has been or is being examined.

8) A holder is discovered as a principal or holding company of another holder which has been or is being examined.

9) An unclaimed property examination of the records of the holder has not been performed for 5 or more calendar years.

10) Changes in a holder's business practices, including, but not limited to, changes in financial status, technological advances, corporate structure, change in ownership, etc.

11) The Department has issued a written notice of deficiency to a holder.

12) The Department issued a fee assessment to a holder.

d) Notwithstanding the enumerated conditions listed in subsections (c)(1)-(c)(12) above, the Director may conduct an examination of a holder based on facts within the knowledge of or imparted to the Director by others.

 

(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.92 Remittance of Securities and Commodities

 

a) Unless otherwise provided, all securities and commodities when remitted to the Director shall:

1) be registered as "Director, Department of Financial Institutions"; or

2) be deposited into a new or existing securities or commodities account in the name of "Director, Department of Financial Institutions"; and

3) include all dividends, interest, warrants, or other rights, or associated cash in a check payable to "Director, Department of Financial Institutions".

b) The Director may, when remittance cannot be made as provided in subsection (a) above, provide written instructions to the holder for remittance of the particular security or commodity.

 

(Source: Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992)

 

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180.94 Receipt and Sale of Securities and Commodities

 

a) Securities and commodities received by the Director as unclaimed property shall be sold as soon as practical and not later than one year from the date of receipt subject to the following:

1) Securities and commodities shall not be sold prior to ninety (90) calendar days subsequent to the date of the first publication of the owner's name(s) and address(es), pursuant to Section 12 of the Act; unless the Director or the Director's authorized representative determines it would be in the best interests of the owner (such as: responding to a tender offer, bankruptcy filing, liquidation, adverse or favorable market conditions) for the sale to occur prior to the expiration of the ninety (90) calendar day period.

2) Securities and commodities eligible for sale will not be sold when a claim has been filed with the Department by a potential owner, heir or agent. However, upon approval of a claim, the owner, heir or agent may request the Director to dispose of the securities or commodities by sale and remit the net proceeds to the owner, heir or agent, or upon disapproval of the claim, the Director shall by sale dispose of the securities or commodities.

b) Securities and commodities which become reportable abandoned property under the Act, when remitted to the Director, must include all interest, dividend(s), stock split(s), if any, warrants, or other rights even though said interest, dividend(s), stock splits(s), warrants, or other rights standing alone would not be reportable abandoned property.

c) Interest, dividend(s), stock split(s), warrants, or other rights which become reportable abandoned property under the Act, must, when remitted to the Director, include the underlying security or commodity giving rise to the interest, dividend(s), or split(s), warrants, or other rights.

 

(Source: Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992)

 

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180.95 Examination Gap

 

a) For examinations of business associations commenced, completed and with the unclaimed property remitted to the Department on or after May 1, 1993 but prior to August 20, 1993, the limitation provision applicable to intangible personal property contained in Section 9 of the Act shall apply.

b) For examinations of other than business associations commenced, completed and with the unclaimed property remitted to the Department on or after May 1, 1993 but prior to August 20, 1993, the limitation period applicable to presumptively abandoned property contained in Section 27 of the Act shall apply.

 

(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

 

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180.100 Claims

 

a) Filing of Claims.

1) Claims shall be prepared and filed only on forms provided by the Department, which shall provide, upon request, the following:

A) Owner Claim Form;

B) Owner, Indemnification Form;

C) Holder Claim Form;

D) Corporate Claim Form;

E) Heir/Other Claim Form; or

F) Small Estate Affidavit.

2) The claimant shall assert on the appropriate form that he or she is the true owner of the unclaimed property and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Department, its officers and employees, and the State of Illinois in the event of a successful claim to such property by another claimant.

3) If the subject property is valued at more than $500.00 but less than $5,000.00, the signature(s) of the claimant(s) shall be notarized by a notary public or be guaranteed by an officer of a bank or financial institution with which the claimant(s) currently does business.

4) If the subject property is valued at $5,000.00 or more, the signature(s) of the claimant(s) shall be guaranteed by an officer of a bank or other financial institution with which the claimant(s) currently does business.

5) If the claimant(s) is the owner and the value of the property does not exceed $500.00, a fully completed owner claim form and owner indemnification form, submitted to the Department, will be accepted as "proof of claim", unless the Department has facts within its knowledge which would rebut the claim.

6) If the subject property is a two-party check the claimant must, in addition to submitting a fully completed claim form:

A) submit the original check or

B) submit verification in the form of an affidavit from the issuing agent of the check that the claimant(s) is the true owner of the check and the issuing agent would pay the value of the check to the claimant(s) if the issuing agent had not remitted the funds to the Director or

C) post a surety bond, issued by an insurance company with an A+ or A rating by A.M. Best and Company, in the amount of the check.

b) Assignment of Interest.

The Director shall consider the claim of a designee or attorney-in-fact of any claimant provided that:

1) a properly executed and notarized release of interest or power of attorney is submitted with the claim form; and

2) the person filing the claim has submitted an affidavit stating that the claimant is the true owner of the property; and

3) claim proceeds shall only be delivered to the rightful owner; and

4) compensation shall not exceed 10% of the claim amount collected; except as provided by Section 20(c) of the Act.

 

(Source: Amended at 17 Ill. Reg. 123, effective December 21, 1992)

 

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180.110 Hearings on Claims

 

a) Hearing Officers.

The Director may designate, in writing, a hearing officer who shall have the authority to:

1) examine or permit examination of any witness under oath;

2) determine the order of appearance of all parties;

3) receive all evidence or testimony and rule on its admissibility as well as require the production of any relevant document or witness;

4) rule on objections to evidence;

5) make a report with recommendations to the Director which shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law with respect to the claim. Findings of fact shall be based exclusively on the evidence and on matters officially noticed; and

6) require any party or his attorney to provide proposed findings of fact or conclusion of law for consideration in his report.

b) General Provisions.

1) If a hearing is required to consider a claim, the claimant or his attorney shall be notified by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, at least fifteen days prior to the date set for such hearing. Delivery of notice to the United States Postal Service shall constitute delivery.

2) A continuance shall be granted for good cause by the Director or his designee which shall be:

A) in writing, in duplicate and signed by the claimant or his attorney and shall state the reasons for the request;

B) delivered to the Director or his designee at least three days prior to the scheduled hearing.

3) For purposes of this subsection, good cause shall require the petitioner to demonstrate real and compelling need for additional time. It shall include but is not limited to illness, other hardship, service in the armed forces, etc.

4) Failure to attend a hearing shall result in the dismissal of the party's claim and the assessment of the costs for such hearing upon the party. A person whose claim has been so dismissed shall not resubmit his claim until the assessed costs have been paid, unless he successfully petitions the Director for reconsideration, by establishing that his failure to attend was occasioned by events beyond his control and he exercised due diligence to attend or seek a continuance.

5) The petitioner shall pay the actual cost of making the transcript. Such payment shall be made prior to the Director's issuance of his decision.

6) The Director may assess all costs and attorneys' fees against any party who has unreasonably delayed a proceeding or has filed a claim in bad faith.

A) Unreasonable delay of a proceeding shall be determined to exist upon a preponderance of evidence indicating that the petitioner is purposefully delaying the hearing either actively or through inattention to detail.

B) A determination of filing a claim in bad faith requires a preponderance of evidence that the hearing petition was filed merely to stay Department action with no intent for expeditious resolution of the contested issue.

c) Conduct of Hearings.

1) The hearing officer shall open the hearing by presenting for the record his letter of authorization from the Director. The claimant or his attorney shall then present his claim and the proof thereof. The proof of claim may include testimony, or any document relevant to the claim.

2) The rules of evidence and privilege as applied in civil cases in the Circuit Courts of the State shall be followed. The hearing officer may admit evidence not admissible under such rules if such evidence could be relevant to the claim.

3) The hearing officer may on his own motion or the motion of one of the parties take notice of matters which the Circuit Courts of this State may take judicial notice. Notice may be taken of generally recognized technical or scientific facts within the Department's specialized knowledge if parties are notified, before or during the hearing, and shall be afforded an opportunity to contest the material so noticed. The burden of opposing any material admitted upon notice shall be upon the party so opposing.

4) No Department employee, or hearing officer shall, after notice of a hearing, communicate with any party or his attorney in connection with any issue in said hearing except upon notice and opportunity for all parties to participate.

5) The record of any hearing shall include:

A) all pleadings, and evidence received whether admitted or excluded;

B) a statement of all matters officially noticed;

C) all offers of proof, objections and rulings thereon;

D) all proposed findings and exceptions submitted by the parties;

E) any decision, opinion, or report by the hearing officer;

F) any communication prohibited by this rule, although such communication shall not form the basis for any finding of fact;

G) any evidence excluded by the hearing officer, even though such evidence is not used in the determination of the claim;

H) a proceeding transcript which shall be recorded by such means as to accurately insure the preservation of the testimony.

6) Within sixty days of the hearing or the receipt of all necessary documents, the hearing officer shall report to the Director, pursuant to Section 180.110(a)(5).

7) Within thirty days after receiving the report of the hearing officer, the Director shall issue his decision, which shall be served on claimant and other parties personally or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.

d) Petition to Reconsider.

1) Within thirty days after receipt of the Director's decision, any party may petition the Director for reconsideration based upon a verified petition. An affidavit shall accompany the petition stating that the decision was against the manifest weight of the evidence, was contrary to law, or was arbitrary or capricious, or is affected by newly discovered evidence not in existence at the time of the initial hearing or which could not have been discovered using due diligence at that time.

2) The Director shall determine within fifteen days whether to reconsider the case. If reconsideration is allowed, a hearing shall be held pursuant to this rule and shall be limited to the issues raised by the petition and affidavit. If reconsideration is denied, the Director's initial decision shall be the final administrative decision of the Department.

 

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180.115 Non-Claim Hearings

 

Administrative hearings, except those regarding claims under Section 20 of the Act, will be conducted in accordance with the procedures contained in 38 Ill. Adm. Code 200, Subpart D.

 

(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 18001, effective December 12, 1994)

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(755 ILCS 20/0.01)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Escheats Act. (Source: P.A. 86-1324.) (755 ILCS 20/1) Sec. 1. If any person dies owning any real or personal estate without any legacy, and leaving no known heirs or representatives capable of inheriting the same, or the legatees thereof are incapable of holding the same, and in all cases when there is no owner of real estate capable of holding the same, such real and personal estate shall escheat as provided in the Probate Act of 1975, as amended. (Source: P.A. 83-388.) (755 ILCS 20/2) Sec. 2. In case the estate consists of personal property, letters of office shall be granted thereon, as in other cases, and the same shall be administered in conformity with the probate laws of this State. Should there be any balance left in the possession of the administrator after the payment of debts and costs of administration, the administrator shall report the same to the circuit court, with a statement of all the facts within his knowledge as to the heirship of the decedent, which facts shall constitute a part of his report, and be filed in the court; and the court shall enter an order directing the administrator to pay over the balance found in his possession to the county treasurer of the county, taking his receipt therefor, which receipt shall be filed with the county clerk and entered of record, and shall be a good and sufficient voucher to the administrator. The county clerk shall also charge the amount to the county treasurer as an escheat fund, specially designating from whose estate the same was derived. (Source: P.A. 83-388.) (755 ILCS 20/3) Sec. 3. When the State's Attorney of the county is informed or has reason to believe that any real estate within the county has escheated to the county by reason that any person owning the real estate has died without bequeathing the same, and leaving no heir capable of inheriting the same, or by reason of the incapacity of the legatee to hold the same, and such estate has not been sold according to law within 5 years after the death of the last owner, for the payments of the debts of the deceased, or if the State's Attorney is informed, or has cause to believe that any such estate within the county has otherwise escheated to the county, it shall be the duty of the State's Attorney to file a complaint in behalf of the county in the circuit court of the county, setting forth a description of the estate, the name of the last lawful owner thereof, the names of the parties in possession, and persons claiming such estate, if known, and the fact and circumstances in consequence of which such estate is claimed to have escheated, and alleging that by reason thereof the county has a right by law to such estate. The court shall enter an order against such persons, bodies politic or corporate, as alleged in the complaint, to hold, possess or claim such estate, requiring them to appear at the court on a designated return day, not less than 60 nor more than 90 days after the date thereof, and show cause why such estate should not be vested in the county. A certified copy of the order shall be served at least 10 days before the return day thereof. The court shall set forth in the order briefly the contents of the complaint, and require all persons interested in the estate to appear at the court on the return day so designated and show cause, if any, why the same should not be vested in the county; and the order shall be published for 6 weeks successively in some newspaper printed and published in the county, if any is there published; and if no newspaper is printed in the county, then the notice shall be published in some newspaper in the adjoining county thereto, the last insertion to be at least 2 weeks before the return day on which the parties are required to appear. (Source: P.A. 83-359.) (755 ILCS 20/4) Sec. 4. All persons, bodies, politic and corporate, named in such complaint as having possession rights or claimants of the estate, may appear and plead to such proceedings, and may deny the facts stated in the complaint, and the title of the county to the lands and tenements therein mentioned, at any time on or before the third day after the return day of the order, and any other person claiming an interest in such estate may appear and be made a defendant and plead to the complaint, by motion or by answer, within the time allowed for pleading; and if no person appears and pleads, or appearing, refuses to plead within the time, then judgment shall be entered vesting title in the county to the lands and tenements in such complaint claimed; but if any person appears and denies the title set up by the county, or denies any material facts in the complaint, an issue or issues shall be made up and tried as other issue of facts, and a survey may be ordered and entered as in other actions where the title or boundary of lands is drawn in question; and if, after the issues are tried, it appears from facts found or admitted that the county has good title to the lands and tenements in the complaint mentioned, or any part thereof, judgment shall be entered vesting title thereof in the county, and the county shall recover costs of the action against the defendant or defendants. (Source: P.A. 83-359.) (755 ILCS 20/5) Sec. 5. When judgment is entered vesting title in the county to any land, tenements or hereditaments, such judgment shall contain a certain description of such estate, and shall be effectual for vesting the title in the county; and an order shall be entered directed to the sheriff of the county, commanding the sheriff to seize and take the lands, tenements and hereditaments so vested in the county into the sheriff's possession; and upon the return of such order of seizure, the State's Attorney shall cause the record and process to be exemplified under the seal of the court, and cause the same to be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county; and such judgment shall preclude all parties and persons thereto, their heirs and assigns, so long as such judgment shall remain in force. (Source: P.A. 83-1362.) (755 ILCS 20/6) Sec. 6. Any party who has filed an appearance in the proceeding and the State's Attorney, on behalf of the county, may appeal in the same manner as parties in other civil cases. (Source: P.A. 83-359.) (755 ILCS 20/7) Sec. 7. The county treasurer shall keep just and true accounts of all moneys paid into the treasury, and if any person appears within 10 years after the death of the intestate and claims any money paid into the treasury as his or hers, on legal representation such person may file a petition in the circuit court of such county, stating the nature of the claim and praying such money may be paid to the claimant. A copy of such petition shall be served upon the State's Attorney of such county, who shall file an answer to the same, and the court shall thereupon examine the claim and the allegations and proofs, and if it finds that such person is entitled to any money paid into the county treasury, the court shall by order direct the county clerk to issue an order upon the county treasurer for the payment of the money, but without interest or costs. It is the duty of county boards to see that such amounts are paid in full without discount. A copy of the order of the court shall be a sufficient voucher for drawing such order. If any person appears and claims any lands vested in the county above stated, within 5 years after the judgment was entered, such person (other than such as were served with a copy of the order entered pursuant to Section 3 of this Act or filed an appearance in the proceeding, their heirs or assigns), may file a petition in the circuit court of the county in which the lands claimed lie, setting forth the nature of the claim and praying that the lands be relinquished to the petitioner. A copy of such petition shall be served on the State's Attorney of the county, who shall file an answer. The court shall thereupon examine the claim and the allegations and proofs, and if it appears that such person is entitled to the lands claimed, the court shall enter an order accordingly, which shall be effectual for divesting the interest of the county in or to the lands, but no costs shall be adjudged against the county. All persons who fail to appear and file their petitions within the times limited, herein, shall be forever barred, saving, however, to minors and persons under legal disability the right to appear and file their petition as hereinabove set out, at any time within 5 years after their respective disabilities are removed. However, the county board of such county may cause such lands to be sold at any time after seizure, in which case the claimant shall be entitled to the proceeds of such sale in lieu of the lands, upon obtaining a judgment or order as hereinabove set out. All persons beyond the limits of the United States, as to whom a right to petition under this Section is otherwise barred by this amendatory Act of 1961 or will be barred within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1961, may file a petition pursuant to this Section at any time within 2 years after such effective date. (Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

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