(a) The State Fire Marshal may adopt rules to permit the issuance of citations for
certain violations of this Act or the rules adopted under this Act. The citation shall be issued to the licensee or other person doing business without
the required license and shall contain the person's name and address, the licensee's
license number, if applicable, a brief factual statement, the Sections of the law
or rules allegedly violated, and the penalty imposed. The citation must clearly state that the person may choose, in lieu of accepting
the citation, to request a hearing to appeal the citation. The citation shall not provide a hearing date less than 30 days after the citation's
issuance date. Any dispute filed by the person with the State Fire Marshal shall comply with the
requirements for a written answer set forth in subsection (a) of Section 85 of this
Act. If the person does not file a written appeal of the citation with the State Fire
Marshal within 20 days after the citation is served, then the citation shall become
a final order and shall constitute discipline. The penalty shall be a fine or other conditions as established by rule.
(b) The State Fire Marshal shall adopt rules designating violations for which a citation
may be issued, which may specify separate hearing procedures for appeals of the citations
so long as the hearing procedures are not inconsistent with the Illinois Administrative
(d) Service of a citation may be made by personal service or certified mail to the
licensee or other person doing business without the required license at the person's
last known address.
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