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A bill proposed by Illinois Rep. Edward J. Acevedo would amend the state’s insurance code by revamping the requirements necessary for public adjusters to operate in the state.

H.B. 5489 — referred to as the Public Adjusters’ Law — would require that all public adjusters be licensed in the state before doing business. The process involves meeting certain basic requirements, such as passing a written test on the state’s insurance laws and regulations as well as maintaining an office location within the state. The bill also puts public adjusters under the governance of the director of insurance, who is permitted to suspend, revoke, or levy penalties against public adjusters who violate the law.

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