2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 320/ - Uniform Facsimile Signature of Public Officials Act.

(30 ILCS 320/1) (from Ch. 102, par. 61)
Sec. 1. As used in this Act
(a) "Public Security" means a bond, note, certificate of indebtedness, or other obligation for the payment of money, issued by this State or by any of its departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities or by any of its public corporations, political subdivisions, municipal corporations, or other governmental units.
(b) "Instrument of Payment" means a check, draft, warrant, an order for the payment, delivery, or transfer of funds.
(c) "Authorized Officer" means any official of this State or any of its departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities or any of its public corporations, political subdivisions, municipal corporations, or other governmental units whose signature to a public security or instrument of payment is required or permitted.
(d) "Facsimile Signature" means a reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the manual signature of an authorized officer.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1497.)


(30 ILCS 320/2) (from Ch. 102, par. 62)
Sec. 2. Any authorized officer, after filing with the Secretary of State his manual signature certified by him under oath, may execute or cause to be executed with a facsimile signature in lieu of his manual signature:
(a) Any public security, provided that at least one signature required or permitted to be placed thereon shall be manually subscribed, and
(b) Any instrument of payment.
Any authorized officer may designate a deputy in writing manually to subscribe the signature of any authorized officer to any public security or to a certificate thereon to which the signature of the authorized officer is required to be manually subscribed. The written designation of the authorized officer shall be filed with the Secretary of State together with a manual signature, certified under oath, of the deputy designated to sign for the authorized officer.
Upon compliance with this Act by the authorized officer, his facsimile signature has the same legal effect as his manual signature.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2897.)


(30 ILCS 320/3) (from Ch. 102, par. 63)
Sec. 3. When the seal of this State or any of its departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities or of any of its public corporations, political subdivisions, municipal corporations, or other governmental units is required in the execution of a public security or instrument of payment, the authorized officer may cause the seal to be printed, engraved, stamped or otherwise placed in facsimile thereon. The facsimile seal has the same legal effect as the impression of the seal.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1497.)


(30 ILCS 320/4) (from Ch. 102, par. 64)
Sec. 4. Any person who with intent to defraud uses on a public security or an instrument of payment:
(a) A facsimile signature, or any reproduction of it, of any authorized officer, or
(b) Any facsimile seal, or any reproduction of it, of this state or any of its departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities or of any of its political subdivisions, municipal corporations, or other governmental units is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 77-2551.)


(30 ILCS 320/5) (from Ch. 102, par. 65)
Sec. 5. This Act shall be so construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1497.)


(30 ILCS 320/6) (from Ch. 102, par. 66)
Sec. 6. This Act may be known and cited as the "Uniform Facsimile Signature of Public Officials Act".
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1497.)


(30 ILCS 320/7) (from Ch. 102, par. 67)
Sec. 7. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1497.)


(30 ILCS 320/8) (from Ch. 102, par. 68)
Sec. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1497.)


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