Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2013 registration year, the Secretary of State may reissue only those non-military and non-veteran special plates that belong to any plate category for which the Secretary has received at least 3,000 applications as of the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that persons who have been issued special plates that are discontinued under the new provision may continue to display those special plates, and the Secretary shall continue to accept annual fees for renewal stickers for those plates from those persons. Provides that the Secretary shall no longer issue any new category of special plates. Provides that persons and organizations seeking issuance of special plates, and persons holding discontinued plates who need to replace them, may apply for Universal Charitable Organization license plates and decals under the Code.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause and re-inserts language similar to the original bill, with the following changes: provides that the Secretary may re-issue any special plate that exists as of the effective date of this amendatory Act (instead of only plates for which the Secretary has received at least 3,000 applications); removes language referring to the discontinuance of plates for which the Secretary has received less than 3,000 applications; adds language providing that the Secretary shall work in cooperation with persons and organizations to design decals used on Universal Charitable Organization license plates and that there shall be no limit to the number of Universal Charitable Organization plates and decals which may be distributed.