(625 ILCS 5/11-1419.03)
Failure to Display Valid External Motor Fuel Use Tax
(a) Except as provided in the Motor Fuel Tax Law, a
shall not operate or cause to be operated a commercial motor vehicle upon
highways of this State unless there is properly affixed to that commercial
vehicle 2 valid external motor use tax decals required by
Section 13a.4 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law. An operator who operates a commercial
vehicle without 2 properly displayed valid external motor
fuel use tax decals is guilty of a petty offense as provided in Section 13a.6
of the Motor Fuel Tax Law. A valid 30-day International
Fuel Tax Agreement temporary permit may be displayed instead of decals during
the temporary period specified on the permit.
(b) As used in this Section:
"Properly displayed" means 2
motor fuel use tax decals, one placed on each side of the exterior
of the cab. In the case of transporters, manufacturers,
driveaway operations, the decals need not be permanently
affixed but may be
temporarily displayed in a visible manner on the exterior sides of the cab.
"Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor
vehicle used, designed, or maintained for the transportation of people or
property and either having 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered
gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms, or having
3 or more axles regardless of weight, or that is used in combination, when
the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms gross
vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight except for motor vehicles
operated by this State or the United States, recreational vehicles, school
buses, and commercial motor vehicles operated solely within this State for
which all motor fuel is purchased within this State.
"Motor carrier" means any
person who operates or causes to be operated any commercial motor vehicle on
any highway within this State.
(Source: P.A. 94-1074, eff. 12-26-06.)