(625 ILCS 5/13-107)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-107)
Investigation of complaints against official testing stations.
The Department shall, upon its own motion, or upon charges made in
writing verified under oath, investigate complaints that an official
testing station is willfully falsifying records or tests,
either for the
purpose of selling parts or services not actually required, or for the
purpose of issuing a certificate of safety for a vehicle designed to carry 15
or fewer passengers operated by a contract carrier transporting
employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State,
or medical transport vehicle
that is not in safe mechanical condition as determined by the standards of
this Chapter in violation of the provisions of this Chapter or of the rules
and regulations issued by the Department.
The Secretary of Transportation, for the purpose of more effectively
carrying out the provisions of Chapter 13, may appoint such a number of
inspectors as he may deem necessary. Such inspectors shall inspect and
investigate applicants for official testing station permits and investigate
and report violations. With respect to enforcement of the
provisions of this Chapter 13, such inspectors shall have and may exercise
throughout the State all the powers of police officers.
The Secretary must authorize to each inspector and to any other employee of
the Department exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that,
on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the Department
and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be
authorized by the Department.
Nothing in this Section prohibits the Secretary from issuing shields or other
distinctive identification to employees not exercising the powers of a peace
officer if the Secretary determines that a shield or distinctive identification
is needed by the employee to carry out his or her responsibilities.
(Source: P.A. 92-108, eff. 1-1-02; 93-423, eff. 8-5-03.)