(625 ILCS 5/18c-1501)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1501)
Franchise, Franchise Renewal, Filing and Other
Fees for Motor Carriers of Property.
(1) Franchise, Franchise Renewal, Filing, and Other Fee
Levels in Effect Absent Commission Regulations Prescribing Different Fee
The levels of franchise, franchise renewal, filing, and other
fees for motor carriers of property in effect, absent Commission
regulations prescribing different fee levels, shall be:
(a) Franchise and franchise renewal fees: $19 for
each motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier of property in intrastate commerce, and $2 for each motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier of property in interstate commerce.
(b) Filing fees: $100 for each application seeking a
Commission license or other authority, the reinstatement of a cancelled license or authority, or authority to establish a rate, other than by special permission, excluding both released rate applications and rate filings which may be investigated or suspended but which require no prior authorization for filing; $25 for each released rate application and each application to register as an interstate carrier; $15 for each application seeking special permission in regard to rates; and $15 for each equipment lease.
(2) Adjustment of Fee
The Commission may, by rulemaking in accordance with
provisions of The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act,
adjust franchise, franchise renewal, filing, and other fees
for motor carriers of property by increasing or decreasing
them from levels in effect absent Commission regulations prescribing
different fee levels. Franchise
and franchise renewal fees prescribed by the
Commission for motor carriers of property shall not exceed:
(a) $50 for each motor vehicle operated by a
household goods carrier in intrastate commerce;
(a-5) $15 for each motor vehicle operated by a public
carrier in intrastate commerce; and
(b) $7 for each motor vehicle operated by a motor
carrier of property in interstate commerce.
(3) Late-Filing Fees.
(a) Commission to Prescribe Late-Filing Fees. The
Commission may prescribe fees for the late filing of proof of insurance, operating reports, franchise or franchise renewal fee applications, or other documents required to be filed on a periodic basis with the Commission.
(b) Late-filing Fees to Accrue Automatically.
Late-filing fees shall accrue automatically from the filing deadline set forth in Commission regulations, and all persons or entities required to make such filings shall be on notice of such deadlines.
(c) Maximum Fees. Late-filing fees prescribed by the
Commission shall not exceed $100 for an initial period, plus $10 for each day after the expiration of the initial period. The Commission may provide for waiver of all or part of late-filing fees accrued under this subsection on a showing of good cause.
(d) Effect of Failure to Make Timely Filings and Pay
Late-Filing Fees. Failure of a person to file proof of continuous insurance coverage or to make other periodic filings required under Commission regulations shall make licenses and registrations held by the person subject to revocation or suspension. The licenses or registrations cannot thereafter be returned to good standing until after payment of all late-filing fees accrued and not waived under this subsection.
(4) Payment of Fees.
(a) Franchise and Franchise Renewal Fees. Franchise
and franchise renewal fees for motor carriers of property shall be due and payable on or before the 31st day of December of the calendar year preceding the calendar year for which the fees are owing, unless otherwise provided in Commission regulations.
(b) Filing and Other Fees. Filing and other fees
(including late-filing fees) shall be due and payable on the date of filing, or on such other date as is set forth in Commission regulations.
(5) When Fees Returnable.
(a) Whenever an application to the Illinois Commerce
Commission is accompanied by any fee as required by law and such application is refused or rejected, said fee shall be returned to said applicant.
(b) The Illinois Commerce Commission may reduce by
interlineation the amount of any personal check or corporate check or company check drawn on the account of and delivered by any person for payment of a fee required by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(c) Any check altered pursuant to above shall be
endorsed by the Illinois Commerce Commission as follows: "This check is warranted to subsequent holders and to the drawee to be in the amount $
(d) All applications to the Illinois Commerce
Commission requiring fee payment upon reprinting shall contain the following authorization statement: "My signature authorizes the Illinois Commerce Commission to lower the amount of check if fee submitted exceeds correct amount."
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)