(625 ILCS 5/18c-5304)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5304)
The Public Need/Public Convenience and Necessity Test.
Applicants for non-relocation towing licenses may establish, and other
parties may rebut, a prima facie showing of public need/public convenience and
necessity by the following evidence:
(1) Existing Towing Companies.
(a) Evidentiary Standard.
Any person engaged in non-relocation towing between July 1, 1985 and
January 1, 1986 may establish a prima facie showing of public convenience
and necessity to the extent of such operations by submitting a statement:
(i) Affirming that the person was engaged in non-relocation during the
foregoing time period; and
(ii) Describing its operations during such period.
(b) Extent of Existing Operations. The extent of the applicant's operations shall
be presumed to encompass non-relocation towing within the following
territory, unless otherwise shown on the record:
(i) Movements within a 50 mile radius of the applicant's principal place
of business in Illinois; and
(ii) Movements from points within the foregoing radius to points in
Illinois, and vice versa.
(c) Deadline for Filing Applications. Applications under this
subsection must be filed within 9 months after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of 1986, or by July 1, 1987, whichever is later.
(2) New Towing Companies and Extension of Existing Company Operations.
Applications for non-relocation towing licenses need not be supported by
shippers intending to use the carrier's service if other evidence of public
need/public convenience and necessity is offered by carrier witnesses,
non-carrier witnesses from other than
shippers intending to use the carrier's service, or others.
(3) Rebuttal of Prima Facie Showing of Public Need/Public Convenience and Necessity.
A prima facie showing of public need/public convenience and necessity may be rebutted
by other evidence of record, either from the applicant or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)