(625 ILCS 5/3-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-602)
    Sec. 3-602. Certificate and special plates for dealers, manufacturers, and transporters.
    (a) Any dealer, manufacturer, or transporter may make application to the Secretary of State upon the appropriate form for a certificate containing a general distinguishing number and for one or more sets of special plates as appropriate to various types of vehicles subject to registration hereunder. The applicant shall submit such proof of his or her status as a bona fide dealer, manufacturer, or transporter as may be reasonably required by the Secretary of State.
    (b) The Secretary of State, upon granting any such application, shall issue to the applicant a certificate containing the applicant's name and address and special plates as applied for. Both the certificates and special plates shall display the general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall issue special plates to dealers and manufacturers in accordance with the following formula:
number vehiclesmaximum number setsmaximum number
sold in previousof special platesadditional sets
calendar yearissued at fee setissued at fee
by Sec. 3-810set by Sec. 3-806
0 0 0
1-10 1 1
11-25 2 2
26-100 8 8
101-2501212
251-5002020
501-7503030
751-10004040
1001-15005050
1501-20006060
2001-25007070
2501+9090
    For those Dealers with annual sales over 2501, special plates will be allocated based on 10 sets of plates under each section for each additional 500 vehicles sold.
    The limit on the maximum number of additional sets issued to manufacturers at the fee set by Section 3-806 may be lifted at the discretion of the Secretary of State.
    The Secretary shall issue to a new dealer or manufacturer not more than 8 sets of special plates at each fee. If the new dealer or manufacturer has acquired his or her business from a previous dealer or manufacturer, he or she may be issued a number of sets based upon the number of vehicles sold in the previous calendar year by the previous dealer or manufacturer. If the new dealer or manufacturer was in business for only a part of the previous calendar year, the number of special plates to which he or she is entitled may be extrapolated from the number of vehicles he or she sold during that part of the year.
    (d) Any manufacturer of engine and driveline components may apply to the Secretary of State for a license to operate vehicles in which such components are installed on the public highways of the State for the purpose of testing such components. The application shall describe the components and the vehicles in which they are installed, and shall contain such additional information as the Secretary shall prescribe. Upon receipt of an application and an accompanying fee of $1000, the Secretary shall issue to the applicant a license for the entire test period of the components described in the application.
    Every licensee shall keep a record of each vehicle operated under such license which shall be open to inspection by the Secretary or his authorized representative for inspection at any reasonable time during the day or night.
    The license of a manufacturer of engine and driveline components may be denied, revoked or suspended if the Secretary finds that the manufacturer has:
        (1) violated this Code;
        (2) made any material misrepresentation to the
    
Secretary of State in connection with an application for a license; or
        (3) failed to produce for the Secretary of State any
    
record required to be produced by this Code.
    This amendatory Act of 1983 shall be applicable to the 1984 registration year and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)