(625 ILCS 5/3-615)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-615)
Honorary Consular License Plate.
The Secretary, upon
receipt of an application made on the form prescribed by the Secretary of
State, may issue Illinois Honorary Consular license plates to any person who
is a non-resident and an official or employee of the Coordination Council for
North American Affairs as recognized in the Taiwan Relation Act, Public Law
96-8, and serving that instrumentality and temporarily residing in this
State. In addition, these plates may be issued to United States nationals
or permanent residents who are appointed Honorary Consular officers and
confirmed by the Federal Department of State.
Such registration plates may be issued for a 2 year period beginning
January 1 of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31 of the
subsequent even-numbered year. Applicants shall verify their status as
Honorary Consular or Taiwanese representatives on forms provided by the
Department of State.
In the event any holder of such registration plates or card leaves this
State or no longer serves as an Honorary Consular or Taiwanese official
or employee, the registration plates and card issued to such persons shall
terminate and the owner shall remove such plates from the vehicle so
registered and return them and the registration card to the Secretary of
State. Such plates may not be transferred to any other person by the
holder or owner.
(Source: P.A. 85-992.)