(625 ILCS 5/3-615) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-615)
    Sec. 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.)