(625 ILCS 5/3-638)
U.S. Veteran License Plates.
(a) In addition to any other special license plate, the Secretary, upon
receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by
the Secretary of State, may issue U.S. Veteran license plates to residents of
Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of
State. The special U.S. Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be
affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and
motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered
multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
(b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly
within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or
her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized
in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required
to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section
3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements
and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals
as provided under Section 3-412.
(d) A charitable organization deemed eligible by the Secretary of State shall design decals to be affixed on plates issued under this Section. The decals shall designate the applicant's branch of service, theater of action, or both. The Secretary may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of charitable decals.
(e) The charitable organization authorized to design decals under subsection (d) of this Section may establish a fee for the purchase of charitable decals and shall report by July 31 of each year to the Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department the sticker fee, the number of charitable decals sold, the total revenue received from the sale of charitable decals during the previous fiscal year, and any other information deemed necessary by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 99-166, eff. 7-28-15.)