(625 ILCS 5/3-648)
Education license plates.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form
prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated
as Education license plates. The special plates issued under this Section
shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor
vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates
issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure
established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
(b) The design and color of the plates
shall be determined by a contest that every elementary school pupil in the
State of Illinois is eligible to enter. The designs submitted for the contest
shall be judged on September 30, 2002, and the winning design shall be selected
by a committee
composed of the Secretary, the Director of State Police, 2 members of the
Senate, one member chosen by the President of the Senate and one member chosen
Senate Minority Leader, and 2 members of the House of Representatives, one
member chosen by the Speaker of the House and one member chosen by the House
Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates
under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or
decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
(c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for
in addition to the appropriate registration fee.
Of this $40 additional original issuance fee, $15 shall be deposited into the
Secretary of State Special
License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the
administrative processing costs, and
$25 shall be deposited into the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund.
For each registration renewal period, a $40 fee, in addition to the
appropriate registration fee, shall be charged.
Of this $40 additional renewal fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of
State Special License
Plate Fund and $38 shall be deposited into the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund. Each
fiscal year, once deposits from the additional original issuance and renewal
fees into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund have reached
$500,000, all the amounts received for the additional fees for the balance of
the fiscal year shall be
deposited into the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund.
(d) The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund
is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All
moneys in the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund
shall be apportioned according to Section 52 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-533, eff. 8-23-13.)