(625 ILCS 5/3-655)
Hospice 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 Hospice 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 color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of
the Secretary. The design of the plates shall include the word "Hospice" above
drawings of two lilies and a butterfly.
Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized
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 $25 fee for
original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this
fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Hospice Fund and $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.
For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the
appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be
deposited into the Hospice Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the
Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(d) The Hospice Fund is created as a special fund in the State
treasury. All money in the Hospice Fund shall be paid, subject to
appropriation by the General Assembly
and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to a statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs to be used as follows:
(1) To fund projects relating to hospice care for
special groups, such as children, veterans, and ethnic, religious, gender, or minority groups, or to provide disease-specific research or outreach.
(2) To fund education and outreach for hospice
volunteers, patients, families, and health care professionals.
(3) To fund informational and educational media
programs regarding the availability of hospice services.
(4) To fund the expansion or enhancement of a
statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs toll-free referral line operated to provide hospice information.
(5) To fund the expansion or enhancement of a
statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs Internet website.
(6) To cover reasonable costs for special plate
A statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs shall distribute grant moneys received under this subsection (d) through a standing committee that reviews funding solicitations and
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)