(625 ILCS 5/3-659)
    Sec. 3-659. Pan Hellenic license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Pan Hellenic license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division or 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 special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that an emblem of a Pan Hellenic eligible member shall be on the plate. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates 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, in his or her discretion, may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of the special plates.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust 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 $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. The State Treasurer shall create separate accounts within the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund for each eligible member for which Pan Hellenic license plates have been issued. Moneys in the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund shall be allocated to each account in proportion to the number of plates sold in regard to each fraternity or sorority. All moneys in the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund shall be distributed, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Alpha Kappa Alpha Charitable Foundation, Illinois Delta Sigma Theta Charitable Foundation, Illinois Zeta Phi Beta Charitable Foundation, Illinois Sigma Gamma Rho Charitable Foundation, Illinois Alpha Phi Alpha Charitable Foundation, Illinois Omega Psi Phi Charitable Foundation, Illinois Kappa Alpha Psi Charitable Foundation, Illinois Phi Beta Sigma Charitable Foundation, or Illinois Iota Phi Theta Charitable Foundation for charitable purposes sponsored by the African-American fraternity or sorority.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)