(625 ILCS 5/3-660)
September 11th license plates.
(a) Beginning on September 11, 2002, 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 September 11th license
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. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued
as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this 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
original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this
fee, $25 shall be deposited into the September 11th 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 September 11th Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the
Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(d) The September 11th Fund is created as a special fund in the State
treasury. Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency
shall pay all moneys in the September 11th Fund as grants to aid victims of
terrorism and as grants to local governments to cover the costs of training,
equipment, and other items related to public safety initiatives intended to
prevent further acts of terrorism or to respond to further acts of terrorism
or other disasters or emergency situations in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)