(625 ILCS 5/3-670)
Autism Awareness 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 Autism Awareness license plates. The special plates
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 is wholly within the
discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, 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 Autism Awareness 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
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 Autism Awareness Fund and $2 shall be deposited into
Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(d) The Autism Awareness Fund is created as a special fund in
the State treasury. All moneys in the Autism Awareness Fund shall be used,
subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the Illinois Department of Human Services for the purpose of grants for research, education, and awareness regarding autism and autism spectrum disorders.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)