(625 ILCS 5/3-684)
Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training license plate.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, recreational vehicles as defined in Section 1-169 of this Code, and subject to the staggered registration system. 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 wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized 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 of State shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
(c) An applicant shall be charged a $27 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $12 shall be deposited into the Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $17 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund.
(d) The Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund shall, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary of State, as grants to the EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Council, a not-for-profit corporation, for the purposes (i) of providing scholarships for graduate study, undergraduate study, or both, to children and spouses of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel killed in the course of their employment, and (ii) for grants for the training of EMS personnel.
(Source: P.A. 96-591, eff. 8-18-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)