(625 ILCS 5/3-691)
Illinois Fraternal Order of Police 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 Illinois Fraternal Order of Police license plates to residents of Illinois who are members in good standing of the Fraternal Order of Police-Illinois State Lodge and meet other eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. 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, and recreational vehicles, as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. 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, except that the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police emblem shall appear on the plates. The 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. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln" as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. 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.
(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 Fraternal Order of Police 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 Fraternal Order of Police Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(d) The Fraternal Order of Police Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Fraternal Order of Police Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police to increase the efficiency and professionalism of law enforcement officers in Illinois, to educate the public about law enforcement issues, to more firmly establish the public confidence in law enforcement, to create partnerships with the public, and to honor the service of law enforcement officers dedicated to the protection of life and property.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 98-275, eff. 1-1-14.)