(625 ILCS 5/7-211)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-211)
Duration of suspension.
(a) Unless a suspension is terminated
under other provisions of this Code, the driver's license or registration
and nonresident's operating privilege suspended as provided in Section
7-205 shall remain suspended and shall not be renewed nor shall any
license or registration be issued to the person until:
1. The person deposits or there shall be deposited
and filed on the person's behalf the security required under Section 7-201;
2. Two years have elapsed following the date the
driver's license and registrations were suspended and evidence satisfactory to the Secretary of State that during the period no action for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident has been properly filed;
3. Receipt of proper notice that the person has filed
bankruptcy which would include all claims for personal injury and property damage resulting from the accident; or
4. After the expiration of 5 years from the date of
the accident, the Secretary of State has not received documentation that any action at law for damages arising out of the motor vehicle accident has been filed against the person.
An affidavit that no action at law for damages arising
out of the motor vehicle accident has been filed against the applicant,
or if filed that it is not still pending shall be prima facie evidence
of that fact. The Secretary of State may take whatever steps are necessary
to verify the statement set forth in the applicant's affidavit.
(b) The driver's license or registration and nonresident's operating
privileges suspended as provided in Section 7-205 shall also remain suspended
and shall not be renewed nor shall any license or registration be issued to the
person until the person gives proof of his or her financial responsibility in
the future as provided in Section 1-164.5. The proof is to be
maintained by the
person in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of State for a period of 3
years after the date the proof is first filed.
(Source: P.A. 90-264, eff. 1-1-98; 91-80, eff. 7-9-99.)