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625 ILCS 5/3-400
(625 ILCS 5/3-400)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-400)
Notwithstanding the definitions set forth in
Chapter 1 of this Act, for the purposes of this Article, the following
words shall have the meaning ascribed to them as follows:
"Apportionable Fee" means any periodic recurring fee required for
licensing or registering vehicles, such as, but not limited to,
registration fees, license or weight fees.
"Apportionable Vehicle" means any vehicle, except recreational
vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, city pickup and delivery
vehicles, buses used in transportation of chartered parties, and government
owned vehicles that are used or intended for use in 2 or more member
jurisdictions that allocate or proportionally register vehicles, in a
fleet which is used for the transportation of persons for hire or the
transportation of property and which has a gross vehicle weight in excess of
26,000 pounds; or has three or more axles regardless of weight; or is used in
combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross
vehicle weight. Vehicles, or combinations having a gross vehicle weight of
26,000 pounds or less and two-axle vehicles may be proportionally registered at
the option of such owner.
"Base Jurisdiction" means, for purposes of fleet registration, the
jurisdiction where the registrant has an established place of business,
where operational records of the fleet are maintained and where mileage
is accrued by the fleet. In case a registrant operates more than one
fleet, and maintains records for each fleet in different places, the
"base jurisdiction" for a fleet shall be the jurisdiction where an
established place of business is maintained, where records of the
operation of that fleet are maintained and where mileage is accrued by
"Operational Records" means documents supporting miles traveled in
each jurisdiction and total miles traveled, such as fuel reports, trip
leases, and logs.
"Owner" means a person who holds legal title of a motor vehicle, or in the
event a motor vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional
sale or lease thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the
conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of
possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee with right of
purchase, or in the event a mortgagor of such motor vehicle is entitled
to possession, or in the event a lessee of such motor vehicle is
entitled to possession or control, then such conditional vendee or
lessee with right of purchase or mortgagor or lessee is considered to be
the owner for the purpose of this Act.
"Registration plate cover" means any tinted, colored, painted, marked, clear, or illuminated object that is designed to (i) cover any of the characters of a motor vehicle's
registration plate; or (ii) distort a recorded image of any of the characters
of a motor vehicle's registration plate recorded by an automated enforcement system as defined in Section 11-208.6, 11-208.8, or 11-1201.1 of this Code or recorded by an automated traffic control system as defined in Section 15 of the Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act.
"Rental Owner" means an owner principally engaged, with respect to
one or more rental fleets, in renting to others or offering for rental
the vehicles of such fleets, without drivers.
"Restricted Plates" shall include, but is not limited to, dealer,
manufacturer, transporter, farm, repossessor, and permanently mounted type
plates. Vehicles displaying any of these type plates from a foreign
jurisdiction that is a member of the International Registration Plan shall be
granted reciprocity but shall be subject to the same limitations as similar
plated Illinois registered vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)