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625 ILCS 5/3-699.14

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special license plates.
    (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section. When applying for a Universal special license plate the applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record of that organization and that organization shall remain affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered, revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal, sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal special license plate other than a decal authorized by the General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, including motorcycles and autocycles, or 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 under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary governing the requirements for and approval of Universal special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow Universal special license plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a version of the special registration plates authorized under this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles and autocycles.
    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the organization designated by the applicant when applying for the plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into the special fund designated in the law authorizing the organization to issue decals for Universal special license plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.
    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for Universal special license plates with the original and renewal fees and fee distribution as follows:
        (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
        
Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside
        
Monarch Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
        (2) Illinois Veterans' Homes.
            (A) Original issuance: $26, which shall be
        
deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $26, which shall be deposited into
        
the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
        (3) The Illinois Department of Human Services for
    
volunteerism decals.
            (A) Original issuance: $25, which shall be
        
deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25, which shall be deposited into
        
the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
        (4) The Illinois Department of Public Health.
            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
        
Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Prostate Cancer
        
Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
        (5) Horsemen's Council of Illinois.
            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
        
Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Horsemen's
        
Council of Illinois Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (f) The following funds are created as special funds in the State treasury:
        (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to
    
be paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects in this State.
        (2) The Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund. All moneys to
    
be paid as grants to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago.
        (3) The Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund. All
    
moneys shall be paid as grants to the Horsemen's Council of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-723, eff. 8-5-16; 99-814, eff. 1-1-17; 100-57, eff. 1-1-18; 100-60, eff. 1-1-18; 100-78, eff. 1-1-18; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)