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625 ILCS 5/6-103

    (625 ILCS 5/6-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-103)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-248)
    Sec. 6-103. What persons shall not be licensed as drivers or granted permits. The Secretary of State shall not issue, renew, or allow the retention of any driver's license nor issue any permit under this Code:
        1. To any person, as a driver, who is under the age
    
of 18 years except as provided in Section 6-107, and except that an instruction permit may be issued under Section 6-107.1 to a child who is not less than 15 years of age if the child is enrolled in an approved driver education course as defined in Section 1-103 of this Code and requires an instruction permit to participate therein, except that an instruction permit may be issued under the provisions of Section 6-107.1 to a child who is 17 years and 3 months of age without the child having enrolled in an approved driver education course and except that an instruction permit may be issued to a child who is at least 15 years and 3 months of age, is enrolled in school, meets the educational requirements of the Driver Education Act, and has passed examinations the Secretary of State in his or her discretion may prescribe;
        1.5. To any person at least 18 years of age but less
    
than 21 years of age unless the person has, in addition to any other requirements of this Code, successfully completed an adult driver education course as provided in Section 6-107.5 of this Code;
        2. To any person who is under the age of 18 as an
    
operator of a motorcycle other than a motor driven cycle unless the person has, in addition to meeting the provisions of Section 6-107 of this Code, successfully completed a motorcycle training course approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation and successfully completes the required Secretary of State's motorcycle driver's examination;
        3. To any person, as a driver, whose driver's license
    
or permit has been suspended, during the suspension, nor to any person whose driver's license or permit has been revoked, except as provided in Sections 6-205, 6-206, and 6-208;
        4. To any person, as a driver, who is a user of
    
alcohol or any other drug to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle;
        5. To any person, as a driver, who has previously
    
been adjudged to be afflicted with or suffering from any mental or physical disability or disease and who has not at the time of application been restored to competency by the methods provided by law;
        6. To any person, as a driver, who is required by the
    
Secretary of State to submit an alcohol and drug evaluation or take an examination provided for in this Code unless the person has successfully passed the examination and submitted any required evaluation;
        7. To any person who is required under the provisions
    
of the laws of this State to deposit security or proof of financial responsibility and who has not deposited the security or proof;
        8. To any person when the Secretary of State has good
    
cause to believe that the person by reason of physical or mental disability would not be able to safely operate a motor vehicle upon the highways, unless the person shall furnish to the Secretary of State a verified written statement, acceptable to the Secretary of State, from a competent medical specialist, a licensed physician assistant, or a licensed advanced practice nurse, to the effect that the operation of a motor vehicle by the person would not be inimical to the public safety;
        9. To any person, as a driver, who is 69 years of age
    
or older, unless the person has successfully complied with the provisions of Section 6-109;
        10. To any person convicted, within 12 months of
    
application for a license, of any of the sexual offenses enumerated in paragraph 2 of subsection (b) of Section 6-205;
        11. To any person who is under the age of 21 years
    
with a classification prohibited in paragraph (b) of Section 6-104 and to any person who is under the age of 18 years with a classification prohibited in paragraph (c) of Section 6-104;
        12. To any person who has been either convicted of or
    
adjudicated under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 based upon a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act while that person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. For purposes of this Section, any person placed on probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall not be considered convicted. Any person found guilty of this offense, while in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, shall have an entry made in the court record by the judge that this offense did occur while the person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and order the clerk of the court to report the violation to the Secretary of State as such. The Secretary of State shall not issue a new license or permit for a period of one year;
        13. To any person who is under the age of 18 years
    
and who has committed the offense of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license or permit in violation of Section 6-101 or a similar out of state offense;
        14. To any person who is 90 days or more delinquent
    
in court ordered child support payments or has been adjudicated in arrears in an amount equal to 90 days' obligation or more and who has been found in contempt of court for failure to pay the support, subject to the requirements and procedures of Article VII of Chapter 7 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
        14.5. To any person certified by the Illinois
    
Department of Healthcare and Family Services as being 90 days or more delinquent in payment of support under an order of support entered by a court or administrative body of this or any other State, subject to the requirements and procedures of Article VII of Chapter 7 of this Code regarding those certifications;
        15. To any person released from a term of
    
imprisonment for violating Section 9-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a law of another state relating to reckless homicide or for violating subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of this Code relating to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, if the violation was the proximate cause of a death, within 24 months of release from a term of imprisonment;
        16. To any person who, with intent to influence any
    
act related to the issuance of any driver's license or permit, by an employee of the Secretary of State's Office, or the owner or employee of any commercial driver training school licensed by the Secretary of State, or any other individual authorized by the laws of this State to give driving instructions or administer all or part of a driver's license examination, promises or tenders to that person any property or personal advantage which that person is not authorized by law to accept. Any persons promising or tendering such property or personal advantage shall be disqualified from holding any class of driver's license or permit for 120 consecutive days. The Secretary of State shall establish by rule the procedures for implementing this period of disqualification and the procedures by which persons so disqualified may obtain administrative review of the decision to disqualify;
        17. To any person for whom the Secretary of State
    
cannot verify the accuracy of any information or documentation submitted in application for a driver's license;
        18. To any person who has been adjudicated under the
    
Juvenile Court Act of 1987 based upon an offense that is determined by the court to have been committed in furtherance of the criminal activities of an organized gang, as provided in Section 5-710 of that Act, and that involved the operation or use of a motor vehicle or the use of a driver's license or permit. The person shall be denied a license or permit for the period determined by the court; or
        19. To any person who holds a REAL ID compliant
    
identification card or REAL ID compliant Person with a Disability Identification Card issued under the Illinois Identification Card Act. Any such person may, at his or her discretion, surrender the REAL ID compliant identification card or REAL ID compliant Person with a Disability Identification Card in order to become eligible to obtain a REAL ID compliant driver's license.
    The Secretary of State shall retain all conviction information, if the information is required to be held confidential under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 99-511, eff. 1-1-17; 100-248, eff. 8-22-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-513)
    Sec. 6-103. What persons shall not be licensed as drivers or granted permits. The Secretary of State shall not issue, renew, or allow the retention of any driver's license nor issue any permit under this Code:
        1. To any person, as a driver, who is under the age
    
of 18 years except as provided in Section 6-107, and except that an instruction permit may be issued under Section 6-107.1 to a child who is not less than 15 years of age if the child is enrolled in an approved driver education course as defined in Section 1-103 of this Code and requires an instruction permit to participate therein, except that an instruction permit may be issued under the provisions of Section 6-107.1 to a child who is 17 years and 3 months of age without the child having enrolled in an approved driver education course and except that an instruction permit may be issued to a child who is at least 15 years and 3 months of age, is enrolled in school, meets the educational requirements of the Driver Education Act, and has passed examinations the Secretary of State in his or her discretion may prescribe;
        1.5. To any person at least 18 years of age but less
    
than 21 years of age unless the person has, in addition to any other requirements of this Code, successfully completed an adult driver education course as provided in Section 6-107.5 of this Code;
        2. To any person who is under the age of 18 as an
    
operator of a motorcycle other than a motor driven cycle unless the person has, in addition to meeting the provisions of Section 6-107 of this Code, successfully completed a motorcycle training course approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation and successfully completes the required Secretary of State's motorcycle driver's examination;
        3. To any person, as a driver, whose driver's license
    
or permit has been suspended, during the suspension, nor to any person whose driver's license or permit has been revoked, except as provided in Sections 6-205, 6-206, and 6-208;
        4. To any person, as a driver, who is a user of
    
alcohol or any other drug to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle;
        5. To any person, as a driver, who has previously
    
been adjudged to be afflicted with or suffering from any mental or physical disability or disease and who has not at the time of application been restored to competency by the methods provided by law;
        6. To any person, as a driver, who is required by the
    
Secretary of State to submit an alcohol and drug evaluation or take an examination provided for in this Code unless the person has successfully passed the examination and submitted any required evaluation;
        7. To any person who is required under the provisions
    
of the laws of this State to deposit security or proof of financial responsibility and who has not deposited the security or proof;
        8. To any person when the Secretary of State has good
    
cause to believe that the person by reason of physical or mental disability would not be able to safely operate a motor vehicle upon the highways, unless the person shall furnish to the Secretary of State a verified written statement, acceptable to the Secretary of State, from a competent medical specialist, a licensed physician assistant, or a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, to the effect that the operation of a motor vehicle by the person would not be inimical to the public safety;
        9. To any person, as a driver, who is 69 years of age
    
or older, unless the person has successfully complied with the provisions of Section 6-109;
        10. To any person convicted, within 12 months of
    
application for a license, of any of the sexual offenses enumerated in paragraph 2 of subsection (b) of Section 6-205;
        11. To any person who is under the age of 21 years
    
with a classification prohibited in paragraph (b) of Section 6-104 and to any person who is under the age of 18 years with a classification prohibited in paragraph (c) of Section 6-104;
        12. To any person who has been either convicted of or
    
adjudicated under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 based upon a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act while that person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. For purposes of this Section, any person placed on probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall not be considered convicted. Any person found guilty of this offense, while in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, shall have an entry made in the court record by the judge that this offense did occur while the person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and order the clerk of the court to report the violation to the Secretary of State as such. The Secretary of State shall not issue a new license or permit for a period of one year;
        13. To any person who is under the age of 18 years
    
and who has committed the offense of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license or permit in violation of Section 6-101 or a similar out of state offense;
        14. To any person who is 90 days or more delinquent
    
in court ordered child support payments or has been adjudicated in arrears in an amount equal to 90 days' obligation or more and who has been found in contempt of court for failure to pay the support, subject to the requirements and procedures of Article VII of Chapter 7 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
        14.5. To any person certified by the Illinois
    
Department of Healthcare and Family Services as being 90 days or more delinquent in payment of support under an order of support entered by a court or administrative body of this or any other State, subject to the requirements and procedures of Article VII of Chapter 7 of this Code regarding those certifications;
        15. To any person released from a term of
    
imprisonment for violating Section 9-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a law of another state relating to reckless homicide or for violating subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of this Code relating to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, if the violation was the proximate cause of a death, within 24 months of release from a term of imprisonment;
        16. To any person who, with intent to influence any
    
act related to the issuance of any driver's license or permit, by an employee of the Secretary of State's Office, or the owner or employee of any commercial driver training school licensed by the Secretary of State, or any other individual authorized by the laws of this State to give driving instructions or administer all or part of a driver's license examination, promises or tenders to that person any property or personal advantage which that person is not authorized by law to accept. Any persons promising or tendering such property or personal advantage shall be disqualified from holding any class of driver's license or permit for 120 consecutive days. The Secretary of State shall establish by rule the procedures for implementing this period of disqualification and the procedures by which persons so disqualified may obtain administrative review of the decision to disqualify;
        17. To any person for whom the Secretary of State
    
cannot verify the accuracy of any information or documentation submitted in application for a driver's license;
        18. To any person who has been adjudicated under the
    
Juvenile Court Act of 1987 based upon an offense that is determined by the court to have been committed in furtherance of the criminal activities of an organized gang, as provided in Section 5-710 of that Act, and that involved the operation or use of a motor vehicle or the use of a driver's license or permit. The person shall be denied a license or permit for the period determined by the court; or
        19. Beginning July 1, 2017, to any person who has
    
been issued an identification card under the Illinois Identification Card Act. Any such person may, at his or her discretion, surrender the identification card in order to become eligible to obtain a driver's license.
    The Secretary of State shall retain all conviction information, if the information is required to be held confidential under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 99-511, eff. 1-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)