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625 ILCS 5/6-110
(625 ILCS 5/6-110)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-110)
Licenses issued to drivers.
(a) The Secretary of State shall issue to every qualifying applicant a
driver's license as applied for, which license shall bear a
number assigned to the licensee, the legal name,
code, date of birth, residence address, and a brief description of the
Licenses issued shall also indicate the classification and
the restrictions under Section 6-104 of this Code.
The Secretary may adopt rules to establish informational restrictions that can be placed on the driver's license regarding specific conditions of the licensee.
A driver's license issued may, in the discretion of the Secretary,
include a suitable photograph of a type prescribed by the Secretary.
(a-1) If the licensee is less than 18 years of age, unless one of the exceptions in subsection (a-2) apply, the license shall, as a matter of law, be invalid for the operation of any motor vehicle during the following times:
(A) Between 11:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday;
(B) Between 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 6:00 a.m. on
(C) Between 10:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday,
inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
(a-2) The driver's license of a person under the age of 18 shall not be invalid as described in subsection (a-1) of this Section if the licensee under the age of 18 was:
(1) accompanied by the licensee's parent or guardian
or other person in custody or control of the minor;
(2) on an errand at the direction of the minor's
parent or guardian, without any detour or stop;
(3) in a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;
(4) going to or returning home from an employment
activity, without any detour or stop;
(5) involved in an emergency;
(6) going to or returning home from, without any
detour or stop, an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by a government or governmental agency, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the licensee, without any detour or stop;
(7) exercising First Amendment rights protected by
the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or
(8) married or had been married or is an emancipated
minor under the Emancipation of Minors Act.
(a-2.5) The driver's license of a person who is 17 years of age and has been licensed for at least 12 months is not invalid as described in subsection (a-1) of this Section while the licensee is participating as an assigned driver in a Safe Rides program that meets the following criteria:
(1) the program is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of
America or another national public service organization; and
(2) the sponsoring organization carries liability
insurance covering the program.
(a-3) If a graduated driver's license holder over the age of 18 committed an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of Section 6-107 or Section 12-603.1 of this Code in the 6 months prior to the graduated driver's license holder's 18th birthday, and was subsequently convicted of the offense, the provisions of subsection (a-1) shall continue to apply until such time as a period of 6 consecutive months has elapsed without an additional violation and subsequent conviction of an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or Section 6-107 or Section 12-603.1 of this Code.
(a-4) If an applicant for a driver's license or instruction permit has a current identification card issued by the Secretary of State, the Secretary may require the applicant to utilize the same residence address and name on the identification card, driver's license, and instruction permit records maintained by the Secretary. The Secretary may promulgate rules to implement this provision.
(a-5) If an applicant for a driver's license is a judicial officer or a peace officer, the applicant may elect to have his or her office or work address listed on the license instead of the applicant's residence or mailing address. The Secretary of State shall adopt rules to implement this subsection (a-5). For the purposes of this subsection (a-5), "peace officer" means any person who by virtue of his or her office or public employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for a violation of any penal statute of this State, whether that duty extends to all violations or is limited to specific violations.
(b) Until the Secretary of State establishes a First Person Consent organ and tissue donor registry under Section 6-117 of this Code, the Secretary of State shall provide a format on the reverse of
each driver's license issued which the licensee may use to execute a document
of gift conforming to the provisions of the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act.
The format shall allow the licensee to indicate the gift intended, whether
specific organs, any organ, or the entire body, and shall accommodate the
signatures of the donor and 2 witnesses. The Secretary shall also inform
each applicant or licensee of this format, describe the procedure for its
execution, and may offer the necessary witnesses; provided that in so doing,
the Secretary shall advise the applicant or licensee that he or she is
under no compulsion to execute a document of gift. A brochure
explaining this method of executing an anatomical gift document shall be given
to each applicant or licensee. The brochure shall advise the applicant or
licensee that he or she is under no compulsion to execute a document of
gift, and that he or she may wish to consult with family, friends or clergy
before doing so. The Secretary of State may undertake additional efforts,
including education and awareness activities, to promote organ and tissue
(c) The Secretary of State shall designate on each driver's license issued
a space where the licensee may place a sticker or decal of the uniform
size as the Secretary may specify, which sticker or decal may indicate in
appropriate language that the owner of the license carries an Emergency
Medical Information Card.
The sticker may be provided by any person, hospital, school,
medical group, or association interested in assisting in implementing
the Emergency Medical Information Card, but shall meet the specifications
as the Secretary may by rule or regulation require.
(d) The Secretary of State shall designate on each driver's license issued
a space where the licensee may indicate his blood type and RH factor.
(e) The Secretary of State shall provide
that each original or renewal driver's license issued to a licensee under
21 years of age shall be of a distinct nature from those driver's licenses
issued to individuals 21 years of age and older. The color designated for
driver's licenses for licensees under 21 years of age shall be at the
discretion of the Secretary of State.
(e-1) The Secretary shall provide that each driver's license issued to a
person under the age of 21 displays the date upon which the person becomes 18
years of age and the date upon which the person becomes 21 years of age.
(e-3) The General Assembly recognizes the need to identify military veterans living in this State for the purpose of ensuring that they receive all of the services and benefits to which they are legally entitled, including healthcare, education assistance, and job placement. To assist the State in identifying these veterans and delivering these vital services and benefits, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue drivers' licenses with the word "veteran" appearing on the face of the licenses. This authorization is predicated on the unique status of veterans. The Secretary may not issue any other driver's license which identifies an occupation, status, affiliation, hobby, or other unique characteristics of the license holder which is unrelated to the purpose of the driver's license.
(e-5) Beginning on or before July 1, 2015, the Secretary of State shall designate a space on each original or renewal driver's license where, at the request of the applicant, the word "veteran" shall be placed. The veteran designation shall be available to a person identified as a veteran under subsection (e) of Section 6-106 of this Code who was discharged or separated under honorable conditions.
(f) The Secretary of State shall inform all Illinois licensed
commercial motor vehicle operators of the requirements of the Uniform
Commercial Driver License Act, Article V of this Chapter, and shall make
provisions to insure that all drivers, seeking to obtain a commercial
driver's license, be afforded an opportunity prior to April 1, 1992, to
obtain the license. The Secretary is authorized to extend
driver's license expiration dates, and assign specific times, dates and
locations where these commercial driver's tests shall be conducted. Any
applicant, regardless of the current expiration date of the applicant's
driver's license, may be subject to any assignment by the Secretary.
Failure to comply with the Secretary's assignment may result in the
applicant's forfeiture of an opportunity to receive a commercial driver's
license prior to April 1, 1992.
(g) The Secretary of State shall designate on a
driver's license issued, a space where the licensee may indicate that he or
she has drafted a living will in accordance with the Illinois Living Will
Act or a durable power of attorney for health care in accordance with the
Illinois Power of Attorney Act.
(g-1) The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may designate on
each driver's license issued a space where the licensee may place a sticker or
decal, issued by the Secretary of State, of uniform size as the Secretary may
specify, that shall indicate in appropriate language that the owner of the
license has renewed his or her driver's license.
(h) A person who acts in good faith in accordance with the terms of
this Section is not liable for damages in any civil action or subject to
prosecution in any criminal proceeding for his or her act.
(Source: P.A. 97-263, eff. 8-5-11; 97-739, eff. 1-1-13; 97-847, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1127, eff. 1-1-13; 98-323, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)