Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 57/) Transportation Network Providers Act.

625 ILCS 57/1

    (625 ILCS 57/1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Transportation Network Providers Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15.)

625 ILCS 57/5

    (625 ILCS 57/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 5. Definitions.
    "Transportation network company" or "TNC" means an entity operating in this State that uses a digital network or software application service to connect passengers to transportation network company services provided by transportation network company drivers. A TNC is not deemed to own, control, operate, or manage the vehicles used by TNC drivers, and is not a taxicab association or a for-hire vehicle owner.
    "Transportation network company driver" or "TNC driver" means an individual who operates a motor vehicle that is:
        (1) owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by
    
the individual;
        (2) not a taxicab or for-hire public passenger
    
vehicle; and
        (3) used to provide transportation network company
    
services.
    "Transportation network company services" or "TNC services" means transportation of a passenger between points chosen by the passenger and prearranged with a TNC driver through the use of a TNC digital network or software application. TNC services shall begin when a TNC driver accepts a request for transportation received through the TNC's digital network or software application service, continue while the TNC driver transports the passenger in the TNC driver's vehicle, and end when the passenger exits the TNC driver's vehicle. TNC service is not a taxicab, for-hire vehicle, or street hail service.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15.)

625 ILCS 57/10

    (625 ILCS 57/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10. Insurance.
    (a) Transportation network companies and participating TNC drivers shall comply with the automobile liability insurance requirements of this Section as required.
    (b) The following automobile liability insurance requirements shall apply from the moment a participating TNC driver logs on to the transportation network company's digital network or software application until the TNC driver accepts a request to transport a passenger, and from the moment the TNC driver completes the transaction on the digital network or software application or the ride is complete, whichever is later, until the TNC driver either accepts another ride request on the digital network or software application or logs off the digital network or software application:
        (1) Automobile liability insurance shall be in the
    
amount of at least $50,000 for death and personal injury per person, $100,000 for death and personal injury per incident, and $25,000 for property damage.
        (2) Contingent automobile liability insurance in
    
the amounts required in paragraph (1) of this subsection (b) shall be maintained by a transportation network company and provide coverage in the event a participating TNC driver's own automobile liability policy excludes coverage according to its policy terms or does not provide at least the limits of coverage required in paragraph (1) of this subsection (b).
    (c) The following automobile liability insurance requirements shall apply from the moment a TNC driver accepts a ride request on the transportation network company's digital network or software application until the TNC driver completes the transaction on the digital network or software application or until the ride is complete, whichever is later:
        (1) Automobile liability insurance shall be primary
    
and in the amount of $1,000,000 for death, personal injury, and property damage. The requirements for the coverage required by this paragraph (1) may be satisfied by any of the following:
            (A) automobile liability insurance maintained by
        
a participating TNC driver;
            (B) automobile liability company insurance
        
maintained by a transportation network company; or
            (C) any combination of subparagraphs (A) and
        
(B).
        (2) Insurance coverage provided under this
    
subsection (c) shall also provide for uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage in the amount of $50,000 from the moment a passenger enters the vehicle of a participating TNC driver until the passenger exits the vehicle.
        (3) The insurer, in the case of insurance coverage
    
provided under this subsection (c), shall have the duty to defend and indemnify the insured.
        (4) Coverage under an automobile liability
    
insurance policy required under this subsection (c) shall not be dependent on a personal automobile insurance policy first denying a claim nor shall a personal automobile insurance policy be required to first deny a claim.
    (d) In every instance when automobile liability insurance maintained by a participating TNC driver to fulfill the insurance obligations of this Section has lapsed or ceased to exist, the transportation network company shall provide the coverage required by this Section beginning with the first dollar of a claim.
    (e) This Section shall not limit the liability of a transportation network company arising out of an automobile accident involving a participating TNC driver in any action for damages against a transportation network company for an amount above the required insurance coverage.
    (f) The transportation network company shall disclose in writing to TNC drivers, as part of its agreement with those TNC drivers, the following:
        (1) the insurance coverage and limits of
    
liability that the transportation network company provides while the TNC driver uses a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company's digital network or software application; and
        (2) that the TNC driver's own insurance policy may
    
not provide coverage while the TNC driver uses a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company digital network depending on its terms.
    (g) An insurance policy required by this Section may be placed with an admitted Illinois insurer, or with an authorized surplus line insurer under Section 445 of the Illinois Insurance Code; and is not subject to any restriction or limitation on the issuance of a policy contained in Section 445a of the Illinois Insurance Code.
    (h) Any insurance policy required by this Section shall satisfy the financial responsibility requirement for a motor vehicle under Sections 7-203 and 7-601 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (i) If a transportation network company's insurer makes a payment for a claim covered under comprehensive coverage or collision coverage, the transportation network company shall cause its insurer to issue the payment directly to the business repairing the vehicle, or jointly to the owner of the vehicle and the primary lienholder on the covered vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15; 99-56, eff. 7-16-15.)

625 ILCS 57/15

    (625 ILCS 57/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 15. Driver requirements.
    (a) Prior to permitting an individual to act as a TNC driver on its digital platform, the TNC shall:
        (1) require the individual to submit an application
    
to the TNC, which includes information regarding his or her address, age, driver's license, driving history, motor vehicle registration, automobile liability insurance, and other information required by the TNC;
        (2) conduct, or have a third party conduct, a local
    
and national criminal history background check for each individual applicant that shall include:
            (A) Multi-State or Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal
        
Records Locator or other similar commercial nationwide database with validation (primary source search); and
            (B) National Sex Offenders Registry database; and
        (3) obtain and review a driving history research
    
report for the individual.
    (b) The TNC shall not permit an individual to act as a TNC driver on its digital platform who:
        (1) has had more than 3 moving violations in the
    
prior three-year period, or one major violation in the prior three-year period including, but not limited to, attempting to evade the police, reckless driving, or driving on a suspended or revoked license;
        (2) has been convicted, within the past 7 years, of
    
driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fraud, sexual offenses, use of a motor vehicle to commit a felony, a crime involving property damage, or theft, acts of violence, or acts of terror;
        (3) is a match in the National Sex Offenders Registry
    
database;
        (4) does not possess a valid driver's license;
        (5) does not possess proof of registration for the
    
motor vehicle used to provide TNC services;
        (6) does not possess proof of automobile liability
    
insurance for the motor vehicle used to provide TNC services; or
        (7) is under 19 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15.)

625 ILCS 57/20

    (625 ILCS 57/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 20. Non-discrimination.
    (a) The TNC shall adopt and notify TNC drivers of a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of destination, race, color, national origin, religious belief or affiliation, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity with respect to passengers and potential passengers.
    (b) TNC drivers shall comply with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination against passengers or potential passengers on the basis of destination, race, color, national origin, religious belief or affiliation, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
    (c) TNC drivers shall comply with all applicable laws relating to accommodation of service animals.
    (d) A TNC shall not impose additional charges for providing services to persons with physical disabilities because of those disabilities.
    (e) A TNC shall provide passengers an opportunity to indicate whether they require a wheelchair accessible vehicle. If a TNC cannot arrange wheelchair-accessible TNC service in any instance, it shall direct the passenger to an alternate provider of wheelchair-accessible service, if available.
    (f) If a unit of local government has requirements for licensed chauffeurs not to discriminate in providing service in under-served areas, TNC drivers participating in TNC services within that unit of local government shall be subject to the same non-discrimination requirements for providing service in under-served areas.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15.)

625 ILCS 57/25

    (625 ILCS 57/25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 25. Safety.
    (a) The TNC shall implement a zero tolerance policy on the use of drugs or alcohol while a TNC driver is providing TNC services or is logged into the TNC's digital network but is not providing TNC services.
    (b) The TNC shall provide notice of the zero tolerance policy on its website, as well as procedures to report a complaint about a driver with whom a passenger was matched and whom the passenger reasonably suspects was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the course of the trip.
    (c) Upon receipt of a passenger's complaint alleging a violation of the zero tolerance policy, the TNC shall immediately suspend the TNC driver's access to the TNC's digital platform, and shall conduct an investigation into the reported incident. The suspension shall last the duration of the investigation.
    (d) The TNC shall require that any motor vehicle that a TNC driver will use to provide TNC services meets vehicle safety and emissions requirements for a private motor vehicle in this State.
    (e) TNCs or TNC drivers are not common carriers, contract carriers or motor carriers, as defined by applicable State law, nor do they provide taxicab or for-hire vehicle service.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15.)

625 ILCS 57/30

    (625 ILCS 57/30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 30. Operational.
    (a) A TNC may charge a fare for the services provided to passengers; provided that, if a fare is charged, the TNC shall disclose to passengers the fare calculation method on its website or within the software application service.
    (b) The TNC shall provide passengers with the applicable rates being charged and the option to receive an estimated fare before the passenger enters the TNC driver's vehicle.
    (c) The TNC's software application or website shall display a picture of the TNC driver, and the license plate number of the motor vehicle utilized for providing the TNC service before the passenger enters the TNC driver's vehicle.
    (d) Within a reasonable period of time following the completion of a trip, a TNC shall transmit an electronic receipt to the passenger that lists:
        (1) the origin and destination of the trip;
        (2) the total time and distance of the trip; and
        (3) an itemization of the total fare paid, if any.
    (e) Dispatches for TNC services shall be made only to eligible TNC drivers under Section 15 of this Act who are properly licensed under State law and local ordinances addressing these drivers if applicable.
    (f) A taxicab may accept a request for transportation received through a TNC's digital network or software application service, and may charge a fare for those services that is similar to those charged by a TNC.
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15.)

625 ILCS 57/32

    (625 ILCS 57/32)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 32. Preemption. A unit of local government, whether or not it is a home rule unit, may not regulate transportation network companies, transportation network company drivers, or transportation network company services in a manner that is less restrictive than the regulation by the State under this Act. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 99-56, eff. 7-16-15.)

625 ILCS 57/34

    (625 ILCS 57/34)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2020)
    Sec. 34. Repeal. This Act is repealed on June 1, 2020.
(Source: P.A. 99-56, eff. 7-16-15.)

625 ILCS 57/35

    (625 ILCS 57/35)
    Sec. 35. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 98-1173, eff. 6-1-15; text omitted.)