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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/2-120

    (625 ILCS 5/2-120) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-120)
    Sec. 2-120. Disposition of fines and forfeitures.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (f) of Section 11-605 and subsection (c) of Section 11-1002.5 of this Code, fines and penalties recovered under the provisions of this Act administered by the Secretary of State, except those fines and penalties subject to disbursement by the circuit clerk under Section 27.5 of the Clerks of Courts Act, shall be paid over and used as follows:
        1. For violations of this Act committed within the
    
limits of an incorporated city or village, to the treasurer of the particular city or village, if arrested by the authorities of the city or village and reasonably prosecuted for all fines and penalties under this Act by the police officers and officials of the city or village.
        2. For violations of this Act committed outside the
    
limits of an incorporated city or village to the county treasurer of the court where the offense was committed.
        3. For the purposes of this Act an offense for
    
violation of any provision of this Act not committed upon the highway shall be deemed to be committed where the violator resides or where he has a place of business requiring some registration, permit or license to operate such business under this Act.
    (b) Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of any judicial or other officer or employee receiving or having custody of any such fine or forfeiture either before or after a deposit with the proper official as defined in paragraph (a) of this Section, shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 95-302, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/2-121

    (625 ILCS 5/2-121) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-121)
    Sec. 2-121. Local Government tax.
    (a) No owner of a vehicle who shall have obtained a certificate from the Secretary of State and paid the registration fee and tax as provided in this Act, shall be required by any county, city, village, incorporated town, or other municipal corporation within the State other than a county, city, village, incorporated town, or other municipal corporation in which the owner resides or in which a vehicle has its situs or base, to pay any tax or license fee for the use of the vehicle. The county, city, village, or incorporated town in which the owner resides or in which a vehicle has its situs or base, except commercial motor vehicles as defined in paragraph (2) of Section 18b-101 that are registered under Section 3-402.1, may impose a tax or license fee as is provided in Section 8-11-4 of the Illinois Municipal Code or a similar county ordinance that imposes a tax or license fee on an owner of a vehicle for the use of the vehicle.
    Nor shall the owner be required to display upon his vehicle any plate or tax or license number other than that issued by the Secretary of State or by the county, city, village, incorporated town, or other municipal corporation within the State within which the owner resides or in which a vehicle has its situs or base. However, a resident owner shall not be required to display on his vehicle, the plate or tax or license number issued by the county, city, village, or incorporated town of his residence if his vehicle is displaying the plate or tax or license number issued by the place wherein the vehicle has its situs or base.
    This subsection (a) applies to ordinances enacted by any county, city, village, incorporated town, or other municipal corporation. Any provision of an ordinance enacted by a county, city, village, incorporated town, or other municipal corporation that is inconsistent with this subsection (a) is null and void.
    (b) No county, city, village, incorporated town, or other municipal corporation, including a home rule unit, may impose a tax or license fee under Section 8-11-4 of the Illinois Municipal Code, or impose a similar tax or license fee under home rule powers, upon any commercial vehicle as defined in paragraph (2) of Section 18b-101 that is registered under Section 3-402.1. This subsection (b) is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 90-433, eff. 8-16-97.)

625 ILCS 5/2-122

    (625 ILCS 5/2-122) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-122)
    Sec. 2-122. Remittance agents.
    The Secretary of State shall administer the law relating to remittance agents pursuant to the law.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-123

    (625 ILCS 5/2-123) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-123)
    Sec. 2-123. Sale and Distribution of Information.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the Secretary may make the driver's license, vehicle and title registration lists, in part or in whole, and any statistical information derived from these lists available to local governments, elected state officials, state educational institutions, and all other governmental units of the State and Federal Government requesting them for governmental purposes. The Secretary shall require any such applicant for services to pay for the costs of furnishing such services and the use of the equipment involved, and in addition is empowered to establish prices and charges for the services so furnished and for the use of the electronic equipment utilized.
    (b) The Secretary is further empowered to and he may, in his discretion, furnish to any applicant, other than listed in subsection (a) of this Section, vehicle or driver data on a computer tape, disk, other electronic format or computer processable medium, or printout at a fixed fee of $250 for orders received before October 1, 2003 and $500 for orders received on or after October 1, 2003, in advance, and require in addition a further sufficient deposit based upon the Secretary of State's estimate of the total cost of the information requested and a charge of $25 for orders received before October 1, 2003 and $50 for orders received on or after October 1, 2003, per 1,000 units or part thereof identified or the actual cost, whichever is greater. The Secretary is authorized to refund any difference between the additional deposit and the actual cost of the request. This service shall not be in lieu of an abstract of a driver's record nor of a title or registration search. This service may be limited to entities purchasing a minimum number of records as required by administrative rule. The information sold pursuant to this subsection shall be the entire vehicle or driver data list, or part thereof. The information sold pursuant to this subsection shall not contain personally identifying information unless the information is to be used for one of the purposes identified in subsection (f-5) of this Section. Commercial purchasers of driver and vehicle record databases shall enter into a written agreement with the Secretary of State that includes disclosure of the commercial use of the information to be purchased.
    (b-1) The Secretary is further empowered to and may, in his or her discretion, furnish vehicle or driver data on a computer tape, disk, or other electronic format or computer processible medium, at no fee, to any State or local governmental agency that uses the information provided by the Secretary to transmit data back to the Secretary that enables the Secretary to maintain accurate driving records, including dispositions of traffic cases. This information may be provided without fee not more often than once every 6 months.
    (c) Secretary of State may issue registration lists. The Secretary of State may compile a list of all registered vehicles. Each list of registered vehicles shall be arranged serially according to the registration numbers assigned to registered vehicles and may contain in addition the names and addresses of registered owners and a brief description of each vehicle including the serial or other identifying number thereof. Such compilation may be in such form as in the discretion of the Secretary of State may seem best for the purposes intended.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall furnish no more than 2 current available lists of such registrations to the sheriffs of all counties and to the chiefs of police of all cities and villages and towns of 2,000 population and over in this State at no cost. Additional copies may be purchased by the sheriffs or chiefs of police at the fee of $500 each or at the cost of producing the list as determined by the Secretary of State. Such lists are to be used for governmental purposes only.
    (e) (Blank).
    (e-1) (Blank).
    (f) The Secretary of State shall make a title or registration search of the records of his office and a written report on the same for any person, upon written application of such person, accompanied by a fee of $5 for each registration or title search. The written application shall set forth the intended use of the requested information. No fee shall be charged for a title or registration search, or for the certification thereof requested by a government agency. The report of the title or registration search shall not contain personally identifying information unless the request for a search was made for one of the purposes identified in subsection (f-5) of this Section. The report of the title or registration search shall not contain highly restricted personal information unless specifically authorized by this Code.
    The Secretary of State shall certify a title or registration record upon written request. The fee for certification shall be $5 in addition to the fee required for a title or registration search. Certification shall be made under the signature of the Secretary of State and shall be authenticated by Seal of the Secretary of State.
    The Secretary of State may notify the vehicle owner or registrant of the request for purchase of his title or registration information as the Secretary deems appropriate.
    No information shall be released to the requestor until expiration of a 10 day period. This 10 day period shall not apply to requests for information made by law enforcement officials, government agencies, financial institutions, attorneys, insurers, employers, automobile associated businesses, persons licensed as a private detective or firms licensed as a private detective agency under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004, who are employed by or are acting on behalf of law enforcement officials, government agencies, financial institutions, attorneys, insurers, employers, automobile associated businesses, and other business entities for purposes consistent with the Illinois Vehicle Code, the vehicle owner or registrant or other entities as the Secretary may exempt by rule and regulation.
    Any misrepresentation made by a requestor of title or vehicle information shall be punishable as a petty offense, except in the case of persons licensed as a private detective or firms licensed as a private detective agency which shall be subject to disciplinary sanctions under Section 40-10 of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.
    (f-5) The Secretary of State shall not disclose or otherwise make available to any person or entity any personally identifying information obtained by the Secretary of State in connection with a driver's license, vehicle, or title registration record unless the information is disclosed for one of the following purposes:
        (1) For use by any government agency, including any
    
court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out its functions, or any private person or entity acting on behalf of a federal, State, or local agency in carrying out its functions.
        (2) For use in connection with matters of motor
    
vehicle or driver safety and theft; motor vehicle emissions; motor vehicle product alterations, recalls, or advisories; performance monitoring of motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, and dealers; and removal of non-owner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers.
        (3) For use in the normal course of business by a
    
legitimate business or its agents, employees, or contractors, but only:
            (A) to verify the accuracy of personal
        
information submitted by an individual to the business or its agents, employees, or contractors; and
            (B) if such information as so submitted is not
        
correct or is no longer correct, to obtain the correct information, but only for the purposes of preventing fraud by, pursuing legal remedies against, or recovering on a debt or security interest against, the individual.
        (4) For use in research activities and for use in
    
producing statistical reports, if the personally identifying information is not published, redisclosed, or used to contact individuals.
        (5) For use in connection with any civil, criminal,
    
administrative, or arbitral proceeding in any federal, State, or local court or agency or before any self-regulatory body, including the service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and the execution or enforcement of judgments and orders, or pursuant to an order of a federal, State, or local court.
        (6) For use by any insurer or insurance support
    
organization or by a self-insured entity or its agents, employees, or contractors in connection with claims investigation activities, antifraud activities, rating, or underwriting.
        (7) For use in providing notice to the owners of
    
towed or impounded vehicles.
        (8) For use by any person licensed as a private
    
detective or firm licensed as a private detective agency under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004, private investigative agency or security service licensed in Illinois for any purpose permitted under this subsection.
        (9) For use by an employer or its agent or insurer to
    
obtain or verify information relating to a holder of a commercial driver's license that is required under chapter 313 of title 49 of the United States Code.
        (10) For use in connection with the operation of
    
private toll transportation facilities.
        (11) For use by any requester, if the requester
    
demonstrates it has obtained the written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains.
        (12) For use by members of the news media, as defined
    
in Section 1-148.5, for the purpose of newsgathering when the request relates to the operation of a motor vehicle or public safety.
        (13) For any other use specifically authorized by
    
law, if that use is related to the operation of a motor vehicle or public safety.
    (f-6) The Secretary of State shall not disclose or otherwise make available to any person or entity any highly restricted personal information obtained by the Secretary of State in connection with a driver's license, vehicle, or title registration record unless specifically authorized by this Code.
    (g) 1. The Secretary of State may, upon receipt of a
    
written request and a fee of $6 before October 1, 2003 and a fee of $12 on and after October 1, 2003, furnish to the person or agency so requesting a driver's record. Such document may include a record of: current driver's license issuance information, except that the information on judicial driving permits shall be available only as otherwise provided by this Code; convictions; orders entered revoking, suspending or cancelling a driver's license or privilege; and notations of accident involvement. All other information, unless otherwise permitted by this Code, shall remain confidential. Information released pursuant to a request for a driver's record shall not contain personally identifying information, unless the request for the driver's record was made for one of the purposes set forth in subsection (f-5) of this Section. The Secretary of State may, without fee, allow a parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 years, who holds an instruction permit or graduated driver's license, to view that person's driving record online, through a computer connection. The parent or guardian's online access to the driving record will terminate when the instruction permit or graduated driver's license holder reaches the age of 18.
        2. The Secretary of State shall not disclose or
    
otherwise make available to any person or entity any highly restricted personal information obtained by the Secretary of State in connection with a driver's license, vehicle, or title registration record unless specifically authorized by this Code. The Secretary of State may certify an abstract of a driver's record upon written request therefor. Such certification shall be made under the signature of the Secretary of State and shall be authenticated by the Seal of his office.
        3. All requests for driving record information shall
    
be made in a manner prescribed by the Secretary and shall set forth the intended use of the requested information.
        The Secretary of State may notify the affected driver
    
of the request for purchase of his driver's record as the Secretary deems appropriate.
        No information shall be released to the requester
    
until expiration of a 10 day period. This 10 day period shall not apply to requests for information made by law enforcement officials, government agencies, financial institutions, attorneys, insurers, employers, automobile associated businesses, persons licensed as a private detective or firms licensed as a private detective agency under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004, who are employed by or are acting on behalf of law enforcement officials, government agencies, financial institutions, attorneys, insurers, employers, automobile associated businesses, and other business entities for purposes consistent with the Illinois Vehicle Code, the affected driver or other entities as the Secretary may exempt by rule and regulation.
        Any misrepresentation made by a requestor of driver
    
information shall be punishable as a petty offense, except in the case of persons licensed as a private detective or firms licensed as a private detective agency which shall be subject to disciplinary sanctions under Section 40-10 of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004.
        4. The Secretary of State may furnish without fee,
    
upon the written request of a law enforcement agency, any information from a driver's record on file with the Secretary of State when such information is required in the enforcement of this Code or any other law relating to the operation of motor vehicles, including records of dispositions; documented information involving the use of a motor vehicle; whether such individual has, or previously had, a driver's license; and the address and personal description as reflected on said driver's record.
        5. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the
    
Secretary of State may furnish, without fee, information from an individual driver's record on file, if a written request therefor is submitted by any public transit system or authority, public defender, law enforcement agency, a state or federal agency, or an Illinois local intergovernmental association, if the request is for the purpose of a background check of applicants for employment with the requesting agency, or for the purpose of an official investigation conducted by the agency, or to determine a current address for the driver so public funds can be recovered or paid to the driver, or for any other purpose set forth in subsection (f-5) of this Section.
        The Secretary may also furnish the courts a copy of
    
an abstract of a driver's record, without fee, subsequent to an arrest for a violation of Section 11-501 or a similar provision of a local ordinance. Such abstract may include records of dispositions; documented information involving the use of a motor vehicle as contained in the current file; whether such individual has, or previously had, a driver's license; and the address and personal description as reflected on said driver's record.
        6. Any certified abstract issued by the Secretary of
    
State or transmitted electronically by the Secretary of State pursuant to this Section, to a court or on request of a law enforcement agency, for the record of a named person as to the status of the person's driver's license shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated and if the name appearing in such abstract is the same as that of a person named in an information or warrant, such abstract shall be prima facie evidence that the person named in such information or warrant is the same person as the person named in such abstract and shall be admissible for any prosecution under this Code and be admitted as proof of any prior conviction or proof of records, notices, or orders recorded on individual driving records maintained by the Secretary of State.
        7. Subject to any restrictions contained in the
    
Juvenile Court Act of 1987, and upon receipt of a proper request and a fee of $6 before October 1, 2003 and a fee of $12 on or after October 1, 2003, the Secretary of State shall provide a driver's record to the affected driver, or the affected driver's attorney, upon verification. Such record shall contain all the information referred to in paragraph 1 of this subsection (g) plus: any recorded accident involvement as a driver; information recorded pursuant to subsection (e) of Section 6-117 and paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 6-204 of this Code. All other information, unless otherwise permitted by this Code, shall remain confidential.
    (h) The Secretary shall not disclose social security numbers or any associated information obtained from the Social Security Administration except pursuant to a written request by, or with the prior written consent of, the individual except: (1) to officers and employees of the Secretary who have a need to know the social security numbers in performance of their official duties, (2) to law enforcement officials for a lawful, civil or criminal law enforcement investigation, and if the head of the law enforcement agency has made a written request to the Secretary specifying the law enforcement investigation for which the social security numbers are being sought, (3) to the United States Department of Transportation, or any other State, pursuant to the administration and enforcement of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, (4) pursuant to the order of a court of competent jurisdiction, (5) to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) for utilization in the child support enforcement duties assigned to that Department under provisions of the Illinois Public Aid Code after the individual has received advanced meaningful notification of what redisclosure is sought by the Secretary in accordance with the federal Privacy Act, (5.5) to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services solely for the purpose of verifying Illinois residency where such residency is an eligibility requirement for benefits under the Illinois Public Aid Code or any other health benefit program administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services or the Department of Human Services, (6) to the Illinois Department of Revenue solely for use by the Department in the collection of any tax or debt that the Department of Revenue is authorized or required by law to collect, provided that the Department shall not disclose the social security number to any person or entity outside of the Department, or (7) to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs for the purpose of confirming veteran status.
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) Medical statements or medical reports received in the Secretary of State's Office shall be confidential. Except as provided in this Section, no confidential information may be open to public inspection or the contents disclosed to anyone, except officers and employees of the Secretary who have a need to know the information contained in the medical reports and the Driver License Medical Advisory Board, unless so directed by an order of a court of competent jurisdiction. If the Secretary receives a medical report regarding a driver that does not address a medical condition contained in a previous medical report, the Secretary may disclose the unaddressed medical condition to the driver or his or her physician, or both, solely for the purpose of submission of a medical report that addresses the condition.
    (k) All fees collected under this Section shall be paid into the Road Fund of the State Treasury, except that (i) for fees collected before October 1, 2003, $3 of the $6 fee for a driver's record shall be paid into the Secretary of State Special Services Fund, (ii) for fees collected on and after October 1, 2003, of the $12 fee for a driver's record, $3 shall be paid into the Secretary of State Special Services Fund and $6 shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund, and (iii) for fees collected on and after October 1, 2003, 50% of the amounts collected pursuant to subsection (b) shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund.
    (l) (Blank).
    (m) Notations of accident involvement that may be disclosed under this Section shall not include notations relating to damage to a vehicle or other property being transported by a tow truck. This information shall remain confidential, provided that nothing in this subsection (m) shall limit disclosure of any notification of accident involvement to any law enforcement agency or official.
    (n) Requests made by the news media for driver's license, vehicle, or title registration information may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the Secretary, when the specific purpose for requesting the documents is deemed to be in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of gaining a personal or commercial benefit. The information provided pursuant to this subsection shall not contain personally identifying information unless the information is to be used for one of the purposes identified in subsection (f-5) of this Section.
    (o) The redisclosure of personally identifying information obtained pursuant to this Section is prohibited, except to the extent necessary to effectuate the purpose for which the original disclosure of the information was permitted.
    (p) The Secretary of State is empowered to adopt rules to effectuate this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-229, eff. 7-28-11; 97-739, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/2-124

    (625 ILCS 5/2-124) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-124)
    Sec. 2-124. Audits, interest and penalties.
    (a) Audits. The Secretary of State or employees and agents designated by him, may audit the books, records, tax returns, reports, and any and all other pertinent records or documents of any person licensed or registered, or required to be licensed or registered, under any provisions of this Act, for the purpose of determining whether such person has not paid any fees or taxes required to be paid to the Secretary of State and due to the State of Illinois. For purposes of this Section, "person" means an individual, corporation, or partnership, or an officer or an employee of any corporation, including a dissolved corporation, or a member or an employee of any partnership, who as an officer, employee, or member under a duty to perform the act in respect to which the violation occurs.
    (b) Joint Audits. The Secretary of State may enter into reciprocal audit agreements with officers, agents or agencies of another State or States, for joint audits of any person subject to audit under this Act.
    (c) Special Audits. If the Secretary of State is not satisfied with the books, records and documents made available for an audit, or if the Secretary of State is unable to determine therefrom whether any fees or taxes are due to the State of Illinois, or if there is cause to believe that the person audited has declined or refused to supply the books, records and documents necessary to determine whether a deficiency exists, the Secretary of State may either seek a court order for production of any and all books, records and documents he deems relevant and material, or, in his discretion, the Secretary of State may instead give written notice to such person requiring him to produce any and all books, records and documents necessary to properly audit and determine whether any fees or taxes are due to the State of Illinois. If such person fails, refuses or declines to comply with either the court order or written notice within the time specified, the Secretary of State shall then order a special audit at the expense of the person affected. Upon completion of the special audit, the Secretary of State shall determine if any fees or taxes required to be paid under this Act have not been paid, and make an assessment of any deficiency based upon the books, records and documents available to him, and in an assessment, he may rely upon records of other persons having an operation similar to that of the person audited specially. A person audited specially and subject to a court order and in default thereof, shall in addition, be subject to any penalty or punishment imposed by the court entering the order.
    (d) Deficiency; Audit Costs. When a deficiency is found and any fees or taxes required to be paid under this Act have not been paid to the State of Illinois, the Secretary of State may impose an audit fee of $100 per day, or $50 per half-day, per auditor, plus in the case of out-of-state travel, transportation expenses incurred by the auditor or auditors. Where more than one person is audited on the same out-of-state trip, the additional transportation expenses may be apportioned. The actual costs of a special audit shall be imposed upon the person audited.
    (e) Interest. When a deficiency is found and any fees or taxes required to be paid under this Act have not been paid to the State of Illinois, the amount of the deficiency, if greater than $100 for all registration years examined, shall also bear interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% per month or fraction thereof, from the date when the fee or tax due should have been paid under the provisions of this Act, subject to a maximum of 6% per annum.
    (f) Willful Negligence. When a deficiency is determined by the Secretary to be caused by the willful neglect or negligence of the person audited, an additional 10% penalty, that is 10% of the amount of the deficiency or assessment, shall be imposed, and the 10% penalty shall bear interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% on and after the 30th day after the penalty is imposed until paid in full.
    (g) Fraud or Evasion. When a deficiency is determined by the Secretary to be caused by fraud or willful evasion of the provisions of this Act, an additional penalty, that is 20% of the amount of the deficiency or assessment, shall be imposed, and the 20% penalty shall bear interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% on and after the 30th day after the penalty is imposed until paid in full.
    (h) Notice. The Secretary of State shall give written notice to any person audited, of the amount of any deficiency found or assessment made, of the costs of an audit or special audit, and of the penalty imposed, and payment shall be made within 30 days of the date of the notice unless such person petitions for a hearing.
    However, except in the case of fraud or willful evasion, or the inaccessibility of books and records for audit or with the express consent of the person audited, no notice of a deficiency or assessment shall be issued by the Secretary for more than 3 registration years. This limitation shall commence on any January 1 as to calendar year registrations and on any July 1 as to fiscal year registrations. This limitation shall not apply for any period during which the person affected has declined or refuses to make his books and records available for audit, nor during any period of time in which an Order of any Court has the effect of enjoining or restraining the Secretary from making an audit or issuing a notice. Notwithstanding, each person licensed under the International Registration Plan and audited by this State or any member jurisdiction shall follow the assessment and refund procedures as adopted and amended by the International Registration Plan members. The Secretary of State shall have the final decision as to which registrants may be subject to the netting of audit fees as outlined in the International Registration Plan. Persons audited may be subject to a review process to determine the final outcome of the audit finding. This process shall follow the adopted procedure as outlined in the International Registration Plan. All decisions by the IRP designated tribunal shall be binding.
    (i) Every person subject to licensing or registration and audit under the provisions of this Chapter shall retain all pertinent licensing and registration documents, books, records, tax returns, reports and all supporting records and documents for a period of 4 years.
    (j) Hearings. Any person receiving written notice of a deficiency or assessment may, within 30 days after the date of the notice, petition for a hearing before the Secretary of State or his duly appointed hearing officer to contest the audit in whole or in part, and the petitioner shall simultaneously file a certified check or money order, or certificate of deposit, or a surety bond approved by the Secretary in the amount of the deficiency or assessment. Hearings shall be held pursuant to the provisions of Section 2-118 of this Act.
    (k) Judgments. The Secretary of State may enforce any notice of deficiency or assessment pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-831 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-69, eff. 7-12-01; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/2-125

    (625 ILCS 5/2-125) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-125)
    Sec. 2-125. The Secretary of State may in his discretion set maximum fees charged by any person, firm, corporation or private institution within the State of Illinois concerning the acceptance of applications for registration, certificate of title, or drivers license and for the distribution of motor vehicle license plates and other related functions of the Office. The Secretary of State may adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as he shall deem necessary to effectuate and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 80-469.)

625 ILCS 5/2-126

    (625 ILCS 5/2-126) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-126)
    Sec. 2-126. Employees and agents of the Secretary of State, designated by him, who are employed at Drivers License Exam Stations throughout the State are authorized to deposit, on a temporary basis, fees and moneys collected at such stations in banks or savings and loan associations designated by the Secretary of State. Provided, however, that when such funds collected amount to $500 or more, or on the next succeeding 1st or 15th (disregarding Sundays and holidays) day of each month, whichever is earlier, such fees and moneys shall be forwarded to the Secretary of State by such designated banks or savings and loan associations for deposit with the State Treasurer.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

625 ILCS 5/2-127

    (625 ILCS 5/2-127) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-127)
    Sec. 2-127. The Secretary of State shall compile and maintain a listing of those services and agencies, both public and private, that provide transportation to senior citizens and shall make this information available to the public through the Drivers License Exam Stations.
(Source: P.A. 86-424.)

625 ILCS 5/2-128

    (625 ILCS 5/2-128)
    Sec. 2-128. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-470, eff. 8-4-05. Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-07.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 heading)
CHAPTER 3. CERTIFICATES OF TITLE AND
REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. CERTIFICATES OF TITLE

625 ILCS 5/3-100

    (625 ILCS 5/3-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-100)
    Sec. 3-100. Definitions. For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
    "Electronic" includes electrical, digital, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, or any other form of technology that entails capabilities similar to these technologies.
    "Electronic record" means a record generated, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means for use in an information system or for transmission from one information system to another.
    "Electronic signature" means a signature in electronic form attached to or logically associated with an electronic record.
    "Owner" means a person who holds legal document of ownership of a vehicle, limited to a certificate of origin, certificate of title, salvage certificate, or junking certificate. However, in the event a 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, or in the event a mortgagor of such vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this Chapter, except as provided under paragraph (c) of Section 3-118.
    "Record" means information that is inscribed, stored, or otherwise fixed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
    "Signature" or "signed" includes any symbol executed or adopted, or any security procedure employed or adopted, using electronic means or otherwise, by or on behalf of a person with intent to authenticate a record.
(Source: P.A. 91-79, eff. 1-1-00; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-772, eff. 1-1-01.)

625 ILCS 5/3-100.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-100.1)
    Sec. 3-100.1. Use of electronic records.
    (a) To the extent authorized by the Secretary of State and in accordance with standards and procedures prescribed by the Secretary of State:
        (1) Certificates, certifications, affidavits,
    
applications, assignments, statements, notices, documents, and other records required under this Chapter may be created, distributed, and received in electronic form.
        (2) Signatures required under this Chapter may be
    
made as electronic signatures or may be waived.
        (3) Delivery of records required under this Chapter
    
may be made by any means, including electronic delivery.
        (4) Fees and taxes required to be paid under this
    
Chapter may be made by electronic means; provided that any forms, records, electronic records, and methods of electronic payment relating to the filing and payment of taxes shall be prescribed by the Department of Revenue.
    (b) Electronic records accepted by the Secretary of State have the same force and effect as records created on paper by writing, typing, printing, or similar means. The procedures established by the Secretary of State concerning the acceptance of electronic filings and electronic records shall ensure that the electronic filings and electronic records are received and stored accurately and that they are readily available to satisfy any statutory requirements that call for a written record.
    (c) Electronic signatures accepted by the Secretary of State shall have the same force and effect as manual signatures.
    (d) Electronic delivery of records accepted by the Secretary of State shall have the same force and effect as physical delivery of records.
    (e) Electronic records and electronic signatures accepted by the Secretary of State shall be admissible in all administrative, quasi-judicial, and judicial proceedings. In any such proceeding, nothing in the application of the rules of evidence shall apply so as to deny the admissibility of an electronic record or electronic signature into evidence on the sole ground that it is an electronic record or electronic signature, or on the grounds that it is not in its original form or is not an original. Information in the form of an electronic record shall be given due evidentiary weight by the trier of fact.
(Source: P.A. 91-772, eff. 1-1-01.)

625 ILCS 5/3-100.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-100.2)
    Sec. 3-100.2. Electronic access; agreements with submitters.
    (a) The Secretary of State may require a licensee under Chapter 3 or 5 of this Code to submit any record required to be submitted to the Secretary of State by using electronic media deemed feasible by the Secretary of State, in addition to requiring the actual submittal of the original paper record. The Secretary of State may also allow a person or licensee to receive any record to be provided by the Secretary of State by using electronic media deemed feasible by the Secretary of State, instead of providing the original paper record.
    (b) Electronic submittal, receipt, and delivery of records and electronic signatures may be authorized or accepted by the Secretary of State, when supported by a signed agreement between the Secretary of State and the submitter. The agreement shall require, at a minimum, each record to include all information necessary to complete a transaction, certification by the submitter upon its best knowledge as to the truthfulness of the data to be submitted to the Secretary of State, and retention by the submitter of supporting records.
    (c) The Secretary of State may establish minimum transaction volume levels, audit and security standards, technological requirements, and other terms and conditions he or she deems necessary for approval of the electronic delivery process.
    (d) When an agreement is made to accept electronic records, the Secretary of State shall not be required to produce a written record for the submitter with whom the Secretary of State has the agreement until requested to do so by the submitter.
    (e) Upon the request of a lienholder submitter, the Secretary of State shall provide electronic notification to the lienholder submitter to verify the notation and perfection of the lienholder's security interest in a vehicle for which the certificate of title is an electronic record. Upon receipt of an electronic message from a lienholder submitter with a security interest in a vehicle for which the certificate of title is an electronic record that the lien should be released, the Secretary of State shall enter the appropriate electronic record of the release of lien and print and mail a paper certificate of title to the owner or lienholder at no expense. The Secretary of State may also mail the certificate to any other person that delivers to the Secretary of State an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate. If another lienholder holds a properly perfected security interest in the vehicle as reflected in the records of the Secretary of State, the certificate shall be delivered to that lienholder instead of the owner.
(Source: P.A. 97-838, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-100.3

    (625 ILCS 5/3-100.3)
    Sec. 3-100.3. Rules. The Secretary of State may adopt rules to implement this Article.
(Source: P.A. 91-772, eff. 1-1-01.)

625 ILCS 5/3-101

    (625 ILCS 5/3-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-101)
    Sec. 3-101. Certificate of title required.
    (a) Except as provided in Section 3-102, every owner of a vehicle which is in this State and for which no certificate of title has been issued by the Secretary of State shall make application to the Secretary of State for a certificate of title of the vehicle.
    (b) Every owner of a motorcycle or motor driven cycle purchased new on and after January 1, 1980 shall make application to the Secretary of State for a certificate of title. However, if such cycle is not properly manufactured or equipped for general highway use pursuant to the provisions of this Act, it shall not be eligible for license registration, but shall be issued a distinctive certificate of title except as provided in Sections 3-102 and 3-110 of this Act.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall not register or renew the registration of a vehicle unless a certificate of title has been issued by the Secretary of State to the owner or an application therefor has been delivered by the owner to the Secretary of State.
    (d) Every owner of an all-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle purchased on or after January 1, 1998 shall make application to the Secretary of State for a certificate of title.
    (e) Every owner of a low-speed vehicle manufactured after January 1, 2010 shall make application to the Secretary of State for a certificate of title.
(Source: P.A. 96-653, eff. 1-1-10; 97-983, eff. 8-17-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-102

    (625 ILCS 5/3-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-102)
    Sec. 3-102. Exclusions.
    No certificate of title need be obtained for:
    1. A vehicle owned by the State of Illinois; or a vehicle owned by the United States unless it is registered in this State;
    2. A vehicle owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale, even though incidentally moved on the highway or used for purposes of testing or demonstration, provided a dealer reassignment area is still available on the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the Illinois title; or a vehicle used by a manufacturer solely for testing;
    3. A vehicle owned by a non-resident of this State and not required by law to be registered in this State;
    4. A motor vehicle regularly engaged in the interstate transportation of persons or property for which a currently effective certificate of title has been issued in another State;
    5. A vehicle moved solely by animal power;
    6. An implement of husbandry;
    7. Special mobile equipment;
    8. An apportionable trailer or an apportionable semitrailer registered in the State prior to April 1, 1998.
(Source: P.A. 91-441, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/3-103

    (625 ILCS 5/3-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-103)
    Sec. 3-103. Optional certificate of title.
    The owner of an implement of husbandry or special mobile equipment may apply for and obtain a certificate of title on it. All of the provisions of this chapter, except part (e) of Section 3-104, are applicable to a certificate of title so issued, except that a person who receives a transfer of an interest in the vehicle without knowledge of the certificate of title is not prejudiced by reason of the existence of the certificate, and the perfection of a security interest under this act is not effective until the lienholder has complied with the provisions of applicable law which otherwise relate to the perfection of security interests in personal property.
    An application for an optional certificate of title must be accompanied by either an exemption determination from the Department of Revenue showing that no tax imposed under the "Use Tax Act" or the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act" is owed by anyone with respect to that vehicle or by a receipt from the Department of Revenue showing that any tax so imposed has been paid. No optional certificate of title shall be issued in the absence of such a receipt or exemption determination.
    If the proof of payment or of nonliability is, after the issuance of the optional certificate of title, found to be invalid, the Secretary of State shall revoke the optional certificate of title and require that it be returned to him.
(Source: P.A. 78-1165.)

625 ILCS 5/3-104

    (625 ILCS 5/3-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-104)
    Sec. 3-104. Application for certificate of title.
    (a) The application for a certificate of title for a vehicle in this State must be made by the owner to the Secretary of State on the form prescribed and must contain:
        1. The name, Illinois residence and mail address of
    
the owner;
        2. A description of the vehicle including, so far as
    
the following data exists: Its make, year-model, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, as to house trailers as defined in Section 1-128 of this Code, the square footage of the house trailer based upon the outside dimensions of the house trailer excluding the length of the tongue and hitch, and, as to vehicles of the second division, whether for-hire, not-for-hire, or both for-hire and not-for-hire;
        3. The date of purchase by applicant and, if
    
applicable, the name and address of the person from whom the vehicle was acquired and the names and addresses of any lienholders in the order of their priority and signatures of owners;
        4. The current odometer reading at the time of
    
transfer and that the stated odometer reading is one of the following: actual mileage, not the actual mileage or mileage is in excess of its mechanical limits; and
        5. Any further information the Secretary of State
    
reasonably requires to identify the vehicle and to enable him to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of title and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in the vehicle.
    (a-5) The Secretary of State shall designate on the prescribed application form a space where the owner of a vehicle may designate a beneficiary, to whom ownership of the vehicle shall pass in the event of the owner's death.
    (b) If the application refers to a vehicle purchased from a dealer, it must also be signed by the dealer as well as the owner, and the dealer must promptly mail or deliver the application and required documents to the Secretary of State.
    (c) If the application refers to a vehicle last previously registered in another State or country, the application must contain or be accompanied by:
        1. Any certified document of ownership so recognized
    
and issued by the other State or country and acceptable to the Secretary of State, and
        2. Any other information and documents the Secretary
    
of State reasonably requires to establish the ownership of the vehicle and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in it.
    (d) If the application refers to a new vehicle it must be accompanied by the Manufacturer's Statement of Origin, or other documents as required and acceptable by the Secretary of State, with such assignments as may be necessary to show title in the applicant.
    (e) If an application refers to a vehicle rebuilt from a vehicle previously salvaged, that application shall comply with the provisions set forth in Sections 3-302 through 3-304 of this Code.
    (f) An application for a certificate of title for any vehicle, whether purchased in Illinois or outside Illinois, and even if previously registered in another State, must be accompanied by either an exemption determination from the Department of Revenue showing that no tax imposed pursuant to the Use Tax Act or the vehicle use tax imposed by Section 3-1001 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is owed by anyone with respect to that vehicle, or a receipt from the Department of Revenue showing that any tax so imposed has been paid. An application for a certificate of title for any vehicle purchased outside Illinois, even if previously registered in another state, must be accompanied by either an exemption determination from the Department of Revenue showing that no tax imposed pursuant to the Municipal Use Tax Act or the County Use Tax Act is owed by anyone with respect to that vehicle, or a receipt from the Department of Revenue showing that any tax so imposed has been paid. In the absence of such a receipt for payment or determination of exemption from the Department, no certificate of title shall be issued to the applicant.
    If the proof of payment of the tax or of nonliability therefor is, after the issuance of the certificate of title and display certificate of title, found to be invalid, the Secretary of State shall revoke the certificate and require that the certificate of title and, when applicable, the display certificate of title be returned to him.
    (g) If the application refers to a vehicle not manufactured in accordance with federal safety and emission standards, the application must be accompanied by all documents required by federal governmental agencies to meet their standards before a vehicle is allowed to be issued title and registration.
    (h) If the application refers to a vehicle sold at public sale by a sheriff, it must be accompanied by the required fee and a bill of sale issued and signed by a sheriff. The bill of sale must identify the new owner's name and address, the year model, make and vehicle identification number of the vehicle, court order document number authorizing such sale, if applicable, and the name and address of any lienholders in order of priority, if applicable.
    (i) If the application refers to a vehicle for which a court of law determined the ownership, it must be accompanied with a certified copy of such court order and the required fee. The court order must indicate the new owner's name and address, the complete description of the vehicle, if known, the name and address of the lienholder, if any, and must be signed and dated by the judge issuing such order.
    (j) If the application refers to a vehicle sold at public auction pursuant to the Labor and Storage Lien (Small Amount) Act, it must be accompanied by an affidavit or affirmation furnished by the Secretary of State along with the documents described in the affidavit or affirmation and the required fee.
    (k) The Secretary may provide an expedited process for the issuance of vehicle titles. Expedited title applications must be delivered to the Secretary of State's Vehicle Services Department in Springfield by express mail service or hand delivery. Applications must be complete, including necessary forms, fees, and taxes. Applications received before noon on a business day will be processed and shipped that same day. Applications received after noon on a business day will be processed and shipped the next business day. The Secretary shall charge an additional fee of $30 for this service, and that fee shall cover the cost of return shipping via an express mail service. All fees collected by the Secretary of State for expedited services shall be deposited into the Motor Vehicle License Plate Fund. In the event the Vehicle Services Department determines that the volume of expedited title requests received on a given day exceeds the ability of the Vehicle Services Department to process those requests in an expedited manner, the Vehicle Services Department may decline to provide expedited services, and the additional fee for the expedited service shall be refunded to the applicant.
    (l) If the application refers to a homemade trailer, (i) it must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation regarding the source of materials used in the construction of the trailer, as required by the Secretary of State, (ii) the trailer must be inspected by a Secretary of State employee prior to the issuance of the title, and (iii) upon approval of the Secretary of State, the trailer must have a vehicle identification number, as provided by the Secretary of State, stamped or riveted to the frame.
(Source: P.A. 96-519, eff. 1-1-10; 96-554, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-918, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-104.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-104.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-104.1)
    Sec. 3-104.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-449. Repealed by P.A. 90-665, eff. 1-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-105

    (625 ILCS 5/3-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-105)
    Sec. 3-105. Examination of records.
    The Secretary of State, upon receiving application for a first certificate of title, shall check the identifying number of the vehicle shown in the application against the records of vehicles required to be maintained by Section 3-107 and against the record of stolen and converted vehicles required to be maintained by Section 4-107.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-106

    (625 ILCS 5/3-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-106)
    Sec. 3-106. Certificate of title - Issuance - Records. (a) The Secretary of State shall file each application received and, when satisfied as to its genuineness and regularity, and that no tax imposed by the "Use Tax Act" or the vehicle use tax, as imposed by Section 3-1001 of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", or pursuant to the "Municipal Use Tax Act" or pursuant to the "County Use Tax Act" is owed as evidenced by the receipt for payment or determination of exemption from the Department of Revenue provided for in Section 3-104 of this Act, and that the applicant is entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title, shall issue a certificate of title of the vehicle.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall maintain a record of all certificates of title issued by him under a distinctive title number assigned to the vehicle; and, in the discretion of the Secretary of State, in any other method determined.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/3-107

    (625 ILCS 5/3-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-107)
    Sec. 3-107. Contents and effect.
    (a) Each certificate of title issued by the Secretary of State shall contain:
        1. the date issued;
        2. the name and address of the owner;
        3. the names and addresses of any lienholders, in
    
the order of priority as shown on the application or, if the application is based on a certificate of title, as shown on the certificate;
        4. the title number assigned to the vehicle;
        5. a description of the vehicle including, so far as
    
the following data exists: its make, year-model, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, as to house trailers as defined in Section 1-128 of this Code, the square footage of the vehicle based upon the outside dimensions of the house trailer excluding the length of the tongue and hitch, and, if a new vehicle, the date of the first sale of the vehicle for use;
        6. an odometer certification as provided for in this
    
Code; and
        7. any other data the Secretary of State prescribes.
    (a-5) In the event the applicant seeks to have the vehicle titled as a custom vehicle or street rod, that fact must be stated in the application. The custom vehicle or street rod must be inspected as required by Section 3-406 of this Code prior to issuance of the title. Upon successful completion of the inspection, the vehicle may be titled in the following manner. The make of the vehicle shall be listed as the make of the actual vehicle or the make it is designed to resemble (e.g., Ford or Chevrolet); the model of the vehicle shall be listed as custom vehicle or street rod; and the year of the vehicle shall be listed as the year the actual vehicle was manufactured or the year it is designed to resemble. A vehicle previously titled as other than a custom vehicle or street rod may be issued a corrected title reflecting the custom vehicle or street rod model if it otherwise meets the requirements for the designation.
    (b) The certificate of title shall contain forms for assignment and warranty of title by the owner, and for assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, and may contain forms for applications for a certificate of title by a transferee, the naming of a lienholder and the assignment or release of the security interest of a lienholder.
    (b-5) The Secretary of State shall designate on a certificate of title a space where the owner of a vehicle may designate a beneficiary, to whom ownership of the vehicle shall pass in the event of the owner's death.
    (c) A certificate of title issued by the Secretary of State is prima facie evidence of the facts appearing on it.
    (d) A certificate of title for a vehicle is not subject to garnishment, attachment, execution or other judicial process, but this subsection does not prevent a lawful levy upon the vehicle.
    (e) Any certificate of title issued by the Secretary of State is subject to a lien in favor of the State of Illinois for any fees or taxes required to be paid under this Act and as have not been paid, as provided for in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-784, eff. 1-1-09; 96-487, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-107.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-107.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-107.1)
    Sec. 3-107.1. Presumption of tenancy. When a certificate of title is made out to 2 or more persons, it shall be presumed that the title is held as joint tenants with right of survivorship.
(Source: P.A. 79-482; 79-512; 79-1454.)

625 ILCS 5/3-108

    (625 ILCS 5/3-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-108)
    Sec. 3-108. Delivery. The certificate of title shall be mailed or delivered to the first lienholder named in it or, if none, to the owner.
(Source: P.A. 91-78, eff. 7-9-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-109

    (625 ILCS 5/3-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-109)
    Sec. 3-109. Registration without certificate of title; bond. If the Secretary of State is not satisfied as to the ownership of the vehicle or that there are no undisclosed security interests in it, the Secretary of State may register the vehicle but shall either:
    (a) Withhold issuance of a certificate of title until the applicant presents documents reasonably sufficient to satisfy the Secretary of State as to the applicant's ownership of the vehicle and that there are no undisclosed security interests in it; or
    (b) As a condition of issuing a certificate of title, require the applicant to file with the Secretary of State a bond in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State and executed by the applicant, and either accompanied by the deposit of cash with the Secretary of State or also executed by a person authorized to conduct a surety business in this State. The bond shall be in an amount equal to one and one-half times the value of the vehicle as determined by the Secretary of State and conditioned to indemnify any prior owner and lienholder and any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle or person acquiring any security interest in it, and their respective successors in interest, against any expense, loss or damage, including reasonable attorney's fees, by reason of the issuance of the certificate of title of the vehicle or on account of any defect in or undisclosed security interest upon the right, title and interest of the applicant in and to the vehicle. Any such interested person has a right of action to recover on the bond for any breach of its conditions, but the aggregate liability of the surety to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond. The bond, and any deposit accompanying it, shall be returned at the end of three (3) years or prior thereto if the vehicle is no longer registered in this State and the currently valid certificate of title is surrendered to the Secretary of State, unless the Secretary of State has been notified of the pendency of an action to recover on the bond.
    Security deposited as a bond hereunder shall be placed by the Secretary of State in the custody of the State Treasurer.
    (c) During July, annually, the Secretary shall compile a list of all bonds on deposit, pursuant to this Section, for more than 3 years and concerning which he has received no notice as to the pendency of any judicial proceeding that could affect the disposition thereof. Thereupon, he shall promptly send a notice by certified mail to the last known address of each depositor advising him that his bond will be subject to escheat to the State of Illinois if not claimed within 30 days after the mailing date of such notice. At the expiration of such time, the Secretary of State shall file with the State Treasurer an order directing the transfer of such deposit to the Road Fund in the State Treasury. Upon receipt of such order, the State Treasurer shall make such transfer, after converting to cash any other type of security. Thereafter any person having a legal claim against such deposit may enforce it by appropriate proceedings in the Court of Claims subject to the limitations prescribed for such Court. At the expiration of such limitation period such deposit shall escheat to the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1458.)

625 ILCS 5/3-110

    (625 ILCS 5/3-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-110)
    Sec. 3-110. Refusing certificate of title. The Secretary of State shall refuse issuance of a certificate of title if any required fee is not paid or if he has reasonable grounds to believe that:
        (a) the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle;
        (b) the application contains a false or fraudulent
    
statement;
        (c) the applicant fails to furnish required
    
information or documents or any additional information the Secretary of State reasonably requires; or
        (d) the applicant has not paid to the Secretary of
    
State any fees or taxes due under this Act and have not been paid upon reasonable notice and demand.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-111

    (625 ILCS 5/3-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-111)
    Sec. 3-111. Lost, stolen or mutilated certificates. (a) If a certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed or becomes illegible, the first lienholder or, if none, the owner or legal representative of the owner named in the certificate, as shown by the records of the Secretary of State, shall promptly make application for and may obtain a duplicate upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Secretary of State. The duplicate certificate of title shall contain the legend "This is a duplicate certificate and may be subject to the rights of a person under the original certificate." It shall be mailed to the first lienholder named in it or, if none, to the owner or the owner's designee.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall not issue a duplicate certificate of title to any person within 15 days after the issuance of an original certificate of title to such person.
    (c) A person recovering an original certificate of title for which a duplicate has been issued shall promptly surrender the original certificate to the Secretary of State.
    (d) An application for a duplicate certificate of title must state the current vehicle odometer reading at the time of application and that the stated odometer reading is one of the following: actual mileage, not the actual mileage or mileage is in excess of its mechanical limits.
    (e) If a Display certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed or becomes illegible, the owner or legal representative of the owner named in the original Display certificate of title and in the certificate of title, as shown by the records of the Secretary of State, shall promptly make application for and may obtain a duplicate upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Secretary of State. The duplicate Display certificate of title shall contain the legend "Duplicate Display Certificate of Title." It shall be mailed to the owner or legal representative of the owner named in the original Display certificate of title and in the certificate of title. Such duplicate Display certificate of title shall be attached and displayed in the same manner and in the same place as the original Display certificate of title would have been attached and displayed had it not been lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed or had it not become illegible.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/3-111.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-111.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-111.1)
    Sec. 3-111.1. Corrected certificates. An application for a corrected certificate of title must state the current vehicle odometer reading at the time of application and that the stated odometer reading is one of the following: actual mileage, not the actual mileage or mileage is in excess of its mechanical limits. The corrected certificate issued under this Section shall contain the notation "corrected".
(Source: P.A. 90-212, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-112

    (625 ILCS 5/3-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-112)
    Sec. 3-112. Transfer.
    (a) If an owner transfers his interest in a vehicle, other than by the creation of a security interest, at the time of the delivery of the vehicle he shall execute to the transferee an assignment and warranty of title in the space provided on the certificate of title, or as the Secretary of State prescribes, and cause the certificate and assignment to be mailed or delivered to the transferee or to the Secretary of State.
    If the vehicle is subject to a tax under the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act in a county with a population of less than 3,000,000, the owner shall also provide to the transferee a certification by the treasurer of the county in which the vehicle is situated that all taxes imposed upon the vehicle for the years the owner was the actual titleholder of the vehicle have been paid. The transferee shall be liable only for the taxes he or she incurred while he or she was the actual titleholder of the mobile home. The county treasurer shall refund any amount of taxes paid by the transferee that were imposed in years when the transferee was not the actual titleholder. The provisions of this amendatory Act of 1997 (P.A. 90-542) apply retroactively to January 1, 1996. In no event may the county treasurer refund amounts paid by the transferee during any year except the 10 years immediately preceding the year in which the refund is made. If the owner is a licensed dealer who has purchased the vehicle and is holding it for resale, in lieu of acquiring a certification from the county treasurer he shall forward the certification received from the previous owner to the next buyer of the vehicle. The owner shall cause the certification to be mailed or delivered to the Secretary of State with the certificate of title and assignment.
    (b) Except as provided in Section 3-113, the transferee shall, promptly and within 20 days after delivery to him of the vehicle and the assigned title, execute the application for a new certificate of title in the space provided therefor on the certificate or as the Secretary of State prescribes, and cause the certificate and application to be mailed or delivered to the Secretary of State.
    (c) Upon request of the owner or transferee, a lienholder in possession of the certificate of title shall, unless the transfer was a breach of his security agreement, either deliver the certificate to the transferee for delivery to the Secretary of State or, upon receipt from the transferee of the owner's assignment, the transferee's application for a new certificate and the required fee, mail or deliver them to the Secretary of State. The delivery of the certificate does not affect the rights of the lienholder under his security agreement.
    (d) If a security interest is reserved or created at the time of the transfer, the certificate of title shall be retained by or delivered to the person who becomes the lienholder, and the parties shall comply with the provisions of Section 3-203.
    (e) Except as provided in Section 3-113 and as between the parties, a transfer by an owner is not effective until the provisions of this Section and Section 3-115 have been complied with; however, an owner who has delivered possession of the vehicle to the transferee and has complied with the provisions of this Section and Section 3-115 requiring action by him as not liable as owner for any damages thereafter resulting from operation of the vehicle.
    (f) The Secretary of State shall not process any application for a transfer of an interest in a vehicle if any fees or taxes due under this Act from the transferor or the transferee have not been paid upon reasonable notice and demand.
    (g) If the Secretary of State receives an application for transfer of a vehicle subject to a tax under the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act in a county with a population of less than 3,000,000, such application must be accompanied by the required certification by the county treasurer or tax assessor authorizing the issuance of the title.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-112.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-112.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-112.1)
    Sec. 3-112.1. Odometer.
    (a) All titles issued by the Secretary of State beginning January, 1990, shall provide for an odometer certification substantially as follows:
    "I certify to the best of my knowledge that the odometer reading is and reflects the actual mileage of the vehicle unless one of the following statements is checked.
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    (  )  1. The mileage stated is in excess of its mechanical limits.
    (  )  2. The odometer reading is not the actual mileage. Warning - Odometer Discrepancy."
    (b) When executing any transfer of title which contains the odometer certification as described in paragraph (a) above, each transferor of a motor vehicle must supply on the title form the following information:
        (1) The odometer reading at the time of transfer and
    
an indication if the mileage is in excess of its mechanical limits or if it is not the actual mileage;
        (2) The date of transfer;
        (3) The transferor's printed name and signature; and
        (4) The transferee's printed name and address.
    (c) The transferee must sign on the title form indicating that he or she is aware of the odometer certification made by the transferor.
    (d) The transferor will not be required to disclose the current odometer reading and the transferee will not have to acknowledge such disclosure under the following circumstances:
        (1) A vehicle having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of
    
more than 16,000 pounds;
        (2) A vehicle that is not self-propelled;
        (3) A vehicle that is 10 years old or older;
        (4) A vehicle sold directly by the manufacturer to
    
any agency of the United States; and
        (5) A vehicle manufactured without an odometer.
    (e) When the transferor signs the title transfer such transferor acknowledges that he or she is aware that Federal regulations and State law require him or her to state the odometer mileage upon transfer of ownership. An inaccurate or untruthful statement with intent to defraud subjects the transferor to liability for damages to the transferee pursuant to the federal Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Act of 1972, P.L. 92-513 as amended by P.L. 94-364. No transferor shall be liable for damages as provided under this Section who transfers title to a motor vehicle which has an odometer reading that has been altered or tampered with by a previous owner, unless that transferor knew or had reason to know of such alteration or tampering and sold such vehicle with an intent to defraud. A cause of action is hereby created by which any person who, with intent to defraud, violates any requirement imposed under this Section shall be liable in an amount equal to the sum of:
        (1) three times the amount of actual damages
    
sustained or $1,500, whichever is the greater; and
        (2) in the case of any successful action to enforce
    
the foregoing liability, the costs of the action together with reasonable attorney fees as determined by the court.
    Any recovery based on a cause of action under this Section shall be offset by any recovery made pursuant to the federal Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act of 1972.
    (f) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any motorcycle, motor driven cycle, moped, antique vehicle, or expanded-use antique vehicle.
    (g) The Secretary of State may adopt rules and regulations providing for a transition period for all non-conforming titles.
(Source: P.A. 97-412, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-113

    (625 ILCS 5/3-113) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-113)
    Sec. 3-113. Transfer to or from dealer; records.
    (a) After a dealer buys a vehicle and holds it for resale, the dealer must procure the certificate of title from the owner or the lienholder. The dealer may hold the certificate until he or she transfers the vehicle to another person. Upon transferring the vehicle to another person, the dealer shall promptly and within 20 days execute the assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, showing the names and addresses of the transferee and of any lienholder holding a security interest created or reserved at the time of the resale, in the spaces provided therefor on the certificate or as the Secretary of State prescribes, and mail or deliver the certificate to the Secretary of State with the transferee's application for a new certificate, except as provided in Section 3-117.2. A dealer has complied with this Section if the date of the mailing of the certificate, as indicated by the postmark, is within 20 days of the date on which the vehicle was transferred to another person.
    (b) The Secretary of State may decline to process any application for a transfer of an interest in a vehicle if any fees or taxes due under this Code from the transferor or the transferee have not been paid upon reasonable notice and demand.
    (c) Any person who violates this Section shall be guilty of a petty offense.
    (d) Beginning January 1, 2014, the Secretary of State is authorized to impose a delinquent vehicle dealer transfer fee of $20 if the certificate of title is received by the Secretary from the dealer 30 days but less than 60 days after the date of sale. If the certificate of title is received by the Secretary from the dealer 60 days but less than 90 days after the date of sale, the delinquent dealer transfer fee shall be $35. If the certificate of title is received by the Secretary from the dealer 90 days but less than 120 days after the date of sale, the delinquent vehicle dealer transfer fee shall be $65. If the certificate of title is received by the Secretary from the dealer 120 days or more after the date of the sale, the delinquent vehicle dealer transfer fee shall be $100. All monies collected under this subsection shall be deposited into the CDLIS/AAMVAnet/NMVTIS Trust Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-177, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-114

    (625 ILCS 5/3-114) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-114)
    Sec. 3-114. Transfer by operation of law.
    (a) If the interest of an owner in a vehicle passes to another other than by voluntary transfer, the transferee shall, except as provided in paragraph (b), promptly mail or deliver within 20 days to the Secretary of State the last certificate of title, if available, proof of the transfer, and his application for a new certificate in the form the Secretary of State prescribes. It shall be unlawful for any person having possession of a certificate of title for a motor vehicle, semi-trailer, or house car by reason of his having a lien or encumbrance on such vehicle, to fail or refuse to deliver such certificate to the owner, upon the satisfaction or discharge of the lien or encumbrance, indicated upon such certificate of title.
    (b) If the interest of an owner in a vehicle passes to another under the provisions of the Small Estates provisions of the Probate Act of 1975 the transferee shall promptly mail or deliver to the Secretary of State, within 120 days, the last certificate of title, if available, the documentation required under the provisions of the Probate Act of 1975, and an application for certificate of title. The Small Estate Affidavit form shall be furnished by the Secretary of State. The transfer may be to the transferee or to the nominee of the transferee.
    (c) If the interest of an owner in a vehicle passes to another under other provisions of the Probate Act of 1975, as amended, and the transfer is made by a representative or guardian, such transferee shall promptly mail or deliver to the Secretary of State, the last certificate of title, if available, and a certified copy of the letters of office or guardianship, and an application for certificate of title. Such application shall be made before the estate is closed. The transfer may be to the transferee or to the nominee of the transferee.
    (d) If the interest of an owner in joint tenancy passes to the other joint tenant with survivorship rights as provided by law, the transferee shall promptly mail or deliver to the Secretary of State, the last certificate of title, if available, proof of death of the one joint tenant and survivorship of the surviving joint tenant, and an application for certificate of title. Such application shall be made within 120 days after the death of the joint tenant. The transfer may be to the transferee or to the nominee of the transferee.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall transfer a decedent's vehicle title to any legatee, representative or heir of the decedent who submits to the Secretary a death certificate and an affidavit by an attorney at law on the letterhead stationery of the attorney at law stating the facts of the transfer.
    (f) Repossession with assignment of title. In all cases wherein a lienholder has repossessed a vehicle by other than judicial process and holds it for resale under a security agreement, and the owner of record has executed an assignment of the existing certificate of title after default, the lienholder may proceed to sell or otherwise dispose of the vehicle as authorized under the Uniform Commercial Code. Upon selling the vehicle to another person, the lienholder need not send the certificate of title to the Secretary of State, but shall promptly and within 20 days mail or deliver to the purchaser as transferee the existing certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle, reflecting the release of the lienholder's security interest in the vehicle. The application for a certificate of title made by the purchaser shall comply with subsection (a) of Section 3-104 and be accompanied by the existing certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle. The lienholder shall execute the assignment and warranty of title showing the name and address of the purchaser in the spaces provided therefor on the certificate of title or as the Secretary of State prescribes. The lienholder shall complete the assignment of title in the certificate of title to reflect the transfer of the vehicle to the lienholder and also a reassignment to reflect the transfer from the lienholder to the purchaser. For this purpose, the lienholder is specifically authorized to complete and execute the space reserved in the certificate of title for a dealer reassignment, notwithstanding that the lienholder is not a licensed dealer. Nothing herein shall be construed to mean that the lienholder is taking title to the repossessed vehicle for purposes of liability for retailer occupation, vehicle use, or other tax with respect to the proceeds from the repossession sale. Delivery of the existing certificate of title to the purchaser shall be deemed disclosure to the purchaser of the owner of the vehicle.
    (f-5) Repossession without assignment of title. Subject to subsection (f-30), in all cases wherein a lienholder has repossessed a vehicle by other than judicial process and holds it for resale under a security agreement, and the owner of record has not executed an assignment of the existing certificate of title, the lienholder shall comply with the following provisions:
        (1) Prior to sale, the lienholder shall deliver or
    
mail to the owner at the owner's last known address and to any other lienholder of record, a notice of redemption setting forth the following information: (i) the name of the owner of record and in bold type at or near the top of the notice a statement that the owner's vehicle was repossessed on a specified date for failure to make payments on the loan (or other reason), (ii) a description of the vehicle subject to the lien sufficient to identify it, (iii) the right of the owner to redeem the vehicle, (iv) the lienholder's intent to sell or otherwise dispose of the vehicle after the expiration of 21 days from the date of mailing or delivery of the notice, and (v) the name, address, and telephone number of the lienholder from whom information may be obtained concerning the amount due to redeem the vehicle and from whom the vehicle may be redeemed under Section 9-623 of the Uniform Commercial Code. At the lienholder's option, the information required to be set forth in this notice of redemption may be made a part of or accompany the notification of sale or other disposition required under Section 9-611 of the Uniform Commercial Code, but none of the information required by this notice shall be construed to impose any requirement under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
        (2) With respect to the repossession of a vehicle
    
used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, the lienholder shall also deliver or mail to the owner at the owner's last known address an affidavit of defense. The affidavit of defense shall accompany the notice of redemption required in subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section. The affidavit of defense shall (i) identify the lienholder, owner, and the vehicle; (ii) provide space for the owner to state the defense claimed by the owner; and (iii) include an acknowledgment by the owner that the owner may be liable to the lienholder for fees, charges, and costs incurred by the lienholder in establishing the insufficiency or invalidity of the owner's defense. To stop the transfer of title, the affidavit of defense must be received by the lienholder no later than 21 days after the date of mailing or delivery of the notice required in subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section. If the lienholder receives the affidavit from the owner in a timely manner, the lienholder must apply to a court of competent jurisdiction to determine if the lienholder is entitled to possession of the vehicle.
        (3) Upon selling the vehicle to another person, the
    
lienholder need not send the certificate of title to the Secretary of State, but shall promptly and within 20 days mail or deliver to the purchaser as transferee (i) the existing certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle, reflecting the release of the lienholder's security interest in the vehicle; and (ii) an affidavit of repossession made by or on behalf of the lienholder which provides the following information: that the vehicle was repossessed, a description of the vehicle sufficient to identify it, whether the vehicle has been damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value as required under subdivision (b)(3) of Section 3-117.1, that the owner and any other lienholder of record were given the notice required in subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section, that the owner of record was given the affidavit of defense required in subdivision (f-5)(2) of this Section, that the interest of the owner was lawfully terminated or sold pursuant to the terms of the security agreement, and the purchaser's name and address. If the vehicle is damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value, the lienholder shall make application for a salvage certificate under Section 3-117.1 and transfer the vehicle to a person eligible to receive assignments of salvage certificates identified in Section 3-118.
        (4) The application for a certificate of title made
    
by the purchaser shall comply with subsection (a) of Section 3-104 and be accompanied by the affidavit of repossession furnished by the lienholder and the existing certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle. The lienholder shall execute the assignment and warranty of title showing the name and address of the purchaser in the spaces provided therefor on the certificate of title or as the Secretary of State prescribes. The lienholder shall complete the assignment of title in the certificate of title to reflect the transfer of the vehicle to the lienholder and also a reassignment to reflect the transfer from the lienholder to the purchaser. For this purpose, the lienholder is specifically authorized to execute the assignment on behalf of the owner as seller if the owner has not done so and to complete and execute the space reserved in the certificate of title for a dealer reassignment, notwithstanding that the lienholder is not a licensed dealer. Nothing herein shall be construed to mean that the lienholder is taking title to the repossessed vehicle for purposes of liability for retailer occupation, vehicle use, or other tax with respect to the proceeds from the repossession sale. Delivery of the existing certificate of title to the purchaser shall be deemed disclosure to the purchaser of the owner of the vehicle. In the event the lienholder does not hold the certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle, the lienholder shall make application for and may obtain a new certificate of title in the name of the lienholder upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Secretary of State. Upon receiving the new certificate of title, the lienholder may proceed with the sale described in subdivision (f-5)(3), except that upon selling the vehicle the lienholder shall promptly and within 20 days mail or deliver to the purchaser the new certificate of title reflecting the assignment and transfer of title to the purchaser.
        (5) Neither the lienholder nor the owner shall file
    
with the Office of the Secretary of State the notice of redemption or affidavit of defense described in subdivisions (f-5)(1) and (f-5)(2) of this Section. The Office of the Secretary of State shall not determine the merits of an owner's affidavit of defense, nor consider any allegations or assertions regarding the validity or invalidity of a lienholder's claim to the vehicle or an owner's asserted defenses to the repossession action.
    (f-7) Notice of reinstatement in certain cases.
        (1) Subject to subsection (f-30), if, at the time of
    
repossession by a lienholder that is seeking to transfer title pursuant to subsection (f-5), the owner has paid an amount equal to 30% or more of the deferred payment price or total of payments due, the owner may, within 21 days of the date of repossession, reinstate the contract or loan agreement and recover the vehicle from the lienholder by tendering in a lump sum (i) the total of all unpaid amounts, including any unpaid delinquency or deferral charges due at the date of reinstatement, without acceleration; and (ii) performance necessary to cure any default other than nonpayment of the amounts due; and (iii) all reasonable costs and fees incurred by the lienholder in retaking, holding, and preparing the vehicle for disposition and in arranging for the sale of the vehicle. Reasonable costs and fees incurred by the lienholder include without limitation repossession and storage expenses and, if authorized by the contract or loan agreement, reasonable attorneys' fees and collection agency charges.
        (2) Tender of payment and performance pursuant to
    
this limited right of reinstatement restores to the owner his rights under the contract or loan agreement as though no default had occurred. The owner has the right to reinstate the contract or loan agreement and recover the vehicle from the lienholder only once under this subsection. The lienholder may, in the lienholder's sole discretion, extend the period during which the owner may reinstate the contract or loan agreement and recover the vehicle beyond the 21 days allowed under this subsection, and the extension shall not subject the lienholder to liability to the owner under the laws of this State.
        (3) The lienholder shall deliver or mail written
    
notice to the owner at the owner's last known address, within 3 business days of the date of repossession, of the owner's right to reinstate the contract or loan agreement and recover the vehicle pursuant to the limited right of reinstatement described in this subsection. At the lienholder's option, the information required to be set forth in this notice of reinstatement may be made part of or accompany the notice of redemption required in subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section and the notification of sale or other disposition required under Section 9-611 of the Uniform Commercial Code, but none of the information required by this notice of reinstatement shall be construed to impose any requirement under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
        (4) The reinstatement period, if applicable, and the
    
redemption period described in subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section, shall run concurrently if the information required to be set forth in the notice of reinstatement is part of or accompanies the notice of redemption. In any event, the 21 day redemption period described in subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section shall commence on the date of mailing or delivery to the owner of the information required to be set forth in the notice of redemption, and the 21 day reinstatement period described in this subdivision, if applicable, shall commence on the date of mailing or delivery to the owner of the information required to be set forth in the notice of reinstatement.
        (5) The Office of the Secretary of State shall not
    
determine the merits of an owner's claim of right to reinstatement, nor consider any allegations or assertions regarding the validity or invalidity of a lienholder's claim to the vehicle or an owner's asserted right to reinstatement. Where a lienholder is subject to licensing and regulatory supervision by the State of Illinois, the lienholder shall be subject to all of the powers and authority of the lienholder's primary State regulator to enforce compliance with the procedures set forth in this subsection (f-7).
    (f-10) Repossession by judicial process. In all cases wherein a lienholder has repossessed a vehicle by judicial process and holds it for resale under a security agreement, order for replevin, or other court order establishing the lienholder's right to possession of the vehicle, the lienholder may proceed to sell or otherwise dispose of the vehicle as authorized under the Uniform Commercial Code or the court order. Upon selling the vehicle to another person, the lienholder need not send the certificate of title to the Secretary of State, but shall promptly and within 20 days mail or deliver to the purchaser as transferee (i) the existing certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle reflecting the release of the lienholder's security interest in the vehicle; (ii) a certified copy of the court order; and (iii) a bill of sale identifying the new owner's name and address and the year, make, model, and vehicle identification number of the vehicle. The application for a certificate of title made by the purchaser shall comply with subsection (a) of Section 3-104 and be accompanied by the certified copy of the court order furnished by the lienholder and the existing certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle. The lienholder shall execute the assignment and warranty of title showing the name and address of the purchaser in the spaces provided therefor on the certificate of title or as the Secretary of State prescribes. The lienholder shall complete the assignment of title in the certificate of title to reflect the transfer of the vehicle to the lienholder and also a reassignment to reflect the transfer from the lienholder to the purchaser. For this purpose, the lienholder is specifically authorized to execute the assignment on behalf of the owner as seller if the owner has not done so and to complete and execute the space reserved in the certificate of title for a dealer reassignment, notwithstanding that the lienholder is not a licensed dealer. Nothing herein shall be construed to mean that the lienholder is taking title to the repossessed vehicle for purposes of liability for retailer occupation, vehicle use, or other tax with respect to the proceeds from the repossession sale. Delivery of the existing certificate of title to the purchaser shall be deemed disclosure to the purchaser of the owner of the vehicle. In the event the lienholder does not hold the certificate of title for the repossessed vehicle, the lienholder shall make application for and may obtain a new certificate of title in the name of the lienholder upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Secretary of State. Upon receiving the new certificate of title, the lienholder may proceed with the sale described in this subsection, except that upon selling the vehicle the lienholder shall promptly and within 20 days mail or deliver to the purchaser the new certificate of title reflecting the assignment and transfer of title to the purchaser.
    (f-15) The Secretary of State shall not issue a certificate of title to a purchaser under subsection (f), (f-5), or (f-10) of this Section, unless the person from whom the vehicle has been repossessed by the lienholder is shown to be the last registered owner of the motor vehicle. The Secretary of State may provide by rule for the standards to be followed by a lienholder in assigning and transferring certificates of title with respect to repossessed vehicles.
    (f-20) If applying for a salvage certificate or a junking certificate, the lienholder shall within 20 days make an application to the Secretary of State for a salvage certificate or a junking certificate, as set forth in this Code. The Secretary of State shall not issue a salvage certificate or a junking certificate to such lienholder unless the person from whom such vehicle has been repossessed is shown to be the last registered owner of such motor vehicle and such lienholder establishes to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that he is entitled to such salvage certificate or junking certificate. The Secretary of State may provide by rule for the standards to be followed by a lienholder in order to obtain a salvage certificate or junking certificate for a repossessed vehicle.
    (f-25) If the interest of an owner in a mobile home, as defined in the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act, passes to another under the provisions of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act, the transferee shall promptly mail or deliver to the Secretary of State (i) the last certificate of title, if available, (ii) a certified copy of the court order ordering the transfer of title, and (iii) an application for certificate of title.
    (f-30) Bankruptcy. If the repossessed vehicle is the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding or discharge:
        (1) the lienholder may proceed to sell or otherwise
    
dispose of the vehicle as authorized by the Bankruptcy Code and the Uniform Commercial Code;
        (2) the notice of redemption, affidavit of defense,
    
and notice of reinstatement otherwise required to be sent by the lienholder to the owner of record or other lienholder of record under this Section are not required to be delivered or mailed;
        (3) the requirement to delay disposition of the
    
vehicle for 21 days, (i) from the mailing or delivery of the notice of redemption under subdivision (f-5)(1) of this Section, (ii) from the mailing or delivery of the affidavit of defense under subdivision (f-5)(2) of this Section, or (iii) from the date of repossession when the owner is entitled to a notice of reinstatement under subsection (f-7) of this Section, does not apply;
        (4) the affidavit of repossession that is required
    
under subdivision (f-5)(3) shall contain a notation of "bankruptcy" where the affidavit requires the date of the mailing or delivery of the notice of redemption. The notation of "bankruptcy" means the lienholder makes no sworn representations regarding the mailing or delivery of the notice of redemption or affidavit of defense or lienholder's compliance with the requirements that otherwise apply to the notices listed in this subsection (f-30), and makes no sworn representation that the lienholder assumes liability or costs for any litigation that may arise from the issuance of a certificate of title based on the excluded representations;
        (5) the right of redemption, the right to assert a
    
defense to the transfer of title, and reinstatement rights under this Section do not apply; and
        (6) references to judicial process and court orders
    
in subsection (f-10) of this Section do not include bankruptcy proceedings or orders.
    (g) A person holding a certificate of title whose interest in the vehicle has been extinguished or transferred other than by voluntary transfer shall mail or deliver the certificate, within 20 days upon request of the Secretary of State. The delivery of the certificate pursuant to the request of the Secretary of State does not affect the rights of the person surrendering the certificate, and the action of the Secretary of State in issuing a new certificate of title as provided herein is not conclusive upon the rights of an owner or lienholder named in the old certificate.
    (h) The Secretary of State may decline to process any application for a transfer of an interest in a vehicle hereunder if any fees or taxes due under this Act from the transferor or the transferee have not been paid upon reasonable notice and demand.
    (i) The Secretary of State shall not be held civilly or criminally liable to any person because any purported transferor may not have had the power or authority to make a transfer of any interest in any vehicle or because a certificate of title issued in error is subsequently used to commit a fraudulent act.
(Source: P.A. 94-411, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-114.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-114.1)
    Sec. 3-114.1. Transfers to and from charitable organizations. When a charitable not-for-profit organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code becomes the recipient of a motor vehicle by means of a donation from an individual, the organization need not send the certificate of title to the Secretary of State. Upon transferring the motor vehicle, the organization shall promptly and within 20 days execute the reassignment to reflect the transfer from the organization to the purchaser. The organization is specifically authorized to complete and execute the space reserved in the certificate of title for a dealer reassignment, not withstanding that the organization is not a licensed dealer. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require the organization to become a licensed vehicle dealer.
(Source: P.A. 92-495, eff. 1-1-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-115

    (625 ILCS 5/3-115) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-115)
    Sec. 3-115. Fees - Registration cards - License plates. (a) An application for a certificate of title shall be accompanied by an application for, or a transfer of, registration of the vehicle.
    (b) An application for the naming of a lienholder or his assignee on a certificate of title shall be accompanied by the required fee when mailed or delivered to the Secretary of State.
    (c) A transferor of a vehicle, other than a dealer transferring a new vehicle, shall deliver to the transferee at the time of the delivery of possession of the vehicle the properly assigned certificate of title of this vehicle.
    (d) All applications shall be accompanied with the required fee or tax.
(Source: P.A. 83-1473.)

625 ILCS 5/3-116

    (625 ILCS 5/3-116) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-116)
    Sec. 3-116. When Secretary of State to issue a certificate of title.
    (a) The Secretary of State, upon receipt of a properly assigned certificate of title, with an application for a certificate of title, the required fee and any other documents required by law, shall issue a new certificate of title in the name of the transferee as owner and mail it to the first lienholder named in it or, if none, to the owner or owner's designee.
    (b) The Secretary of State, upon receipt of an application for a new certificate of title by a transferee other than by voluntary transfer, with proof of the transfer, the required fee and any other documents required by law, shall issue a new certificate of title in the name of the transferee as owner.
    (c) Any person, firm or corporation, who shall knowingly possess, buy, sell, exchange or give away, or offer to buy, sell, exchange or give away the certificate of title to any motor vehicle which is a junk or salvage, or who shall fail to surrender the certificate of title to the Secretary of State as required under the provisions of this Section and Section 3-117.2, shall be guilty of Class 3 felony.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall file and retain for four (4) years a record of every surrendered certificate of title or proof of ownership accepted by the Secretary of State, the file to be maintained so as to permit the tracing of title of the vehicle designated therein.
    (e) The Secretary of State, upon receipt of an application for corrected certificate of title, with the original title, the required fee and any other required documents, shall issue a corrected certificate of title in the name of the owner and mail it to the first lienholder named in it or, if none, to the owner or owner's designee.
    (f) The Secretary of State, upon receipt of a certified copy of a court order awarding ownership to an applicant along with an application for a certificate of title and the required fee, shall issue a certificate of title to the applicant.
(Source: P.A. 90-212, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-117.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-117.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-117.1)
    Sec. 3-117.1. When junking certificates or salvage certificates must be obtained.
    (a) Except as provided in Chapter 4 of this Code, a person who possesses a junk vehicle shall within 15 days cause the certificate of title, salvage certificate, certificate of purchase, or a similarly acceptable out of state document of ownership to be surrendered to the Secretary of State along with an application for a junking certificate, except as provided in Section 3-117.2, whereupon the Secretary of State shall issue to such a person a junking certificate, which shall authorize the holder thereof to possess, transport, or, by an endorsement, transfer ownership in such junked vehicle, and a certificate of title shall not again be issued for such vehicle.
    A licensee who possesses a junk vehicle and a Certificate of Title, Salvage Certificate, Certificate of Purchase, or a similarly acceptable out-of-state document of ownership for such junk vehicle, may transport the junk vehicle to another licensee prior to applying for or obtaining a junking certificate, by executing a uniform invoice. The licensee transferor shall furnish a copy of the uniform invoice to the licensee transferee at the time of transfer. In any case, the licensee transferor shall apply for a junking certificate in conformance with Section 3-117.1 of this Chapter. The following information shall be contained on a uniform invoice:
        (1) The business name, address and dealer license
    
number of the person disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl;
        (2) The name and address of the person acquiring the
    
vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl, and if that person is a dealer, the Illinois or out-of-state dealer license number of that dealer;
        (3) The date of the disposition of the vehicle, junk
    
vehicle or vehicle cowl;
        (4) The year, make, model, color and description of
    
each vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl disposed of by such person;
        (5) The manufacturer's vehicle identification number,
    
Secretary of State identification number or Illinois Department of State Police number, for each vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl part disposed of by such person;
        (6) The printed name and legible signature of the
    
person or agent disposing of the vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl; and
        (7) The printed name and legible signature of the
    
person accepting delivery of the vehicle, junk vehicle or vehicle cowl.
    The Secretary of State may certify a junking manifest in a form prescribed by the Secretary of State that reflects those vehicles for which junking certificates have been applied or issued. A junking manifest may be issued to any person and it shall constitute evidence of ownership for the vehicle listed upon it. A junking manifest may be transferred only to a person licensed under Section 5-301 of this Code as a scrap processor. A junking manifest will allow the transportation of those vehicles to a scrap processor prior to receiving the junk certificate from the Secretary of State.
    (b) An application for a salvage certificate shall be submitted to the Secretary of State in any of the following situations:
        (1) When an insurance company makes a payment of
    
damages on a total loss claim for a vehicle, the insurance company shall be deemed to be the owner of such vehicle and the vehicle shall be considered to be salvage except that ownership of (i) a vehicle that has incurred only hail damage that does not affect the operational safety of the vehicle or (ii) any vehicle 9 model years of age or older may, by agreement between the registered owner and the insurance company, be retained by the registered owner of such vehicle. The insurance company shall promptly deliver or mail within 20 days the certificate of title along with proper application and fee to the Secretary of State, and a salvage certificate shall be issued in the name of the insurance company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an insurer making payment of damages on a total loss claim for the theft of a vehicle shall not be required to apply for a salvage certificate unless the vehicle is recovered and has incurred damage that initially would have caused the vehicle to be declared a total loss by the insurer.
        (1.1) When a vehicle of a self-insured company is to
    
be sold in the State of Illinois and has sustained damaged by collision, fire, theft, rust corrosion, or other means so that the self-insured company determines the vehicle to be a total loss, or if the cost of repairing the damage, including labor, would be greater than 50% of its fair market value without that damage, the vehicle shall be considered salvage. The self-insured company shall promptly deliver the certificate of title along with proper application and fee to the Secretary of State, and a salvage certificate shall be issued in the name of the self-insured company. A self-insured company making payment of damages on a total loss claim for the theft of a vehicle may exchange the salvage certificate for a certificate of title if the vehicle is recovered without damage. In such a situation, the self-insured shall fill out and sign a form prescribed by the Secretary of State which contains an affirmation under penalty of perjury that the vehicle was recovered without damage and the Secretary of State may, by rule, require photographs to be submitted.
        (2) When a vehicle the ownership of which has been
    
transferred to any person through a certificate of purchase from acquisition of the vehicle at an auction, other dispositions as set forth in Sections 4-208 and 4-209 of this Code, a lien arising under Section 18a-501 of this Code, or a public sale under the Abandoned Mobile Home Act shall be deemed salvage or junk at the option of the purchaser. The person acquiring such vehicle in such manner shall promptly deliver or mail, within 20 days after the acquisition of the vehicle, the certificate of purchase, the proper application and fee, and, if the vehicle is an abandoned mobile home under the Abandoned Mobile Home Act, a certification from a local law enforcement agency that the vehicle was purchased or acquired at a public sale under the Abandoned Mobile Home Act to the Secretary of State and a salvage certificate or junking certificate shall be issued in the name of that person. The salvage certificate or junking certificate issued by the Secretary of State under this Section shall be free of any lien that existed against the vehicle prior to the time the vehicle was acquired by the applicant under this Code.
        (3) A vehicle which has been repossessed by a
    
lienholder shall be considered to be salvage only when the repossessed vehicle, on the date of repossession by the lienholder, has sustained damage by collision, fire, theft, rust corrosion, or other means so that the cost of repairing such damage, including labor, would be greater than 33 1/3% of its fair market value without such damage. If the lienholder determines that such vehicle is damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of such fair market value, the lienholder shall, before sale, transfer or assignment of the vehicle, make application for a salvage certificate, and shall submit with such application the proper fee and evidence of possession. If the facts required to be shown in subsection (f) of Section 3-114 are satisfied, the Secretary of State shall issue a salvage certificate in the name of the lienholder making the application. In any case wherein the vehicle repossessed is not damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value, the lienholder shall comply with the requirements of subsections (f), (f-5), and (f-10) of Section 3-114, except that the affidavit of repossession made by or on behalf of the lienholder shall also contain an affirmation under penalty of perjury that the vehicle on the date of sale is not damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value. If the facts required to be shown in subsection (f) of Section 3-114 are satisfied, the Secretary of State shall issue a certificate of title as set forth in Section 3-116 of this Code. The Secretary of State may by rule or regulation require photographs to be submitted.
        (4) A vehicle which is a part of a fleet of more than
    
5 commercial vehicles registered in this State or any other state or registered proportionately among several states shall be considered to be salvage when such vehicle has sustained damage by collision, fire, theft, rust, corrosion or similar means so that the cost of repairing such damage, including labor, would be greater than 33 1/3% of the fair market value of the vehicle without such damage. If the owner of a fleet vehicle desires to sell, transfer, or assign his interest in such vehicle to a person within this State other than an insurance company licensed to do business within this State, and the owner determines that such vehicle, at the time of the proposed sale, transfer or assignment is damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value, the owner shall, before such sale, transfer or assignment, make application for a salvage certificate. The application shall contain with it evidence of possession of the vehicle. If the fleet vehicle at the time of its sale, transfer, or assignment is not damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value, the owner shall so state in a written affirmation on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State by rule or regulation. The Secretary of State may by rule or regulation require photographs to be submitted. Upon sale, transfer or assignment of the fleet vehicle the owner shall mail the affirmation to the Secretary of State.
        (5) A vehicle that has been submerged in water to the
    
point that rising water has reached over the door sill and has entered the passenger or trunk compartment is a "flood vehicle". A flood vehicle shall be considered to be salvage only if the vehicle has sustained damage so that the cost of repairing the damage, including labor, would be greater than 33 1/3% of the fair market value of the vehicle without that damage. The salvage certificate issued under this Section shall indicate the word "flood", and the word "flood" shall be conspicuously entered on subsequent titles for the vehicle. A person who possesses or acquires a flood vehicle that is not damaged in excess of 33 1/3% of its fair market value shall make application for title in accordance with Section 3-116 of this Code, designating the vehicle as "flood" in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State. The certificate of title issued shall indicate the word "flood", and the word "flood" shall be conspicuously entered on subsequent titles for the vehicle.
        (6) When any licensed rebuilder, repairer, new or
    
used vehicle dealer, or remittance agent has submitted an application for title to a vehicle (other than an application for title to a rebuilt vehicle) that he or she knows or reasonably should have known to have sustained damages in excess of 33 1/3% of the vehicle's fair market value without that damage; provided, however, that any application for a salvage certificate for a vehicle recovered from theft and acquired from an insurance company shall be made as required by paragraph (1) of this subsection (b).
    (c) Any person who without authority acquires, sells, exchanges, gives away, transfers or destroys or offers to acquire, sell, exchange, give away, transfer or destroy the certificate of title to any vehicle which is a junk or salvage vehicle shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
    (d) Any person who knowingly fails to surrender to the Secretary of State a certificate of title, salvage certificate, certificate of purchase or a similarly acceptable out-of-state document of ownership as required under the provisions of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a subsequent offense; except that a person licensed under this Code who violates paragraph (5) of subsection (b) of this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 for a first offense and is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation.
    (e) Any vehicle which is salvage or junk may not be driven or operated on roads and highways within this State. A violation of this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor. A salvage vehicle displaying valid special plates issued under Section 3-601(b) of this Code, which is being driven to or from an inspection conducted under Section 3-308 of this Code, is exempt from the provisions of this subsection. A salvage vehicle for which a short term permit has been issued under Section 3-307 of this Code is exempt from the provisions of this subsection for the duration of the permit.
(Source: P.A. 97-832, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-117.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-117.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-117.2)
    Sec. 3-117.2. Junk Vehicle Notification. Beginning July 1, 1989 a person licensed as a scrap processor pursuant to Section 5-301 of this Code who acquires a properly assigned Certificate of Title, a Salvage Certificate, a Certificate of Purchase, or a similarly acceptable out-of-state document of ownership pursuant to Section 5-401.3 of this Code, shall within 15 days of acquiring such document, submit it to the Secretary of State along with a Junk Vehicle Notification, the form and manner for which shall be as prescribed by Secretary of State rule or regulation. A scrap processor who acquires the above named documents of ownership pursuant to Section 5-401.3 shall not be required to apply for or obtain a junking certificate. The information contained on a Junk Vehicle Notification shall be duly recorded by the Secretary of State upon the receipt of such Notification. The Secretary of State shall not again issue a Certificate of Title or Salvage Certificate for any vehicle listed on a Junk Vehicle Notification.
(Source: P.A. 85-1204.)

625 ILCS 5/3-118

    (625 ILCS 5/3-118) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-118)
    Sec. 3-118. Application for salvage or junking certificate; contents.
    (a) An application for a salvage certificate or junking certificate shall be made upon the forms prescribed by the Secretary of State and contain:
        1. The name and address of the owner;
        2. A description of the vehicle including, so far as
    
the following data exists: its make, year-model, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used;
        3. The date of purchase by applicant; and
        4. Any further information reasonably required by
    
the Secretary of State.
    (b) The application for salvage certificate must also contain the current odometer reading and that the stated odometer reading is one of the following: actual mileage, not the actual mileage or mileage is in excess of its mechanical limits.
    (c) A salvage certificate may be assigned to any person licensed under this Act as a rebuilder, automotive parts recycler, or scrap processor, or to an out-of-state salvage vehicle buyer. A salvage certificate for a vehicle that has come from a police impoundment may be assigned to a municipal fire department. A junking certificate may be assigned to anyone. The provisions for reassignment by dealers under paragraph (a) of Section 3-113 shall apply to salvage certificates, except as provided in Section 3-117.2. A salvage certificate may be reassigned to one other person to whom a salvage certificate may be assigned pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-301, eff. 1-1-08; 95-783, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/3-118.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-118.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-118.1)
    Sec. 3-118.1. Whenever a certificate of title is issued for a vehicle with respect to which a salvage certificate has been previously issued, the new certificate of title shall bear the notation "REBUILT". However, insurance companies or persons licensed under Section 5-301 who are also licensed as a used vehicle dealer under Section 5-102 of this Code may exchange a salvage certificate for a certificate of title which does not bear the notation "REBUILT" when there is submitted with the application satisfactory proof that the salvage certificate was obtained because of a claim of total loss from theft and the vehicle was recovered without structural damage caused by collision, fire, flood, theft, rust, or corrosion. The Secretary may adopt rules governing the issuance of titles authorized under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-189, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. SECURITY INTERESTS

625 ILCS 5/3-201

    (625 ILCS 5/3-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-201)
    Sec. 3-201. Excepted liens and security interests.
    This Article does not apply to or affect:
    (a) A lien given by statute or rule of law to a supplier of services or materials for the vehicle;
    (b) A lien given by statute to the United States, this State or any political subdivision of this State, except liens on trailer coaches and mobile homes for public assistance, as provided in Section 3-12 (now repealed) of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (c) A security interest in a vehicle created by a manufacturer or dealer who holds the vehicle for sale, but a buyer in the ordinary course of trade from the manufacturer or dealer takes free of the security interest.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-201.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-201.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-201.1)
    Sec. 3-201.1. Terminal rent adjustment clause leases. In the case of motor vehicles or trailers, a transaction does not create a sale or a security interest merely because it provides that the rental price is permitted or required to be adjusted under the agreement either upward or downward by reference to the amount realized upon sale or other disposition of the motor vehicle or trailer.
(Source: P.A. 87-493.)

625 ILCS 5/3-202

    (625 ILCS 5/3-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-202)
    Sec. 3-202. Perfection of security interest.
    (a) Unless excepted by Section 3-201, a security interest in a vehicle of a type for which a certificate of title is required is not valid against subsequent transferees or lienholders of the vehicle unless perfected as provided in this Act.
    (b) A security interest is perfected by the delivery to the Secretary of State of the existing certificate of title, if any, an application for a certificate of title containing the name and address of the lienholder and the required fee. The security interest is perfected as of the time of its creation if the delivery to the Secretary of State is completed within 30 days after the creation of the security interest or receipt by the new lienholder of the existing certificate of title from a prior lienholder or licensed dealer, otherwise as of the time of the delivery.
    (c) If a vehicle is subject to a security interest when brought into this State, the validity of the security interest is determined by the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security interest attached, subject to the following:
        1. If the parties understood at the time the security
    
interest attached that the vehicle would be kept in this State and it was brought into this State within 30 days thereafter for purposes other than transportation through this State, the validity of the security interest in this State is determined by the law of this State.
        2. If the security interest was perfected under the
    
law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security interest attached, the following rules apply:
            (A) If the name of the lienholder is shown on an
        
existing certificate of title issued by that jurisdiction, his security interest continues perfected in this State.
            (B) If the name of the lienholder is not shown on
        
an existing certificate of title issued by that jurisdiction, a security interest may be perfected by the lienholder delivering to the Secretary of State the prescribed notice and by payment of the required fee. Such security interest is perfected as of the time of delivery of the prescribed notice and payment of the required fee.
        3. If the security interest was not perfected under
    
the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security interest attached, it may be perfected in this State; in that case perfection dates from the time of perfection in this State.
        4. A security interest may be perfected under
    
paragraph 3 of this subsection either as provided in subsection (b) or by the lienholder delivering to the Secretary of State a notice of security interest in the form the Secretary of State prescribes and the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 95-284, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-203

    (625 ILCS 5/3-203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-203)
    Sec. 3-203. Security interest. If an owner creates a security interest in a vehicle:
    (a) The owner shall immediately execute the application, in the space provided therefor on the certificate of title or on a separate form the Secretary of State prescribes, to name the lienholder on the certificate, showing the name and address of the lienholder and cause the certificate, application and the required fee to be delivered to the lienholder.
    (b) The lienholder shall immediately cause the certificate, application and the required fee to be mailed or delivered to the Secretary of State.
    (c) Upon request of the owner or subordinate lienholder, a lienholder in possession of the certificate of title shall either mail or deliver the certificate to the subordinate lienholder for delivery to the Secretary of State or, upon receipt from the subordinate lienholder of the owner's application and the required fee, mail or deliver them to the Secretary of State with the certificate. The delivery of the certificate does not affect the rights of the first lienholder under his security agreement.
    (d) Upon receipt of the certificate of title, application and the required fee, the Secretary of State shall issue a new certificate containing the name and address of the new lienholder, and mail the certificate to the first lienholder named in it.
(Source: P.A. 85-511.)

625 ILCS 5/3-204

    (625 ILCS 5/3-204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-204)
    Sec. 3-204. Assignment by lienholder. (a) A lienholder may assign, absolutely or otherwise, his security interest in the vehicle to a person other than the owner without affecting the interest of the owner or the validity of the security interest, but any person without notice of the assignment is protected in dealing with the lienholder as the holder of the security interest and the lienholder remains liable for any obligations as lienholder until the assignee is named as lienholder on the certificate.
    (b) The assignee may, but need not to perfect the assignment, have the certificate of title issued with the assignee named as lienholder, upon delivering to the Secretary of State the certificate and an assignment by the lienholder named in the certificate in the form the Secretary of State prescribes.
(Source: P.A. 85-511.)

625 ILCS 5/3-205

    (625 ILCS 5/3-205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-205)
    Sec. 3-205. Release of security interest.
    (a) Within 21 days after receiving payment to satisfy a security interest in a vehicle for which the certificate of title is in the possession of the lienholder, he shall execute a release of his security interest, and mail or deliver the certificate and release to the next lienholder named therein, or, if none, to the owner or any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate. If the payment is in the form of cash, a cashier's check, or a certified check, the number of days is reduced to 10 business days. If the owner desires a new certificate reflecting no lien, the certificate and release from the lienholder may be submitted to the Secretary of State, along with the prescribed application and required fee, for issuance of that new certificate.
    (b) Within 21 days after receiving payment to satisfy a security interest in a vehicle for which the certificate of title is in the possession of a prior lienholder, the lienholder whose security interest is satisfied shall execute a release and deliver the release to the owner or any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive it. If the payment is in the form of cash, a cashier's check, or a certified check, the number of days is reduced to 10 business days. The lienholder in possession of the certificate of title may either deliver the certificate to the owner, or the person authorized by him, for delivery to the Secretary of State, or, upon receipt of the release, may mail or may deliver the certificate and release, along with prescribed application and require fee, to the Secretary of State, who shall issue a new certificate.
    (c) In addition to any other penalty, a lienholder who fails to execute a release of his or her security interest or who fails to mail or deliver the certificate and release within the time limit provided in subsection (a) or (b) is liable to the person or entity that was supposed to receive the release or certificate for $150 plus reasonable attorney fees and court costs. An action under this Section may be brought in small claims court or in any other appropriate court.
(Source: P.A. 93-621, eff. 12-15-03.)

625 ILCS 5/3-206

    (625 ILCS 5/3-206) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-206)
    Sec. 3-206. Duty of lienholder.
    A lienholder named in a certificate of title shall, upon written request of the owner or of another lienholder named on the certificate, disclose any pertinent information as to his security agreement and the indebtedness secured by it.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-207

    (625 ILCS 5/3-207) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-207)
    Sec. 3-207. Exclusiveness of procedure.
    The method provided in this act of perfecting and giving notice of security interests subject to this act is exclusive. Security interests subject to this act are hereby exempted from the provisions of law which otherwise require or relate to the recording or filing of instruments creating or evidencing security interests in vehicles including chattel mortgages and conditional sale agreements.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-208

    (625 ILCS 5/3-208) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-208)
    Sec. 3-208. Suspension or revocation of certificates.
    (a) The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke a certificate of title, upon notice and reasonable opportunity to be heard in accordance with Section 2-118, when authorized by any other provision of law or if he finds:
    1. The certificate of title was fraudulently procured or erroneously issued, or
    2. The vehicle has been scrapped, dismantled or destroyed.
    (b) Suspension or revocation of a certificate of title does not, in itself, affect the validity of a security interest noted on it.
    (c) When the Secretary of State suspends or revokes a certificate of title, the owner or person in possession of it shall, immediately upon receiving notice of the suspension or revocation, mail or deliver the certificate to the Secretary of State.
    (d) The Secretary of State may seize and impound any certificate of title which has been suspended or revoked.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-209

    (625 ILCS 5/3-209) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-209)
    Sec. 3-209. Powers of Secretary of State.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall prescribe and provide suitable forms of applications, certificates of title, notices of security interests, and all other notices and forms necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
    (b) The Secretary of State may:
    1. Make necessary investigations to procure information required to carry out the provisions of this Act;
    2. Assign a new identifying number to a vehicle if it has none, or its identifying number is destroyed or obliterated, or its motor is changed, and shall either issue a new certificate of title showing the new identifying number or make an appropriate endorsement on the original certificate.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-210

    (625 ILCS 5/3-210) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-210)
    Sec. 3-210. Court review. A person aggrieved by an act or omission to act of the Secretary of State under this Article is also entitled to a review thereof by the Circuit Court of Sangamon County in accordance with the Administrative Review Law, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. CERTIFICATE OF TITLE-REBUILT VEHICLES

625 ILCS 5/3-301

    (625 ILCS 5/3-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-301)
    Sec. 3-301. New certificate of title for rebuilt vehicle.
    (a) For vehicles 8 model years of age or newer, the Secretary of State shall issue a new certificate of title to any rebuilt vehicle or any vehicle which previously had been titled as salvage in this State or any other jurisdiction upon the successful inspection of the vehicle in accordance with Section 3-308 of this Article.
    (b) Vehicles more than 8 model years old shall not be required to complete a successful inspection required under Section 3-308 of this Code before being issued a new certificate of title as provided under this Section.
    (c) Vehicles designated as flood vehicles that have sustained damage greater than 33 1/3% of their fair market value with that damage shall be required to complete a successful inspection required under Section 3-308 of this Code before being issued a new certificate of title provided under paragraph (5), subsection (b) of Section 3-117.1.
(Source: P.A. 88-685, eff. 1-24-95; 89-669, eff. 1-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-302

    (625 ILCS 5/3-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-302)
    Sec. 3-302. Application for title; contents. Every application for a certificate of title for a rebuilt vehicle shall be made upon a form prescribed by the Secretary of State, and shall include the following:
        1. The name, residence and mailing address of the
    
owner;
        2. A description of the vehicle including, so far as
    
the following data exists: its make, year-model, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, and as to vehicles of the second division, whether for-hire, not-for-hire, or both for-hire and not-for-hire;
        3. The date of purchase by applicant, the name and
    
address of the person from whom the vehicle was acquired and the names and addresses of any lienholders in the order of their priority;
        4. The current odometer reading at the time of
    
transfer and that the stated odometer reading is one of the following: actual mileage, not the actual mileage or mileage is in excess of its mechanical limits; and
        5. Any further information the Secretary of State
    
reasonably requires to identify the vehicle and to enable him to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of title and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in the vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-303

    (625 ILCS 5/3-303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-303)
    Sec. 3-303. Application for title - attachments. Every application for a certificate of title for a rebuilt vehicle shall be accompanied by the following:
        1. The salvage certificate or out-of-state title
    
certificate previously issued for the rebuilt vehicle;
        2. Bills of sale and other documents evidencing the
    
acquisition of all essential parts used to rebuild the vehicle;
        3. Photographs of the rebuilt vehicle if required by
    
rule of the Secretary of State;
        4. A Certificate of Safety furnished by the
    
Department of Transportation as set forth in Section 13-109;
        5. A listing of all replaced essential parts of the
    
rebuilt vehicle, and the identification number of the vehicle or vehicles from which the essential parts originated; and
        6. Where the party has contracted for the rebuilding
    
of the vehicle pursuant to Section 3-304, a copy of the contract and the form executed by the rebuilder.
(Source: P.A. 96-330, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-304

    (625 ILCS 5/3-304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-304)
    Sec. 3-304. Application for title - affirmation.
    (a) The applicant applying for a certificate of title for a rebuilt vehicle shall sign a written affirmation which states the following:
        1. The applicant
            (A) is a licensed rebuilder and personally
        
rebuilt the vehicle;
            (B) is a licensed builder and personally
        
supervised its rebuilding; or
            (C) contracted for rebuilding with a licensed
        
rebuilder;
        2. The applicant personally inspected the completed
    
vehicle, and it complies with all safety requirements set forth in this Code and any regulations promulgated thereunder by the Secretary of State;
        3. The identification numbers of the rebuilt vehicle
    
and its parts have not, to the knowledge of the applicant, been removed, destroyed, falsified, altered or defaced;
        4. The salvage certificate or out-of-state title
    
certificate attached to the application has not, to the knowledge of the applicant, been forged, falsified, altered or counterfeited; and
        5. All information contained on the application and
    
its attachments is true and correct to the knowledge of the applicant.
    (b) If the applicant states that he or she has contracted for rebuilding with a licensed rebuilder, the applicant shall submit a statement from the rebuilder, in the form designated by the Secretary, stating that all of the supporting documentation and the contents of the application are, to the best of the rebuilder's knowledge and belief, complete, true, and correct.
(Source: P.A. 96-330, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-305

    (625 ILCS 5/3-305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-305)
    Sec. 3-305. Inspection fee. The fee for the inspection of a rebuilt vehicle shall be $94. All such fees received by the Secretary of State shall be deposited into the Road Fund.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-306

    (625 ILCS 5/3-306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-306)
    Sec. 3-306. Retention of documents. The original documents required to be submitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to Sections 3-301 through 3-305 shall be retained by the Secretary of State for a period determined by Secretary of State by rule or regulation.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

625 ILCS 5/3-307

    (625 ILCS 5/3-307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-307)
    Sec. 3-307. Short term permit. The Secretary of State shall issue at no charge a short term permit for any vehicle for which an application for a certificate of title has been made under this Article and which must be driven on the roads and highways of this State to a place of inspection.
(Source: P.A. 84-1302; 84-1304.)

625 ILCS 5/3-308

    (625 ILCS 5/3-308) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-308)
    Sec. 3-308. Inspection of rebuilt vehicles.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall inspect any vehicle 8 model years of age or newer for which an application for a certificate of title for a rebuilt vehicle will be submitted, or any foreign vehicle which is or may have been salvage as defined under the provisions of this Code.
    (b) The inspection of the vehicle shall include an examination of the vehicle and its parts and of the application and proof of notification, if applicable, to determine that:
        (1) the identification numbers of the vehicle or its
    
parts have not been removed, falsified, altered, defaced, destroyed, or tampered with;
        (2) all information contained in the application for
    
a certificate of title is true and correct; and
        (3) there are no indications that the vehicle or any
    
of its parts have been stolen.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall, by rule or regulation, carry out and implement the provisions contained in this Section.
    (d) All fees received by the Secretary of State from the inspection of vehicles under this Section shall be applied towards the maintenance of the vehicle inspection program and the personnel costs required for the operation of such program.
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

625 ILCS 5/3-400

    (625 ILCS 5/3-400) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-400)
    Sec. 3-400. Definitions. Notwithstanding the definition 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 that fleet.
    "Operational Records" means documents supporting miles traveled in each jurisdiction and total miles traveled, such as fuel reports, trip leases, and logs.
    Owner. 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 are 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. 97-743, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-401

    (625 ILCS 5/3-401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-401)
    Sec. 3-401. Effect of provisions.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision of this Chapter or to drive or move or for an owner knowingly to permit to be driven or moved upon any highway any vehicle of a type required to be registered hereunder which is not registered or for which the appropriate fee has not been paid when and as required hereunder, except that when application accompanied by proper fee has been made for registration of a vehicle it may be operated temporarily pending complete registration upon displaying a duplicate application duly verified or other evidence of such application or otherwise under rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of State.
    (b) The appropriate fees required to be paid under the various provisions of this Act for registration of vehicles shall mean the fee or fees which would have been paid initially, if proper and timely application had been made to the Secretary of State for the appropriate registration required, whether such registration be a flat weight registration, a single trip permit, a reciprocity permit or a supplemental application to an original prorate application together with payment of fees due under the supplemental application for prorate decals.
    (c) Effective October 1, 1984, no vehicle required to pay a Federal Highway Users Tax shall be registered unless proof of payment, in a form prescribed and approved by the Secretary of State, is submitted with the appropriate registration. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, failure of the applicant to comply with this paragraph shall be deemed grounds for the Secretary to refuse registration.
    (c-1) A vehicle may not be registered by the Secretary of State unless that vehicle:
        (1) was originally manufactured for operation on
    
highways;
        (2) is a modification of a vehicle that was
    
originally manufactured for operation on highways; or
        (3) was assembled from component parts designed for
    
use in vehicles to be operated on highways.
    (d) Second division vehicles.
        (1) A vehicle of the second division moved or
    
operated within this State shall have had paid for it the appropriate registration fees and flat weight tax, as evidenced by the Illinois registration issued for that vehicle, for the gross weight of the vehicle and load being operated or moved within this State. Second division vehicles of foreign jurisdictions operated within this State under a single trip permit, fleet reciprocity plan, prorate registration plan, or apportional registration plan, instead of second division vehicle registration under Article VIII of this Chapter, must have had paid for it the appropriate registration fees and flat weight tax in the base jurisdiction of that vehicle, as evidenced by the maximum gross weight shown on the foreign registration cards, plus any appropriate fees required under this Code.
        (2) If a vehicle and load are operated in this State
    
and the appropriate fees and taxes have not been paid or the vehicle and load exceed the registered gross weight for which the required fees and taxes have been paid by 2001 pounds or more, the operator or owner shall be fined as provided in Section 15-113 of this Code. However, an owner or operator shall not be subject to arrest under this subsection for any weight in excess of 80,000 pounds. Further, no fine shall exceed the actual cost of what the appropriate registration for that vehicle and load should have been as established in subsection (a) of Section 3-815 of this Chapter regardless of the route traveled. For purposes of this paragraph (2), "appropriate registration" means the full annual cost of the required registration and its associated fees.
        (3) Any person operating a legal combination of
    
vehicles displaying valid registration shall not be considered in violation of the registration provision of this subsection unless the total gross weight of the combination exceeds the total licensed weight of the vehicles in the combination. The gross weight of a vehicle exempt from the registration requirements of this Chapter shall not be included when determining the total gross weight of vehicles in combination.
        (4) If the defendant claims that he or she had
    
previously paid the appropriate Illinois registration fees and taxes for this vehicle before the alleged violation, the defendant shall have the burden of proving the existence of the payment by competent evidence. Proof of proper Illinois registration issued by the Secretary of State, or the appropriate registration authority from the foreign state, shall be the only competent evidence of payment.
(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-402

    (625 ILCS 5/3-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-402)
    Sec. 3-402. Vehicles subject to registration; exceptions.
    A. Exemptions and Policy. Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer and pole trailer when driven or moved upon a highway shall be subject to the registration and certificate of title provisions of this Chapter except:
        (1) Any such vehicle driven or moved upon a highway
    
in conformance with the provisions of this Chapter relating to manufacturers, transporters, dealers, lienholders or nonresidents or under a temporary registration permit issued by the Secretary of State;
        (2) Any implement of husbandry whether of a type
    
otherwise subject to registration hereunder or not which is only incidentally operated or moved upon a highway, which shall include a not-for-hire movement for the purpose of delivering farm commodities to a place of first processing or sale, or to a place of storage;
        (3) Any special mobile equipment as herein defined;
        (4) Any vehicle which is propelled exclusively by
    
electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires though not operated upon rails;
        (5) Any vehicle which is equipped and used
    
exclusively as a pumper, ladder truck, rescue vehicle, searchlight truck, or other fire apparatus, but not a vehicle of a type which would otherwise be subject to registration as a vehicle of the first division;
        (6) Any vehicle which is owned and operated by the
    
federal government and externally displays evidence of federal ownership. It is the policy of the State of Illinois to promote and encourage the fullest use of its highways and to enhance the flow of commerce thus contributing to the economic, agricultural, industrial and social growth and development of this State, by authorizing the Secretary of State to negotiate and enter into reciprocal or proportional agreements or arrangements with other States, or to issue declarations setting forth reciprocal exemptions, benefits and privileges with respect to vehicles operated interstate which are properly registered in this and other States, assuring nevertheless proper registration of vehicles in Illinois as may be required by this Code;
        (7) Any converter dolly or tow dolly which merely
    
serves as substitute wheels for another legally licensed vehicle. A title may be issued on a voluntary basis to a tow dolly upon receipt of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the bill of sale;
        (8) Any house trailer found to be an abandoned mobile
    
home under the Abandoned Mobile Home Act;
        (9) Any vehicle that is not properly registered or
    
does not have registration plates issued to the owner or operator affixed thereto, or that does have registration plates issued to the owner or operator affixed thereto but the plates are not appropriate for the weight of the vehicle, provided that this exemption shall apply only while the vehicle is being transported or operated by a towing service and has a third tow plate affixed to it.
    B. Reciprocity. Any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer need not be registered under this Code provided the same is operated interstate and in accordance with the following provisions and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto:
        (1) A nonresident owner, except as otherwise provided
    
in this Section, owning any foreign registered vehicle of a type otherwise subject to registration hereunder, may operate or permit the operation of such vehicle within this State in interstate commerce without registering such vehicle in, or paying any fees to, this State subject to the condition that such vehicle at all times when operated in this State is operated pursuant to a reciprocity agreement, arrangement or declaration by this State, and further subject to the condition that such vehicle at all times when operated in this State is duly registered in, and displays upon it, a valid registration card and registration plate or plates issued for such vehicle in the place of residence of such owner and is issued and maintains in such vehicle a valid Illinois reciprocity permit as required by the Secretary of State, and provided like privileges are afforded to residents of this State by the State of residence of such owner.
        Every nonresident including any foreign corporation
    
carrying on business within this State and owning and regularly operating in such business any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer within this State in intrastate commerce, shall be required to register each such vehicle and pay the same fees therefor as is required with reference to like vehicles owned by residents of this State.
        (2) Any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer and pole
    
trailer operated interstate need not be registered in this State, provided:
            (a) that the vehicle is properly registered in
        
another State pursuant to law or to a reciprocity agreement, arrangement or declaration; or
            (b) that such vehicle is part of a fleet of
        
vehicles owned or operated by the same person who registers such fleet of vehicles pro rata among the various States in which such fleet operates; or
            (c) that such vehicle is part of a fleet of
        
vehicles, a portion of which are registered with the Secretary of State of Illinois in accordance with an agreement or arrangement concurred in by the Secretary of State of Illinois based on one or more of the following factors: ratio of miles in Illinois as against total miles in all jurisdictions; situs or base of a vehicle, or where it is principally garaged, or from whence it is principally dispatched or where the movements of such vehicle usually originate; situs of the residence of the owner or operator thereof, or of his principal office or offices, or of his places of business; the routes traversed and whether regular or irregular routes are traversed, and the jurisdictions traversed and served; and such other factors as may be deemed material by the Secretary and the motor vehicle administrators of the other jurisdictions involved in such apportionment. Such vehicles shall maintain therein any reciprocity permit which may be required by the Secretary of State pursuant to rules and regulations which the Secretary of State may promulgate in the administration of this Code, in the public interest.
        (3) (a) In order to effectuate the purposes of this
        
Code, the Secretary of State of Illinois is empowered to negotiate and execute written reciprocal agreements or arrangements with the duly authorized representatives of other jurisdictions, including States, districts, territories and possessions of the United States, and foreign states, provinces, or countries, granting to owners or operators of vehicles duly registered or licensed in such other jurisdictions and for which evidence of compliance is supplied, benefits, privileges and exemption from the payment, wholly or partially, of any taxes, fees or other charges imposed with respect to the ownership or operation of such vehicles by the laws of this State except the tax imposed by the Motor Fuel Tax Law, approved March 25, 1929, as amended, and the tax imposed by the Use Tax Act, approved July 14, 1955, as amended.
            The Secretary of State may negotiate agreements
        
or arrangements as are in the best interests of this State and the residents of this State pursuant to the policies expressed in this Section taking into consideration the reciprocal exemptions, benefits and privileges available and accruing to residents of this State and vehicles registered in this State.
            (b) Such reciprocal agreements or arrangements
        
shall provide that vehicles duly registered or licensed in this State when operated upon the highways of such other jurisdictions, shall receive exemptions, benefits and privileges of a similar kind or to a similar degree as extended to vehicles from such jurisdictions in this State.
            (c) Such agreements or arrangements may also
        
authorize the apportionment of registration or licensing of fleets of vehicles operated interstate, based on any or all of the following factors: ratio of miles in Illinois as against total miles in all jurisdictions; situs or base of a vehicle, or where it is principally garaged or from whence it is principally dispatched or where the movements of such vehicle usually originate; situs of the residence of the owner or operator thereof, or of his principal office or offices, or of his places of business; the routes traversed and whether regular or irregular routes are traversed, and the jurisdictions traversed and served; and such other factors as may be deemed material by the Secretary and the motor vehicle administrators of the other jurisdictions involved in such apportionment, and such vehicles shall likewise be entitled to reciprocal exemptions, benefits and privileges.
            (d) Such agreements or arrangements shall also
        
provide that vehicles being operated in intrastate commerce in Illinois shall comply with the registration and licensing laws of this State, except that vehicles which are part of an apportioned fleet may conduct an intrastate operation incidental to their interstate operations. Any motor vehicle properly registered and qualified under any reciprocal agreement or arrangement under this Code and not having a situs or base within Illinois may complete the inbound movement of a trailer or semitrailer to an Illinois destination that was brought into Illinois by a motor vehicle also properly registered and qualified under this Code and not having a situs or base within Illinois, or may complete an outbound movement of a trailer or semitrailer to an out-of-state destination that was originated in Illinois by a motor vehicle also properly registered and qualified under this Code and not having a situs or base in Illinois, only if the operator thereof did not break bulk of the cargo laden in such inbound or outbound trailer or semitrailer. Adding or unloading intrastate cargo on such inbound or outbound trailer or semitrailer shall be deemed as breaking bulk.
            (e) Such agreements or arrangements may also
        
provide for the determination of the proper State in which leased vehicles shall be registered based on the factors set out in subsection (c) above and for apportionment of registration of fleets of leased vehicles by the lessee or by the lessor who leases such vehicles to persons who are not fleet operators.
            (f) Such agreements or arrangements may also
        
include reciprocal exemptions, benefits or privileges accruing under The Illinois Driver Licensing Law or The Driver License Compact.
        (4) The Secretary of State is further authorized to
    
examine the laws and requirements of other jurisdictions, and, in the absence of a written agreement or arrangement, to issue a written declaration of the extent and nature of the exemptions, benefits and privileges accorded to vehicles of this State by such other jurisdictions, and the extent and nature of reciprocal exemptions, benefits and privileges thereby accorded by this State to the vehicles of such other jurisdictions. A declaration by the Secretary of State may include any, part or all reciprocal exemptions, benefits and privileges or provisions as may be included within an agreement or arrangement.
        (5) All agreements, arrangements, declarations and
    
amendments thereto, shall be in writing and become effective when signed by the Secretary of State, and copies of all such documents shall be available to the public upon request.
        (6) The Secretary of State is further authorized to
    
require the display by foreign registered trucks, truck-tractors and buses, entitled to reciprocal benefits, exemptions or privileges hereunder, a reciprocity permit for external display before any such reciprocal benefits, exemptions or privileges are granted. The Secretary of State shall provide suitable application forms for such permit and shall promulgate and publish reasonable rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Code including a provision for revocation of such permit as to any vehicle operated wilfully in violation of the terms of any reciprocal agreement, arrangement or declaration or in violation of the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, as amended.
        (7) (a) Upon the suspension, revocation or denial of
        
one or more of all reciprocal benefits, privileges and exemptions existing pursuant to the terms and provisions of this Code or by virtue of a reciprocal agreement or arrangement or declaration thereunder; or, upon the suspension, revocation or denial of a reciprocity permit; or, upon any action or inaction of the Secretary in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Code, any person, resident or nonresident, so aggrieved, may serve upon the Secretary, a petition in writing and under oath, setting forth the grievance of the petitioner, the grounds and basis for the relief sought, and all necessary facts and particulars, and request an administrative hearing thereon. Within 20 days, the Secretary shall set a hearing date as early as practical. The Secretary may, in his discretion, supply forms for such a petition. The Secretary may require the payment of a fee of not more than $50 for the filing of any petition, motion, or request for hearing conducted pursuant to this Section. These fees must be deposited into the Secretary of State DUI Administration Fund, a special fund that is hereby created in the State treasury, and, subject to appropriation and as directed by the Secretary of State, shall be used to fund the operation of the hearings department of the Office of the Secretary of State and for no other purpose. The Secretary shall establish by rule the amount and the procedures, terms, and conditions relating to these fees.
            (b) The Secretary may likewise, in his discretion
        
and upon his own petition, order a hearing, when in his best judgment, any person is not entitled to the reciprocal benefits, privileges and exemptions existing pursuant to the terms and provisions of this Code or under a reciprocal agreement or arrangement or declaration thereunder or that a vehicle owned or operated by such person is improperly registered or licensed, or that an Illinois resident has improperly registered or licensed a vehicle in another jurisdiction for the purposes of violating or avoiding the registration laws of this State.
            (c) The Secretary shall notify a petitioner or
        
any other person involved of such a hearing, by giving at least 10 days notice, in writing, by U.S. Mail, Registered or Certified, or by personal service, at the last known address of such petitioner or person, specifying the time and place of such hearing. Such hearing shall be held before the Secretary, or any person as he may designate, and unless the parties mutually agree to some other county in Illinois, the hearing shall be held in the County of Sangamon or the County of Cook. Appropriate records of the hearing shall be kept, and the Secretary shall issue or cause to be issued, his decision on the case, within 30 days after the close of such hearing or within 30 days after receipt of the transcript thereof, and a copy shall likewise be served or mailed to the petitioner or person involved.
            (d) The actions or inactions or determinations,
        
or findings and decisions upon an administrative hearing, of the Secretary, shall be subject to judicial review in the Circuit Court of the County of Sangamon or the County of Cook, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof and rules adopted pursuant thereto, apply to and govern all such reviewable matters.
            Any reciprocal agreements or arrangements entered
        
into by the Secretary of State or any declarations issued by the Secretary of State pursuant to any law in effect prior to the effective date of this Code are not hereby abrogated, and such shall continue in force and effect until amended pursuant to the provisions of this Code or expire pursuant to the terms or provisions thereof.
(Source: P.A. 92-418, eff. 8-17-01; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-402.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-402.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-402.1)
    Sec. 3-402.1. Proportional Registration. Any owner or rental owner engaged in operating a fleet of apportionable vehicles in this state and one or more other states may, in lieu of registration of such vehicles under the general provisions of sections 3-402, 3-815, 3-815.1, and 3-819, register and license such fleet for operations in this state by filing an application statement, signed under penalties of perjury, with the Secretary of State which shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary of State shall require, declaring the total mileage operated in all states by such fleet, the total mileage operated in this state by such fleet during the preceding year, and describing and identifying each apportionable vehicle to be operated in this state during the ensuing year. If mileage data is not available for the preceding year, the Secretary of State may accept the latest 12-month period available. "Preceding year" means the period of 12 consecutive months immediately prior to July 1st of the year immediately preceding the registration or license year for which proportional registration is sought.
    Such owner shall determine the proportion of in-state miles to total fleet miles. Such percentage figure shall be such owner's apportionment factor. In determining the total fee payment, such owner shall first compute the license fee or fees for each vehicle within the fleet which would otherwise be required, and then multiply the said amount by the Illinois apportionment factor adding the fees for each vehicle to arrive at a total amount for the fleet. Apportionable trailers and semitrailers will be registered in accordance with the provisions of Section 3-813 of this Code.
    Upon receipt of the appropriate fees from such owner as computed under the provisions of this section, the Secretary of State shall, when this state is the base jurisdiction, issue to such owner number plates or other distinctive tags or such evidence of registration as the Secretary of State shall deem appropriate to identify each vehicle in the fleet as a part of a proportionally registered interstate fleet.
    Vehicles registered under the provision of this section shall be considered fully licensed and properly registered in Illinois for any type of movement or operation. The proportional registration and licensing provisions of this section shall apply to vehicles added to fleets and operated in this state during the registration year, applying the same apportionment factor to such fees as would be payable for the remainder of the registration year.
    Apportionment factors for apportionable vehicles not operated in this state during the preceding year shall be determined by the Secretary of State on the basis of a full statement of the proposed methods of operation and in conformity with an estimated mileage chart as calculated by the Secretary of State. An established fleet adding states at the time of renewal shall estimate mileage for the added states in conformity with a mileage chart developed by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 93-23, eff. 6-20-03.)

625 ILCS 5/3-402.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-402.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-402.2)
    Sec. 3-402.2. Audits. In addition to audit authority set forth in Section 2-124 of this Act, the Secretary of State, when this state is the base jurisdiction, may audit such owners displaying a base plate of this state as to authenticity of mileage figures and registrations and at such time and frequency as determined by the Secretary of State. Audits may be made by officials of other jurisdictions which are members of an International Registration Plan (IRP) of which this state is also a member.
    Upon completion of any such audit, the Secretary of State shall notify all jurisdictions in which such owner was proportionally registered on the accuracy of the records of such owner. Should such owner have underpaid or overpaid any jurisdiction in which his vehicles were proportionally registered, such information shall be furnished to the jurisdiction for processing in accordance with the procedures as set forth under the International Registration Plan.
(Source: P.A. 92-69, eff. 7-12-01.)

625 ILCS 5/3-402.3

    (625 ILCS 5/3-402.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-402.3)
    Sec. 3-402.3. Relation to Other State Laws. The provisions of Section 3-402.1 shall constitute complete authority for the registration of vehicles upon a proportional registration basis without reference to or application of any other statutes of this state.
(Source: P.A. 79-1041.)

625 ILCS 5/3-402.4

    (625 ILCS 5/3-402.4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-402.4)
    Sec. 3-402.4. Administrative Agreements and Rules. The Secretary of State may enter into agreements, compacts, or arrangements with other jurisdictions or agents for such jurisdictions, such as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, on behalf of this state for allocation or proportional registration of apportionable vehicles in a manner provided in Section 3-402.1 for the purpose of facilitating the administration thereof, and also for the purpose of conforming procedures for proportional registration, pursuant to Sections 3-402.1 and 3-402.2, with those agreed to by two or more additional jurisdictions, including but not limited to, acceptance of base jurisdiction responsibilities for apportional registration and licensing of fleet vehicles in other jurisdiction. In addition, the Secretary of State may adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as he shall deem necessary to effectuate and administer the provisions of Sections 3-402.1 and 3-402.2. Any reciprocal arrangements or agreements in effect with jurisdictions that cannot grant proportional registration shall remain in force until specifically cancelled by either jurisdiction or until such time that jurisdiction becomes a member of an International Registration Plan (IRP) of which this state is also a member.
(Source: P.A. 87-206.)

625 ILCS 5/3-403

    (625 ILCS 5/3-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-403)
    Sec. 3-403. Trip and Short-term permits.
    (a) The Secretary of State may issue a short-term permit to operate a nonregistered first or second division vehicle within the State of Illinois for a period of not more than 7 days. Any second division vehicle operating on such permit may operate only on empty weight. The fee for the short-term permit shall be $6 for permits purchased on or before June 30, 2003 and $10 for permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003. For short-term permits purchased on or after July 1, 2003, $4 of the fee collected for the purchase of each permit shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    This permit may also be issued to operate an unladen registered vehicle which is suspended under the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law and allow it to be driven on the roads and highways of the State in order to be repaired or when travelling to and from an emissions inspection station.
    (b) The Secretary of State may, subject to reciprocal agreements, arrangements or declarations made or entered into pursuant to Section 3-402, 3-402.4 or by rule, provide for and issue registration permits for the use of Illinois highways by vehicles of the second division on an occasional basis or for a specific and special short-term use, in compliance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of State, and upon payment of the prescribed fee as follows:
    One-trip permits. A registration permit for one trip, or one round-trip into and out of Illinois, for a period not to exceed 72 consecutive hours or 3 calendar days may be provided, for a fee as prescribed in Section 3-811.
    One-Month permits. A registration permit for 30 days may be provided for a fee of $13 for registration plus 1/10 of the flat weight tax. The minimum fee for such permit shall be $31.
    In-transit permits. A registration permit for one trip may be provided for vehicles in transit by the driveaway or towaway method and operated by a transporter in compliance with the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, for a fee as prescribed in Section 3-811.
    Illinois Temporary Apportionment Authorization Permits. An apportionment authorization permit for forty-five days for the immediate operation of a vehicle upon application for and prior to receiving apportioned credentials or interstate credentials from the State of Illinois. The fee for such permit shall be $3.
    Illinois Temporary Prorate Authorization Permit. A prorate authorization permit for forty-five days for the immediate operation of a vehicle upon application for and prior to receiving prorate credentials or interstate credentials from the State of Illinois. The fee for such permit shall be $3.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall promulgate by such rule or regulation, schedules of fees and taxes for such permits and in computing the amount or amounts due, may round off such amount to the nearest full dollar amount.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall further prescribe the form of application and permit and may require such information and data as necessary and proper, including confirming the status or identity of the applicant and the vehicle in question.
    (e) Rules or regulations promulgated by the Secretary of State under this Section shall provide for reasonable and proper limitations and restrictions governing the application for and issuance and use of permits, and shall provide for the number of permits per vehicle or per applicant, so as to preclude evasion of annual registration requirements as may be required by this Act.
    (f) Any permit under this Section is subject to suspension or revocation under this Act, and in addition, any such permit is subject to suspension or revocation should the Secretary of State determine that the vehicle identified in any permit should be properly registered in Illinois. In the event any such permit is suspended or revoked, the permit is then null and void, may not be re-instated, nor is a refund therefor available. The vehicle identified in such permit may not thereafter be operated in Illinois without being properly registered as provided in this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 92-680, eff. 7-16-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/3-404

    (625 ILCS 5/3-404) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-404)
    Sec. 3-404. Vehicles of second division carrying persons or property - Required documents. The Secretary of State shall require an appropriate document, including but not limited to a bill of lading, trip manifest or dispatch record, to be carried, on all vehicles of the second division, carrying persons or property setting forth therein:
    (a) the point of origin and destination of the vehicle and its cargo or the persons being carried;
    (b) whether the movement is for-hire or not-for-hire; and
    (c) whether the movement is intrastate or interstate as defined by this Act.
    The Secretary of State shall promulgate and publish reasonable rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of this requirement. Vehicles bearing valid current Illinois registration plate or plates and registration stickers where applicable shall be exempted from such requirement by the Secretary of State whether the movement is "intrastate" or "interstate" as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-230.)

625 ILCS 5/3-405

    (625 ILCS 5/3-405) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-405)
    Sec. 3-405. Application for registration.
    (a) Every owner of a vehicle subject to registration under this Code shall make application to the Secretary of State for the registration of such vehicle upon the appropriate form or forms furnished by the Secretary. Every such application shall bear the signature of the owner written with pen and ink and contain:
        1. The name, domicile address, as defined in Section
    
1-115.5 of this Code, (except as otherwise provided in this paragraph 1) and mail address of the owner or business address of the owner if a firm, association or corporation. If the mailing address is a post office box number, the address listed on the driver license record may be used to verify residence. A police officer, a deputy sheriff, an elected sheriff, a law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, a fire investigator, a state's attorney, an assistant state's attorney, a state's attorney special investigator, or a judicial officer may elect to furnish the address of the headquarters of the governmental entity, police district, or business address where he or she works instead of his or her domicile address, in which case that address shall be deemed to be his or her domicile address for all purposes under this Chapter 3. The spouse and children of a person who may elect under this paragraph 1 to furnish the address of the headquarters of the government entity, police district, or business address where the person works instead of the person's domicile address may, if they reside with that person, also elect to furnish the address of the headquarters of the government entity, police district, or business address where the person works as their domicile address, in which case that address shall be deemed to be their domicile address for all purposes under this Chapter 3. In this paragraph 1: (A) "police officer" has the meaning ascribed to "policeman" in Section 10-3-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code; (B) "deputy sheriff" means a deputy sheriff appointed under Section 3-6008 of the Counties Code; (C) "elected sheriff" means a sheriff commissioned pursuant to Section 3-6001 of the Counties Code; (D) "fire investigator" means a person classified as a peace officer under the Peace Officer Fire Investigation Act; (E) "state's attorney", "assistant state's attorney", and "state's attorney special investigator" mean a state's attorney, assistant state's attorney, and state's attorney special investigator commissioned or appointed under Division 3-9 of the Counties Code; and (F) "judicial officer" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1-10 of the Judicial Privacy Act.
        2. A description of the vehicle, including such
    
information as is required in an application for a certificate of title, determined under such standard rating as may be prescribed by the Secretary.
        3. Information relating to the insurance policy for
    
the motor vehicle, including the name of the insurer which issued the policy, the policy number, and the expiration date of the policy. Beginning with the 2016 registration year, registration shall not be issued to persons that submit an application that does not contain this information.
        4. Such further information as may reasonably be
    
required by the Secretary to enable him to determine whether the vehicle is lawfully entitled to registration and the owner entitled to a certificate of title.
        5. An affirmation by the applicant that all
    
information set forth is true and correct. If the application is for the registration of a motor vehicle, the applicant also shall affirm that the motor vehicle is insured as required by this Code, that such insurance will be maintained throughout the period for which the motor vehicle shall be registered, and that neither the owner, nor any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's permission, shall operate the motor vehicle unless the required insurance is in effect. If the person signing the affirmation is not the sole owner of the vehicle, such person shall be deemed to have affirmed on behalf of all the owners of the vehicle. If the person signing the affirmation is not an owner of the vehicle, such person shall be deemed to have affirmed on behalf of the owner or owners of the vehicle. The lack of signature on the application shall not in any manner exempt the owner or owners from any provisions, requirements or penalties of this Code. Beginning with the 2016 registration year, any person that knowingly submits false insurance information shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
    (b) When such application refers to a new vehicle purchased from a dealer the application shall be accompanied by a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin from the dealer, and a statement showing any lien retained by the dealer.
(Source: P.A. 97-847, eff. 1-1-13; 98-539, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-405.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-405.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-405.1)
    Sec. 3-405.1. Application for vanity and personalized license plates.
    (a) Vanity license plates mean any license plates, assigned to a passenger motor vehicle of the first division, to a motor vehicle of the second division registered at not more than 8,000 pounds, to a trailer weighing 8,000 pounds or less paying the flat weight tax, or to a recreational vehicle, which display a registration number containing 1 to 7 letters and no numbers or 1, 2, or 3 numbers and no letters as requested by the owner of the vehicle and license plates issued to retired members of Congress under Section 3-610.1 or to retired members of the General Assembly as provided in Section 3-606.1. Personalized license plates mean any license plates, assigned to a passenger motor vehicle of the first division, to a motor vehicle of the second division registered at not more than 8,000 pounds, to a trailer weighing 8,000 pounds or less paying the flat weight tax, or to a recreational vehicle, which display a registration number containing one of the following combinations of letters and numbers, as requested by the owner of the vehicle:
 
    Standard Passenger Plates
    First Division Vehicles
 
    1 letter plus 0-99
    2 letters plus 0-99
    3 letters plus 0-99
    4 letters plus 0-99
    5 letters plus 0-99
    6 letters plus 0-9
 
 
    Second Division Vehicles
    8,000 pounds or less, Trailers
    8,000 pounds or less paying the flat
    weight tax, and Recreation Vehicles
 
    0-999 plus 1 letter
    0-999 plus 2 letters
    0-999 plus 3 letters
    0-99 plus 4 letters
    0-9 plus 5 letters
    (b) For any registration period commencing after December 31, 2003, any person who is the registered owner of a passenger motor vehicle of the first division, of a motor vehicle of the second division registered at not more than 8,000 pounds, of a trailer weighing 8,000 pounds or less paying the flat weight tax, or of a recreational vehicle registered with the Secretary of State or who makes application for an original registration of such a motor vehicle or renewal registration of such a motor vehicle may, upon payment of a fee prescribed in Section 3-806.1 or Section 3-806.5, apply to the Secretary of State for vanity or personalized license plates.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter 3, vanity and personalized license plates as issued under this Section shall be the same color and design as other passenger vehicle license plates and shall not in any manner conflict with any other existing passenger, commercial, trailer, motorcycle, or special license plate series. However, special registration plates issued under Sections 3-611 and 3-616 for vehicles operated by or for persons with disabilities may also be vanity or personalized license plates.
    (d) Vanity and personalized license plates shall be issued only to the registered owner of the vehicle on which they are to be displayed, except as provided in Sections 3-611 and 3-616 for special registration plates for vehicles operated by or for persons with disabilities.
    (e) An applicant for the issuance of vanity or personalized license plates or subsequent renewal thereof shall file an application in such form and manner and by such date as the Secretary of State may, in his discretion, require.
    No vanity nor personalized license plates shall be approved, manufactured, or distributed that contain any characters, symbols other than the international accessibility symbol for vehicles operated by or for persons with disabilities, foreign words, or letters of punctuation.
    (f) Vanity and personalized license plates as issued pursuant to this Act may be subject to the Staggered Registration System as prescribed by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 95-287, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-405.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-405.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-405.2)
    Sec. 3-405.2. Improper plates. The Secretary of State shall refuse to issue any license plates bearing a combination of letters or numbers, or both, which creates a potential duplication or, in the opinion of the Secretary, (1) would substantially interfere with plate identification for law enforcement purposes, (2) is misleading, or (3) creates a connotation that is offensive to good taste and decency.
    The Secretary may revoke any such plates issued previously. Any person who has his or her plates revoked under this Section may acquire at no charge new plates and any required stickers of the same category and for the same period of registration.
(Source: P.A. 83-449.)

625 ILCS 5/3-405.3

    (625 ILCS 5/3-405.3)
    Sec. 3-405.3. Application for fleet vehicles.
    (a) An owner engaged in operating a fleet of motor vehicles of the first division in this State or a fleet of second division vehicles operated intrastate may register and license the fleet for operations in this State by filing an application statement with the Secretary of State, signed under penalties of perjury, which shall be in the form and contain the information required by the Secretary of State. First division vehicles registered under this Section must be registered in accordance with the fees prescribed in Section 3-806 of this Code. Second division vehicles registered under this Section must be registered in accordance with the fees prescribed in Section 3-815 of this Code.
    (b) Participation in the fleet registration plan may be accomplished only by entering into a contractual agreement with the Secretary. The applicant must have electronic data interchange capabilities. The Secretary shall in his or her discretion determine other qualifications for fleet owners to register under this paragraph. In making the determination, the Secretary shall consider the size of the fleet and the past history of the registrant.
(Source: P.A. 92-629, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/3-405.4

    (625 ILCS 5/3-405.4)
    Sec. 3-405.4. Audits. In addition to audit authority set forth in Section 2-124 of this Code, the Secretary of State may audit the registration plates and the inventory of credentials of any fleet owner participating in the fleet registration plan.
(Source: P.A. 92-629, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/3-406

    (625 ILCS 5/3-406) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-406)
    Sec. 3-406. Application for specially constructed, reconstructed, custom, street rod, or foreign vehicles.
    (a) In the event the vehicle to be registered is a specially constructed, reconstructed or foreign vehicle, such fact shall be stated in the application and with reference to every foreign vehicle which has been registered heretofore outside of this State the owner shall surrender to the Secretary of State all registration plates, registration cards or other evidence of such foreign registration as may be in his possession or under his control except as provided in subdivision (b) hereof.
    (b) Where in the course of interstate operation of a vehicle registered in another State, it is desirable to retain registration of said vehicle in such other State, such applicant need not surrender but shall submit for inspection said evidences of such foreign registration and the Secretary of State upon a proper showing shall register said vehicle in this State but shall not issue a certificate of title for such vehicle.
    (c) In the event the applicant seeks to have the vehicle registered as a custom vehicle or street rod, that fact must be stated in the application. Prior to registration, custom vehicles or street rods must be inspected by the Secretary of State Department of Police. Upon successful completion of the inspection, the vehicle may be registered in the following manner. The make of the vehicle shall be listed as the make of the actual vehicle or the make it is designed to resemble (e.g., Ford or Chevrolet); the model of the vehicle shall be listed as custom vehicle or street rod; and the year of the vehicle shall be listed as the year the actual vehicle was manufactured or the year it is designed to resemble.
(Source: P.A. 96-487, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-407

    (625 ILCS 5/3-407) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-407)
    Sec. 3-407. Temporary permit or registration pending registration.
    (a) Temporary Permit. The Secretary of State in his discretion may grant a temporary permit or placard to operate a vehicle for which application for registration and certificate of title has been made where such application is accompanied by the proper fee, pending action upon said application by the Secretary of State. In lieu of payment of the proper fee, the Secretary of State may accept a bond therefor or a certificate of deposit, in the proper amount, and in the same form and subject to the same requirements as the payment of such fees or taxes on an installment basis, except that the fees or taxes due shall be payable and paid to the Secretary of State. The design, color and format of the temporary permit or placard shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State.
    (b) Temporary Registration. The Secretary of State in his discretion may issue registration plates to an owner for which application and certificate of title has been made where such application is accompanied by the proper fee and tax, pending completion of the said application by the applicant and the Secretary, subject however to rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary.
    (c) Revocation. A temporary permit or registration is subject to revocation to the same extent as any other registration.
(Source: P.A. 88-298.)

625 ILCS 5/3-408

    (625 ILCS 5/3-408) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-408)
    Sec. 3-408. Grounds for refusing registration or certificate of title. The Secretary of State shall refuse registration or any transfer of registration upon any of the following grounds:
        1. That the application contains any false or
    
fraudulent statement or that the applicant has failed to furnish required information or reasonable additional information requested by the Secretary of State or that the applicant is not entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title or registration of the vehicle under Chapter 3;
        2. That the Secretary of State has reasonable ground
    
to believe that the vehicle is a stolen or embezzled vehicle or that the granting of registration would constitute a fraud against the rightful owner or other person having valid lien upon such vehicle;
        3. That the registration of the vehicle stands
    
suspended or revoked for any reason as provided in the motor-vehicle laws of this State;
        4. That the required fee has not been paid;
        5. (a) In the case of medical transport vehicles and
    
vehicles designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers operated by a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State, that the application does not contain a copy of a completed Vehicle Inspection Report issued by the Department of Transportation which certifies that the vehicle has been determined to be in safe mechanical condition by a safety test administered within the preceding 6 months; and (b) in the case of medical transport vehicles, other than vehicles owned or operated by a unit of local government, proof of financial responsibility; or
        6. That the applicant 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 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.
(Source: P.A. 92-108, eff. 1-1-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-409

    (625 ILCS 5/3-409) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-409)
    Sec. 3-409. Registration indexes.
    The Secretary of State shall file each application received and when satisfied as to the genuineness and regularity thereof, and that the applicant is entitled to register such vehicle and to the issuance of a certificate of title, shall register the vehicle therein described and keep a suitable record thereof as follows:
    1. Under a distinctive registration number assigned to the vehicle;
    2. Under the identifying number of the vehicle;
    3. Alphabetically, under the name of the owner;
    4. In the discretion of the Secretary of State, in any other manner it may deem desirable.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-410

    (625 ILCS 5/3-410) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-410)
    Sec. 3-410. Secretary of State to issue registration card.
    (a) The Secretary of State upon registering a vehicle shall issue a registration card.
    (b) The registration card shall be delivered to the owner and shall contain upon the face thereof the date issued, the name and address of the owner, the registration number assigned to the vehicle and as to vehicles of the second division, whether the vehicle is for-hire or not-for-hire and such description of the vehicle as determined by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-411

    (625 ILCS 5/3-411) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-411)
    Sec. 3-411. Registration card to be carried and exhibited on demand.
    (a) Every registration card for a vehicle of the second division weighing more than 8,000 pounds or any vehicle of the second division weighing 8,000 pounds or less towing a trailer, except pole trailer or semitrailer shall at all times be carried in the vehicle to which it refers or shall be carried by the person driving or in control of such vehicle who shall display the same upon demand of a police officer or any officer or employee of the Secretary of State.
    (b) The provisions of this Section requiring that a registration card be carried in the vehicle to which it refers or by the person driving the same shall not apply when such card is used for the purpose of making application for renewal of registration or upon a transfer of registration of said vehicle.
    (c) Every owner or operator of a vehicle of the second division subject to a reciprocity agreement under subsection (b) of Section 3-402 of this Chapter shall at all times carry in the vehicle a copy of the reciprocity permit and shall display the same upon demand of a police officer or any officer or employee of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 89-245, eff. 1-1-96; 89-687, eff. 6-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-412

    (625 ILCS 5/3-412) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-412)
    Sec. 3-412. Registration plates and registration stickers to be furnished by the Secretary of State.
    (a) The Secretary of State upon registering a vehicle subject to annual registration for the first time shall issue or shall cause to be issued to the owner one registration plate for a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer, moped or truck-tractor, 2 registration plates for other motor vehicles and, where applicable, current registration stickers for motor vehicles of the first division. The provisions of this Section may be made applicable to such vehicles of the second division, as the Secretary of State may, from time to time, in his discretion designate. On subsequent annual registrations during the term of the registration plate as provided in Section 3-414.1, the Secretary shall issue or cause to be issued registration stickers as evidence of current registration. However, the issuance of annual registration stickers to vehicles registered under the provisions of Sections 3-402.1 and 3-405.3 of this Code may not be required if the Secretary deems the issuance unnecessary.
    (b) Every registration plate shall have displayed upon it the registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it is issued, the name of this State, which may be abbreviated, the year number for which it was issued, which may be abbreviated, the phrase "Land of Lincoln" (except as otherwise provided in this Code), and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary may prescribe. However, for apportionment plates issued to vehicles registered under Section 3-402.1 and fleet plates issued to vehicles registered under Section 3-405.3, the phrase "Land of Lincoln" may be omitted to allow for the word "apportioned", the word "fleet", or other similar language to be displayed. Registration plates issued to a vehicle registered as a fleet vehicle may display a designation determined by the Secretary.
    The Secretary may in his discretion prescribe that letters be used as prefixes only on registration plates issued to vehicles of the first division which are registered under this Code and only as suffixes on registration plates issued to other vehicles. Every registration sticker issued as evidence of current registration shall designate the year number for which it is issued and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary may prescribe and shall be of a contrasting color with the registration plates and registration stickers of the previous year.
    (c) Each registration plate and the required letters and numerals thereon, except the year number for which issued, shall be of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a distance of 100 feet during daylight, and shall be coated with reflectorizing material. The dimensions of the plate issued to vehicles of the first division shall be 6 by 12 inches.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger motor vehicle rented without a driver the same type of registration plates as the type of plates issued for a private passenger vehicle.
    (e) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger car used as a taxicab or livery, distinctive registration plates.
    (f) The Secretary of State shall issue for every motorcycle distinctive registration plates distinguishing between motorcycles having 150 or more cubic centimeters piston displacement, or having less than 150 cubic centimeter piston displacement.
    (g) Registration plates issued to vehicles for-hire may display a designation as determined by the Secretary that such vehicles are for-hire.
    (h) (Blank).
    (i) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public and private ambulance registration plates identifying the vehicle as an ambulance. The Secretary shall forward to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services registration information for the purpose of verification of claims filed with the Department by ambulance owners for payment for services to public assistance recipients.
    (j) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public and private medical carrier or rescue vehicle livery registration plates displaying numbers within ranges of numbers reserved respectively for medical carriers and rescue vehicles. The Secretary shall forward to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services registration information for the purpose of verification of claims filed with the Department by owners of medical carriers or rescue vehicles for payment for services to public assistance recipients.
    (k) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive license plates or distinctive license plate stickers for every vehicle exempted from subsections (a) and (a-5) of Section 12-503 by subsection (g) of that Section, and by subsection (g-5) of that Section before its deletion by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. The Secretary shall issue these plates or stickers immediately upon receiving the physician's certification required under subsection (g) of Section 12-503. New plates or stickers shall also be issued when the certification is renewed as provided in that subsection.
    (l) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive registration plates for low-speed vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 95-202, eff. 8-16-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 96-554, eff. 1-1-10; 96-653, eff. 1-1-10; 96-815, eff. 10-30-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-413

    (625 ILCS 5/3-413) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-413)
    Sec. 3-413. Display of registration plates, registration stickers, and drive-away permits; registration plate covers.
    (a) Registration plates issued for a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer, truck-tractor, apportioned bus, or apportioned truck shall be attached thereto, one in the front and one in the rear. The registration plate issued for a motorcycle, trailer or semitrailer required to be registered hereunder and any apportionment plate issued to a bus under the provisions of this Code shall be attached to the rear thereof. The registration plate issued for a truck-tractor or an apportioned truck required to be registered hereunder shall be attached to the front thereof.
    (b) Every registration plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than 5 inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible and shall be maintained in a condition to be clearly legible, free from any materials that would obstruct the visibility of the plate. A registration plate on a motorcycle may be mounted vertically as long as it is otherwise clearly visible. Registration stickers issued as evidence of renewed annual registration shall be attached to registration plates as required by the Secretary of State, and be clearly visible at all times.
    (c) Every drive-away permit issued pursuant to this Code shall be firmly attached to the motor vehicle in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State. If a drive-away permit is affixed to a motor vehicle in any other manner the permit shall be void and of no effect.
    (d) The Illinois prorate decal issued to a foreign registered vehicle part of a fleet prorated or apportioned with Illinois, shall be displayed on a registration plate and displayed on the front of such vehicle in the same manner as an Illinois registration plate.
    (e) The registration plate issued for a camper body mounted on a truck displaying registration plates shall be attached to the rear of the camper body.
    (f) No person shall operate a vehicle, nor permit the operation of a vehicle, upon which is displayed an Illinois registration plate, plates or registration stickers after the termination of the registration period for which issued or after the expiration date set pursuant to Sections 3-414 and 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (g) A person may not operate any motor vehicle that is equipped with registration plate covers. A violation of this subsection (g) or a similar provision of a local ordinance is an offense against laws and ordinances regulating the movement of traffic.
    (h) A person may not sell or offer for sale a registration plate cover. A violation of this subsection (h) is a business offense.
    (i) A person may not advertise for the purpose of promoting the sale of registration plate covers. A violation of this subsection (i) is a business offense.
    (j) A person may not modify the original manufacturer's mounting location of the rear registration plate on any vehicle so as to conceal the registration or to knowingly cause it to be obstructed in an effort to hinder a peace officer from obtaining the registration for the enforcement of a violation of this Code, Section 27.1 of the Toll Highway Act concerning toll evasion, or any municipal ordinance. Modifications prohibited by this subsection (j) include but are not limited to the use of an electronic device. A violation of this subsection (j) is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-743, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-414

    (625 ILCS 5/3-414) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-414)
    Sec. 3-414. Expiration of registration.
    (a) Every vehicle registration under this Chapter and every registration card and registration plate or registration sticker issued hereunder to a vehicle shall be for the periods specified in this Chapter and shall expire at midnight on the day and date specified in this Section as follows:
        1. When registered on a calendar year basis
    
commencing January 1, expiration shall be on the 31st day of December or at such other date as may be selected in the discretion of the Secretary of State; however, through December 31, 2004, registrations of apportionable vehicles, motorcycles, motor driven cycles and pedalcycles shall commence on the first day of April and shall expire March 31st of the following calendar year;
        1.1. Beginning January 1, 2005, registrations of
    
motorcycles and motor driven cycles shall commence on January 1 and shall expire on December 31 or on another date that may be selected by the Secretary; registrations of apportionable vehicles and pedalcycles, however, shall commence on the first day of April and shall expire March 31 of the following calendar year;
        2. When registered on a 2 calendar year basis
    
commencing January 1 of an even-numbered year, expiration shall be on the 31st day of December of the ensuing odd-numbered year, or at such other later date as may be selected in the discretion of the Secretary of State not beyond March 1 next;
        3. When registered on a fiscal year basis commencing
    
July 1, expiration shall be on the 30th day of June or at such other later date as may be selected in the discretion of the Secretary of State not beyond September 1 next;
        4. When registered on a 2 fiscal year basis
    
commencing July 1 of an even-numbered year, expiration shall be on the 30th day of June of the ensuing even-numbered year, or at such other later date as may be selected in the discretion of the Secretary of State not beyond September 1 next;
        5. When registered on a 4 fiscal year basis
    
commencing July 1 of an even-numbered year, expiration shall be on the 30th day of June of the second ensuing even-numbered year, or at such other later date as may be selected in the discretion of the Secretary of State not beyond September 1 next;
    (b) Vehicle registrations of vehicles of the first division shall be for a calendar year, 2 calendar year, or 3 calendar year basis as provided for in this Chapter.
    Vehicle registrations of vehicles under Sections 3-807, 3-808 and 3-809 shall be on an indefinite term basis or a 2 calendar year basis as provided for in this Chapter.
    Vehicle registrations for vehicles of the second division shall be for a fiscal year, 2 fiscal year or calendar year basis as provided for in this Chapter.
    Motor vehicles registered under the provisions of Section 3-402.1 shall be issued multi-year registration plates with a new registration card issued annually upon payment of the appropriate fees. Motor vehicles registered under the provisions of Section 3-405.3 shall be issued multi-year registration plates with a new multi-year registration card issued pursuant to subsections (j) and (k) of this Section upon payment of the appropriate fees. Apportionable trailers and apportionable semitrailers registered under the provisions of Section 3-402.1 shall be issued multi-year registration plates and cards that will be subject to revocation for failure to pay annual fees required by Section 3-814.1. The Secretary shall determine when these vehicles shall be issued new registration plates.
    (c) Every vehicle registration specified in Section 3-810 and every registration card and registration plate or registration sticker issued thereunder shall expire on the 31st day of December of each year or at such other date as may be selected in the discretion of the Secretary of State.
    (d) Every vehicle registration for a vehicle of the second division weighing over 8,000 pounds, except as provided in paragraph (g) of this Section, and every registration card and registration plate or registration sticker, where applicable, issued hereunder to such vehicles shall be issued for a fiscal year commencing on July 1st of each registration year. However, the Secretary of State may, pursuant to an agreement or arrangement or declaration providing for apportionment of a fleet of vehicles with other jurisdictions, provide for registration of such vehicles under apportionment or for all of the vehicles registered in Illinois by an applicant who registers some of his vehicles under apportionment on a calendar year basis instead, and the fees or taxes to be paid on a calendar year basis shall be identical to those specified in this Act for a fiscal year registration. Provision for installment payment may also be made.
    (e) Semitrailer registrations under apportionment may be on a calendar year under a reciprocal agreement or arrangement and all other semitrailer registrations shall be on fiscal year or 2 fiscal year or 4 fiscal year basis as provided for in this Chapter.
    (f) The Secretary of State may convert annual registration plates or 2-year registration plates, whether registered on a calendar year or fiscal year basis, to multi-year plates. The determination of which plate categories and when to convert to multi-year plates is solely within the discretion of the Secretary of State.
    (g) After January 1, 1975, each registration, registration card and registration plate or registration sticker, where applicable, issued for a recreational vehicle or recreational or camping trailer, except a house trailer, used exclusively by the owner for recreational purposes, and not used commercially nor as a truck or bus, nor for hire, shall be on a calendar year basis; except that the Secretary of State shall provide for registration and the issuance of registration cards and plates or registration stickers, where applicable, for one 6-month period in order to accomplish an orderly transition from a fiscal year to a calendar year basis. Fees and taxes due under this Act for a registration year shall be appropriately reduced for such 6-month transitional registration period.
    (h) The Secretary of State may, in order to accomplish an orderly transition for vehicles registered under Section 3-402.1 of this Code from a calendar year registration to a March 31st expiration, require applicants to pay fees and taxes due under this Code on a 15 month registration basis. However, if in the discretion of the Secretary of State this creates an undue hardship on any applicant the Secretary may allow the applicant to pay 3 month fees and taxes at the time of registration and the additional 12 month fees and taxes to be payable no later than March 31 of the year after this amendatory Act of 1991 takes effect.
    (i) The Secretary of State may stagger registrations, or change the annual expiration date, as necessary for the convenience of the public and the efficiency of his Office. In order to appropriately and effectively accomplish any such staggering, the Secretary of State is authorized to prorate all required registration fees, rounded to the nearest dollar, but in no event for a period longer than 18 months, at a monthly rate for a 12 month registration fee.
    (j) The Secretary of State may enter into an agreement with a rental owner, as defined in Section 3-400 of this Code, who registers a fleet of motor vehicles of the first division pursuant to Section 3-405.3 of this Code to provide for the registration of the rental owner's vehicles on a 2 or 3 calendar year basis and the issuance of multi-year registration plates with a new registration card issued up to every 3 years.
    (k) The Secretary of State may provide multi-year registration cards for any registered fleet of motor vehicles of the first or second division that are registered pursuant to Section 3-405.3 of this Code. Each motor vehicle of the registered fleet must carry an unique multi-year registration card that displays the vehicle identification number of the registered motor vehicle. The Secretary of State shall promulgate rules in order to implement multi-year registrations.
(Source: P.A. 95-287, eff. 1-1-08; 96-747, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-414.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-414.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-414.1)
    Sec. 3-414.1. Term of multi-year registration plates.
    (a) Registration plates issued for motor vehicles shall be valid for an indefinite term of not less than one year. Registration plates issued as two-year plates may be issued as multi-year plates at the discretion of the Secretary of State. Current renewal registration stickers, when necessary, are to be attached as provided in Section 3-413. The Secretary may in his discretion prescribe a term greater than one year or may extend the term of current registration plates for an additional calendar year by appropriate public announcement made before August 1 of the current registration year.
    (b) Registration plates issued to owners of vehicles subject to annual registration for the first time during the term of the plates shall be valid until the expiration of the term. Current annual registration stickers are to be attached as provided in Section 3-413.
(Source: P.A. 89-245, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/3-415

    (625 ILCS 5/3-415) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-415)
    Sec. 3-415. Application for and renewal of registration.
    (a) Calendar year. Application for renewal of a vehicle registration shall be made by the owner, as to those vehicles required to be registered on a calendar registration year, not later than December 1 of each year, upon proper application and by payment of the registration fee and tax for such vehicle, as provided by law except that application for renewal of a vehicle registration, as to those vehicles required to be registered on a staggered calendar year basis, shall be made by the owner in the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary of State.
    (b) Fiscal year. Application for renewal of a vehicle registration shall be made by the owner, as to those vehicles required to be registered on a fiscal registration year, not later than June 1 of each year, upon proper application and by payment of the registration fee and tax for such vehicle as provided by law, except that application for renewal of a vehicle registration, as to those vehicles required to be registered on a staggered fiscal year basis, shall be made by the owner in the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary of State.
    (c) Two calendar years. Application for renewal of a vehicle registration shall be made by the owner, as to those vehicles required to be registered for 2 calendar years, not later than December 1 of the year preceding commencement of the 2-year registration period, except that application for renewal of a vehicle registration, as to those vehicles required to be registered for 2 years on a staggered registration basis, shall be made by the owner in the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary of State.
    (d) Two fiscal years. Application for renewal of a vehicle registration shall be made by the owner, as to those vehicles required to be registered for 2 fiscal years, not later than June 1 immediately preceding commencement of the 2-year registration period, except that application for renewal of a vehicle registration, as to those vehicles required to be registered for 2 fiscal years on a staggered registration basis, shall be made by the owner in the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary of State.
    (d-5) Three calendar years. Application for renewal of a vehicle registration shall be made by the owner, as to those vehicles required to be registered for 3 calendar years, not later than December 1 of the year preceding commencement of the 3-year registration period.
    (e) Time of application. The Secretary of State may receive applications for renewal of registration and grant the same and issue new registration cards and plates or registration stickers at any time prior to expiration of registration. No person shall display upon a vehicle, the new registration plates or registration stickers prior to the dates the Secretary of State in his discretion may select.
    (f) Verification. The Secretary of State may further require, as to vehicles for-hire, that applications be accompanied by verification that fees due under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, as amended, have been paid.
    (g) Applications for registration renewal shall include information relating to the insurance policy for the motor vehicle, including the name of the insurer that issued the policy, the policy number, and the expiration date of the policy. Registration shall not be renewed for persons that submit an application that does not contain this information. Any person that knowingly submits false insurance information shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
    The changes to this subsection made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall not take effect until the beginning of the 2016 registration year.
(Source: P.A. 98-539, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-416

    (625 ILCS 5/3-416) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-416)
    Sec. 3-416. Notice of change of address or name.
    (a) Whenever any person after making application for or obtaining the registration of a vehicle shall move from the address named in the application or shown upon a registration card such person shall within 10 days thereafter notify the Secretary of State of his or her old and new address.
    (a-5) A police officer, a deputy sheriff, an elected sheriff, a law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, or a fire investigator who, in accordance with Section 3-405, has furnished the address of the office of the headquarters of the governmental entity or police district where he or she works instead of his or her domicile address shall, within 10 days after he or she is no longer employed by that governmental entity or police district as a police officer, a deputy sheriff, an elected sheriff, a law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police or a fire investigator, notify the Secretary of State of the old address and his or her new address. If, in accordance with Section 3-405, the spouse and children of a police officer, deputy sheriff, elected sheriff, law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, or fire investigator have furnished the address of the office of the headquarters of the governmental entity or police district where the police officer, deputy sheriff, elected sheriff, law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, or fire investigator works instead of their domicile address, the spouse and children shall notify the Secretary of State of their old address and new address within 10 days after the police officer, deputy sheriff, elected sheriff, law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, or fire investigator is no longer employed by that governmental entity or police district as a police officer, deputy sheriff, elected sheriff, law enforcement officer for the Department of State Police, or fire investigator.
    (b) Whenever the name of any person who has made application for or obtained the registration of a vehicle is thereafter changed by marriage or otherwise such person shall within 10 days notify the Secretary of State of such former and new name.
    (c) In either event, any such person may obtain a corrected registration card or certificate of title upon application and payment of the statutory fee.
(Source: P.A. 94-239, eff. 1-1-06; 95-207, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-417

    (625 ILCS 5/3-417) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-417)
    Sec. 3-417. Lost or damaged or stolen cards, plates and registration stickers. (a) In the event any registration card, plate, registration sticker or other Illinois evidence of proper registration is lost, mutilated or becomes illegible, the owner or legal representative or successor in interest of the owner of the vehicle for which the same was issued as shown by the records of the Secretary of State shall immediately make application for and may obtain a duplicate under a new registration card, plate, registration sticker or other Illinois evidence of proper registration.
    (b) In the event any registration card, plate, registration sticker or other Illinois evidence of proper registration is stolen from the owner, the owner or legal representative or successor in interest of the owner of the vehicle shall promptly notify the Secretary of State, and in order to comply with Section 3-413 of this Act the owner shall make application for and obtain a duplicate registration card, plate, registration sticker or other Illinois evidence of proper registration.
    (c) The Secretary of State may, if advisable, issue a substitute or new registration number in lieu of issuing a duplicate.
    (d) An applicant for a duplicate shall furnish information satisfactory to and prescribed by the Secretary of State, and he shall forward with the application, the fees prescribed by law.
(Source: P.A. 81-308.)

625 ILCS 5/3-418

    (625 ILCS 5/3-418) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-418)
    Sec. 3-418. Registration under new identifying number.
    When the Secretary of State issues a new identifying number, such motor vehicle shall be registered under such identifying number in lieu of the former identifying number.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-419

    (625 ILCS 5/3-419) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-419)
    Sec. 3-419. Regulations governing change of motors.
    The Secretary of State is authorized to adopt and enforce such registration rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary and compatible with the public interest with respect to the change or substitution of one engine in place of another in any motor vehicle.
    Where a substitution or change changes the classification of a motor vehicle for registration purposes resulting in requiring the payment of a greater fee or tax, the owner shall be required to reclassify the registration and pay the higher or greater fee or tax due.
(Source: P.A. 77-364.)

625 ILCS 5/3-421

    (625 ILCS 5/3-421) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-421)
    Sec. 3-421. Right of reassignment. (a) Every natural person shall have the right of reassignment of the license number issued to him during the current registration plate term, for the ensuing registration plate term, provided his application for reassignment is received in the Office of the Secretary of State on or before September 30 of the final year of the registration plate term as to a vehicle registered on a calendar year, and on or before March 31 as to a vehicle registered on a fiscal year. The right of reassignment shall apply to every natural person under the staggered registration system provided the application for reassignment is received in the Office of the Secretary of State by the 1st day of the month immediately preceding the applicant's month of expiration.
    In addition, every natural person shall have the right of reassignment of the license number issued to him for a two-year registration, for the ensuing two-year period. Where the two-year period is for two calendar years, the application for reassignment must be received by the Secretary of State on or before September 30th of the year preceding commencement of the two-year period. Where the two-year period is for two fiscal years commencing on July 1, the application for reassignment must be received by the Secretary of State on or before April 30th immediately preceding commencement of the two-year period.
    (b) Notwithstanding the above provision, the Secretary of State shall, subject to the existing right of reassignment, have the authority to designate new specific combinations of numerical, alpha-numerical, and numerical-alpha licenses for vehicles registered on a calendar year or on a fiscal year, whether the license be issued for one or more years. The new combinations so specified shall not be subject to the right of reassignment, and no right of reassignment thereto may at any future time be acquired.
(Source: P.A. 80-230; 80-1185.)

625 ILCS 5/3-422

    (625 ILCS 5/3-422)
    Sec. 3-422. Issuance of confidential license plates and registrations.
    (a) Requirements for use of confidential vehicle license plates and registrations. Confidential vehicle license plates and registrations may be issued to local, state, and federal government agencies for bona fide law enforcement purposes. The plates and registrations may be issued in fictitious names and addresses, and may be used only in confidential, investigative, or undercover law enforcement operations.
    (b) Application procedures for confidential plates and registrations:
        (1) Applications by local, state, and federal
    
government agencies for confidential license plates and registrations must be made to the Secretary of State Police Department on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State Police Department.
        (2) The application form must include information,
    
as specific as possible without compromising investigations or techniques, setting forth the need for the license plates and registrations and the uses to which the license plates and registrations will be limited.
        (3) The application form must be signed and verified
    
by the local, state, or federal government agency head or designee.
        (4) Registration information maintained by the
    
Secretary of State Police Department for confidential license plates and registrations must show the fictitious names and addresses on all records subject to public disclosure. All other information concerning these confidential license plates and registrations are exempt from disclosure unless the disclosure is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
    (c) Revocation and cancellation procedures for confidential license plates and registrations:
        (1) The Secretary of State Police Department may
    
revoke or refuse to renew confidential license plates and registrations when they have reasonable cause to believe the license plates and registrations are being used for purposes other than those set forth in the application form or authorized by this Section, or where records indicate that within a one-year period five or more parking or toll highway violations have been issued to the vehicle associated with the license plate and registration and those violations remain unpaid.
        (2) A government agency must request cancellation of
    
confidential license plates and registrations that are no longer required for the purposes for which they were issued.
        (3) All revoked confidential license plates and
    
certificates of registration must be promptly returned to the Secretary of State Police Department by the government agency to which they were issued.
    (d) All fees collected for the issuance of confidential license plates and registrations must be deposited in the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-549, eff. 8-17-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION

625 ILCS 5/3-501

    (625 ILCS 5/3-501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-501)
    Sec. 3-501. Registration expires on transfer by owner. Whenever the owner of a registered vehicle transfers or assigns his title, or interest thereto, the registration of such vehicle shall expire and the owner shall not be entitled to any refund of the registration fee. The owner shall remove the registration plates and registration stickers, if any, therefrom and forward the same to the Secretary of State or may have such plates and registration stickers, if any, and the registration number thereon assigned to another vehicle upon payment of the fees required by law and subject to the rules and regulations of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 80-230; 80-1185.)

625 ILCS 5/3-501.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-501.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-501.1)
    Sec. 3-501.1. Transfer or return of vanity or personalized license plates. When any person who has been issued vanity or personalized license plates sells, trades or otherwise releases the ownership of the vehicle upon which the vanity or personalized license plates have been displayed, he shall immediately report the transfer of such plates to an acquired motor vehicle pursuant to Section 3-501 and pay the transfer fee or shall, upon the request of the Secretary, immediately return such plates to the Secretary of State. The right to reassignment of the registration plate number shall apply as provided in Section 3-421 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-78.)

625 ILCS 5/3-502

    (625 ILCS 5/3-502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-502)
    Sec. 3-502. New owner must secure new registration.
    The transferee before operating or permitting the operation of such vehicle upon a highway shall apply for and obtain the registration thereof, as upon an original registration, except as otherwise permitted in Sections 3-401, 3-503 and 3-504.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-503

    (625 ILCS 5/3-503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-503)
    Sec. 3-503. Transfers to dealers.
    When the transferee of a vehicle is a dealer who holds the same for resale and lawfully operates the same under dealers' number plates or when the transferee does not drive such vehicle or permit it to be driven upon the highways, such transferee shall not be required to obtain a new registration of said vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-504

    (625 ILCS 5/3-504) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-504)
    Sec. 3-504. Transfer by operation of law.
    Except in case of joint tenancy with the right of survivorship or surviving spouse or transfer pursuant to an order of the Illinois Commerce Commission or Interstate Commerce Commission, whenever the title or interest of an owner in or to a registered vehicle shall pass to another otherwise than by voluntary transfer, except a transfer pursuant to an order of the Illinois Commerce Commission or Interstate Commerce Commission, the registration thereof shall expire and the vehicle shall not be operated upon the highways unless and until the person entitled to possession of such vehicle shall apply for and obtain the registration thereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-505

    (625 ILCS 5/3-505) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-505)
    Sec. 3-505. Transfer of Reciprocity Permit or Prorate Decals.
    Whenever the owner of a vehicle properly registered in another State transfers his interest thereto, Illinois evidence of proper registration in such other State, that is an Illinois Reciprocity Permit or a Prorate Decal, shall expire and the owner shall remove the same from such vehicle and forward the same to the Secretary of State.
    The owner may, however, instead have such Illinois evidence of proper registration in another State assigned to another vehicle also properly registered in another State, upon payment of the fees required by law and subject to the rules and regulations of the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 81-886.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. SPECIAL PLATES AND SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE STICKERS
(Source: P.A. 94-564, eff. 8-12-05.)

625 ILCS 5/3-600

    (625 ILCS 5/3-600) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-600)
    Sec. 3-600. Requirements for issuance of special plates.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall issue only special plates that have been authorized by the General Assembly. The Secretary of State shall not issue a series of special plates unless applications, as prescribed by the Secretary, have been received for 10,000 plates of that series; except that the Secretary of State may prescribe some other required number of applications if that number is sufficient to pay for the total cost of designing, manufacturing and issuing the special license plate. Where a special plate is authorized by law to raise funds for a specific civic group, charitable entity, or other identified organization, and where the Secretary of State has not received the required number of applications to issue that special plate within 2 years of the effective date of the Public Act authorizing the special plate, the Secretary of State's authority to issue the special plate is nullified.
    (b) The Secretary of State, upon issuing a new series of special license plates, shall notify all law enforcement officials of the design, color and other special features of the special license plate series.
    (c) This Section shall not apply to the Secretary of State's discretion as established in Section 3-611.
    (d) If a law authorizing a special license plate provides that the sponsoring organization is to designate a charitable entity as the recipient of the funds from the sale of that license plate, the designated charitable entity must be in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. In addition, the charitable entity must annually provide the Secretary of State's office a letter of compliance issued by the Illinois Attorney General's office verifying the entity is in compliance with the Acts.
    In the case of a law in effect before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the name of the charitable entity which is to receive the funds shall be provided to the Secretary of State within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. In the case of a law that takes effect on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the name of the charitable entity which is to receive the funds shall be provided to the Secretary of State within one year after the law takes effect. If the organization fails to designate an appropriate charitable entity within the one-year period, or if the designated charitable entity fails to annually provide the Secretary of State a letter of compliance issued by the Illinois Attorney General's office, any funds collected from the sale of plates authorized for that organization and not previously disbursed shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund, and the special plates shall be discontinued.
    (e) If fewer than 1,000 sets of any special license plate authorized by law and issued by the Secretary of State are actively registered for 2 consecutive calendar years, the Secretary of State may discontinue the issuance of that special license plate.
    (f) Where special license plates have been discontinued pursuant to subsection (d) or (e) of this Section, all previously issued plates of that type shall be recalled. Owners of vehicles which were registered with recalled plates shall not be charged a reclassification or registration sticker replacement plate fee upon the issuance of new plates for those vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-601

    (625 ILCS 5/3-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-601)
    Sec. 3-601. Operation of vehicles under special plates.
    (a) A manufacturer owning any unregistered vehicle of a type otherwise required to be registered under this Act may operate or move such upon the highways without registering each such vehicle upon condition that any such vehicle display thereon, a special plate or plates issued to such owner as provided in this Article.
    (b) A dealer owning any unregistered vehicle of a type otherwise required to be registered under this Act and held by him for sale or resale, may operate or move such upon the highways without registering each such vehicle upon condition that any such vehicle display thereon a special plate or plates issued to such owner as provided in this Article.
    (c) A transporter may operate or move any vehicle not owned by him upon the highways by the driveaway or towaway methods solely for the purpose of delivery upon likewise displaying thereon like plates issued to him as provided in this Article.
    (d) A boat dealer owning any boat trailer of a type otherwise required to be registered under this Act may operate or move such upon the highways and haul a boat customarily sold with such boat trailer, without registering each such boat trailer upon condition that any such boat trailer display thereon, in the manner prescribed in Section 3-413, a special plate or plates issued to such owner as provided in this Article.
    (e) Any person owning unregistered vehicles of a type required to be registered and which are exclusively operated off the highways and upon private property, may move such vehicles from one plant location to another upon the highways without registering each such vehicle upon conditions that any such vehicle display thereon a special plate or plates issued to such persons as provided in this Article. Such vehicles must be unladen and may not be operated upon any highways with such special plates except for the interplant movement.
    (f) Any person owning a vehicle of a type required to be registered which when purchased is not yet equipped for work or service, may move such vehicle from the point of original manufacture or sale to a body shop or other place where the vehicle is to be equipped for work or service and from such point to the owner's place of business without first registering each such vehicle upon condition that any such vehicle display thereon a special plate or plates issued to such person as provided in this Article. Upon completion of such movement, any such vehicle subject to registration must be properly registered.
    (g) Special plates issued under this Article must be displayed in the manner provided for in Section 3-413.
    (h) Any such vehicle bearing such special plate or plates may be operated without registration for any purpose, except that no such special plate or plates shall be used on any vehicle which is rented by the manufacturer or dealer to another person or which is used to transport passengers or property for hire, nor, except as provided in paragraph (i) of this Section, shall any such special plate or plates be used on a second division vehicle which is carrying cargo or merchandise except in demonstrating such second division vehicle for the purposes of sale, or for the purpose of testing engine and driveline components.
    (i) The provisions of this Article authorizing special plates shall not apply to work or service vehicles owned by a manufacturer, transporter or dealer except a truck up to 8,000 pounds gross weight owned by a dealer and used for hauling parts incidental to the operation of the dealer's business.
    (j) The Secretary of State may limit the number of special plates issued to any applicant.
(Source: P.A. 78-753; 78-1297.)

625 ILCS 5/3-602

    (625 ILCS 5/3-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-602)
    Sec. 3-602. Certificate and special plates for dealers, manufacturers, and transporters.
    (a) Any dealer, manufacturer, or transporter may make application to the Secretary of State upon the appropriate form for a certificate containing a general distinguishing number and for one or more sets of special plates as appropriate to various types of vehicles subject to registration hereunder. The applicant shall submit such proof of his or her status as a bona fide dealer, manufacturer, or transporter as may be reasonably required by the Secretary of State.
    (b) The Secretary of State, upon granting any such application, shall issue to the applicant a certificate containing the applicant's name and address and special plates as applied for. Both the certificates and special plates shall display the general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall issue special plates to dealers and manufacturers in accordance with the following formula:
number vehiclesmaximum number setsmaximum number
sold in previousof special platesadditional sets
calendar yearissued at fee setissued at fee
by Sec. 3-810set by Sec. 3-806
0 0 0
1-10 1 1
11-25 2 2
26-100 8 8
101-2501212
251-5002020
501-7503030
751-10004040
1001-15005050
1501-20006060
2001-25007070
2501+9090
    For those Dealers with annual sales over 2501, special plates will be allocated based on 10 sets of plates under each section for each additional 500 vehicles sold.
    The limit on the maximum number of additional sets issued to manufacturers at the fee set by Section 3-806 may be lifted at the discretion of the Secretary of State.
    The Secretary shall issue to a new dealer or manufacturer not more than 8 sets of special plates at each fee. If the new dealer or manufacturer has acquired his or her business from a previous dealer or manufacturer, he or she may be issued a number of sets based upon the number of vehicles sold in the previous calendar year by the previous dealer or manufacturer. If the new dealer or manufacturer was in business for only a part of the previous calendar year, the number of special plates to which he or she is entitled may be extrapolated from the number of vehicles he or she sold during that part of the year.
    (d) Any manufacturer of engine and driveline components may apply to the Secretary of State for a license to operate vehicles in which such components are installed on the public highways of the State for the purpose of testing such components. The application shall describe the components and the vehicles in which they are installed, and shall contain such additional information as the Secretary shall prescribe. Upon receipt of an application and an accompanying fee of $1000, the Secretary shall issue to the applicant a license for the entire test period of the components described in the application.
    Every licensee shall keep a record of each vehicle operated under such license which shall be open to inspection by the Secretary or his authorized representative for inspection at any reasonable time during the day or night.
    The license of a manufacturer of engine and driveline components may be denied, revoked or suspended if the Secretary finds that the manufacturer has:
        (1) violated this Code;
        (2) made any material misrepresentation to the
    
Secretary of State in connection with an application for a license; or
        (3) failed to produce for the Secretary of State any
    
record required to be produced by this Code.
    This amendatory Act of 1983 shall be applicable to the 1984 registration year and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-603

    (625 ILCS 5/3-603) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-603)
    Sec. 3-603. Application for drive-away permits.
    (a) A dealer who has sold a vehicle of a type otherwise required to be registered under this Act to a nonresident of this State who does not have currently valid registration in his home state, may provide for the operation of such vehicle without registration from the place of sale to the place of destination outside of the State of Illinois, by issuing a drive-away permit in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State and by affixing the permit to such vehicle in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State. Any vehicle being operated pursuant to a drive-away permit may not be used for any other purpose and such permits shall be effective only for a period of 30 days from the date of sale.
    (b) Any dealer may make application to the Secretary of State upon the appropriate form for drive-away permits for motor vehicles sold by such dealer. Along with such application each applicant shall submit proof of his status as a bona fide dealer and any other information as may be required by the Secretary of State. A non-resident who has purchased a motor vehicle from a person who is not a dealer, may likewise apply to the Secretary of State for a drive-away permit for display upon such vehicle while being driven from Illinois to the State of residence of the applicant. Along with such application, the applicant shall submit proof of his non-residence and eligibility for a reciprocal exemption from registration in Illinois.
    All drive-away permits issued under such application shall bear a distinguishing number and such other features as may be required by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 96-1035, eff. 7-14-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-604

    (625 ILCS 5/3-604) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-604)
    Sec. 3-604. Expiration of special plates. Every special plate issued, except those issued for dealers, manufacturers and transporters under Section 3-602 and persons with disabilities under Section 3-609 or 3-616, or deaf or hard of hearing under Section 3-616 of this Code, may be issued for a 2 year period beginning January 1st of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31st of the subsequent even-numbered year. The special plates issued to a person with disabilities or a person who is deaf or hard of hearing shall expire according to the multi-year procedure as established by Section 3-414 of this Code.
    Special plates issued to members of the General Assembly under Section 3-606 shall expire at midnight on the 31st day of January in odd-numbered years.
(Source: P.A. 95-167, eff. 1-1-08; 96-79, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-605

    (625 ILCS 5/3-605) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-605)
    Sec. 3-605. Manufacturers, engine and driveline component manufacturers, transporters, repossessors and dealers to maintain records. Every manufacturer, engine and driveline component manufacturer, repossessor, transporter or dealer shall keep a written record of the persons to whom such drive-away permits or special plates are assigned, which record shall be open to inspection by any public officer or any employee of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 92-680, eff. 7-16-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-606

    (625 ILCS 5/3-606) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-606)
    Sec. 3-606. Members of General Assembly. Upon receipt of a request of a member of the General Assembly, accompanied by the appropriate application and fee, the Secretary of State shall issue to the member 2 plates as described in this Section. If the member so requests, the Secretary shall issue 2 identical sets of such registration plates for use on 2 different motor vehicles. A member may request that the Secretary of State issue registration plates in the name of a corporation when the corporation owns or leases the vehicle to be registered and the member is an officer or director of that corporation. Such registration plates shall be issued for a 2-year period beginning January 1 of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31 of the subsequent even-numbered year. If the application is from a member of the Senate, there shall appear on the rear plate, in addition to the designation of the State and the year for which the license was issued, the word "official" and appropriate wording or abbreviation indicating that the holder is a member of the Senate, followed by the number of the senatorial district of the member. On the front plate, there shall appear appropriate wording or abbreviation indicating that the holder is a member of the Senate. If the application is from a member of the House of Representatives, there shall appear on the rear plate, in addition to the designation of the State and the year for which the license was issued, the word "official" and appropriate wording or abbreviation indicating that the holder is a member of the House of Representatives, followed by the number assigned to the member. On the front plate, there shall appear appropriate wording or abbreviation indicating that the holder is a member of the House of Representatives. Numbers 1 through 118 shall be assigned and members with the longest length of service as members of the legislature shall be given the lower numbers.
    When members have an equal length of service, the lower numbers shall be given in alphabetical order based on surnames.
(Source: P.A. 88-661, eff. 9-16-94.)

625 ILCS 5/3-606.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-606.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-606.1)
    Sec. 3-606.1. Retired members of the General Assembly. Upon receipt of a request from a retired member of the General Assembly, accompanied by the appropriate application and fee, the Secretary of State shall issue to such retired member plates bearing appropriate wording or abbreviations indicating that the holder is a retired member of the General Assembly. Such plates may be issued for a 2 year period beginning January 1st of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31st of the subsequent even-numbered year. Upon the death of a retired member who has been issued a retired member of the General Assembly plate, that member's surviving spouse shall be entitled to retain the plate so long as the surviving spouse is a resident of Illinois and transfers the registration to his or her name within 90 days of the death of the retired member.
    "Retired member" means any individual who (a) has served as a member of the General Assembly for a minimum of 6 years, or (b) is 62 or older, has served as a member of the General Assembly for a minimum of 4 years, and retired prior to the convening of the 83rd General Assembly.
    The fees and procedures relating to such plates for retired members of the General Assembly shall be the same as the fees and procedures applicable to personalized plates issued under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-223, eff. 8-9-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-607

    (625 ILCS 5/3-607) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-607)
    Sec. 3-607. Amateur Radio Operators. Amateur radio operators may obtain the issuance of registration plates for motor vehicles of the first division, and second division motor vehicles under 8,000 pounds, corresponding to their call letters, provided they make application therefor, which is subject to the staggered registration system, prior to October 1st of the final year of the current registration plate term and pay an additional fee of $4.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-609

    (625 ILCS 5/3-609) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-609)
    Sec. 3-609. Disabled Veterans' Plates.
    (a) Any veteran who holds proof of a service-connected disability from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and who has obtained certification from a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse that the service-connected disability qualifies the veteran for issuance of registration plates or decals to a person with disabilities in accordance with Section 3-616, may, without the payment of any registration fee, make application to the Secretary of State for disabled veterans license plates displaying the international symbol of access, for the registration of one motor vehicle of the first division or one motor vehicle of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
    (b) Any veteran who holds proof of a service-connected disability from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and whose degree of disability has been declared to be 50% or more, but whose disability does not qualify the veteran for a plate or decal for persons with disabilities under Section 3-616, may, without the payment of any registration fee, make application to the Secretary for a special registration plate without the international symbol of access for the registration of one motor vehicle of the first division or one motor vehicle of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
    (c) Renewal of such registration must be accompanied with documentation for eligibility of registration without fee unless the applicant has a permanent qualifying disability, and such registration plates may not be issued to any person not eligible therefor. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs may assist in providing the documentation of disability.
    (d) The design and color of the plates shall be within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the plates issued under subsection (b) of this Section shall not contain the international symbol of access. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. Registration shall be for a multi-year period and may be issued staggered registration.
    (e) Any person eligible to receive license plates under this Section who has been approved for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act, or who has claimed and received a grant under that Act, shall pay a fee of $24 instead of the fee otherwise provided in this Code for passenger cars displaying standard multi-year registration plates issued under Section 3-414.1, for motor vehicles registered at 8,000 pounds or less under Section 3-815(a), or for recreational vehicles registered at 8,000 pounds or less under Section 3-815(b), for a second set of plates under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 97-918, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-609.01

    (625 ILCS 5/3-609.01)
    Sec. 3-609.01. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-167, eff. 1-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 96-79, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/3-609.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-609.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-609.1)
    Sec. 3-609.1. Congressional Medal of Honor plates. Any resident of the State of Illinois who has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, or an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Medal of Honor, may make application for the registration of a motor vehicle owned solely or in part by such recipient, to the Secretary of State without the payment of any registration fee. Registration shall be for a multi-year period effective from issuance. The Secretary of State shall furnish at his office at no cost to such Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, plates bearing up to 3 letters designating the recipient's initials followed by the letters C M H signifying the Congressional Medal of Honor. The plate shall be suitable for attachment to a motor vehicle or motorcycle registered under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-343, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-610

    (625 ILCS 5/3-610) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-610)
    Sec. 3-610. Members of Congress. Upon receiving an application for a certificate of registration for a motor vehicle from a member of the Congress of the United States from Illinois, accompanied with payments of the registration fees and taxes required under this Act, the Secretary of State instead of issuing to such member number plates as hereinabove provided, shall, if such member so requests, issue to him two number plates as described in this Section. Two duplicate sets of these number plates may be issued if requested and may be used on 2 different motor vehicles. There shall appear, in addition to the designation of the State and the year for which such license was issued, if he is a member of the House of Representatives, the number of the congressional district of such member in the center of the plate followed in the next line by the words "U. S. Congressman"; if he is the senior Senator from Illinois, the number 1 shall be in the center of the plate followed in the next line by the word "Senator"; and if he is the junior Senator, the number 2 shall be in the center of the plate followed in the next line by the word "Senator".
    Such plates may be issued for a 2 year period beginning January 1st of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31st of the subsequent even-numbered years.
(Source: P.A. 85-413.)

625 ILCS 5/3-610.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-610.1)
    Sec. 3-610.1. Retired members of the Illinois congressional delegation. Upon receipt of a request from a retired member of the Illinois congressional delegation, accompanied by the appropriate application and fee, the Secretary of State shall issue to the retired member special registration plates bearing appropriate wording or abbreviations indicating that the holder is a retired member of the Illinois congressional delegation. The plates may be issued for a 2 year period beginning January 1st of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31st of the subsequent even-numbered year.
    An applicant shall be charged a $15 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $2 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged and shall be deposited into the Retired Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation Fund.
    "Retired member of the Illinois congressional delegation" means any individual who has served as a member of the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives representing the State of Illinois. The term does not include an individual who is serving in the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.
(Source: P.A. 88-685, eff. 1-24-95; 89-282, eff. 8-10-95.)

625 ILCS 5/3-611

    (625 ILCS 5/3-611) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-611)
    Sec. 3-611. Special designations. The Secretary of State, in his discretion, may make special designations of certain designs or combinations of designs, or alphabetical letters or combination of letters, or colors or combination of colors pertaining to registration plates issued to vehicles owned by governmental agencies, vehicles owned and registered by State and federal elected officials, retired Illinois Supreme Court justices, and appointed federal cabinet officials, vehicles operated by taxi or livery businesses, operated in connection with mileage weight registrations, or operated by a dealer, transporter, or manufacturer as the Secretary of State may deem necessary for the proper administration of this Act. In the case of registration plates issued for vehicles operated by or for persons with disabilities, as defined by Section 1-159.1, under Section 3-616 of this Act, the Secretary of State, upon request, shall make such special designations so that automobiles bearing such plates are easily recognizable thru use of the international accessibility symbol as automobiles driven by or for such persons. In the case of registration plates issued for vehicles operated by a disabled person with a type four hearing disability, as defined pursuant to Section 4A of The Illinois Identification Card Act, the Secretary of State, upon request, shall make such special designations so that a motor vehicle bearing such plate is easily recognizable by a special symbol indicating that such vehicle is driven by a person with a hearing disability. Registration plates issued to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing under this Section shall not entitle a motor vehicle bearing such plates to those parking privileges established for persons with disabilities under this Code. In the case of registration plates issued for State owned vehicles, they shall be manufactured in compliance with Section 2 of "An Act relating to identification and use of motor vehicles of the State, approved August 9, 1951, as amended". In the case of plates issued for State officials, such plates may be issued for a 2 year period beginning January 1st of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31st of the subsequent even-numbered year.
(Source: P.A. 87-829; 87-832; 87-1249; 88-685, eff. 1-24-95.)

625 ILCS 5/3-611.5

    (625 ILCS 5/3-611.5)
    Sec. 3-611.5. Fire Chief license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of a request from a municipality or fire protection district that operates a fire department, accompanied by an application and the appropriate fee, may issue, to a fire chief of each municipal fire department or fire protection district, special registration plates designated as Fire Chief license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, owned by the fire department or the chief officer of the fire department. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln" as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of the special plates. The fee for this plate for a vehicle owned by the fire chief shall be the same as the fee prescribed for first division vehicles in Section 3-806 of this Code. Permanent license plates for fire chief vehicles owned by a municipal fire department or fire protection district shall be issued at the fee prescribed in Section 3-808.1(b).
(Source: P.A. 95-556, eff. 6-1-08; 96-808, eff. 10-30-09.)

625 ILCS 5/3-612

    (625 ILCS 5/3-612) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-612)
    Sec. 3-612. Repossessor plates.
    The Secretary, upon receipt of an application, made on the form prescribed by the Secretary of State may issue to financial institutions, to lending institutions and to persons engaged in the business of repossessing motor vehicles for others in situations where the motor vehicle is the security for the funds, special plates which may be used by such financial institutions, lending institutions and repossessors solely for the purpose of operating the motor vehicles which are repossessed by such repossessors upon a default in the contract.
    Said special plates shall, in addition to the legends provided in Section 3-412 of this Act, contain a phrase "repossessor" and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary of State may prescribe. If an applicant for such plates is engaged in repossessing vehicles for other persons and does not hold a certificate, registration or permit from the Illinois Commerce Commission to conduct such an operation, the application shall be denied.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-613

    (625 ILCS 5/3-613) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-613)
    Sec. 3-613. Special inaugural license plate.
    Any resident of Illinois, being a member of the Official Presidential Inaugural Committee, may, during the period from January through February 15th of any year in which the President of the United States is being inaugurated, display a special inaugural license plate furnished by such person in lieu of the current and valid Illinois license plate issued to a motor vehicle of the first division owned by such person, provided that the official inaugural credentials or a valid certificate thereof acceptable to the Secretary of State and the valid and current Illinois license plates and registration card issued to such motor vehicle are simultaneously carried within such vehicle and available for inspection.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/3-614

    (625 ILCS 5/3-614) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-614)
    Sec. 3-614. Manufacturers of engine and driveline components.
    The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made on the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue to manufacturers of engine and driveline components special plates which may be used by such manufacturers solely for the purpose of operating motor vehicles of the second division to test engine and driveline components installed in such vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 85-1396.)

625 ILCS 5/3-615

    (625 ILCS 5/3-615) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-615)
    Sec. 3-615. Honorary Consular License Plate. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made on the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue Illinois Honorary Consular license plates to any person who is a non-resident and an official or employee of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs as recognized in the Taiwan Relation Act, Public Law 96-8, and serving that instrumentality and temporarily residing in this State. In addition, these plates may be issued to United States nationals or permanent residents who are appointed Honorary Consular officers and confirmed by the Federal Department of State.
    Such registration plates may be issued for a 2 year period beginning January 1 of each odd-numbered year and ending December 31 of the subsequent even-numbered year. Applicants shall verify their status as Honorary Consular or Taiwanese representatives on forms provided by the Department of State.
    In the event any holder of such registration plates or card leaves this State or no longer serves as an Honorary Consular or Taiwanese official or employee, the registration plates and card issued to such persons shall terminate and the owner shall remove such plates from the vehicle so registered and return them and the registration card to the Secretary of State. Such plates may not be transferred to any other person by the holder or owner.
(Source: P.A. 85-992.)

625 ILCS 5/3-616

    (625 ILCS 5/3-616) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-616)
    Sec. 3-616. Disability license plates.
    (a) Upon receiving an application for a certificate of registration for a motor vehicle of the first division or for a motor vehicle of the second division weighing no more than 8,000 pounds, accompanied with payment of the registration fees required under this Code from a person with disabilities or a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, the Secretary of State, if so requested, shall issue to such person registration plates as provided for in Section 3-611, provided that the person with disabilities or person who is deaf or hard of hearing must not be disqualified from obtaining a driver's license under subsection 8 of Section 6-103 of this Code, and further provided that any person making such a request must submit a statement, certified by a licensed physician, by a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to make this certification by his or her supervising physician, or by an advanced practice nurse who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to make this certification, to the effect that such person is a person with disabilities as defined by Section 1-159.1 of this Code, or alternatively provide adequate documentation that such person has a Class 1A, Class 2A or Type Four disability under the provisions of Section 4A of the Illinois Identification Card Act. For purposes of this Section, an Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card issued pursuant to the Illinois Identification Card Act indicating that the person thereon named has a disability shall be adequate documentation of such a disability.
    (b) The Secretary shall issue plates under this Section to a parent or legal guardian of a person with disabilities if the person with disabilities has a Class 1A or Class 2A disability as defined in Section 4A of the Illinois Identification Card Act or is a person with disabilities as defined by Section 1-159.1 of this Code, and does not possess a vehicle registered in his or her name, provided that the person with disabilities relies frequently on the parent or legal guardian for transportation. Only one vehicle per family may be registered under this subsection, unless the applicant can justify in writing the need for one additional set of plates. Any person requesting special plates under this subsection shall submit such documentation or such physician's, physician assistant's, or advanced practice nurse's statement as is required in subsection (a) and a statement describing the circumstances qualifying for issuance of special plates under this subsection. An optometrist may certify a Class 2A Visual Disability, as defined in Section 4A of the Illinois Identification Card Act, for the purpose of qualifying a person with disabilities for special plates under this subsection.
    (c) The Secretary may issue a parking decal or device to a person with disabilities as defined by Section 1-159.1 without regard to qualification of such person with disabilities for a driver's license or registration of a vehicle by such person with disabilities or such person's immediate family, provided such person with disabilities making such a request has been issued an Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card indicating that the person named thereon has a Class 1A or Class 2A disability, or alternatively, submits a statement certified by a licensed physician, or by a physician assistant or an advanced practice nurse as provided in subsection (a), to the effect that such person is a person with disabilities as defined by Section 1-159.1. An optometrist may certify a Class 2A Visual Disability as defined in Section 4A of the Illinois Identification Card Act for the purpose of qualifying a person with disabilities for a parking decal or device under this subsection.
    (d) The Secretary shall prescribe by rules and regulations procedures to certify or re-certify as necessary the eligibility of persons whose disabilities are other than permanent for special plates or parking decals or devices issued under subsections (a), (b) and (c). Except as provided under subsection (f) of this Section, no such special plates, decals or devices shall be issued by the Secretary of State to or on behalf of any person with disabilities unless such person is certified as meeting the definition of a person with disabilities pursuant to Section 1-159.1 or meeting the requirement of a Type Four disability as provided under Section 4A of the Illinois Identification Card Act for the period of time that the physician, or the physician assistant or advanced practice nurse as provided in subsection (a), determines the applicant will have the disability, but not to exceed 6 months from the date of certification or recertification.
    (e) Any person requesting special plates under this Section may also apply to have the special plates personalized, as provided under Section 3-405.1.
    (f) The Secretary of State, upon application, shall issue disability registration plates or a parking decal to corporations, school districts, State or municipal agencies, limited liability companies, nursing homes, convalescent homes, or special education cooperatives which will transport persons with disabilities. The Secretary shall prescribe by rule a means to certify or re-certify the eligibility of organizations to receive disability plates or decals and to designate which of the 2 person with disabilities emblems shall be placed on qualifying vehicles.
    (g) The Secretary of State, or his designee, may enter into agreements with other jurisdictions, including foreign jurisdictions, on behalf of this State relating to the extension of parking privileges by such jurisdictions to permanently disabled residents of this State who display a special license plate or parking device that contains the International symbol of access on his or her motor vehicle, and to recognize such plates or devices issued by such other jurisdictions. This State shall grant the same parking privileges which are granted to disabled residents of this State to any non-resident whose motor vehicle is licensed in another state, district, territory or foreign country if such vehicle displays the international symbol of access or a distinguishing insignia on license plates or parking device issued in accordance with the laws of the non-resident's state, district, territory or foreign country.
(Source: P.A. 97-1064, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-617

    (625 ILCS 5/3-617) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-617)
    Sec. 3-617. Driver education plates. A High School operating passenger cars for a high school driver training program, may operate or move the same upon the highway without registering each such passenger car upon the condition that each such passenger car display thereon, in the manner prescribed by Section 3-413, special plates issued to the high school under the provisions of Section 3-808.
    Such special plates may be issued only to a public high school or a high school operated by a religious institution, and may be used only on passenger cars used exclusively in high school driver training program approved by the State Board of Education.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)

625 ILCS 5/3-618

    (625 ILCS 5/3-618) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-618)
    Sec. 3-618. Charitable vehicle plates. Charitable vehicle plates shall be of such color and design as prescribed by the Secretary. The fee for such plates shall be as prescribed in Section 3-808 of this Code. Such plates may be obtained by owners of charitable vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-619

    (625 ILCS 5/3-619) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-619)
    Sec. 3-619. Sample Registration plates and stickers. The Secretary of State, upon receipt of an application made on the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue to any law enforcement agency in this State, or to any authorized agency of any foreign jurisdiction, or to any motion picture or television industry, one or more Sample Registration Plates and stickers. The design of such plates and stickers shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, and shall be issued without charge. The Secretary of State, upon receipt of an application made on the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue to any other individual one or more Sample Registration Plates and stickers for a fee of $4 for each Sample Registration Plate and sticker.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)

625 ILCS 5/3-620

    (625 ILCS 5/3-620) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-620)
    Sec. 3-620. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made on the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates to United States citizens, who are present or former members of the United States armed forces or any of its allies, and who were prisoners of war of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnamese conflict, or to the widowed spouse of a former member of the United States armed forces, providing that widowed spouse was married to the POW at the time of death, and is a single person at the time of application. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division subject to the staggered registration system, motorcycles, and vehicles of the second division having a gross weight of 8,000 pounds or less and shall be issued without charge. Only one set of plates may be issued at no fee.
    The design and color of the prisoner of war plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-353, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-621

    (625 ILCS 5/3-621) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-621)
    Sec. 3-621. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application, made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue to members of the Illinois National Guard, and to Illinois residents who are either former members of the Illinois National Guard or the surviving spouses of Illinois National Guard members, special registration plates. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds subject to the staggered registration system.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-353, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-622

    (625 ILCS 5/3-622) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-622)
    Sec. 3-622. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue to members of the United States Armed Forces Reserves who reside in Illinois, and to Illinois residents who are either former members of the United States Armed Forces Reserves or the surviving spouses of United States Armed Forces Reserve members who resided in Illinois, special registration plates. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds subject to the staggered registration system. The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-353, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-623

    (625 ILCS 5/3-623) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-623)
    Sec. 3-623. Purple Heart Plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue to recipients awarded the Purple Heart by a branch of the armed forces of the United States who reside in Illinois, special registration plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of the proper application, may also issue these special registration plates to an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Purple Heart by a branch of the armed forces of the United States. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the 1st division, including motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the 2nd division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the 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.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, and the appropriate registration fee shall accompany the application. However, for an individual who has been issued Purple Heart plates for a vehicle and who has been approved for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act, the annual fee for the registration of the vehicle shall be as provided in Section 3-806.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1101, eff. 1-1-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-624

    (625 ILCS 5/3-624) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-624)
    Sec. 3-624. Retired Military license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue to retired members of the United States Armed Forces who reside in Illinois, special registration plates. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds and subject to the staggered registration system. The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (b) A charitable organization deemed eligible by the Secretary of State shall design decals to be affixed on plates issued under this Section. The decals shall designate the applicant's branch of service, theater of action, or both. The Secretary may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of charitable decals.
    (c) The charitable organization authorized to design decals under subsection (b) of this Section may establish a fee for the purchase of charitable decals and shall report by July 31 of each year to the Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department the sticker fee, the number of charitable decals sold, the total revenue received from the sale of charitable decals during the previous fiscal year, and any other information deemed necessary by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 97-940, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-625

    (625 ILCS 5/3-625) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-625)
    Sec. 3-625. Pearl Harbor Plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates to any Illinois resident who, while a member of the armed forces of the United States, participated in the battle of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, or to the widowed spouse of any Illinois resident who, while a member of the armed forces of the United States, participated in the battle of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, provided that the widowed spouse was married to the battle of Pearl Harbor participant at the time of the participant's death and is a single person at the time of application. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the 1st division, motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the 2nd division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, and the appropriate registration fee shall accompany the application.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-353, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-626

    (625 ILCS 5/3-626)
    Sec. 3-626. Korean War Veteran 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 of State, may issue special registration plates designated as Korean War Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who participated in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War. The special plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) The Korean War Memorial Construction Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Korean War Memorial Construction Fund shall, subject to appropriation, be used by the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide grants for construction of the Korean War Memorial to be located at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Upon the completion of the Memorial, the Department of Veteran Affairs shall certify to the State Treasurer that the construction of the Memorial has been completed. Upon the certification by the Department of Veteran Affairs, the State Treasurer shall transfer all moneys in the Fund and any future deposits into the Fund into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (e) An individual who has been issued Korean War Veteran license plates for a vehicle and who has been approved for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act shall pay the original issuance and the regular annual fee for the registration of the vehicle as provided in Section 3-806.3 of this Code in addition to the fees specified in subsection (c) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1409, eff. 1-1-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-627

    (625 ILCS 5/3-627)
    Sec. 3-627. Environmental License Plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be environmental license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and, as of January 1, 1996, recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. As of January 1, 1996, the Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the State Parks Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary of State to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the State Parks Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 88-333; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94; 89-282, eff. 8-10-95.)

625 ILCS 5/3-628

    (625 ILCS 5/3-628)
    Sec. 3-628. Bronze Star plates.
    (a) Beginning January 1, 1996, 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 of State, may issue special registration plates to residents of Illinois who have been awarded the Bronze Star by the United States Armed Forces. The Secretary, upon receipt of the proper applications and fees, may also issue these special registration plates to an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Bronze Star by a branch of the armed forces of the United States. The special plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 93-140, eff. 1-1-04; 93-937, eff. 1-1-05; 94-343, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-629

    (625 ILCS 5/3-629)
    Sec. 3-629. Collegiate license plates; scholarship fund.
    (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 of State, may issue collegiate license plates. The collegiate plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds and subject to the staggered registration system. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may, at his or her discretion, issue the plates for any public college or university located in this State or for any degree-granting, not-for-profit private college or university located in this State or a contiguous state. If the college or university is located in a contiguous state, there must be not less than 10,000 alumni of the college or university residing in this State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements including a minimum level of specialized license plates requests and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of the original issuance fee in the case of a public university or college, $25 shall be deposited into the State College and University Trust Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund to be used by the Secretary of State, subject to appropriation, to help defray the administrative costs of issuing the plate. Of the original issuance fee in the case of a degree-granting, not-for-profit private college or university, $25 shall be deposited into the University Grant Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund to be used by the Secretary of State, subject to appropriation, to help defray the administrative cost of issuing the plate. In addition to the regular renewal fee, an applicant shall be charged $27 for the renewal of each set of license plates issued under this Section; $25 shall be deposited into the State College and University Trust Fund in the case of a public university or college or into the University Grant Fund in the case of a degree-granting, not-for-profit private college or university, and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund plates for all collegiate plates.
    (d) The State College and University Trust Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The State Treasurer shall create separate accounts within the State College and University Trust Fund for each public university or college for which collegiate license plates have been issued. Moneys in the State College and University Trust Fund shall be allocated to each account in proportion to the number of plates sold in regard to each public university or college. Moneys deposited into the State College and University Trust Fund during the preceding calendar year shall be distributed, subject to appropriation, to each participating public university or college. This revenue shall be used for the sole purpose of scholarship grant awards to Illinois residents.
    (e) The University Grant Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The State Treasurer shall create separate accounts within the University Grant Fund for each university or college for which collegiate license plates have been issued. Moneys in the University Grant Fund shall be allocated to each account in proportion to the number of plates sold in regard to each university or college. Moneys deposited into these accounts during the preceding calendar year shall, subject to appropriation, be distributed through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to participating private colleges and universities. This revenue shall be used for the sole purpose of scholarship grant awards to Illinois residents.
(Source: P.A. 95-444, eff. 8-27-07.)

625 ILCS 5/3-630

    (625 ILCS 5/3-630)
    Sec. 3-630. Violence prevention license plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Violence Prevention plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. Beginning January 1, 1999, the Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 dollar fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the ICJIA Violence Prevention Fund as created by this Act and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund to be used by the Secretary of State to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the ICJIA Violence Prevention Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-1151, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-631

    (625 ILCS 5/3-631)
    Sec. 3-631. Sportsmen Series license plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Sportsmen Series license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Habitat Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary of State to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Habitat Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 89-611, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-632

    (625 ILCS 5/3-632)
    Sec. 3-632. Wildlife Prairie Park license plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates to be designated Wildlife Prairie Park license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Wildlife Prairie Park Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary of State to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Wildlife Prairie Park Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 89-611, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-633

    (625 ILCS 5/3-633)
    Sec. 3-633. Universal Charitable Organization license plate.
    (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 of State, may issue Universal Charitable Organization license plates to residents of Illinois on behalf of organizations that meet the requirements of Title 26, Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Code formed for any bona fide charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, or patriotic purpose. The Secretary of State may prescribe rules establishing additional eligibility criteria for charitable organizations under this Section. The special Universal Charitable Organization plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. Charitable organizations deemed eligible by the Secretary of State shall design charitable decals to be affixed on plates issued under this Section. The Secretary may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of charitable decals.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $15 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $2 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged and shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. Charitable organizations may establish a fee for the purchase of their charitable decal and shall report by July 31 of each year to the Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department the sticker fee, the number of charitable decals sold, the total revenue received from the sale of charitable decals during the previous fiscal year, and any other information deemed necessary by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 89-564, eff. 7-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-634

    (625 ILCS 5/3-634)
    Sec. 3-634. Illinois Fire Fighters' License Plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, recreational vehicles as defined in Section 1-169 of this Code, and subject to the staggered registration system. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary of State shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $27 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $12 shall be deposited into the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $17 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund.
    (d) In addition to the purpose specified in Section 2-119(n), moneys in the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund shall, except as otherwise provided in subsection (e) and subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, be used exclusively for the following purposes:
        (1) maintaining the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial;
    
        (2) holding an annual memorial commemoration and
    
Medal of Honor ceremony and related activities; and
        (3) providing scholarships, for graduate study,
    
undergraduate study, or both, to children and spouses of fire fighters killed in the line of duty.
    (e) No more than 10% of the annual proceeds of the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund may, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, be used for exhibits for and the maintenance of the Illinois Fire Fighter Museum, except that the 10% limit may be exceeded to pay for emergency repairs related to the structural stability of the Illinois Fire Fighter Museum. Prior to exceeding the 10% limit, the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall obtain the approval of a majority of the members of the Illinois Fire Fighters Memorial Foundation.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12; 97-755, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-635

    (625 ILCS 5/3-635)
    Sec. 3-635. Master Mason plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Master Mason license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Master Mason Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Master Mason Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Master Mason Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Master Mason Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to The Illinois Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Children, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, for the purpose of providing Model Student Assistance Programs in public and private schools in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-636

    (625 ILCS 5/3-636)
    Sec. 3-636. Knights of Columbus plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Knights of Columbus license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Knights of Columbus Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Knights of Columbus Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Knights of Columbus Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Knights of Columbus Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to charitable entities designated by the Knights of Columbus.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-637

    (625 ILCS 5/3-637)
    Sec. 3-637. D.A.R.E. license plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $45 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the State D.A.R.E. Fund; $10 shall be deposited into the County D.A.R.E. Fund if the county, as indicated by the applicant's address, has a D.A.R.E. program, otherwise the $10 fee shall be deposited into the State D.A.R.E. Fund; $10 shall be deposited into the Municipal D.A.R.E. Fund if the municipality, as indicated by the applicant's address, has a D.A.R.E. program, otherwise the $10 fee shall be deposited into the County D.A.R.E. Fund if the county, as indicated by the applicant's address, has a D.A.R.E. program, otherwise the $10 fee shall be deposited into the State D.A.R.E. Fund; and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    For each registration renewal period, a $29 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $9 shall be deposited into the State D.A.R.E. Fund; $9 shall be deposited into the County D.A.R.E. Fund if the county, as indicated by the applicant's address, has a D.A.R.E. program, otherwise the $9 fee shall be deposited into the State D.A.R.E. Fund; $9 shall be deposited into the Municipal D.A.R.E. Fund if the municipality, as indicated by the applicant's address, has a D.A.R.E. program, otherwise the $9 fee shall be deposited into the County D.A.R.E. Fund if the county, as indicated by the applicant's address, has a D.A.R.E. program, otherwise the $9 fee shall be deposited into the State D.A.R.E. Fund; and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The State D.A.R.E. Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. All money in the State D.A.R.E. Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association for its D.A.R.E. program.
    The County D.A.R.E. Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. All money in the County D.A.R.E. Fund shall be distributed, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to the Secretary. The Secretary shall make grants of this money to counties for their D.A.R.E. programs based on the proportion of money the County D.A.R.E. Fund has received from each county, as indicated by the applicant's address.
    The Municipal D.A.R.E. Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. All money in the Municipal D.A.R.E. Fund shall be distributed, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to the Secretary. The Secretary shall make grants of this money to municipalities for their D.A.R.E. programs based on the proportion of money the Municipal D.A.R.E. Fund has received from each municipality, as indicated by the applicant's address.
(Source: P.A. 97-206, eff. 7-28-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-638

    (625 ILCS 5/3-638)
    Sec. 3-638. U.S. Veteran 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 of State, may issue U.S. Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special U.S. Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1409, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-639

    (625 ILCS 5/3-639)
    Sec. 3-639. Special registration plate for a president of a village or incorporated town or mayor.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates to presidents of villages and incorporated towns and mayors.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $15 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $2 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-527, eff. 11-13-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-640

    (625 ILCS 5/3-640)
    Sec. 3-640. Illinois and Michigan Canal plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois and Michigan Canal license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the Department of Natural Resources for restoration and improvements of the Illinois and Michigan Canal and its adjacent structures.
(Source: P.A. 90-527, eff. 11-13-97.)

625 ILCS 5/3-641

    (625 ILCS 5/3-641)
    Sec. 3-641. Deceased police officer or firefighter plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates to the surviving spouse and parents of a police officer or firefighter who has died in the line of duty in this State. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $15 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $2 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-947, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-642

    (625 ILCS 5/3-642)
    Sec. 3-642. Silver Star plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates to residents of Illinois who have been awarded the Silver Star by the United States Armed Forces. The Secretary, upon receipt of the proper applications and fees, may also issue these special registration plates to an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Silver Star by a branch of the armed forces of the United States. The special plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 93-140, eff. 1-1-04; 93-937, eff. 1-1-05; 94-343, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-643

    (625 ILCS 5/3-643)
    Sec. 3-643. Mammogram license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Mammogram license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the following phrases shall be on the plates: (i) "Mammograms Save Lives" and (ii) "The Susan G. Komen Foundation". The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Mammogram Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Mammogram Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Mammogram Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Mammogram Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-644

    (625 ILCS 5/3-644)
    Sec. 3-644. Police Memorial Committee license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Police Memorial Committee license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Police Memorial Committee Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Police Memorial Committee Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Police Memorial Committee Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Police Memorial Committee Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Police Memorial Committee for maintaining a memorial statue, holding an annual memorial commemoration, and giving scholarships to children of police officers killed in the line of duty.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-645

    (625 ILCS 5/3-645)
    Sec. 3-645. Vietnam Veteran 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 of State, may issue Vietnam Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special Vietnam Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1409, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-646

    (625 ILCS 5/3-646)
    Sec. 3-646. Organ Donor Awareness license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Organ Donor Awareness license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the phrase "Be An Organ Donor" shall be on the plates, and the design of the plates shall incorporate a reference to the Chicago Bears organization and Walter Payton. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this additional fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Organ Donor Awareness Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this additional fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Organ Donor Awareness Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Organ Donor Awareness Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, 50% of the moneys in the Organ Donor Awareness Fund shall be paid as grants to the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, and the remaining 50% of the moneys in that fund shall be paid as grants to Mid-America Transplant Services, or pursuant to any alternative distribution ratio mutually agreed upon by these 2 organizations.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-647

    (625 ILCS 5/3-647)
    Sec. 3-647. World War II Veteran 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 of State, may issue World War II Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special World War II Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1409, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-648

    (625 ILCS 5/3-648)
    Sec. 3-648. Education license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Education license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be determined by a contest that every elementary school pupil in the State of Illinois is eligible to enter. The designs submitted for the contest shall be judged on September 30, 2002, and the winning design shall be selected by a committee composed of the Secretary, the Director of State Police, 2 members of the Senate, one member chosen by the President of the Senate and one member chosen by the Senate Minority Leader, and 2 members of the House of Representatives, one member chosen by the Speaker of the House and one member chosen by the House Minority Leader. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance, in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this $40 additional original issuance fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs, and $25 shall be deposited into the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $40 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this $40 additional renewal fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $38 shall be deposited into the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund. Each fiscal year, once deposits from the additional original issuance and renewal fees into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund have reached $500,000, all the amounts received for the additional fees for the balance of the fiscal year shall be deposited into the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund.
    (d) The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund shall be apportioned according to Section 52 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-533, eff. 8-23-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-649

    (625 ILCS 5/3-649)
    Sec. 3-649. West Point Bicentennial 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 of State, may issue West Point Bicentennial license plates to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The special West Point Bicentennial plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $15 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $2 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged and shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 92-477, eff. 1-1-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-650

    (625 ILCS 5/3-650)
    Sec. 3-650. Army Combat Veteran 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 of State, may issue Army Combat Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special Army Combat Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The plates shall display the Army Combat Infantry Badge. In all other respects, the design, color, and format of the plates shall be within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1409, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-651

    (625 ILCS 5/3-651)
    Sec. 3-651. U.S. Marine Corps 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 of State, may issue special registration plates designated as U.S. Marine Corps license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State, except that the U.S. Marine Corps emblem shall appear on the plates. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $5 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund. For each registration renewal period, an $18 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund.
    (d) The Marine Corps Scholarship Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund shall, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, be used by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc., a recognized charitable organization that meets the requirements of Title 26, Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Code, to provide grants for scholarships for higher education. The scholarship recipients must be the children of current or former members of the United States Marine Corps who meet the academic, financial, and other requirements established by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. In addition, the recipients must be Illinois residents and must attend a college or university located within the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12; 97-409; eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-652

    (625 ILCS 5/3-652)
    Sec. 3-652. Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to charitable entities designated by the Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council of Carpenters.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-653

    (625 ILCS 5/3-653)
    Sec. 3-653. Pet Friendly license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Pet Friendly license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined in Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the phrase "I am pet friendly" shall be on the plates. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this additional fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Pet Population Control Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this additional fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Pet Population Control Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

625 ILCS 5/3-654

    (625 ILCS 5/3-654)
    Sec. 3-654. Illinois Public Broadcasting System Stations special license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Public Broadcasting System Stations special license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Public Broadcasting Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Public Broadcasting Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Public Broadcasting Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, the Secretary shall pay all moneys in the Public Broadcasting Fund to the various Public Broadcasting System stations in Illinois for operating costs.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-655

    (625 ILCS 5/3-655)
    Sec. 3-655. Hospice license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Hospice license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The design of the plates shall include the word "Hospice" above drawings of two lilies and a butterfly. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Hospice Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Hospice Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Hospice Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Hospice Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to a statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs to be used as follows:
        (1) To fund projects relating to hospice care for
    
special groups, such as children, veterans, and ethnic, religious, gender, or minority groups, or to provide disease-specific research or outreach.
        (2) To fund education and outreach for hospice
    
volunteers, patients, families, and health care professionals.
        (3) To fund informational and educational media
    
programs regarding the availability of hospice services.
        (4) To fund the expansion or enhancement of a
    
statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs toll-free referral line operated to provide hospice information.
        (5) To fund the expansion or enhancement of a
    
statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs Internet website.
        (6) To cover reasonable costs for special plate
    
advertising.
    A statewide organization whose primary membership consists of hospice programs shall distribute grant moneys received under this subsection (d) through a standing committee that reviews funding solicitations and awards.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-656

    (625 ILCS 5/3-656)
    Sec. 3-656. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07. Repealed by P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-657

    (625 ILCS 5/3-657)
    Sec. 3-657. Park District Youth Program 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 of State, may issue Park District Youth Program license plates. The special Park District Youth Program plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, must accompany each application. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Park District Youth Program Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Park District Youth Program Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Park District Youth Program Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Park District Youth Program Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Association of Park Districts, a not-for-profit corporation, for grants to park districts and recreation agencies providing innovative after school programming for Illinois youth.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-658

    (625 ILCS 5/3-658)
    Sec. 3-658. Professional Sports Teams license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Professional Sports Teams license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the plates shall, subject to the permission of the applicable team owner, display the logo of the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, the St. Louis Rams, or the St. Louis Cardinals, at the applicant's option. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Professional Sports Teams Education Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer all moneys in the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund to the Common School Fund every 6 months.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12; 97-914, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-659

    (625 ILCS 5/3-659)
    Sec. 3-659. Pan Hellenic license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Pan Hellenic license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that an emblem of a Pan Hellenic eligible member shall be on the plate. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln" as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, may prescribe rules governing the requirements and approval of the special plates.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. The State Treasurer shall create separate accounts within the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund for each eligible member for which Pan Hellenic license plates have been issued. Moneys in the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund shall be allocated to each account in proportion to the number of plates sold in regard to each fraternity or sorority. All moneys in the Illinois Pan Hellenic Trust Fund shall be distributed, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Alpha Kappa Alpha Charitable Foundation, Illinois Delta Sigma Theta Charitable Foundation, Illinois Zeta Phi Beta Charitable Foundation, Illinois Sigma Gamma Rho Charitable Foundation, Illinois Alpha Phi Alpha Charitable Foundation, Illinois Omega Psi Phi Charitable Foundation, Illinois Kappa Alpha Psi Charitable Foundation, Illinois Phi Beta Sigma Charitable Foundation, or Illinois Iota Phi Theta Charitable Foundation for charitable purposes sponsored by the African-American fraternity or sorority.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-660

    (625 ILCS 5/3-660)
    Sec. 3-660. September 11th license plates.
    (a) Beginning on September 11, 2002, the Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as September 11th license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the September 11th Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the September 11th Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The September 11th Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall pay all moneys in the September 11th Fund as grants to aid victims of terrorism and as grants to local governments to cover the costs of training, equipment, and other items related to public safety initiatives intended to prevent further acts of terrorism or to respond to further acts of terrorism or other disasters or emergency situations in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-661

    (625 ILCS 5/3-661)
    Sec. 3-661. Illinois Route 66 license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Route 66 license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project, Inc. shall use all moneys in the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund for the development of tourism, through education and interpretation, preservation, and promotion of the former U.S. Route 66 in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-662

    (625 ILCS 5/3-662)
    Sec. 3-662. Stop Neuroblastoma license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Stop Neuroblastoma license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the following phrases shall be on the plates: (i) "Stop Neuroblastoma" and (ii) "Stop Cancer". The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Stop Neuroblastoma Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Stop Neuroblastoma Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Stop Neuroblastoma Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Stop Neuroblastoma Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the American Cancer Society for neuroblastoma and cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-663

    (625 ILCS 5/3-663)
    Sec. 3-663. Medically Required Tinted Window plates or plate stickers. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, shall issue special registration plates or plate stickers designated as Medically Required Tinted Window license plates or plate stickers. The special plates or plate stickers issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division or their license plates and to motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds or their license plates. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code. Plate stickers issued under this Section shall expire in accordance with rules adopted by the Secretary. The design and color of the plates or plate stickers shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 94-564, eff. 8-12-05.)

625 ILCS 5/3-664

    (625 ILCS 5/3-664)
    Sec. 3-664. Gold Star license plates. Upon proper application, the Secretary of State shall issue registration plates designated as Gold Star license plates to any Illinois resident who is the surviving widow, widower, sibling, or parent of a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and lost his or her life while in service whether in peacetime or war. The surviving widow or widower and each surviving parent and sibling shall be issued one or more sets of registration plates. Registration plates issued under this Section shall be for first division vehicles and second division vehicles of 8,000 pounds or less. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. An applicant shall be charged only the appropriate registration fee.
(Source: P.A. 97-723, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-665

    (625 ILCS 5/3-665)
    Sec. 3-665. Agriculture in the Classroom plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Agriculture in the Classroom license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Agriculture in the Classroom Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Agriculture in the Classroom Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Agriculture in the Classroom Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Agriculture in the Classroom Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, to the Illinois Agricultural Association Foundation, a charitable organization that meets the requirements of Title 26, Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Code, to be used as grants to support Agriculture in the Classroom programming for public and private schools within Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-666

    (625 ILCS 5/3-666)
    Sec. 3-666. Paratrooper 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 of State, may issue Paratrooper license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special Paratrooper plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-667

    (625 ILCS 5/3-667)
    Sec. 3-667. Korean Service 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 of State, may issue special registration plates designated as Korean Service license plates to residents of Illinois who, on or after July 27, 1954, participated in the United States Armed Forces in Korea. The special plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $2 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Korean War Memorial Construction Fund a special fund in the State treasury.
    (d) An individual who has been issued Korean Service license plates for a vehicle and who has been approved for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act shall pay the original issuance and the regular annual fee for the registration of the vehicle as provided in Section 3-806.3 of this Code in addition to the fees specified in subsection (c) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-668

    (625 ILCS 5/3-668)
    Sec. 3-668. Iraq Campaign 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 of State, may issue Iraq Campaign license plates to residents of Illinois who have earned the Iraq Campaign Medal from the United States Armed Forces. The special Iraq Campaign plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall, in his or her discretion, approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-669

    (625 ILCS 5/3-669)
    Sec. 3-669. Afghanistan Campaign 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 of State, may issue Afghanistan Campaign license plates to residents of Illinois who have earned the Afghanistan Campaign Medal from the United States Armed Forces. The special Afghanistan Campaign plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall, in his or her discretion, approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. This additional fee shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-670

    (625 ILCS 5/3-670)
    Sec. 3-670. Autism Awareness license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Autism Awareness license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Autism Awareness Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Autism Awareness Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Autism Awareness Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Autism Awareness Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the Illinois Department of Human Services for the purpose of grants for research, education, and awareness regarding autism and autism spectrum disorders.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-671

    (625 ILCS 5/3-671)
    Sec. 3-671. Boy Scout and Girl Scout license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated to be Boy Scout and Girl Scout plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d), the design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application.
    (c) The Secretary may issue Boy Scout plates bearing the Eagle Scout badge only to an applicant who provides written proof of Eagle Scout rank, in the form of appropriate documentation from the National Boy Scout Council. The Secretary shall make these plates available to qualified applicants.
    (d) The Secretary may issue Girl Scout plates bearing the symbol of the Gold Award only to an applicant who provides written proof of Gold Award status, in the form of appropriate documentation from the National Office of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. The Secretary shall make these plates available to qualified applicants.
    (e) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Fund as created by this Section and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (f) The Boy Scout and Girl Scout Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Fund shall, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, be paid as grants, to be divided between the Illinois divisions of the Boys Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. on a pro rata basis, according to the number of each type of plate sold. Grants shall be made to the county division in which the plates are sold.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-672

    (625 ILCS 5/3-672)
    Sec. 3-672. Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation Junior Golf license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation Junior Golf license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation Junior Golf Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $40 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $38 shall be deposited into the Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation Junior Golf Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation Junior Golf Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation Junior Golf Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation to help Association members expose Illinois youngsters to the game of golf.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-673

    (625 ILCS 5/3-673)
    Sec. 3-673. Rotary Club plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Rotary Club license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Rotary Club Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Rotary Club Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Rotary Club Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Rotary Club Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to charitable entities designated by the Rotary Club.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-674

    (625 ILCS 5/3-674)
    Sec. 3-674. Sheet Metal Workers International Association license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Sheet Metal Workers International Association license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Sheet Metal Workers International Association of Illinois Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Sheet Metal Workers International Association of Illinois Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Sheet Metal Workers International Association of Illinois Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Sheet Metal Workers International Association of Illinois Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to charitable entities designated by Illinois local chapters of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-675

    (625 ILCS 5/3-675)
    Sec. 3-675. Support Our Troops license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Support Our Troops license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the emblem of the organization Illinois Support Our Troops, Inc., and its "Support Our Troops!" mark shall appear on the plate. The address of the organization's Internet web site may appear on the plate, and the organization may alternate the mark to "Salute our Heroes!" in a manner that respects inventory. The field of the plate may be colored. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Support Our Troops Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Support Our Troops Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Support Our Troops Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Support Our Troops Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to Illinois Support Our Troops, Inc., a not-for-profit public purpose charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), for charitable assistance to the troops and their families in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-676

    (625 ILCS 5/3-676)
    Sec. 3-676. Iraq Campaign 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 of State, may issue Iraq Campaign license plates to residents of Illinois who have earned the Iraq Campaign Medal from the United States Armed Forces. The special Iraq Campaign plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall, in his or her discretion, approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-677

    (625 ILCS 5/3-677)
    Sec. 3-677. Afghanistan Campaign 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 of State, may issue Afghanistan Campaign license plates to residents of Illinois who have earned the Afghanistan Campaign Medal from the United States Armed Forces. The special Afghanistan Campaign plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall, in his or her discretion, approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-678

    (625 ILCS 5/3-678)
    Sec. 3-678. Ovarian Cancer Awareness license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Ovarian Cancer Awareness license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc. for ovarian cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-679

    (625 ILCS 5/3-679)
    Sec. 3-679. Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $45 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $30 shall be deposited into the Special Olympics Illinois Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Special Olympics Illinois Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-523, eff. 6-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

625 ILCS 5/3-680

    (625 ILCS 5/3-680)
    Sec. 3-680. U.S. Army Veteran 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 of State, may issue U.S. Army Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special U.S. Army Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 95-796, eff. 8-11-08; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 96-1409, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-681

    (625 ILCS 5/3-681)
    Sec. 3-681. U.S. Navy 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 of State, may issue U.S. Navy license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special U.S. Navy plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The plates shall display the U.S. Navy emblem. In all other respects, the design, color, and format of the plates shall be within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-682

    (625 ILCS 5/3-682)
    Sec. 3-682. Illinois Police Association license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Police Association license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Illinois Police Association Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Illinois Police Association Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Police Association Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois Police Association Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, for providing death benefits for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, and for providing scholarships, for graduate study, undergraduate study, or both, to children and spouses of police officers killed in the line of duty.
(Source: P.A. 95-795, eff. 1-1-09; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

625 ILCS 5/3-683

    (625 ILCS 5/3-683)
    Sec. 3-683. Distinguished Service Cross license plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, shall issue special registration plates to any Illinois resident who has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by a branch of the armed forces of the United States. The Secretary, upon receipt of the proper application, shall also issue these special registration plates to an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by a branch of the armed forces of the United States. The special plates issued under this Section should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, including motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
    The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, and the appropriate registration fee shall accompany the application. However, for an individual who has been issued Distinguished Service Cross plates for a vehicle and who has been approved for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act, the annual fee for the registration of the vehicle shall be as provided in Section 3-806.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-684

    (625 ILCS 5/3-684)
    Sec. 3-684. Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training license plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, recreational vehicles as defined in Section 1-169 of this Code, and subject to the staggered registration system. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary of State shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $27 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $12 shall be deposited into the Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $17 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund.
    (d) The Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Fund shall, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary of State, as grants to the EMS Memorial Scholarship and Training Council, a not-for-profit corporation, for the purposes (i) of providing scholarships for graduate study, undergraduate study, or both, to children and spouses of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel killed in the course of their employment, and (ii) for grants for the training of EMS personnel.
(Source: P.A. 96-591, eff. 8-18-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-685

    (625 ILCS 5/3-685)
    Sec. 3-685. United Auto Workers license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as United Auto Workers license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the United Auto Workers' Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the United Auto Workers' Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The United Auto Workers' Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the United Auto Workers' Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to charitable entities designated by Illinois local unions affiliated with the United Auto Workers.
(Source: P.A. 96-687, eff. 1-1-10; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-686

    (625 ILCS 5/3-686)
    Sec. 3-686. Distinguished Flying Cross 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 of State, may issue Distinguished Flying Cross license plates to residents of Illinois who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross medal by the United States Armed Forces. The special Distinguished Flying Cross plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall, in his or her discretion, approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-655, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-687

    (625 ILCS 5/3-687)
    Sec. 3-687. International Brotherhood of Teamsters license plate.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as International Brotherhood of Teamsters license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary of State, as grants to the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Charitable Trust, an independent organization established and registered as a tax exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes.
(Source: P.A. 96-687, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-688

    (625 ILCS 5/3-688)
    Sec. 3-688. Operation Iraqi Freedom 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 of State, may issue Operation Iraqi Freedom license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special Operation Iraqi Freedom plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-747, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-306, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-689

    (625 ILCS 5/3-689)
    Sec. 3-689. Share the Road 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 of State, may issue Share the Road license plates. The special Share the Road plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, must accompany each application. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $22 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $17 shall be deposited into the Share the Road Fund and $5 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $22 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $20 shall be deposited into the Share the Road Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Share the Road Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Share the Road Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the League of Illinois Bicyclists, a not for profit corporation, for educational programs instructing bicyclists and motorists how to legally and more safely share the roadways.
(Source: P.A. 96-1006, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-690

    (625 ILCS 5/3-690)
    Sec. 3-690. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 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 of State, may issue St. Jude Children's Research Hospital license plates. The special St. Jude Children's Research Hospital plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, must accompany each application. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the St. Jude Children's Research Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the St. Jude Children's Research Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The St. Jude Children's Research Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the St. Jude Children's Research Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for pediatric treatment and research. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. The Fund shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks, such as but not limited to those authorized under Section 8h of the State Finance Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1377, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-691

    (625 ILCS 5/3-691)
    Sec. 3-691. Illinois Fraternal Order of Police license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Fraternal Order of Police license plates to residents of Illinois who are members in good standing of the Fraternal Order of Police-Illinois State Lodge and meet other eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles, as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary, except that the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police emblem shall appear on the plates. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln" as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Fraternal Order of Police Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Fraternal Order of Police Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Fraternal Order of Police Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Fraternal Order of Police Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police to increase the efficiency and professionalism of law enforcement officers in Illinois, to educate the public about law enforcement issues, to more firmly establish the public confidence in law enforcement, to create partnerships with the public, and to honor the service of law enforcement officers dedicated to the protection of life and property.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 98-275, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-692

    (625 ILCS 5/3-692)
    Sec. 3-692. Soil and Water Conservation District 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 of State, may issue Soil and Water Conservation District license plates. The special Soil and Water Conservation District plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, must accompany each application. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Soil and Water Conservation District Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Soil and Water Conservation District Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Soil and Water Conservation District Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Soil and Water Conservation District Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to Illinois soil and water conservation districts for projects that conserve and restore soil and water in Illinois. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. The Fund shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks, such as but not limited to those authorized under Section 8h of the State Finance Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1377, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-693

    (625 ILCS 5/3-693)
    Sec. 3-693. Women Veteran 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 of State, may issue Women Veteran license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special Women Veteran plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1408, eff. 7-30-10; 97-306, eff. 1-1-12; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

625 ILCS 5/3-694

    (625 ILCS 5/3-694)
    Sec. 3-694. 4-H license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as 4-H license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the 4-H Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $12 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the 4-H Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The 4-H Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the 4-H Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary of State, as grants to the Illinois 4-H Foundation, a tax exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the funding of 4-H programs in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 96-1449, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-695

    (625 ILCS 5/3-695)
    Sec. 3-695. Ducks Unlimited license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Ducks Unlimited license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Ducks Unlimited Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Ducks Unlimited Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Ducks Unlimited Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Ducks Unlimited Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., a tax exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to fund wetland protection, enhancement, and restoration projects in the State of Illinois, to fund education and outreach for media, volunteers, members, and the general public regarding waterfowl and wetlands conservation in the State of Illinois, and to cover the reasonable cost for Ducks Unlimited special plate advertising and administration of the wetland conservation projects and education program.
(Source: P.A. 96-1449, eff. 1-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-696

    (625 ILCS 5/3-696)
    Sec. 3-696. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12. Repealed by P.A. 97-914, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-697

    (625 ILCS 5/3-697)
    Sec. 3-697. Chicago Police Memorial Foundation license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Chicago Police Memorial Foundation license plates to active or retired law enforcement officers and their family members, surviving family members of deceased law enforcement officers, and members of or donors to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, as grants to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for maintenance of a memorial and park, holding an annual memorial commemoration, giving scholarships to children of police officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty, and paying the insurance premiums for police officers who are terminally ill.
(Source: P.A. 96-1547, eff. 3-10-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-698

    (625 ILCS 5/3-698)
    Sec. 3-698. U.S. Air Force License Plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated as U.S. Air Force license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special plate issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State, except that the U.S. Air Force emblem shall appear on the plates. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in his or her discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $20 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $5 shall be deposited into the Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $20 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this additional fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $18 shall be deposited into the Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Fund.
    (d) The Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, as grants to the Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Illinois for operational and program expenses of the Chanute Air Museum.
(Source: P.A. 97-243, eff. 8-4-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-66)
    Sec. 3-699. National Wild Turkey Federation license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as National Wild Turkey Federation license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the National Wild Turkey Federation Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the National Wild Turkey Federation Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The National Wild Turkey Federation Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the National Wild Turkey Federation Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc., a tax exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to fund turkey habitat protection, enhancement, and restoration projects in the State of Illinois, to fund education and outreach for media, volunteers, members, and the general public regarding turkeys and turkey habitat conservation in the State of Illinois, and to cover the reasonable cost for National Wild Turkey Federation special plate advertising and administration of the conservation projects and education program.
(Source: P.A. 98-66, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-96)
    Sec. 3-699. Diabetes Awareness license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Diabetes Awareness license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary, in his or her discretion, may allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Diabetes Research Checkoff Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Diabetes Research Checkoff Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-96, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-150)
    Sec. 3-699. Illinois Nurses license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Nurses license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $35 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $20 shall be deposited into the Illinois Nurses Foundation Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $22 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $20 shall be deposited into the Illinois Nurses Foundation Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Nurses Foundation Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois Nurses Foundation Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Nurses Foundation, to promote the health of the public by advancing the nursing profession in this State.
(Source: P.A. 98-150, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-151)
    Sec. 3-699. American Red Cross license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as American Red Cross license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be within the discretion of the Secretary, but shall include the American Red Cross official logo. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the American Red Cross Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the American Red Cross Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The American Red Cross Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the American Red Cross Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the American Red Cross or to charitable entities designated by the American Red Cross.
(Source: P.A. 98-151, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-233)
    Sec. 3-699. Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association for the purposes of providing death benefits for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, providing scholarships for undergraduate study to children and spouses of police officers killed in the line of duty, and educating the public and police officers regarding policing and public safety.
(Source: P.A. 98-233, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-259)
    Sec. 3-699. Alzheimer's Awareness license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Alzheimer's Awareness license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Alzheimer's Awareness Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Alzheimer's Awareness Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Alzheimer's Awareness Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Alzheimer's Awareness Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, for Alzheimer's care, support, education, and awareness programs.
(Source: P.A. 98-259, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-300)
    Sec. 3-699. Prince Hall Freemasonry plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Prince Hall Freemasonry license plates.
    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Master Mason Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Master Mason Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-300, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-360)
    Sec. 3-699. Illinois Police K-9 Memorial Plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois Police K-9 Memorial license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Police K-9 Memorial Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this additional fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois Police K-9 Memorial Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Police K-9 Memorial Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Illinois Police K-9 Memorial Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Northern Illinois Police K-9 Memorial for the creation, operation, and maintenance of a police K-9 memorial monument.
(Source: P.A. 98-360, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-376)
    Sec. 3-699. Public Safety Diver license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated to be Public Safety Diver license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany the application. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $45 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $30 shall be deposited into the Public Safety Diver Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Public Safety Diver Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Public Safety Diver Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Public Safety Diver Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board for the purposes of providing grants based on need for training, standards, and equipment to public safety disciplines within the State and to units of local government involved in public safety diving and water rescue services.
    (e) The Public Safety Diver Advisory Committee shall recommend grant rewards with the intent of achieving reasonably equitable distribution of funds between police, firefighting, and public safety diving services making application for grants under this Section.
    (f) The administrative costs related to management of grants made from the Public Safety Diver Fund shall be paid from the Public Safety Diver Fund to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-376, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-382)
    Sec. 3-699. The H Foundation - Committed to a Cure for Cancer plates
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as The H Foundation - Committed to a Cure for Cancer license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Committed to a Cure Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Committed to a Cure Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Committed to a Cure Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Committed to a Cure Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University for the purpose of funding scientific research on cancer.
(Source: P.A. 98-382, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-395)
    Sec. 3-699. Retired Law Enforcement license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Retired Law Enforcement license plates to residents of Illinois who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship and Training Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
    For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship and Training Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship and Training Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship and Training Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, for scholarships obtained in a competitive process to attend the Illinois Teen Institute or an accredited college or university, for programs designed to benefit the elderly and teens, and for law enforcement training.
(Source: P.A. 98-395, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-406)
    Sec. 3-699. Legion of Merit plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated as Legion of Merit license plates to recipients awarded the Legion of Merit by a branch of the armed forces of the United States who reside in Illinois. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the 1st division, including motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the 2nd division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the 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.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. No registration fee, including the fees established under Section 3-806 of this Code, shall be charged for the issuance or renewal of any plates issued under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-406, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-469)
    Sec. 3-699. Illinois State Police Memorial Park license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois State Police Memorial Park license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, Inc. for building and maintaining a memorial and park, holding an annual memorial commemoration, giving scholarships to children of State police officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty.
(Source: P.A. 98-469, eff. 8-16-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.1)
    Sec. 3-699.1. Curing Childhood Cancer Plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated as Curing Childhood Cancer license plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division 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 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $65 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $50 shall be deposited into the Curing Childhood Cancer Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs. For each registration renewal period, a $52 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $50 shall be deposited into the Curing Childhood Cancer Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Curing Childhood Cancer Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Curing Childhood Cancer Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, in equal share as grants to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Oncology Group for the purpose of funding scientific research on cancer.
(Source: P.A. 98-66, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. OFFENSES AGAINST REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE LAWS OR
REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE

625 ILCS 5/3-701

    (625 ILCS 5/3-701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-701)
    Sec. 3-701. Operation of vehicles without evidence of registration - Operation under mileage plates when odometer broken or disconnected. No person shall operate, nor shall an owner knowingly permit to be operated, upon any highway unless there shall be attached thereto and displayed thereon when and as required by law, proper evidence of registration in Illinois, as follows:
        (1) A vehicle required to be registered in Illinois.
    
A current and valid Illinois registration sticker or stickers and plate or plates, or an Illinois temporary registration permit, or a drive-away or in-transit permit, issued therefor by the Secretary of State; or
        (2) A vehicle eligible for Reciprocity. A current and
    
valid reciprocal foreign registration plate or plates properly issued to such vehicle or a temporary registration issued therefor, by the reciprocal State, and, in addition, when required by the Secretary, a current and valid Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Prorate Decal issued therefor by the Secretary of State; or except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Chapter.
    No person shall operate, nor shall any owner knowingly permit to be operated, any vehicle of the second division for which the owner has made an election to pay the mileage tax in lieu of the annual flat weight tax, at any time when the odometer of such vehicle is broken or disconnected, or is inoperable or not operating.
(Source: P.A. 92-680, eff. 7-16-02.)

625 ILCS 5/3-702

    (625 ILCS 5/3-702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-702)
    Sec. 3-702. Operation of vehicle when registration cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    (a) No person shall operate, nor shall an owner knowingly permit to be operated, upon any highway:
        (1) A vehicle the registration of which has been
    
cancelled, suspended or revoked; or
        (2) A vehicle properly registered in another
    
Reciprocal State, the foreign registration of which, or the Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Decal of which, has been cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    (b) No person shall use, nor shall any owner use or knowingly permit the use of any Illinois registration plate, plates or registration sticker, or any Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Prorate Decal which has been cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    (c) Any violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor unless:
        1. the registration of the motor vehicle has been
    
suspended for noninsurance, then the provisions of Section 3-708 of this Code apply in lieu of this Section.
        2. the registration of the motor vehicle has been
    
suspended for failure to purchase a vehicle tax sticker pursuant to Section 3-704.1 of this Code, then the violation shall be considered a business offense and the person shall be required to pay a fine in excess of $500, but not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-149; 87-1225.)

625 ILCS 5/3-703

    (625 ILCS 5/3-703) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-703)
    Sec. 3-703. Improper use of evidences of registration or certificate of title. No person shall lend to another any certificate of title, registration card, registration plate, registration sticker, special plate or permit or other evidences of proper registration issued to him if the person desiring to borrow the same would not be entitled to the use thereof, nor shall any person knowingly permit the use of any of the same by one not entitled thereto, nor shall any person display upon a vehicle any registration card, registration sticker, registration plate or other evidences of proper registration not issued for such vehicle or not otherwise lawfully used thereon under this Code. No person shall duplicate, alter or attempt to reproduce in any manner a registration plate or registration sticker issued under this Code. No person shall make fraudulent use of evidences of registration or certificates of title issued erroneously by the Secretary of State. No person shall manufacture, advertise, distribute or sell any certificate of title, registration card, registration plate, registration sticker, special plate or permit or other evidences of proper registration which purports to have been issued under this Code. The Secretary of State may request the Attorney General to seek a restraining order in the circuit court against any person who violates this Section by advertising such fraudulent items. Any violation of this Section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-551.)

625 ILCS 5/3-704

    (625 ILCS 5/3-704) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-704)
    Sec. 3-704. Authority of Secretary of State to suspend or revoke a registration or certificate of title; authority to suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle.
    (a) The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle or a certificate of title, registration card, registration sticker, registration plate, disability parking decal or device, or any nonresident or other permit in any of the following events:
        1. When the Secretary of State is satisfied that such
    
registration or that such certificate, card, plate, registration sticker or permit was fraudulently or erroneously issued;
        2. When a registered vehicle has been dismantled or
    
wrecked or is not properly equipped;
        3. When the Secretary of State determines that any
    
required fees have not been paid to the Secretary of State, to the Illinois Commerce Commission, or to the Illinois Department of Revenue under the Motor Fuel Tax Law, and the same are not paid upon reasonable notice and demand;
        4. When a registration card, registration plate,
    
registration sticker or permit is knowingly displayed upon a vehicle other than the one for which issued;
        5. When the Secretary of State determines that the
    
owner has committed any offense under this Chapter involving the registration or the certificate, card, plate, registration sticker or permit to be suspended or revoked;
        6. When the Secretary of State determines that a
    
vehicle registered not-for-hire is used or operated for-hire unlawfully, or used or operated for purposes other than those authorized;
        7. When the Secretary of State determines that an
    
owner of a for-hire motor vehicle has failed to give proof of financial responsibility as required by this Act;
        8. When the Secretary determines that the vehicle is
    
not subject to or eligible for a registration;
        9. When the Secretary determines that the owner of a
    
vehicle registered under the mileage weight tax option fails to maintain the records specified by law, or fails to file the reports required by law, or that such vehicle is not equipped with an operable and operating speedometer or odometer;
        10. When the Secretary of State is so authorized
    
under any other provision of law;
        11. When the Secretary of State determines that the
    
holder of a disability parking decal or device has committed any offense under Chapter 11 of this Code involving the use of a disability parking decal or device.
    (a-5) The Secretary of State may revoke a certificate of title and registration card and issue a corrected certificate of title and registration card, at no fee to the vehicle owner or lienholder, if there is proof that the vehicle identification number is erroneously shown on the original certificate of title.
    (b) The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle as follows:
        1. When the Secretary of State determines that the
    
owner of a vehicle has not paid a civil penalty or a settlement agreement arising from the violation of rules adopted under the Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law or the Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act or that a vehicle, regardless of ownership, was the subject of violations of these rules that resulted in a civil penalty or settlement agreement which remains unpaid.
        2. When the Secretary of State determines that a
    
vehicle registered for a gross weight of more than 16,000 pounds within an affected area is not in compliance with the provisions of Section 13-109.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        3. When the Secretary of State is notified by the
    
United States Department of Transportation that a vehicle is in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, as they are now or hereafter amended, and is prohibited from operating.
    (c) The Secretary of State may suspend the registration of a vehicle when a court finds that the vehicle was used in a violation of Section 24-3A of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to gunrunning. A suspension of registration under this subsection (c) may be for a period of up to 90 days.
(Source: P.A. 97-540, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-704.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-704.1)
    Sec. 3-704.1. Municipal vehicle tax liability; suspension of registration.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        (1) "Municipality" means a city, village or
    
incorporated town with a population over 1,000,000.
        (2) "Vehicle tax" means a motor vehicle tax and any
    
related late fees or charges imposed by a municipality under Section 8-11-4 or the Illinois Municipal Code or under the municipality's home rule powers.
        (3) "Vehicle owner" means the registered owner or
    
owners of a vehicle who are residents of the municipality.
    (b) A municipality that imposes a vehicle tax may, by ordinance adopted under this Section, establish a system whereby the municipality notifies the Secretary of State of vehicle tax liability and the Secretary of State suspends the registration of vehicles for which the tax has not been paid. An ordinance establishing a system must provide for the following:
        (1) A first notice for failure to pay a vehicle tax
    
shall be sent by first class mail to the vehicle owner at the owner's address recorded with the Secretary of State whenever the municipality has reasonable cause to believe that the vehicle owner has failed to pay a vehicle tax as required by ordinance. The notice shall include at least the following:
            (A) The name and address of the vehicle owner.
            (B) The registration plate number of the vehicle.
            (C) The period for which the vehicle tax is due.
            (D) The amount of vehicle tax that is due.
            (E) A statement that the vehicle owner's
        
registration for the vehicle will be subject to suspension proceedings unless the vehicle owner pays the vehicle tax or successfully contests the owner's alleged liability within 30 days of the date of the notice.
            (F) An explanation of the vehicle owner's
        
opportunity to be heard under subsection (c).
        (2) If a vehicle owner fails to pay the vehicle tax
    
or to contest successfully the owner's alleged liability within the period specified in the first notice, a second notice of impending registration suspension shall be sent by first class mail to the vehicle owner at the owner's address recorded with the Secretary of State. The notice shall contain the same information as the first notice, but shall also state that the failure to pay the amount owing, or to contest successfully the alleged liability within 45 days of the date of the second notice, will result in the municipality's notification of the Secretary of State that the vehicle owner is eligible for initiation of suspension proceedings under this Section.
    (c) An ordinance adopted under this Section must also give the vehicle owner an opportunity to be heard upon the filing of a timely petition with the municipality. A vehicle owner may contest the alleged tax liability either through an adjudication by mail or at an administrative hearing, at the option of the vehicle owner. The grounds upon which the liability may be contested may be limited to the following:
        (1) The alleged vehicle owner does not own the
    
vehicle.
        (2) The vehicle is not subject to the vehicle tax by
    
law.
        (3) The vehicle tax for the period in question has
    
been paid.
    At an administrative hearing, the formal or technical rules of evidence shall not apply. The hearing shall be recorded. The person conducting the hearing shall have the power to administer oaths and to secure by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of relevant documents.
    (d) If a vehicle owner who has been sent a first notice of failure to pay a vehicle tax and a second notice of impending registration suspension fails to pay the vehicle tax or to contest successfully the vehicle owner's liability within the periods specified in the notices, the appropriate official shall cause a certified report to be sent to the Secretary of State under subsection (e).
    (e) A report of a municipality notifying the Secretary of State of a vehicle owner's failure to pay a vehicle tax or related fines or penalties under this Section shall be certified by the appropriate official and shall contain the following:
        (1) The name, last known address and registration
    
plate number of the vehicle of the person who failed to pay the vehicle tax.
        (2) The name of the municipality making the report.
        (3) A statement that the municipality sent notices as
    
required by subsection (b); the date on which the notices were sent; the address to which the notices were sent; and the date of the hearing, if any.
    (f) Following receipt of the certified report under this Section, the Secretary of State shall notify the vehicle owner that the vehicle's registration will be suspended at the end of a reasonable specified period of time unless the Secretary of State is presented with a notice from the municipality certifying that the person has paid the necessary vehicle tax, or that inclusion of that person's name or registration number on the certified report was in error. The Secretary's notice shall state in substance the information contained in the certified report from the municipality to the Secretary, and shall be effective as specified by subsection (c) of Section 6-211 of this Code. The notice shall also inform the person of the person's right to a hearing under subsection (g).
    (g) An administrative hearing with the Office of the Secretary of State to contest an impending suspension or a suspension made under this Section may be had upon filing a written request with the Secretary of State. The filing fee for this hearing shall be $20 to be paid at the time the request is made.
        (1) The scope of any administrative hearing with the
    
Secretary of State to contest an impending suspension under this Section shall be limited to the following issues:
            (A) Whether the report of the appropriate
        
official of the municipality was certified and contained the information required by this Section.
            (B) Whether the municipality making the certified
        
report to the Secretary of State established procedures by ordinance for persons to challenge the accuracy of the certified report.
            (C) Whether the Secretary of State notified the
        
vehicle owner that the vehicle's registration would be suspended at the end of the specified time period unless the Secretary of State was presented with a notice from the municipality certifying that the person has purchased the necessary vehicle tax sticker or that inclusion of that person's name or registration number on the certified report was in error.
    A municipality that files a certified report with the Secretary of State under this Section shall reimburse the Secretary for all reasonable costs incurred by the Secretary as a result of the filing of the report, including but not limited to the costs of providing the notice required under subsection (f) and the costs incurred by the Secretary in any hearing conducted with respect to the report under this subsection and any appeal from that hearing.
    (h) After the expiration of the time specified under subsection (g), the Secretary of State shall, unless the suspension is successfully contested, suspend the registration of the vehicle until the Secretary receives notice under subsection (i).
    (i) Any municipality making a certified report to the Secretary of State under this subsection shall notify the Secretary of State, in a form prescribed by the Secretary, whenever a person named in the certified report has subsequently paid a vehicle tax or whenever the municipality determines that the original report was in error. A certified copy of the notification shall also be given upon request and at no additional charge to the person named in the report. Upon receipt of the notification or presentation of a certified copy of the notification by the municipality, the Secretary of State shall terminate the suspension.
    (j) To facilitate enforcement of municipal vehicle tax liability, a municipality may provide by ordinance for a program of vehicle immobilization as provided by Section 11-1430.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-937, eff. 8-10-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-704.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-704.2)
    Sec. 3-704.2. Failure to satisfy fines or penalties for toll violations or evasions; suspension of vehicle registration.
    (a) Upon receipt of a certified report, as prescribed by subsection (c) of this Section, from the Authority stating that the owner of a registered vehicle has failed to satisfy any fine or penalty resulting from a final order issued by the Authority relating directly or indirectly to 5 or more toll violations, toll evasions, or both, the Secretary of State shall suspend the vehicle registration of the person in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section.
    (b) Following receipt of the certified report of the Authority as specified in the Section, the Secretary of State shall notify the person whose name appears on the certified report that the person's vehicle registration will be suspended at the end of a specified period unless the Secretary of State is presented with a notice from the Authority certifying that the fines or penalties owing the Authority have been satisfied or that inclusion of that person's name on the certified report was in error. The Secretary's notice shall state in substance the information contained in the Authority's certified report to the Secretary, and shall be effective as specified by subsection (c) of Section 6-211 of this Code.
    (c) The report from the Authority notifying the Secretary of unsatisfied fines or penalties pursuant to this Section shall be certified and shall contain the following:
        (1) The name, last known address, and driver's
    
license number of the person who failed to satisfy the fines or penalties and the registration number of any vehicle known to be registered in this State to that person.
        (2) A statement that the Authority sent a notice of
    
impending suspension of the person's driver's license, vehicle registration, or both, as prescribed by rules enacted pursuant to subsection (a-5) of Section 10 of the Toll Highway Act, to the person named in the report at the address recorded with the Secretary of State; the date on which the notice was sent; and the address to which the notice was sent.
    (d) The Authority, after making a certified report to the Secretary pursuant to this Section, shall notify the Secretary, on a form prescribed by the Secretary, whenever a person named in the certified report has satisfied the previously reported fines or penalties or whenever the Authority determines that the original report was in error. A certified copy of the notification shall also be given upon request and at no additional charge to the person named therein. Upon receipt of the Authority's notification or presentation of a certified copy of the notification, the Secretary shall terminate the suspension.
    (e) The Authority shall, by rule, establish procedures for persons to challenge the accuracy of the certified report made pursuant to this Section. The rule shall also provide the grounds for a challenge, which may be limited to:
        (1) the person not having been the owner or lessee of
    
the vehicle or vehicles receiving 5 or more toll violation or toll evasion notices on the date or dates the notices were issued; or
        (2) the person having already satisfied the fines or
    
penalties for the 5 or more toll violations or toll evasions indicated on the certified report.
    (f) All notices sent by the Authority to persons involved in administrative adjudications, hearings, and final orders issued pursuant to rules implementing subsection (a-5) of Section 10 of the Toll Highway Act shall state that failure to satisfy any fine or penalty imposed by the Authority shall result in the Secretary of State suspending the driving privileges, vehicle registration, or both, of the person failing to satisfy the fines or penalties imposed by the Authority.
    (g) A person may request an administrative hearing to contest an impending suspension or a suspension made pursuant to this Section upon filing a written request with the Secretary. The filing fee for this hearing is $20, to be paid at the time of the request. The Authority shall reimburse the Secretary for all reasonable costs incurred by the Secretary as a result of the filing of a certified report pursuant to this Section, including, but not limited to, the costs of providing notice required pursuant to subsection (b) and the costs incurred by the Secretary in any hearing conducted with respect to the report pursuant to this subsection and any appeal from that hearing.
    (h) The Secretary and the Authority may promulgate rules to enable them to carry out their duties under this Section.
    (i) The Authority shall cooperate with the Secretary in the administration of this Section and shall provide the Secretary with any information the Secretary may deem necessary for these purposes, including regular and timely access to toll violation enforcement records.
    The Secretary shall cooperate with the Authority in the administration of this Section and shall provide the Authority with any information the Authority may deem necessary for the purposes of this Section, including regular and timely access to vehicle registration records. Section 2-123 of this Code shall not apply to the provision of this information, but the Secretary shall be reimbursed for the cost of providing this information.
    (j) For purposes of this Section, the term "Authority" means the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
(Source: P.A. 91-277, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/3-705

    (625 ILCS 5/3-705) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-705)
    Sec. 3-705. Suspending or revoking certificate or special plates of a manufacturer, engine and driveline component manufacturer, transporter, repossessor or dealer.
    The Secretary of State is also authorized to suspend or revoke a certificate or the special plates issued to a manufacturer, engine and driveline component manufacturer, transporter, repossessor or dealer upon determining that any such person is not lawfully entitled thereto or has made or knowingly permitted any illegal use of such plates or has committed fraud in the registration of vehicles or failed to give notices of transfers when and as required by this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 76-2139.)

625 ILCS 5/3-706

    (625 ILCS 5/3-706) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-706)
    Sec. 3-706. Owner to return evidences of registration upon cancellation, revocation or suspension. Whenever the Secretary of State cancels or revokes the registration of a vehicle or a certificate of title, registration card, registration sticker or stickers, registration plate or plates, or a nonresident or other permit or the license of any dealer or wrecker, the owner or person in possession of the same shall immediately return the evidences of registration, title or license so cancelled or revoked to the Secretary.
    Whenever the Secretary suspends the registration of a vehicle or the license of any dealer or wrecker, the owner or person in possession of the same, upon request by the Secretary, shall immediately return all evidence of the registration or the license so suspended to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 85-1201.)

625 ILCS 5/3-707

    (625 ILCS 5/3-707) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-707)
    Sec. 3-707. Operation of uninsured motor vehicle - penalty.
    (a) No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
    (a-5) A person commits the offense of operation of uninsured motor vehicle causing bodily harm when the person:
        (1) operates a motor vehicle in violation of Section
    
7-601 of this Code; and
        (2) causes, as a proximate result of the person's
    
operation of the motor vehicle, bodily harm to another person.
    (a-6) Uninsured operation of a motor vehicle under subsection (a-5) is a Class A misdemeanor. If a person convicted of the offense of operation of a motor vehicle under subsection (a-5) has previously been convicted of 2 or more violations of subsection (a-5) of this Section or of Section 7-601 of this Code, a fine of $2,500, in addition to any sentence of incarceration, must be imposed.
    (b) Any person who fails to comply with a request by a law enforcement officer for display of evidence of insurance, as required under Section 7-602 of this Code, shall be deemed to be operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
    (c) Except as provided in subsections (a-6) and (c-5), any operator of a motor vehicle subject to registration under this Code who is convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be required to pay a fine in excess of $500, but not more than $1,000, except a person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this Section shall be required to pay a fine of $1,000. However, no person charged with violating this Section shall be convicted if such person produces in court satisfactory evidence that at the time of the arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The chief judge of each circuit may designate an officer of the court to review the documentation demonstrating that at the time of arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
    (c-1) A person convicted of violating this Section shall also have his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges suspended for 3 months. After the expiration of the 3 months, the person's driver's license, permit, or privileges shall not be reinstated until he or she has paid a reinstatement fee of $100. If a person violates this Section while his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges are suspended under this subsection (c-1), his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges shall be suspended for an additional 6 months and until he or she pays the reinstatement fee.
    (c-5) A person who (i) has not previously been convicted of or received a disposition of court supervision for violating this Section and (ii) produces at his or her court appearance satisfactory evidence that the motor vehicle is covered, as of the date of the court appearance, by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code shall, for a violation of this Section, other than a violation of subsection (a-5), pay a fine of $100 and receive a disposition of court supervision. The person must, on the date that the period of court supervision is scheduled to terminate, produce satisfactory evidence that the vehicle was covered by the required liability insurance policy during the entire period of court supervision.
    An officer of the court designated under subsection (c) may also review liability insurance documentation under this subsection (c-5) to determine if the motor vehicle is, as of the date of the court appearance, covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The officer of the court shall also determine, on the date the period of court supervision is scheduled to terminate, whether the vehicle was covered by the required policy during the entire period of court supervision.
    (d) A person convicted a third or subsequent time of violating this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance must give proof to the Secretary of State of the person's financial responsibility as defined in Section 7-315. The person must maintain the proof in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary for a minimum period of 3 years after the date the proof is first filed. The Secretary must suspend the driver's license of any person determined by the Secretary not to have provided adequate proof of financial responsibility as required by this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 96-143, eff. 1-1-10; 97-407, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/3-708

    (625 ILCS 5/3-708) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-708)
    Sec. 3-708. Operation of motor vehicle when registration suspended for noninsurance. No person shall operate a vehicle the registration of which is suspended pursuant to Section 7-606 or 7-607 of this Code.
    Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be required to pay a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $2,000. Any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and shall be required to pay a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $2,000.
(Source: P.A. 90-559, eff. 6-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/3-710

    (625 ILCS 5/3-710) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-710)
    Sec. 3-710. Display of false insurance card. No person shall display evidence of insurance to a law enforcement officer, court, or officer of the court, knowing there is no valid liability insurance in effect on the motor vehicle as required under Section 7-601 of this Code or knowing the evidence of insurance is illegally altered, counterfeit, or otherwise invalid as evidence of insurance required under Section 7-602 of this Code. If the law enforcement officer issues a citation to a motor vehicle operator for displaying invalid evidence of insurance, the officer shall confiscate the evidence for presentation in court.
    Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 89-565, eff. 7-26-96.)

625 ILCS 5/3-711

    (625 ILCS 5/3-711) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-711)
    Sec. 3-711. Whenever a court convicts a person of a violation of Section 3-707, 3-708 or 3-710 of this Code, or enters an order placing on supervision the person charged with the violation, the clerk of the court within 10 days shall forward a report of the conviction or order of supervision to the Secretary of State in a form prescribed by the Secretary. In any case where the person charged with the violation fails to appear in court, the procedures provided in Section 6-306.3 or 6-306.4 of this Code, whichever is applicable shall apply.
    The Secretary shall keep records of such reports. However, reports of orders of supervision shall not be released to any outside source, except the affected driver and law enforcement agencies, and shall be used only to inform the Secretary and the courts that such driver previously has been assigned court supervision.
(Source: P.A. 86-149.)

625 ILCS 5/3-712

    (625 ILCS 5/3-712)
    Sec. 3-712. Improper application for certificate of title or registration; special military plate.
    (a) Except as provided in Chapter 4 of this Code, relating to anti-theft laws and abandoned vehicles, and except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this Section, any person who knowingly provides false information to the Secretary of State on an application for vehicle title or registration is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $500.
    (b) Except as provided in Chapter 4 of this Code, relating to anti-theft laws and abandoned vehicles, any person who, for purposes of obtaining or renewing a special license plate designating military decorations, military service, or status as a military veteran, (i) claims to have been awarded a military decoration, knowing that he or she has not been awarded that decoration, or (ii) claims to have the status of active duty military personnel or military veteran, knowing that he or she does not have the status required for the registration for which he or she has applied, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $1,000.
    Of the amounts collected as fines under this subsection (b), 99% shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund and 1% shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court to be used to offset the costs incurred by the Circuit Court Clerk in performing the additional duties required to collect and disburse funds to entities of State and local government as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 95-291, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. REGISTRATION AND LICENSE FEES

625 ILCS 5/3-801

    (625 ILCS 5/3-801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-801)
    Sec. 3-801. Registration. (a) Except as provided herein for new residents, every owner of any vehicle which shall be operated upon the public highways of this State shall, within 24 hours after becoming the owner or at such time as such vehicle becomes subject to registration under the provisions of this Act, file in an office of the Secretary of State, an application for registration properly completed and executed. New residents need not secure registration until 30 days after establishing residency in this State, provided the vehicle is properly registered in another jurisdiction. By the expiration of such 30 day statutory grace period, a new resident shall comply with the provisions of this Act and apply for Illinois vehicle registration. All applications for registration shall be accompanied by all documentation required under the provisions of this Act. The appropriate registration fees and taxes provided for in this Article of this Chapter shall be paid to the Secretary of State with the application for registration of vehicles subject to registration under this Act.
    (b) Any resident of this State, who has been serving as a member of the United States Armed Services outside of the State of Illinois, need not secure registration until 45 days after returning to this State, provided the vehicle displays temporary military registration.
    (c) When an application is submitted by mail, the applicant may not submit cash or postage stamps for payment of fees or taxes due. The Secretary in his discretion, may decline to accept a personal or company check in payment of fees or taxes. An application submitted to a dealer, or a remittance made to the Secretary of State shall be deemed in compliance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

625 ILCS 5/3-802

    (625 ILCS 5/3-802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-802)
    Sec. 3-802. Reclassifications and upgrades.
    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
        "Reclassification" means changing the registration of
    
a vehicle from one plate category to another.
        "Upgrade" means increasing the registered weight of a
    
vehicle within the same plate category.
    (b) When reclassing the registration of a vehicle from one plate category to another, the owner shall receive credit for the unused portion of the present plate and be charged the current portion fees for the new plate. In addition, the appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees shall be assessed.
    (c) When upgrading the weight of a registration within the same plate category, the owner shall pay the difference in current period fees between the two plates. In addition, the appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees shall be assessed. In the event new plates are not required, the corrected registration card fee shall be assessed.
    (d) In the event the owner of the vehicle desires to change the registered weight and change the plate category, the owner shall receive credit for the unused portion of the registration fee of the current plate and pay the current portion of the registration fee for the new plate, and in addition, pay the appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees.
    (e) Reclassing from one plate category to another plate category can be done only once within any registration period.
    (f) No refunds shall be made in any of the circumstances found in subsection (b), subsection (c), or subsection (d); however, when reclassing from a flat weight plate to an apportioned plate, a refund may be issued if the credit amounts to an overpayment.
    (g) In the event the registration of a vehicle registered under the mileage tax option is revoked, the owner shall be required to pay the annual registration fee in the new plate category and shall not receive any credit for the mileage plate fees.
    (h) Certain special interest plates may be displayed on first division vehicles, second division vehicles weighing 8,000 pounds or less, and recreational vehicles. Those plates can be transferred within those vehicle groups.
    (i) Plates displayed on second division vehicles weighing 8,000 pounds or less and passenger vehicle plates may be reclassed from one division to the other.
    (j) Other than in subsection (i), reclassing from one division to the other division is prohibited. In addition, a reclass from a motor vehicle to a trailer or a trailer to a motor vehicle is prohibited.
(Source: P.A. 93-365, eff. 7-24-03; 94-239, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-803

    (625 ILCS 5/3-803) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-803)
    Sec. 3-803. Reductions.
    (a) Reduction of fees and taxes prescribed in this Chapter shall be applicable only to vehicles newly-acquired by the owner after the beginning of a registration period or which become subject to registration after the beginning of a registration period as specified in this Act. The Secretary of State may deny a reduction as to any vehicle operated in this State without being properly and timely registered in Illinois under this Chapter, of a vehicle in violation of any provision of this Chapter, or upon detection of such violation by an audit, or upon determining that such vehicle was operated in Illinois before such violation. Bond or other security in the proper amount may be required by the Secretary of State while the matter is under investigation. Reductions shall be granted if a person becomes the owner after the dates specified or if a vehicle becomes subject to registration under this Act, as amended, after the dates specified.
    (b) Vehicles of the First Division. The annual fees and taxes prescribed by Section 3-806 shall be reduced by 50% on and after June 15, except as provided in Sections 3-414 and 3-802 of this Act.
    (c) Vehicles of the Second Division. The annual fees and taxes prescribed by Sections 3-402, 3-402.1, 3-815 and 3-819 and paid on a calendar year for such vehicles shall be reduced on a quarterly basis if the vehicle becomes subject to registration on and after March 31, June 30 or September 30. Where such fees and taxes are payable on a fiscal year basis, they shall be reduced on a quarterly basis on and after September 30, December 31 or March 31.
    (d) Two-year Registrations. The fees and taxes prescribed by Section 3-808 for 2-year registrations shall not be reduced in any event. However, the fees and taxes prescribed for all other 2-year registrations by this Act, shall be reduced as follows:
    By 25% on and after June 15;
    By 50% on and after December 15;
    By 75% on and after the next ensuing June 15.
    (e) The registration fees and taxes imposed upon certain vehicles shall not be reduced by any amount in any event in the following instances:
    Permits under Sections 3-403 and 3-811;
    Municipal Buses under Section 3-807;
    Governmental or charitable vehicles under Section 3-808;
    Farm Machinery under Section 3-809;
    Soil and conservation equipment under Section 3-809.1;
    Special Plates under Section 3-810;
    Permanently mounted equipment under Section 3-812;
    Registration fee under Section 3-813;
    Semitrailer fees under Section 3-814;
    Farm trucks under Section 3-815;
    Mileage weight tax option under Section 3-818;
    Farm trailers under Section 3-819;
    Duplicate plates under Section 3-820;
    Fees under Section 3-821;
    Search Fees under Section 3-823.
    (f) The reductions provided for shall not apply to any vehicle of the first or second division registered by the same applicant in the prior registration year.
    The changes to this Section made by Public Act 84-210 take effect with the 1986 Calendar Registration Year.
    (g) Reductions shall in no event result in payment of a fee or tax less than $6, and the Secretary of State shall promulgate schedules of fees reflecting applicable reductions. Where any reduced amount is not stated in full dollars, the Secretary of State may adjust the amount due to the nearest full dollar amount.
    (h) The reductions provided for in subsections (a) through (g) of this Section shall not apply to those vehicles of the first or second division registered on a staggered registration basis.
    (i) A vehicle which becomes subject to registration during the last month of the current registration year is exempt from any applicable reduced fourth quarter or second semiannual registration fee, and may register for the subsequent registration year as its initial registration. This subsection does not include those apportioned and prorated fees under Sections 3-402 and 3-402.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-239, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/3-804

    (625 ILCS 5/3-804) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-804)
    Sec. 3-804. Antique vehicles.
    (a) The owner of an antique vehicle may register such vehicle for a fee not to exceed $13 for a 2-year antique plate. The application for registration must be accompanied by an affirmation of the owner that such vehicle will be driven on the highway only for the purpose of going to and returning from an antique auto show or an exhibition, or for servicing or demonstration and also affirming that the mechanical condition, physical condition, brakes, lights, glass and appearance of such vehicle is the same or as safe as originally equipped. The Secretary may, in his discretion prescribe that antique vehicle plates be issued for a definite or an indefinite term, such term to correspond to the term of registration plates issued generally, as provided in Section 3-414.1. In no event may the registration fee for antique vehicles exceed $6 per registration year. Any person requesting antique plates under this Section may also apply to have vanity or personalized plates as provided under Section 3-405.1.
    (b) Any person who is the registered owner of an antique vehicle may display a historical license plate from or representing the model year of the vehicle, furnished by such person, in lieu of the current and valid Illinois antique vehicle plates issued thereto, provided that valid and current Illinois antique vehicle plates and registration card issued to such antique vehicle are simultaneously carried within such vehicle and are available for inspection.
(Source: P.A. 91-37, eff. 7-1-99.)