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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/6-106.1b

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.1b)
    Sec. 6-106.1b. Loss of school bus driver permit privileges; failure or refusal to submit to chemical testing. Unless the loss of school bus driver permit privileges based upon consumption of alcohol by an individual who has been issued a school bus driver permit in accordance with Section 6-106.1 of this Code or refusal to submit to testing has been rescinded by the Secretary of State in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 6-206 of this Code, a person whose privilege to possess a school bus driver permit has been canceled under Section 6-106.1a is not eligible for restoration of the privilege until the expiration of 3 years from the effective date of the cancellation for a person who has refused or failed to complete a test or tests to determine blood alcohol concentration or has submitted to testing with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.00.
(Source: P.A. 90-107, eff. 1-1-98; 91-124, eff. 7-16-99.)

625 ILCS 5/6-106.1c

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.1c)
    Sec. 6-106.1c. Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing of school bus driver permit holders.
    (a) An employer of a school bus driver permit holder who holds a commercial driver's license and who works for the employer as a school bus driver and is therefore subject to 49 CFR 382.307 shall notify the Secretary of State, in a manner and form prescribed by the Secretary, of the result of a reasonable suspicion test when: (i) the test indicates an alcohol concentration greater than 0.00; (ii) the test indicates a positive result on a National Institute on Drug Abuse five-drug panel utilizing the federal standards set forth in 49 CFR 40.87; or (iii) when a driver refuses testing. The notification to the Secretary must be submitted within 48 hours of the refusal of testing or the employer's receipt of the test results.
    (b) Employers of school bus driver permit holders who do not hold commercial driver's licenses and school bus driver permit holders who do not hold commercial driver's licenses are hereby made subject to 49 CFR 382.307 regarding reasonable suspicion testing, which must be done in conformance with 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, except that the test results shall not be reported to the employer utilizing the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form or the U.S. Department of Transportation Alcohol Testing Form, but shall be reported to the employer in a manner and form approved by the Secretary. The employer shall notify the Secretary, in a manner and form prescribed by the Secretary, of the result of a reasonable suspicion test when: (i) the test indicates an alcohol concentration greater than 0.00; (ii) the test indicates a positive result on a National Institute on Drug Abuse five-drug panel utilizing the federal standards set forth in 49 CFR 40.87; or (iii) when a driver refuses testing. The notification to the Secretary must be submitted within 48 hours of the refusal of testing or the employer's receipt of the test results.
    (c) The Secretary of State may adopt rules to implement this Section.
    (d) The cost of a reasonable suspicion test shall be the responsibility of the employer, unless otherwise provided by contract or a collective bargaining agreement.
(Source: P.A. 97-466, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/6-106.2

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-106.2)
    Sec. 6-106.2. Religious organization bus driver. A religious organization bus driver shall meet the following requirements:
        1. is 21 years of age or older;
        2. has a valid and properly classified driver's
    
license issued by the Secretary of State;
        3. has held a valid driver's license, not
    
necessarily of the same classification, for 3 years prior to the date of application. A lapse in the renewal of the driver's license of 30 days or less shall not render the applicant ineligible. The Secretary of State may, in his or her discretion, grant a waiver for a lapse in the renewal of the driver's license in excess of 30 days;
        4. has demonstrated an ability to exercise
    
reasonable care in the safe operation of religious organization buses in accordance with such standards as the Secretary of State prescribes including a driving test in a religious organization bus; and
        5. has not been convicted of any of the following
    
offenses within 3 years of the date of application: Sections 11-401 (leaving the scene of a traffic accident involving death or personal injury), 11-501 (driving under the influence), 11-503 (reckless driving), 11-504 (drag racing), and 11-506 (street racing) of this Code, or Sections 9-3 (manslaughter or reckless homicide) and 12-5 (reckless conduct arising from the use of a motor vehicle) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-884, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/6-106.3

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-106.3)
    Sec. 6-106.3. Senior citizen transportation - driver. A driver of a vehicle operated solely for the purpose of providing transportation for the elderly in connection with the activities of any public or private organization shall meet the following requirements:
        (1) is 21 years of age or older;
        (2) has a valid and properly classified driver's
    
license issued by the Secretary of State;
        (3) has had a valid driver's license, not necessarily
    
of the same classification, for 3 years prior to the date of application. A lapse in the renewal of the driver's license of 30 days or less shall not render the applicant ineligible. The Secretary of State may, in his or her discretion, grant a waiver for a lapse in the renewal of the driver's license in excess of 30 days;
        (4) has demonstrated his ability to exercise
    
reasonable care in the safe operation of a motor vehicle which will be utilized to transport persons in accordance with such standards as the Secretary of State prescribes including a driving test in such motor vehicle; and
        (5) has not been convicted of any of the following
    
offenses within 3 years of the date of application: Sections 11-401 (leaving the scene of a traffic accident involving death or personal injury), 11-501 (driving under the influence), 11-503 (reckless driving), 11-504 (drag racing), and 11-506 (street racing) of this Code, or Sections 9-3 (manslaughter or reckless homicide) and 12-5 (reckless conduct arising from the use of a motor vehicle) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-884, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/6-106.4

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-106.4)
    Sec. 6-106.4. For-profit ridesharing arrangement - driver. No person may drive a commuter van while it is being used for a for-profit ridesharing arrangement unless such person:
        (1) is 21 years of age or older;
        (2) has a valid and properly classified driver's
    
license issued by the Secretary of State;
        (3) has held a valid driver's license, not
    
necessarily of the same classification, for 3 years prior to the date of application. A lapse in the renewal of the driver's license of 30 days or less shall not render the applicant ineligible. The Secretary of State may, in his or her discretion, grant a waiver for a lapse in the renewal of the driver's license in excess of 30 days;
        (4) has demonstrated his ability to exercise
    
reasonable care in the safe operation of commuter vans used in for-profit ridesharing arrangements in accordance with such standards as the Secretary of State may prescribe, which standards may require a driving test in a commuter van; and
        (5) has not been convicted of any of the following
    
offenses within 3 years of the date of application: Sections 11-401 (leaving the scene of a traffic accident involving death or personal injury), 11-501 (driving under the influence), 11-503 (reckless driving), 11-504 (drag racing), and 11-506 (street racing) of this Code, or Sections 9-3 (manslaughter or reckless homicide) and 12-5 (reckless conduct arising from the use of a motor vehicle) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-884, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/6-106.11

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.11) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-106.11)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 97-224)
    Sec. 6-106.11. (a) Any individual, corporation, partnership or association, who through contractual arrangements with a school district transports students, teachers or other personnel of that district for compensation, shall not permit any person to operate a school bus or any first division vehicle including taxis when used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit pursuant to that contract if the driver has not complied with the provisions of Sections 6-106.1 of this Code or such other rules or regulations that the Secretary of State may prescribe for the classification, restriction or licensing of school bus driver permit holders.
    (a-5) Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or entity that has a contractual arrangement referred to in subsection (a) of this Section must provide the school district with (i) the names of all drivers who will be operating a vehicle requiring a school bus driver permit pursuant to the contract with the school district; and (ii) a copy of each driver's school bus driver permit. Upon notification by the Secretary of State to the employer of the school bus driver permit holder that an employee's school bus driver permit has been suspended or cancelled, the employer must notify the school district of the suspension or cancellation within 2 business days.
    (a-10) An individual, corporation, partnership, association, or entity that has a contractual arrangement referred to in subsection (a) of this Section may not:
        (i) utilize a vehicle in the performance of the
    
contract that has previously been in salvage or junk status; or
        (ii) allow smoking in a vehicle while the vehicle is
    
in the performance of the contract.
    (b) A violation of this Section is a business offense and shall subject the offender to a fine of no less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 for a first offense, no less than $1,500 nor more than $15,000 for a second offense, and no less than $2,000 nor more than $20,000 for a third or subsequent offense. In addition to any fines imposed under this subsection, any offender who has been convicted three times under the provisions of subsection (a) shall, upon a fourth or subsequent conviction be prohibited from transporting or contracting to transport students, teachers or other personnel of a school district for a period of five years beginning with the date of conviction of such fourth or subsequent conviction.
(Source: P.A. 97-224, eff. 7-28-11.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 97-229)
    Sec. 6-106.11. (a) Any individual, corporation, partnership or association, who through contractual arrangements with a school district transports students, teachers or other personnel of that district for compensation, shall not permit any person to operate a school bus or any other motor vehicle requiring a school bus driver permit pursuant to that contract if the driver has not complied with the provisions of Sections 6-106.1 of this Code or such other rules or regulations that the Secretary of State may prescribe for the classification, restriction or licensing of the school bus driver permit holder.
    (b) A violation of this Section is a business offense and shall subject the offender to a fine of no less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 for a first offense, no less than $1,500 nor more than $15,000 for a second offense, and no less than $2,000 nor more than $20,000 for a third or subsequent offense. In addition to any fines imposed under this subsection, any offender who has been convicted three times under the provisions of subsection (a) shall, upon a fourth or subsequent conviction be prohibited from transporting or contracting to transport students, teachers or other personnel of a school district for a period of five years beginning with the date of conviction of such fourth or subsequent conviction.
(Source: P.A. 97-229, eff. 7-28-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-106.12

    (625 ILCS 5/6-106.12)
    Sec. 6-106.12. Contracts requiring school bus driver permits.
    (a) No school district that contracts with any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other entity to transport students, teachers, or other personnel of that district for compensation shall permit any person to operate a vehicle that requires a school bus driver permit pursuant to that contract if the driver has not complied with the provisions of Section 6-106.1 of this Code and other administrative rules governing the classification, restriction, or licensing of persons required to hold a school bus driver permit.
    (b) A school district that has a contract of the type described in subsection (a) of this Section shall maintain a copy of the school bus driver permit of any person operating a vehicle that requires a school bus permit.
(Source: P.A. 97-224, eff. 7-28-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-107

    (625 ILCS 5/6-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-107)
    Sec. 6-107. Graduated license.
    (a) The purpose of the Graduated Licensing Program is to develop safe and mature driving habits in young, inexperienced drivers and reduce or prevent motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and injuries by:
        (1) providing for an increase in the time of practice
    
period before granting permission to obtain a driver's license;
        (2) strengthening driver licensing and testing
    
standards for persons under the age of 21 years;
        (3) sanctioning driving privileges of drivers under
    
age 21 who have committed serious traffic violations or other specified offenses; and
        (4) setting stricter standards to promote the
    
public's health and safety.
    (b) The application of any person under the age of 18 years, and not legally emancipated, for a drivers license or permit to operate a motor vehicle issued under the laws of this State, shall be accompanied by the written consent of either parent of the applicant; otherwise by the guardian having custody of the applicant, or in the event there is no parent or guardian, then by another responsible adult. The written consent must accompany any application for a driver's license under this subsection (b), regardless of whether or not the required written consent also accompanied the person's previous application for an instruction permit.
    No graduated driver's license shall be issued to any applicant under 18 years of age, unless the applicant is at least 16 years of age and has:
        (1) Held a valid instruction permit for a minimum of
    
9 months.
        (2) Passed an approved driver education course and
    
submits proof of having passed the course as may be required.
        (3) Certification by the parent, legal guardian, or
    
responsible adult that the applicant has had a minimum of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time, at least 10 hours of which have been at night, and is sufficiently prepared and able to safely operate a motor vehicle.
    (b-1) No graduated driver's license shall be issued to any applicant who is under 18 years of age and not legally emancipated, unless the applicant has graduated from a secondary school of this State or any other state, is enrolled in a course leading to a high school equivalency certificate, has obtained a high school equivalency certificate, is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school or college or university of this State or any other state and is not a chronic or habitual truant as provided in Section 26-2a of the School Code, or is receiving home instruction and submits proof of meeting any of those requirements at the time of application.
    An applicant under 18 years of age who provides proof acceptable to the Secretary that the applicant has resumed regular school attendance or home instruction or that his or her application was denied in error shall be eligible to receive a graduated license if other requirements are met. The Secretary shall adopt rules for implementing this subsection (b-1).
    (c) No graduated driver's license or permit shall be issued to any applicant under 18 years of age who has committed the offense of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license or permit in violation of Section 6-101 of this Code or a similar out of state offense and no graduated driver's license or permit shall be issued to any applicant under 18 years of age who has committed an offense that would otherwise result in a mandatory revocation of a license or permit as provided in Section 6-205 of this Code or who has been either convicted of or adjudicated a delinquent based upon a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Use of Intoxicating Compounds Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act while that individual was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. For purposes of this Section, any person placed on probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall not be considered convicted. Any person found guilty of this offense, while in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, shall have an entry made in the court record by the judge that this offense did occur while the person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and order the clerk of the court to report the violation to the Secretary of State as such.
    (d) No graduated driver's license shall be issued for 9 months to any applicant under the age of 18 years who has committed and subsequently been convicted of an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles, any violation of this Section or Section 12-603.1 of this Code, or who has received a disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 6-20 of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
    (e) No graduated driver's license holder under the age of 18 years shall operate any motor vehicle, except a motor driven cycle or motorcycle, with more than one passenger in the front seat of the motor vehicle and no more passengers in the back seats than the number of available seat safety belts as set forth in Section 12-603 of this Code. If a graduated driver's license holder over the age of 18 committed an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of this Section or Section 12-603.1 of this Code in the 6 months prior to the graduated driver's license holder's 18th birthday, and was subsequently convicted of the violation, the provisions of this paragraph shall continue to apply until such time as a period of 6 consecutive months has elapsed without an additional violation and subsequent conviction of an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of this Section or Section 12-603.1 of this Code.
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) If a graduated driver's license holder is under the age of 18 when he or she receives the license, for the first 12 months he or she holds the license or until he or she reaches the age of 18, whichever occurs sooner, the graduated license holder may not operate a motor vehicle with more than one passenger in the vehicle who is under the age of 20, unless any additional passenger or passengers are siblings, step-siblings, children, or stepchildren of the driver. If a graduated driver's license holder committed an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of this Section or Section 12-603.1 of this Code during the first 12 months the license is held and subsequently is convicted of the violation, the provisions of this paragraph shall remain in effect until such time as a period of 6 consecutive months has elapsed without an additional violation and subsequent conviction of an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of this Section or Section 12-603.1 of this Code.
    (h) It shall be an offense for a person that is age 15, but under age 20, to be a passenger in a vehicle operated by a driver holding a graduated driver's license during the first 12 months the driver holds the license or until the driver reaches the age of 18, whichever occurs sooner, if another passenger under the age of 20 is present, excluding a sibling, step-sibling, child, or step-child of the driver.
    (i) No graduated driver's license shall be issued to any applicant under the age of 18 years if the applicant has been issued a traffic citation for which a disposition has not been rendered at the time of application.
(Source: P.A. 97-229, eff. 7-28-11; 97-835, eff. 7-20-12; 98-168, eff. 1-1-14; 98-718, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/6-107.1

    (625 ILCS 5/6-107.1)
    Sec. 6-107.1. Instruction permit for a minor.
    (a) The Secretary of State, upon receiving proper application and payment of the required fee, may issue an instruction permit to any person under the age of 18 years who is not ineligible for a license under paragraphs 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, or 8 of Section 6-103, after the applicant has successfully passed such examination as the Secretary of State in his discretion may prescribe.
        (1) An instruction permit issued under this Section
    
shall be valid for a period of 24 months after the date of its issuance and shall be restricted, by the Secretary of State, to the operation of a motor vehicle by the minor only when under direct supervision of the adult instructor of a driver education program during enrollment in the program or when practicing under direct supervision of a parent, legal guardian, family member, or a person in loco parentis who is 21 years of age or more, has a license classification to operate such vehicle and at least one year of driving experience, and who is occupying a seat beside the driver.
        (2) A 24 month instruction permit for a motor driven
    
cycle may be issued to a person 16 or 17 years of age and entitles the holder to drive upon the highways during daylight under direct supervision of a licensed motor driven cycle operator or motorcycle operator 21 years of age or older who has a license classification to operate such motor driven cycle or motorcycle and at least one year of driving experience.
        (3) A 24 month instruction permit for a motorcycle
    
other than a motor driven cycle may be issued to a person 16 or 17 years of age in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of Section 6-103 and entitles a holder to drive upon the highways during daylight under the direct supervision of a licensed motorcycle operator 21 years of age or older who has at least one year of driving experience.
    (b) An instruction permit issued under this Section when issued to a person under the age of 18 years shall, as a matter of law, be invalid for the operation of any motor vehicle during the following times:
        (1) Between 11:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday;
        (2) Between 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 6:00 a.m. on
    
Sunday; and
        (3) Between 10:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday,
    
inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
    The instruction permit of a person under the age of 18 shall not be invalid as described in paragraph (b) of this Section if the instruction permit holder under the age of 18 was:
        (1) accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian or
    
other person in custody or control of the minor;
        (2) on an errand at the direction of the minor's
    
parent or guardian, without any detour or stop;
        (3) in a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;
        (4) going to or returning home from an employment
    
activity, without any detour or stop;
        (5) involved in an emergency;
        (6) going to or returning home from, without any
    
detour or stop, an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by a government or governmental agency, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the licensee, without any detour or stop;
        (7) exercising First Amendment rights protected by
    
the United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or
        (8) married or had been married or is an emancipated
    
minor under the Emancipation of Minors Act.
    (b-1) No instruction permit shall be issued to any applicant who is under the age of 18 years and who has been certified to be a chronic or habitual truant, as defined in Section 26-2a of the School Code.
    An applicant under the age of 18 years who provides proof that he or she has resumed regular school attendance or that his or her application was denied in error shall be eligible to receive an instruction permit if other requirements are met. The Secretary shall adopt rules for implementing this subsection (b-1).
    (c) Any person under the age of 16 years who possesses an instruction permit and whose driving privileges have been suspended or revoked under the provisions of this Code shall not be granted a Family Financial Responsibility Driving Permit or a Restricted Driving Permit.
(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08; 96-1237, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-107.2

    (625 ILCS 5/6-107.2)
    Sec. 6-107.2. Rules for graduated licenses. The Secretary of State, using the authority to license motor vehicle operators, may adopt such rules as may be necessary to establish standards, policies, and procedures for graduated licenses.
(Source: P.A. 90-369, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/6-107.3

    (625 ILCS 5/6-107.3)
    Sec. 6-107.3. Distinct nature of driver's license dependent on age. The Secretary of State shall provide that each graduated driver's license and each regular driver's license issued to individuals under 21 years of age shall be of a distinct nature from those driver's licenses issued to individuals 21 years of age and older. The colors designated for the graduated driver's license and regular driver's license shall be at the discretion of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 90-369, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/6-107.4

    (625 ILCS 5/6-107.4)
    Sec. 6-107.4. Temporary driver's license; applicant under 18. The Secretary of State may issue a temporary driver's license to an applicant under the age of 18 permitting the operation of a motor vehicle when the Secretary of State is unable to produce a driver's license due to an equipment or computer program failure or lack of necessary equipment, if the applicant is not otherwise ineligible for a driver's license and has met all the requirements of Section 6-107. The temporary driver's license must be in the applicant's immediate possession while he or she is operating a motor vehicle. The temporary license is invalid if the applicant's driver's license has been issued or for good cause has been refused. The Secretary of State may issue this temporary driver's license for any appropriate period not exceeding 30 days.
(Source: P.A. 94-930, eff. 6-26-06.)

625 ILCS 5/6-107.5

    (625 ILCS 5/6-107.5)
    Sec. 6-107.5. Adult Driver Education Course.
    (a) The Secretary shall establish by rule the curriculum and designate the materials to be used in an adult driver education course. The course shall be at least 6 hours in length and shall include instruction on traffic laws; highway signs, signals, and markings that regulate, warn, or direct traffic; and issues commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents including poor decision-making, risk taking, impaired driving, distraction, speed, failure to use a safety belt, driving at night, failure to yield the right-of-way, texting while driving, using wireless communication devices, and alcohol and drug awareness. The curriculum shall not require the operation of a motor vehicle.
    (b) The Secretary shall certify course providers. The requirements to be a certified course provider, the process for applying for certification, and the procedure for decertifying a course provider shall be established by rule.
    (b-5) In order to qualify for certification as an adult driver education course provider, each applicant must authorize an investigation that includes a fingerprint-based background check to determine if the applicant has ever been convicted of a criminal offense and, if so, the disposition of any conviction. This authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies that may be contacted. Upon receiving this authorization, the Secretary of State may request and receive information and assistance from any federal, State, or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. Each applicant shall submit his or her fingerprints to the Department of State Police in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against fingerprint records now and hereafter filed in the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases. The Department of State Police shall charge applicants a fee for conducting the criminal history record check, which shall be deposited into the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the State and national criminal history record check. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of Illinois criminal convictions to the Secretary and shall forward the national criminal history record information to the Secretary. Applicants shall pay any other fingerprint-related fees. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the information derived from the investigation, including the source of the information and any conclusions or recommendations derived from the information by the Secretary of State, shall be provided to the applicant upon request to the Secretary of State prior to any final action by the Secretary of State on the application. Any criminal conviction information obtained by the Secretary of State shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Office of the Secretary of State, except as required by this subsection (b-5), and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Office of the Secretary of State except as needed for the purpose of evaluating the applicant. At any administrative hearing held under Section 2-118 of this Code relating to the denial, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of certification of an adult driver education course provider, the Secretary of State may utilize at that hearing any criminal history, criminal conviction, and disposition information obtained under this subsection (b-5). The information obtained from the investigation may be maintained by the Secretary of State or any agency to which the information was transmitted. Only information and standards which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of providing adult driver education shall be used by the Secretary of State. Any employee of the Secretary of State who gives or causes to be given away any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions or disposition of criminal convictions of an applicant shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor unless release of the information is authorized by this Section.
    (c) The Secretary may permit a course provider to offer the course online, if the Secretary is satisfied the course provider has established adequate procedures for verifying:
        (1) the identity of the person taking the course
    
online; and
        (2) the person completes the entire course.
    (d) The Secretary shall establish a method of electronic verification of a student's successful completion of the course.
    (e) The fee charged by the course provider must bear a reasonable relationship to the cost of the course. The Secretary shall post on the Secretary of State's website a list of approved course providers, the fees charged by the providers, and contact information for each provider.
    (f) In addition to any other fee charged by the course provider, the course provider shall collect a fee of $5 from each student to offset the costs incurred by the Secretary in administering this program. The $5 shall be submitted to the Secretary within 14 days of the day on which it was collected. All such fees received by the Secretary shall be deposited in the Secretary of State Driver Services Administration Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-167, eff. 7-1-14; 98-876, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/6-108

    (625 ILCS 5/6-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-108)
    Sec. 6-108. Cancellation of license issued to minor.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall cancel the license or permit of any minor under the age of 18 years in any of the following events:
        1. Upon the verified written request of the person
    
who consented to the application of the minor that the license or permit be cancelled;
        2. Upon receipt of satisfactory evidence of the death
    
of the person who consented to the application of the minor;
        3. Upon receipt of satisfactory evidence that the
    
person who consented to the application of a minor no longer has legal custody of the minor;
        4. Upon receipt of information, submitted on a form
    
prescribed by the Secretary of State under Section 26-3a of the School Code and provided voluntarily by nonpublic schools, that a license-holding minor no longer meets the school attendance requirements defined in Section 6-107 of this Code.
        A minor who provides proof acceptable to the
    
Secretary that the minor has resumed regular school attendance or home instruction or that his or her license or permit was cancelled in error shall have his or her license reinstated. The Secretary shall adopt rules for implementing this subdivision (a)4;
        5. Upon determination by the Secretary that at the
    
time of license issuance, the minor held an instruction permit and had a traffic citation for which a disposition had not been rendered.
    After cancellation, the Secretary of State shall not issue a new license or permit until the applicant meets the provisions of Section 6-107 of this Code.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall cancel the license or permit of any person under the age of 18 years if he or she is convicted of violating the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act while that person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. For purposes of this Section, any person placed on probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall not be considered convicted. Any person found guilty of this offense, while in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, shall have an entry made in the court record by the judge that this offense did occur while the person was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and order the clerk of the court to report the violation to the Secretary of State as such. After the cancellation, the Secretary of State shall not issue a new license or permit for a period of one year after the date of cancellation or until the minor attains the age of 18 years, whichever is longer. However, upon application, the Secretary of State may, if satisfied that the person applying will not endanger the public safety, or welfare, issue a restricted driving permit granting the privilege of driving a motor vehicle between the person's residence and person's place of employment or within the scope of the person's employment related duties, or to allow transportation for the person or a household member of the person's family for the receipt of necessary medical care or, if the professional evaluation indicates, provide transportation for the petitioner for alcohol remedial or rehabilitative activity, or for the person to attend classes, as a student, in an accredited educational institution; if the person is able to demonstrate that no alternative means of transportation is reasonably available; provided that the Secretary's discretion shall be limited to cases where undue hardship would result from a failure to issue such restricted driving permit. In each case the Secretary of State may issue a restricted driving permit for a period as he deems appropriate, except that the permit shall expire within one year from the date of issuance. A restricted driving permit issued hereunder shall be subject to cancellation, revocation, and suspension by the Secretary of State in like manner and for like cause as a driver's license issued hereunder may be cancelled, revoked, or suspended; except that a conviction upon one or more offenses against laws or ordinances regulating the movement of traffic shall be deemed sufficient cause for the revocation, suspension, or cancellation of a restricted driving permit. The Secretary of State may, as a condition to the issuance of a restricted driving permit, require the applicant to participate in a driver remedial or rehabilitative program. Thereafter, upon reapplication for a license as provided in Section 6-106 of this Code or a permit as provided in Section 6-105 of this Code and upon payment of the appropriate application fee, the Secretary of State shall issue the applicant a license as provided in Section 6-106 of this Code or shall issue the applicant a permit as provided in Section 6-105.
(Source: P.A. 98-168, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/6-108.1

    (625 ILCS 5/6-108.1)
    Sec. 6-108.1. Notice to Secretary; denial of license; persons under 18.
    (a) The State's Attorney must notify the Secretary of the charges pending against any person younger than 18 years of age who has been charged with a violation of this Code, the Criminal Code of 2012, or the Criminal Code of 1961 arising out of an accident in which the person was involved as a driver and that caused the death of or a type A injury to another person. A "type A injury" includes severely bleeding wounds, distorted extremities, and injuries that require the injured party to be carried from the scene. The State's Attorney must notify the Secretary on a form prescribed by the Secretary.
    (b) The Secretary, upon receiving notification from the State's Attorney, may deny any driver's license to any person younger than 18 years of age against whom the charges are pending.
    (c) The State's Attorney must notify the Secretary of the final disposition of the case of any person who has been denied a driver's license under subsection (b).
    (d) The Secretary must adopt rules for implementing this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/6-109

    (625 ILCS 5/6-109)
    Sec. 6-109. Examination of Applicants.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall examine every applicant for a driver's license or permit who has not been previously licensed as a driver under the laws of this State or any other state or country, or any applicant for renewal of such driver's license or permit when such license or permit has been expired for more than one year. The Secretary of State shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph (c), examine every licensed driver at least every 8 years, and may examine or re-examine any other applicant or licensed driver, provided that during the years 1984 through 1991 those drivers issued a license for 3 years may be re-examined not less than every 7 years or more than every 10 years.
    The Secretary of State shall require the testing of the eyesight of any driver's license or permit applicant who has not been previously licensed as a driver under the laws of this State and shall promulgate rules and regulations to provide for the orderly administration of all the provisions of this Section.
    The Secretary of State shall include at least one test question that concerns the provisions of the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act in the question pool used for the written portion of the drivers license examination within one year after July 22, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1167).
    (b) Except as provided for those applicants in paragraph (c), such examination shall include a test of the applicant's eyesight, his ability to read and understand official traffic control devices, his knowledge of safe driving practices and the traffic laws of this State, and may include an actual demonstration of the applicant's ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control of the operation of a motor vehicle, and such further physical and mental examination as the Secretary of State finds necessary to determine the applicant's fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely on the highways, except the examination of an applicant 75 years of age or older shall include an actual demonstration of the applicant's ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control of the operation of a motor vehicle. All portions of written and verbal examinations under this Section, excepting where the English language appears on facsimiles of road signs, may be given in the Spanish language and, at the discretion of the Secretary of State, in any other language as well as in English upon request of the examinee. Deaf persons who are otherwise qualified are not prohibited from being issued a license, other than a commercial driver's license, under this Code.
    (c) Re-examination for those applicants who at the time of renewing their driver's license possess a driving record devoid of any convictions of traffic violations or evidence of committing an offense for which mandatory revocation would be required upon conviction pursuant to Section 6-205 at the time of renewal shall be in a manner prescribed by the Secretary in order to determine an applicant's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, except that every applicant for the renewal of a driver's license who is 75 years of age or older must prove, by an actual demonstration, the applicant's ability to exercise reasonable care in the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
    (d) In the event the applicant is not ineligible under the provisions of Section 6-103 to receive a driver's license, the Secretary of State shall make provision for giving an examination, either in the county where the applicant resides or at a place adjacent thereto reasonably convenient to the applicant, within not more than 30 days from the date said application is received.
    (e) The Secretary of State may adopt rules regarding the use of foreign language interpreters during the application and examination process.
(Source: P.A. 96-1167, eff. 7-22-10; 96-1231, eff. 7-23-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-110

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

625 ILCS 5/6-110.1

    (625 ILCS 5/6-110.1)
    Sec. 6-110.1. Confidentiality of captured photographs or images. The Secretary of State shall maintain a file on or contract to file all photographs and signatures obtained in the process of issuing a driver's license, permit, or identification card. The photographs and signatures shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except to the following persons:
        (1) the individual upon written request;
        (2) officers and employees of the Secretary of State
    
who have a need to have access to the stored images for purposes of issuing and controlling driver's licenses, permits, or identification cards;
        (3) law enforcement officials for a lawful civil or
    
criminal law enforcement investigation;
        (3-5) the State Board of Elections for the sole
    
purpose of providing the signatures required by a local election authority to register a voter through an online voter registration system; or
        (4) other entities that the Secretary may exempt by
    
rule.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

625 ILCS 5/6-112

    (625 ILCS 5/6-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-112)
    Sec. 6-112. License and Permits to be carried and exhibited on demand. Every licensee or permittee shall have his drivers license or permit in his immediate possession at all times when operating a motor vehicle and, for the purpose of indicating compliance with this requirement, shall display such license or permit if it is in his possession upon demand made, when in uniform or displaying a badge or other sign of authority, by a member of the State Police, a sheriff or other police officer or designated agent of the Secretary of State. However, no person charged with violating this Section shall be convicted if he produces in court satisfactory evidence that a drivers license was theretofor issued to him and was valid at the time of his arrest.
    For the purposes of this Section, "display" means the manual surrender of his license certificate into the hands of the demanding officer for his inspection thereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-1749.)