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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/3-699.6

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.6)
    Sec. 3-699.6. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.7

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.7)
    Sec. 3-699.7. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.8

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.8)
    Sec. 3-699.8. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.9

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.9)
    Sec. 3-699.9. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.10

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.10)
    Sec. 3-699.10. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.11

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.11)
    Sec. 3-699.11. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.12

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.12)
    Sec. 3-699.12. 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.13

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.13)
    Sec. 3-699.13. 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 to active or retired law enforcement officers or their family members, surviving family members of deceased law enforcement officers, and members of or donors to the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles over 150cc, 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; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-945, eff. 8-15-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.14

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-723)
    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special 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, may issue Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section. When applying for a Universal special license plate the applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record of that organization and that organization shall remain affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered, revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal, sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal special license plate other than a decal authorized by the General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, including motorcycles and autocycles, 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 under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary governing the requirements for and approval of Universal special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow Universal special license 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 and autocycles.
    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the organization designated by the applicant when applying for the plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into the special fund designated in the law authorizing the organization to issue decals for Universal special license plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.
    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for Universal special license plates with the original and renewal fees and fee distribution as follows:
        (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
        
Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside
        
Monarch Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special Plate Fund.
    (f) The following funds are created as special funds in the State treasury:
        (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to
    
be paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects in this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-723, eff. 8-5-16.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-814)
    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special 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, may issue Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section. When applying for a Universal special license plate the applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record of that organization and that organization shall remain affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered, revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal, sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal special license plate other than a decal authorized by the General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, including motorcycles and autocycles, 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 under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary governing the requirements for and approval of Universal special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow Universal special license 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 and autocycles.
    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the organization designated by the applicant when applying for the plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into the special fund designated in the law authorizing the organization to issue decals for Universal special license plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.
    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for Universal special license plates with the original and renewal fees and fee distribution as follows:
        (1) Illinois Veterans' Homes.
            (A) Original issuance: $26, which shall be
        
deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $26, which shall be deposited into
        
the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-814, eff. 1-1-17.)

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.
    (a) No person shall operate, nor shall an owner knowingly permit to be operated, except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, a vehicle 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.
        (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.
        (3) A vehicle commuting for repairs in Illinois. A
    
dealer plate issued by a foreign state shall exempt a vehicle from the requirements of this Section if the vehicle is being operated for the purpose of transport to a repair facility in Illinois to have repairs performed on the vehicle displaying foreign dealer plates. The driver of the motor vehicle bearing dealer plates shall provide a work order or contract with the repair facility to a law enforcement officer upon request.
    (b) A person may operate or permit operation of a vehicle upon any highway a vehicle that has been properly registered but does not display a current and valid Illinois registration sticker if he or she has proof, in the form of a printed receipt from the Secretary, that he or she registered the vehicle before the previous registration's expiration but has not received a new registration sticker from the Secretary. This printed proof of registration is valid for 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration sticker's date.
    (c) 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. 98-971, eff. 1-1-15; 98-1103, eff. 1-1-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

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.)