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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW

625 ILCS 5/18c-1701

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1701)
    Sec. 18c-1701. Violations Defined. Each person who fails to comply, in whole or in part, with any provision of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders shall have committed a violation of this Chapter. Likewise, any person who aids or abets another in such failure to comply shall have committed a violation of this Chapter. The agent of a carrier shall not be found to have aided or abetted in violation of this Chapter where the act of the agent was required by this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders. The act or omission of any officer, employee, or agent within the scope of such person's office, employment or agency shall be deemed the act or omission of the business entity; such entity shall be named as the party defendant or respondent and the officer, employee, or agent shall not be held liable. Failure to comply with more than one provision of this Chapter or regulations or orders hereunder shall constitute multiple violations. Each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate violation.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1702

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1702)
    Sec. 18c-1702. Responsibility for Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the Commission and of the State Police and the Secretary of State to conduct investigations, make arrests, and take any other action necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1703

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1703) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1703)
    Sec. 18c-1703. Investigations and Arrests. (1) Enforcement Officers and Investigators. Enforcement officers and investigators appointed by the Commission shall have, and may exercise throughout the state, all the powers of police officers when enforcing provisions of this Chapter, subject to the regulations and orders of the Commission.
    (2) Investigations.
    (a) General Provisions. The Commission, through its employees, shall conduct such investigations as are necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter.
    (b) Examination, Audit and Production of Records. Authorized employees of the Commission shall have the power at any and all times to examine, audit, or demand production of all accounts, books, records, memoranda, and other papers in the possession or control of a license or registration holder, its employees or agents. In addition, every person other than a license or registration holder and every officer, employee or agent of such person shall permit every authorized employee of the Commission, upon administrative subpoena issued by the Chairman or his designee or the Attorney General, to inspect and copy any accounts, books, records, memoranda, letters, checks, vouchers, telegrams, documents, or other papers in its possession or control which the Commission deems necessary to the proper conduct of an investigation to determine whether provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, have been violated.
    (c) Inspection of Equipment and Facilities. Authorized employees of the Commission shall have the power at all times to inspect the equipment, facilities, and other property of the licensee in the possession or control of a carrier or broker, its employees or agents.
    (d) Special Investigations. The Commission may also conduct special investigations as necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter. Where such person is found by the Commission to have violated this Chapter, and where the Commission imposes a sanction for such violation under Section 18c-1704 of this Chapter, the Commission may impose on such person an assessment of reasonable expenses incurred by the Commission in the investigation and subsequent proceeding. Such assessment shall not exceed a fee of $100 per work day or $50 per half work day, per employee, for the payroll costs of the Commission staff, plus actual transportation (in accordance with applicable state employee travel expense reimbursement regulations) and all other actual expenses incurred in the special investigation and subsequent proceeding.
    (3) Arrests and Citations. The Commission shall make arrests and issue notices of civil violations where necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter. No rail carrier employee shall be arrested for violation of this Chapter. No person operating a motor vehicle in violation of the licensing or safety provisions of this Chapter shall be permitted to transport property or passengers beyond the point of arrest unless, in the opinion of the officer making the arrest, it is necessary to transport the property or passengers to another location to insure their safety or to preserve or tend cargo carried in the vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1704

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1704) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1704)
    Sec. 18c-1704. Sanctions. Each violation of this Chapter shall subject the violator to the following sanctions, except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Chapter. Sanctions provided for in this Section may be imposed by the Commission only in compliance with the notice and hearing requirements of Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter.
    (1) Criminal Misdemeanor Penalties. Each violation of this Chapter shall constitute a Class C misdemeanor.
    (2) Civil Penalties. The Commission may assess, against any person found by it to have violated this Chapter, a civil penalty not greater than $1,000 nor less than $100 per violation. The penalty assessed by the Commission shall reflect the number and severity of violations found to have been committed. Penalties assessed by the Commission shall be enforced by any court having venue in enforcement cases under this Chapter.
    (3) Cease and Desist Orders. The Commission may, where a person is found after hearing to have violated this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, and justice requires, order the person to cease and desist from further or from any future violations. A cease and desist order may be entered on the Commission's own motion or by agreement between the parties. Orders and agreements under this Section shall be valid and enforceable for the period stated therein, not to exceed 2 years from the date the order or agreement is approved by the Commission, unless the parties stipulate otherwise. Such orders and agreements shall be enforceable in any court of this State having venue and jurisdiction in enforcement actions under this Chapter. Failure to comply with a Commission cease and desist order shall constitute a violation of this Chapter separate and apart from any underlying violations.
    (4) Stipulated Settlements.
        (a) General Provisions. The Commission may accept a
    
reasonable monetary settlement, suspension or revocation of a license or registration, or any other reasonable terms stipulated between the respondent and staff, with or without a finding of violations.
        (b) Presumption of Reasonableness. Such stipulations
    
shall be presumed reasonable. Unless the terms of a stipulation exceed such parameters as the Commission may establish, this presumption is rebuttable only by evidence of record at hearing.
        (c) Parameters. Parameters for settlement shall be
    
based on type of violation; severity, as measured by revenues from unlawful activities; and number of violations. Minimum settlement amounts may be established.
        (d) Orders. Orders suspending proposed settlements
    
shall cite reasons for suspension which are specific to the case. Orders rejecting proposed settlements shall recite the grounds on which the settlements are found to be unreasonable and describe the evidence which supports such findings.
    (5) Injunctive Relief. Any court with jurisdiction and venue for purposes of enforcing this Chapter shall have the power to enjoin any person from committing violations of this Chapter. Suit for penalties shall not be a prerequisite to injunctive relief. No bond shall be required when injunctive relief is granted at the request of the Commission.
    (6) Suspension or Revocation of Licenses and Registrations.
        (a) Availability of Suspension and Revocation as
    
Sanctions. Violation of this Chapter by a motor carrier of property or passengers shall, in addition to other sanctions provided herein, subject the violator to suspension or revocation of any or all Commission licenses and registrations. The Commission may impose the sanctions of suspension and revocation. Where the violation is failure of a motor carrier of property or passengers to have in effect and file proof of continuous insurance coverage in accordance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, the license or registration or both may be suspended by telephonic or telegraphic directive, confirmed by certified or registered mail or personal service, pending final disposition of revocation proceedings.
        (b) Suspension Pending Adjudication. Where the
    
violation is failure of a motor carrier of property to pay a franchise or franchise renewal fee, the license or registration or both may be suspended by certified or registered mail or personally served directive, pending final disposition of revocation proceedings.
        (c) Special Revocation Procedures.
            (i) Notice. The Commission shall serve notice
        
upon all persons who have failed to pay a franchise tax, license fee, or penalty required under the Business Corporation Act of 1983, or who have failed to comply with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, regarding the filing of proof of continuous insurance or bond coverage, the payment of periodic fees, the filing of periodic reports, the payment of civil penalties, or the filing of rates to the full extent of a carrier's authority. The notice shall advise such person of the apparent violations and state that, unless the Commission receives a written request for hearing or extension of time within 30 days from the date the notice is served, the person's license or registration will be revoked by operation of law without further action by the Commission.
            (ii) Extensions of Time. The Commission may grant
        
one extension of time not exceeding 60 days where the extension will not endanger the public.
            (iii) Request for Hearing. If a timely written
        
request for hearing is received, no further action shall be taken until the requirements of Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter have been satisfied.
            (iv) Revocation by Operation of Law. If, at the
        
expiration of the applicable time period, the person has not complied with the pertinent requirements, and a written request for hearing has not been received, the person will be deemed to have waived hearing and the license or registration shall be revoked by operation of law without further action by the Commission as if the Commission has served an order on the date following expiration revoking the license or registration.
    (7) Probation. The Commission may probate the imposition of any of the sanctions set forth in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1705

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1705) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1705)
    Sec. 18c-1705. Expedited Enforcement Procedures. The Commission shall, within 60 days from the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987, implement expedited administrative enforcement procedures.
    (a) Initiation of Administrative Enforcement Proceedings. The Transportation Division Manager or his designee shall have the power to issue, or refuse to issue, a notice or citation instituting an administrative enforcement proceeding.
    (b) Settlement of Enforcement Proceedings by Stipulation.
        (i) Power to Negotiate Settlements. The
    
Transportation Division Manager or his designee shall have the power to negotiate and sign proposed settlements of enforcement proceedings by written stipulation.
        (ii) Review and Acceptance of Stipulations. The
    
Commission shall provide for any appropriate and necessary review of proposed settlements within 30 days after a stipulation is signed by the parties. Unless a stipulation is suspended for review by order of the Commission served within 30 calendar days after it was signed by the parties, it shall be deemed accepted by operation of law. A stipulation which has been suspended for review shall likewise be deemed accepted by operation of law unless it is rejected by order of the Commission served within 45 days after it was suspended. A stipulation which is deemed accepted under this sub-paragraph shall become effective and shall be enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
        (iii) Administrative Appeal of Settlements.
    
Administrative appeal of a stipulation which has been approved by order of the Commission or by operation of law shall be by motion for rehearing or reconsideration in accordance with Section 18c-2110 of this Chapter. The right to administratively appeal a settlement may be waived by written stipulation.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)