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VEHICLES625 ILCS 5/7-212
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.
(625 ILCS 5/7-212)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-212)
Authority of Administrator and Secretary of State to decrease
security. The Administrator may reduce the amount of security ordered in any
within one year after the date of the accident, but in no event for an
amount less than $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601), if, in the judgment of the Administrator the amount
ordered is excessive, or may revoke or rescind its order requiring the
deposit of security in any case within one year after the date of the
accident if, in the judgment of the Administrator, the provisions of
Sections 7-202 and 7-203 excuse or exempt the operator or owner from the
requirement of the deposit. In case the security originally ordered has
been deposited the excess of the reduced amount ordered shall be returned
to the depositor or his personal representative forthwith, notwithstanding
the provisions of Section 7-214. The Secretary of State likewise shall have
authority granted to the Administrator to reduce the amount of security
ordered by the Administrator.
(Source: P.A. 95-754, eff. 1-1-09.)
625 ILCS 5/7-213
(625 ILCS 5/7-213)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-213)
Custody of security.
Security deposited in compliance with
the requirements of this Article shall be placed by the Secretary
of State in the custody of the State Treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)
625 ILCS 5/7-214
(625 ILCS 5/7-214)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-214)
Disposition of Security.
Such security shall be applicable only to the payment of a judgment or
judgments, rendered against the person or persons on whose behalf the
deposit was made, for damages arising out of the accident in question, in
an action at law, begun not later than two years after the later of
the date the driver's license and registration were suspended
following the accident
or (ii) the
date of any default in any payment under an installment agreement for payment
of damages, and such deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned to the
depositor or his personal representative when evidence satisfactory to the
Secretary of State has been filed with him:
1. that there has been a release from liability, or
a final adjudication of non-liability; or
2. a duly acknowledged written agreement in
accordance with Section 7-208 of this Act; or
3. whenever after the expiration of two years after
the later of (i) the date the driver's license and registration were suspended following the accident or (ii) the date of any default in any payment under an installment agreement for payment of damages, the Secretary of State shall be given reasonable evidence that there is no such action pending and no judgment rendered in such action left unpaid.
If, after releasing security to a judgment debtor or claimant, the balance of the security posted with the Secretary is $5 or less, the balance shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund. The
Secretary shall compile a list of all security amounts of $5 or less annually in July and shall certify that amount to the State Comptroller. As soon as possible after receiving the certification, the State Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer the amount certified to the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-178, eff. 1-1-14.)
625 ILCS 5/7-215
(625 ILCS 5/7-215)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-215)
Matters not to be evidence in civil suits.
Any action taken pursuant to this Chapter, or the Rules and
Regulations adopted hereunder, or findings of the Administrator or the Secretary
of State upon which such action is based, or the security filed as provided in
this Article shall not be referred to in any way, nor shall
it be any evidence of the negligence or due care of either party, at the
trial of any civil action to recover damages.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)
625 ILCS 5/7-216
(625 ILCS 5/7-216)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-216)
Reciprocity; residents and nonresidents; licensing of nonresidents.
a nonresident's operating privilege is suspended
pursuant to Section 7-205 the Secretary of State shall transmit a certified
copy of the record of such action to the official in charge of the issuance
of driver's license and registration certificates in the state in which
such nonresident resides, if the law of such other
state provides for action in relation thereto similar to that provided for
in subsection (b).
(b) Upon receipt of such certification that the operating
privilege of a resident of this State has been suspended or revoked in any such other
state pursuant to a law providing for its suspension or revocation for
failure to deposit security for the payment of judgments arising out of a
motor vehicle accident, or for failure to deposit security under
circumstances which would require the Secretary of State to suspend a
nonresident's operating privilege had the motor
vehicle accident occurred in this State, the Secretary of State shall
suspend the driver's license of such resident and all other registrations.
Such suspension shall continue until such resident
furnishes evidence of compliance with the law of such other state
relating to the deposit of such security.
(c) In case the operator or the owner of a motor vehicle involved
in a motor vehicle accident within this State has no driver's
license or registration, such operator shall not be allowed a
driver's license or registration until the operator has complied
with the requirements of Sections 7-201 through 7-216 to the same extent that would be
necessary if, at the time of the motor vehicle accident, such operator
had held a license and registration.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)
625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. III
(625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. III heading)
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FUTURE
625 ILCS 5/7-301
(625 ILCS 5/7-301)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-301)
Application of Article III.
The provisions of this Article
requiring the deposit of proof of financial responsibility for the future,
subject to certain exemptions, shall apply with respect to persons whose
driver's license or driving privileges have been revoked as provided by
this Code, or who have failed to pay judgments amounting to $500 or
more as defined in Section 7-303.
(Source: P.A. 86-549; 87-829.)
625 ILCS 5/7-302
(625 ILCS 5/7-302)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-302)
(Source: P.A. 85-1396. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)