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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/7-212

    (625 ILCS 5/7-212) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-212)
    Sec. 7-212. Authority of Administrator and Secretary of State to decrease amount of security. The Administrator may reduce the amount of security ordered in any case 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 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 (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, 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)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 7-216. Reciprocity; residents and nonresidents; licensing of nonresidents.
    (a) When 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)
ARTICLE III. PROOF OF
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FUTURE

625 ILCS 5/7-301

    (625 ILCS 5/7-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-301)
    Sec. 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)
    Sec. 7-302. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1396. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)