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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/8-107

    (625 ILCS 5/8-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-107)
    Sec. 8-107. Authority to require replacement of bond. If, at any time, in the judgment of the Secretary of State, said bond is not sufficient for any good cause, he may require the owner of such motor vehicle who filed the same to replace said bond with another good and sufficient bond or insurance policy, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and upon such replacement, the liability of the surety or sureties on such prior bond shall cease as to any injury or damage sustained after such replacement.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

625 ILCS 5/8-108

    (625 ILCS 5/8-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-108)
    Sec. 8-108. Insurance policy as bond. A policy of insurance in a solvent and responsible company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, and having admitted net assets of not less than $300,000 insuring the owner, his agent or any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's express or implied consent against liability for any injury to or death of any person or for damage to property other than the motor vehicle resulting from the negligence of such owner, his agent or any person operating the vehicle with his express or implied consent, when accepted by the Secretary of State, shall be proof of financial responsibility as required by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

625 ILCS 5/8-109

    (625 ILCS 5/8-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-109)
    Sec. 8-109. Requirements of policy.
    1. The policy of insurance may cover one or more motor vehicles and for each such vehicle shall insure such owner against liability upon the owner to a minimum amount of $250,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, any person, and $50,000 for damage to property, provided that the maximum payment required of such company on all judgments recovered against an owner hereunder shall not exceed the sum of $300,000 for each motor vehicle operated under the provisions of this Section.
    2. The policy of insurance shall provide for payment and satisfaction of any judgment within 30 days after it becomes final rendered against the owner or any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's express or implied consent for such injury, death or damage to property other than the motor vehicle, and shall provide that suit may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction upon such insurance policy by the owner of any such judgment.
    3. The insurance policy shall contain a description of each motor vehicle, giving the manufacturer's name and number and state license number.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-110

    (625 ILCS 5/8-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-110)
    Sec. 8-110. Cancellation of insurance policy - notice.
    1. In the event said policy of insurance be cancelled by the issuing company, or the authority of said issuing company to do business in the State of Illinois be revoked, the Secretary of State shall require the owner who filed the same either to furnish a bond or to replace said policy with another policy according to the provisions of this Act.
    2. Said policy of insurance shall also contain a provision that the same cannot be cancelled by the company issuing it without giving ten days notice in writing of such cancellation to the owner and the Secretary of State, either personally or by registered mail.
    3. Whenever the issuing company gives such notice of cancellation, the Secretary of State shall, at the expiration of said ten days, mark said insurance policy "Withdrawn" with the date such withdrawal became effective, and thereupon the liability of such company on said policy shall cease as to any injury or damage sustained after the date such withdrawal becomes effective.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/8-111

    (625 ILCS 5/8-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-111)
    Sec. 8-111. Proof required after cancellation. If, at any time, in the judgment of the Secretary of State, said policy of insurance is not sufficient for any good cause, he may require the owner of such motor vehicle who filed the same, to replace said policy of insurance with another good and sufficient bond or insurance policy, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and upon such replacement, the liability of the company on said insurance policy shall cease as to any injury or damage sustained after such replacement.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/8-112

    (625 ILCS 5/8-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-112)
    Sec. 8-112. When bond on policy to expire.
    All bonds and policies of insurance filed with the Secretary of State, under this Act, shall expire not sooner than the 31st day of December as to a vehicle registered on a calendar year basis and not sooner than the 30th day of June as to a vehicle registered on a fiscal year basis in each year, provided, that the expiration of same shall not terminate liabilities upon such bonds and policies of insurance arising during the period for which the bonds and policies of insurance were filed.
(Source: P.A. 77-99.)

625 ILCS 5/8-113

    (625 ILCS 5/8-113) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-113)
    Sec. 8-113. Secretary of State to suspend registration certificates, registration plates or digital registration plates, and registration sticker or digital registration sticker when bond or policy cancelled or withdrawn. In the event that a bond or policy of insurance is cancelled or withdrawn with respect to a vehicle or vehicles, subject to the provisions of Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, for which the bond or policy of insurance was issued, then the Secretary of State immediately shall suspend the registration certificates, registration plates or digital registration plates, and registration sticker or stickers or digital registration sticker or stickers of the owner, with respect to such motor vehicle or vehicles, and said registration certificates, registration plates or digital registration plates, and registration sticker or stickers or digital registration sticker or stickers shall remain suspended and no registration shall be permitted or renewed unless and until the owner of the motor vehicle shall have filed proof of financial responsibility as provided by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

625 ILCS 5/8-114

    (625 ILCS 5/8-114) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-114)
    Sec. 8-114. Issuance of license upon proof of financial responsibility. The Secretary of State shall issue to each person who has in effect proof of financial responsibility as required by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, a certificate for each motor vehicle operated by such person and included within the proof of financial responsibility. Each certificate shall specify the Illinois registration plate or digital registration plate and registration sticker or digital registration sticker number of the vehicle, a statement that proof of financial responsibility has been filed, and the period for which the certificate was issued.
(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

625 ILCS 5/8-115

    (625 ILCS 5/8-115) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-115)
    Sec. 8-115. Display of certificate-Enforcement. The certificate issued pursuant to Section 8-114 shall be displayed upon a window of the motor vehicle for which it was issued, in such manner as to be visible to the passengers carried therein. This Section and Section 8-114 shall be enforced by the State Police, the Secretary of State, and other police officers.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

625 ILCS 5/8-116

    (625 ILCS 5/8-116) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-116)
    Sec. 8-116. Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this Chapter, or who fails to obey, observe or comply with any order of the Secretary of State or any law enforcement agency issued in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2838.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 9

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 9 heading)
CHAPTER 9. OWNERS OF FOR RENT VEHICLES FOR-HIRE

625 ILCS 5/9-101

    (625 ILCS 5/9-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-101)
    Sec. 9-101. Owner of for-rent motor vehicle to give proof of financial responsibility. For purposes of this Chapter, "for rent" means any transfer of the possession of or right to possession of a motor vehicle to a user for a valuable consideration for a period of less than one year, and "to lease" means any transfer of the possession of or right to possession of a motor vehicle to a user for a period of one year or more. It is unlawful for the owner of any motor vehicle to engage in the business, or to hold himself out to the public generally as being engaged in the business of renting out such motor vehicle to be operated by the customer, unless the owner has given, and there is in full force and effect and on file with the Secretary of State proof of financial responsibility as hereinafter provided. The delivery of a vehicle owned by an out of State person or business to a renter in this State shall constitute engaging in the rental business in this State for purposes of this Section.
    All owners of motor vehicles which are leased for a period of one year or more are not required to provide proof of insurance as required under this chapter, but instead must comply with Section 7-601 of this Code and obtain vehicle insurance in amounts no less than the minimum amount set for bodily injury or death and for destruction of property pursuant to Section 7-203 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-880; 87-1220.)

625 ILCS 5/9-102

    (625 ILCS 5/9-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-102)
    Sec. 9-102. Alternate methods of giving proof of financial responsibility. Proof of financial responsibility when required under Section 9-101 may be given by the following methods. By filing with the Secretary of State:
    1. A bond as provided in Section 9-103.
    2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a form to be prescribed by the Secretary as provided in Section 9-105.
    3. A certificate of self insurance issued by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/9-103

    (625 ILCS 5/9-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-103)
    Sec. 9-103. Bond as proof - requirements. A motor vehicle liability bond, conditioned that the owner of the motor vehicle will pay any judgment within 30 days after it becomes final, recovered against the customer and the owner of the motor vehicle or against any person operating the motor vehicle with the customer's and the owner's express or implied consent for damage to property other than to the rented motor vehicle, or for an injury to, or for the death of any person including an occupant of the rented motor vehicle, resulting from the operation of the motor vehicle, provided, however, every such bond is in the penal sum of $100,000.
    The bond shall be executed by a solvent and responsible surety company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, or by one or more personal sureties to be approved by the Secretary of State.
    The personal sureties shall own real estate in the State of Illinois of the aggregate value of $100,000, over and above all encumbrances, and each of the personal sureties shall make an affidavit concerning the property which he schedules for the purpose of qualifying as surety, stating the location, legal description, market value, and the amount and nature of any encumbrances.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/9-104

    (625 ILCS 5/9-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-104)
    Sec. 9-104. Withdrawal of sureties-Notice.
    Any surety may withdraw from the bond by serving ten days previous notice in writing, either personally or by registered mail, upon the owner of the motor vehicle, and upon the Secretary of State, whereupon it shall be the duty of such owner to file another bond or insurance policy, in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Upon the expiration of the ten days, the Secretary of State shall mark the bond "Cancelled".
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/9-105

    (625 ILCS 5/9-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-105)
    Sec. 9-105. Insurance policy as proof - requirements. A motor vehicle liability policy in a solvent and responsible company, authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, providing that the insurance carrier will pay any judgment within 30 days after it becomes final, recovered against the customer or against any person operating the motor vehicle with the customer's express or implied consent, for damage to property other than to the rented motor vehicles, or for an injury to or for the death of any person, including an occupant of the rented motor vehicle, resulting from the operation of the motor vehicle shall serve as proof of financial responsibility; provided however, every such policy provides insurance insuring the operator of the rented motor vehicle against liability upon such insured to a minimum amount of $50,000 because of bodily injury to, or death of any one person or damage to property and $100,000 because of bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one motor vehicle accident.
(Source: P.A. 86-880.)

625 ILCS 5/9-106

    (625 ILCS 5/9-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-106)
    Sec. 9-106. Cancellation of policy - Notices.
    The policy shall provide that the insurance carrier may cancel it by serving 10 days' previous notice in writing, either personally or by registered mail, upon the owner of the motor vehicle and upon the Secretary of State. Whenever any such policy shall be so cancelled, the Secretary of State shall mark same "Cancelled" and shall require such owner either to furnish a bond or a new policy of insurance, in accordance with this Act.
    All policies filed with the Secretary of State shall expire not sooner than the 31st day of December as to vehicles registered on a calendar year nor sooner than the 30th day of June as to vehicles registered on a fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 77-99.)

625 ILCS 5/9-107

    (625 ILCS 5/9-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-107)
    Sec. 9-107. Authority to require replacement of bond.
    If, at any time, in the judgment of the Secretary of State, the liability policy filed hereunder, is not sufficient for any good cause, he may require the owner of such motor vehicle who filed the same to replace, within fifteen (15) days from the date of notice given, said policy with another good and sufficient liability policy or bond, in accordance with the provisions of this Act. At the time of replacement or at the expiration of the fifteen (15) day period, as the case may be, the Secretary of State shall mark the policy "Cancelled."
    Upon the cancellation of any liability policy hereunder the liabilities on said policy shall thereupon cease as to any future damage or injury.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/9-108

    (625 ILCS 5/9-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-108)
    Sec. 9-108. Application for approval of insurance policy or bond required.
    Every person desiring to engage in the business of renting out a motor vehicle, to be operated by the customer, shall file with the Secretary of State, an application for the approval of the Secretary of State of the insurance policy or bond tendered under the provisions of this Act, by such person, and if the Secretary of State shall determine that such insurance policy or bond complies with the provisions of this Act, he shall accept such insurance policy or bond, and shall thereupon issue to such applicant a certificate setting forth the fact that the applicant has, in respect to the vehicle described therein, complied with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/9-109

    (625 ILCS 5/9-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-109)
    Sec. 9-109. Secretary of State to cancel certificate and to suspend license plates and registration stickers when bond or policy cancelled or withdrawn.
    (a) If any insurance policy or bond filed hereunder shall for any reason become inoperative, the Secretary of State shall forthwith cancel the certificate of compliance of the owner and it shall be unlawful for the owner to rent out the motor vehicle, covered by said certificate, until a policy or bond meeting the requirements of this Act is filed with the Secretary of State and a certificate has been issued by him as provided by Section 9-108.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall also suspend the registration certificate, license plates or digital license plates, and registration sticker or stickers or digital registration sticker or stickers of the owner, with respect to the motor vehicle for which the insurance policy or bond had been issued, and said registration certificates, license plates or digital license plates, and registration sticker or stickers or digital registration sticker or stickers shall remain suspended and no registration shall be permitted or renewed unless and until the owner of said motor vehicle shall have complied with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

625 ILCS 5/9-110

    (625 ILCS 5/9-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 9-110)
    Sec. 9-110. Penalties for violations of this Act.
    Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this Chapter, or who fails to obey, observe or comply with any order of the Secretary of State, in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2720.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 10

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 10 heading)
CHAPTER 10. CIVIL LIABILITY

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 10 Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 10 Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. LIABILITY OF COUNTIES,
MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER
PUBLIC CORPORATIONS

625 ILCS 5/10-101

    (625 ILCS 5/10-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 10-101)
    Sec. 10-101. Insurance.
    (a) Any public entity or corporation may insure against the liability imposed by law and may insure persons who are legally entitled to recover damages from owners and operators of uninsured motor vehicles and hit-and-run motor vehicles because of bodily injury, sickness or disease including death incurred while using a motor vehicle of such public entity or corporation with any insurance carrier duly authorized to transact business in this State and the premium for such insurance shall be a proper charge against the general fund or any applicable special fund of such entity or corporation.
    (b) Every employee of the State, who operates for purposes of State business a vehicle not owned, leased or controlled by the State shall procure insurance in the limit of the amounts of liability not less than the amounts required in Section 7-203 of this Act. The State may provide such insurance for the benefit of, and without cost to, such employees and may include such coverage in a plan of self-insurance under Section 405-105 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-105). The State may also obtain uninsured or hit-and-run vehicle coverage, as defined in Section 143a of the "Illinois Insurance Code". Any public liability insurance furnished by the State under this Section shall be under the policy or policies contracted for or under a self-insurance plan implemented by the Department of Central Management Services pursuant to Section 405-105 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-105), the costs for procuring such insurance to be charged, collected and received as provided in that Section 25-105.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 10 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 10 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. LIABILITY TO GUESTS

625 ILCS 5/10-201

    (625 ILCS 5/10-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 10-201)
    Sec. 10-201. Liability for bodily injury to or death of guest.
    No person riding in or upon a motor vehicle or motorcycle as a guest without payment for such ride and who has solicited such ride in violation of Subsection (a) of Section 11-1006 of this Act, nor his personal representative in the event of the death of such guest, shall have a cause of action for damages against the driver or operator of such motor vehicle or motorcycle, or its owner or his employee or agent for injury, death or loss, in case of accident, unless such accident has been caused by the willful and wanton misconduct of the driver or operator of such motor vehicle or motorcycle or its owner or his employee or agent and unless such willful and wanton misconduct contributed to the injury, death or loss for which the action is brought.
    Nothing contained in this section relieves a motor vehicle or motorcycle carrier of passengers for hire of responsibility for injury or death sustained by any passenger for hire.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 shall apply only to causes of action arising from accidents occurring after its effective date.
(Source: P.A. 77-1482.)

625 ILCS 5/10-202

    (625 ILCS 5/10-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 10-202)
    Sec. 10-202. Liability of employer in regard to ridesharing. (a) An employer shall not be liable for injuries to passengers and other persons resulting from the operation or use of a passenger car or commuter van in a ridesharing arrangement which is not owned, leased, contracted for or driven by the employer, and for which the employer has not paid wages to an employee for services rendered in driving the vehicle, provided, that wages shall not include a portion of the fares collected by the driver and shall not include expenses for gasoline or passenger car or commuter van repairs.
    (b) An employer shall not be liable for injuries to passengers and other persons because he provides information, incentives or otherwise encourages his employees to participate in ridesharing arrangements.
(Source: P.A. 83-1091.)