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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/7-704

    (625 ILCS 5/7-704)
    Sec. 7-704. Suspension to continue until compliance with court order of support.
    (a) The suspension of a driver's license shall remain in effect unless and until the Secretary of State receives authenticated documentation that the obligor is in compliance with a court order of support or that the order has been stayed by a subsequent order of the court. Full driving privileges shall not be issued by the Secretary of State until notification of compliance has been received from the court. The circuit clerks shall report the obligor's compliance with a court order of support to the Secretary of State, on a form prescribed by the Secretary.
    (a-1) The suspension of a driver's license shall remain in effect unless and until the Secretary of State receives authenticated documentation as to the person who violated a visitation order that the court has determined that there has been sufficient compliance for a sufficient period of time with the court's order concerning visitation and that full driving privileges shall be reinstated or that the order has been stayed by a subsequent order of the court. Full driving privileges shall not be issued by the Secretary of State until notification has been received from the court. The circuit clerk shall report any court order in which the court determined that there has been sufficient compliance for a sufficient period of time with the court's order concerning visitation and that full driving privileges shall be reinstated to the Secretary of State on a form prescribed by the Secretary.
    (b) Whenever, after one suspension of an individual's driver's license for failure to pay child support, another order of non-payment is entered against the obligor and the person fails to come into compliance with the court order of support, then the Secretary shall again suspend the driver's license of the individual and that suspension shall not be removed unless the obligor is in full compliance with the court order of support and has made full payment on all arrearages.
    (b-1) Whenever, after one suspension of an individual's driver's license for failure to abide by a visitation order, another order finding visitation abuse is entered against the person and the court orders the suspension of the person's driver's license, then the Secretary shall again suspend the driver's license of the individual and that suspension shall not be removed until the court has determined that there has been sufficient compliance for a sufficient period of time with the court's order concerning visitation and that full driving privileges shall be reinstated.
    (c) Section 7-704.1, and not this Section, governs the duration of a driver's license suspension if the suspension occurs as the result of a certification by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services under subsection (c) of Section 7-702.
(Source: P.A. 97-1047, eff. 8-21-12.)

625 ILCS 5/7-704.1

    (625 ILCS 5/7-704.1)
    Sec. 7-704.1. Duration of driver's license suspension upon certification of Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    (a) When a suspension of a driver's license occurs as the result of a certification by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services under subsection (c) of Section 7-702, the suspension shall remain in effect until the Secretary of State receives notification from the Department that the person whose license was suspended has paid the support delinquency in full or has arranged for payment of the delinquency and current support obligation in a manner satisfactory to the Department.
    (b) Whenever, after one suspension of an individual's driver's license based on certification of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, another certification is received from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Secretary shall again suspend the driver's license of that individual and that suspension shall not be removed unless the obligor is in full compliance with the order of support and has made full payment on all arrearages.
(Source: P.A. 95-685, eff. 10-23-07.)

625 ILCS 5/7-705

    (625 ILCS 5/7-705)
    Sec. 7-705. Notice. The Secretary of State, prior to suspending a driver's license under this Chapter, shall serve written notice upon a person that the individual's driver's license will be suspended in 60 days from the date on the notice unless (i) the person satisfies the court order of support or the court ordered visitation and the circuit clerk notifies the Secretary of State of this compliance or (ii) if the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has made a certification to the Secretary of State under subsection (c) of Section 7-702, the Department notifies the Secretary of State that the person licensed has paid the support delinquency in full or has arranged for payment of the delinquency and current support obligation in a manner satisfactory to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-1047, eff. 8-21-12.)

625 ILCS 5/7-705.1

    (625 ILCS 5/7-705.1)
    Sec. 7-705.1. Notice of noncompliance with support order. Before forwarding to the Secretary of State the authenticated document under subsection (b) of Section 7-703, the circuit court must serve notice upon the obligor of its intention to suspend the obligor's driver's license for being adjudicated in arrears in court ordered child support payments in an amount equal to 90 days obligation. The notice must inform the obligor that:
        (a) If the obligor is presently unable to pay all
    
past-due support, the obligor may come into compliance with the support order by executing a written payment agreement with the court, as provided in Section 7-702.2, and by complying with that agreement;
        (b) The obligor may contest the issue of compliance
    
at a hearing;
        (c) A request for a hearing must be made in writing
    
and must be received by the clerk of the circuit court;
        (d) If the obligor does not request a hearing to
    
contest the issue of compliance within 45 days after the notice of noncompliance is mailed, the court may order that the obligor's driver's license be suspended as provided for in subsection (b) of Section 7-703;
        (e) If the circuit court certifies the obligor to the
    
Secretary of State for noncompliance with an order of support, the Secretary of State must suspend any driver's license or instruction permit the obligor holds and the obligor's right to apply for or obtain a driver's license or instruction permit until the obligor comes into compliance with the order of support;
        (f) If the obligor files a motion to modify support
    
with the court or requests the court to modify a support obligation, the circuit court shall stay action to certify the obligor to the Secretary of State for noncompliance with an order of support; and
        (g) The obligor may comply with an order of support
    
by doing all of the following:
            (1) Paying the current support;
            (2) Paying all past-due support or, if unable to
        
pay all past-due support and a periodic payment for past-due support has not been ordered by the court, by making periodic payments in accordance with a written payment agreement approved by the court; and
            (3) Meeting the obligor's health insurance
        
obligation.
    The notice must include the address and telephone number of the clerk of the circuit court. The clerk of the circuit court shall attach a copy of the obligor's order of support to the notice. The notice must be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, by service in hand, or as specified in the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 91-613, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/7-705.2

    (625 ILCS 5/7-705.2)
    Sec. 7-705.2. Notice of noncompliance with visitation order. Before forwarding to the Secretary of State the authenticated document under Section 7-703, the circuit court must serve notice upon the person of its intention to suspend the person's driver's license for being adjudicated as having violated a visitation order in a manner deemed to be visitation abuse. The notice must inform the person that:
        (1) The person may contest the issue of compliance at
    
a hearing;
        (2) A request for a hearing must be made in writing
    
and must be received by the clerk of the circuit court;
        (3) If the person does not request a hearing to
    
contest the issue of compliance within 45 days after the notice of noncompliance is mailed, the court may order that the person's driver's license be suspended as provided for in Section 7-703;
        (4) If the circuit court certifies the person to
    
the Secretary of State for noncompliance with a visitation order, the Secretary of State must suspend any driver's license or instruction permit the person holds and the person's right to apply for or obtain a driver's license or instruction permit until the court has determined that there has been sufficient compliance for a sufficient period of time with the court's order concerning visitation and that full driving privileges shall be reinstated;
        (5) If the person files a motion to modify visitation
    
with the court or requests that the court modify a visitation obligation, the circuit court shall stay action to certify the person to the Secretary of State concerning court ordered visitation; and
        (6) The notice must include the address
    
and telephone number of the clerk of the circuit court. The clerk of the circuit court shall attach a copy of the person's visitation order to the notice. The notice must be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, by service in hand, or as specified in the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 97-1047, eff. 8-21-12.)

625 ILCS 5/7-706

    (625 ILCS 5/7-706)
    Sec. 7-706. Administrative hearing. A driver may contest this driver's license sanction by requesting an administrative hearing in accordance with Section 2-118 of this Code. If a written request for this hearing is received prior to the effective date of the suspension, the suspension shall be stayed. If a stay of the suspension is granted, it shall remain in effect until a hearing decision is entered. At the conclusion of this hearing, the Secretary of State may rescind or impose the driver's license suspension. If the suspension is upheld, it shall become effective 10 days from the date the hearing decision is entered. If the decision is to rescind the suspension, no suspension of driving privileges shall be entered. The scope of this hearing shall be limited to the following issues:
    (a) Whether the driver is the person who owes a duty to make payments under the court or administrative order of support or is the person with obligations under a visitation order.
    (b) Whether (i) the authenticated document of a court order of support or visitation order indicates that the obligor is 90 days or more delinquent or has been adjudicated in arrears in an amount equal to 90 days obligation or more and has been found in contempt of court for failure to pay child support or (ii) the certification of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services under subsection (c) of Section 7-702 indicates that the person is 90 days or more delinquent in payment of support under an order of support issued by a court or administrative body of this or any other State.
    (b-1) Whether the authenticated document of a visitation order indicates that the person has violated a visitation order and has been found to have engaged in visitation abuse and has been found in contempt of court for failure to abide by a visitation order.
    (c) Whether (i) a superseding authenticated document of any court order of support has been entered or (ii) the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in a superseding notification, has informed the Secretary of State that the person certified under subsection (c) of Section 7-702 has paid the support delinquency in full or has arranged for payment of the delinquency and current support obligation in a manner satisfactory to the Department.
    (c-1) Whether a superseding authenticated document of any court order concerning visitation has been entered, in a superseding notification, has informed the Secretary of State that as to the person the court has determined that there has been sufficient compliance for a sufficient period of time with the court's order concerning visitation and that full driving privileges shall be reinstated.
(Source: P.A. 97-1047, eff. 8-21-12.)

625 ILCS 5/7-706.1

    (625 ILCS 5/7-706.1)
    Sec. 7-706.1. Hearing for compliance with support order.
    (a) An obligor may request in writing to the clerk of the circuit court a hearing to contest the claim of noncompliance with an order of support and his or her subsequent driver's license suspension under subsection (b) of Section 7-702.
    (b) If a written request for a hearing is received by the clerk of the circuit court, the clerk of the circuit court shall set the hearing before the circuit court.
    (c) Upon the obligor's written request, the court must set a date for a hearing and afford the obligor an opportunity for a hearing as early as practical.
    (d) The scope of this hearing is limited to the following issues:
        (1) Whether the obligor is required to pay child
    
support under an order of support.
        (2) Whether the obligor has been adjudicated in
    
arrears in court ordered child support payments in an amount equal to 90 days obligation or more.
        (3) Any additional issues raised by the obligor,
    
including the reasonableness of a payment agreement in light of the obligor's current financial circumstances, to be preserved for appeal.
    (e) All hearings and hearing procedures shall comply with requirements of the Illinois Constitution and the United States Constitution, so that no person is deprived of due process of law nor denied equal protection of the laws. All hearings shall be held before a judge of the circuit court in the county in which the support order has been entered. Appropriate records of the hearings shall be kept. Where a transcript of the hearing is taken, the person requesting the hearing shall have the opportunity to order a copy of the transcript at his or her own expense.
    (f) The action of the circuit court resulting in the suspension of any driver's license shall be a final judgment for purposes of appellate review.
(Source: P.A. 91-613, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/7-707

    (625 ILCS 5/7-707)
    Sec. 7-707. Payment of reinstatement fee. When a person receives notice from the Secretary of State that the suspension of driving privileges has been terminated based upon (i) receipt of notification from the circuit clerk of the person's compliance as obligor with a court order of support or (ii) receipt of notification from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services that the person whose driving privileges were terminated has paid the delinquency in full or has arranged for payment of the delinquency and the current support obligation in a manner satisfactory to the Department (in a case in which the person's driving privileges were suspended upon a certification by the Department under subsection (c) of Section 7-702), the obligor shall pay a $70 reinstatement fee to the Secretary of State as set forth in Section 6-118 of this Code. $30 of the $70 fee shall be deposited into the Family Responsibility Fund. In accordance with subsection (e) of Section 6-115 of this Code, the Secretary of State may decline to process a renewal of a driver's license of a person who has not paid this fee.
(Source: P.A. 95-685, eff. 10-23-07.)

625 ILCS 5/7-708

    (625 ILCS 5/7-708)
    Sec. 7-708. Rules. The Secretary of State, using the authority to license motor vehicle operators, may adopt such rules as may be necessary to establish standards, policies, and procedures for the suspension of driver's licenses for non-compliance with a court or administrative order of support or with a visitation order.
(Source: P.A. 97-1047, eff. 8-21-12.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 8

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 8 heading)
CHAPTER 8. MOTOR VEHICLES USED FOR
TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS

625 ILCS 5/8-101

    (625 ILCS 5/8-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-101)
    Sec. 8-101. Proof of financial responsibility - Persons who operate motor vehicles in transportation of passengers for hire.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to operate any motor vehicle along or upon any public street or highway in any incorporated city, town or village in this State for the carriage of passengers for hire, accepting and discharging all such persons as may offer themselves for transportation unless such person, firm or corporation has given, and there is in full force and effect and on file with the Secretary of State of Illinois, proof of financial responsibility provided in this Act.
    (b) In addition this Section shall also apply to persons, firms or corporations who are in the business of providing transportation services for minors to or from educational or recreational facilities, except that this Section shall not apply to public utilities subject to regulation under "An Act concerning public utilities," approved June 29, 1921, as amended, or to school buses which are operated by public or parochial schools and are engaged solely in the transportation of the pupils who attend such schools.
    (c) This Section also applies to a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers. As part of proof of financial responsibility, a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their employment is required to verify hit and run and uninsured motor vehicle coverage, as provided in Section 143a of the Illinois Insurance Code, and underinsured motor vehicle coverage, as provided in Section 143a-2 of the Illinois Insurance Code, in a total amount of not less than $250,000 per passenger.
    (d) This Section shall not apply to any person participating in a ridesharing arrangement or operating a commuter van, but only during the performance of activities authorized by the Ridesharing Arrangements Act.
    (e) If the person operating such motor vehicle is not the owner, then proof of financial responsibility filed hereunder must provide that the owner is primarily liable.
(Source: P.A. 94-319, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/8-101.1

    (625 ILCS 5/8-101.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-101.1)
    Sec. 8-101.1. Proof of financial responsibility - Persons who operate medical transport vehicles. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, other than a unit of local government, to operate any medical transport vehicle along or upon any public street or highway in any incorporated city, town or village in this State unless such person, firm or corporation has given, and there is in full force and effect and on file with the Secretary of State, proof of financial responsibility provided in this Code.
    If the person operating such motor vehicle is not the owner, then proof of financial responsibility filed hereunder must provide that the owner is primarily liable.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-102

    (625 ILCS 5/8-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-102)
    Sec. 8-102. Alternate methods of giving proof. Proof of financial responsibility, when required under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, may be given by filing with the Secretary of State one of the following:
    1. A bond as provided in Section 8-103;
    2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a form to be prescribed by the Secretary as provided in Section 8-108;
    3. A certificate of self-insurance issued by the Director;
    4. A certificate of self-insurance issued to the Regional Transportation Authority by the Director naming municipal or non-municipal public carriers included therein;
    5. A certificate of coverage issued by an intergovernmental risk management association evidencing coverages which meet or exceed the amounts required under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/8-103

    (625 ILCS 5/8-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-103)
    Sec. 8-103. Bond as proof of financial responsibility. 1. A bond of the owner of motor vehicles, subject to the provisions of Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, with a solvent and responsible surety company authorized to do business under the laws of this State as surety thereon; or
    2. A bond of such owner, with one or more personal sureties, owning real estate in the State of Illinois, of the value in the aggregate of $250,000 over and above all encumbrances, when approved by the Secretary of State shall be proof of financial responsibility as required by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
    3. The bond shall not be approved unless accompanied by affidavits of the personal sureties, attached, stating the location, legal description, market value, nature and amount of encumbrances (if any), and the value above all encumbrances of such real estate scheduled to qualify on such bond, and not then unless all requirements for such bond as provided for by this Code have been met.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-104

    (625 ILCS 5/8-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-104)
    Sec. 8-104. Requirements of bond. 1. A surety bond or real estate bond filed as proof as provided in Section 8-103 shall be in the sum of $250,000 for each motor vehicle operated by the owner providing the motor vehicle is subject to Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
    2. The surety of real estate bond shall provide for the payment of each judgment by the owner of the motor vehicle (giving its manufacturer's name and number and state license number) within 30 days after it becomes final, provided each judgment shall have been rendered against such owner or any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's express or implied consent, for any injury to or death of any person or for damage to property other than such motor vehicle, resulting from the negligence of such owner, his agent, or any person operating the motor vehicle with his express or implied consent, provided that the maximum payment required of the surety or sureties, on all judgments recovered against an owner hereunder, shall not exceed the sum of $250,000 for each motor vehicle operated, under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)