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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/12-806a

    (625 ILCS 5/12-806a) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-806a)
    Sec. 12-806a. Identification, stop signal arms and special lighting on school buses used in connection with a youth camp, child care facility, or community based rehabilitation facility.
    (a) Subject to the conditions in Subsection (c), a bus which meets any of the special requirements for school buses in Section 12-801, 12-802, 12-803 and 12-805 of this Code may be used for the purpose of transporting persons 18 years of age or less in connection with any of the following facilities:
        (i) any youth camp licensed under the Youth Camp Act;
    
and
        (ii) any child care facility licensed under the Child
    
Care Act of 1969.
    (b) Subject to the conditions in subsection (c), a bus which meets any of the special requirements for school buses in Sections 12-801, 12-802, 12-803 and 12-805 of this Code may be used for the purpose of transporting persons recognized as clients of a community based rehabilitation facility which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities of Tucson, Arizona, and which is under a contractual agreement with the Department of Human Services.
    (c) A bus used for transportation as provided in subsection (a) or (b) shall either (i) meet all of the special requirements for school buses in Section 12-801, 12-802, 12-803 and 12-805 or (ii) shall have the "SCHOOL BUS" signs covered or concealed and the stop signal arm and flashing signal system rendered inoperable through normal means. A bus which meets all of the special requirements for school buses in Section 12-801, 12-802, 12-803 and 12-805 shall be operated by a person who has a valid and properly classified driver's license issued by the Secretary of State and who possesses a valid school bus driver permit or is accompanied and supervised, for the specific purpose of training prior to routine operation of a school bus, by a person who has held a valid school bus driver permit for at least one year. A bus which has had the "SCHOOL BUS" signs covered or concealed and the stop signal arm and flashing signal system rendered inoperable through normal means may be operated by a person who has a valid and properly classified driver's license issued by the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 85-815; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/12-807

    (625 ILCS 5/12-807) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-807)
    Sec. 12-807. Seat belt for driver. Each school bus shall be equipped with a retractable lap belt assembly for the driver's seat. No school bus shall be operated unless the driver has properly restrained himself with the lap belt assembly.
(Source: P.A. 78-1244.)

625 ILCS 5/12-807.1

    (625 ILCS 5/12-807.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-807.1)
    Sec. 12-807.1. Seat back height. No Type I school bus manufactured after June 30, 1987 shall be sold for use as, or purchased for use as, or used as a school bus within this State unless such bus is equipped with passenger seat backs having a seat back height of 28 inches installed by the original bus body manufacturer.
(Source: P.A. 85-1010.)

625 ILCS 5/12-807.2

    (625 ILCS 5/12-807.2)
    Sec. 12-807.2. Crossing control arms.
    (a) No Type I or Type II school bus may be operated or used as a school bus within this State after December 31, 1999 unless that bus is equipped with a crossing control arm on the front of the bus that conforms to equipment and installation standards that the Department of Transportation shall promulgate for purposes of this subsection.
    (b) If a Type I or Type II school bus is manufactured after December 31, 1997, that bus shall not be sold for use as, or purchased for the use as, or used as a school bus within this State unless that bus is equipped with a crossing control arm that is installed on the front of the bus by the original bus body manufacturer and that conforms to equipment and installation standards that the Department shall promulgate for purposes of this subsection.
    (c) A crossing control arm meeting standards promulgated by the Department under this Section shall be designed to swing out from the front of a school bus when the bus stops and opens its doors while school children enter or exit the bus, as prescribed in rules promulgated by the State Board of Education.
    (d) This Section does not apply to the temporary operation in this State of a school bus that is legally registered in another state and is displaying valid registration plates of that state if (i) the bus is not operated in Illinois on a regular basis, and (ii) the bus is being operated in Illinois in connection with a cultural, tourist, athletic, or similar activity that is sponsored by one or more schools located outside of Illinois for the benefit of their enrolled students who are being transported to or from that activity.
(Source: P.A. 90-108, eff. 7-14-97.)

625 ILCS 5/12-808

    (625 ILCS 5/12-808) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-808)
    Sec. 12-808. Fire extinguisher.
    Each school bus shall be equipped with at least one dry chemical gauge type fire extinguisher mounted in the extinguisher manufacturer's automobile type bracket in a position readily accessible to the driver.
(Source: P.A. 78-1244.)

625 ILCS 5/12-809

    (625 ILCS 5/12-809) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-809)
    Sec. 12-809. First aid kit.
    Each school bus shall be equipped with a first aid kit mounted in full view of and readily accessible to the driver.
(Source: P.A. 78-1244.)

625 ILCS 5/12-810

    (625 ILCS 5/12-810) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-810)
    Sec. 12-810. Restraining devices for passengers who are persons with disabilities. Each school bus which is operated for transporting passengers who are persons with disabilities shall be equipped with an appropriate restraining or safety device for each such passenger.
(Source: P.A. 88-685, eff. 1-24-95.)

625 ILCS 5/12-811

    (625 ILCS 5/12-811) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-811)
    Sec. 12-811. Amber 3 bar clearance light. Each type I school bus shall be equipped with an amber 3 bar clearance light on the front of the bus. The light shall be illuminated at all times when the bus is being operated between sunset and sunrise and in conditions of reduced visibility.
(Source: P.A. 79-63.)

625 ILCS 5/12-812

    (625 ILCS 5/12-812) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-812)
    Sec. 12-812. Rules and regulations. (a) The Department may promulgate rules and regulations to more completely specify the equipment requirements of this Article.
    (b) All rules, regulations and standards promulgated from time to time by the State Board of Education and the Department for the safety and construction of school buses shall be applicable to every motor vehicle in this State defined as a school bus under Section 1-182.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)

625 ILCS 5/12-812.1

    (625 ILCS 5/12-812.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-812.1)
    Sec. 12-812.1. (a) The Department shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the use of liquefied petroleum gases, compressed natural gases and liquefied natural gases as a propellant fuel in school buses. Such rules and regulations shall include the installation, maintenance and operation of such equipment installed on school buses and shall be based on the generally accepted standards of safety as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association.
    (b) All school buses using liquefied petroleum gases, compressed natural gases or liquefied natural gases as a propellant fuel must conform to and obey any rule or regulation lawfully adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 83-1027.)

625 ILCS 5/12-813.1

    (625 ILCS 5/12-813.1)
    Sec. 12-813.1. School bus driver communication devices.
    (a) In this Section:
    "School bus driver" means a person operating a school bus who has a valid school bus driver permit as required under Sections 6-104 and 6-106.1 of this Code.
    "Cellular radio telecommunication device" means a device capable of sending or receiving telephone communications without an access line for service and which requires the operator to dial numbers manually. It does not, however, include citizens band radios or citizens band radio hybrids.
    "Possession of a school bus" means the period of time from which a bus driver takes possession until the school bus driver returns possession of the school bus, whether or not the school bus driver is operating the school bus.
    "Using a cellular radio telecommunication device" means talking or listening to or dialing a cellular radio telecommunication device.
    To "operate" means to have the vehicle in motion while it contains one or more passengers.
    (b) A school bus driver may not operate a school bus while using a cellular radio telecommunication device.
    (c) Subsection (b) of this Section does not apply:
        (1) To the use of a cellular radio telecommunication
    
device for the purpose of communicating with any of the following regarding an emergency situation:
            (A) an emergency response operator;
            (B) a hospital;
            (C) a physician's office or health clinic;
            (D) an ambulance service;
            (E) a fire department, fire district, or fire
        
company; or
            (F) a police department.
        (2) To the use of a cellular radio telecommunication
    
device to call for assistance in the event that there is a mechanical breakdown or other mechanical problem that impairs the safe operation of the bus or to communicate with school authorities or their designees about any other issue relating to the operation of the school bus or the welfare and safety of any passenger thereon. In no case may a cellular radio telecommunication device be used for anything not provided for in this Section, including but not limited to, personal use.
        (3) (Blank).
        (4) When the school bus is parked.
    (d) A school bus driver who violates subsection (b) of this Section is guilty of a petty offense punishable by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $250.
    (e) A school bus must contain either an operating cellular radio telecommunication device or two-way radio while the school bus driver is in possession of a school bus. The cellular radio telecommunication device or two-way radio in this subsection must be turned on and adjusted in a manner that would alert the school bus driver of an incoming communication request.
(Source: P.A. 96-818, eff. 11-17-09; 96-1066, eff. 7-16-10.)

625 ILCS 5/12-815

    (625 ILCS 5/12-815) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-815)
    Sec. 12-815. Strobe lamp on school bus.
    (a) A school bus manufactured prior to January 1, 2000 may be equipped with one strobe lamp that will emit 60 to 120 flashes per minute of white or bluish-white light visible to a motorist approaching the bus from any direction. A school bus manufactured on or after January 1, 2000 shall be equipped with one strobe lamp that will emit 60 to 120 flashes per minute of white or bluish-white light visible to a motorist approaching the bus from any direction. The lamp shall be of sufficient brightness to be visible in normal sunlight when viewed directly from a distance of at least one mile.
    (b) The strobe lamp shall be mounted on the rooftop of the bus with the light generating element in the lamp located equidistant from each side and either at or behind the center of the rooftop. The maximum height of the element above the rooftop shall not exceed 1/30 of its distance from the rear of the rooftop. If the structure of the strobe lamp obscures the light generating element, the element shall be deemed to be in the center of the lamp with a maximum height 1/4 inch less than the maximum height of the strobe lamp unless otherwise indicated in rules and regulations promulgated by the Department. The Department may promulgate rules and regulations to govern measurements, glare, effectiveness and protection of strobe lamps on school buses, including higher strobe lamps than authorized in this paragraph.
    (c) The strobe lamp may be lighted only when the school bus is actually being used as a school bus and:
        1. is stopping or stopped for loading or discharging
    
pupils on a highway outside an urban area; or
        2. is bearing one or more pupils.
(Source: P.A. 95-319, eff. 8-21-07.)

625 ILCS 5/12-815.1

    (625 ILCS 5/12-815.1)
    Sec. 12-815.1. Emergency exits identification. On and after August 1, 2000, all emergency exits of a school bus shall be outlined around the perimeter of the exit with a minimum one inch wide yellow reflective tape or decal. This yellow reflective tape or decal shall be placed on the exterior surface of the school bus.
(Source: P.A. 91-168, eff. 1-1-00; 91-785, eff. 6-9-00.)

625 ILCS 5/12-815.2

    (625 ILCS 5/12-815.2)
    Sec. 12-815.2. Noise suppression switch. Any school bus manufactured on or after January 1, 2006 must be equipped with a noise suppression switch capable of turning off noise producing accessories, including: heater blowers; defroster fans; auxiliary fans; and radios.
(Source: P.A. 94-519, eff. 8-10-05.)

625 ILCS 5/12-816

    (625 ILCS 5/12-816)
    Sec. 12-816. Pre and post-trip inspection policy for school buses.
    (a) In order to provide for the welfare and safety of children who are transported on school buses throughout the State of Illinois, each school district shall have in place, by January 1, 2008, a policy to ensure that the school bus driver is the last person leaving the bus and that no passenger is left behind or remains on the vehicle at the end of a route, a work shift, or the work day. This policy and procedure shall, at a minimum, require the school bus driver (i) to test the cellular radio telecommunication device or two-way radio and ensure that it is functioning properly before the bus is operated and (ii) before leaving the bus at the end of each route, work shift, or work day, to walk to the rear of the bus and check the bus for children or other passengers in the bus.
    (b) If a school district has a contract with a private sector school bus company for the transportation of the district's students, the school district shall require in the contract with the private sector company that the company have a post-trip inspection policy in place. This policy and procedure shall, at a minimum, require the school bus driver (i) to test the cellular radio telecommunication device or two-way radio and ensure that it is functioning properly before the bus is operated and (ii) before leaving the bus at the end of each route, work shift, or work day, to walk to the rear of the bus and check the bus for children or other passengers in the bus.
    (c) Before this inspection, the school bus driver shall activate the interior lights of the bus to assist the driver in seeing in and under the seats during a visual sweep of the bus.
    (d) This policy may include, at the discretion of the school district, the installation of a mechanical or electronic post-trip inspection reminder system which requires the school bus driver to walk to the rear of the bus to deactivate the system before the driver leaves the bus. The system shall require that when the driver turns off the vehicle's ignition system, the vehicle's interior lights must illuminate to assist the driver in seeing in and under the seats during a visual sweep of the bus.
(Source: P.A. 95-260, eff. 8-17-07; 96-818, eff. 11-17-09; 96-1066, eff. 7-16-10.)

625 ILCS 5/12-820

    (625 ILCS 5/12-820) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-820)
    Sec. 12-820. Nursery school buses. The Department of Transportation, after conducting a Public Hearing, may, by regulation, modify and supplement the requirements pertaining to seat dimensions, spacing and height from the floor and to other safety features in the interior of a school bus used to transport preschool children, when such modification or supplementing will enhance the safety of the bus when transporting such children.
(Source: P.A. 85-828.)

625 ILCS 5/12-821

    (625 ILCS 5/12-821)
    Sec. 12-821. Display of telephone number; complaint calls.
    (a) Each school bus and multifunction school-activity bus shall display at the rear of the bus a sign, with letters and numerals readily visible and readable, indicating the area code and telephone number of the owner of the bus, regardless of whether the owner is a school district or another person or entity. The sign shall be in the following form:
    "TO COMMENT ON MY DRIVING, CALL (area code and telephone number of bus owner)".
    A school bus owner who placed a sign conforming to the requirements of Public Act 95-176 on a school bus before January 1, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-655) may continue to use that sign on that school bus rather than a sign that conforms to the requirements of Public Act 96-655; however, if the school bus owner replaces that sign, the replacement sign shall conform to the requirements of Public Act 96-655.
    (b) The owner of each school bus or multifunction school-activity bus shall establish procedures for accepting the calls provided for under subsection (a) and for taking complaints.
    (c) The procedures established under subsection (b) shall include, but not be limited to:
        (1) an internal investigation of the events that led
    
to each complaint; and
        (2) a report to the complaining party on the results
    
of the investigation and the action taken, if any.
(Source: P.A. 95-176, eff. 1-1-08; 96-410, eff. 7-1-10; 96-655, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 12 Art. IX

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 12 Art. IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION BUSES

625 ILCS 5/12-900

    (625 ILCS 5/12-900) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-900)
    Sec. 12-900. Color and markings. Each religious organization bus may be of any color and have any markings designating its purpose other than those required for school buses under Article VIII of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-798.)

625 ILCS 5/12-901

    (625 ILCS 5/12-901) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-901)
    Sec. 12-901. Special lighting equipment. Any religious organization bus may be equipped with a 4-lamp flashing signal system having unison flashing amber lamps, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear of the bus, mounted as high and as widely spaced laterally on the same level as is practicable. If such equipment is installed, (a) each lamp must be a sealed beam at least 5 1/2 inches in diameter and have sufficient intensity to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight, (b) the system shall be actuated only by means of a manual switch, and (c) there shall be a device for indicating to the driver that the system is operating properly or is inoperative.
(Source: P.A. 79-798.)

625 ILCS 5/12-902

    (625 ILCS 5/12-902) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-902)
    Sec. 12-902. Rules and regulations. The Department of Transportation may promulgate rules and regulations to more completely specify the equipment requirements for every motor vehicle defined as a religious organization bus under Section 1-111.1a.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 13

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 13 heading)
CHAPTER 13. INSPECTION OF VEHICLES

625 ILCS 5/13-100

    (625 ILCS 5/13-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-100)
    Sec. 13-100. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1407. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/13-100.1

    (625 ILCS 5/13-100.1)
    Sec. 13-100.1. Definitions. As used in this Chapter, "affected areas" means the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, Will, Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe and the townships of Aux Sable and Goose Lake in Grundy County and the township of Oswego in Kendall County.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-101

    (625 ILCS 5/13-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-101)
    Sec. 13-101. Submission to safety test; Certificate of safety. To promote the safety of the general public, every owner of a second division vehicle, medical transport vehicle, tow truck, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, motor vehicle used for driver education training, or 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 shall, before operating the vehicle upon the highways of Illinois, submit it to a "safety test" and secure a certificate of safety furnished by the Department as set forth in Section 13-109. Each second division motor vehicle that pulls or draws a trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer, with a gross weight of more than 8,000 lbs or is registered for a gross weight of more than 8,000 lbs, motor bus, religious organization bus, school bus, senior citizen transportation vehicle, and limousine shall be subject to inspection by the Department and the Department is authorized to establish rules and regulations for the implementation of such inspections.
    The owners of each salvage vehicle shall submit it to a "safety test" and secure a certificate of safety furnished by the Department prior to its salvage vehicle inspection pursuant to Section 3-308 of this Code. In implementing and enforcing the provisions of this Section, the Department and other authorized State agencies shall do so in a manner that is not inconsistent with any applicable federal law or regulation so that no federal funding or support is jeopardized by the enactment or application of these provisions.
    However, none of the provisions of Chapter 13 requiring safety tests or a certificate of safety shall apply to:
        (a) farm tractors, machinery and implements, wagons,
    
wagon-trailers or like farm vehicles used primarily in agricultural pursuits;
        (b) vehicles other than school buses, tow trucks and
    
medical transport vehicles owned or operated by a municipal corporation or political subdivision having a population of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants and which are subject to safety tests imposed by local ordinance or resolution;
        (c) a semitrailer or trailer having a gross weight of
    
5,000 pounds or less including vehicle weight and maximum load;
        (d) recreational vehicles;
        (e) vehicles registered as and displaying Illinois
    
antique vehicle plates and vehicles registered as expanded-use antique vehicles and displaying expanded-use antique vehicle plates;
        (f) house trailers equipped and used for living
    
quarters;
        (g) vehicles registered as and displaying Illinois
    
permanently mounted equipment plates or similar vehicles eligible therefor but registered as governmental vehicles provided that if said vehicle is reclassified from a permanently mounted equipment plate so as to lose the exemption of not requiring a certificate of safety, such vehicle must be safety tested within 30 days of the reclassification;
        (h) vehicles owned or operated by a manufacturer,
    
dealer or transporter displaying a special plate or plates as described in Chapter 3 of this Code while such vehicle is being delivered from the manufacturing or assembly plant directly to the purchasing dealership or distributor, or being temporarily road driven for quality control testing, or from one dealer or distributor to another, or are being moved by the most direct route from one location to another for the purpose of installing special bodies or equipment, or driven for purposes of demonstration by a prospective buyer with the dealer or his agent present in the cab of the vehicle during the demonstration;
        (i) pole trailers and auxiliary axles;
        (j) special mobile equipment;
        (k) vehicles properly registered in another State
    
pursuant to law and displaying a valid registration plate, except vehicles of contract carriers transporting employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers are only exempted to the extent that the safety testing requirements applicable to such vehicles in the state of registration are no less stringent than the safety testing requirements applicable to contract carriers that are lawfully registered in Illinois;
        (l) water-well boring apparatuses or rigs;
        (m) any vehicle which is owned and operated by the
    
federal government and externally displays evidence of such ownership; and
        (n) second division vehicles registered for a gross
    
weight of 8,000 pounds or less, except when such second division motor vehicles pull or draw a trailer, semi-trailer or pole trailer having a gross weight of or registered for a gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds; motor buses; religious organization buses; school buses; senior citizen transportation vehicles; medical transport vehicles and tow trucks.
    The safety test shall include the testing and inspection of brakes, lights, horns, reflectors, rear vision mirrors, mufflers, safety chains, windshields and windshield wipers, warning flags and flares, frame, axle, cab and body, or cab or body, wheels, steering apparatus, and other safety devices and appliances required by this Code and such other safety tests as the Department may by rule or regulation require, for second division vehicles, school buses, medical transport vehicles, tow trucks, first division vehicles including taxis which are used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, motor vehicles used for driver education training, vehicles designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers operated by a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State, trailers, and semitrailers subject to inspection.
    For tow trucks, the safety test and inspection shall also include the inspection of winch mountings, body panels, body mounts, wheel lift swivel points, and sling straps, and other tests and inspections the Department by rule requires for tow trucks.
    For driver education vehicles used by public high schools, the vehicle must also be equipped with dual control brakes, a mirror on each side of the vehicle so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear, and a sign visible from the front and the rear identifying the vehicle as a driver education car.
    For trucks, truck tractors, trailers, semi-trailers, buses, and first division vehicles including taxis which are used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, the safety test shall be conducted in accordance with the Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards promulgated by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and contained in Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Those standards, as now in effect, are made a part of this Code, in the same manner as though they were set out in full in this Code.
    The passing of the safety test shall not be a bar at any time to prosecution for operating a second division vehicle, medical transport vehicle, motor vehicle used for driver education training, or vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers operated by a contract carrier as provided in this Section that is unsafe, as determined by the standards prescribed in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-224, eff. 7-28-11; 97-412, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1025, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/13-101.1

    (625 ILCS 5/13-101.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-101.1)
    Sec. 13-101.1. Senior citizen transportation vehicle. Any vehicle of 12 or more passengers used in the transportation of senior citizens shall bear placards on both sides indicating it is being used for such purposes. The placards may be permanently or temporarily affixed to the vehicle. The size of the letters must be at least 2 inches high and the stroke of the brush must be at least 1/2 inch wide. Any such vehicle used for such purposes shall be subject to the inspections provided for vehicles of the second division and its operation shall be governed according to the requirements of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 82-957.)

625 ILCS 5/13-102

    (625 ILCS 5/13-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-102)
    Sec. 13-102. Tests and investigations.
    The Department shall conduct tests and make investigations to determine the kind and type of equipment necessary to test the brakes, lights, frame, wheels, steering apparatus, including camber and caster of the axle, and toe-in and tracking of the wheels, and all other devices and appliances referred to in this Act; and shall make public its findings and furnish upon request a list of the various testing devices approved by it.
(Source: P.A. 78-1244; 78-1297.)

625 ILCS 5/13-102.1

    (625 ILCS 5/13-102.1)
    Sec. 13-102.1. Diesel powered vehicle emission inspection report. Beginning July 1, 2000, the Department of Transportation and the Department of State Police shall each conduct an annual study concerned with the results of emission inspections for diesel powered vehicles registered for a gross weight of more than 16,000 pounds or having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 16,000 pounds. The studies shall be reported to the General Assembly by June 30, 2001, and every June 30 thereafter. The studies shall also be sent to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for its use in environmental matters.
    The studies shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
        (a) the number of diesel powered vehicles that were
    
inspected for emission compliance by the respective departments pursuant to this Chapter 13 during the previous year;
        (b) the number of diesel powered vehicles that failed
    
and passed the emission inspections conducted by the respective departments required pursuant to this Chapter 13 during the previous year; and
        (c) the number of diesel powered vehicles that failed
    
the emission inspections conducted by the respective departments pursuant to this Chapter 13 more than once in the previous year.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00; 91-865, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-103

    (625 ILCS 5/13-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-103)
    Sec. 13-103. Official testing stations - Fee - Permit - Bond. Upon the payment of a fee of $10 and the filing of an application by the proprietor of any vehicle service station or public or private garage upon forms furnished by the Department, accompanied by proof of experience, training and ability of the operator of the testing equipment, together with proof of installation of approved testing equipment as defined in Section 13-102 and the giving of a bond conditioned upon faithful observance of this Section and of rules and regulations issued by the Department in the amount of $1,000 with security approved by the Department, the Department shall issue a permit to the proprietor of such vehicle service station or garage to operate an Official Testing Station. Such permit shall expire 12 months following its issuance, but may be renewed annually by complying with the requirements set forth in this Section and upon the payment of a renewal fee of $10. Proprietors of official testing stations for which permits have been issued prior to the effective date of this Act may renew such permits for the renewal fee of $10 on the expiration of each 12 months following issuance of such permits, by complying with the requirements set forth in this Section. However, any city, village or incorporated town shall upon application to the Department and without payment of any fee or filing of any bond, but upon proof of experience, training and ability of the operator of the testing equipment, and proof of the installation of approved testing equipment as defined in Section 13-102, be issued a permit to operate such testing station as an Official Testing Station under this Act. The permit so issued shall at all times be displayed in a prominent place in the vehicle service station, garage or municipal testing station which is licensed as an Official Testing Station under this Act. No person or vehicle service station, garage or municipal testing station shall in any manner claim or represent himself or itself to be an official testing station unless a permit has been issued to him or it as provided in this Section.
    Any person or municipality who or which has received a permit under this Section may test his or its own second division vehicles and issue certificates of safety and conduct emission inspections of his or its own second division vehicles in accordance with the requirements of Section 13-109.1 with respect to any such second division vehicles owned, operated or controlled by him or it.
    Each such permit issued by the Department shall state on its face the location of the official testing station to be operated under the permit and safety tests shall be made only at such location. However, the Department may, upon application, authorize a change in the location of the official testing station and the removal of the testing equipment to the new location. Upon approval of such application, the Department shall issue an endorsement which the applicant shall affix to his permit. Such endorsement constitutes authority for the applicant to make such change in location and to remove his testing equipment at the times and to the places stated in the endorsement.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-103.1

    (625 ILCS 5/13-103.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-103.1)
    Sec. 13-103.1. Annual certification of safety testers - Fee - Renewal. Only certified safety testers are authorized to perform safety tests and affix Certificates of Safety to vehicles. The Department shall annually certify those safety testers who have met its requirements. Safety testers' certificates shall expire 12 months following the date of issue, but may be renewed annually by complying with the requirements as established by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 80-606.)

625 ILCS 5/13-103.2

    (625 ILCS 5/13-103.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-103.2)
    Sec. 13-103.2. Reclassification of nonconforming station. The Department may not change the administrative classification of a nonconforming official testing station from its present classification to a less favorable classification upon a change in ownership of the station, if (1) the nonconforming official testing station has held its present administrative classification since July 1, 1972, and (2) the station meets all requirements for its present classification, other than the requirement of having an exit door in direct line with the safety test equipment and (3) the station is located in a county with no other class "A" or class "C" official testing station.
(Source: P.A. 84-1422.)

625 ILCS 5/13-104

    (625 ILCS 5/13-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-104)
    Sec. 13-104. Obtaining or issuing a certificate of safety without proper test- Suspension or revocation of license.
    Any motor vehicle owner, driver or operator who accepts, obtains or attempts to obtain a certificate of safety without securing a test, or by a test which is known by him to have been improperly made, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not less than $5.00 nor more than $100.00 for the first such certificate so accepted or obtained, or attempted to be obtained; and for the second such certificate obtained or attempted to be obtained, not less than $25.00 nor more than $200.00; and for each certificate after the second certificate, obtained or attempted to be obtained, not less than $100.00 nor more than $300.00. The same penalties shall apply to official testing station operators who issue certificates of safety in violation of this Chapter.
    When a license is suspended, the suspension shall be for not less than 30 nor more than 180 days. When a license is revoked, the owner of the station cannot make an application for a new license within the period of twelve months after the date of the revocation and then, upon his making an application, the Department of Transportation shall consider this record in deciding whether or not to grant the license.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

625 ILCS 5/13-105

    (625 ILCS 5/13-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-105)
    Sec. 13-105. Inspection of official testing stations. Employees specifically authorized by the Department so to do shall inspect all "Official Testing Stations" at frequent intervals. Such employees shall have access to all records relating to tests and work done or parts sold as a result of such tests, to ascertain whether or not tests are properly, fairly and honestly made, and may examine the owner of the official testing station or any officer or employee thereof under oath. The Department shall conduct periodic nonscheduled inspection on owners premises of vehicles owned and operated by licensed "Independent Official Testing Stations."
(Source: P.A. 86-447.)

625 ILCS 5/13-106

    (625 ILCS 5/13-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-106)
    Sec. 13-106. Rates and charges by official testing stations-Schedule to be filed. Every operator of an official testing station shall file with the Department, in the manner prescribed by the Department, a schedule of all rates and charges made by him for performing the tests provided for in Section 13-101 and Section 13-109.1. Such rate or charge shall include an amount to reimburse the operator of the official testing station for the purchase from the Department of the certificate of safety required by this chapter, not to exceed that fee paid to the Department by the operator authorized by this chapter. Such rates and charges shall be just and reasonable and the Department upon its own initiative or upon complaint of any person or corporation may require the testing station operator to appear for a hearing and prove that the rates so filed are just and reasonable. A "just and reasonable" rate or charge, for the purposes of this Section, means a rate or charge which is the same, or nearly the same, as the prevailing rate or charge for the same or similar tests made in the community where the station is located. No operator may change this schedule of rates and charges until the proposed changes are filed with and approved by the Department. No license may be issued to any official testing station unless the applicant has filed with the Department a proposed schedule of rates and charges and unless such rates and charges have been approved by the Department. No operator of an official testing station shall charge more or less than the rates so filed with and approved by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-107

    (625 ILCS 5/13-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-107)
    Sec. 13-107. Investigation of complaints against official testing stations. The Department shall, upon its own motion, or upon charges made in writing verified under oath, investigate complaints that an official testing station is willfully falsifying records or tests, either for the purpose of selling parts or services not actually required, or for the purpose of issuing a certificate of safety for a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers operated by a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State, second division vehicle, or medical transport vehicle that is not in safe mechanical condition as determined by the standards of this Chapter in violation of the provisions of this Chapter or of the rules and regulations issued by the Department.
    The Secretary of Transportation, for the purpose of more effectively carrying out the provisions of Chapter 13, may appoint such a number of inspectors as he may deem necessary. Such inspectors shall inspect and investigate applicants for official testing station permits and investigate and report violations. With respect to enforcement of the provisions of this Chapter 13, such inspectors shall have and may exercise throughout the State all the powers of police officers.
    The Secretary must authorize to each inspector and to any other employee of the Department exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the Department and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Department. Nothing in this Section prohibits the Secretary from issuing shields or other distinctive identification to employees not exercising the powers of a peace officer if the Secretary determines that a shield or distinctive identification is needed by the employee to carry out his or her responsibilities.
(Source: P.A. 92-108, eff. 1-1-02; 93-423, eff. 8-5-03.)

625 ILCS 5/13-108

    (625 ILCS 5/13-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-108)
    Sec. 13-108. Hearing on complaint against official testing station-Suspension or revocation of permit.
    If it appears to the Department, either through its own investigation or upon charges verified under oath, that any of the provisions of this Chapter or the rules and regulations of the Department, are being violated, the Department, shall after notice to the person, firm or corporation charged with such violation, conduct a hearing. At least 10 days prior to the date of such hearing the Department shall cause to be served upon the person, firm or corporation charged with such violation, a copy of such charge or charges by registered mail or by the personal service thereof, together with a notice specifying the time and place of such hearing. At the time and place specified in such notice the person, firm or corporation charged with such violation shall be given an opportunity to appear in person or by counsel and to be heard by the Secretary of Transportation or an officer or employee of the Department designated in writing by him to conduct such hearing. If it appears from the hearing that such person, firm or corporation is guilty of the charge preferred against him or it, the Secretary of Transportation may order the permit suspended or revoked, and the bond forfeited. Any such revocation or suspension shall not be a bar to subsequent arrest and prosecution for violation of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

625 ILCS 5/13-109

    (625 ILCS 5/13-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-109)
    Sec. 13-109. Safety test prior to application for license - Subsequent tests - Repairs - Retest.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 13, each second division vehicle, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, and medical transport vehicle, except those vehicles other than school buses or medical transport vehicles owned or operated by a municipal corporation or political subdivision having a population of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants which are subjected to safety tests imposed by local ordinance or resolution, operated in whole or in part over the highways of this State, motor vehicle used for driver education training, and each vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers operated by a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their employment on a highway of this State, shall be subjected to the safety test provided for in Chapter 13 of this Code. Tests shall be conducted at an official testing station within 6 months prior to the application for registration as provided for in this Code. Subsequently each vehicle shall be subject to tests (i) at least every 6 months, (ii) in the case of school buses and first division vehicles including taxis which are used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, at least every 6 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first, or (iii) in the case of driver education vehicles used by public high schools, at least every 12 months for vehicles over 5 model years of age or having an odometer reading of over 75,000 miles, whichever occurs first, and according to schedules established by rules and regulations promulgated by the Department. Any component subject to regular inspection which is damaged in a reportable accident must be reinspected before the bus or first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit is returned to service.
    (b) The Department shall also conduct periodic nonscheduled inspections of school buses, of buses registered as charitable vehicles and of religious organization buses. If such inspection reveals that a vehicle is not in substantial compliance with the rules promulgated by the Department, the Department shall remove the Certificate of Safety from the vehicle, and shall place the vehicle out-of-service. A bright orange, triangular decal shall be placed on an out-of-service vehicle where the Certificate of Safety has been removed. The vehicle must pass a safety test at an official testing station before it is again placed in service.
    (c) If the violation is not substantial a bright yellow, triangular sticker shall be placed next to the Certificate of Safety at the time the nonscheduled inspection is made. The Department shall reinspect the vehicle after 3 working days to determine that the violation has been corrected and remove the yellow, triangular decal. If the violation is not corrected within 3 working days, the Department shall place the vehicle out-of-service in accordance with procedures in subsection (b).
    (d) If a violation is not substantial and does not directly affect the safe operation of the vehicle, the Department shall issue a warning notice requiring correction of the violation. Such correction shall be accomplished as soon as practicable and a report of the correction shall be made to the Department within 30 days in a manner established by the Department. If the Department has not been advised that the corrections have been made, and the violations still exist, the Department shall place the vehicle out-of-service in accordance with procedures in subsection (b).
    (e) The Department is authorized to promulgate regulations to implement its program of nonscheduled inspections. Causing or allowing the operation of an out-of-service vehicle with passengers or unauthorized removal of an out-of-service sticker is a Class 3 felony. Causing or allowing the operation of a vehicle with a 3-day sticker for longer than 3 days with the sticker attached or the unauthorized removal of a 3-day sticker is a Class C misdemeanor.
    (f) If a second division vehicle, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, medical transport vehicle, or vehicle operated by a contract carrier as provided in subsection (a) of this Section is in safe mechanical condition, as determined pursuant to Chapter 13, the operator of the official testing station must at once issue to the second division vehicle, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, or medical transport vehicle a certificate of safety, in the form and manner prescribed by the Department, which shall be affixed to the vehicle by the certified safety tester who performed the safety tests. The owner of the second division vehicle, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, or medical transport vehicle or the contract carrier shall at all times display the Certificate of Safety on the second division vehicle, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, medical transport vehicle, or vehicle operated by a contract carrier in the manner prescribed by the Department.
    (g) If a test shows that a second division vehicle, first division vehicle including a taxi which is used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit, medical transport vehicle, or vehicle operated by a contract carrier is not in safe mechanical condition as provided in this Section, it shall not be operated on the highways until it has been repaired and submitted to a retest at an official testing station. If the owner or contract carrier submits the vehicle to a retest at a different official testing station from that where it failed to pass the first test, he or she shall present to the operator of the second station the report of the original test, and shall notify the Department in writing, giving the name and address of the original testing station and the defects which prevented the issuance of a Certificate of Safety, and the name and address of the second official testing station making the retest.
(Source: P.A. 97-224, eff. 7-28-11; 97-1025, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/13-109.1

    (625 ILCS 5/13-109.1)
    Sec. 13-109.1. Annual and nonscheduled emission inspection tests; standards; penalties; funds.
    (a) For each diesel powered vehicle that (i) is registered for a gross weight of more than 16,000 pounds, (ii) is registered within an affected area, and (iii) is a 2 year or older model year, an annual emission inspection test shall be conducted at an official testing station certified by the Illinois Department of Transportation to perform diesel emission inspections pursuant to the standards set forth in subsection (b) of this Section. This annual emission inspection test may be conducted in conjunction with a semi-annual safety test.
    (a-5) Beginning October 1, 2000, the Department of State Police is authorized to perform nonscheduled emission inspections for cause, at any place within an affected area, of any diesel powered vehicles that are operated on the roadways of this State, and are registered for a gross weight of more than 16,000 pounds or have a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 16,000 pounds. The inspections shall adhere to the procedures and standards set forth in subsection (b). These nonscheduled emission inspections shall be conducted by the Department of State Police at weigh stations, roadside, or other safe and reasonable locations within an affected area. Before any person may inspect a diesel vehicle under this Section, he or she must receive adequate training and certification for diesel emission inspections by the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall adopt rules for the training and certification of persons who conduct emission inspections under this Section.
    (b) Diesel emission inspections conducted under this Chapter 13 shall be conducted in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice J1667 "Snap-Acceleration Smoke Test Procedure for Heavy-Duty Diesel Powered Vehicles" and the cutpoint standards set forth in the United States Environmental Protection Agency guidance document "Guidance to States on Smoke Opacity Cutpoints to be used with the SAE J1667 In-Use Smoke Test Procedure". Those procedures and standards, as now in effect, are made a part of this Code, in the same manner as though they were set out in full in this Code.
    Notwithstanding the above cutpoint standards, for motor vehicles that are model years 1973 and older, until December 31, 2002, the level of peak smoke opacity shall not exceed 70 percent. Beginning January 1, 2003, for motor vehicles that are model years 1973 and older, the level of peak smoke opacity shall not exceed 55 percent.
    (c) If the annual emission inspection under subsection (a) reveals that the vehicle is not in compliance with the diesel emission standards set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, the operator of the official testing station shall issue a warning notice requiring correction of the violation. The correction shall be made and the vehicle submitted to an emissions retest at an official testing station certified by the Department to perform diesel emission inspections within 30 days from the issuance of the warning notice requiring correction of the violation.
    If, within 30 days from the issuance of the warning notice, the vehicle is not in compliance with the diesel emission standards set forth in subsection (b) as determined by an emissions retest at an official testing station, the operator of the official testing station or the Department shall place the vehicle out-of-service in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Department. Operating a vehicle that has been placed out-of-service under this subsection (c) is a petty offense punishable by a $1,000 fine. The vehicle must pass a diesel emission inspection at an official testing station before it is again placed in service. The Secretary of State, Department of State Police, and other law enforcement officers shall enforce this Section. No emergency vehicle, as defined in Section 1-105, may be placed out-of-service pursuant to this Section.
    The Department or an official testing station may issue a certificate of waiver subsequent to a reinspection of a vehicle that failed the emissions inspection. Certificate of waiver shall be issued upon determination that documented proof demonstrates that emissions repair costs for the noncompliant vehicle of at least $3,000 have been spent in an effort to achieve compliance with the emission standards set forth in subsection (b). The Department of Transportation shall adopt rules for the implementation of this subsection including standards of documented proof as well as the criteria by which a waiver shall be granted.
    (c-5) If a nonscheduled inspection reveals that the vehicle is not in compliance with the diesel emission standards set forth in subsection (b), the operator of the vehicle is guilty of a petty offense punishable by a $400 fine, and a State Police officer shall issue a citation for a violation of the standards. A third or subsequent violation within one year of the first violation is a petty offense punishable by a $1,000 fine. An operator who receives a citation under this subsection shall not, within 30 days of the initial citation, receive a second or subsequent citation for operating the same vehicle in violation of the emission standards set forth in subsection (b).
    (d) There is hereby created within the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Diesel Emissions Testing Fund, constituted from the fines collected pursuant to subsections (c) and (c-5) of this Section. Subject to appropriation, moneys from the Diesel Emissions Testing Fund shall be available, as a supplement to moneys appropriated from the General Revenue Fund, to the Department of Transportation and the Department of State Police for their implementation of the diesel emission inspection requirements under this Chapter 13. All moneys received from fines imposed under this Section shall be paid into the Diesel Emissions Testing Fund. All citations issued pursuant to this Section shall be considered non-moving violations. The Department of Transportation and the Department of State Police are authorized to promulgate rules to implement their responsibilities under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00; 91-865, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-109.2

    (625 ILCS 5/13-109.2)
    Sec. 13-109.2. Pollution Control Board diesel emission standards and tests. Within 8 months of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the Pollution Control Board shall amend its heavy-duty diesel smoke opacity standards and test procedures to be consistent with the procedures and standards set forth in Section 13-109.1.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-109.3

    (625 ILCS 5/13-109.3)
    Sec. 13-109.3. Exemption from diesel emissions inspections. Second division vehicles being operated on plates issued pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 3-815 are exempt from the diesel emissions inspection requirements set forth in this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-110

    (625 ILCS 5/13-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-110)
    Sec. 13-110. Certificate of safety. (a) Certificates of Safety shall be in contrasting colors, with a number on the face of the Certificate indicating the month of the next inspection period the vehicle is subject to inspection. Certificates for school buses shall also indicate the mileage at which the school bus shall be subject to inspection if it occurs before the next regular inspection period. The colors of Certificates of Safety shall be prescribed by the Department.
    (b) Certificates of Safety, which remain the property of the State of Illinois, will be provided to Official Testing Stations by the Department at the fee of $1 each. Certificates of Safety which remain unused at the end of each inspection period will be redeemed for the same amount in a manner prescribed by the Department.
    (c) Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed as a suggestion or direction to any owner to require him to have any repairs made or any work done by any official testing station, but all tests must be made at an official testing station to secure the issuance of a certificate of safety, and no certificate of safety issued by any other than an official testing station shall be deemed a compliance with this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 83-311.)

625 ILCS 5/13-111

    (625 ILCS 5/13-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-111)
    Sec. 13-111. Operation without certificate of safety attached; Effective date of certificate.
    (a) Except as provided for in Chapter 13, no person shall operate any vehicle required to be inspected by this Chapter upon the highways of this State unless there is affixed to that vehicle a certificate of safety then in effect. The Secretary of State, State Police, and other police officers shall enforce this Section. The Department shall determine the expiration date of the certificate of safety.
    The certificates, all forms and records, reports of tests and retests, and the full procedure and methods of making the tests and retests, shall be in the form prescribed by the Department.
    (b) Every person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense with a minimum fine of $95 and a maximum fine of $250; unless the violation is contemporaneous with a motor vehicle accident, in which case the person is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 98-489, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/13-112

    (625 ILCS 5/13-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-112)
    Sec. 13-112. Exemption from local tests. Any second division vehicle or limousine displaying a certificate of safety issued under this Chapter is exempt from any test required by ordinance or otherwise in any city, village or incorporated town in this State.
(Source: P.A. 87-1111.)

625 ILCS 5/13-113

    (625 ILCS 5/13-113) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-113)
    Sec. 13-113. Sale or exchange of used vehicle without certificate of safety. No person engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles shall sell, transfer or exchange any used second division vehicle or medical transport vehicle unless it has been tested and a currently valid certificate of safety has been issued therefor: Provided, that such person engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles may sell, transfer or exchange any used second division vehicle or medical transport vehicle without a valid certificate of safety if the sale, transfer or exchange is for the purpose of restoring or repairing such vehicle to a condition in which it can pass the test for a certificate of safety, or for the purpose of junking. Provided, however, that the used second division vehicle or medical transport vehicle is not moved under its own power to the location in which it will be restored, repaired or junked.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

625 ILCS 5/13-114

    (625 ILCS 5/13-114) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-114)
    Sec. 13-114. Interstate carriers of property. Any vehicle registered in Illinois and operated by an interstate carrier of property shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter provided such carrier has registered with the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration as an interstate motor carrier of property and has been assigned a federal census number by such Bureau. An interstate carrier of property, however, is not exempt from the provisions of Section 13-111(b) of this Chapter.
    Any vehicle registered in Illinois and operated by a private interstate carrier of property shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter, except the provisions of Section 13-111(b), provided it:
        1. is registered with the Bureau of Motor Carrier
    
Safety of the Federal Highway Administration, and
        2. carries in the motor vehicle documentation issued
    
by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration displaying the federal census number assigned, and
        3. displays on the sides of the motor vehicle the
    
census number, which must be no less than 2 inches high, with a brush stroke no less than 1/4 inch wide in a contrasting color.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, each diesel powered vehicle that is registered for a gross weight of more than 16,000 pounds or has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 16,000 pounds and that is operated by an interstate carrier of property or a private interstate carrier of property within the affected area is subject only to the provisions of this Chapter that pertain to nonscheduled diesel emission inspections.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00; 91-865, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-115

    (625 ILCS 5/13-115) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-115)
    Sec. 13-115. School buses-pretrip inspections. Each day that a school bus is operated the driver shall conduct a pretrip inspection of the mechanical and safety equipment on the bus as prescribed by rule or regulation of the Department. A person other than the driver may perform portions of the pretrip inspection as prescribed by rule of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-658, eff. 1-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/13-116

    (625 ILCS 5/13-116) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-116)
    Sec. 13-116. All funds collected by the Department under this Chapter shall be deposited in the road fund in the State Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 80-606.)

625 ILCS 5/13-116.1

    (625 ILCS 5/13-116.1)
    Sec. 13-116.1. Emission inspection funding. The Department of Transportation shall be reimbursed for all expenses related to the training, equipment, recordkeeping, and conducting of diesel powered emission inspections pursuant to this Chapter 13 when that testing is conducted within the affected areas, subject to appropriation, from the General Revenue Fund and the Diesel Emissions Testing Fund. No moneys from any funds other than the General Revenue Fund and the Diesel Emissions Testing Fund shall be appropriated for diesel emission inspections under this Chapter 13.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/13-117

    (625 ILCS 5/13-117)
    Sec. 13-117. Home rule. A unit of local government within the affected areas, including home rule units, shall not require or conduct a diesel emission inspection program that does not meet or exceed the standards of the diesel emission inspections provided for in this Chapter 13. A unit of local government within the affected areas, including home rule units, must affirmatively comply with the diesel emission inspection requirements of this Chapter 13. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 91-254, eff. 7-1-00.)