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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/18b-103.1

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-103.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-103.1)
    Sec. 18b-103.1. Obedience to Police Officer.
    (a) No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any officer authorized by law to enforce this Chapter and to perform vehicle and driver motor carrier safety inspections under this Chapter. Lawful orders or directions shall include providing documentation and answering questions necessary to determine compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. The driver or owner shall assist the officer, as needed, during the course of any such inspection.
    (b) Any person who violates this Section shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor offense.
(Source: P.A. 87-768; 88-476.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-104

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-104)
    Sec. 18b-104. Cooperation with State Agencies - Records and Data - Availability. The Department shall cooperate with other State agencies regulating transportation by motor vehicles and may enter into interagency agreements for the purpose of sharing data. The Department shall enter into an interagency agreement with the Illinois State Police for the purpose of enforcing any provisions of this Chapter and the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-105

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-105)
    Sec. 18b-105. Rules and Regulations.
    (a) The Department is authorized to make and adopt reasonable rules and regulations and orders consistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter.
    (b) The following parts of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as now in effect, are hereby adopted by reference as though they were set out in full:
    Part 40 - Procedures For Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs;
    Part 380 - Special Training Requirements;
    Part 382 - Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing;
    Part 383 - Commercial Driver's License Standards, Requirements, and Penalties;
    Part 385 - Safety Fitness Procedures;
    Part 386 Appendix B - Penalty Schedule; Violations and Maximum Monetary Penalties;
    Part 387 - Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers;
    Part 390 - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: General;
    Part 391 - Qualifications of Drivers;
    Part 392 - Driving of Motor Vehicles;
    Part 393 - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation;
    Part 395 - Hours of Service of Drivers, except as provided in Section 18b-106.1;
    Part 396 - Inspection, Repair and Maintenance; and
    Part 397 - Transportation of hazardous materials; Driving and Parking Rules.
    (b-5) Individuals who meet the requirements set forth in the definition of "medical examiner" in Section 390.5 of Part 390 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations may act as medical examiners in accordance with Part 391 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
    (c) The following parts and Sections of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall not apply to those intrastate carriers, drivers or vehicles subject to subsection (b).
        (1) Section 393.93 of Part 393 for those vehicles
    
manufactured before June 30, 1972.
        (2) Section 393.86 of Part 393 for those vehicles
    
registered as farm trucks under subsection (c) of Section 3-815 of this Code.
        (3) (Blank).
        (4) (Blank).
        (5) Paragraph (b)(1) of Section 391.11 of Part 391.
        (6) All of Part 395 for all agricultural operations
    
as defined in Section 18b-101 of this Chapter at any time of the year and all farm to market agricultural transportation as defined in Chapter 1 and for grain hauling operations within a radius of 200 air miles of the normal work reporting location.
        (7) Paragraphs (b)(3) (insulin dependent diabetic)
    
and (b)(10) (minimum visual acuity) of Section 391.41 of part 391, but only for any driver who immediately prior to July 29, 1986 was eligible and licensed to operate a motor vehicle subject to this Section and was engaged in operating such vehicles, and who was disqualified on July 29, 1986 by the adoption of Part 391 by reason of the application of paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(10) of Section 391.41 with respect to a physical condition existing at that time unless such driver has a record of accidents which would indicate a lack of ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
    (d) Intrastate carriers subject to the recording provisions of Section 395.8 of Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall be exempt as established under paragraph (1) of Section 395.8; provided, however, for the purpose of this Code, drivers shall operate within a 150 air-mile radius of the normal work reporting location to qualify for exempt status.
    (e) Regulations adopted by the Department subsequent to those adopted under subsection (b) hereof shall be identical in substance to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation and adopted in accordance with the procedures for rulemaking in Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. eff. 1-1-02; eff. 1-1-02; 94-519, eff. 8-10-05; 94-739, eff. 5-5-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-106

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-106)
    Sec. 18b-106. Application of Chapter and Regulations. Except as expressly specified within this Chapter, this Chapter and the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter shall be applicable to all persons employing drivers, drivers and commercial motor vehicles which transport property or passengers in interstate or intrastate commerce.
(Source: P.A. 86-611; 87-829.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-106.1

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-106.1)
    Sec. 18b-106.1. Hours of service of drivers employed by contract carriers transporting employees in the course of their employment. A contract carrier shall limit the hours of service by a driver transporting employees in the course of their employment on a road or highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers to 12 hours of vehicle operation per day, 15 hours of on-duty service per day, and 70 hours of on-duty service in 7 consecutive days. The contract carrier shall require a driver who has 12 hours of vehicle operation per day or 15 hours of on-duty service per day to have at least 8 consecutive hours off duty before operating a vehicle again.
(Source: P.A. 92-108, eff. 1-1-02.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-106.2

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-106.2)
    Sec. 18b-106.2. Hours of service; utility service interruption emergencies.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Commercial driver's license" has the meaning set forth in Section 1-111.6 of this Code.
    "Commercial motor vehicle" has the meaning set forth in Section 18b-101 of this Code.
    "Utility service interruption emergency" means an outage or interruption of utility service in Illinois occasioned by a set of circumstances included in the definition of "emergency" set forth at 49 CFR 390.5.
    "Utility service" means the repairing, maintaining, or operating of any structures or any other physical facilities necessary for the delivery of utility services, including the furnishing of electric, gas, water, sanitary sewer, telephone, and television cable or community antenna service.
    "Utility service vehicle" has the meaning set forth in 49 CFR 395.2.
    (b) Upon receipt of notification of a utility service interruption emergency by a utility service provider, the Illinois Department of Transportation shall declare that an emergency exists pursuant to 49 CFR 390.23. Should an audit by the Illinois Department of Transportation establish that there has been an abuse of the notification procedure by a utility service provider, the Illinois Department of Transportation may refuse to grant emergency declarations to that utility service provider in the future without further confirmation of the existence of a utility service interruption emergency.
    (c) A utility service interruption emergency continues until:
        (1) the necessary maintenance or repair work is
    
completed; and
        (2) personnel used to perform necessary maintenance
    
or repair work have returned to their respective normal work routines.
    (d) An individual is exempt from any regulation of the maximum hours of service that an employee may work under 49 CFR 395 if he or she:
        (1) is the holder of a commercial driver's license;
        (2) is:
            (A) an employee;
            (B) an employee of a contractor; or
            (C) an employee of a subcontractor;
    of a utility service provider in an employment capacity
    
in which the commercial driver's license is used; and
        (3) operates a commercial motor vehicle as a utility
    
service vehicle and engages in intrastate maintenance or repair work in response to a utility service interruption emergency.
    (e) The exemption from maximum hours of service regulations provided under subsection (d) shall not exceed the duration of the utility service provider's or driver's direct assistance in providing utility service interruption emergency relief, or 5 days from the date of the initial declaration, whichever is less.
    (f) Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall be construed to contravene any federal law or to jeopardize State of Illinois entitlement to federal funding. If any provision of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly or its application is found to jeopardize federal funding, that provision is declared invalid but does not affect any other provision or application. The provisions of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 94-1, eff. 5-23-05.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-107

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-107)
    Sec. 18b-107. Violations - Civil penalties. Except as provided in Section 18b-108, any person who is determined by the Department after reasonable notice and opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing to have committed an act in violation of this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter is liable to the State for a civil penalty. Such person is subject to a civil penalty as prescribed by Appendix B to 49 CFR Part 386 -- Penalty Schedule; Violations and Maximum Monetary Penalties, except that a person committing a railroad-highway grade crossing violation is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000, and, if any such violation is a continuing one, each day of violation constitutes a separate offense. The amount of any such penalty shall be assessed by the Department by a written notice. In determining the amount of such penalty, the Department shall take into account the nature, circumstances, extent and gravity of the violation and, with respect to a person found to have committed such violation, the degree of culpability, history or prior offenses, ability to pay, effect on ability to continue to do business and such other matters as justice may require.
    Such civil penalty is recoverable in an action brought by the State's Attorney or the Attorney General on behalf of the State in the circuit court or, prior to referral to the State's Attorney or the Attorney General, such civil penalty may be compromised by the Department. The amount of such penalty when finally determined (or agreed upon in compromise), may be deducted from any sums owed by the State to the person charged. All civil penalties collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the Road Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-519, eff. 8-10-05.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-108

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-108)
    Sec. 18b-108. Violations; criminal penalties.
    (a) The provisions of Chapter 16 shall be applicable to acts committed by a driver of a motor vehicle that violate this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (d), any driver who willfully violates any provision of this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, the maximum fine for each offense is $10,000. Such violation shall be prosecuted by the State's Attorney or the Attorney General.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), any person, other than a driver, who willfully violates or causes another to violate any provision of this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter is guilty of a Class 3 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, the maximum fine for each offense is $25,000. Such violation shall be prosecuted at the request of the Department by the State's Attorney or the Attorney General.
    (d) Any driver who willfully violates Parts 392, 395, Sections 391.11, 391.15, 391.41, or 391.45 of Part 391, or any other Part of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as adopted by reference in Section 18b-105 of this Code, which would place the driver or vehicle out of service, when the violation results in a motor vehicle accident that causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, or death to another person, is guilty of a Class 3 felony. Any person other than the driver who willfully violates Parts 392, 395, Sections 391.11, 391.15, 391.41, or 391.45 of Part 391 or any other Part of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as adopted by reference in Section 18b-105 of this Code, which would place the driver or vehicle out of service, when the violation results in a motor vehicle accident that causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, or death to another person, is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-291, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-109

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-109)
    Sec. 18b-109. Enforcement of Rules and Regulations. Only the Illinois State Police shall enforce the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter against drivers. The Department and the Illinois State Police shall enforce the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter against persons other than drivers.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-110

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-110)
    Sec. 18b-110. Conflict With Other Laws. This Chapter is not intended to affect any State law or ordinance of a local authority now in effect or intrude upon the duties and responsibilities of any State or local officer with respect to matters related to the subject to this Chapter, but in the case of any conflict with other State laws or ordinance of local authorities relating to the transportation of persons or property by highway, the provisions of this Chapter shall control.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-111

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-111)
    Sec. 18b-111. Review Under Administrative Review Law. All administrative decisions of the Department under this Chapter shall be subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-112

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-112)
    Sec. 18b-112. Intermodal trailer, chassis, and safety.
    (a) Definitions. For purposes of this Section:
    "Department" means the Department of State Police.
    "Equipment interchange agreement" means a written document executed by the intermodal equipment provider and operator at the time the equipment is interchanged by the provider to the operator.
    "Equipment provider" is the owner of an intermodal trailer, chassis, or container. This includes any forwarding company, water carrier, steamship line, railroad, vehicle equipment leasing company, and their subsidiary or affiliated companies owning the equipment.
    "Federal motor carrier safety regulations" means regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation governing the condition and maintenance of commercial motor vehicles contained in Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations on the day of enactment of this Act or as amended or revised by the United States Department of Transportation thereafter.
    "Interchange" means the act of providing a vehicle to a motor carrier by an equipment provider for the purpose of transporting the vehicle for loading or unloading by another party or the repositioning of the vehicle for the benefit of the equipment provider. "Interchange" does not include the leasing of the vehicle by a motor carrier from an owner-operator pursuant to subpart B of Part 376 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations or the leasing of a vehicle to a motor carrier for use in the motor carrier's over-the-road freight hauling operations.
    "Operator" means a motor carrier or driver of a commercial motor vehicle.
    "Vehicle" means an intermodal trailer, chassis, or container.
    (b) Responsibility of equipment provider. An equipment provider shall not interchange or offer for interchange a vehicle with an operator for use on a highway which vehicle is in violation of the requirements contained in the federal motor carrier safety regulations. It is the responsibility of the equipment provider to inspect and, if a vehicle at the time of inspection does not comply with all federal motor carrier safety regulation requirements, perform the necessary repairs on, all vehicles prior to interchange or offering for interchange.
    (c) Duty of inspection by the operator. Before interchanging a vehicle with an operator, an equipment provider must provide the operator the opportunity and facilities to perform a visual inspection of the equipment. The operator must determine if it complies with the provisions of the federal motor carrier safety regulation capable of being determined from an inspection. If the operator determines that the vehicle does not comply with the provisions of the federal motor carrier safety regulations, the equipment provider shall immediately perform the necessary repairs to the vehicle so that it complies with the federal motor carrier safety regulations or shall immediately provide the operator with another vehicle.
    (d) Presumption of defect prior to interchange.
        (1) If as a result of a roadside inspection by the
    
Department, any of the defects listed in paragraph (2) are discovered, a rebuttable presumption existed at the time of the interchange. If a summons or complaint is issued to the operator, the operator may seek relief pursuant to paragraph (3).
        (2) A rebuttable presumption exists that the
    
following defects were present at the time of the interchange:
            (A) There is a defect with the brake drum when:
                (I) the drum cracks;
                (II) the lining is loose or missing; or
                (III) the lining is saturated with oil.
            (B) There is a defect of inoperative brakes when:
                (I) there is no movement of any components;
                (II) there are missing, broken, or loose
            
components; or
                (III) there are mismatched components.
            (C) There is a defect with the air lines and
        
tubing when:
                (I) there is a bulge and swelling;
                (II) there is an audible air leak; or
                (III) there are air lines broken, cracked, or
            
crimped.
            (D) There is a defect with the reservoir tank
        
when there is any separation of original attachment points.
            (E) There is a defect with the frames when:
                (I) there is any cracked, loose, sagging, or
            
broken frame members which measure one and one-half inch in web or one inch or longer in bottom flange or any crack extending from web radius into bottom flange; or
                (II) there is any condition which causes
            
moving parts to come in contact with the frame.
            (F) There is an electrical defect when wires are
        
chaffed.
            (G) There is a defect with the wheel assembly
        
when:
                (I) there is low or no oil;
                (II) there is oil leakage on brake
            
components;
                (III) there are lug nuts that are loose or
            
missing; or
                (IV) the wheel bearings are not properly
            
maintained.
            (H) There is a defect with the tires when:
                (I) there is improper inflation;
                (II) there is tire separation from the
            
casing; or
                (III) there are exposed plys or belting
            
material.
            (I) There is defect with rim cracks when:
                (I) there is any circumferential crack,
            
except a manufactured crack; or
                (II) there is a lock or side ring cracked,
            
bent, broken, sprung, improperly seated, or mismatched.
            (J) There is a defect with the suspension when:
                (I) there are spring assembly leaves broken,
            
missing, or separated; or
                (II) there are spring hanger, u-bolts, or
            
axle positioning components cracked, broken loose, or missing.
            (K) There is a defect with the chassis locking
        
pins when there is any twist lock or fitting for securement that is sprung, broken, or improperly latched.
        (3) If an operator receives a citation for a
    
violation due to a defect in any equipment specified in subsection (d)(2), the equipment provider shall reimburse the operator for any:
            (A) fines and costs, including court costs and
        
reasonable attorneys fees, incurred as a result of the citation; and
            (B) costs incurred by the operator to repair the
        
defects specified in the citation, including any towing costs incurred.
        The equipment provider shall reimburse the operator
    
within 30 days of the final court action. If the equipment provider fails to reimburse the operator within 30 days, the operator has a civil cause of action against the equipment provider.
    (e) Fines and penalties. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be fined no less than $50 and no more than $500 for each violation.
    (f) Obligation of motor carrier. Nothing in this Section is intended to eliminate the responsibility and obligation of a motor carrier and operator to maintain and operate vehicles in accordance with the federal motor carrier safety regulations and applicable State and local laws and regulations.
    (g) This Section shall not be applied, construed, or implemented in any manner inconsistent with, or in conflict with, any provision of the federal motor carrier safety regulations.
(Source: P.A. 91-662, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C heading)
CHAPTER 18C. ILLINOIS COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION LAW

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 1

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 1 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLE, LEGISLATIVE INTENT, STATE
TRANSPORTATION POLICY, AND DEFINITIONS

625 ILCS 5/18c-1101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1101)
    Sec. 18c-1101. Short Title. This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Commercial Transportation Law".
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1102)
    Sec. 18c-1102. Legislative Intent. The General Assembly finds that:
        (a) a comprehensive recodification of existing
    
transportation regulatory statutes is needed to delete obsolete provisions and facilitate a coordinated approach to regulation of motor carriers, rail carriers, and brokers;
        (b) the accelerating pace of change in the
    
transportation industry, as an outgrowth of changing economic conditions and federal legislation, necessitates the streamlining of regulatory procedures to allow for prompt action to protect the interests of the people of the State of Illinois; and
        (c) an increasing incidence of unlawful activity by
    
unlicensed carriers and others has rendered existing enforcement mechanisms inadequate.
     Where the language of any provision in this Chapter is substantially similar to the language in the predecessor statute, the legislative intent expressed in this Chapter shall be the same as the legislative intent embodied in the predecessor statute as construed by the courts of this State and, where appropriate, reports of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Laws Commission.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1103

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1103)
    Sec. 18c-1103. State Transportation Policy. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of Illinois to actively supervise and regulate commercial transportation of persons and property within this state. This policy shall be carried out in such manner as to: (a) promote adequate, economical, efficient and responsive commercial transportation service, with adequate revenues to carriers and reasonable rates to the public, and without discrimination; (b) recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of, and foster sound economic conditions in, the several modes of commercial transportation in the public interest; (c) develop and preserve a commercial transportation system properly supportive of the broad economic development goals of the State of Illinois; (d) create economic and employment opportunities in commercial transportation and affected industries through economic growth and development; (e) encourage fair wages and safe and suitable working conditions in the transportation industry; (f) protect the public safety through administration of a program of safety standards and insurance; (g) insure a stable and well-coordinated transportation system for shippers, carriers and the public; and (h) cooperate with the federal government, the several states, and with the organizations representing states and commercial transportation service providers and consumers.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1104

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1104)
    Sec. 18c-1104. Definitions. The following terms, when used in this Chapter, have the hereinafter designated meanings unless their context clearly indicates otherwise:
    (1) "Broker" means any person other than a motor carrier of property, that arranges, offers to arrange, or holds itself out, by solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise, as arranging or offering to arrange for-hire transportation of property or other service in connection therewith by a motor carrier of property which holds or is required to hold a license issued by the Commission.
    (2) "Carrier" means any motor carrier or rail carrier other than a private carrier.
    (3) "Certificate" means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under this Chapter to common carriers of household goods.
    (4) "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
    (5) "Commission regulations and orders" means rules and regulations adopted and orders or decisions issued by the Commission pursuant to this Chapter; any certificate, permit, broker's license or other license or registration issued pursuant to such rules, regulations, orders and decisions; and all terms, conditions, or limitations thereof.
    (6) (Blank).
    (7) (Blank).
    (8) (Blank).
    (9) "Discrimination" means undue discrimination in the context of the particular mode of transportation involved.
    (10) "Farm crossing" means a crossing used for agricultural and livestock purposes only.
    (11) "For-hire" means for compensation or hire, regardless of the form of compensation and whether compensation is direct or indirect.
    (12) "Freight forwarder" means any person other than a motor carrier, rail carrier, or common carrier by pipeline which holds itself out as a common carrier to provide transportation of property, for compensation or hire, which, in the rendition of its services:
        (a) Undertakes responsibility for the consolidation
    
(where applicable), transportation, break-bulk (where applicable), and distribution of such property from the point of receipt to the point of delivery; and
        (b) Utilizes, for the transportation of such
    
property, the services of one or more motor carriers or rail carriers.
    (13) "Hazardous material" means any substance or material in a quantity and form determined by the federal Office of Hazardous Materials and the Federal Railroad Administration to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce.
    (13.1) "Household goods" means:
        (A) Personal effects and property used or to be used
    
in a dwelling when a part of the equipment or supply of such dwelling; except that this subdivision (13.1) shall not be construed to include property moving from a factory or store, except such property as the householder has purchased with intent to use in his or her dwelling and that is transported at the request of, and the transportation charges paid to the carrier by, the householder;
        (B) Furniture, fixtures, equipment, and the property
    
of stores, offices, museums, institutions, hospitals, or other establishments, when a part of the stock, equipment, or supply of such stores, offices, museums, institutions, hospitals, or other establishments; except that this subdivision (13.1) shall not be construed to include the stock-in-trade of any establishment, whether consignor or consignee, other than used furniture and used fixtures, except when transported as an incident to the moving of the establishment, or a portion thereof, from one location to another; and
        (C) Articles, including, but not limited to, objects
    
of art, displays, and exhibits, which, because of their unusual nature or value, require the specialized handling and equipment usually employed in moving household goods; except that this subdivision (13.1) shall not be construed to include any article, whether crated or uncrated, that does not, because of its unusual nature or value, require the specialized handling and equipment usually employed in moving household goods.
    (13.2) "Household goods carrier" means a motor carrier of property authorized to transport household goods.
    (13.3) "Household goods common carrier" means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation for the general public over regular or irregular routes. Household goods common carriers may also be referred to as "common carriers of household goods".
    (13.4) "Household goods contract carrier" means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation under contract with a limited number of shippers (that shall not be freight forwarders, shippers' agents or brokers) that either (a) assigns motor vehicles for a continuing period of time to the exclusive use of the shipper or shippers served, or (b) furnishes transportation service designed to meet the distinct need of the shipper or shippers served. Household goods contract carriers may also be referred to as "contract carriers of household goods".
    (14) "Interstate carrier" means any person engaged in the for-hire transportation of persons or property in interstate or foreign commerce in this State, whether or not such transportation is pursuant to authority issued to it by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
    (15) "Intrastate carrier" means any person engaged in the for-hire transportation of persons or property in intrastate commerce in this State.
    (16) "Interstate commerce" means commerce between a point in the State of Illinois and a point outside the State of Illinois, or between points outside the State of Illinois when such commerce moves through Illinois, or between points in Illinois moving through another state in a bona fide operation that is either exempt from federal regulation or moves under a certificate or permit issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission authorizing interstate transportation, whether such commerce moves wholly by motor vehicle or partly by motor vehicle and partly by any other regulated means of transportation where the commodity does not come to rest or change its identity during the movement, and includes commerce originating or terminating in a foreign country moving through the State of Illinois.
    (17) "Intrastate commerce" means commerce moving wholly between points within the State of Illinois, whether such commerce moves wholly by one transportation mode or partly by one mode and partly by any other mode of transportation.
    (18) "License" means any certificate, permit, broker's license, or other license issued under this Chapter. For purposes of Article III of Sub-chapter 4 of this Chapter, "license" does not include a "public carrier certificate".
    (19) "Motor carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers, or both, for hire, over the public roads of this State, by motor vehicle. Motor carriers engaged in the transportation of property are referred to as "motor carriers of property"; motor carriers engaged in the transportation of passengers are referred to as "motor carriers of passengers" or "bus companies".
    (20) "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle, truck, trucktractor, trailer or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highways of the State in the transportation of property or passengers.
    (21) "Non-relocation towing" means the:
        (a) For-hire transportation of vehicles by use of
    
wrecker or towing equipment, other than the removal of trespassing vehicles from private property subject to the provisions of Chapter 18a of this Code, and other than transportation exempted by Section 18c-4102; and
        (b) For-hire towing of wheeled property other than
    
vehicles.
    (22) "Notice" means with regard to all proceedings except enforcement proceedings instituted on the motion of the Commission, and except for interstate motor carrier registrations, public notice by publication in the official state newspaper, unless otherwise provided in this Chapter.
    (23) "Official state newspaper" means the newspaper designated and certified to the Commission annually by the Director of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, or, if said Director fails to certify to the Commission the name and address of the official newspaper selected by the Director prior to expiration of the previous certification, the newspaper designated in the most recent certification.
    (24) "Party" means any person admitted as a party to a Commission proceeding or seeking and entitled as a matter of right to admission as a party to a Commission proceeding.
    (25) "Permit" means a permit issued under this Chapter to contract carriers of property by motor vehicle.
    (26) "Person" means any natural person or legal entity, whether such entity is a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity, and, where a provision concerns the acts or omissions of a person, includes the partners, officers, employees, and agents of the person, as well as any trustees, assignees, receivers, or personal representatives of the person.
    (27) "Private carrier by motor vehicle" means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers by motor vehicle other than for hire, whether the person is the owner, lessee or bailee of the lading or otherwise, when the transportation is for the purpose of sale, lease, or bailment and in furtherance of the person's primary business, other than transportation. "Private carriers by motor vehicle" may be referred to as "private carriers". Ownership, lease or bailment of the lading is not sufficient proof of a private carrier operation if the carrier is, in fact, engaged in the transportation of property for-hire.
    (27.1) "Public carrier" means a motor carrier of property, other than a household goods carrier.
    (27.2) "Public carrier certificate" means a certificate issued to a motor carrier to transport property, other than household goods, in intrastate commerce. The issuance of a public carrier certificate shall not be subject to the provisions of Article I of Sub-chapter 2 of this Chapter.
    (28) "Public convenience and necessity" shall be construed to have the same meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, with respect to motor carriers of property, and the Public Utilities Act with respect to motor carriers of passengers and rail carriers.
    (29) "Public interest" shall be construed to have the same meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law.
    (30) "Rail carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers for hire by railroad, together with all employees or agents of such person or entity, and all property used, controlled, or owned by such person or entity.
    (31) "Railroad" means track and associated structures, including bridges, tunnels, switches, spurs, terminals and other facilities, and equipment, including engines, freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and other equipment, used in the transportation of property or passengers by rail.
    (32) "Rail yard" means a system of parallel tracks, cross-overs and switches where cars are switched and made up into trains, and where cars, locomotives, and other rolling stock are kept when not in use or awaiting repairs. A "rail yard" may also be referred to as a "yard".
    (33) "Rate" means every individual or joint rate, fare, toll, or charge of any carrier or carriers, any provisions relating to application thereof, and any tariff or schedule containing rates and provisions. The term "tariff" refers to a publication or document containing motor common carrier rates and provisions or rates and provisions applicable via rail carrier under contracts established pursuant to 49 U.S. Code 10713. The term "schedule" refers to a publication or document containing motor contract carrier rates and provisions.
    (34) "Registration" means a registration issued to an interstate carrier.
    (35) "Shipper" means the consignor or consignee.
    (36) "Terminal area" means, in addition to the area within the corporate boundary of an incorporated city, village, municipality, or community center, the area (whether incorporated or unincorporated) within 10 air miles of the corporate limits of the base city, village, municipality, or community center, including all of any city, village or municipality which lies within such area.
    (37) "Transfer" means the sale, lease, consolidation, merger, acquisition or change of control, or other transfer of a license, in whole or in part.
    (38) "Transportation" means the actual movement of property or passengers by motor vehicle (without regard to ownership of vehicles or equipment used in providing transportation service) or rail together with loading, unloading, and any other accessorial or ancillary service provided by the carrier in connection with movement by motor vehicle or rail, which is performed by or on behalf of the carriers, its employees or agents, or under the authority or direction of the carrier or under the apparent authority or direction and with the knowledge of the carrier. Transportation of property by motor vehicle includes driveaway or towaway delivery service.
    (39) "Towing" means the pushing, towing, or drawing of wheeled property by means of a crane, hoist, towbar, towline, or auxiliary axle.
    (40) "Wrecker or towing equipment" means tow trucks or auxiliary axles, when used in relation to towing accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles; and roll-back carriers or trailers, when used in relation to transporting accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles. Wrecker or towing equipment does not include car carriers or trailers other than roll-back car carriers or trailers.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96; 89-444, eff. 1-25-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. JURISDICTION AND POWER
OF THE COMMISSION

625 ILCS 5/18c-1201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1201)
    Sec. 18c-1201. Jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the Commission under this Chapter shall extend to for-hire transportation by motor carrier and rail carrier, the activities of brokers, and to other activities specifically enumerated herein, within the State of Illinois, and except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Chapter shall extend only to intrastate commerce.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1202

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1202)
    Sec. 18c-1202. Enumeration of Powers. The Commission shall have the power to:
    (1) Administer and enforce provisions of this Chapter;
    (2) Regulate the entry, exit, and services of carriers; as to public carriers, this power is limited to matters relating to insurance and safety standards;
    (3) Regulate rates and practices of household goods carriers, rail carriers, passenger carriers, and common carriers by pipeline;
    (4) Establish and maintain systems of accounting as well as reporting and record-keeping requirements for household goods carriers, rail carriers, passenger carriers, and common carriers by pipeline;
    (5) Establish and maintain systems for the classification of carriers, commodities and services;
    (6) Regulate practices, terms and conditions relating to the leasing of equipment and to the interchange of equipment among carriers; as to public carriers, this power is limited to matters relating to insurance and safety standards;
    (7) Protect the public safety through insurance and safety standards;
    (8) Regulate brokers in accordance with provisions of this Chapter;
    (9) Adopt appropriate regulations setting forth the standards and procedures by which it will administer and enforce this Chapter, with such regulations being uniform for all modes of transportation or different for the different modes as will, in the opinion of the Commission, best effectuate the purposes of this Chapter;
    (10) Conduct hearings and investigations, on its own motion or the motion of a person;
    (11) Adjudicate disputes, hear complaints or other petitions for relief, and settle such matters by stipulation or agreement;
    (12) Create special procedures for the receipt and handling of consumer complaints;
    (13) Issue certificates describing the extent to which a person is exempt under the provisions of this Chapter;
    (14) Construe this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, except that the rule of ejusdem generis shall not be applicable in the construction or interpretation of any license, certificate or permit originally issued under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law and now governed by subchapter 4 of this Chapter or issued under subchapter 4 of this Chapter prior to July 1, 1989;
    (15) Employ such persons as are needed to administer and enforce this Chapter, in such capacities as they are needed, whether as hearings examiners, special examiners, enforcement officers, investigators, or otherwise;
    (16) Create advisory committees made up of representatives of the various transportation modes, shippers, receivers, or other members of the public;
    (17) Initiate and participate in proceedings in the federal or State courts, and in proceedings before federal or other State agencies, to the extent necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter, provided that participation in specific proceedings is directed, in writing, by the Commission;
    (18) Direct any telecommunications carrier to disconnect the telephone number published in any commercial listing of any household goods carrier that does not have a valid license issued by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1203

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1203)
    Sec. 18c-1203. Initial Decisions.
    (1) Delegation of Authority.
        (a) General Delegation. The power to make an initial
    
decision in all matters under this Chapter and Chapter 18a which are interlocutory or which are not the subject of an active controversy between parties, except in motor carrier of property licensing cases and cases assigned for hearing, is delegated to one or more staff members who shall be designated by the Commission.
        (b) Delegation to Examiners. The power to make
    
initial decisions shall be vested in the examiner, in all cases assigned for hearing, except in household goods carrier licensing cases.
    (2) Form of Decisions. Decisions under this Section shall be by letter notice or directive, signed by the person authorized to make the initial decision. Such notice or directive shall be effective and enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
    (3) Appeal of Initial Decisions. All initial decisions rendered under this Section may be appealed to the Commission. Appeal of interlocutory decisions by an examiner in a case assigned for hearing shall be in accordance with the Commission's Rules of Practice. Appeal of other initial decisions shall be by motion for reconsideration in accordance with Section 18c-2110 of this Chapter.
    (4) Enforcement. An initial decision which has not been administratively appealed or the administrative appeal of which has been denied shall be effective and enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204)
    Sec. 18c-1204. Transportation Division.
    (1) Establishment. There shall be established within the staff of the Commission a Transportation Division in which primary staff responsibility for the administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested. The Transportation Division shall be headed by a division manager responsible to the executive director.
    (2) Structure. The Transportation Division shall consist of 4 programs and 2 offices. The 4 programs shall be Compliance, Review and Examination, Docketing and Processing, and Rail Safety. Each program shall be headed by a program director and responsible to the division manager, except that in the Compliance Program the 3 staff supervisors shall each be responsible to the division manager. The 2 offices shall be the Office of Transportation Counsel and the Office of the Division Manager. The Office of Transportation Counsel shall be headed by a Chief Counsel responsible to the Division Manager. The Division Manager shall coordinate the activities and responsibilities of the Office of Transportation Counsel with the executive director and the personal assistant serving as staff counsel to the executive director in the office of the executive director, and with the Commission.
        (a) The Compliance Program.
            (i) The Compliance Program shall consist of a
        
police staff, a rate auditing staff, and a civil penalties staff. These staffs shall be headed by a Chief of Police, a Supervisor of Tariffs and Audits, and a Supervisor of Civil Penalties, respectively.
            (ii) The police staff shall be divided into
        
districts with a field office in each district. Each district shall be headed by a working supervisor responsible to the Chief of Police. All staff responsibility for enforcement of this Chapter, except with regard to rail safety, shall be vested in the Compliance Program.
        (b) The Review and Examination Program.
            (i) Staff responsibility for review of all
        
nonhearing matters under this Chapter and Chapter 18a and examination of all matters assigned for hearing under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested in the Review and Examination Program, except as otherwise provided in Section 18c-1204b.
            (ii) Hearing examiners in the program shall have
        
responsibility for developing a full, complete and impartial record on all issues to be decided in a proceeding; recommending disposition of the issues or making an initial decision on them, as provided in this Chapter; and setting forth in writing the basis for their recommendations or initial decisions. The program director shall be the chief hearing examiner for matters under this Chapter and Chapter 18a with responsibility to insure consistency of recommendations and initial decisions.
        (c) The Processing and Docketing Program. All staff
    
responsibility for docketing and processing filings, accounting of receipts and expenditures, issuing, file maintenance and other processing functions under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested in the Processing Program.
        (d) The Rail Safety Program. Staff responsibility for
    
administration and enforcement of the rail safety provisions of this Chapter shall be vested in the Rail Safety Program.
        (e) The Office of Transportation Counsel.
            (i) All Commission staff responsibility for
        
provision of legal services in connection with any matter under this Chapter, excepting any matter under subchapters 7 and 8 of this Chapter, or in connection with any matter under Chapter 18a shall, except with regard to functions vested in the review and examination program under paragraph (b) of this subsection, be vested exclusively in the Office of Transportation Counsel.
            (ii) The Office of Transportation Counsel shall,
        
when directed through the division manager to do so, represent the Commission or Commission staff in administrative or judicial proceedings and render staff advisory opinions to the executive director and the Commission.
        (f) Levels of Administration. No additional levels
    
of administration, supervision or authority shall be superimposed, or remain superimposed, between levels prescribed under this Section, and no organizational units may be created within the Transportation Division except as prescribed under this Section.
    (3) Additional Functions. Staff functions relating to rulemaking, policy recommendations and advisory committees under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested in the Transportation Division.
    The staff shall prepare and distribute to the General Assembly, in April of each year, a report on railway accidents in Illinois which involve hazardous materials. The report shall include the location, substance involved, amounts involved, and the suspected reason for each accident. The report shall also reveal the rail line and point of origin of the hazardous material involved in each accident.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204a

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204a) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204a)
    Sec. 18c-1204a. Docketing Procedures. (1) Mandatory Docketing Requirement. All pleadings filed with the Commission under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be docketed in a timely manner.
    (2) Staff Objections. If staff believes a pleading filed with the Commission under this Chapter and Chapter 18a to be defective in any respect, it may file its objection with the Commission in writing, provided a copy of the objection is simultaneously served on the person who filed the pleading and 15 days are allowed for the filing of a reply. The Commission may, if it finds that the pleading is defective, either dismiss the proceeding or permit amendment of the pleading, provided that intervenors are permitted adequate time after amendment to prepare for continuation of the proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204b

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204b) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204b)
    Sec. 18c-1204b. Certification of Records. Copies of all official documents and orders filed or deposited according to the law in the office of the Commission under this Chapter or Chapter 18a, certified by the director of the processing and docketing program to be true copies of the originals, under the official seal of the Commission, shall be evidence in like manner as the originals.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204c

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204c) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204c)
    Sec. 18c-1204c. Independent Review of Decisions on Administrative Appeal. (1) Requirement of Independent Review. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this Section:
    (a) Review of Staff Decisions. No decision made by other than the Commission shall be reviewed on administrative appeal by the person or board which made the decision, unless the appeal requests review by the person or board which made the decision.
    (b) Review of Commission or Employee Board Decisions. No decision made by the Commission or an employee board shall be reviewed on administrative appeal by the person or board which made the formal recommendation pursuant to which the decision was made, unless the appeal requests review by the person or board which made the formal recommendation.
    (2) Independent Review Board. (a) Establishment of an Independent Review Board. The Commission shall establish an Independent Review Board which shall review motions for rehearing and reconsideration which do not request review by the person or board which made the decision or the formal recommendation pursuant to which the decision was made.
    (b) Composition of the Independent Review Board. The Board shall consist of 3 members appointed by the Commission, one of whom shall be designated as the chairman. The Commission shall appoint the members from Commission staff whose expenses may be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund under Section 18c-1603. If the Transportation Division is not represented on the Board by a voting member, the Commission shall appoint a nonvoting member from the Transportation Division.
    (c) Functions of the Independent Review Board. The Board shall review all motions presented to it under this Section. The Board may, in its discretion, review the record of the proceeding and hear oral argument by the parties. The Board shall recommend a decision by the Commission. If a Board member dissents from the recommendation, any dissenting opinion supplied by the member shall be attached.
    (3) Applicability of Section. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any matter arising under Subchapter 7 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 86-1005.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204d

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204d) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204d)
    Sec. 18c-1204d. Staff participation. (1) General Provisions. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, Commission staff participation in the administration or enforcement of this Law in a supervisory, advisory, or other capacity shall be limited to personnel whose expenses are, in whole or in part, allocable to the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (2) Exceptions. The provisions of subsection (1) of this Section shall not apply to:
    (a) Staff of the office of chairman and commissioners serving as personal assistants or clerical support to the members;
    (b) Members of the Independent Review Board serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, while serving in their current capacities; or
    (c) Commission staff other than the staff of the office of chairman and commissioners participating in proceedings involving subchapters 5, 6, 7 or 8 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 86-1005.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204e

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204e) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204e)
    Sec. 18c-1204e. Communications with the Office of Chairman and Commissioners. (1) The chairman, members and executive director shall jointly adopt and adhere to written procedures concerning communication with staff of the Transportation Division to insure that:
    (a) Communications from the members or staff of the office of chairman and commissioners which do not require substantial work from staff shall be transmitted to the manager of the Transportation Division; and
    (b) Communications from the members or staff of the office of chairman and commissioners which do require substantial work from staff shall be transmitted to the executive director.
    (2) The executive director shall establish written procedures, which staff other than staff of the office of chairman and commissioners shall adhere to, in regard to communications of such staff to the chairman, members or staff of the office of chairman and commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-1005.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1205

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1205)
    Sec. 18c-1205. Qualifications of Transportation Compliance Program Staff.
    (1) General provisions. The manager of the Transportation Division shall establish and adhere to written professional standards and procedures for the employment, education and training, performance and dismissal of all nonclerical compliance program personnel. Such standards and procedures shall include:
        (a) Merit standards and procedures, and education
    
requirements, applicable to State troopers, and training requirements at least equivalent to that received from a police training school approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, together with such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical field operations personnel;
        (b) Successful completion of an accredited accounting
    
or transportation-related education program, or at least 4 years experience in motor carrier rate analysis or auditing, plus such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical rate auditing personnel; and
        (c) Successful completion of an accredited legal or
    
paralegal education program, or equivalent administrative law experience, plus such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical civil penalties program personnel.
    (2) Merit Selection Committee. Standards and procedures under this Section for police shall include the establishment of one or more merit selection committees, each composed of one Commission employee and no fewer than 3, nor more than 5, persons who are not employed by the Commission, each of whom shall from time to time be designated by the division manager, subject to the approval of the Commission. The division manager shall submit a list of candidates to the committee or subcommittee thereof for its consideration. The committee or subcommittee thereof shall interview each candidate on the list and rate those interviewed as "most qualified", "qualified", or "not qualified". The committee shall recommend candidates rated "most qualified" and "qualified" to the division manager. In filling positions to which this Section applies, the division manager shall first offer the position to persons rated "most qualified". If all persons rated "most qualified" have been offered the position and each failed to accept the offer within the time specified by the division manager in the offer, the position may be offered to a person rated "qualified". Only persons rated "most qualified" or "qualified" shall be offered positions within the Compliance Program.
    (3) The Commission shall authorize to each employee of the Commission exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states the badge is authorized by the Commission and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-883, eff. 1-1-01.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. EMPLOYEE BOARDS

625 ILCS 5/18c-1301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1301)
    Sec. 18c-1301. Employee Boards Generally. The Commission may, except as expressly provided in this Section, delegate one or more of its functions under this Chapter to Transportation Employee Boards. The Commission shall reserve to itself the function of making transportation policy. The Board shall be subject, in its deliberations, to all restraints which would govern the Commission if such functions had not been delegated to a Board, and to such other restraints as the Commission may by regulation prescribe. All decisions delegated to an Employee Board shall be appealable to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1302

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1302)
    Sec. 18c-1302. Members of Employee Boards.
    (1) Appointment of Members. Each board shall have 3 members. Members of employee boards established under provisions of this Article shall be appointed by the Commission. When any member is unable to act upon any matter before a Board because of absence, conflict, or other cause, and a qualified alternate appointed by the Commission is available, such alternate shall be called upon to serve on the Board. If no qualified alternate is available, the Chairman of the Commission may designate another qualified employee to serve temporarily until a member appointed by the Commission is available to serve.
    (2) Qualification of Members. The Commission or its Chairman may, subject to limitations set forth in this Section, appoint any manager, section chief, examiner, attorney, or other qualified professional employee to serve on an Employee Board, either as a regular member or as an alternate member. No Employee Board member shall participate in any decision in which such person has a pecuniary or other direct interest. No 3 sitting members of an Employee Board shall be employed in the same division of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-86-1166.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1303

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1303)
    Sec. 18c-1303. Conduct of Employee Board Proceedings. A majority of an Employee Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Decisions on matters before an Employee Board shall be by majority vote of members present. Any party may appear before an Employee Board and be heard, in person or by representative, to the extent such party would be permitted to appear and be heard before the Commission itself. Each meeting of an Employee Board shall be a public meeting. Every vote and official act of an Employee Board shall be entered of record, and such records shall be made public on request.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1304

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1304)
    Sec. 18c-1304. Orders of Employee Boards. Employee Board orders shall be served, in writing, on all parties to the proceeding in which the order is entered. Such orders shall contain, in addition to the decision of the Board, a statement of findings, conclusions, or other reasons therefore. Employee Board decisions and orders shall have the same force and effect, and may be made, issued, and evidenced in the same manner, as if the decision had been made and the order issued by the Commission itself. The filing of a timely motion for reconsideration shall, unless otherwise provided by the Commission, stay the effect of an Employee Board order pending reconsideration.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. MODIFICATION OF STANDARDS
AND PROCEDURES

625 ILCS 5/18c-1401

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1401)
    Sec. 18c-1401. Modification of Standards and Procedures in Response to Preemptive Federal Legislation. The Commission may, except with regard to licensing and ratemaking standards for motor carriers of property or passengers, conform its standards and procedures to the standards and procedures in a valid, preemptive federal statute where the provisions of this Chapter are in conflict with and would otherwise be preempted by such statute, any other provision of this Chapter notwithstanding.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1402

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1402)
    Sec. 18c-1402. Interim Rulemaking. The Commission may, by publishing interim rules in the official state newspaper and simultaneously initiating rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act:
    (1) Modify its standards and procedures in accordance with Section 18c-1401 of this Chapter; or
    (2) Modify its procedures in accordance with this Chapter in response to other circumstances impacting on the jurisdiction of the Commission in the field of transportation which are not of the Commission's own making but which necessitate adoption or amendment of regulations prior to the completion of normal rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit modification of licensing or ratemaking standards for motor carriers of property or passengers.
    Such interim rules shall remain in effect only until regulations are adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art V heading)
ARTICLE V. FEES AND TAXES

625 ILCS 5/18c-1501

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1501)
    Sec. 18c-1501. Franchise, Franchise Renewal, Filing and Other Fees for Motor Carriers of Property.
    (1) Franchise, Franchise Renewal, Filing, and Other Fee Levels in Effect Absent Commission Regulations Prescribing Different Fee Levels. The levels of franchise, franchise renewal, filing, and other fees for motor carriers of property in effect, absent Commission regulations prescribing different fee levels, shall be:
        (a) Franchise and franchise renewal fees: $19 for
    
each motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier of property in intrastate commerce, and $2 for each motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier of property in interstate commerce.
        (b) Filing fees: $100 for each application seeking a
    
Commission license or other authority, the reinstatement of a cancelled license or authority, or authority to establish a rate, other than by special permission, excluding both released rate applications and rate filings which may be investigated or suspended but which require no prior authorization for filing; $25 for each released rate application and each application to register as an interstate carrier; $15 for each application seeking special permission in regard to rates; and $15 for each equipment lease.
    (2) Adjustment of Fee Levels. The Commission may, by rulemaking in accordance with provisions of The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, adjust franchise, franchise renewal, filing, and other fees for motor carriers of property by increasing or decreasing them from levels in effect absent Commission regulations prescribing different fee levels. Franchise and franchise renewal fees prescribed by the Commission for motor carriers of property shall not exceed:
        (a) $50 for each motor vehicle operated by a
    
household goods carrier in intrastate commerce;
        (a-5) $15 for each motor vehicle operated by a public
    
carrier in intrastate commerce; and
        (b) $7 for each motor vehicle operated by a motor
    
carrier of property in interstate commerce.
    (3) Late-Filing Fees.
        (a) Commission to Prescribe Late-Filing Fees. The
    
Commission may prescribe fees for the late filing of proof of insurance, operating reports, franchise or franchise renewal fee applications, or other documents required to be filed on a periodic basis with the Commission.
        (b) Late-filing Fees to Accrue Automatically.
    
Late-filing fees shall accrue automatically from the filing deadline set forth in Commission regulations, and all persons or entities required to make such filings shall be on notice of such deadlines.
        (c) Maximum Fees. Late-filing fees prescribed by the
    
Commission shall not exceed $100 for an initial period, plus $10 for each day after the expiration of the initial period. The Commission may provide for waiver of all or part of late-filing fees accrued under this subsection on a showing of good cause.
        (d) Effect of Failure to Make Timely Filings and Pay
    
Late-Filing Fees. Failure of a person to file proof of continuous insurance coverage or to make other periodic filings required under Commission regulations shall make licenses and registrations held by the person subject to revocation or suspension. The licenses or registrations cannot thereafter be returned to good standing until after payment of all late-filing fees accrued and not waived under this subsection.
    (4) Payment of Fees.
        (a) Franchise and Franchise Renewal Fees. Franchise
    
and franchise renewal fees for motor carriers of property shall be due and payable on or before the 31st day of December of the calendar year preceding the calendar year for which the fees are owing, unless otherwise provided in Commission regulations.
        (b) Filing and Other Fees. Filing and other fees
    
(including late-filing fees) shall be due and payable on the date of filing, or on such other date as is set forth in Commission regulations.
    (5) When Fees Returnable.
        (a) Whenever an application to the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission is accompanied by any fee as required by law and such application is refused or rejected, said fee shall be returned to said applicant.
        (b) The Illinois Commerce Commission may reduce by
    
interlineation the amount of any personal check or corporate check or company check drawn on the account of and delivered by any person for payment of a fee required by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
        (c) Any check altered pursuant to above shall be
    
endorsed by the Illinois Commerce Commission as follows: "This check is warranted to subsequent holders and to the drawee to be in the amount $      ."
        (d) All applications to the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission requiring fee payment upon reprinting shall contain the following authorization statement: "My signature authorizes the Illinois Commerce Commission to lower the amount of check if fee submitted exceeds correct amount."
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1502

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1502)
    Sec. 18c-1502. Gross Receipts Taxes For Motor Carriers of Passengers and Rail Carriers. Each motor carrier of passengers and rail carrier shall pay to the Commission, in accordance with Sections 2-202, 3-120 and 3-121 of "The Public Utilities Act", as amended, a gross receipts tax in the amount provided herein.
    The amount of the tax for motor carriers of passengers shall be prescribed by the Commission by rulemaking in accordance with provisions of The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, and shall not exceed 0.1% of the carrier's gross Illinois intrastate revenues for each calendar year.
    The amount of the tax for rail carriers shall be 0.15% of the carrier's gross Illinois intrastate revenues for each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96; 89-699, eff. 1-16-97.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.05

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.05)
    Sec. 18c-1502.05. Route Mileage Fee for Rail Carriers. Beginning with calendar year 2004, every rail carrier shall pay to the Commission for each calendar year a route mileage fee of $45 for each route mile of railroad right of way owned by the rail carrier in Illinois. The fee shall be based on the number of route miles as of January 1 of the year for which the fee is due, and the payment of the route mileage fee shall be due by February 1 of each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.10

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.10)
    Sec. 18c-1502.10. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing and Grade Separation Fee. Beginning with calendar year 2004, every rail carrier shall pay to the Commission for each calendar year a fee of $28 for each location at which the rail carrier's track crosses a public road, highway, or street, whether the crossing be at grade, by overhead structure, or by subway. The fee shall be based on the number of the crossings as of January 1 of each calendar year, and the fee shall be due by February 1 of each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1503

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1503)
    Sec. 18c-1503. Legislative Intent. It is the intent of the Legislature that the exercise of powers under Sections 18c-1501 and 18c-1502 of this Chapter shall not diminish revenues to the Commission, and that any surplus or deficit of revenues in the Transportation Regulatory Fund, together with any projected changes in the cost of administering and enforcing this Chapter, should be considered in establishing or adjusting fees and taxes in succeeding years. The Commission shall administer fees and taxes under this Chapter in such a manner as to insure that any surplus generated or accumulated in the Transportation Regulatory Fund does not exceed 50% of the previous fiscal year's appropriation and shall adjust the level of such fees and taxes to insure compliance with this provision.
(Source: P.A. 95-1027, eff. 6-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1504

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1504) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1504)
    Sec. 18c-1504. Reciprocity. The Commission may enter into agreements with agencies in other jurisdictions for the reciprocal waiver of motor carrier fees or taxes administered by the Commission, and may revoke such agreements where another jurisdiction does not extend reciprocal treatment to carriers based in the State of Illinois. The Commission may, in addition, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, prescribe fees for carriers based in jurisdictions other than the State of Illinois equal to fees charged to Illinois carriers by such other jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1505

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1505) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1505)
    Sec. 18c-1505. Proration of Fees. The Commission may prorate fees and levies provided in this Chapter throughout the calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY FUND