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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. JURISDICTION AND POWER
OVER COMMON CARRIERS BY PIPELINE

625 ILCS 5/18c-8101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-8101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-8101)
    Sec. 18c-8101. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. LICENSING AND RATEMAKING

625 ILCS 5/18c-8201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-8201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-8201)
    Sec. 18c-8201. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. SAFETY REGULATION

625 ILCS 5/18c-8301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-8301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-8301)
    Sec. 18c-8301. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 8 Art IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

625 ILCS 5/18c-8401

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-8401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-8401)
    Sec. 18c-8401. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 9

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 9 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 9. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS OF LAW

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 9 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 9 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. REMEDIES CUMULATIVE

625 ILCS 5/18c-9101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-9101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-9101)
    Sec. 18c-9101. Remedies Cumulative. Rights and remedies under this Chapter shall be cumulative of each other and of rights and remedies under other provisions of law, except as otherwise expressly provided herein. Exercise of one right or remedy under this Chapter shall not waive or bar exercise of any other, and imposition of one sanction under this Chapter shall not be a bar to imposition of any other sanction provided for in this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 9 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 9 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. GRANDFATHER PROVISIONS

625 ILCS 5/18c-9201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-9201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-9201)
    Sec. 18c-9201. Grandfather Clause. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Chapter, valid regulations adopted, licenses, registrations, certifications and other authorizations issued or recognized, rates established or recognized, and forms promulgated or utilized under Acts or parts of Acts repealed by this Act shall have the same force and effect as if adopted, issued, established, or recognized under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18d

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18d heading)
CHAPTER 18d. ILLINOIS COMMERCIAL SAFETY TOWING LAW
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-101

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-101)
    Sec. 18d-101. Short title. This Chapter may be cited as the Illinois Commercial Safety Towing Law.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-105

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-105)
    Sec. 18d-105. Definitions. As used in this Chapter:
    (1) "Commercial vehicle safety relocator" or "safety relocator" means any person or entity engaged in the business of removing damaged or disabled vehicles from public or private property by means of towing or otherwise, and thereafter relocating and storing such vehicles.
    (2) "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-110

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-110)
    Sec. 18d-110. The General Assembly finds and declares that commercial vehicle towing service in the State of Illinois fundamentally affects the public interest and public welfare. It is the intent of the General Assembly, in this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, to promote the public interest and the public welfare by requiring similar basic consumer protections and fraud prevention measures that are required of other marketplace participants, including the disclosure of material terms and conditions of the service to consumers before consumers accept the terms and conditions. The General Assembly also intends that the provisions in this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly promote safety for all persons and vehicles that travel or otherwise use the public highways of this State. The General Assembly finds that it is in the public interest that persons whose vehicles are towed from the public highways know important basic information, such as where they can retrieve their vehicles and the cost to retrieve their vehicles, so that they can avoid vehicle deterioration and arrange for a prompt repair of the vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-115

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-115)
    Sec. 18d-115. It shall be unlawful for any commercial vehicle safety relocator to operate in any county in which this Chapter is applicable without a valid, current safety relocator's registration certificate issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission. The Illinois Commerce Commission shall issue safety relocator's registration certificates in accordance with administrative rules adopted by the Commission. The Commission may, at any time during the term of the registration certificate, make inquiry, into the licensee's management or conduct of business or otherwise, to determine that the provisions of this Chapter and the rules of the Commission adopted under this Chapter are being observed.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-117

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-117)
    Sec. 18d-117. Exemption.
    (a) A tower, as defined by Section 1-205.2 of this Code, legally residing in a county not subject to this Chapter pursuant to Section 18d-180 of this Chapter may operate in a county that is subject to this Chapter pursuant to Section 18d-180 for the limited purpose of removing a damaged or disabled vehicle upon the request of the owner or operator legally residing in a county not subject to this Chapter to remove the vehicle and tow the vehicle across county lines to the county where the tower and owner or operator resides.
    (b) A tower operating for the limited purpose in subsection (a) is not subject to the provisions of this Chapter.
    (c) Subsection (a) does not apply to towers that legally reside in both counties.
(Source: P.A. 96-309, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-120

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-120)
    Sec. 18d-120. Disclosure to vehicle owner or operator before towing of damaged or disabled vehicle commences.
    (a) A commercial vehicle safety relocator shall not commence the towing of a damaged or disabled vehicle without specific authorization from the vehicle owner or operator after the disclosures set forth in this Section.
    (b) Every commercial vehicle safety relocator shall, before towing a damaged or disabled vehicle, give to each vehicle owner or operator a written disclosure providing:
        (1) The formal business name of the commercial
    
vehicle safety relocator, as registered with the Illinois Secretary of State, and its business address and telephone number.
        (2) The address of the location to which the vehicle
    
shall be relocated.
        (3) The cost of all relocation, storage, and any
    
other fees, without limitation, that the commercial vehicle safety relocator will charge for its services.
        (4) An itemized description of the vehicle owner or
    
operator's rights under this Code, as follows:
    "As a customer, you also have the following rights under Illinois law:
        (1) This written disclosure must be provided to you
    
before your vehicle is towed, providing the business name, business address, address where the vehicle will be towed, and a reliable telephone number;
        (2) Before towing, you must be advised of the price
    
of all services;
        (3) Upon your demand, a final invoice itemizing all
    
charges, as well as any damage to the vehicle upon its receipt and return to you, must be provided;
        (4) Upon your demand, your vehicle must be returned
    
during business hours, upon your prompt payment of all reasonable fees;
        (5) You have the right to pay all charges in cash
    
or by major credit card;
        (6) Upon your demand, you must be provided with
    
proof of the existence of mandatory insurance insuring against all risks associated with the transportation and storage of your vehicle."
    (c) The commercial vehicle safety relocator shall provide a copy of the completed disclosure required by this Section to the vehicle owner or operator, before towing the damaged or disabled vehicle, and shall maintain an identical copy of the completed disclosure in its records for a minimum of 5 years after the transaction concludes.
    (d) If the vehicle owner or operator is incapacitated, incompetent, or otherwise unable to knowingly accept receipt of the disclosure described in this Section, the commercial vehicle safety relocator shall provide a completed copy of the disclosure to local law enforcement and, if known, the vehicle owner or operator's automobile insurance company.
    (e) If the commercial vehicle safety relocator fails to comply with the requirements of this Section, the commercial vehicle safety relocator shall be prohibited from seeking any compensation whatsoever from the vehicle owner or operator, including but not limited to any towing, storage, or other incidental fees. Furthermore, if the commercial vehicle safety relocator or operator fails to comply with the requirements of this Section, any contracts entered into by the commercial vehicle safety relocator and the vehicle owner or operator shall be deemed null, void, and unenforceable.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)