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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/1-213.4

    (625 ILCS 5/1-213.4)
    Sec. 1-213.4. Type I school bus. A school bus with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating more than 10,000 pounds.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-213.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-213.5)
    Sec. 1-213.5. Type II school bus. A school bus with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,000 pounds or less.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-214

    (625 ILCS 5/1-214) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-214)
    Sec. 1-214. Urban district.
    The territory contiguous to and including any street which is built up with structures devoted to business, industry or dwelling houses situated at intervals of less than 100 feet for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/1-214.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-214.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-214.1)
    Sec. 1-214.1. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-214.8 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-214.8

    (625 ILCS 5/1-214.8) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-214.1)
    Sec. 1-214.8. Urban area. An urban area is any incorporated or unincorporated area developed primarily for residential and/or business purposes.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-215

    (625 ILCS 5/1-215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-215)
    Sec. 1-215. Used car dealer.
    Every person engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging used motor vehicles and who has an established place of business for such purpose in this State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/1-216

    (625 ILCS 5/1-216) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-216)
    Sec. 1-216. Used motor vehicle.
    Every motor vehicle which has been sold, bargained, exchanged, given away, or title transferred from the person who first acquired it from the manufacturer or importer, dealer, or agent of the manufacturer or importer and so used as to have become what is commonly known as "second hand" within the ordinary meaning thereof: Provided, that a new motor vehicle shall not be considered as a "used motor vehicle" until it has been placed in a bona fide consumer use, notwithstanding the number of transfers of such motor vehicle. The term "bona fide consumer use" means actual operation by an owner who acquired the vehicle for use in business or for pleasure purposes and who has been granted a Certificate of Title on such motor vehicle and has registered such motor vehicle, all in accordance with the laws of the residence of the owner.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/1-217

    (625 ILCS 5/1-217) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-217)
    Sec. 1-217. Vehicle. Every device, in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway or requiring a certificate of title under Section 3-101(d) of this Code, except devices moved by human power, devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks and snowmobiles as defined in the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act.
    For the purposes of this Code, unless otherwise prescribed, a device shall be considered to be a vehicle until such time it either comes within the definition of a junk vehicle, as defined under this Code, or a junking certificate is issued for it.
    For this Code, vehicles are divided into 2 divisions:
    First Division: Those motor vehicles which are designed for the carrying of not more than 10 persons.
    Second Division: Those vehicles which are designed for carrying more than 10 persons, those designed or used for living quarters and those vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying property, freight or cargo, those motor vehicles of the First Division remodelled for use and used as motor vehicles of the Second Division, and those motor vehicles of the First Division used and registered as school buses.
(Source: P.A. 92-812, eff. 8-21-02.)

625 ILCS 5/1-217.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-217.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-217.1)
    Sec. 1-217.1. Vehicle cowl. The portion of the vehicle that separates the front compartment from the rear compartment, commonly referred to as the firewall, to which a vehicle identification number is normally attached.
(Source: P.A. 85-1204.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-218)
    Sec. 1-218. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-643. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-218.1)
    Sec. 1-218.1. Vehicle shell. Every sheet metal part of a vehicle whether or not attached to a chassis or part of a chassis. For the purposes of this definition the term vehicle shell shall include the terms, shell, vehicle hulk, body, vehicle body.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.5)
    Sec. 1-218.5. Verified evidence. A document that is confirmed or substantiated by a sworn report or any public record received from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-219

    (625 ILCS 5/1-219) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-219)
    Sec. 1-219. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 76-1586. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-221

    (625 ILCS 5/1-221) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-221)
    Sec. 1-221. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-715. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-222

    (625 ILCS 5/1-222) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-222)
    Sec. 1-222. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-171.6 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-223

    (625 ILCS 5/1-223) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-223)
    Sec. 1-223. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-433. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-224

    (625 ILCS 5/1-224) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-224)
    Sec. 1-224. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-171.8 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-300

    (625 ILCS 5/1-300) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-300)
    Sec. 1-300. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-158.5 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 2

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 2 heading)
CHAPTER 2. THE SECRETARY OF STATE

625 ILCS 5/2-101

    (625 ILCS 5/2-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-101)
    Sec. 2-101. Administration vested in Secretary of State.
    The Secretary of State is hereby vested with powers and duties and jurisdiction of administering Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of The Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-102

    (625 ILCS 5/2-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-102)
    Sec. 2-102. Organization of administration.
    The Secretary of State shall organize the work of the administration of the portion of this Act delegated to him in such manner as he may deem necessary to carry out those provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-103

    (625 ILCS 5/2-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-103)
    Sec. 2-103. Secretary of State to appoint subordinates. The Secretary of State shall appoint such subordinate officers, clerks, investigators, and other employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

625 ILCS 5/2-104

    (625 ILCS 5/2-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-104)
    Sec. 2-104. Powers and duties of the Secretary of State. (a) The administration of Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of this Act is vested in the Secretary of State, who is charged with the duty of observing, administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act.
    (b) The Secretary may from time to time make, amend, and rescind such rules and regulations as may be necessary in the public interest to carry out the provisions of this Act, including rules and regulations governing procedures for the filing of applications and the issuance of licenses or registrations thereunder. The rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of State under this Act shall be effective in the manner provided for in "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

625 ILCS 5/2-105

    (625 ILCS 5/2-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-105)
    Sec. 2-105. Offices of Secretary of State.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall maintain offices in the State capital and in such other places in the State as he may deem necessary to properly carry out the powers and duties vested in him.
    (b) The Secretary of State may construct and equip one or more buildings in the State of Illinois outside of the County of Sangamon as he deems necessary to properly carry out the powers and duties vested in him. The Secretary of State may, on behalf of the State of Illinois, acquire public or private property needed therefor by lease, purchase or eminent domain. The care, custody and control of such sites and buildings constructed thereon shall be vested in the Secretary of State. Expenditures for the construction and equipping of any of such buildings upon premises owned by another public entity shall not be subject to the provisions of any State law requiring that the State be vested with absolute fee title to the premises. The exercise of the authority vested in the Secretary of State by this Section is subject to the appropriation of the necessary funds.
    (c) Pursuant to Section 1A-25 of the Election Code, the Secretary of State shall make driver services facilities available for use as places of accepting applications for voter registration.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) Each person applying at a driver services facility for a driver's license or permit, a corrected driver's license or permit, an Illinois identification card or a corrected Illinois identification card shall be notified that the person may apply to register to vote at such station and may also apply to transfer his or her voter registration at such station to a different address in the State. Such notification may be made in writing or verbally issued by an employee or the Secretary of State.
    The Secretary of State shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary for the efficient execution of his duties and the duties of his employees under this Section.
    (f) Any person applying at a driver services facility for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or Illinois Identification Card shall be provided, without charge, with a brochure warning the person of the dangers of financial identity theft. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall prepare these brochures and provide them to the Secretary of State for distribution. The brochures shall (i) identify signs warning the reader that he or she might be an intended victim of the crime of financial identity theft, (ii) instruct the reader in how to proceed if the reader believes that he or she is the victim of the crime of identity theft, and (iii) provide the reader with names and telephone numbers of law enforcement and other governmental agencies that provide assistance to victims of financial identity theft.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)

625 ILCS 5/2-105.5

    (625 ILCS 5/2-105.5)
    Sec. 2-105.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, any power granted under this Code to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

625 ILCS 5/2-106

    (625 ILCS 5/2-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-106)
    Sec. 2-106. Secretary of State to prescribe forms.
    The Secretary of State shall prescribe or provide suitable forms of applications, certificates of title, registration cards, driver's licenses and such other forms requisite or deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act and any other laws pertaining to vehicles the enforcement and administration of which are vested in the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-107

    (625 ILCS 5/2-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-107)
    Sec. 2-107. Authority to administer oaths.
    Officers and employees of the Secretary of State designated by him are, for the purpose of administering the motor vehicle laws and any other laws relating to the use and operation of motor vehicles, authorized to administer oaths and acknowledge signatures, and shall do so without fee.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-108

    (625 ILCS 5/2-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-108)
    Sec. 2-108. Authority to certify copies of records.
    The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to prepare under the seal of the Secretary of State certified copies of any records of his office and every such certified copy shall be admissible in any proceeding in any court in like manner as the original thereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-109

    (625 ILCS 5/2-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-109)
    Sec. 2-109. Records of Secretary of State.
    The Secretary of State may destroy any records of his office relating to the administration of any laws relating to the use and operation of motor vehicles the enforcement and administration of which are vested in him, if such records have been maintained on file for 4 years. Such records may be destroyed prior thereto with the approval of the State Records Commission.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/2-109.1

    (625 ILCS 5/2-109.1)
    Sec. 2-109.1. Exchange of information.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall exchange information with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services which may be necessary for the establishment of paternity and the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support orders pursuant to the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Non-Support of Spouse and Children Act, the Non-Support Punishment Act, the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provisions in this Code to the contrary, the Secretary of State shall not be liable to any person for any disclosure of information to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) under subsection (a) or for any other action taken in good faith to comply with the requirements of subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

625 ILCS 5/2-110

    (625 ILCS 5/2-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-110)
    Sec. 2-110. Authority to grant or refuse applications.     The Secretary of State shall examine and determine the genuineness, regularity and legality of every application for registration of a vehicle, for a certificate of title therefor, and for a driver's license and of any other application lawfully made to the Secretary of State, and may in all cases make investigation and verify the information and the authenticity of the documents submitted as may be deemed necessary or require additional information, and shall reject any such application if not satisfied of the genuineness, regularity or legality thereof or the truth of any statement contained therein, or for any other reason, when authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 93-895, eff. 1-1-05.)

625 ILCS 5/2-111

    (625 ILCS 5/2-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-111)
    Sec. 2-111. Seizure or confiscation of documents and plates.
    (a) The Secretary of State is authorized to take possession of any certificate of title, registration card, permit, license, registration plate, plates, disability license plate or parking decal or device, or registration sticker issued by him upon expiration, revocation, cancellation or suspension thereof, or which is fictitious, or which has been unlawfully or erroneously issued. Police officers who have reasonable grounds to believe that any item or items listed in this Section should be seized shall take possession of the items and return them or cause them to be returned to the Secretary of State.
    (b) The Secretary of State is authorized to confiscate any suspected fraudulent, fictitious, or altered documents submitted by an applicant in support of an application for a driver's license or permit.
(Source: P.A. 97-743, eff. 1-1-13.)