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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 heading)
CHAPTER 20. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS,
EFFECT OF ACT AND REPEAL OF NAMED ACTS

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. DISTRIBUTION OF FEES AND TAXES

625 ILCS 5/20-101

    (625 ILCS 5/20-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-101)
    Sec. 20-101. Moneys derived from registration, operation and use of automobiles and from fuel taxes - Use. From and after the effective date of this Act, except as provided in Section 3-815.1 of this Code, no public moneys derived from fees, excises or license taxes relating to registration, operation and use of vehicles on public highways or to fuels used for the propulsion of such vehicles, shall be appropriated or expended other than for costs of administering the laws imposing such fees, excises and license taxes, statutory refunds and adjustments allowed thereunder, administrative costs of the Department of Transportation, payment of debts and liabilities incurred in construction and reconstruction of public highways and bridges, acquisition of rights-of-way for, and the cost of construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair and operation of public highways and bridges under the direction and supervision of the State, political subdivision or municipality collecting such moneys, and the costs for patrolling and policing the public highways (by the State, political subdivision or municipality collecting such money) for enforcement of traffic laws; provided, that such moneys may be used for the retirement of and interest on bonds heretofore issued for purposes other than the construction of public highways or bridges but not to a greater extent, nor a greater length of time, than is provided in acts heretofore adopted and now in force. Further the separation of grades of such highways with railroads and costs associated with protection of at-grade highway and railroad crossings shall also be permissible.
(Source: P.A. 93-23, eff. 6-20-03.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. EFFECT OF ACT

625 ILCS 5/20-201

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201)
    Sec. 20-201. Effect of headings. Chapter, Article and Section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any Chapter, Article or Section hereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/20-201.1

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201.1)
    Sec. 20-201.1. Gender. When used in this Code, words importing the masculine may be applied to females and vice versa.
(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

625 ILCS 5/20-201.2

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201.2)
    Sec. 20-201.2. Number. When used in this Code, words importing the singular may extend and be applied to several persons or things, and words importing the plural number may include singular.
(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

625 ILCS 5/20-201.3

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201.3)
    Sec. 20-201.3. Tense. When used in this Code, words importing the present tense may include the future and vice versa.
(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

625 ILCS 5/20-202

    (625 ILCS 5/20-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-202)
    Sec. 20-202. Act not retroactive. This Act shall not have a retroactive effect and shall not apply to any traffic accident, to a cause of action arising out of a traffic accident or judgment arising therefrom, or to any violation of the laws of this State, occurring prior to the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/20-203

    (625 ILCS 5/20-203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-203)
    Sec. 20-203. Constitutionality. If any part or parts of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Act. The legislature hereby declares that it would have passed the remaining parts of this Act if it had known that such part or parts thereof would be declared unconstitutional.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/20-204

    (625 ILCS 5/20-204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-204)
    Sec. 20-204. A county or the corporate authorities of a municipality may adopt all or any portion of this Illinois Vehicle Code by reference.
(Source: P.A. 96-655, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. REPEAL OF NAMED ACTS

625 ILCS 5/20-301

    (625 ILCS 5/20-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-301)
    Sec. 20-301. Repeal. The following acts are repealed:
    (a) The "Illinois Vehicle Law", approved July 11, 1957, as amended.
    (b) "AN ACT in relation to motor vehicles and to repeal a certain act therein named", approved June 30, 1919, as amended.
    (c) "AN ACT in relation to the issuance of insurance policies in connection with certain transactions involving motor vehicles, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof", approved July 7, 1955, as amended.
    (d) "AN ACT providing for the use of public money derived from fees, excises, and license taxes relating to registration, operation and use of vehicles on public highways, and fuels used for the propulsion of such vehicles", approved July 21, 1947, as amended.
    (e) The "Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways", approved July 9, 1935, as amended.
    (f) "AN ACT in relation to the prevention of the use of public highways by vehicles exceeding prescribed weight limits", approved August 6, 1949, as amended.
    (g) "AN ACT relating to the operation of ambulances", approved July 25, 1963.
    (h) "AN ACT to prevent the overloading of motor vehicles used in transporting children", approved July 22, 1959, as amended.
    (i) "AN ACT in relation to the sale of certain tires for use on motor vehicles", approved July 9, 1955, as amended.
    (j) The "Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Act", approved July 7, 1953, as amended.
    (k) "AN ACT to create a Motor Vehicle Laws Commission, to define its powers and duties, and to make an appropriation therefor", approved June 21, 1951, as amended.
    (l) "AN ACT to authorize the Department of Public Safety to furnish copies of traffic accident reports and be paid a fee therefor", approved April 17, 1967.
    (m) "AN ACT relating to the powers and duties of the Governor in connection with the Federal Highway Safety Act of 1966", approved August 18, 1967.
    (n) "AN ACT enacting and entering into the Driver Licenses Compact", approved August 19, 1963, as amended.
    (o) "AN ACT to adopt the Vehicle Equipment Safety Compact and to provide for the administration thereof", approved August 19, 1963.
(Source: P.A. 85-293.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. SAVINGS CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE

625 ILCS 5/20-401

    (625 ILCS 5/20-401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-401)
    Sec. 20-401. Saving provisions. The repeal of any Act by this Chapter shall not affect any right accrued or liability incurred under said repealed Act to the effective date hereof.
    The provisions of this Act, insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior Act, shall be construed as a continuation of said prior Act. Any license, permit, certificate, registration, registration plate, registration sticker, bond, policy of insurance or other instrument or document issued or filed or any deposit made under any such prior Act and still in effect on the effective date of this Act shall, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act, be deemed the equivalent of a license, permit, certificate, registration, registration plate, registration sticker, bond, policy of insurance, or other instrument or document issued or filed or any deposit made under this Act, and shall continue in effect until its expiration or until suspended, revoked, cancelled or forfeited under this Act.
    Furthermore, when any section of any of the various laws or acts repealed by this Act is amended by an Amendatory Act of the 76th General Assembly, and such amended section becomes law prior to the effective date of this Act, then it is the intent of the General Assembly that the corresponding section of this Code and Act be construed so as to give effect to such amendment as if it were made a part of this Code. Should, however, any such Amendatory Act amend a definition of a word or phrase in an act repealed by this Act, and such becomes law prior to the effective date of this Act, it is the further intent of the General Assembly that the corresponding section of this Code specifically defining such word or phrase be construed so as to give effect to such amendment, and if not specifically defined, that the corresponding section of Chapter 1 of this Code be construed so as to give effect to such amendment. In the event that a new section is added to an act repealed by this Act by an Act of the 76th General Assembly, it is the further intent of the General Assembly that this Code be construed as if such were made a part of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 80-230.)

625 ILCS 5/20-402

    (625 ILCS 5/20-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-402)
    Sec. 20-402. Effective Date. This Act is effective July 1, 1970.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)