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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/18d-125

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-125)
    Sec. 18d-125. Disclosures to vehicle owners or operators; invoices.
    (a) Upon demand of the vehicle owner or operator, the commercial vehicle safety relocator shall provide an itemized final invoice that fairly and accurately documents the charges owed by the vehicle owner or operator for relocation of damaged or disabled vehicles. The final estimate or invoice shall accurately record in writing all of the items set forth in this Section.
    (b) The final invoice shall show the formal business name of the commercial vehicle safety relocator, as registered with the Illinois Secretary of State, its business address and telephone number, the date of the invoice, the odometer reading at the time the final invoice was prepared, the name of the vehicle owner or operator, and the description of the motor vehicle, including the motor vehicle identification number. In addition, the invoice shall describe any modifications made to the vehicle by the commercial vehicle safety relocator, any observable damage to the vehicle upon its initial receipt by the commercial vehicle safety relocator, and any observable damage to the vehicle at the time of its release to the vehicle owner or operator. The invoice shall itemize any additional charges and include those charges in the total presented to the vehicle owner or operator.
    (c) A legible copy of the invoice shall be given to the vehicle owner or operator, and a legible copy shall be retained by the commercial vehicle safety relocator for a period of 5 years from the date of release of the vehicle. The copy may be retained in electronic format. Records may be stored at a separate location.
    (d) Disclosure forms required in accordance with this Section 18d-120 must be approved by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-130

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-130)
    Sec. 18d-130. Disclosures to vehicle owners or operators; required signs. Every commercial vehicle safety relocator's storage facility that relocates or stores damaged or disabled vehicles shall post, in a prominent place on the business premises, one or more signs, readily visible to customers, in the following form:
    YOUR CUSTOMER RIGHTS. YOU ARE ENTITLED BY LAW TO:
        1. BEFORE TOWING, A WRITTEN DISCLOSURE STATING THE
    
NAME OF THE TOWING AND STORAGE SERVICE, ITS BUSINESS ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND THE ADDRESS WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE TOWED.
        2. BEFORE TOWING, THE PRICE OF ALL CHARGES FOR THE
    
TOWING AND STORAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE.
        3. UPON YOUR DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR VEHICLE, A
    
FINAL INVOICE ITEMIZING ALL CHARGES FOR TOWING, STORAGE, OR ANY OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED, AS WELL AS ANY DAMAGE IDENTIFIED TO THE VEHICLE AT THE TIME IT WAS TAKEN BY THE TOWING AND STORAGE FACILITY, AS WELL AS ANY DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE IDENTIFIED UPON ITS RELEASE TO YOU.
        4. THE RETURN OF YOUR VEHICLE, UPON YOUR DEMAND FOR
    
ITS RETURN DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND YOUR PROMPT PAYMENT OF ALL REASONABLE FEES.
        5. PAY ALL CHARGES IN CASH OR BY MAJOR CREDIT CARD.
        6. UPON YOUR DEMAND, PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE OF
    
INSURANCE, WHICH THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY RELOCATOR MUST MAINTAIN TO INSURE AGAINST RISK OF DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE IN TRANSIT AND WHILE IN STORAGE. IF THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY RELOCATOR HAS COMPLIED WITH THE ABOVE RIGHTS, YOU ARE REQUIRED, BEFORE TAKING THE VEHICLE FROM THE PREMISES, TO PAY FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RELOCATOR.
    The first line of each sign shall be in letters not less than 1.5 inches in height, and the remaining lines shall be in letters not less than one-half inch in height.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-135

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-135)
    Sec. 18d-135. Record keeping. Every commercial vehicle safety relocator engaged in relocation or storage of damaged or disabled vehicles shall maintain copies of (i) all disclosures provided to vehicle owners or operators as required under this Chapter and (ii) all invoices provided to vehicle owners or operators as required under this Chapter. The copies may be maintained in an electronic format, shall be kept for 5 years, and shall be available for inspection by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
    Failure to provide requested documentation to the Illinois Commerce Commission within 3 business days of a request received from the Illinois Commerce Commission shall subject the commercial vehicle safety relocator to penalties imposed by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Penalties may include suspension of registration certificate and monetary fines up to $1,000 for each violation.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-140

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-140)
    Sec. 18d-140. Any vehicle used in connection with any commercial vehicle safety relocation service must have painted or firmly affixed to the vehicle on both sides of the vehicle in a color or colors vividly contrasting to the color of the vehicle the name, address, and telephone number of the safety relocator. The Commission shall prescribe reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to insignia to be painted or firmly affixed to vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-145

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-145)
    Sec. 18d-145. Any vehicle used in connection with any commercial vehicle safety relocation service must carry in the power unit of the vehicle a certified copy of the currently effective safety relocator's registration certificate. Copies may be photographed, photocopied, or reproduced or printed by any other legible and durable process. Any person guilty of not causing to be displayed a copy of the safety relocator's registration certificate may in any hearing concerning the violation be excused from the payment of the penalty hereinafter provided upon a showing that the registration certificate was issued by the Commission, but was subsequently lost or destroyed.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-150

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-150)
    Sec. 18d-150. Waiver or limitation of liability prohibited.
    (a) Commercial vehicle safety relocators engaged in the relocation or storage of damaged or disabled vehicles shall be prohibited from including a clause in contracts for the relocation or storage of vehicles purporting to waive or limit the commercial vehicle safety relocator's liability under this Code, in tort or contract, or under any other cognizable cause of action available to the vehicle owner or operator.
    (b) Commercial vehicle safety relocators are prohibited from requiring the vehicle owner or operator to sign or agree to any document purporting to waive or limit the commercial vehicle safety relocator's liability under this Code, in tort or contract, or under any other cognizable cause of action available to the vehicle owner or operator.
    (c) Any contract, release, or other document purporting to waive or limit the commercial vehicle safety relocator's liability under this Code, in tort or contract, or under any other cognizable cause of action available to the vehicle owner or operator, shall be deemed null, void, and unenforceable.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-153

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-153)
    Sec. 18d-153. Misrepresentation of affiliation. It shall be unlawful for any tower to misrepresent an affiliation with the State, a unit of local government, an insurance company, a private club, or any other entity, or falsely claim to be included on a law enforcement agency's tow rotation list maintained under Section 4-203.5 of this Code, for the purpose of securing a business transaction with a vehicle owner or operator.
(Source: P.A. 99-438, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-155

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-155)
    Sec. 18d-155. The Illinois Commerce Commission may request documentation or investigate business practices by a commercial vehicle safety relocator to determine compliance with this Chapter. Failure to comply with any Section of this Chapter, as determined by the Illinois Commerce Commission shall subject a commercial vehicle safety relocator to penalties imposed by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Penalties may include suspension of registration certificate and monetary fines up to $1,000 for each violation.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-160

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-160)
    Sec. 18d-160. Unlawful practice. Any commercial vehicle safety relocator engaged in the relocation or storage of damaged or disabled vehicles who fails to comply with Sections 18d-115, 18d-120, 18d-125, 18d-130, 18d-135, 18d-150, or 18d-153 of this Code commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08; 96-1369, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-165

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-165)
    Sec. 18d-165. Charges payable in cash or by major credit card. Any towing or storage charges accrued by the vehicle owner or operator shall be payable by the use of any major credit card, in addition to being payable in cash.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-170

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-170)
    Sec. 18d-170. Mandatory insurance coverage.
    (a) A commercial vehicle safety relocator shall provide insurance coverage for all risks associated with the transportation of vehicles towed under this Chapter, as well as for areas where vehicles towed under this Chapter are impounded or otherwise stored, and shall adequately cover loss by fire, theft, or other risks.
    (b) Upon the demand of the vehicle owner or operator, a commercial vehicle safety relocator shall promptly supply proof of the existence of this insurance.
    (c) Any person who fails to comply with the conditions and restrictions of this subsection shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-175

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-175)
    Sec. 18d-175. Disposition of funds. All fees and fines collected by the Commission under this Chapter shall be paid into the Transportation Regulatory Fund in the State treasury. The money in that fund shall be used to defray the expenses of the administration of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-180

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-180)
    Sec. 18d-180. The provisions of this Chapter apply to all the activities of safety relocators in any jurisdiction to which Chapter 18a of this Code applies in accordance with Section 18a-700.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

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.)