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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/3-699.12

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.12)
    Sec. 3-699.12. Legion of Merit plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated as Legion of Merit license plates to recipients awarded the Legion of Merit by a branch of the armed forces of the United States who reside in Illinois. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the 1st division, including motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the 2nd division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a version of the special registration plates authorized under this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. No registration fee, including the fees established under Section 3-806 of this Code, shall be charged for the issuance or renewal of any plates issued under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-406, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.13

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.13)
    Sec. 3-699.13. Illinois State Police Memorial Park license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated as Illinois State Police Memorial Park license plates to active or retired law enforcement officers or their family members, surviving family members of deceased law enforcement officers, and members of or donors to the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles over 150cc, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $23 shall be deposited into the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
    (d) The Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund shall be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, as grants to the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, Inc. for building and maintaining a memorial and park, holding an annual memorial commemoration, giving scholarships to children of State police officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty.
(Source: P.A. 98-469, eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-945, eff. 8-15-14.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.14

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-723)
    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special license plates.
    (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section. When applying for a Universal special license plate the applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record of that organization and that organization shall remain affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered, revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal, sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal special license plate other than a decal authorized by the General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, including motorcycles and autocycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary governing the requirements for and approval of Universal special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow Universal special license plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a version of the special registration plates authorized under this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles and autocycles.
    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the organization designated by the applicant when applying for the plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into the special fund designated in the law authorizing the organization to issue decals for Universal special license plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.
    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for Universal special license plates with the original and renewal fees and fee distribution as follows:
        (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
        
Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside
        
Monarch Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special Plate Fund.
    (f) The following funds are created as special funds in the State treasury:
        (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to
    
be paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects in this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-723, eff. 8-5-16.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-814)
    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special license plates.
    (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section. When applying for a Universal special license plate the applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record of that organization and that organization shall remain affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered, revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal, sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal special license plate other than a decal authorized by the General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, including motorcycles and autocycles, or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary governing the requirements for and approval of Universal special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow Universal special license plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a version of the special registration plates authorized under this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles and autocycles.
    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the organization designated by the applicant when applying for the plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into the special fund designated in the law authorizing the organization to issue decals for Universal special license plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.
    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for Universal special license plates with the original and renewal fees and fee distribution as follows:
        (1) Illinois Veterans' Homes.
            (A) Original issuance: $26, which shall be
        
deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $26, which shall be deposited into
        
the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-814, eff. 1-1-17.)

625 ILCS 5/3-699.15

    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.15)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 3-699.15. Coast Guard license plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue special registration plates designated as U.S. Coast Guard plates. The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the Secretary, shall accompany each application.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $26 fee for the original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee, if applicable. Of this fee, $11 shall be deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. For each registration renewal period, a $26 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $24 shall be deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-73, eff. 1-1-18.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 3 Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. OFFENSES AGAINST REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE LAWS OR
REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE

625 ILCS 5/3-701

    (625 ILCS 5/3-701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-701)
    Sec. 3-701. Operation of vehicles without evidence of registration - Operation under mileage plates when odometer broken or disconnected.
    (a) No person shall operate, nor shall an owner knowingly permit to be operated, except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, a vehicle upon any highway unless there shall be attached thereto and displayed thereon when and as required by law, proper evidence of registration in Illinois, as follows:
        (1) A vehicle required to be registered in Illinois.
    
A current and valid Illinois registration sticker or stickers and plate or plates, or an Illinois temporary registration permit, or a drive-away or in-transit permit, issued therefor by the Secretary of State.
        (2) A vehicle eligible for Reciprocity. A current and
    
valid reciprocal foreign registration plate or plates properly issued to such vehicle or a temporary registration issued therefor, by the reciprocal State, and, in addition, when required by the Secretary, a current and valid Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Prorate Decal issued therefor by the Secretary of State; or except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Chapter.
        (3) A vehicle commuting for repairs in Illinois. A
    
dealer plate issued by a foreign state shall exempt a vehicle from the requirements of this Section if the vehicle is being operated for the purpose of transport to a repair facility in Illinois to have repairs performed on the vehicle displaying foreign dealer plates. The driver of the motor vehicle bearing dealer plates shall provide a work order or contract with the repair facility to a law enforcement officer upon request.
    (b) A person may operate or permit operation of a vehicle upon any highway a vehicle that has been properly registered but does not display a current and valid Illinois registration sticker if he or she has proof, in the form of a printed receipt from the Secretary, that he or she registered the vehicle before the previous registration's expiration but has not received a new registration sticker from the Secretary. This printed proof of registration is valid for 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration sticker's date.
    (c) No person shall operate, nor shall any owner knowingly permit to be operated, any vehicle of the second division for which the owner has made an election to pay the mileage tax in lieu of the annual flat weight tax, at any time when the odometer of such vehicle is broken or disconnected, or is inoperable or not operating.
(Source: P.A. 98-971, eff. 1-1-15; 98-1103, eff. 1-1-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

625 ILCS 5/3-702

    (625 ILCS 5/3-702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-702)
    Sec. 3-702. Operation of vehicle when registration cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    (a) No person shall operate, nor shall an owner knowingly permit to be operated, upon any highway:
        (1) A vehicle the registration of which has been
    
cancelled, suspended or revoked; or
        (2) A vehicle properly registered in another
    
Reciprocal State, the foreign registration of which, or the Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Decal of which, has been cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    (b) No person shall use, nor shall any owner use or knowingly permit the use of any Illinois registration plate, plates or registration sticker, or any Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Prorate Decal which has been cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    (c) Any violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor unless:
        1. the registration of the motor vehicle has been
    
suspended for noninsurance, then the provisions of Section 3-708 of this Code apply in lieu of this Section.
        2. the registration of the motor vehicle has been
    
suspended for failure to purchase a vehicle tax sticker pursuant to Section 3-704.1 of this Code, then the violation shall be considered a business offense and the person shall be required to pay a fine in excess of $500, but not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-149; 87-1225.)

625 ILCS 5/3-703

    (625 ILCS 5/3-703) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-703)
    Sec. 3-703. Improper use of evidences of registration or certificate of title. No person shall lend to another any certificate of title, registration card, registration plate, registration sticker, special plate or permit or other evidences of proper registration issued to him if the person desiring to borrow the same would not be entitled to the use thereof, nor shall any person knowingly permit the use of any of the same by one not entitled thereto, nor shall any person display upon a vehicle any registration card, registration sticker, registration plate or other evidences of proper registration not issued for such vehicle or not otherwise lawfully used thereon under this Code. No person shall duplicate, alter or attempt to reproduce in any manner a registration plate or registration sticker issued under this Code. No person shall make fraudulent use of evidences of registration or certificates of title issued erroneously by the Secretary of State. No person shall manufacture, advertise, distribute or sell any certificate of title, registration card, registration plate, registration sticker, special plate or permit or other evidences of proper registration which purports to have been issued under this Code. The Secretary of State may request the Attorney General to seek a restraining order in the circuit court against any person who violates this Section by advertising such fraudulent items. Any violation of this Section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-551.)

625 ILCS 5/3-704

    (625 ILCS 5/3-704) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-704)
    Sec. 3-704. Authority of Secretary of State to suspend or revoke a registration or certificate of title; authority to suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle.
    (a) The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle or a certificate of title, registration card, registration sticker, registration plate, disability parking decal or device, or any nonresident or other permit in any of the following events:
        1. When the Secretary of State is satisfied that such
    
registration or that such certificate, card, plate, registration sticker or permit was fraudulently or erroneously issued;
        2. When a registered vehicle has been dismantled or
    
wrecked or is not properly equipped;
        3. When the Secretary of State determines that any
    
required fees have not been paid to the Secretary of State, to the Illinois Commerce Commission, or to the Illinois Department of Revenue under the Motor Fuel Tax Law, and the same are not paid upon reasonable notice and demand;
        4. When a registration card, registration plate,
    
registration sticker or permit is knowingly displayed upon a vehicle other than the one for which issued;
        5. When the Secretary of State determines that the
    
owner has committed any offense under this Chapter involving the registration or the certificate, card, plate, registration sticker or permit to be suspended or revoked;
        6. When the Secretary of State determines that a
    
vehicle registered not-for-hire is used or operated for-hire unlawfully, or used or operated for purposes other than those authorized;
        7. When the Secretary of State determines that an
    
owner of a for-hire motor vehicle has failed to give proof of financial responsibility as required by this Act;
        8. When the Secretary determines that the vehicle is
    
not subject to or eligible for a registration;
        9. When the Secretary determines that the owner of a
    
vehicle registered under the mileage weight tax option fails to maintain the records specified by law, or fails to file the reports required by law, or that such vehicle is not equipped with an operable and operating speedometer or odometer;
        10. When the Secretary of State is so authorized
    
under any other provision of law;
        11. When the Secretary of State determines that the
    
holder of a disability parking decal or device has committed any offense under Chapter 11 of this Code involving the use of a disability parking decal or device.
    (a-5) The Secretary of State may revoke a certificate of title and registration card and issue a corrected certificate of title and registration card, at no fee to the vehicle owner or lienholder, if there is proof that the vehicle identification number is erroneously shown on the original certificate of title.
    (b) The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle as follows:
        1. When the Secretary of State determines that the
    
owner of a vehicle has not paid a civil penalty or a settlement agreement arising from the violation of rules adopted under the Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law or the Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act or that a vehicle, regardless of ownership, was the subject of violations of these rules that resulted in a civil penalty or settlement agreement which remains unpaid.
        2. When the Secretary of State determines that a
    
vehicle registered for a gross weight of more than 16,000 pounds within an affected area is not in compliance with the provisions of Section 13-109.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        3. When the Secretary of State is notified by the
    
United States Department of Transportation that a vehicle is in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, as they are now or hereafter amended, and is prohibited from operating.
    (c) The Secretary of State may suspend the registration of a vehicle when a court finds that the vehicle was used in a violation of Section 24-3A of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to gunrunning. A suspension of registration under this subsection (c) may be for a period of up to 90 days.
(Source: P.A. 97-540, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/3-704.1

    (625 ILCS 5/3-704.1)
    Sec. 3-704.1. Municipal vehicle tax liability; suspension of registration.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        (1) "Municipality" means a city, village or
    
incorporated town with a population over 1,000,000.
        (2) "Vehicle tax" means a motor vehicle tax and any
    
related late fees or charges imposed by a municipality under Section 8-11-4 of the Illinois Municipal Code or under the municipality's home rule powers.
        (3) "Vehicle owner" means the registered owner or
    
owners of a vehicle who are residents of the municipality.
    (b) A municipality that imposes a vehicle tax may, by ordinance adopted under this Section, establish a system whereby the municipality notifies the Secretary of State of vehicle tax liability and the Secretary of State suspends the registration of vehicles for which the tax has not been paid. An ordinance establishing a system must provide for the following:
        (1) A first notice for failure to pay a vehicle tax
    
shall be sent by first class mail to the vehicle owner at the owner's address recorded with the Secretary of State whenever the municipality has reasonable cause to believe that the vehicle owner has failed to pay a vehicle tax as required by ordinance. The notice shall include at least the following:
            (A) The name and address of the vehicle owner.
            (B) The registration plate number of the vehicle.
            (C) The period for which the vehicle tax is due.
            (D) The amount of vehicle tax that is due.
            (E) A statement that the vehicle owner's
        
registration for the vehicle will be subject to suspension proceedings unless the vehicle owner pays the vehicle tax or successfully contests the owner's alleged liability within 30 days of the date of the notice.
            (F) An explanation of the vehicle owner's
        
opportunity to be heard under subsection (c).
        (2) If a vehicle owner fails to pay the vehicle tax
    
or to contest successfully the owner's alleged liability within the period specified in the first notice, a second notice of impending registration suspension shall be sent by first class mail to the vehicle owner at the owner's address recorded with the Secretary of State. The notice shall contain the same information as the first notice, but shall also state that the failure to pay the amount owing, or to contest successfully the alleged liability within 45 days of the date of the second notice, will result in the municipality's notification of the Secretary of State that the vehicle owner is eligible for initiation of suspension proceedings under this Section.
    (c) An ordinance adopted under this Section must also give the vehicle owner an opportunity to be heard upon the filing of a timely petition with the municipality. A vehicle owner may contest the alleged tax liability either through an adjudication by mail or at an administrative hearing, at the option of the vehicle owner. The grounds upon which the liability may be contested may be limited to the following:
        (1) The alleged vehicle owner does not own the
    
vehicle.
        (2) The vehicle is not subject to the vehicle tax by
    
law.
        (3) The vehicle tax for the period in question has
    
been paid.
    At an administrative hearing, the formal or technical rules of evidence shall not apply. The hearing shall be recorded. The person conducting the hearing shall have the power to administer oaths and to secure by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of relevant documents.
    (d) If a vehicle owner who has been sent a first notice of failure to pay a vehicle tax and a second notice of impending registration suspension fails to pay the vehicle tax or to contest successfully the vehicle owner's liability within the periods specified in the notices, the appropriate official shall cause a certified report to be sent to the Secretary of State under subsection (e).
    (e) A report of a municipality notifying the Secretary of State of a vehicle owner's failure to pay a vehicle tax or related fines or penalties under this Section shall be certified by the appropriate official and shall contain the following:
        (1) The name, last known address, and registration
    
plate number of the vehicle of the person who failed to pay the vehicle tax.
        (2) The name of the municipality making the report.
        (3) A statement that the municipality sent notices as
    
required by subsection (b); the date on which the notices were sent; the address to which the notices were sent; and the date of the hearing, if any.
    (f) Following receipt of the certified report under this Section, the Secretary of State shall notify the vehicle owner that the vehicle's registration will be suspended at the end of a reasonable specified period of time unless the Secretary of State is presented with a notice from the municipality certifying that the person has paid the necessary vehicle tax, or that inclusion of that person's name or registration number on the certified report was in error. The Secretary's notice shall state in substance the information contained in the certified report from the municipality to the Secretary, and shall be effective as specified by subsection (c) of Section 6-211 of this Code. The notice shall also inform the person of the person's right to a hearing under subsection (g).
    (g) An administrative hearing with the Office of the Secretary of State to contest an impending suspension or a suspension made under this Section may be had upon filing a written request with the Secretary of State. The filing fee for this hearing shall be $20 to be paid at the time the request is made.
        (1) The scope of any administrative hearing with the
    
Secretary of State to contest an impending suspension under this Section shall be limited to the following issues:
            (A) Whether the report of the appropriate
        
official of the municipality was certified and contained the information required by this Section.
            (B) Whether the municipality making the certified
        
report to the Secretary of State established procedures by ordinance for persons to challenge the accuracy of the certified report.
            (C) Whether the Secretary of State notified the
        
vehicle owner that the vehicle's registration would be suspended at the end of the specified time period unless the Secretary of State was presented with a notice from the municipality certifying that the person has purchased the necessary vehicle tax sticker or that inclusion of that person's name or registration number on the certified report was in error.
    A municipality that files a certified report with the Secretary of State under this Section shall reimburse the Secretary for all reasonable costs incurred by the Secretary as a result of the filing of the report, including but not limited to the costs of providing the notice required under subsection (f) and the costs incurred by the Secretary in any hearing conducted with respect to the report under this subsection and any appeal from that hearing.
    (h) After the expiration of the time specified under subsection (g), the Secretary of State shall, unless the suspension is successfully contested, suspend the registration of the vehicle until the Secretary receives notice under subsection (i).
    (i) Any municipality making a certified report to the Secretary of State under this subsection shall notify the Secretary of State, in a form prescribed by the Secretary, whenever a person named in the certified report has subsequently paid a vehicle tax or whenever the municipality determines that the original report was in error. A certified copy of the notification shall also be given upon request and at no additional charge to the person named in the report. Upon receipt of the notification or presentation of a certified copy of the notification by the municipality, the Secretary of State shall terminate the suspension.
    (j) To facilitate enforcement of municipal vehicle tax liability, a municipality may provide by ordinance for a program of vehicle immobilization as provided by Section 11-1430.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

625 ILCS 5/3-704.2

    (625 ILCS 5/3-704.2)
    Sec. 3-704.2. Failure to satisfy fines or penalties for toll violations or evasions; suspension of vehicle registration.
    (a) Upon receipt of a certified report, as prescribed by subsection (c) of this Section, from the Authority stating that the owner of a registered vehicle has failed to satisfy any fine or penalty resulting from a final order issued by the Authority relating directly or indirectly to 5 or more toll violations, toll evasions, or both, the Secretary of State shall suspend the vehicle registration of the person in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section.
    (b) Following receipt of the certified report of the Authority as specified in the Section, the Secretary of State shall notify the person whose name appears on the certified report that the person's vehicle registration will be suspended at the end of a specified period unless the Secretary of State is presented with a notice from the Authority certifying that the fines or penalties owing the Authority have been satisfied or that inclusion of that person's name on the certified report was in error. The Secretary's notice shall state in substance the information contained in the Authority's certified report to the Secretary, and shall be effective as specified by subsection (c) of Section 6-211 of this Code.
    (c) The report from the Authority notifying the Secretary of unsatisfied fines or penalties pursuant to this Section shall be certified and shall contain the following:
        (1) The name, last known address, and driver's
    
license number of the person who failed to satisfy the fines or penalties and the registration number of any vehicle known to be registered in this State to that person.
        (2) A statement that the Authority sent a notice of
    
impending suspension of the person's driver's license, vehicle registration, or both, as prescribed by rules enacted pursuant to subsection (a-5) of Section 10 of the Toll Highway Act, to the person named in the report at the address recorded with the Secretary of State; the date on which the notice was sent; and the address to which the notice was sent.
    (d) The Authority, after making a certified report to the Secretary pursuant to this Section, shall notify the Secretary, on a form prescribed by the Secretary, whenever a person named in the certified report has satisfied the previously reported fines or penalties or whenever the Authority determines that the original report was in error. A certified copy of the notification shall also be given upon request and at no additional charge to the person named therein. Upon receipt of the Authority's notification or presentation of a certified copy of the notification, the Secretary shall terminate the suspension.
    (e) The Authority shall, by rule, establish procedures for persons to challenge the accuracy of the certified report made pursuant to this Section. The rule shall also provide the grounds for a challenge, which may be limited to:
        (1) the person not having been the owner or lessee of
    
the vehicle or vehicles receiving 5 or more toll violation or toll evasion notices on the date or dates the notices were issued; or
        (2) the person having already satisfied the fines or
    
penalties for the 5 or more toll violations or toll evasions indicated on the certified report.
    (f) All notices sent by the Authority to persons involved in administrative adjudications, hearings, and final orders issued pursuant to rules implementing subsection (a-5) of Section 10 of the Toll Highway Act shall state that failure to satisfy any fine or penalty imposed by the Authority shall result in the Secretary of State suspending the driving privileges, vehicle registration, or both, of the person failing to satisfy the fines or penalties imposed by the Authority.
    (g) A person may request an administrative hearing to contest an impending suspension or a suspension made pursuant to this Section upon filing a written request with the Secretary. The filing fee for this hearing is $20, to be paid at the time of the request. The Authority shall reimburse the Secretary for all reasonable costs incurred by the Secretary as a result of the filing of a certified report pursuant to this Section, including, but not limited to, the costs of providing notice required pursuant to subsection (b) and the costs incurred by the Secretary in any hearing conducted with respect to the report pursuant to this subsection and any appeal from that hearing.
    (h) The Secretary and the Authority may promulgate rules to enable them to carry out their duties under this Section.
    (i) The Authority shall cooperate with the Secretary in the administration of this Section and shall provide the Secretary with any information the Secretary may deem necessary for these purposes, including regular and timely access to toll violation enforcement records.
    The Secretary shall cooperate with the Authority in the administration of this Section and shall provide the Authority with any information the Authority may deem necessary for the purposes of this Section, including regular and timely access to vehicle registration records. Section 2-123 of this Code shall not apply to the provision of this information, but the Secretary shall be reimbursed for the cost of providing this information.
    (j) For purposes of this Section, the term "Authority" means the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
(Source: P.A. 91-277, eff. 1-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/3-705

    (625 ILCS 5/3-705) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-705)
    Sec. 3-705. Suspending or revoking certificate or special plates of a manufacturer, engine and driveline component manufacturer, transporter, repossessor or dealer.
    The Secretary of State is also authorized to suspend or revoke a certificate or the special plates issued to a manufacturer, engine and driveline component manufacturer, transporter, repossessor or dealer upon determining that any such person is not lawfully entitled thereto or has made or knowingly permitted any illegal use of such plates or has committed fraud in the registration of vehicles or failed to give notices of transfers when and as required by this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 76-2139.)

625 ILCS 5/3-706

    (625 ILCS 5/3-706) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-706)
    Sec. 3-706. Owner to return evidences of registration upon cancellation, revocation or suspension. Whenever the Secretary of State cancels or revokes the registration of a vehicle or a certificate of title, registration card, registration sticker or stickers, registration plate or plates, or a nonresident or other permit or the license of any dealer or wrecker, the owner or person in possession of the same shall immediately return the evidences of registration, title or license so cancelled or revoked to the Secretary.
    Whenever the Secretary suspends the registration of a vehicle or the license of any dealer or wrecker, the owner or person in possession of the same, upon request by the Secretary, shall immediately return all evidence of the registration or the license so suspended to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 85-1201.)

625 ILCS 5/3-707

    (625 ILCS 5/3-707) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-707)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-202)
    Sec. 3-707. Operation of uninsured motor vehicle - penalty.
    (a) No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
    (a-5) A person commits the offense of operation of uninsured motor vehicle causing bodily harm when the person:
        (1) operates a motor vehicle in violation of Section
    
7-601 of this Code; and
        (2) causes, as a proximate result of the person's
    
operation of the motor vehicle, bodily harm to another person.
    (a-6) Uninsured operation of a motor vehicle under subsection (a-5) is a Class A misdemeanor. If a person convicted of the offense of operation of a motor vehicle under subsection (a-5) has previously been convicted of 2 or more violations of subsection (a-5) of this Section or of Section 7-601 of this Code, a fine of $2,500, in addition to any sentence of incarceration, must be imposed.
    (b) Any person who fails to comply with a request by a law enforcement officer for display of evidence of insurance, as required under Section 7-602 of this Code, shall be deemed to be operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
    (c) Except as provided in subsections (a-6) and (c-5), any operator of a motor vehicle subject to registration under this Code who is convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense and shall be required to pay a fine in excess of $500, but not more than $1,000, except a person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and shall be required to pay a fine of $1,000. However, no person charged with violating this Section shall be convicted if such person produces in court satisfactory evidence that at the time of the arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The chief judge of each circuit may designate an officer of the court to review the documentation demonstrating that at the time of arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
    (c-1) A person convicted of violating this Section shall also have his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges suspended for 3 months. After the expiration of the 3 months, the person's driver's license, permit, or privileges shall not be reinstated until he or she has paid a reinstatement fee of $100. If a person violates this Section while his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges are suspended under this subsection (c-1), his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges shall be suspended for an additional 6 months and until he or she pays the reinstatement fee.
    (c-5) A person who (i) has not previously been convicted of or received a disposition of court supervision for violating this Section and (ii) produces at his or her court appearance satisfactory evidence that the motor vehicle is covered, as of the date of the court appearance, by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code shall, for a violation of this Section, other than a violation of subsection (a-5), pay a fine of $100 and receive a disposition of court supervision. The person must, on the date that the period of court supervision is scheduled to terminate, produce satisfactory evidence that the vehicle was covered by the required liability insurance policy during the entire period of court supervision.
    An officer of the court designated under subsection (c) may also review liability insurance documentation under this subsection (c-5) to determine if the motor vehicle is, as of the date of the court appearance, covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The officer of the court shall also determine, on the date the period of court supervision is scheduled to terminate, whether the vehicle was covered by the required policy during the entire period of court supervision.
    (d) A person convicted a third or subsequent time of violating this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance must give proof to the Secretary of State of the person's financial responsibility as defined in Section 7-315. The person must maintain the proof in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary for a minimum period of 3 years after the date the proof is first filed. The Secretary must suspend the driver's license of any person determined by the Secretary not to have provided adequate proof of financial responsibility as required by this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 99-613, eff. 1-1-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-202)
    Sec. 3-707. Operation of uninsured motor vehicle - penalty.
    (a) No person shall operate a motor vehicle in this State unless the motor vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
    (a-5) A person commits the offense of operation of uninsured motor vehicle causing bodily harm when the person:
        (1) operates a motor vehicle in violation of Section
    
7-601 of this Code; and
        (2) causes, as a proximate result of the person's
    
operation of the motor vehicle, bodily harm to another person.
    (a-6) Uninsured operation of a motor vehicle under subsection (a-5) is a Class A misdemeanor. If a person convicted of the offense of operation of a motor vehicle under subsection (a-5) has previously been convicted of 2 or more violations of subsection (a-5) of this Section or of Section 7-601 of this Code, a fine of $2,500, in addition to any sentence of incarceration, must be imposed.
    (b) Any person who fails to comply with a request by a law enforcement officer for display of evidence of insurance, as required under Section 7-602 of this Code, shall be deemed to be operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
    (c) Except as provided in subsections (a-6) and (c-5), any operator of a motor vehicle subject to registration under this Code who is convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense and shall be required to pay a fine in excess of $500, but not more than $1,000, except a person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and shall be required to pay a fine of $1,000. However, no person charged with violating this Section shall be convicted if such person produces in court satisfactory evidence that at the time of the arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The chief judge of each circuit may designate an officer of the court to review the documentation demonstrating that at the time of arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
    (c-1) A person convicted of violating this Section shall also have his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges suspended for 3 months. After the expiration of the 3 months, the person's driver's license, permit, or privileges shall not be reinstated until he or she has paid a reinstatement fee of $100. If a person violates this Section while his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges are suspended under this subsection (c-1), his or her driver's license, permit, or privileges shall be suspended for an additional 6 months and until he or she pays the reinstatement fee.
    (c-5) A person who (i) has not previously been convicted of or received a disposition of court supervision for violating this Section and (ii) produces at his or her court appearance satisfactory evidence that the motor vehicle is covered, as of the date of the court appearance, by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code shall, for a violation of this Section, other than a violation of subsection (a-5), pay a fine of $100 and receive a disposition of court supervision. The person must, on the date that the period of court supervision is scheduled to terminate, produce satisfactory evidence that the vehicle was covered by the required liability insurance policy during the entire period of court supervision.
    An officer of the court designated under subsection (c) may also review liability insurance documentation under this subsection (c-5) to determine if the motor vehicle is, as of the date of the court appearance, covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The officer of the court shall also determine, on the date the period of court supervision is scheduled to terminate, whether the vehicle was covered by the required policy during the entire period of court supervision.
    (d) A person convicted a third or subsequent time of violating this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance must give proof to the Secretary of State of the person's financial responsibility as defined in Section 7-315. The person must maintain the proof in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary for a minimum period of 3 years after the date the proof is first filed. The Secretary must suspend the driver's license of any person determined by the Secretary not to have provided adequate proof of financial responsibility as required by this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 99-613, eff. 1-1-17; 100-202, eff. 1-1-18.)