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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/4-213

    (625 ILCS 5/4-213) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-213)
    Sec. 4-213. Liability of law enforcement officers, agencies, and towing services.
    (a) A law enforcement officer or agency, a department of municipal government designated under Section 4-212.1 or its officers or employees, or a towing service owner, operator, or employee shall not be held to answer or be liable for damages in any action brought by the registered owner, former registered owner, or his legal representative, lienholder or any other person legally entitled to the possession of a vehicle when the vehicle was processed and sold or disposed of as provided by this Chapter.
    (b) A towing service, and any of its officers or employees, that removes or tows a vehicle as a result of being directed to do so by a law enforcement officer or agency or a department of municipal government or its officers or employees shall not be held to answer or be liable for loss of or damages to any real or personal property that occurs in the course of the removal or towing of a vehicle or its contents (i) on a limited access highway in a designated Incident Management Program that uses fast lane clearance techniques as defined by the Department of Transportation or (ii) at the direction of a peace officer, a highway authority official, or a representative of local authorities, under Section 11-402 or 11-404 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-407, eff. 1-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/4-214

    (625 ILCS 5/4-214) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-214)
    Sec. 4-214. Violations of Section 4-201.
    (a) Any person who violates Section 4-201 of this Code or who aids and abets in that violation:
        (1) shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $200; and
        (2) shall be required by the court to make a
disposition on the abandoned or unclaimed vehicle and pay all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs pursuant to Section 4-203, subsections (a) and (e).
    (b) When a vehicle is abandoned, it shall be presumed that the last registered owner is responsible for the abandonment and shall be liable for all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs, less any amounts realized in the disposal of the vehicle. The last registered owner's liability for storage fees may not exceed a maximum of 30 days' storage fees.
    The presumption established under this subsection may be rebutted by a showing that, prior to the time of the tow:
        (1) a report of vehicle theft was filed with respect
to the vehicle; or
        (2) the vehicle was sold or transferred and the last
registered owner provides the towing service with the correct identity and address of the new owner at the time of the sale or transfer.
    If the presumption established under this subsection is rebutted, the person responsible for theft of the vehicle or to whom the vehicle was sold or transferred is liable for all towing, storage, and processing charges and collection costs.
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)

625 ILCS 5/4-214.1

    (625 ILCS 5/4-214.1)
    Sec. 4-214.1. Failure to pay fines, charges, and costs on an abandoned vehicle.     (a) Whenever any resident of this State fails to pay any fine, charge, or cost imposed for a violation of Section 4-201 of this Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, the clerk shall notify the Secretary of State, on a report prescribed by the Secretary, and the Secretary shall prohibit the renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the resident's driving privileges until the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full. The clerk shall provide notice to the owner, at the owner's last known address as shown on the court's records, stating that the action will be effective on the 46th day following the date of the above notice if payment is not received in full by the court of venue.
    (b) Following receipt of the report from the clerk, the Secretary of State shall make the proper notation to the owner's file to prohibit the renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the owner's driving privileges. Except as provided in subsection (d) of this Section, the notation shall not be removed from the owner's record until the owner satisfies the outstanding fine, charge, or cost and an appropriate notice on a form prescribed by the Secretary is received by the Secretary from the court of venue, stating that the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full. Upon payment in full of a fine, charge, or court cost which has previously been reported under this Section as unpaid, the clerk of the court shall present the owner with a signed receipt containing the seal of the court indicating that the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full, and shall forward immediately to the Secretary of State a notice stating that the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full.
    (c) Notwithstanding the receipt of a report from the clerk as prescribed in subsection (a), nothing in this Section is intended to place any responsibility upon the Secretary of State to provide independent notice to the owner of any potential action to disallow the renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the owner's driving privileges.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall renew, reissue, or reinstate an owner's driving privileges which were previously refused under this Section upon presentation of an original receipt which is signed by the clerk of the court and contains the seal of the court indicating that the fine, charge, or cost has been paid in full. The Secretary of State shall retain the receipt for his or her records.
(Source: P.A. 95-621, eff. 6-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/4-215

    (625 ILCS 5/4-215)
    Sec. 4-215. Rebuilt vehicles; clean titles. Persons licensed under Section 5-301 of this Code may obtain a certificate of title that does not bear the notation "REBUILT" from a certificate of purchase when the damage to the vehicle is 25% or less of its market value, there has been no structural damage to the vehicle, there is no history of a salvage certificate, and the vehicle has undergone a salvage inspection by the Secretary of State and a safety inspection under Section 13-101 of this Code. The application for a certificate of title shall contain an affirmation under penalty for perjury that the vehicle on the date of the application is not damaged in excess of 25% of its market value, has no structural damage, and has no history of salvage.
(Source: P.A. 89-433, eff. 12-15-95.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 4 Art. III

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 4 Art. III heading)

625 ILCS 5/4-300

    (625 ILCS 5/4-300) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-300)
    Sec. 4-300. Definitions.
    For the purposes of this Article, the following word shall have the meaning ascribed to it as follows:
    Board. The Vehicle Recycling Board of the State of Illinois, acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents.
(Source: P.A. 78-857.)

625 ILCS 5/4-301

    (625 ILCS 5/4-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-301)
    Sec. 4-301. State policy. The General Assembly finds that abandoned and derelict vehicles: constitute a safety hazard and a public nuisance; are detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the general public by harboring disease, providing breeding places for vermin, inviting plundering, creating fire hazards, and presenting physical dangers to children and others; produce scenic blights which degrade the environment and adversely affect land values and the proper maintenance and continuing development of the State of Illinois and all of its subdivisions; represent a resource out of place and an energy loss to the Illinois economy, and require state and local governmental attention, in conjunction with any federal governmental attention, in order to assure the expeditious removal and recycling of these abandoned and derelict vehicles.
    The General Assembly declares therefore, that it is the policy of the State of Illinois, to:
    1. Prohibit the abandonment of vehicles and the retention of derelicts, and to enforce such prohibition by law while reminding vehicle owners of their own individual responsibility to dispose of such vehicles;
    2. Encourage the development of procedures and techniques to facilitate the expeditious removal of abandoned and derelict vehicles from public or private premises;
    3. Encourage the State of Illinois and all of its political subdivisions, in cooperation with the federal government and the private sector of our State, and in cooperation with other states of the United States, to recover and recycle the resource represented by abandoned and derelict vehicles to the fullest extent practicable.
(Source: P.A. 81-653.)

625 ILCS 5/4-302

    (625 ILCS 5/4-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-302)
    Sec. 4-302. Vehicle Recycling Board. There is hereby created the Vehicle Recycling Board of the State of Illinois composed of the Secretary of Transportation, the Director of State Police, the Director of Public Health, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Superintendent of State Troopers or their designated representatives. The Governor shall designate the Chairman and Secretary of the Board.
    The Board shall appoint an advisory committee, of no less than 10 members, to include an official representative of the Office of the Secretary of State as designated by the Secretary; and other appropriate representatives from such sources as: statewide associations of city, county and township governing bodies; knowledgeable successful leaders from the auto recycling private sector; the State associations of chiefs of police, county sheriffs, police officers; and State agencies having a direct or indirect relationship with vehicle recycling.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

625 ILCS 5/4-303

    (625 ILCS 5/4-303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-303)
    Sec. 4-303. Tenure, vacancies and expenses. State officers and their designated representatives on the Board and representatives of the State agencies serving on the advisory committee, shall serve without additional compensation and their necessary expenses shall be borne by the State office or agency represented. Members of the advisory committee shall be reimbursed for their necessary expenses in their attendance to meetings and functions as required by the Board.
    The Board shall employ such personnel as deemed necessary by the Board to implement and administer this Act and any expenses incurred in its administration may be incurred and expended only within and pursuant to the appropriations made by the General Assembly.
    The records of the Board shall be subject to audit by the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 81-653.)