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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/6-522

    (625 ILCS 5/6-522) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-522)
    Sec. 6-522. Authority to Enter Agreements. The Secretary of State may enter into or make agreements, arrangements, or declarations to carry out the provisions of this UCDLA.
(Source: P.A. 86-845.)

625 ILCS 5/6-523

    (625 ILCS 5/6-523) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-523)
    Sec. 6-523. Reciprocity.
    (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a person may drive a commercial motor vehicle in this State if the person has a valid CDL, non-domiciled CDL, CLP, or non-domiciled CLP issued by another State or foreign jurisdiction as long as that person has not been an established domiciliary of this State for 30 days or more.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall give out of state convictions full faith and credit and treat them for sanctioning purposes, under this UCDLA, just as if they occurred in this State.
    (c) A CLP or CDL issued by this State or any other state before the date on and after which the state is prohibited from issuing CLPs or CDLs under 49 C.F.R. Part 384, remains valid until its stated expiration date.
(Source: P.A. 98-176 (see Section 10 of P.A. 98-722 and Section 10 of P.A. 99-414 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 98-176).)

625 ILCS 5/6-524

    (625 ILCS 5/6-524) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-524)
    Sec. 6-524. Penalties.
    (a) Every person convicted of violating any provision of this UCDLA for which another penalty is not provided shall for a first offense be guilty of a petty offense; and for a second conviction for any offense committed within 3 years of any previous offense, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
    (b) Any person convicted of violating subsection (b) of Section 6-506 of this Code shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000.
    (c) Any person or employer convicted of violating paragraph (5) of subsection (a) or subsection (b-3) or (b-5) of Section 6-506 shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,750 nor more than $25,000.
    (d) Any person convicted of violating paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (b) or subsection (b-3) or (b-5) of Section 6-507 shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,750 nor more than $25,000 for a first conviction and not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000 for a second conviction.
(Source: P.A. 95-382, eff. 8-23-07; 96-544, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1080, eff. 7-16-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-525

    (625 ILCS 5/6-525) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-525)
    Sec. 6-525. Severability. The provisions of this UCLDA shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this UCLDA is declared to be contrary to the Constitutions of this State, or of the United States, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this UCDLA.
(Source: P.A. 86-845.)

625 ILCS 5/6-526

    (625 ILCS 5/6-526)
    Sec. 6-526. Prohibition against texting.
    (a) A driver may not engage in texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle.
    (b) A motor carrier may not allow or require its drivers to engage in texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, when a person is operating a commercial motor vehicle, driving means operating a commercial motor vehicle on a highway, including while temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays. Driving does not include operating a commercial motor vehicle when the driver has moved the vehicle to the side of, or off, a highway and has halted in a location where the vehicle can safely remain stationary.
    (d) Texting while driving is permissible by a driver of a commercial motor vehicle when necessary to communicate with law enforcement officials or other emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 97-829, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/6-527

    (625 ILCS 5/6-527)
    Sec. 6-527. Using a hand-held mobile telephone.
    (a) A driver may not use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving a commercial motor vehicle.
    (b) A motor carrier may not allow or require its drivers to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving a commercial motor vehicle.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, driving means operating a commercial motor vehicle on a highway, including while temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays. Driving does not include operating a commercial motor vehicle when the driver has moved the vehicle to the side of, or off, a highway and has halted in a location where the vehicle can safely remain stationary.
    (d) Using a hand-held mobile telephone is permissible by a driver of a commercial motor vehicle when necessary to communicate with law enforcement officials or other emergency services.
(Source: P.A. 97-829, eff. 1-1-13.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. PENALTIES

625 ILCS 5/6-601

    (625 ILCS 5/6-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-601)
    Sec. 6-601. Penalties.
    (a) It is a petty offense for any person to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter unless such violation is by this Code or other law of this State declared to be a misdemeanor or a felony.
    (b) General penalties. Unless another penalty is in this Code or other laws of this State, every person convicted of a petty offense for the violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.
    (c) Unlicensed driving. Except as hereinafter provided a violation of Section 6-101 shall be:
        1. A Class A misdemeanor if the person failed to
    
obtain a driver's license or permit after expiration of a period of revocation.
        2. A Class B misdemeanor if the person has been
    
issued a driver's license or permit, which has expired, and if the period of expiration is greater than one year; or if the person has never been issued a driver's license or permit, or is not qualified to obtain a driver's license or permit because of his age.
        3. A petty offense if the person has been issued a
    
temporary visitor's driver's license or permit and is unable to provide proof of liability insurance as provided in subsection (d-5) of Section 6-105.1.
    If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time when such licensee's driver's license was suspended under the provisions of Section 6-306.3 or 6-308, then such act shall be a petty offense (provided the licensee has answered the charge which was the basis of the suspension under Section 6-306.3 or 6-308), and there shall be imposed no additional like period of suspension as provided in paragraph (b) of Section 6-303.
    (d) For violations of this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a violation is a petty offense as defined by Section 5-1-17 of the Unified Code of Corrections, excluding business offenses as defined by Section 5-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a violation of Section 15-111 or subsection (d) of Section 3-401 of this Code, if the violation may be satisfied without a court appearance, the violator may, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule, satisfy the case with a written plea of guilty and payment of fines, penalties, and costs equal to the bail amount established by the Supreme Court for the offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-1157, eff. 11-28-13; 98-870, eff. 1-1-15; 98-1134, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. DRIVER LICENSE COMPACT

625 ILCS 5/6-700

    (625 ILCS 5/6-700) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-700)
    Sec. 6-700. Definitions.
    As used in this compact:
    (a) "State" means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    (b) "Home state" means the state which has issued and has the power to suspend or revoke the use of the license or permit to operate a motor vehicle.
    (c) "Conviction" means a conviction of any offense related to the use or operation of a motor vehicle which is prohibited by state law, municipal ordinance or administrative rule or regulation, or a forfeiture of bail, bond or other security deposited to secure appearance by a person charged with having committed any such offense, and which conviction or forfeiture is required to be reported to the licensing authority.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)