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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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, 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), and there shall be imposed no additional like period of suspension as provided in paragraph (b) of Section 6-303.
(Source: P.A. 96-607, eff. 8-24-09; 97-1157, eff. 11-28-13.)

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.)

625 ILCS 5/6-701

    (625 ILCS 5/6-701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-701)
    Sec. 6-701. Findings and Declaration of Policy.
        (a) The party states find that:
    1. The safety of their streets and highways is materially affected by the degree of compliance with state laws and local ordinances relating to the operation of motor vehicles.
    2. Violation of such a law or ordinance is evidence that the violator engages in conduct which is likely to endanger the safety of persons and property.
    3. The continuance in force of a license to drive is predicated upon compliance with laws and ordinances relating to the operation of motor vehicles, in whichever jurisdiction the vehicle is operated.
    (b) It is the policy of each of the party states to:
    1. Promote compliance with the laws, ordinances and administrative rules and regulations relating to the operation of motor vehicles by their operators in each of the jurisdictions where such operators drive motor vehicles.
    2. Make the reciprocal recognition of licenses to drive and eligibility therefor more just and equitable by considering the over-all compliance with motor vehicle laws, ordinances and administrative rules and regulations as a condition precedent to the continuance or issuance of any license by reason of which the licensee is authorized or permitted to operate a motor vehicle in any of the party states.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)

625 ILCS 5/6-702

    (625 ILCS 5/6-702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-702)
    Sec. 6-702. Reports of Conviction.
    The licensing authority of a party state shall report each conviction of a person from another party state occurring within its jurisdiction to the licensing authority of the home state of the licensee. Such report shall clearly identify the person convicted; describe the violation specifying the section of the statute, code or ordinance violated; identify the court in which action was taken; indicate whether a plea of guilty or not guilty was entered, or the conviction was a result of the forfeiture of bail, bond or other security; and shall include any special findings made in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)

625 ILCS 5/6-703

    (625 ILCS 5/6-703) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-703)
    Sec. 6-703. Effect of Conviction.
    (a) The licensing authority in the home state, for the purposes of suspension, revocation or limitation of the license to operate a motor vehicle, shall give the same effect to the conduct reported, pursuant to Section 6-702, as it would if such conduct had occurred in the home state, in the case of convictions for:
    1. Manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
    2. Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a narcotic drug, or under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders the driver incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle;
    3. Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
    4. Failure to stop and render aid in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another.
    (b) As to other convictions, reported pursuant to Section 6-702, the licensing authority in the home state shall give such effect to the conduct as is provided by the laws of the home state.
    (c) If the laws of a party state do not provide for offenses or violations denominated or described in precisely the words employed in paragraph (a) of this Section, such party state shall construe the denominations and descriptions appearing in paragraph (a) hereof as being applicable to and identifying those offenses or violations of a substantially similar nature, and the laws of such party state shall contain such provision as may be necessary to ensure that full force and effect is given to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)

625 ILCS 5/6-704

    (625 ILCS 5/6-704) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-704)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-176)
    Sec. 6-704. Applications for new licenses. Upon application for a license to drive, the licensing authority in a party state shall ascertain whether the applicant has ever held, or is the holder of a license to drive issued by any other party state. The licensing authority in the state where application is made shall not issue a license to drive to the applicant if:
        1. The applicant has held such a license, but the
    
same has been suspended by reason, in whole or in part, of a violation and if such suspension period has not terminated.
        2. The applicant has held such a license, but the
    
same has been revoked by reason, in whole or in part, of a violation and if such revocation has not terminated, except that after the expiration of one year from the date the license was revoked, such person may make application for a new license if permitted by law. The licensing authority may refuse to issue a license to any such applicant if, after investigation, the licensing authority determines that it will not be safe to grant to such person the privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the public highways.
        3. The applicant is the holder of a license to drive
    
issued by another party state and currently in force unless the applicant surrenders such license.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-176)
    Sec. 6-704. Applications for new licenses. Upon application for a license to drive, the licensing authority in a party state shall ascertain whether the applicant has ever held, or is the holder of a license to drive issued by any other party state. The licensing authority in the state where application is made shall not issue a license to drive to the applicant if:
        1. The applicant has held such a license, but the
    
same has been suspended by reason, in whole or in part, of a violation and if such suspension period has not terminated.
        2. The applicant has held such a license, but the
    
same has been revoked by reason, in whole or in part, of a violation and if such revocation has not terminated, except that after the expiration of one year from the date the license was revoked, such person may make application for a new license if permitted by law. The licensing authority may refuse to issue a license to any such applicant if, after investigation, the licensing authority determines that it will not be safe to grant to such person the privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the public highways.
        3. The applicant is the holder of a license to drive
    
issued by another party state and currently in force unless the applicant surrenders this license, except that if an applicant is applying only for a non-domiciled commercial learner's permit or non-domiciled commercial driver's license, the applicant is not required to surrender the license issued by the applicant's state or country of domicile.
(Source: P.A. 98-176, eff. 7-8-15 (see Section 10 of P.A. 98-722 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 98-176).)

625 ILCS 5/6-705

    (625 ILCS 5/6-705) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-705)
    Sec. 6-705. Applicability of Other Laws.
    Except as expressly required by provisions of this compact, nothing contained herein shall be construed to affect the right of any party state to apply any of its other laws relating to the licenses to drive to any person or circumstance, nor to invalidate or prevent any driver license agreement or other cooperative arrangement between a party state and a nonparty state.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)

625 ILCS 5/6-706

    (625 ILCS 5/6-706) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-706)
    Sec. 6-706. Compact Administrator and Interchange of Information.
    (a) The head of the licensing authority of each party state shall be administrator of this compact for his state. The administrators, acting jointly, shall have the power to formulate all necessary and proper procedures for the exchange of information under this compact.
    (b) The administrator of each party state shall furnish to the administrator of each other party state any information or documents reasonably necessary to facilitate the administration of this compact.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)

625 ILCS 5/6-707

    (625 ILCS 5/6-707) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-707)
    Sec. 6-707. Entry into Force and Withdrawal.
    (a) This compact shall enter into force and become effective as to any state when it has enacted the same into law.
    (b) Any party state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute repealing the same, but no such withdrawal shall take effect until 6 months after the executive head of the withdrawing state has given notice of the withdrawal to the executive heads of all other party states. No withdrawal shall affect the validity or applicability by the licensing authorities of states remaining party to the compact of any report of conviction occurring prior to the withdrawal.
(Source: P.A. 76-1615.)

625 ILCS 5/6-708

    (625 ILCS 5/6-708) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-708)
    Sec. 6-708. Construction and Severability.
    (a) This compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any state party thereto, the compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining states and in full force and effect as to the state affected as to all severable matters.
    (b) As used in the compact, the term "licensing authority" with reference to this state, means the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall furnish to the appropriate authorities of any other party state any information or documents reasonably necessary to facilitate the administration of Sections 6-702, 6-703 and 6-704 of the compact.
    (c) The compact administrator provided for in Section 6-706 of the compact shall not be entitled to any additional compensation on account of his service as such administrator, but shall be entitled to expenses incurred in connection with his duties and responsibilities as such administrator, in the same manner as for expenses incurred in connection with any other duties or responsibilities of his office or employment.
    (d) As used in the compact, with reference to this state, the term "executive head" shall mean the Governor.
    (e) The phrase "manslaughter or negligent homicide," as used in subparagraph (1) of paragraph (a) of Section 6-703 of the compact includes the offense of reckless homicide as defined in Section 9-3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or in any predecessor statute, as well as the offenses of second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
    The offense described in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (a) of Section 6-703 of the compact includes any violation of Section 11-501 of this Code or any similar provision of a local ordinance.
    The offense described in subparagraph (4) of paragraph (a) of Section 6-703 of the compact includes any violation of paragraph (a) of Section 11-401 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. NONRESIDENT VIOLATOR COMPACT

625 ILCS 5/6-800

    (625 ILCS 5/6-800) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-800)
    Sec. 6-800. The Nonresident Violator Compact, hereinafter referred to as the Compact, is hereby enacted into law and entered into with all other jurisdictions legally joining therein.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-801

    (625 ILCS 5/6-801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-801)
    Sec. 6-801. Findings, Declaration of Policy and Purpose. (a) The party jurisdictions find that:
    1. In most instances, a motorist who is cited for a traffic violation in a jurisdiction other than the motorist's home jurisdiction:
    (i) Must post collateral or bond to secure appearance for trial at a later date; or
    (ii) If unable to post collateral or bond, is taken into custody until the collateral or bond is posted; or
    (iii) Is taken directly to court for immediate disposition.
    2. A motorist receiving a traffic citation in the motorist's home jurisdiction is permitted, except for certain violations, to accept the citation from the officer at the scene of the violation, voluntarily deposit a valid driver's license and immediately continue after promising or being instructed to comply with the terms of the citation.
    3. The purpose of the practices described in subsections 1 and 2 of paragraph (a) is to ensure compliance with the terms of a traffic citation by the motorist who, if permitted to continue after receiving the traffic citation, could return to the motorist's home jurisdiction and disregard any duty under the terms of the traffic citation.
    4. The practice described in subsection 1 of paragraph (a) causes unnecessary inconvenience and, at times, a hardship for the motorist who is unable at the time to post collateral, furnish a bond, stand trial, or pay the fine, and thus is compelled to remain in custody until some arrangement can be made.
    5. The deposit of a driver's license as a bail bond, as described in subsection 2 of paragraph (a), is viewed with disfavor.
    6. The practices described herein consume an undue amount of law enforcement time.
    (b) It is the policy of the party jurisdictions to:
    1. Seek compliance with the laws, ordinances, and administrative rules and regulations relating to the operation of motor vehicles in each of the jurisdictions.
    2. Allow a motorist to accept a traffic citation for certain violations and proceed without delay whether or not the motorist is a resident of the jurisdiction in which the citation was issued.
    3. Extend cooperation to its fullest extent among the jurisdictions for obtaining compliance with the terms of a traffic citation issued in one jurisdiction to a resident of another jurisdiction.
    4. Maximize effective utilization of law enforcement personnel and assist court systems in the efficient disposition of traffic violations.
    (c) The purpose of the Compact is to:
    1. Provide a means through which the party jurisdictions may participate in a reciprocal program to effectuate the policies enumerated in paragraph (b) above in a uniform and orderly manner.
    2. Provide for the fair and impartial treatment of traffic violators operating within party jurisdictions in recognition of the motorist's right of due process and the sovereign status of a party jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-802

    (625 ILCS 5/6-802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-802)
    Sec. 6-802. Definitions. In the Nonresident Violator Compact, the following words have the meanings indicated, unless the context requires otherwise.
    1. "Citation" means any summons, ticket, or other official document issued by a police officer for a traffic violation containing an order which requires the motorist to respond.
    2. "Collateral" means any cash or other security deposited to secure an appearance for trial, following the issuance by a police officer of a citation for a traffic violation.
    3. "Court" means a court of law or traffic tribunal.
    4. "Driver's license" means any license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle issued under the laws of this State.
    5. "Home Jurisdiction" means the jurisdiction that issued the driver's license of the traffic violator.
    6. "Issuing jurisdiction" means the jurisdiction in which the traffic citation was issued to the motorist.
    7. "Jurisdiction" means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    8. "Motorist" means a driver of a motor vehicle operating in a party jurisdiction.
    9. "Personal recognizance" means an agreement by a motorist made at the time of issuance of the traffic citation that such motorist will comply with the terms of that traffic citation.
    10. "Police officer" means every officer authorized to make arrests and issue citations for traffic violations.
    11. "Secretary" means the Illinois Secretary of State.
    12. "Terms of the citation" means those options expressly stated upon the citation.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-803

    (625 ILCS 5/6-803) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-803)
    Sec. 6-803. Procedure for Issuing Jurisdiction. (a) When issuing a citation for a traffic violation, a police officer shall issue the citation to a motorist who possesses a valid driver's license issued by a party jurisdiction and shall not, subject to the exceptions noted in Section 6-306.4 of this Code and paragraph (b) of this Section require the motorist to post collateral to secure appearance, if the officer receives the motorist's personal recognizance to comply with the terms of the citation.
    (b) Personal recognizance is acceptable only if not prohibited by law. If mandatory appearance is required, it must take place according to law, following issuance of the citation.
    (c) Upon failure of a motorist to comply with the terms of a traffic citation, the appropriate official shall report the failure to comply, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary, to the licensing authority of the jurisdiction in which the traffic citation was issued. The report shall be made in accordance with procedures specified by the Secretary and shall contain information as specified by the Secretary as minimum requirements for effective processing by the home jurisdiction.
    (d) Upon receipt of the report, the Secretary shall transmit to the licensing authority in the home jurisdiction of the motorist the information in a form and content as contained in the Compact Manual.
    (e) The Secretary may not, except as provided under Section 6-306.4 of this Code, suspend the privileges of a motorist for whom a report has been transmitted, under the terms of this Compact, to another member jurisdiction.
    (f) The Secretary shall not transmit a report on any violation if the date of transmission is more than 6 months after the date on which the traffic citation was issued.
    (g) The Secretary shall not transmit a report on any violation where the date of issuance of the citation predates the most recent of the effective dates of entry for the two jurisdictions affected.
(Source: P.A. 84-1231.)

625 ILCS 5/6-804

    (625 ILCS 5/6-804) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-804)
    Sec. 6-804. Procedure for Home Jurisdiction. (a) Upon receipt of a report of a failure to comply from the Secretary, the licensing authority of the home jurisdiction shall notify the motorist and initiate a suspension action in accordance with the home jurisdiction's procedures to suspend the motorist's driver's license until satisfactory evidence of compliance with the terms of the traffic citation has been furnished to the Secretary. Due process safeguards will be accorded.
    (b) The Secretary shall maintain a record of actions taken and make reports to issuing jurisdictions as provided in the Compact Manual.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-805

    (625 ILCS 5/6-805) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-805)
    Sec. 6-805. Applicability of Other Laws. Except as expressly required by provisions of this Compact, nothing contained herein shall be construed to affect the right of any party jurisdiction to apply any of its other laws relating to licenses to drive to any person or circumstance, or to invalidate or prevent any driver license agreement or other cooperative agreement between a party jurisdiction and a nonparty jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-806

    (625 ILCS 5/6-806) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-806)
    Sec. 6-806. Compact Administrator Procedures. (a) For the purpose of administering the provisions of this Compact and to serve as a governing body for the resolution of all matters relating to the operation of this Compact, a Board of Compact Administrators is established. The Board shall be composed of one representative from each party jurisdiction to be known as the Compact Administrator. The Compact Administrator shall be appointed by the Secretary and will serve and be subject to removal in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction represented. A Compact Administrator may provide for the discharge of duties and the performance of the functions as a Board Member to an alternate. An alternate may not be entitled to serve unless written identification notice has been given to the Board.
    (b) Each member of the Board of Compact Administrators shall be entitled to one vote. No action of the Board shall be binding unless taken at a meeting at which a majority of the total number of votes on the Board are cast in favor. Action by the Board shall be only at a meeting at which a majority of the party jurisdictions are represented.
    (c) The Board shall elect annually, from its membership, a Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    (d) The Board shall adopt bylaws, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Compact or the laws of a party jurisdiction, for the conduct of its business and shall have the power to amend and rescind its bylaws.
    (e) The Board may accept, for any of its purposes and functions under this Compact, any and all donations, grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials and services, conditional or otherwise, from any jurisdiction, the United States, or any other governmental agency, and may receive, utilize and dispose of the same.
    (f) The Board may contract with, or accept services or personnel from, any governmental or intergovernmental agency, person, firm, or corporation, or any private nonprofit organization or institution.
    (g) The Board shall formulate all necessary procedures and develop uniform forms and documents for administering the provisions of this Compact. All procedures and forms adopted pursuant to Board action shall be contained in the Compact Manual.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-807

    (625 ILCS 5/6-807) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-807)
    Sec. 6-807. Entry into Compact and Withdrawal. (a) This Compact shall become effective when it has been adopted by at least 2 jurisdictions.
    (b) Entry into the Compact shall be made by a Resolution of Ratification executed by the Secretary and submitted to the Chairman of the Board.
    1. The resolution shall be in a form and content as provided in the Compact Manual and shall include statements that in substance are as follows:
    (i) A citation of the authority by which the jurisdiction is empowered to become a party to this Compact.
    (ii) Agreement to comply with the terms and provisions of the Compact.
    (iii) That Compact entry is with all jurisdictions then party to the Compact and with any jurisdiction that legally becomes a party to the Compact.
    2. The effective date of entry shall be specified by the Secretary, but it shall not be before July 1, 1984 nor fewer than 60 days after notice has been given by the Chairman of the Board of Compact Administrators or by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators that each party jurisdiction has received the Secretary's resolution.
    A withdrawal shall not take effect until 90 days after notice of withdrawal is given. The notice shall be directed to the Compact Administrator of each member jurisdiction. No withdrawal shall affect the validity of this Compact as to the remaining party jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-808

    (625 ILCS 5/6-808) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-808)
    Sec. 6-808. Exceptions. The provisions of this Compact shall not apply to parking or standing violations, highway weight limit violations, or to violations of law governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-809

    (625 ILCS 5/6-809) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-809)
    Sec. 6-809. Amendments to the Compact. (a) This Compact may be amended from time to time. Amendments shall be presented in resolution form to the Chairman of the Board of Compact Administrators and may be initiated by one or more party jurisdictions.
    (b) Adoption of an amendment shall require endorsement of all party jurisdictions and shall become effective 30 days after the date of the last endorsement.
    (c) Failure of a party jurisdiction to respond to the Compact Chairman within 12 days after receipt of the proposed amendment shall constitute endorsement.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-810

    (625 ILCS 5/6-810) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-810)
    Sec. 6-810. Construction. This Compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes stated herein.
    If this Compact shall be held contrary to the Constitution of any jurisdiction party thereto, the Compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IX

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. DRIVER'S LICENSE MEDICAL REVIEW LAW OF 1992

625 ILCS 5/6-900

    (625 ILCS 5/6-900) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-900)
    Sec. 6-900. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Driver's License Medical Review Law of 1992.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-901

    (625 ILCS 5/6-901) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-901)
    Sec. 6-901. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article:
    "Board" means the Driver's License Medical Advisory Board.
    "Medical examiner" or "medical practitioner" means:
        (i) any person licensed to practice medicine in all
    
its branches in the State of Illinois or any other state;
        (ii) a licensed physician assistant who has been
    
delegated the performance of medical examinations by his or her supervising physician; or
        (iii) a licensed advanced practice nurse who has a
    
written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician which authorizes him or her to perform medical examinations.
(Source: P.A. 96-962, eff. 7-2-10; 97-185, eff. 7-22-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-902

    (625 ILCS 5/6-902) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-902)
    Sec. 6-902. Driver's License Medical Advisory Board; membership; terms; compensation; meetings.
    (a) There is established within the Office of the Secretary of State a Driver's License Medical Advisory Board consisting of at least 9 members appointed by the Secretary. Members' terms of service shall be set by the Secretary at his or her discretion. The members of the Board shall receive compensation from the Secretary at a rate per day designated by the Secretary for each day required for transacting business of the Board and shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties. The Secretary may also call in allied medical personnel to advise and consult with the Board. The Secretary shall select one of the members to act as Chairperson.
    (b) The Board, or any of its subdivisions, may meet at any place within the State and shall meet at the call of the Secretary as frequently as he or she deems necessary in order to properly discharge the functions prescribed by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-903

    (625 ILCS 5/6-903) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-903)
    Sec. 6-903. Standard for determining medical limitation; records.
    (a) The Secretary in cooperation with the Board shall establish standards for determining the degree to which a person's medical condition constitutes a limitation to the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle or causes the person to be a driving hazard.
    (b) The standards may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) Physical disorders characterized by momentary or
    
prolonged lapses of consciousness or control.
        (2) Disorders and impairments affecting the
    
cardiovascular functions.
        (3) Musculoskeletal disabilities and disorders
    
affecting musculoskeletal functions.
        (4) Vision and disorders affecting vision.
        (5) The use of or dependence upon alcohol or drugs.
        (6) The extent to which compensatory aids and devices
    
may be utilized.
        (7) Conditions or disorders that medically impair a
    
person's mental health.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-904

    (625 ILCS 5/6-904) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-904)
    Sec. 6-904. Referral of cases by the Secretary. The Secretary shall, when he or she has good cause to believe an individual by reason of a medical limitation would not be able to operate a motor vehicle safely, refer a case to the Board for consideration.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-905

    (625 ILCS 5/6-905) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-905)
    Sec. 6-905. Medical evaluations of individuals under review; scope of driving privileges; report to the Secretary.
    (a) Within the scope of the case request, as sent by the Secretary, a function of the Board shall be to make medical evaluations of the individual under review and determine what medical conditions exist that may impair the individual's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
    (b) Based on the medical evaluations and determination under subsection (a) and in accordance with established standards, the Board shall, among other things, indicate the scope of driving privileges that would enable the individual under review to operate a motor vehicle safely, including the extent to which compensatory aids and devices must be used and the need for ongoing review or evaluation.
    (c) The findings, determination, and recommendations of the Board or its subdivisions shall be forwarded to the Secretary who shall then take the action in accordance with the Board's recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-906

    (625 ILCS 5/6-906) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-906)
    Sec. 6-906. Request for a hearing.
    (a) After utilizing all possible review by the Board under this Act or any regulation promulgated by the Secretary, any person who has their driver's license restricted or canceled or is otherwise denied a license has a right to request a hearing under Section 2-118 of this Code. The request for a hearing shall be in writing.
    (b) The Secretary shall prescribe by rule and regulation the procedures to be followed at the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-907

    (625 ILCS 5/6-907) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-907)
    Sec. 6-907. Cooperation required of person under review.
    (a) In making an inquiry or conducting a hearing the Secretary or Board may require the person under review to:
        (1) Submit to a medical examination by a medical
    
examiner of the person's choice who is acceptable to the Secretary or Board.
        (2) Submit to a medical examination by an impartial
    
medical examiner after the person has submitted information from that person's own medical examiner.
        (3) Consent to make available to the Secretary or
    
Board all medical records pertaining to the reported conditions that may be necessary to aid the Board in formulating its findings and recommendations.
    (b) Any person under review who refuses to submit to an examination or to consent to provide information, or both, shall as a matter of law be considered unqualified to operate a motor vehicle until the individual complies with the Secretary's or Board's request and the Board is able to make its findings and recommendations, at which time the findings and recommendations shall control.
    (c) The results of any examination ordered or conducted by the Secretary or the Board shall be made available to the individual under review.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-908

    (625 ILCS 5/6-908) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-908)
    Sec. 6-908. Confidential information. As provided in subsection (j) of Section 2-123 of this Code, all information furnished to the Secretary or Board, the results of all examinations made at their direction, and all medical findings of the Board shall be confidential and for the sole use of the Board and the Secretary which may have access to the same for the purposes as set forth in this Act. Except as provided in this Section, no confidential information may be open to public inspection or the contents disclosed to anyone, except the person under review and then only to the extent necessary to comply with a request for discovery during the hearing process, unless so directed by a court of competent jurisdiction. If the Secretary receives a medical report regarding a driver that does not address a medical condition contained in a previous medical report, the Secretary may disclose the unaddressed medical condition to the driver or his or her physician, or both, solely for the purpose of submission of a medical report that addresses the condition.
(Source: P.A. 97-229, eff. 7-28-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-909

    (625 ILCS 5/6-909) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-909)
    Sec. 6-909. Rules and regulations; review under Administrative Review Law. The Secretary, in cooperation with the Board, shall administer and enforce this Act and shall have the power to make and institute reasonable rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-910

    (625 ILCS 5/6-910) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-910)
    Sec. 6-910. Liability of persons for information supplied to Board or Secretary. No member of the Board, medical practitioner, clinic, hospital, or mental institution, whether public or private, shall be liable or subject to criminal or civil action for any opinions, findings, or recommendations, or for any information supplied to the Secretary or the Board regarding persons under review, or for reports required by this Act, except for willful and wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-911

    (625 ILCS 5/6-911) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-911)
    Sec. 6-911. Information submitted by medical practitioners; police officers; State's attorneys; or members of the judiciary. Any qualified medical practitioner, commissioned police officer, State's attorney, or member of the judiciary acting in his or her official capacity may submit information to the Secretary relative to the medical condition of a person, including suspected chronic alcoholism or habitual use of narcotics or dangerous drugs, if the condition interferes with the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Persons reporting under this Section shall enjoy the same immunities granted members of the Board under Section 6-910.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-912

    (625 ILCS 5/6-912) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-112)
    Sec. 6-912. Severability. The provisions of this Article are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. X

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. X heading)
ARTICLE X. ENHANCED SKILLS DRIVING SCHOOLS
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1001

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1001)
    Sec. 6-1001. Enhanced skills driving schools.
    (a) As used in this Code, "enhanced skills driving school" means a school for teaching advanced driving skills, such as emergency braking, crash avoidance, and defensive driving techniques to licensed drivers for a fee, and does not mean a school for preparing students for examinations given by the Secretary of State.
    (b) No person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation shall operate an enhanced skills driving school unless issued a license by the Secretary. No enhanced skills driving school may prepare students for examinations given by the Secretary of State unless the school is also licensed under Article IV of Chapter 6 of this Code.
    (c) All behind-the-wheel instructions, practice, and experience offered by enhanced skills driving schools shall be on private property, such as race course facilities. The Secretary of State shall have the authority to inspect all facilities and to adopt rules to provide standards for enhanced skills driving school facilities. No behind-the-wheel instruction, practice, or experience may be given on public roadways.
    (d) The curriculum for courses and programs offered by enhanced skills driving schools shall be reviewed and approved by the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1002

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1002)
    Sec. 6-1002. Enhanced skills driving school qualifications. In order to qualify for a license to operate an enhanced skills driving school, each applicant must:
        (1) Be of good moral character;
        (2) Be at least 21 years of age;
        (3) Maintain bodily injury and property damage
    
liability insurance on motor vehicles while used in driving instruction, insuring the liability of the driving school, the driving instructors and any person taking instruction in at least the following amounts: $500,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident and, subject to said limit for one person, $1,000,000 for bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one accident and the amount of $100,000 for damage to property of others in any one accident. Evidence of such insurance coverage in the form of a certificate from the insurance carrier shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and such certificate shall stipulate that the insurance shall not be cancelled except upon 10 days' prior written notice to the Secretary of State;
        (4) Have the equipment necessary to the giving of
    
proper instruction in the operation of motor vehicles; and
        (5) Pay to the Secretary of State an application fee
    
of $500 and $50 for each branch application.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1003

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1003)
    Sec. 6-1003. Display of license. Each enhanced skills driving school must display at a prominent place in its main office all of the following:
        (1) The State license issued to the school;
        (2) The names, addresses, and State instructors
    
license numbers of all instructors employed by the school; and
        (3) The addresses of each branch office and branch
    
classrooms.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1004

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1004)
    Sec. 6-1004. Qualifications of enhanced skills driving school instructors. In order to qualify for a license as an instructor for an enhanced skills driving school, an applicant must:
        (1) Be of good moral character;
        (2) Have never been convicted of driving while under
    
the influence of alcohol, other drugs, or a combination thereof; leaving the scene of an accident; reckless homicide or reckless driving;
        (3) Be physically able to operate safely a motor
    
vehicle and to train others in the operation of motor vehicles;
        (4) Hold a valid drivers license; and
        (5) Pay to the Secretary of State an application and
    
license fee of $70.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1005

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1005)
    Sec. 6-1005. Renewal of license; enhanced skills driving school. The license of each enhanced skills driving school may be renewed subject to the same conditions as the original license, and upon the payment of a renewal license fee of $500 and $50 for each renewal of a branch application.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1006

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1006)
    Sec. 6-1006. Renewal of license; enhanced skills driving school instructor. The license of each enhanced skills driving school instructor may be renewed subject to the same conditions of the original license, and upon the payment of annual renewal license fee of $70.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1007

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1007)
    Sec. 6-1007. Licenses; form and filing. All applications for renewal of an enhanced skills driving school license or instructor's license shall be on a form prescribed by the Secretary, and must be filed with the Secretary not less than 15 days preceding the expiration date of the license to be renewed.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1008

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1008)
    Sec. 6-1008. Instructor's records. Every enhanced skills driving school shall keep records regarding instructors, students, courses, and equipment, as required by administrative rules prescribed by the Secretary. Such records shall be open to the inspection of the Secretary or his representatives at all reasonable times.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1009

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1009)
    Sec. 6-1009. Denial, cancellation, suspension, revocation, and failure to renew license. The Secretary may deny, cancel, suspend or revoke, or refuse to renew any enhanced skills driving school license or any enhanced skills driving school instructor license:
        (1) When the Secretary is satisfied that the licensee
    
fails to meet the requirements to receive or hold a license under this Code;
        (2) Whenever the licensee fails to keep records
    
required by this Code or by any rule prescribed by the Secretary;
        (3) Whenever the licensee fails to comply with any
    
provision of this Code or any rule of the Secretary made pursuant thereto;
        (4) Whenever the licensee represents himself or
    
herself as an agent or employee of the Secretary or uses advertising designed to lead or which would reasonably have the effect of leading persons to believe that such licensee is in fact an employee or representative of the Secretary;
        (5) Whenever the licensee or any employee or agent of
    
the licensee solicits driver training or instruction in an office of any department of the Secretary of State having to do with the administration of any law relating to motor vehicles, or within 1,500 feet of any such office; or
        (6) Whenever the licensee is convicted of driving
    
while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, or a combination thereof; leaving the scene of an accident; reckless homicide or reckless driving.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1010

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1010)
    Sec. 6-1010. Judicial review. The action of the Secretary in canceling, suspending, revoking, or denying any license under this Article shall be subject to judicial review in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County or the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and the rules adopted pursuant thereto are hereby adopted and shall apply to and govern every action for judicial review of the final acts or decisions of the Secretary under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1011

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1011)
    Sec. 6-1011. Injunctions. If any person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation operates in violation of any provision of this Article, or any rule, regulation, order, or decision of the Secretary of State established under this Article, or in violation of any term, condition, or limitation of any license issued under this Article, the Secretary of State, or any other person injured as a result, or any interested person, may apply to the circuit court of the county where the violation or some part occurred, or where the person complained of has an established or additional place of business or resides, to prevent the violation. The court may enforce compliance by injunction or other process restraining the person from further violation and compliance.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1012

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1012)
    Sec. 6-1012. Rules and regulations. The Secretary is authorized to prescribe by rule standards for the eligibility, conduct, and operation of enhanced driver skills training schools, and instructors and to adopt other reasonable rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1013

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1013)
    Sec. 6-1013. Deposit of fees. Fees collected under this Article shall be deposited into the Road Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 heading)
CHAPTER 7. ILLINOIS SAFETY AND FAMILY
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. ADMINISTRATION

625 ILCS 5/7-100

    (625 ILCS 5/7-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-100)
    Sec. 7-100. Definition of words and phrases. Notwithstanding the definitions set forth in Chapter 1, for the purposes of this Chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
    Administrative order of support. An order for the support of dependent children issued by an administrative body of this or any other State.
    Administrator. The Department of Transportation.
    Arrearage. The total amount of unpaid support obligations.
    Authenticated document. A document from a court which contains a court stamp, showing it is filed with the court, or notarized, or is certified by the custodian of the original.
    Compliance with a court order of support. The support obligor is no more than an amount equal to 90 days obligation in arrears in making payments in full for current support, or in making periodic payments on a support arrearage as determined by a court.
    Court order of support. A judgment order for the support of dependent children issued by a court of this State, including a judgment of dissolution of marriage. With regard to a certification by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services under subsection (c) of Section 7-702, the term "court order of support" shall include an order of support entered by a court of this or any other State.
    Driver's license. A license or permit to operate a motor vehicle in the State, including the privilege of a person to drive a motor vehicle whether or not the person holds a valid license or permit.
    Family financial responsibility driving permit. A permit granting limited driving privileges for employment or medical purposes following a suspension of driving privileges under the Family Financial Responsibility Law. This permit is valid only after the entry of a court order granting the permit and issuance of the permit by the Secretary of State's Office. An individual's driving privileges must be valid except for the family financial responsibility suspension in order for this permit to be issued. In order to be valid, the permit must be in the immediate possession of the driver to whom it is issued.
    Judgment. A final judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction of any State, against a person as defendant for damages on account of bodily injury to or death of any person or damages to property resulting from the operation of any motor vehicle.
    Obligor. The individual who owes a duty to make payments under a court order of support.
    Obligee. The individual or other legal entity to whom a duty of support is owed through a court order of support or the individual's legal representatives.
(Source: P.A. 95-685, eff. 10-23-07.)

625 ILCS 5/7-101

    (625 ILCS 5/7-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-101)
    Sec. 7-101. Administration of Illinois Safety and Family Financial Responsibility Law. The Secretary of State and the Department, within the scope of their respective duties and powers under this Code, shall administer and enforce this Chapter and may make rules and regulations necessary for its administration and shall provide for hearings upon request of persons aggrieved by orders or acts of the Secretary of State, and the Department under this Section. However, the Secretary of State and the clerks of the circuit courts, within the scope of their respective duties and powers under this Code, shall administer and enforce Article VII of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-92, eff. 7-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/7-102

    (625 ILCS 5/7-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-102)
    Sec. 7-102. Court Review. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the Administrator or the Secretary of State hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. SECURITY FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

625 ILCS 5/7-201

    (625 ILCS 5/7-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-201)
    Sec. 7-201. Application of Article II. The Administrator as soon as practicable after the receipt of the report, required to be filed under Sections 11-406 and 11-410, of a motor vehicle accident occurring within this State and that has resulted in bodily injury or death of any person or that damage to the property of any one person in excess of $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601) was sustained, shall determine:
        1. Whether Section 7-202 of this Code requires the
    
deposit of security by or on behalf of any person who was the operator or owner of any motor vehicle in any manner involved in the accident; and
        2. What amount of security shall be sufficient to
    
satisfy any potential judgment or judgments for money damages resulting from the accident as may be recovered against the operator or owner, which amount shall in no event be less than $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601).
(Source: P.A. 95-754, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/7-201.1

    (625 ILCS 5/7-201.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-201.1)
    Sec. 7-201.1. If the Administrator has not received a report required to be filed under Sections 11-406 and 11-410, or if the information contained in a report is insufficient, the Administrator shall send to the person required to file the report a written request for the missing report or the missing information. The Administrator shall send such request no later than 45 days after the accident or 7 days after receiving information that such accident has occurred, whichever is later.
    If the request is sent to a driver involved in an accident, the request or an attachment thereto shall contain in bold print a warning that failure to comply with the request within 15 days may result in the suspension of the driver's license.
(Source: P.A. 84-797.)

625 ILCS 5/7-201.2

    (625 ILCS 5/7-201.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-201.2)
    Sec. 7-201.2. The Administrator, within 30 days after compiling sufficient information on a motor vehicle accident, shall certify to the Secretary of State the name of each owner and the name of each operator of any vehicle involved in the accident, his determination that security is required under this Code, and the amount of the security. The Administrator also shall supply to the Secretary of State a copy of any accident report requested by the Secretary.
    The Administrator shall send a copy of the certification to each person whose name is certified. The copy, or an attachment thereto, shall contain in bold print an explanation that, because the person did not furnish the Department of Transportation with evidence that he or she is insured or otherwise able to pay for damages resulting from the accident, the person's name has been forwarded to the Secretary of State for possible suspension of his or her driver's license.
(Source: P.A. 84-797.)

625 ILCS 5/7-201.3

    (625 ILCS 5/7-201.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-201.3)
    Sec. 7-201.3. Administrator to itemize potential claims. The Administrator shall send by mail to the person required to deposit security an itemization of each potential claim of personal injury or property damage and the name and address of each potential claimant within the knowledge of the Administrator and upon which the determination of the amount of security is based.
(Source: P.A. 84-797.)

625 ILCS 5/7-202

    (625 ILCS 5/7-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-202)
    Sec. 7-202. Exceptions to requirements of security. (a) The requirements as to security and suspension as provided by Sections 7-201 and 7-205 shall not apply:
    1. To the driver or owner if such owner had in effect at the time of such motor vehicle accident a liability policy covering such driver and owner with respect to the vehicle involved in such motor vehicle accident;
    2. To the driver, if not the owner of such vehicle, if there was in effect at the time of such motor vehicle accident a liability policy or bond with respect to the operation of motor vehicles not owned by the driver;
    3. To the driver or owner if the liability of such driver or owner for damages resulting from such motor vehicle accident is covered by any other form of liability insurance policy or bond;
    4. To the driver or owner, if such owner is qualified as a self-insurer as provided in Section 7-502;
    5. To the owner if such owner at the time of such motor vehicle accident was in compliance with Section 8-101 or Section 9-101;
    6. To the driver or owner if such owner at the time of such motor vehicle accident was in compliance with the Federal Revised Interstate Commerce Act (P.L. 95-473), as now or hereafter amended;
    7. To the owner if the vehicle involved in such motor vehicle accident was owned by the United States, this State or any political sub-division of this State, any municipality therein, or any local Mass Transit District;
    8. To the driver or the owner of a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident wherein no injury or damage was caused to the person or property of any one other than such driver or owner;
    9. To the driver or the owner of a vehicle which at the time of the motor vehicle accident was parked, unless such vehicle was parked at a place where parking was at the time of the accident prohibited under any applicable law or ordinance;
    10. To the owner of a vehicle if at the time of the motor vehicle accident the vehicle was being operated without his permission, express or implied, or was parked by a person who had been operating such motor vehicle without such permission;
    11. To the driver, if not the owner, of a commercial motor vehicle on which there was no liability policy or bond with respect to the operation of such vehicle in effect at the time of the motor vehicle accident when the driver was operating the vehicle in the course of the driver's employment and had no actual knowledge of such lack of a liability policy or bond prior to the motor vehicle accident.
    (b) If at the time of the motor vehicle accident, an owner or driver is covered by a motor vehicle liability policy or bond meeting the requirements of this Code, such owner or driver shall be exempt from suspension under Section 7-205 as to that motor vehicle accident, if the company issuing the policy or bond has failed, and such policy or bond was not effective at the time of the motor vehicle accident or any time thereafter, provided, that the owner or driver had no knowledge of the company's failure prior to the motor vehicle accident, and such owner or driver has secured within 30 days after learning of such failure another liability policy or bond meeting the requirements of the Code relating to future occurrences or motor vehicle accidents.
    As used in this paragraph, the words "failed" or "failure" mean that the company has suspended operations by order of a court.
(Source: P.A. 85-293.)

625 ILCS 5/7-203

    (625 ILCS 5/7-203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-203)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-519)
    Sec. 7-203. Requirements as to policy or bond. No such policy or bond referred to in Section 7-202 shall be effective under this Section unless issued by an insurance company or surety company authorized to do business in this State, except that if such motor vehicle was not registered in this State, or was a motor vehicle which was registered elsewhere than in this State at the effective date of the policy or bond, or the most recent renewal thereof, such policy or bond shall not be effective under this Section unless the insurance company or surety company, if not authorized to do business in this State, shall execute a power of attorney authorizing the Secretary of State to accept service on its behalf of notice or process in any action upon such policy or bond arising out of such motor vehicle accident. However, every such policy or bond is subject, if the motor vehicle accident has resulted in bodily injury or death, to a limit, exclusive of interest and costs, of not less than $20,000 because of bodily injury to or death of any one person in any one motor vehicle accident and, subject to said limit for one person, to a limit of not less than $40,000 because of bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one motor vehicle accident, and, if the motor vehicle accident has resulted in injury to or destruction of property, to a limit of not less than $15,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one motor vehicle accident.
    Upon receipt of a written motor vehicle accident report from the Administrator the insurance company or surety company named in such notice shall notify the Administrator within such time and in such manner as the Administrator may require, in case such policy or bond was not in effect at the time of such motor vehicle accident.
(Source: P.A. 85-730.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-519)
    Sec. 7-203. Requirements as to policy or bond. No such policy or bond referred to in Section 7-202 shall be effective under this Section unless issued by an insurance company or surety company authorized to do business in this State, except that if such motor vehicle was not registered in this State, or was a motor vehicle which was registered elsewhere than in this State at the effective date of the policy or bond, or the most recent renewal thereof, such policy or bond shall not be effective under this Section unless the insurance company or surety company, if not authorized to do business in this State, shall execute a power of attorney authorizing the Secretary of State to accept service on its behalf of notice or process in any action upon such policy or bond arising out of such motor vehicle accident. However, every such policy or bond is subject, if the motor vehicle accident has resulted in bodily injury or death, to a limit, exclusive of interest and costs, of not less than $25,000 because of bodily injury to or death of any one person in any one motor vehicle accident and, subject to said limit for one person, to a limit of not less than $50,000 because of bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one motor vehicle accident, and, if the motor vehicle accident has resulted in injury to or destruction of property, to a limit of not less than $20,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one motor vehicle accident. The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply only to policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2015.
    Upon receipt of a written motor vehicle accident report from the Administrator the insurance company or surety company named in such notice shall notify the Administrator within such time and in such manner as the Administrator may require, in case such policy or bond was not in effect at the time of such motor vehicle accident.
(Source: P.A. 98-519, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/7-204

    (625 ILCS 5/7-204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-204)
    Sec. 7-204. Form and amount of security - Definition.
    (A) Any security required to be deposited under this Act shall be in the form as the Secretary of State may require by administrative rule, and in the amounts as the Administrator may determine to be sufficient to satisfy any judgment or judgments for damages against an operator or owner but in no case in excess of the limits specified in Section 7-203 of this Act in reference to the acceptable limits of a policy or bond nor for an amount less than $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601).
    (B) The person depositing security shall specify in writing the person or persons on whose behalf the deposit is made and, while at any time the deposit is in the custody of the Secretary of State or State Treasurer, the person depositing it may, in writing, amend the specification of the person or persons on whose behalf the deposit is made to include an additional person or persons; provided, however, that a single deposit of security shall be applicable only on behalf of persons, required to furnish security because of the same accident.
    (C) Within 10 days after any security required under the provisions of this Article is deposited with the Secretary of State, the Secretary shall send notice of the security deposit to the following, if known:
        1. To each owner and operator of any vehicle involved
    
in the accident that sustained damage in excess of $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601);
        2. To any person who sustained damage to personal or
    
real property in excess of $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601);
        3. To any person who was injured as a result of the
    
accident; and
        4. To the estate of any person killed as a result of
    
the accident.
(Source: P.A. 95-754, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/7-205

    (625 ILCS 5/7-205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-205)
    Sec. 7-205. Failure to deposit security - Hearings and suspensions. The Secretary of State, within 15 days after receipt of the determination of the Administrator that a deposit of security is required under this Code, shall review all reports, documents and other pertinent evidence in his possession, and make a preliminary finding as to whether or not there is a reasonable possibility of a civil judgment being entered in a court of proper jurisdiction against the person so certified by the Administrator under this Code.
    (a) Upon a preliminary finding that there is such a reasonable possibility, the Secretary of State shall notify such person by mail that his driving privileges, driver's license or registration will be suspended 45 days after the date of the mailing of the notice unless the person can prove to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that he has deposited or has had deposited and filed on his behalf the security required under this Code or, within 15 days of the mailing of such notice, requests a formal hearing to determine whether his driving privileges, driver's license or registration should be suspended or whether the Secretary should enter an order of exoneration, and that such hearing shall be scheduled within 45 days after the mailing of such notice in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Secretary of State.
    (b) Upon a preliminary finding that there is not such a reasonable possibility, the Secretary of State may elect to take no further action.
    (c) In the event an order of suspension so entered applies to a nonresident owner or driver, then the privilege of driving or using a motor vehicle within the territorial limits of this State shall be so suspended.
(Source: P.A. 84-797.)

625 ILCS 5/7-206

    (625 ILCS 5/7-206) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-206)
    Sec. 7-206. Release from liability. (a) A person shall be relieved from the requirement for deposit of security required by Section 7-201 in the event there shall be filed with the Secretary of State satisfactory evidence that the person who would otherwise be required to deposit security has been released from liability.
    (b) A covenant not to sue shall relieve the parties thereto as to each other from the security requirements of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-207

    (625 ILCS 5/7-207) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-207)
    Sec. 7-207. Adjudication of non-liability.
    A person shall be relieved from the requirement for deposit of security, required by Section 7-201 of this Act, in the event there shall be filed with the Secretary of State evidence satisfactory of a final adjudication of non-liability.
(Source: P.A. 77-327.)

625 ILCS 5/7-208

    (625 ILCS 5/7-208) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-208)
    Sec. 7-208. Agreements for payment of damages. (a) Any 2 or more of the persons involved in a motor vehicle accident subject to the provisions of Section 7-201 or their authorized representatives, may at any time enter into a written agreement for the payment of an agreed amount in installments, with respect to all claims for injuries or damages resulting from the motor vehicle accident.
    (b) The Secretary of State, to the extent provided by any such written agreement properly filed with him, shall not require the deposit of security and shall terminate any prior order of suspension, or, if security has previously been deposited, the Secretary of State shall immediately return such security to the depositor or an appropriate personal representative.
    (c) In the event of a default in any payment under such agreement and upon notice of such default the Secretary of State shall forthwith suspend the driver's license and registration, or nonresident's operating privileges, of such person in default which shall not be restored unless and until:
        1. Such person deposits and thereafter maintains
    
security as required under Section 7-201 in such amount as the Secretary of State may then determine,
        2. Two years have elapsed since the acceptance of the
    
notice of default by the Secretary of State and during such period no action upon such agreement has been instituted in any court having jurisdiction, or
        3. The person enters into a second written agreement
    
for the payment of an agreed amount in installments with respect to all claims for injuries or damages resulting from the motor vehicle accident.
(Source: P.A. 90-774, eff. 8-14-98.)

625 ILCS 5/7-209

    (625 ILCS 5/7-209) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-209)
    Sec. 7-209. Payment upon judgment. The payment of a judgment arising out of a motor vehicle accident or the payment upon such judgment of an amount equal to the maximum amount which could be required for deposit under this Article shall for the purposes of this Code be deemed satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-210

    (625 ILCS 5/7-210) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-210)
    Sec. 7-210. Termination of Security Requirement.
    The Secretary of State, if satisfied as to the existence of any fact which under Sections 7-206, 7-207, 7-208, or 7-209 would entitle a person to be relieved from the security requirements of this Article, shall not require the deposit of security by the person so relieved from such requirement and shall terminate any prior order of suspension in respect to such person, or if security has previously been deposited by such person, the Secretary of State shall immediately return such deposit to such person.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/7-211

    (625 ILCS 5/7-211) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-211)
    Sec. 7-211. Duration of suspension.
    (a) Unless a suspension is terminated under other provisions of this Code, the driver's license or registration and nonresident's operating privilege suspended as provided in Section 7-205 shall remain suspended and shall not be renewed nor shall any license or registration be issued to the person until:
        1. The person deposits or there shall be deposited
    
and filed on the person's behalf the security required under Section 7-201;
        2. Two years have elapsed following the date the
    
driver's license and registrations were suspended and evidence satisfactory to the Secretary of State that during the period no action for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident has been properly filed;
        3. Receipt of proper notice that the person has filed
    
bankruptcy which would include all claims for personal injury and property damage resulting from the accident; or
        4. After the expiration of 5 years from the date of
    
the accident, the Secretary of State has not received documentation that any action at law for damages arising out of the motor vehicle accident has been filed against the person.
    An affidavit that no action at law for damages arising out of the motor vehicle accident has been filed against the applicant, or if filed that it is not still pending shall be prima facie evidence of that fact. The Secretary of State may take whatever steps are necessary to verify the statement set forth in the applicant's affidavit.
    (b) The driver's license or registration and nonresident's operating privileges suspended as provided in Section 7-205 shall also remain suspended and shall not be renewed nor shall any license or registration be issued to the person until the person gives proof of his or her financial responsibility in the future as provided in Section 1-164.5. The proof is to be maintained by the person in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of State for a period of 3 years after the date the proof is first filed.
(Source: P.A. 90-264, eff. 1-1-98; 91-80, eff. 7-9-99.)

625 ILCS 5/7-212

    (625 ILCS 5/7-212) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-212)
    Sec. 7-212. Authority of Administrator and Secretary of State to decrease amount of security. The Administrator may reduce the amount of security ordered in any case within one year after the date of the accident, but in no event for an amount less than $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to Section 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with Section 7-601), if, in the judgment of the Administrator the amount ordered is excessive, or may revoke or rescind its order requiring the deposit of security in any case within one year after the date of the accident if, in the judgment of the Administrator, the provisions of Sections 7-202 and 7-203 excuse or exempt the operator or owner from the requirement of the deposit. In case the security originally ordered has been deposited the excess of the reduced amount ordered shall be returned to the depositor or his personal representative forthwith, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-214. The Secretary of State likewise shall have authority granted to the Administrator to reduce the amount of security ordered by the Administrator.
(Source: P.A. 95-754, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/7-213

    (625 ILCS 5/7-213) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-213)
    Sec. 7-213. Custody of security. Security deposited in compliance with the requirements of this Article shall be placed by the Secretary of State in the custody of the State Treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-214

    (625 ILCS 5/7-214) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-214)
    Sec. 7-214. Disposition of Security. Such security shall be applicable only to the payment of a judgment or judgments, rendered against the person or persons on whose behalf the deposit was made, for damages arising out of the accident in question, in an action at law, begun not later than two years after the later of (i) the date the driver's license and registration were suspended following the accident or (ii) the date of any default in any payment under an installment agreement for payment of damages, and such deposit or any balance thereof shall be returned to the depositor or his personal representative when evidence satisfactory to the Secretary of State has been filed with him:
        1. that there has been a release from liability, or
    
a final adjudication of non-liability; or
        2. a duly acknowledged written agreement in
    
accordance with Section 7-208 of this Act; or
        3. whenever after the expiration of two years after
    
the later of (i) the date the driver's license and registration were suspended following the accident or (ii) the date of any default in any payment under an installment agreement for payment of damages, the Secretary of State shall be given reasonable evidence that there is no such action pending and no judgment rendered in such action left unpaid.
    If, after releasing security to a judgment debtor or claimant, the balance of the security posted with the Secretary is $5 or less, the balance shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund. The Secretary shall compile a list of all security amounts of $5 or less annually in July and shall certify that amount to the State Comptroller. As soon as possible after receiving the certification, the State Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer the amount certified to the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-178, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/7-215

    (625 ILCS 5/7-215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-215)
    Sec. 7-215. Matters not to be evidence in civil suits. Any action taken pursuant to this Chapter, or the Rules and Regulations adopted hereunder, or findings of the Administrator or the Secretary of State upon which such action is based, or the security filed as provided in this Article shall not be referred to in any way, nor shall it be any evidence of the negligence or due care of either party, at the trial of any civil action to recover damages.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-216

    (625 ILCS 5/7-216) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-216)
    Sec. 7-216. Reciprocity - Residents and nonresidents - Licensing of nonresidents. (a) When a nonresident's operating privilege is suspended pursuant to Section 7-205 the Secretary of State shall transmit a certified copy of the record of such action to the official in charge of the issuance of driver's license and registration certificates in the state in which such nonresident resides, if the law of such other state provides for action in relation thereto similar to that provided for in paragraph (b).
    (b) Upon receipt of such certification that the operating privilege of a resident of this State has been suspended or revoked in any such other state pursuant to a law providing for its suspension or revocation for failure to deposit security for the payment of judgments arising out of a motor vehicle accident, or for failure to deposit security under circumstances which would require the Secretary of State to suspend a nonresident's operating privilege had the motor vehicle accident occurred in this State, the Secretary of State shall suspend the driver's license of such resident and all other registrations. Such suspension shall continue until such resident furnishes evidence of compliance with the law of such other state relating to the deposit of such security.
    (c) In case the operator or the owner of a motor vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident within this State has no driver's license or registration, such operator shall not be allowed a driver's license or registration until the operator has complied with the requirements of Sections 7-201 thru 7-216 to the same extent that would be necessary if, at the time of the motor vehicle accident, such operator had held a license and registration.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. PROOF OF
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FUTURE

625 ILCS 5/7-301

    (625 ILCS 5/7-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-301)
    Sec. 7-301. Application of Article III. The provisions of this Article requiring the deposit of proof of financial responsibility for the future, subject to certain exemptions, shall apply with respect to persons whose driver's license or driving privileges have been revoked as provided by this Code, or who have failed to pay judgments amounting to $500 or more as defined in Section 7-303.
(Source: P.A. 86-549; 87-829.)

625 ILCS 5/7-302

    (625 ILCS 5/7-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-302)
    Sec. 7-302. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1396. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/7-303

    (625 ILCS 5/7-303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-303)
    Sec. 7-303. Suspension of driver's licenses, registration certificates, license plates and registration stickers for failure to satisfy judgment.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall, except as provided in paragraph (d), suspend the driver's license issued to any person upon receiving an authenticated report as hereinafter provided for in Section 7-307 that the person has failed for a period of 30 days to satisfy any final judgment in amounts as hereinafter stated, and shall also suspend the registration certificate, license plates and registration sticker of the judgment debtor's motor vehicle involved in the crash as indicated in the authenticated report.
    (b) The term "judgment" shall mean: A final judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction of any State, against a person as defendant for damages on account of bodily injury to or death of any person or damages to property resulting from the operation, on and after July 12, 1938, of any motor vehicle.
    (c) The term "State" shall mean: Any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall not suspend the driver's license, registration certificates, registration stickers or license plates of the judgment debtor, nor shall such judgment debtor be subject to the suspension provisions of Sections 7-308 and 7-309 if all the following conditions are met:
        1. At the time of the motor vehicle accident which
    
gave rise to the unsatisfied judgment the judgment debtor was covered by a motor vehicle liability policy or bond meeting the requirements of this Chapter;
        2. The insurance company which issued the policy or
    
bond has failed and has suspended operations by order of a court;
        3. The judgment debtor had no knowledge of the
    
insurance company's failure prior to the motor vehicle accident;
        4. Within 30 days after learning of the insurance
    
company's failure the judgment debtor secured another liability policy or bond meeting the requirements of this Article relating to future occurrences or accidents;
        5. The insurance company which issued the motor
    
vehicle liability policy or bond that covered the judgment debtor at the time of the motor vehicle accident is unable to satisfy the judgment in the amounts specified in Section 7-311;
        6. The judgment debtor presents to the Secretary of
    
State such certified documents or other proofs as the Secretary of State may require that all of the conditions set forth in this Section have been met.
(Source: P.A. 98-178, eff. 1-1-14.)

625 ILCS 5/7-304

    (625 ILCS 5/7-304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-304)
    Sec. 7-304. Proof required. Upon the revocation of a driver's license of any person as provided in Section 6-113, 6-205 or 6-206, the Secretary of State shall suspend any and all of the registration certificates, license plates and registration stickers issued for any motor vehicle registered in the name of such person as owner except that the Secretary shall not suspend such evidences of registration in the event such owner has previously given or shall immediately give the Secretary and thereafter maintain for a period of 3 years, proof of financial responsibility in the manner hereinafter specified in this Article with respect to each and every motor vehicle owned and registered by such person.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-305

    (625 ILCS 5/7-305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-305)
    Sec. 7-305. Suspension until proof furnished. The suspension of such certificates of registration, license plates and registration stickers of such person as provided for in Section 7-304 shall remain in effect and the Secretary of State shall not issue to any such person any new or renewal of driver's license and shall not register or re-register in the name of such person any motor vehicle until permitted under this Article and not then unless and until said person gives proof of his financial responsibility in the future, as defined in this Code, such proof to be maintained by said person in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of State for a period of 3 years after the date such proof is first filed.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/7-306

    (625 ILCS 5/7-306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-306)
    Sec. 7-306. Action in respect to an unlicensed driver. Whenever any person who is not a resident of this State has been convicted of an offense which would require the revocation of the driver's license of a resident, such nonresident shall not operate any motor vehicle in this State nor shall any motor vehicle owned by such nonresident be operated within this State by any person, and the Secretary of State shall not issue to such nonresident any driver's license and shall not register any motor vehicle owned by such nonresident unless and until such nonresident shall give proof of financial responsibility.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-307

    (625 ILCS 5/7-307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-307)
    Sec. 7-307. Courts to report nonpayments of judgment. The clerk of a court, or the judge of a court which has no clerk shall forward to the Secretary of State, on a form prescribed by the Secretary, a certified record of any judgment for damages, the rendering and nonpayment of which judgment required the suspension of the driver's license and registrations in the name of the judgment debtor hereunder, such record to be forwarded to the Secretary of State upon request by the plaintiff after the expiration of 30 days after such judgment has become final and when such judgment has not been stayed or satisfied within the amounts specified in this Article as shown by the records of the Court.
(Source: P.A. 86-549.)

625 ILCS 5/7-308

    (625 ILCS 5/7-308) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-308)
    Sec. 7-308. Action in respect to nonresident for nonpayment of judgment. (a) If a person, whose failure to satisfy a judgment within 30 days after the same became final would require a suspension or revocation hereunder in respect to a resident, shall not be a resident of this State, such nonresident shall not operate any motor vehicle in this State, nor shall any motor vehicle owned by such nonresident be operated in this State by any person and the Secretary of State shall not issue to such nonresident a driver's license and shall not register any motor vehicle owned by such nonresident unless and until such nonresident shall give proof of financial responsibility and shall satisfy any such judgment as required with respect to a resident of this State.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall forward to the Motor Vehicle Commissioner or state officer performing the functions of a Commissioner in the state, foreign country, or province of the Dominion of Canada in which a judgment debtor resides, a certified record of any unsatisfied judgment rendered against such nonresident which requires suspension of such nonresident's driving privileges in this State.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-309

    (625 ILCS 5/7-309) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-309)
    Sec. 7-309. Suspension to continue until judgments paid and proof given.
    (a) The suspension of such driver's license, license plates and registration stickers shall remain in effect and no other vehicle shall be registered in the name of such judgment debtor, nor any new license issued to such person (including any such person not previously licensed), unless and until the Secretary of State receives authenticated documentation that such judgment is satisfied, or dormant as provided for in Section 12-108 of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended, or stayed by court order, and the judgment debtor gives proof of financial responsibility, as hereinafter provided. The Secretary of State may terminate the suspension of such person's driver's license, license plates and registration stickers and no proof of financial responsibility shall be required on any existing suspensions under this Article which are more than 20 years old.
    (b) Whenever, after one judgment is satisfied and proof of financial responsibility is given as herein required, another such judgment is rendered against the judgment debtor for any motor vehicle accident occurring prior to the date of the giving of said proof and such person fails to satisfy the latter judgment within the amounts specified herein within 30 days after the same becomes final, then the Secretary of State shall again suspend the driver's license of such judgment debtor and shall again suspend the registration of any vehicle registered in the name of such judgment debtor as owner. Such driver's license and registration shall not be renewed nor shall a driver's license and registration of any vehicle be issued to such judgment debtor while such latter judgment remains in effect and unsatisfied within the amount specified herein.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

625 ILCS 5/7-310

    (625 ILCS 5/7-310) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-310)
    Sec. 7-310. Petition for discharge filed in bankruptcy. A petition for discharge filed in bankruptcy following the rendering of any judgment shall relieve the judgment debtor from the requirements of this Chapter 7, except that the judgment debtor's drivers license shall remain suspended and may not be renewed, and the judgment debtor may not be issued a license or registration, until the judgment debtor gives proof of his or her financial responsibility in the future, as provided in Section 1-164.5. The proof is to be maintained by the judgment debtor, in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of State, for a period of 3 years after the date on which the proof is first filed.
    A petition for discharge filed in bankruptcy of the owner or lessee of a commercial vehicle by whom the judgment debtor is employed at the time of the motor vehicle accident that gives rise to the judgment also shall relieve the judgment debtor so employed from any of the requirements of this Chapter 7 if the discharge of the owner or lessee follows the rendering of the judgment and if the judgment debtor so employed was operating the commercial vehicle in connection with his regular employment or occupation at the time of the accident. This amendatory act of 1985 applies to all cases irrespective of whether the accident giving rise to the suspension of license or registration occurred before, on, or after its effective date.
(Source: P.A. 93-982, eff. 1-1-05.)

625 ILCS 5/7-311

    (625 ILCS 5/7-311) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-311)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-519)
    Sec. 7-311. Payments sufficient to satisfy requirements.
    (a) Judgments herein referred to arising out of motor vehicle accidents occurring on or after January 1, 1956, shall for the purpose of this Chapter be deemed satisfied:
        1. When $20,000 has been credited upon any judgment
    
or judgments rendered in excess of that amount for bodily injury to or the death of one person as the result of any one motor vehicle accident; or
        2. When, subject to said limit of $20,000 as to any
    
one person, the sum of $40,000 has been credited upon any judgment or judgments rendered in excess of that amount for bodily injury to or the death of more than one person as the result of any one motor vehicle accident; or
        3. When $15,000 has been credited upon any judgment
    
or judgments, rendered in excess of that amount for damages to property of others as a result of any one motor vehicle accident.
    (b) Credit for such amounts shall be deemed a satisfaction of any such judgment or judgments in excess of said amounts only for the purposes of this Chapter.
    (c) Whenever payment has been made in settlement of any claim for bodily injury, death or property damage arising from a motor vehicle accident resulting in injury, death or property damage to two or more persons in such accident, any such payment shall be credited in reduction of the amounts provided for in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-730.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-519)
    Sec. 7-311. Payments sufficient to satisfy requirements.
    (a) Judgments herein referred to arising out of motor vehicle accidents occurring on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, shall for the purpose of this Chapter be deemed satisfied:
        1. When $25,000 has been credited upon any judgment
    
or judgments rendered in excess of that amount for bodily injury to or the death of one person as the result of any one motor vehicle accident; or
        2. When, subject to said limit of $25,000 as to any
    
one person, the sum of $50,000 has been credited upon any judgment or judgments rendered in excess of that amount for bodily injury to or the death of more than one person as the result of any one motor vehicle accident; or
        3. When $20,000 has been credited upon any judgment
    
or judgments, rendered in excess of that amount for damages to property of others as a result of any one motor vehicle accident.
    The changes to this subsection made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply only to policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2015.
    (b) Credit for such amounts shall be deemed a satisfaction of any such judgment or judgments in excess of said amounts only for the purposes of this Chapter.
    (c) Whenever payment has been made in settlement of any claim for bodily injury, death or property damage arising from a motor vehicle accident resulting in injury, death or property damage to two or more persons in such accident, any such payment shall be credited in reduction of the amounts provided for in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-519, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/7-312

    (625 ILCS 5/7-312) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-312)
    Sec. 7-312. Installment payment. (a) A judgment debtor upon 5 days notice to the judgment creditor may apply to the trial court in which the judgment was entered for the privilege of paying such judgment in installments and the court in its discretion and without prejudice to any other judicial remedies which the judgment creditor may have may so order, fixing the amounts and times of payment of the installments.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall not suspend the driver's license, registration or nonresident's operating privilege, and any suspended driver's license or registration following nonpayment of a final judgment shall be restored when the judgment debtor gives proof of financial responsibility and when the judgment debtor obtains an order from the trial court permitting the payment of such judgment in installments and while the payment of any such installment is not in default.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

625 ILCS 5/7-313

    (625 ILCS 5/7-313) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-313)
    Sec. 7-313. Suspension required upon breach of agreement. In the event the judgment debtor fails to pay any installments as permitted by the order of the court upon notice of such default, the Secretary of State, upon receipt of a court order, shall forthwith suspend the driver's license, registration certificate, license plates, registration stickers or nonresident's operating privilege of the judgment debtor until said judgment is satisfied as provided in Section 7-311 or a second installment payment plan is accepted as provided in Section 7-312.
(Source: P.A. 90-774, eff. 8-14-98.)

625 ILCS 5/7-314

    (625 ILCS 5/7-314) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-314)
    Sec. 7-314. Alternate methods of giving proof. Proof of financial responsibility when required under this Article may be given by filing with the Secretary of State:
    1. A certificate of insurance as provided in Section 7-315 or Section 7-316;.
    2. A bond as provided in Section 7-320; or
    3. A deposit of securities as provided in Section 7-323.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)