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VEHICLES625 ILCS 5/6-706
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.
(625 ILCS 5/6-706)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 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)
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)
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
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)
NONRESIDENT VIOLATOR COMPACT
625 ILCS 5/6-800
(625 ILCS 5/6-800)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 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)
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
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)
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)
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
and shall not, subject to 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 suspend the privileges of a motorist for whom
a report has been transmitted, under the terms of this Compact, to another
(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. 100-674, eff. 1-1-19
625 ILCS 5/6-804
(625 ILCS 5/6-804)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 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)
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)
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)
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.)