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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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 (Repealed).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 Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)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 or digital license plates, and registration stickers or digital 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 or digital license plates, and registration sticker or digital 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 digital registration stickers, or license plates or digital 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. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

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, or the judgment creditor or his or her attorney of record 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. 98-1028, eff. 8-22-14.)

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)
    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, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 98-519) 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 Public Act 98-519 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. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

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.)