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90_HB0149 625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2 from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.2 Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that a person who fraudulently possesses or misuses a person with disabilities motorist decal or device is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Effective immediately. LRB9000508NTsb LRB9000508NTsb 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code by changing 2 Section 11-1301.2. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 6 changing Section 11-1301.2 as follows: 7 (625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.2) 8 Sec. 11-1301.2. Special decals for a person with 9 disabilities parking. 10 (a) The Secretary of State shall provide for, by 11 administrative rules, the design, size, color, and placement 12 of a person with disabilities motorist decal or device which 13 shall be used by local authorities in the issuance thereof to 14 a person with disabilities or not-for-profit organization 15 which transports persons with disabilities. This decal or 16 device shall be the property of such person with disabilities 17 or organization and may be used by that person or 18 organization to designate and identify a vehicle not owned or 19 displaying a registration plate as provided in Sections 3-609 20 and 3-616 of this Act to designate when the vehicle is being 21 used to transport said person or persons with disabilities, 22 and thus is entitled to enjoy all the privileges that would 23 be afforded a person with disabilities licensed vehicle. 24 Person with disabilities decals or devices issued and 25 displayed pursuant to this Section shall be recognized and 26 honored by all local authorities regardless of which local 27 authority issued such decal or device. 28 The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing 29 by adequate documentation that the person for whose benefit 30 the decal or device is to be used has a Class 1A or 2A 31 disability under the provisions of Section 4A of The Illinois -2- LRB9000508NTsb 1 Identification Card Act. For purposes of this Section, an 2 Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card issued pursuant 3 to The Illinois Identification Card Act indicating that the 4 person thereon named has a Class 1A or 2A disability shall be 5 adequate documentation of such a disability. Nothing in this 6 Section shall be read to prohibit local authorities from 7 issuing such decal or device to persons with temporary 8 disabilities, provided that such decal or device is valid for 9 no more than 90 days, subject to renewal for like periods 10 based upon continued disability, and further provided that 11 such decal or device clearly sets forth the date that the 12 decal or device expires. 13 (b) The local governing authorities shall be responsible 14 for the provision of such decal or device, its issuance and 15 designated placement within the vehicle. The cost of such 16 decal or device shall be at the discretion of such local 17 governing authority. 18 (c) The Secretary of State may, pursuant to Section 19 3-616(c), issue a person with disabilities parking decal or 20 device to a person with disabilities as defined by Section 21 1-159.1. Any person with disabilities parking decal or 22 device issued by the Secretary of State shall be registered 23 to that person with disabilities in the form to be prescribed 24 by the Secretary of State. The person with disabilities 25 parking decal or device shall not display that person's 26 address. One additional decal or device may be issued to an 27 applicant upon his or her request and with the approval of 28 the Secretary of State. 29 (d) Any person who fraudulently possesses or misuses a 30 person with disabilities motorist decal or device is guilty 31 of a Class C misdemeanor. 32 (Source: P.A. 88-685, eff. 1-24-95.) 33 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon -3- LRB9000508NTsb 1 becoming law.
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