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91_HB3290 LRB9111373RCpk 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code by changing 2 Section 6-206 and adding Section 11-501.9. 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 6-206 and adding Section 11-501.9 as 7 follows: 8 (625 ILCS 5/6-206) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-206) 9 Sec. 6-206. Discretionary authority to suspend or revoke 10 license or permit; Right to a hearing. 11 (a) The Secretary of State is authorized to suspend or 12 revoke the driving privileges of any person without 13 preliminary hearing upon a showing of the person's records or 14 other sufficient evidence that the person: 15 1. Has committed an offense for which mandatory 16 revocation of a driver's license or permit is required 17 upon conviction; 18 2. Has been convicted of not less than 3 offenses 19 against traffic regulations governing the movement of 20 vehicles committed within any 12 month period. No 21 revocation or suspension shall be entered more than 6 22 months after the date of last conviction; 23 3. Has been repeatedly involved as a driver in 24 motor vehicle collisions or has been repeatedly convicted 25 of offenses against laws and ordinances regulating the 26 movement of traffic, to a degree that indicates lack of 27 ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable care in the 28 safe operation of a motor vehicle or disrespect for the 29 traffic laws and the safety of other persons upon the 30 highway; 31 4. Has by the unlawful operation of a motor vehicle -2- LRB9111373RCpk 1 caused or contributed to an accident resulting in death 2 or injury requiring immediate professional treatment in a 3 medical facility or doctor's office to any person, except 4 that any suspension or revocation imposed by the 5 Secretary of State under the provisions of this 6 subsection shall start no later than 6 months after being 7 convicted of violating a law or ordinance regulating the 8 movement of traffic, which violation is related to the 9 accident, or shall start not more than one year after the 10 date of the accident, whichever date occurs later; 11 5. Has permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use of a 12 driver's license, identification card, or permit; 13 6. Has been lawfully convicted of an offense or 14 offenses in another state, including the authorization 15 contained in Section 6-203.1, which if committed within 16 this State would be grounds for suspension or revocation; 17 7. Has refused or failed to submit to an 18 examination provided for by Section 6-207 or has failed 19 to pass the examination; 20 8. Is ineligible for a driver's license or permit 21 under the provisions of Section 6-103; 22 9. Has made a false statement or knowingly 23 concealed a material fact or has used false information 24 or identification in any application for a license, 25 identification card, or permit; 26 10. Has possessed, displayed, or attempted to 27 fraudulently use any license, identification card, or 28 permit not issued to the person; 29 11. Has operated a motor vehicle upon a highway of 30 this State when the person's driving privilege or 31 privilege to obtain a driver's license or permit was 32 revoked or suspended unless the operation was authorized 33 by a judicial driving permit, probationary license to 34 drive, or a restricted driving permit issued under this -3- LRB9111373RCpk 1 Code; 2 12. Has submitted to any portion of the application 3 process for another person or has obtained the services 4 of another person to submit to any portion of the 5 application process for the purpose of obtaining a 6 license, identification card, or permit for some other 7 person; 8 13. Has operated a motor vehicle upon a highway of 9 this State when the person's driver's license or permit 10 was invalid under the provisions of Sections 6-107.1 and 11 6-110; 12 14. Has committed a violation of Section 6-301, 13 6-301.1, or 6-301.2 of this Act, or Section 14, 14A, or 14 14B of the Illinois Identification Card Act; 15 15. Has been convicted of violating Section 21-2 of 16 the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to criminal trespass 17 to vehicles in which case, the suspension shall be for 18 one year; 19 16. Has been convicted of violating Section 11-204 20 of this Code relating to fleeing from a police officer; 21 17. Has refused to submit to a test, or tests, as 22 required under Section 11-501.1 of this Code and the 23 person has not sought a hearing as provided for in 24 Section 11-501.1; 25 18. Has, since issuance of a driver's license or 26 permit, been adjudged to be afflicted with or suffering 27 from any mental disability or disease; 28 19. Has committed a violation of paragraph (a) or 29 (b) of Section 6-101 relating to driving without a 30 driver's license; 31 20. Has been convicted of violating Section 6-104 32 relating to classification of driver's license; 33 21. Has been convicted of violating Section 11-402 34 of this Code relating to leaving the scene of an accident -4- LRB9111373RCpk 1 resulting in damage to a vehicle in excess of $1,000, in 2 which case the suspension shall be for one year; 3 22. Has used a motor vehicle in violating paragraph 4 (3), (4), (7), or (9) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to unlawful use of 6 weapons, in which case the suspension shall be for one 7 year; 8 23. Has, as a driver, been convicted of committing 9 a violation of paragraph (a) of Section 11-502 of this 10 Code for a second or subsequent time within one year of a 11 similar violation; 12 24. Has been convicted by a court-martial or 13 punished by non-judicial punishment by military 14 authorities of the United States at a military 15 installation in Illinois of or for a traffic related 16 offense that is the same as or similar to an offense 17 specified under Section 6-205 or 6-206 of this Code; 18 25. Has permitted any form of identification to be 19 used by another in the application process in order to 20 obtain or attempt to obtain a license, identification 21 card, or permit; 22 26. Has altered or attempted to alter a license or 23 has possessed an altered license, identification card, or 24 permit; 25 27. Has violated Section 6-16 of the Liquor Control 26 Act of 1934; 27 28. Has been convicted of the illegal possession, 28 while operating or in actual physical control, as a 29 driver, of a motor vehicle, of any controlled substance 30 prohibited under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act 31 or any cannabis prohibited under the provisions of the 32 Cannabis Control Act, in which case the person's driving 33 privileges shall be suspended for one year, and any 34 driver who is convicted of a second or subsequent -5- LRB9111373RCpk 1 offense, within 5 years of a previous conviction, for the 2 illegal possession, while operating or in actual physical 3 control, as a driver, of a motor vehicle, of any 4 controlled substance prohibited under the provisions of 5 the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or any cannabis 6 prohibited under the Cannabis Control Act shall be 7 suspended for 5 years. Any defendant found guilty of this 8 offense while operating a motor vehicle, shall have an 9 entry made in the court record by the presiding judge 10 that this offense did occur while the defendant was 11 operating a motor vehicle and order the clerk of the 12 court to report the violation to the Secretary of State; 13 29. Has been convicted of the following offenses 14 that were committed while the person was operating or in 15 actual physical control, as a driver, of a motor vehicle: 16 criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual 17 assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, 18 criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 19 juvenile pimping, soliciting for a juvenile prostitute 20 and the manufacture, sale or delivery of controlled 21 substances or instruments used for illegal drug use or 22 abuse in which case the driver's driving privileges shall 23 be suspended for one year; 24 30. Has been convicted a second or subsequent time 25 for any combination of the offenses named in paragraph 29 26 of this subsection, in which case the person's driving 27 privileges shall be suspended for 5 years; 28 31. Has refused to submit to a test as required by 29 Section 11-501.6 or has submitted to a test resulting in 30 an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more or any amount of 31 a drug, substance, or compound resulting from the 32 unlawful use or consumption of cannabis as listed in the 33 Cannabis Control Act or a controlled substance as listed 34 in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act in which case -6- LRB9111373RCpk 1 the penalty shall be as prescribed in Section 6-208.1; 2 32. Has been convicted of Section 24-1.2 of the 3 Criminal Code of 1961 relating to the aggravated 4 discharge of a firearm if the offender was located in a 5 motor vehicle at the time the firearm was discharged, in 6 which case the suspension shall be for 3 years; 7 33. Has as a driver, who was less than 21 years of 8 age on the date of the offense, been convicted a first 9 time of a violation of paragraph (a) of Section 11-502 of 10 this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance; 11 34. Has committed a violation of Section 11-1301.5 12 of this Code; 13 35. Has committed a violation of Section 11-1301.6 14 of this Code;
or15 36. Is under the age of 21 years at the time of 16 arrest and has been convicted of not less than 2 17 offenses against traffic regulations governing the 18 movement of vehicles committed within any 24 month 19 period. No revocation or suspension shall be entered 20 more than 6 months after the date of last conviction; 21 or .22 37. Has refused to submit to a test or tests as 23 required under Section 11-501.9 of this Code. 24 For purposes of paragraphs 5, 9, 10, 12, 14, 19, 25, 26, 25 and 27 of this subsection, license means any driver's 26 license, any traffic ticket issued when the person's driver's 27 license is deposited in lieu of bail, a suspension notice 28 issued by the Secretary of State, a duplicate or corrected 29 driver's license, a probationary driver's license or a 30 temporary driver's license. 31 (b) If any conviction forming the basis of a suspension 32 or revocation authorized under this Section is appealed, the 33 Secretary of State may rescind or withhold the entry of the 34 order of suspension or revocation, as the case may be, -7- LRB9111373RCpk 1 provided that a certified copy of a stay order of a court is 2 filed with the Secretary of State. If the conviction is 3 affirmed on appeal, the date of the conviction shall relate 4 back to the time the original judgment of conviction was 5 entered and the 6 month limitation prescribed shall not 6 apply. 7 (c) 1. Upon suspending or revoking the driver's license 8 or permit of any person as authorized in this Section, 9 the Secretary of State shall immediately notify the 10 person in writing of the revocation or suspension. The 11 notice to be deposited in the United States mail, postage 12 prepaid, to the last known address of the person. 13 2. If the Secretary of State suspends the driver's 14 license of a person under subsection 2 of paragraph (a) 15 of this Section, a person's privilege to operate a 16 vehicle as an occupation shall not be suspended, provided 17 an affidavit is properly completed, the appropriate fee 18 received, and a permit issued prior to the effective date 19 of the suspension, unless 5 offenses were committed, at 20 least 2 of which occurred while operating a commercial 21 vehicle in connection with the driver's regular 22 occupation. All other driving privileges shall be 23 suspended by the Secretary of State. Any driver prior to 24 operating a vehicle for occupational purposes only must 25 submit the affidavit on forms to be provided by the 26 Secretary of State setting forth the facts of the 27 person's occupation. The affidavit shall also state the 28 number of offenses committed while operating a vehicle in 29 connection with the driver's regular occupation. The 30 affidavit shall be accompanied by the driver's license. 31 Upon receipt of a properly completed affidavit, the 32 Secretary of State shall issue the driver a permit to 33 operate a vehicle in connection with the driver's regular 34 occupation only. Unless the permit is issued by the -8- LRB9111373RCpk 1 Secretary of State prior to the date of suspension, the 2 privilege to drive any motor vehicle shall be suspended 3 as set forth in the notice that was mailed under this 4 Section. If an affidavit is received subsequent to the 5 effective date of this suspension, a permit may be issued 6 for the remainder of the suspension period. 7 The provisions of this subparagraph shall not apply 8 to any driver required to obtain a commercial driver's 9 license under Section 6-507 during the period of a 10 disqualification of commercial driving privileges under 11 Section 6-514. 12 Any person who falsely states any fact in the 13 affidavit required herein shall be guilty of perjury 14 under Section 6-302 and upon conviction thereof shall 15 have all driving privileges revoked without further 16 rights. 17 3. At the conclusion of a hearing under Section 18 2-118 of this Code, the Secretary of State shall either 19 rescind or continue an order of revocation or shall 20 substitute an order of suspension; or, good cause 21 appearing therefor, rescind, continue, change, or extend 22 the order of suspension. If the Secretary of State does 23 not rescind the order, the Secretary may upon 24 application, to relieve undue hardship, issue a 25 restricted driving permit granting the privilege of 26 driving a motor vehicle between the petitioner's 27 residence and petitioner's place of employment or within 28 the scope of his employment related duties, or to allow 29 transportation for the petitioner, or a household member 30 of the petitioner's family, to receive necessary medical 31 care and if the professional evaluation indicates, 32 provide transportation for alcohol remedial or 33 rehabilitative activity, or for the petitioner to attend 34 classes, as a student, in an accredited educational -9- LRB9111373RCpk 1 institution; if the petitioner is able to demonstrate 2 that no alternative means of transportation is reasonably 3 available and the petitioner will not endanger the public 4 safety or welfare. In each case the Secretary may issue a 5 restricted driving permit for a period deemed 6 appropriate, except that all permits shall expire within 7 one year from the date of issuance. A restricted driving 8 permit issued under this Section shall be subject to 9 cancellation, revocation, and suspension by the Secretary 10 of State in like manner and for like cause as a driver's 11 license issued under this Code may be cancelled, revoked, 12 or suspended; except that a conviction upon one or more 13 offenses against laws or ordinances regulating the 14 movement of traffic shall be deemed sufficient cause for 15 the revocation, suspension, or cancellation of a 16 restricted driving permit. The Secretary of State may, as 17 a condition to the issuance of a restricted driving 18 permit, require the applicant to participate in a 19 designated driver remedial or rehabilitative program. The 20 Secretary of State is authorized to cancel a restricted 21 driving permit if the permit holder does not successfully 22 complete the program. 23 (c-5) The Secretary of State may, as a condition of the 24 reissuance of a driver's license or permit to an applicant 25 under the age of 18 years whose driver's license or permit 26 has been suspended pursuant to any of the provisions of this 27 Section, require the applicant to participate in a driver 28 remedial education course and be retested under Section 6-109 29 of this Code. 30 (d) This Section is subject to the provisions of the 31 Drivers License Compact. 32 (e) The Secretary of State shall not issue a restricted 33 driving permit to a person under the age of 16 years whose 34 driving privileges have been suspended or revoked under any -10- LRB9111373RCpk 1 provisions of this Code. 2 (Source: P.A. 89-283, eff. 1-1-96; 89-428, eff. 12-13-95; 3 89-462, eff. 5-29-96; 90-43, eff. 7-2-97; 90-106, eff. 4 1-1-98; 90-369, eff. 1-1-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.) 5 (625 ILCS 5/11-501.9 new) 6 Sec. 11-501.9. Suspension of driver's license; refusal to 7 take a field sobriety test or portable breathalyzer test, or 8 both. 9 (a) Any person who drives or is in actual physical 10 control of a motor vehicle upon the public highways of this 11 State is deemed to have given consent to standardized field 12 sobriety tests or a portable breathalyzer test, or both, if a 13 law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion of the 14 driver's impairment. The officer, before an arrest, must 15 request the person to undertake and complete all standardized 16 field sobriety tests as approved by the National Highway 17 Traffic Safety Administration or a portable breathalyzer 18 test, or both. The test or tests shall be administered at 19 the direction of the officer. The law enforcement agency 20 employing the officer shall designate which of the tests 21 referred to in this subsection (a) shall be administered in 22 its local jurisdiction. 23 The result of a standardized field sobriety test or a 24 portable breathalyzer test may be used by the defendant as 25 evidence in any administrative or court proceeding involving 26 a violation of Section 11-501 or 11-501.1. 27 (b) A person with a medically recognized disability is 28 excused from being required to take a test or tests that may 29 not be performed as a result of the disability. 30 (c) A person requested to submit to a test as provided 31 in this Section who refuses to take the test shall be warned 32 by the law enforcement officer that a refusal to submit to 33 the test may result in the suspension of the person's -11- LRB9111373RCpk 1 privilege to operate a motor vehicle. The length of the 2 suspension shall be 6 months for a first refusal and 2 years 3 for a second or subsequent refusal committed within 5 years 4 of the previous refusal. 5 (d) If the person refuses to take the test or tests, the 6 law enforcement officer shall immediately submit a sworn 7 statement to the Secretary of State on a form prescribed by 8 the Secretary, certifying that the test or tests were 9 requested under subsection (a) and the person refused to 10 submit to a test or tests. 11 Upon receipt of the sworn report of a law enforcement 12 officer, the Secretary shall enter the suspension on the 13 individual's driving record, and the suspension is effective 14 on the 46th day following the date notice of the suspension 15 was given to the person. 16 The law enforcement officer submitting the sworn report 17 shall serve immediate notice of this suspension on the 18 person, and the suspension is effective on the 46th day 19 following the date notice was given. 20 (e) A driver may contest this suspension of his or her 21 driving privileges by requesting an administrative hearing 22 with the Secretary in accordance with Section 2-118 of this 23 Code. The administrative hearing must be held within 30 days 24 of the request. The Secretary may rescind, continue, or 25 modify the order of suspension. Following a suspension of 26 driving privileges under subsection (d) for a person who has 27 not had his or her driving privileges previously suspended 28 under subsection (d), the Secretary of State may issue a 29 restricted driving permit after at least 30 days from the 30 effective date of the suspension. Following a second or 31 subsequent suspension of driving privileges under subsection 32 (d) or under Section 11-501.8, that is based upon the person 33 having refused or failed to complete a test or tests to 34 determine the alcohol concentration under Section 11-501.8, -12- LRB9111373RCpk 1 the Secretary of State may issue a restricted driving permit 2 after at least 6 months from the effective date of the 3 suspension. If the Secretary does not rescind the order, a 4 restricted driving permit may be granted by the Secretary 5 upon application being made and good cause shown. A 6 restricted driving permit may be granted to relieve undue 7 hardship to allow driving for employment, education, and 8 medical purposes as provided for in Section 6-206 of this 9 Code. The provisions of Section 6-206 of this Code apply. 10 (f) Upon refusal of the person to take the test, the 11 officer may temporarily impound the person's vehicle for up 12 to 12 hours for a first refusal, 24 hours for a second 13 refusal, and 48 hours for a third refusal. For purposes of 14 this subsection (f), "impound" means that the officer may: 15 (1) direct the person not to drive, (2) take possession of 16 the person's vehicle keys, or (3) secure the person's 17 vehicle. The person is liable for all costs of impoundment.
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