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92_HB3645 LRB9210062DHmb 1 AN ACT in relation to vehicles. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding 5 Section 5.552 as follows: 6 (30 ILCS 105/5.552 new) 7 Sec. 5.552. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Fund. 8 Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 9 adding Section 3-653 as follows: 10 (625 ILCS 5/3-653 new) 11 Sec. 3-653. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial license plates. 12 (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the 13 Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and 14 applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of 15 State, may issue special registration plates designated as 16 Lewis and Clark Bicentennial license plates to residents of 17 Illinois. The special plate issued under this Section shall 18 be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, 19 motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 20 8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined by Section 21 1-169 of this Code. Plates issued under this Section shall 22 expire according to the staggered multi-year procedure 23 established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code. 24 (b) The Secretary of State shall confer with the 25 Governor's Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission 26 regarding the design, color, and format of the plates. The 27 Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to 28 be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with 29 Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to -2- LRB9210062DHmb 1 designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) 2 of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary, in his or her 3 discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as 4 provided under Section 3-412. 5 (c) An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original 6 issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of 7 this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the 8 Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund and $25 shall 9 be deposited into the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Fund. For 10 each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to 11 the appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this 12 additional fee, $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary of 13 State Special License Plate Fund and $25 shall be deposited 14 into the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Fund. 15 (d) The Secretary of State shall issue special license 16 plates under this Section on and before September 1, 2008. 17 The Secretary may not issue special plates under this Section 18 after September 1, 2008. 19 (e) The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Fund is created as 20 a special fund in the State treasury. All moneys in the Lewis 21 and Clark Bicentennial Fund shall, subject to appropriation 22 by the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, be 23 used by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs to 24 promote tourism and education related to the Lewis and Clark 25 Expedition and for historic preservation purposes related to 26 the Expedition. 27 The State Treasurer shall transfer any moneys remaining 28 in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Fund on September 1, 2009 29 and any moneys received for deposit into that Fund on or 30 after September 1, 2009 into the Secretary of State Special 31 License Plate Fund.
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