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Public Act 097-0079


 

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Public Act 097-0079
 
HB3331 EnrolledLRB097 08348 AEK 48475 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 6-115 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/6-115)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-115)
    Sec. 6-115. Expiration of driver's license.
    (a) Except as provided elsewhere in this Section, every
driver's license issued under the provisions of this Code shall
expire 4 years from the date of its issuance, or at such later
date, as the Secretary of State may by proper rule and
regulation designate, not to exceed 12 calendar months; in the
event that an applicant for renewal of a driver's license fails
to apply prior to the expiration date of the previous driver's
license, the renewal driver's license shall expire 4 years from
the expiration date of the previous driver's license, or at
such later date as the Secretary of State may by proper rule
and regulation designate, not to exceed 12 calendar months.
    The Secretary of State may, however, issue to a person not
previously licensed as a driver in Illinois a driver's license
which will expire not less than 4 years nor more than 5 years
from date of issuance, except as provided elsewhere in this
Section.
    The Secretary of State is authorized to issue driver's
licenses during the years 1984 through 1987 which shall expire
not less than 3 years nor more than 5 years from the date of
issuance, except as provided elsewhere in this Section, for the
purpose of converting all driver's licenses issued under this
Code to a 4 year expiration. Provided that all original
driver's licenses, except as provided elsewhere in this
Section, shall expire not less than 4 years nor more than 5
years from the date of issuance.
    (b) Before the expiration of a driver's license, except
those licenses expiring on the individual's 21st birthday, or 3
months after the individual's 21st birthday, the holder thereof
may apply for a renewal thereof, subject to all the provisions
of Section 6-103, and the Secretary of State may require an
examination of the applicant. A licensee whose driver's license
expires on his 21st birthday, or 3 months after his 21st
birthday, may not apply for a renewal of his driving privileges
until he reaches the age of 21.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall, 30 days prior to the
expiration of a driver's license, forward to each person whose
license is to expire a notification of the expiration of said
license which may be presented at the time of renewal of said
license.
    There may be included with such notification information
explaining the anatomical gift and Emergency Medical
Information Card provisions of Section 6-110. The format and
text of such information shall be prescribed by the Secretary.
    There shall be included with such notification, for a
period of 4 years beginning January 1, 2000 information
regarding the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical
Information Exchange established in Section 18.1 of the
Adoption Act.
    (d) The Secretary may defer the expiration of the driver's
license of a licensee, spouse, and dependent children who are
living with such licensee while on active duty, serving in the
Armed Forces of the United States outside of the State of
Illinois, and 120 90 days thereafter, upon such terms and
conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.
    (e) The Secretary of State may decline to process a renewal
of a driver's license of any person who has not paid any fee or
tax due under this Code and is not paid upon reasonable notice
and demand.
    (f) The Secretary shall provide that each original or
renewal driver's license issued to a licensee under 21 years of
age shall expire 3 months after the licensee's 21st birthday.
Persons whose current driver's licenses expire on their 21st
birthday on or after January 1, 1986 shall not renew their
driver's license before their 21st birthday, and their current
driver's license will be extended for an additional term of 3
months beyond their 21st birthday. Thereafter, the expiration
and term of the driver's license shall be governed by
subsection (a) hereof.
    (g) The Secretary shall provide that each original or
renewal driver's license issued to a licensee 81 years of age
through age 86 shall expire 2 years from the date of issuance,
or at such later date as the Secretary may by rule and
regulation designate, not to exceed an additional 12 calendar
months. The Secretary shall also provide that each original or
renewal driver's license issued to a licensee 87 years of age
or older shall expire 12 months from the date of issuance, or
at such later date as the Secretary may by rule and regulation
designate, not to exceed an additional 12 calendar months.
    (h) The Secretary of State shall provide that each special
restricted driver's license issued under subsection (g) of
Section 6-113 of this Code shall expire 12 months from the date
of issuance. The Secretary shall adopt rules defining renewal
requirements.
    (i) The Secretary of State shall provide that each driver's
license issued to a person convicted of a sex offense as
defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act shall
expire 12 months from the date of issuance or at such date as
the Secretary may by rule designate, not to exceed an
additional 12 calendar months. The Secretary may adopt rules
defining renewal requirements.
(Source: P.A. 94-993, eff. 1-1-07; 95-540, eff. 8-28-07.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2012.

Effective Date: 1/1/2012