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Public Act 100-0458


 

Public Act 0458 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0458
 
SB1681 EnrolledLRB100 09626 AXK 19795 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 8-101 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/8-101)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-101)
    Sec. 8-101. Proof of financial responsibility - Persons who
operate motor vehicles in transportation of passengers for
hire.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to
operate any motor vehicle along or upon any public street or
highway in any incorporated city, town or village in this State
for the carriage of passengers for hire, accepting and
discharging all such persons as may offer themselves for
transportation unless such person, firm or corporation has
given, and there is in full force and effect and on file with
the Secretary of State of Illinois, proof of financial
responsibility provided in this Act.
    (b) In addition this Section shall also apply to persons,
firms or corporations who are in the business of providing
transportation services for minors to or from educational or
recreational facilities, except that this Section shall not
apply to public utilities subject to regulation under "An Act
concerning public utilities," approved June 29, 1921, as
amended, or to school buses which are operated by public or
parochial schools and are engaged solely in the transportation
of the pupils who attend such schools.
    (c) This Section also applies to a contract carrier
transporting employees in the course of their employment on a
highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or
fewer passengers. As part of proof of financial responsibility,
a contract carrier transporting employees, including but not
limited to railroad employees, in the course of their
employment is required to verify hit and run and uninsured
motor vehicle coverage, as provided in Section 143a of the
Illinois Insurance Code, and underinsured motor vehicle
coverage, as provided in Section 143a-2 of the Illinois
Insurance Code, in a total amount of not less than $250,000 per
passenger, except that beginning on January 1, 2017 the total
amount shall be not less than $500,000 per passenger. Each rail
carrier that contracts with a contract carrier for the
transportation of its employees in the course of their
employment shall verify that the contract carrier has the
minimum insurance coverage required under this subsection (c).
    (d) This Section shall not apply to any person
participating in a ridesharing arrangement or operating a
commuter van, but only during the performance of activities
authorized by the Ridesharing Arrangements Act.
    (e) If the person operating such motor vehicle is not the
owner, then proof of financial responsibility filed hereunder
must provide that the owner is primarily liable.
(Source: P.A. 99-799, eff. 8-12-16.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018