Rep. Mark Batinick

Filed: 3/5/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4259 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 8-102 and by adding Section 3-414.5 as
7    (625 ILCS 5/3-414.5 new)
8    Sec. 3-414.5. Multi-year registration.
9    (a) The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, permit the
10owner of a motor vehicle of the first division, a motor vehicle
11of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, or
12a motor vehicle of the second division applying for a C Class
13registration plate to register the motor vehicle for a period
14of 2 years.
15        (1) If the vehicle to be registered is required to
16    undergo emissions inspections, the 2-year registration



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1    must coincide with the emissions inspection cycle.
2        (2) An applicant for a 2-year registration shall apply
3    online or by completing and mailing the appropriate 2-year
4    registration application form to the address indicated on
5    the form.
6        (3) The owner of a vehicle with a 2-year registration
7    may transfer that registration to another vehicle with the
8    same emissions inspection cycle, if applicable. The owner
9    of a vehicle with a 2-year registration who discontinues
10    use of the registration before the expiration of the 2-year
11    period is not entitled to a complete or prorated refund of
12    the registration fee.
13        (4) The fee for a 2-year registration shall be twice
14    the applicable annual registration fee for the vehicle
15    being registered.
16    If a vehicle issued a registration under this subsection is
17subject to an annual surcharge under Section 3-806 or 3-815,
18the Secretary shall collect the surcharge for each registration
19year of the multi-year registration at the same time the
20Secretary collects the one-time registration fee.
21    (b) Beginning January 1, 2021, the Secretary shall permit
22the owner of a trailer to register the trailer for a period of
23one year or for an extended registration period of up to 5
25        (1) The extended trailer registration shall be based on
26    a recurring 5-year registration period. The trailer owner



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1    may apply for an extended registration for the number of
2    years remaining in the current 5-year cycle at the time of
3    the registration application.
4        (2) An applicant for an extended trailer registration
5    shall apply online or by completing and mailing the
6    appropriate extended trailer registration application form
7    to the address indicated on the form.
8        (3) The owner of a trailer with an extended
9    registration may transfer that registration to another
10    trailer of the same weight class. The owner of a trailer
11    with an extended registration who discontinues use of the
12    registration before the registration period expires is not
13    entitled to a complete or prorated refund of the
14    registration fee.
15        (4) The fee for an extended registration shall be the
16    same as the applicable annual registration fee for the
17    trailer being registered, multiplied by the number of years
18    or partial years remaining in the current 5-year cycle at
19    the time of the registration application.
20    (c) The Secretary of State may adopt rules to implement
21this Section.
22    (625 ILCS 5/8-102)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-102)
23    Sec. 8-102. Alternate methods of giving proof.
24    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), proof Proof of
25financial responsibility, when required under Section 8-101 or



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18-101.1, may be given by filing with the Secretary of State one
2of the following:
3        1. A bond as provided in Section 8-103;
4        2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a
5    form to be prescribed by the Secretary as provided in
6    Section 8-108;
7        3. A certificate of self-insurance issued by the
8    Director;
9        4. A certificate of self-insurance issued to the
10    Regional Transportation Authority by the Director naming
11    municipal or non-municipal public carriers included
12    therein;
13        5. A certificate of coverage issued by an
14    intergovernmental risk management association evidencing
15    coverages which meet or exceed the amounts required under
16    this Code.
17    (b) Beginning January 1, 2020, in lieu of filing the
18documents required by subsection (a), each owner of a vehicle
19required to obtain minimum liability insurance under Section
208-101 or 8-101.1 shall attest that the vehicle is insured in at
21least the minimum required amount.
22        (1) The Secretary shall create a form on which the
23    vehicle owner shall attest that the vehicle is insured in
24    at least the minimum required amount. The attestation form
25    shall be submitted with each registration application.
26        (2) The attestation form shall be valid for the full



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1    registration period; however, if at any time the Secretary
2    has reason to believe that the owner does not have the
3    minimum required amount of insurance for a vehicle, the
4    Secretary may require the owner to file with the Secretary
5    documentation as set forth in subsection (a) of this
6    Section.
7        (3) If the owner fails to provide the required
8    documentation within 7 calendar days after the request is
9    made, the Secretary may suspend the vehicle registration.
10    The registration shall remain suspended until such time as
11    the required documentation is provided to and reviewed by
12    the Secretary.
13        (4) The owner of a vehicle that is self-insured shall
14    attest that the funds available to pay liability claims
15    related to the operation of the vehicle are equivalent to
16    or greater than the minimum liability insurance
17    requirements under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
18    (c) The Secretary of State may adopt rules to implement
19this Section.
20(Source: P.A. 86-444.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
221, 2020.".