Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

Filed: 2/28/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5078 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 3-664 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/3-664)
7    Sec. 3-664. Gold Star license plates. Upon proper
8application, the Secretary of State shall issue registration
9plates designated as Gold Star license plates to any Illinois
10resident who is the surviving widow, widower, sibling,
11daughter, son, or parent of a person who served in the Armed
12Forces of the United States and lost his or her life while in
13service whether in peacetime or war. The surviving widow or
14widower and each surviving parent, daughter, son, and sibling
15shall be issued one or more sets of registration plates.
16Registration plates issued under this Section shall be for



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1first division vehicles and second division vehicles of 8,000
2pounds or less. The Secretary may, in his or her discretion,
3allow the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates
4in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. No
5registration fee shall be required from a surviving widows,
6widowers, parents, or children of persons widow, widower, or
7parent of a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United
8States: and lost his or her life while in service while in
10        (1) who lost their lives during World War I, World War
11    II, or during any subsequent period of armed hostilities
12    in which the United States was engaged before July 1,
13    1958;
14        (2) who lost or lose their lives after June 30, 1958:
15    while engaged in military operations involving conflict
16    with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with
17    friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict in
18    which the United States is not a belligerent party against
19    an opposing armed force; or
20        (3) who lost or lose their lives after March 28, 1973,
21    as a result of: an international terrorist attack against
22    the United States or a foreign nation friendly to the
23    United States, recognized as such an attack by the
24    Secretary of Defense; or military operations while serving
25    outside the United States (including the commonwealths,
26    territories, and possessions of the United States) as part



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1    of a peacekeeping force.
2(Source: P.A. 102-106, eff. 1-1-22.)".