Bill Status of SB2079 101st General Assembly
Short Description: DIGITAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM
Sen. Michael E. Hastings and Laura Ellman
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall implement a program for the creation of a digital electronic license plate for the purpose of (i) providing accurate and reliable information to law enforcement regarding specific temporary uses of commercial vehicles, (ii) reducing abuse and increasing compliance with the use and transfer of commercial license plates, (iii) providing for a dual-number and dynamic plate numbering system with dynamic expiration for plates, (iv) providing digital electronic license plates for commercial vehicle sharing, ride-sharing platforms, and non-owned commercial vehicle usage, (v) providing temporary and dynamic numbering for temporary approvals issued to commercial trucks, including U.S. Department of Transportation numbers, and (vi) generating revenue for the State by and through in-state and out-of-state licensing for utilization across all states. Provides that the program shall only be available to no more than 1,000 motor vehicles that are used commercially, used for hire, or owned by a commercial business. Provides that the Secretary shall enter into a contract by December 31, 2019 with a private vendor for the purposes of researching, reporting, developing, acquiring, and implementing the utilization of a digital electronic license plate for temporary uses of commercial vehicles. Provides that on or before January 1, 2021, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the General Assembly on the operation of the program. Effective immediately.