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Full Text of HB4259  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 8-102 and by adding Section 3-414.5 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/3-414.5 new)
7    Sec. 3-414.5. Multi-year registration.
8    (a) The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, permit the
9owner of a motor vehicle of the first division, a motor vehicle
10of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, or
11a motor vehicle of the second division applying for a C Class
12registration plate to register the motor vehicle for a period
13of 2 years.
14        (1) If the vehicle to be registered is required to
15    undergo emissions inspections, the 2-year registration
16    must coincide with the emissions inspection cycle.
17        (2) An applicant for a 2-year registration shall apply
18    online or by completing and mailing the appropriate 2-year
19    registration application form to the address indicated on
20    the form.
21        (3) The owner of a vehicle with a 2-year registration
22    may transfer that registration to another vehicle with the
23    same emissions inspection cycle, if applicable. The owner



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



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1    registration may transfer that registration to another
2    trailer of the same weight class. The owner of a trailer
3    with an extended registration who discontinues use of the
4    registration before the registration period expires is not
5    entitled to a complete or prorated refund of the
6    registration fee.
7        (4) The fee for an extended registration shall be the
8    same as the applicable annual registration fee for the
9    trailer being registered, multiplied by the number of years
10    or partial years remaining in the current 5-year cycle at
11    the time of the registration application.
12    (c) The Secretary of State may adopt rules to implement
13this Section.
14    (625 ILCS 5/8-102)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-102)
15    Sec. 8-102. Alternate methods of giving proof.
16    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), proof Proof of
17financial responsibility, when required under Section 8-101 or
188-101.1, may be given by filing with the Secretary of State one
19of the following:
20        1. A bond as provided in Section 8-103;
21        2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a
22    form to be prescribed by the Secretary as provided in
23    Section 8-108;
24        3. A certificate of self-insurance issued by the
25    Director;



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1        4. A certificate of self-insurance issued to the
2    Regional Transportation Authority by the Director naming
3    municipal or non-municipal public carriers included
4    therein;
5        5. A certificate of coverage issued by an
6    intergovernmental risk management association evidencing
7    coverages which meet or exceed the amounts required under
8    this Code.
9    (b) Beginning January 1, 2020, in lieu of filing the
10documents required by subsection (a), each owner of a vehicle
11required to obtain minimum liability insurance under Section
128-101 or 8-101.1 shall attest that the vehicle is insured in at
13least the minimum required amount.
14        (1) The Secretary shall create a form on which the
15    vehicle owner shall attest that the vehicle is insured in
16    at least the minimum required amount. The attestation form
17    shall be submitted with each registration application.
18        (2) The attestation form shall be valid for the full
19    registration period; however, if at any time the Secretary
20    has reason to believe that the owner does not have the
21    minimum required amount of insurance for a vehicle, the
22    Secretary may require the owner to file with the Secretary
23    documentation as set forth in subsection (a) of this
24    Section.
25        (3) If the owner fails to provide the required
26    documentation within 7 calendar days after the request is



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1    made, the Secretary may suspend the vehicle registration.
2    The registration shall remain suspended until such time as
3    the required documentation is provided to and reviewed by
4    the Secretary.
5        (4) The owner of a vehicle that is self-insured shall
6    attest that the funds available to pay liability claims
7    related to the operation of the vehicle are equivalent to
8    or greater than the minimum liability insurance
9    requirements under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
10    (c) The Secretary of State may adopt rules to implement
11this Section.
12(Source: P.A. 86-444.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
141, 2020.