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Full Text of HB4259  100th General Assembly


Rep. Mark Batinick

Filed: 3/2/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4259, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
6changing Section 8-102 and by adding Section 3-414.5 as
8    (625 ILCS 5/3-414.5 new)
9    Sec. 3-414.5. Multi-year registration.
10    (a) The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, permit the
11owner of a motor vehicle of the first division, a motor vehicle
12of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, or
13a motor vehicle of the second division applying for a C Class
14registration plate to register the motor vehicle for a period
15of 2 years.
16        (1) If the vehicle to be registered is required to



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



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1    shall apply online or by completing and mailing the
2    appropriate extended trailer registration application form
3    to the address indicated on the form.
4        (3) The owner of a trailer with an extended
5    registration may transfer that registration to another
6    trailer of the same weight class. The owner of a trailer
7    with an extended registration who discontinues use of the
8    registration before the registration period expires is not
9    entitled to a complete or prorated refund of the
10    registration fee.
11        (4) The fee for an extended registration shall be the
12    same as the applicable annual registration fee for the
13    trailer being registered, multiplied by the number of years
14    or partial years remaining in the current 5-year cycle at
15    the time of the registration application.
16    (c) The Secretary of State shall adopt rules to implement
17this Section.
18    (625 ILCS 5/8-102)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-102)
19    Sec. 8-102. Alternate methods of giving proof.
20    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), proof Proof of
21financial responsibility, when required under Section 8-101 or
228-101.1, may be given by filing with the Secretary of State one
23of the following:
24        1. A bond as provided in Section 8-103;
25        2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a



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1    form to be prescribed by the Secretary as provided in
2    Section 8-108;
3        3. A certificate of self-insurance issued by the
4    Director;
5        4. A certificate of self-insurance issued to the
6    Regional Transportation Authority by the Director naming
7    municipal or non-municipal public carriers included
8    therein;
9        5. A certificate of coverage issued by an
10    intergovernmental risk management association evidencing
11    coverages which meet or exceed the amounts required under
12    this Code.
13    (b) Beginning January 1, 2020, in lieu of filing the
14documents required by subsection (a), each owner of a vehicle
15required to obtain minimum liability insurance under Section
168-101 or 8-101.1 shall attest that the vehicle is insured in at
17least the minimum required amount.
18        (1) The Secretary shall create a form on which the
19    vehicle owner shall attest that the vehicle is insured in
20    at least the minimum required amount. The attestation form
21    shall be submitted with each registration application.
22        (2) The attestation form shall be valid for the full
23    registration period; however, if at any time the Secretary
24    has reason to believe that the owner does not have the
25    minimum required amount of insurance for a vehicle, the
26    Secretary may require the owner to file with the Secretary



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1    documentation as set forth in subsection (a) of this
2    Section.
3        (3) If the owner fails to provide the required
4    documentation within 7 calendar days after the request is
5    made, the Secretary may suspend the vehicle registration.
6    The registration shall remain suspended until such time as
7    the required documentation is provided to and reviewed by
8    the Secretary.
9        (4) The owner of a vehicle that is self-insured shall
10    attest that the funds available to pay liability claims
11    related to the operation of the vehicle are equivalent to
12    or greater than the minimum liability insurance
13    requirements under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
14    (c) The Secretary of State shall adopt rules to implement
15this Section.
16(Source: P.A. 86-444.)
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
181, 2020.".