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Full Text of HB2492  101st 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 State Finance Act is amended by adding
5Sections 5.891 and 5.893 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 105/5.891 new)
7    Sec. 5.891. The Guide Dogs of America Fund.
8    (30 ILCS 105/5.893 new)
9    Sec. 5.893. The Mechanics Training Fund.
10    Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
11changing Section 3-699.14 as follows:
12    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
13    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special license plates.
14    (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the
15Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications
16made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue
17Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on
18behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the
19General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license
20plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the



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1Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized
2organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section.
3When applying for a Universal special license plate the
4applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the
5authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a
6decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record
7of that organization and that organization shall remain
8affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered,
9revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization
10may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and
11distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the
12authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from
13any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal,
14sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal
15special license plate other than a decal authorized by the
16General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal
17sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be
18affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division,
19including motorcycles and autocycles, or motor vehicles of the
20second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates
21issued under this Section shall expire according to the
22multi-year procedure under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
23    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special
24license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the
25Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to
26designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of



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1Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the
2application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized
3by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special
4license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary
5governing the requirements for and approval of Universal
6special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her
7discretion, allow Universal special license plates to be issued
8as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section
93-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a
10version of the special registration plates authorized under
11this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles and
13    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the
14General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is
15to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the
16amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When
17necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund
18in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an
19authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees
20may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State
21agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the
22registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable
23Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable
24entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license
25plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter
26of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the



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1entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the
2Solicitation for Charity Act.
3    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration
4renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration
5fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional
6fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license
7plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the
8organization designated by the applicant when applying for the
9plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State
10agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into
11the special fund designated in the law authorizing the
12organization to issue decals for Universal special license
13plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed
14by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General
16    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for
17Universal special license plates with the original and renewal
18fees and fee distribution as follows:
19        (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
20            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
21        Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary
22        of State Special License Plate Fund.
23            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside Monarch
24        Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special
25        License Plate Fund.
26        (2) Illinois Veterans' Homes.



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1            (A) Original issuance: $26, which shall be
2        deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
3            (B) Renewal: $26, which shall be deposited into the
4        Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
5        (3) The Illinois Department of Human Services for
6    volunteerism decals.
7            (A) Original issuance: $25, which shall be
8        deposited into the Secretary of State Special License
9        Plate Fund.
10            (B) Renewal: $25, which shall be deposited into the
11        Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
12        (4) The Illinois Department of Public Health.
13            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
14        Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund and $15 to the Secretary
15        of State Special License Plate Fund.
16            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Prostate Cancer
17        Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special
18        License Plate Fund.
19        (5) Horsemen's Council of Illinois.
20            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
21        Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund and $15 to the
22        Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
23            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Horsemen's
24        Council of Illinois Fund and $2 to the Secretary of
25        State Special License Plate Fund.
26        (6) The International Association of Machinists and



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1    Aerospace Workers.
2                (A) Original issuance: $35; with $20 to the
3            Guide Dogs of America Fund and $15 to the Secretary
4            of State Special License Plate Fund.
5                (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 going to the Guide
6            Dogs of America Fund and $2 to the Secretary of
7            State Special License Plate Fund.
8        (7) Local Lodge 701 of the International Association of
9    Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
10                (A) Original issuance: $35; with $10 to the
11            Guide Dogs of America Fund, $10 to the Mechanics
12            Training Fund, and $15 to the Secretary of State
13            Special License Plate Fund.
14                (B) Renewal: $30; with $13 to the Guide Dogs of
15            America Fund, $15 to the Mechanics Training Fund,
16            and $2 to the Secretary of State Special License
17            Plate Fund.
18    (f) The following funds are created as special funds in the
19State treasury:
20        (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to be
21    paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural
22    Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator
23    habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects
24    in this State.
25        (2) The Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund. All moneys to
26    be paid as grants to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of



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1    Chicago.
2        (3) The Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund. All moneys
3    shall be paid as grants to the Horsemen's Council of
4    Illinois.
5        (4) The Guide Dogs of America Fund. All moneys shall be
6    paid as grants to the International Guiding Eyes, Inc.,
7    doing business as Guide Dogs of America.
8        (5) The Mechanics Training Fund. All moneys shall be
9    paid as grants to the Mechanics Local 701 Training Fund.
10(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-723, eff. 8-5-16; 99-814,
11eff. 1-1-17; 100-57, eff. 1-1-18; 100-60, eff. 1-1-18; 100-78,
12eff. 1-1-18; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)