(625 ILCS 5/3-640)
Illinois and Michigan Canal plates.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications
made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration
plates designated as Illinois and Michigan Canal license plates.
The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed only to
passenger vehicles of the first division or motor vehicles of the second
division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
Plates issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year
procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
(b) The design and color of the special plates shall be wholly within the
discretion of the Secretary. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the
Secretary, shall accompany each application.
(c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for
original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this
fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund and $15
shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund, to
be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative processing costs.
For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the
appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be
deposited into the Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund and $2 shall be deposited
into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(d) The Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund is created as a special fund in the
State treasury. All money in the Illinois and Michigan Canal Fund shall be
used, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the Department of
Natural Resources for restoration and improvements of the Illinois and Michigan
Canal and its adjacent structures.
(Source: P.A. 90-527, eff. 11-13-97.)