(625 ILCS 5/6-521) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-521)
    Sec. 6-521. Rulemaking Authority.
    (a) The Secretary of State, using the authority to license motor vehicle operators under this Code, may adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to establish standards, policies and procedures for the licensing and sanctioning of commercial motor vehicle drivers in order to meet the requirements of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Act of 1986 (CMVSA); subsequent federal rulemaking under 49 C.F.R. Part 383 or Part 1572; and administrative and policy decisions of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Secretary may, as provided in the CMVSA, establish stricter requirements for the licensing of commercial motor vehicle drivers than those established by the federal government.
    (b) By January 1, 1994, the Secretary of State shall establish rules and regulations for the issuance of a restricted commercial driver's license for farm-related service industries consistent with federal guidelines. The restricted license shall be available for a seasonal period or periods not to exceed a total of 180 days in any 12 month period.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) By July 1, 1995, the Secretary of State shall establish rules and regulations for the issuance and cancellation of a School Bus Driver's Permit. The permit shall be required for the operation of a school bus as provided in subsection (c), a non-restricted CDL with passenger endorsement, or a properly classified driver's license. The permit will establish that the school bus driver has met all the requirements of the application and screening process established by Section 6-106.1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-726, eff. 1-1-15.)