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(625 ILCS 5/3-646)
Organ Donor Awareness license plates.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form
prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated
as Organ Donor Awareness license plates. The special plates issued under this
shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division and 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 plates is wholly within the discretion of
the Secretary, except that the phrase "Be An Organ Donor" shall be on the
plates, and the design of the plates shall incorporate a reference to the
organization and Walter Payton. The
Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized
under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall prescribe stickers or
decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
(c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $25 fee for
original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this
additional fee, $10 shall be deposited into the Organ Donor Awareness 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 $25 fee, in addition to the
appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this additional fee, $23
deposited into the Organ Donor Awareness Fund and $2 shall be deposited into
Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(d) The Organ Donor Awareness Fund is created as a special fund in the State
treasury. Subject to
appropriation by the General Assembly
and approval by the Secretary, 50% of the moneys in the Organ Donor Awareness
Fund shall be paid as grants to the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, and the
remaining 50% of
the moneys in that fund shall be paid as grants to Mid-America Transplant
Services, or pursuant to any alternative distribution ratio mutually agreed upon by these 2 organizations.
(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12.)