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725 ILCS 150/8

    (725 ILCS 150/8) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1678)
    Sec. 8. Exemptions from forfeiture.
    (a) No vessel or watercraft, vehicle, or aircraft used by any person as a common carrier in the transaction of business as a common carrier may be forfeited under this Act unless the State proves by a preponderance of the evidence that:
        (1) in the case of a railway car or engine, the
owner, or
        (2) in the case of any other such vessel or
watercraft, vehicle or aircraft, the owner or the master of such vessel or watercraft or the owner or conductor, driver, pilot, or other person in charge of that vehicle or aircraft was at the time of the alleged illegal act a consenting party or privy to that knowledge.
    (b) No vessel or watercraft, vehicle, or aircraft shall be forfeited under this Act by reason of any act or omission committed or omitted by any person other than such owner while a vessel or watercraft, vehicle, or aircraft was unlawfully in the possession of a person who acquired possession in violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any state.
(Source: P.A. 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)