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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/6-306.3

    (625 ILCS 5/6-306.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-306.3)
    Sec. 6-306.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 98-870, eff. 1-1-15.)

625 ILCS 5/6-306.4

    (625 ILCS 5/6-306.4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-306.4)
    Sec. 6-306.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08. Repealed by P.A. 100-674, eff. 1-1-19.)

625 ILCS 5/6-306.5

    (625 ILCS 5/6-306.5) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-306.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2021)
    Sec. 6-306.5. Failure to pay fine or penalty for standing, parking, compliance, automated speed enforcement system, or automated traffic law violations; suspension of driving privileges.
    (a) Upon receipt of a certified report, as prescribed by subsection (c) of this Section, from any municipality or county stating that the owner of a registered vehicle has failed to pay any fine or penalty due and owing as a result of 5 offenses for automated speed enforcement system violations or automated traffic violations as defined in Sections 11-208.6, 11-208.8, 11-208.9, or 11-1201.1, or combination thereof, or (3) is more than 14 days in default of a payment plan pursuant to which a suspension had been terminated under subsection (c) of this Section, the Secretary of State shall suspend the driving privileges of such person in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section. The Secretary shall also suspend the driving privileges of an owner of a registered vehicle upon receipt of a certified report, as prescribed by subsection (f) of this Section, from any municipality or county stating that such person has failed to satisfy any fines or penalties imposed by final judgments for 5 or more automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations, or combination thereof, after exhaustion of judicial review procedures.
    (b) Following receipt of the certified report of the municipality or county as specified in this Section, the Secretary of State shall notify the person whose name appears on the certified report that the person's drivers license will be suspended at the end of a specified period of time unless the Secretary of State is presented with a notice from the municipality or county certifying that the fine or penalty due and owing the municipality or county has been paid or that inclusion of that person's name on the certified report was in error. The Secretary's notice shall state in substance the information contained in the municipality's or county's certified report to the Secretary, and shall be effective as specified by subsection (c) of Section 6-211 of this Code.
    (c) The report of the appropriate municipal or county official notifying the Secretary of State of unpaid fines or penalties pursuant to this Section shall be certified and shall contain the following:
        (1) The name, last known address as recorded with the
    
Secretary of State, as provided by the lessor of the cited vehicle at the time of lease, or as recorded in a United States Post Office approved database if any notice sent under Section 11-208.3 of this Code is returned as undeliverable, and drivers license number of the person who failed to pay the fine or penalty or who has defaulted in a payment plan and the registration number of any vehicle known to be registered to such person in this State.
        (2) The name of the municipality or county making
    
the report pursuant to this Section.
        (3) A statement that the municipality or county sent
    
a notice of impending drivers license suspension as prescribed by ordinance enacted pursuant to Section 11-208.3 of this Code or a notice of default in a payment plan, to the person named in the report at the address recorded with the Secretary of State or at the last address known to the lessor of the cited vehicle at the time of lease or, if any notice sent under Section 11-208.3 of this Code is returned as undeliverable, at the last known address recorded in a United States Post Office approved database; the date on which such notice was sent; and the address to which such notice was sent. In a municipality or county with a population of 1,000,000 or more, the report shall also include a statement that the alleged violator's State vehicle registration number and vehicle make, if specified on the automated speed enforcement system violation or automated traffic law violation notice, are correct as they appear on the citations.
        (4) A unique identifying reference number for each
    
request of suspension sent whenever a person has failed to pay the fine or penalty or has defaulted on a payment plan.
    (d) Any municipality or county making a certified report to the Secretary of State pursuant to this Section shall notify the Secretary of State, in a form prescribed by the Secretary, whenever a person named in the certified report has paid the previously reported fine or penalty, whenever a person named in the certified report has entered into a payment plan pursuant to which the municipality or county has agreed to terminate the suspension, or whenever the municipality or county determines that the original report was in error. A certified copy of such notification shall also be given upon request and at no additional charge to the person named therein. Upon receipt of the municipality's or county's notification or presentation of a certified copy of such notification, the Secretary of State shall terminate the suspension.
    (e) Any municipality or county making a certified report to the Secretary of State pursuant to this Section shall also by ordinance establish procedures for persons to challenge the accuracy of the certified report. The ordinance shall also state the grounds for such a challenge, which may be limited to (1) the person not having been the owner or lessee of the vehicle or vehicles receiving a combination of 5 or more automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations on the date or dates such notices were issued; and (2) the person having already paid the fine or penalty for the combination of 5 or more automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations indicated on the certified report.
    (f) Any municipality or county, other than a municipality or county establishing automated speed enforcement system regulations under Section 11-208.8, or automated traffic law regulations under Section 11-208.6, 11-208.9, or 11-1201.1, may also cause a suspension of a person's drivers license pursuant to this Section. Such municipality or county may invoke this sanction by making a certified report to the Secretary of State upon a person's failure to satisfy any fine or penalty imposed by final judgment for a combination of 5 or more automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations after exhaustion of judicial review procedures, but only if:
        (1) the municipality or county complies with the
    
provisions of this Section in all respects except in regard to enacting an ordinance pursuant to Section 11-208.3;
        (2) the municipality or county has sent a notice of
    
impending drivers license suspension as prescribed by an ordinance enacted pursuant to subsection (g) of this Section; and
        (3) in municipalities or counties with a population
    
of 1,000,000 or more, the municipality or county has verified that the alleged violator's State vehicle registration number and vehicle make are correct as they appear on the citations.
    (g) Any municipality or county, other than a municipality or county establishing automated speed enforcement system regulations under Section 11-208.8, or automated traffic law regulations under Section 11-208.6, 11-208.9, or 11-1201.1, may provide by ordinance for the sending of a notice of impending drivers license suspension to the person who has failed to satisfy any fine or penalty imposed by final judgment for a combination of 5 or more automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law violations after exhaustion of judicial review procedures. An ordinance so providing shall specify that the notice sent to the person liable for any fine or penalty shall state that failure to pay the fine or penalty owing within 45 days of the notice's date will result in the municipality or county notifying the Secretary of State that the person's drivers license is eligible for suspension pursuant to this Section. The notice of impending drivers license suspension shall be sent by first class United States mail, postage prepaid, to the address recorded with the Secretary of State or at the last address known to the lessor of the cited vehicle at the time of lease or, if any notice sent under Section 11-208.3 of this Code is returned as undeliverable, to the last known address recorded in a United States Post Office approved database.
    (h) An administrative hearing to contest an impending suspension or a suspension made pursuant to this Section may be had upon filing a written request with the Secretary of State. The filing fee for this hearing shall be $20, to be paid at the time the request is made. A municipality or county which files a certified report with the Secretary of State pursuant to this Section shall reimburse the Secretary for all reasonable costs incurred by the Secretary as a result of the filing of the report, including but not limited to the costs of providing the notice required pursuant to subsection (b) and the costs incurred by the Secretary in any hearing conducted with respect to the report pursuant to this subsection and any appeal from such a hearing.
    (i) The provisions of this Section shall apply on and after January 1, 1988.
    (j) For purposes of this Section, the term "compliance violation" is defined as in Section 11-208.3.
(Source: P.A. 101-623, eff. 7-1-20. Repealed by P.A. 101-652, eff. 7-1-21.)

625 ILCS 5/6-306.6

    (625 ILCS 5/6-306.6) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-306.6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2021)
    Sec. 6-306.6. Failure to pay traffic fines, penalties, or court costs.
    (a) Whenever any resident of this State fails to pay any traffic fine, penalty, or cost imposed for a violation of this Code, or similar provision of local ordinance, the clerk may notify the Secretary of State, on a report prescribed by the Secretary, and the Secretary shall prohibit the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of such resident's driving privileges until such fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. The clerk shall provide notice to the driver, at the driver's last known address as shown on the court's records, stating that such action will be effective on the 46th day following the date of the above notice if payment is not received in full by the court of venue.
    (a-1) Whenever any resident of this State who has made a partial payment on any traffic fine, penalty, or cost that was imposed under a conviction entered on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, for a violation of this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance, fails to pay the remainder of the outstanding fine, penalty, or cost within the time limit set by the court, the clerk may notify the Secretary of State, on a report prescribed by the Secretary, and the Secretary shall prohibit the renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the resident's driving privileges until the fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. The clerk shall provide notice to the driver, at the driver's last known address as shown on the court's records, stating that the action will be effective on the 46th day following the date of the notice if payment is not received in full by the court of venue.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (b-1), following receipt of the report from the clerk, the Secretary of State shall make the proper notation to the driver's file to prohibit the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of such driver's driving privileges. Except as provided in paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of this Section, such notation shall not be removed from the driver's record until the driver satisfies the outstanding fine, penalty, or cost and an appropriate notice on a form prescribed by the Secretary is received by the Secretary from the court of venue, stating that such fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. Upon payment in full of a traffic fine, penalty, or court cost which has previously been reported under this Section as unpaid, the clerk of the court shall present the driver with a signed receipt containing the seal of the court indicating that such fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full, and shall forward forthwith to the Secretary of State a notice stating that the fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full.
    (b-1) In a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more, following receipt of the report from the clerk, the Secretary of State shall make the proper notation to the driver's file to prohibit the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of such driver's driving privileges. Such notation shall not be removed from the driver's record until the driver satisfies the outstanding fine, penalty, or cost and an appropriate notice on a form prescribed by the Secretary is received by the Secretary directly from the court of venue, stating that such fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. Upon payment in full of a traffic fine, penalty, or court cost which has previously been reported under this Section as unpaid, the clerk of the court shall forward forthwith directly to the Secretary of State a notice stating that the fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full and shall provide the driver with a signed receipt containing the seal of the court, indicating that the fine, penalty, and cost have been paid in full. The receipt may not be used by the driver to clear the driver's record.
    (c) The provisions of this Section shall be limited to a single action per arrest and as a post conviction measure only. Fines, penalty, or costs to be collected subsequent to orders of court supervision, or other available court diversions are not applicable to this Section.
    (d)(1) Notwithstanding the receipt of a report from the clerk as prescribed in subsections (a) and (e), nothing in this Section is intended to place any responsibility upon the Secretary of State to provide independent notice to the driver of any potential action to disallow the renewal, reissue or reinstatement of such driver's driving privileges.
    (2) Except as provided in subsection (b-1), the Secretary of State shall renew, reissue or reinstate a driver's driving privileges which were previously refused pursuant to this Section upon presentation of an original receipt which is signed by the clerk of the court and contains the seal of the court indicating that the fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. The Secretary of State shall retain such receipt for his records.
    (e) Upon receipt of notification from another state that is a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977, stating a resident of this State failed to pay a traffic fine, penalty, or cost imposed for a violation that occurs in another state, the Secretary shall make the proper notation to the driver's license file to prohibit the renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of the resident's driving privileges until the fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. The Secretary of State shall renew, reissue, or reinstate the driver's driving privileges that were previously refused under this Section upon receipt of notification from the other state that indicates that the fine, penalty, or cost has been paid in full. The Secretary of State shall retain the out-of-state receipt for his or her records.
(Source: P.A. 98-178, eff. 1-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 101-652, eff. 7-1-21.)

625 ILCS 5/6-306.7

    (625 ILCS 5/6-306.7)
    Sec. 6-306.7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-218, eff. 7-1-06. Repealed by P.A. 101-623, eff. 7-1-20)

625 ILCS 5/6-306.8

    (625 ILCS 5/6-306.8)
    Sec. 6-306.8. Failure to satisfy fines or penalties for toll bridge violations; suspension of driving privileges.
    (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, upon the Secretary's receipt of a report, as described in subsection (b), from a private tolling authority stating that the owner of a registered vehicle has failed to satisfy any fees, fines, charges, or penalties resulting from a final invoice or notice by the private tolling authority relating directly or indirectly to 5 or more toll violations, the Secretary shall suspend the driving privileges of the person in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section.
    (b) The report from the private tolling authority notifying the Secretary of unsatisfied fees, fines, charges, or penalties may be generated by the private tolling authority and received by the Secretary by automated process. The report shall contain the following:
        (1) The name, last known address, and driver's
    
license number of the person who failed to satisfy the fees, fines, charges, or penalties, and the registration number of any vehicle known to be registered in this State to that person.
        (2) A statement that the private tolling authority
    
sent a notice of impending suspension of the person's driver's license to the person named in the report at the address recorded with the Secretary; the date on which the notice was sent; and the address to which the notice was sent.
    (c) Following the Secretary's receipt of a report described in subsection (b), the Secretary shall notify the person whose name appears on the report that the person's driver's license will be suspended at the end of a specified period unless the Secretary is presented with a notice from the private tolling authority stating that the fees, fines, charges, or penalties owed to the private tolling authority have been satisfied or that inclusion of that person's name on the report described in subsection (b) was in error. The Secretary's notice shall state in substance the information contained in the private tolling authority's report to the Secretary described in subsection (b), and shall be effective as specified by subsection (c) of Section 6-211, except as to those drivers who also have been issued a CDL. If a person also has been issued a CDL, notice of suspension of that person's driver's license must be given in writing by certified mail and is effective on the date listed in the notice of suspension, except that the notice is not effective until 4 days after the date on which the notice was deposited into the United States mail. The notice becomes effective 4 days after its deposit into the United States mail regardless of whether the Secretary of State receives the return receipt and regardless of whether the written notification is returned for any reason to the Secretary of State as undeliverable.
    (d) The private tolling authority, after making a report to the Secretary described in subsection (b), shall notify the Secretary, on a form prescribed by the Secretary or by automated process, whenever a person named in the report has satisfied the previously reported fees, fines, charges, or penalties or whenever the private tolling authority determines that the original report was in error. A copy of the notification shall also be given upon request and at no additional charge to the person named therein. Upon receipt of the private tolling authority's notification, the Secretary shall lift the suspension.
    (e) The private tolling authority shall establish procedures for persons to challenge the accuracy of the report described in subsection (b). The procedures shall provide the grounds for a challenge, which may include:
        (1) the person not having been the owner or lessee of
    
the vehicle or vehicles receiving 5 or more toll violations on the date or dates the violations occurred; or
        (2) the person having already satisfied the fees,
    
fines, charges, or penalties for the 5 or more toll violations indicated on the report described in subsection (b).
    (f) The Secretary and the Authority may promulgate rules necessary to implement this Section.
    (g) The Secretary, the Authority, and the private tolling authority shall cooperate with one another in the administration and implementation of this Section.
    (h) The Secretary shall provide the Authority and the private tolling authority with any information the Authority or the private tolling authority may deem necessary for purposes of this Section or for the private tolling authority's invoicing, collection, and administrative functions, including regular and timely access to driver's license, vehicle registration, and license plate information, and the Secretary's driver, title, and vehicle record databases. Section 2-123 does not apply to the provision of such information, but the Secretary shall be entitled to reimbursement for its costs in providing such information.
    (i) The Authority shall provide the Secretary and the private tolling authority with any information the Secretary or the private tolling authority may deem necessary for purposes of this Section or for the private tolling authority's invoicing, collection, and administrative functions, including regular and timely access to toll violation records.
    (j) As used in this Section:
    "Authority" means the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
    "Private tolling authority" means the owner, lessee, licensee, or operator of a toll bridge authorized under the Toll Bridge Act.
    "Secretary" means the Illinois Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 101-398, eff. 8-16-19.)

625 ILCS 5/6-307

    (625 ILCS 5/6-307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-307)
    Sec. 6-307. Injunctions. If any person operates in violation of any provision of this Chapter, or any rule, regulation, order or decision of the Secretary of State, or of any term, condition or limitation of any license, the Secretary of State, or any person injured thereby, or any interested person, may apply to the Circuit Court of the county in which such violation or some part thereof occurred, or in which the person complained of has his place of business or resides, to prevent such violation. The Court has jurisdiction to enforce obedience by injunction or other process restraining such person from further violation and enjoining upon him obedience.
(Source: P.A. 81-306.)

625 ILCS 5/6-308

    (625 ILCS 5/6-308)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-652)
    Sec. 6-308. Procedures for traffic violations.
    (a) Any person cited for violating this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a violation is a petty offense as defined by Section 5-1-17 of the Unified Code of Corrections, excluding business offenses as defined by Section 5-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a violation of Section 15-111 or subsection (d) of Section 3-401 of this Code, shall not be required to sign the citation or post bond to secure bail for his or her release. All other provisions of this Code or similar provisions of local ordinances shall be governed by the bail provisions of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules when it is not practical or feasible to take the person before a judge to have bail set or to avoid undue delay because of the hour or circumstances.
    (b) Whenever a person fails to appear in court, the court may continue the case for a minimum of 30 days and the clerk of the court shall send notice of the continued court date to the person's last known address. If the person does not appear in court on or before the continued court date or satisfy the court that the person's appearance in and surrender to the court is impossible for no fault of the person, the court shall enter an order of failure to appear. The clerk of the court shall notify the Secretary of State, on a report prescribed by the Secretary, of the court's order. The Secretary, when notified by the clerk of the court that an order of failure to appear has been entered, shall immediately suspend the person's driver's license, which shall be designated by the Secretary as a Failure to Appear suspension. The Secretary shall not remove the suspension, nor issue any permit or privileges to the person whose license has been suspended, until notified by the ordering court that the person has appeared and resolved the violation. Upon compliance, the clerk of the court shall present the person with a notice of compliance containing the seal of the court, and shall notify the Secretary that the person has appeared and resolved the violation.
    (c) Illinois Supreme Court Rules shall govern bail and appearance procedures when a person who is a resident of another state that is not a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977 is cited for violating this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 100-674, eff. 1-1-19.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-652)
    Sec. 6-308. Procedures for traffic violations.
    (a) Any person cited for violating this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a violation is a petty offense as defined by Section 5-1-17 of the Unified Code of Corrections, excluding business offenses as defined by Section 5-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a violation of Section 15-111 or subsection (d) of Section 3-401 of this Code, shall not be required to sign the citation for his or her release. All other provisions of this Code or similar provisions of local ordinances shall be governed by the pretrial release provisions of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules when it is not practical or feasible to take the person before a judge to have conditions of pretrial release set or to avoid undue delay because of the hour or circumstances.
    (b) Whenever a person fails to appear in court, the court may continue the case for a minimum of 30 days and the clerk of the court shall send notice of the continued court date to the person's last known address. If the person does not appear in court on or before the continued court date or satisfy the court that the person's appearance in and surrender to the court is impossible for no fault of the person, the court shall enter an order of failure to appear. The clerk of the court shall notify the Secretary of State, on a report prescribed by the Secretary, of the court's order. The Secretary, when notified by the clerk of the court that an order of failure to appear has been entered, shall immediately suspend the person's driver's license, which shall be designated by the Secretary as a Failure to Appear suspension. The Secretary shall not remove the suspension, nor issue any permit or privileges to the person whose license has been suspended, until notified by the ordering court that the person has appeared and resolved the violation. Upon compliance, the clerk of the court shall present the person with a notice of compliance containing the seal of the court, and shall notify the Secretary that the person has appeared and resolved the violation.
    (c) Illinois Supreme Court Rules shall govern pretrial release and appearance procedures when a person who is a resident of another state that is not a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977 is cited for violating this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 100-674, eff. 1-1-19; 101-652, eff. 1-1-23.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. COMMERCIAL DRIVER TRAINING SCHOOLS
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10; 96-962, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-401

    (625 ILCS 5/6-401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-401)
    Sec. 6-401. Driver training schools-license required.
    (a) No person, firm, association, partnership or corporation shall operate a driver training school or engage in the business of giving instruction for hire or for a fee in (1) the driving of motor vehicles; or (2) the preparation of an applicant for examination given by the Secretary of State for a drivers license or permit, unless a license therefor has been issued by the Secretary. No public schools or educational institutions shall contract with entities engaged in the business of giving instruction for hire or for a fee in the driving of motor vehicles for the preparation of an applicant for examination given by the Secretary of State for a driver's license or permit, unless a license therefor has been issued by the Secretary.
    This subsection (a) shall not apply to (i) public schools or to educational institutions in which driving instruction is part of the curriculum, (ii) employers giving instruction to their employees, or (iii) schools that teach enhanced driving skills to licensed drivers as set forth in Article X of Chapter 6 of this Code.
    (b) Any person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation that violates subsection (a) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 100-409, eff. 8-25-17.)

625 ILCS 5/6-402

    (625 ILCS 5/6-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-402)
    Sec. 6-402. Qualifications of driver training schools. In order to qualify for a license to operate a driver training school, each applicant must:
        (a) be of good moral character;
        (b) be at least 21 years of age;
        (c) maintain an established place of business open to
    
the public which meets the requirements of Section 6-403 through 6-407;
        (d) maintain bodily injury and property damage
    
liability insurance on motor vehicles while used in driving instruction, insuring the liability of the driving school, the driving instructors and any person taking instruction in at least the following amounts: $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident and, subject to said limit for one person, $100,000 for bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one accident and the amount of $10,000 for damage to property of others in any one accident. Evidence of such insurance coverage in the form of a certificate from the insurance carrier shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and such certificate shall stipulate that the insurance shall not be cancelled except upon 10 days prior written notice to the Secretary of State. The decal showing evidence of insurance shall be affixed to the windshield of the vehicle;
        (e) provide a continuous surety company bond in the
    
principal sum of $10,000 for a non-accredited school, $40,000 for a CDL or teenage accredited school, $60,000 for a CDL accredited and teenage accredited school, $50,000 for a CDL or teenage accredited school with 3 or more licensed branches, $70,000 for a CDL accredited and teenage accredited school with 3 or more licensed branches for the protection of the contractual rights of students in such form as will meet with the approval of the Secretary of State and written by a company authorized to do business in this State. However, the aggregate liability of the surety for all breaches of the condition of the bond in no event shall exceed the principal sum of $10,000 for a non-accredited school, $40,000 for a CDL or teenage accredited school, $60,000 for a CDL accredited and teenage accredited school, $50,000 for a CDL or teenage accredited school with 3 or more licensed branches, $70,000 for a CDL accredited and teenage accredited school with 3 or more licensed branches. The surety on any such bond may cancel such bond on giving 30 days notice thereof in writing to the Secretary of State and shall be relieved of liability for any breach of any conditions of the bond which occurs after the effective date of cancellation;
        (f) have the equipment necessary to the giving of
    
proper instruction in the operation of motor vehicles;
        (g) have and use a business telephone listing for all
    
business purposes;
        (h) pay to the Secretary of State an application fee
    
of $500 and $50 for each branch application; and
        (i) authorize an investigation to include a
    
fingerprint based background check to determine if the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime and if so, the disposition of those convictions. The authorization shall indicate the scope of the inquiry and the agencies that may be contacted. Upon this authorization, the Secretary of State may request and receive information and assistance from any federal, State, or local governmental agency as part of the authorized investigation. Each applicant shall have his or her fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. The fingerprints shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record information databases. The Department of State Police shall charge a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The applicant shall be required to pay all related fingerprint fees including, but not limited to, the amounts established by the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to process fingerprint based criminal background investigations. The Department of State Police shall provide information concerning any criminal convictions and disposition of criminal convictions brought against the applicant upon request of the Secretary of State provided that the request is made in the form and manner required by the Department of the State Police. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the information derived from the investigation including the source of the information and any conclusions or recommendations derived from the information by the Secretary of State shall be provided to the applicant, or his designee, upon request to the Secretary of State, prior to any final action by the Secretary of State on the application. Any criminal convictions and disposition information obtained by the Secretary of State shall be confidential and may not be transmitted outside the Office of the Secretary of State, except as required herein, and may not be transmitted to anyone within the Office of the Secretary of State except as needed for the purpose of evaluating the applicant. At any administrative hearing held under Section 2-118 of this Code relating to the denial, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of a driver training school license, the Secretary of State is authorized to utilize at that hearing any criminal histories, criminal convictions, and disposition information obtained under this Section. The information obtained from the investigation may be maintained by the Secretary of State or any agency to which the information was transmitted. Only information and standards, which bear a reasonable and rational relation to the performance of a driver training school owner, shall be used by the Secretary of State. Any employee of the Secretary of State who gives or causes to be given away any confidential information concerning any criminal charges or disposition of criminal charges of an applicant shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless release of the information is authorized by this Section.
    No license shall be issued under this Section to a person who is a spouse, offspring, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin, or in-law of the person whose license to do business at that location has been revoked or denied or to a person who was an officer or employee of a business firm that has had its license revoked or denied, unless the Secretary of State is satisfied the application was submitted in good faith and not for the purpose or effect of defeating the intent of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10; 96-962, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1062, eff. 7-14-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-835, eff. 7-20-12.)

625 ILCS 5/6-403

    (625 ILCS 5/6-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-403)
    Sec. 6-403. Established Place of Business. The established place of business of each driver training school must be owned or leased by the driver training school and regularly occupied and primarily used by that driver training school for the business of selling and giving driving instructions for hire or for a fee, and the business of preparing members of the public for examination given by the Secretary of State for a drivers license.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10; 96-962, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-404

    (625 ILCS 5/6-404) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-404)
    Sec. 6-404. Location of Schools. The established place of business of each driver training school must be located in a district which is zoned for business or commercial purposes. The driver training school office must have a permanent sign clearly readable from the street, from a distance of no less than 100 feet, with the name of the driving school upon it.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10; 96-962, eff. 7-2-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-405

    (625 ILCS 5/6-405) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-405)
    Sec. 6-405. Restrictions of Locations. The established place of business, or branch office, branch class room or advertised address of any driver training school shall not consist of or include a house trailer, residence, tent, temporary stand, temporary address, office space, a room or rooms in a hotel, rooming house or apartment house, or premises occupied by a single or multiple unit dwelling house or telephone answering service.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10; 96-962, eff. 7-2-10.)