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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/7-323

    (625 ILCS 5/7-323) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-323)
    Sec. 7-323. Money Or Securities As Proof.
    A person may give proof of financial responsibility by delivering to the Secretary of State a receipt of the State Treasurer showing the deposit with said State Treasurer of money in amount or securities endorsed in blank by the owner thereof and approved by said State Treasurer and of a market value in a total amount as would be required for coverage in a motor vehicle liability policy furnished by the person giving such proof under this Act. Such securities shall be of the type which may legally be purchased as investments of trust funds by trustees.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/7-324

    (625 ILCS 5/7-324) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-324)
    Sec. 7-324. Application of Deposit.
    All money or securities so deposited shall be subject to execution to satisfy any judgment mentioned in this Act but shall not otherwise be subject to attachment or execution. The State Treasurer shall not accept any such deposit or issue a certificate therefor, and the Secretary of State shall not accept such certificate unless accompanied by evidence that there are no unsatisfied judgments against the depositor registered in the county where the depositor resides.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/7-325

    (625 ILCS 5/7-325) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-325)
    Sec. 7-325. Owner may give proof for others. Whenever the Secretary of State determines that any person required to give proof under this Article by reason of a revocation is not the owner of a motor vehicle but was, at the time of such conviction a driver in the employ of an owner of a motor vehicle, or a member of the immediate family or household of the owner of a motor vehicle, the Secretary of State shall accept proof of financial responsibility given by such owner in lieu of proof given by such other person so long as such other person is operating a motor vehicle for which the owner has given proof as herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-326

    (625 ILCS 5/7-326) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-326)
    Sec. 7-326. Substitution of proof. The Secretary of State shall cancel any bond or return any certificate of insurance, or the Secretary of State shall direct and the State Treasurer shall return any money or securities to the person entitled thereto, upon the substitution and acceptance of other adequate proof of financial responsibility pursuant to this Article.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-327

    (625 ILCS 5/7-327) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-327)
    Sec. 7-327. Other proof may be required. Whenever any evidence of proof of ability to respond in damages filed under the provisions of this Article no longer fulfills the purpose for which required, the Secretary of State shall, for the purposes of this Chapter, require other evidence of ability to respond in damages as required by this Article, and the driver's license, registration certificates, license plates and registration stickers involved shall be suspended by the Secretary of State pending such proof.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/7-328

    (625 ILCS 5/7-328) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-328)
    Sec. 7-328. Duration of proof; when proof may be canceled or returned. The Secretary of State shall upon request cancel any bond or return any certificate of insurance, or the Secretary of State shall direct and the State Treasurer shall return to the person entitled thereto any money or securities, deposited pursuant to this Chapter as proof of financial responsibility or waive the requirements of filing proof of financial responsibility in any of the following events:
        1. In the event of the death of the person on whose
behalf such proof was filed, or the permanent incapacity of such person to operate a motor vehicle.
        2. In the event the person who has given proof of
financial responsibility surrenders such person's driver's license, registration certificates, license plates and registration stickers, but the Secretary of State shall not release such proof in the event any action for damages upon a liability referred to in this Article is then pending or any judgment upon any such liability is then outstanding and unsatisfied or in the event the Secretary of State has received notice that such person has, within the period of 3 months immediately preceding, been involved as a driver in any motor vehicle crash. An affidavit of the applicant of the nonexistence of such facts shall be sufficient evidence thereof in the absence of evidence to the contrary in the records of the Secretary of State. Any person who has not completed the required 3-year period of proof of financial responsibility pursuant to Section 7-304, and to whom proof has been surrendered as provided in this paragraph applies for a driver's license or the registration of a motor vehicle shall have the application denied unless the applicant reestablishes such proof for the remainder of such period.
        3. In the event that proof of financial
responsibility has been deposited voluntarily, at any time upon request of the person entitled thereto, provided that the person on whose behalf such proof was given has not, during the period between the date of the original deposit thereof and the date of such request, been convicted of any offense for which revocation is mandatory as provided in Section 6-205; provided, further, that no action for damages is pending against such person on whose behalf such proof of financial responsibility was furnished and no judgment against such person is outstanding and unsatisfied in respect to bodily injury, or in respect to damage to property resulting from the ownership, maintenance, use, or operation hereafter of a motor vehicle. An affidavit of the applicant under this Section shall be sufficient evidence of the facts in the absence of evidence to the contrary in the records of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)

625 ILCS 5/7-329

    (625 ILCS 5/7-329) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-329)
    Sec. 7-329. Proof of financial responsibility made voluntarily.
    1. Proof of financial responsibility may be made voluntarily by or on behalf of any person. The privilege of operation of any motor vehicle within this State by such person shall not be suspended or withdrawn under the provisions of this Article if such proof of financial responsibility has been voluntarily filed or deposited prior to the offense or crash out of which any conviction, judgment, or order arises and if such proof, at the date of such conviction, judgment, or order, is valid and sufficient for the requirements of this Code.
    2. If the Secretary of State receives record of any conviction or judgment against such person which, in the absence of such proof of financial responsibility would have caused the suspension of the driver's license of such person, the Secretary of State shall forthwith notify the insurer or surety of such person of the conviction or judgment so reported.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. IV

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. IV heading)

625 ILCS 5/7-401

    (625 ILCS 5/7-401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-401)
    Sec. 7-401. Transfer of registration to defeat purposes of act prohibited.
    (a) If an owner's registration has been suspended hereunder, such registration shall not be transferred nor the vehicle in respect to which such registration was issued be registered in any other name until the Secretary of State is satisfied that such transfer of registration is proposed in good faith and not for the purpose or with the effect of defeating the purposes of this act.
    (b) Nothing in this section shall in any wise affect the rights of any conditional vendor, chattel mortgagee or lessor of such a vehicle registered in the name of another as owner who becomes subject to the provisions of this act.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall suspend the registration of any vehicle transferred in violation of the provisions of this section.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/7-402

    (625 ILCS 5/7-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-402)
    Sec. 7-402. Surrender of license to drive and registration. Except as otherwise provided in this Code or Article V of the Supreme Court Rules, any person whose license to drive has been suspended shall immediately return to the Secretary of State any driver's license, instruction permit, restricted driving permit or other evidence of driving privileges held by such person. Any driving authorization document issued under Section 6-206.1 or 11-501.1 of this Code shall be returned to the issuing court for proper processing. Any person whose vehicle registration has been suspended shall, upon the request of the Secretary, immediately return to the Secretary any license plates or other evidences of registration held by such person.
    The Secretary is authorized to take possession of any license to drive, registration certificate, registration sticker or digital registration sticker, or license plates or digital license plates upon the suspension thereof under the provisions of this Code or to direct any law enforcement officer to take possession thereof and to return the same to the Secretary.
    Any person willfully failing to comply with this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in Section 9-110 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

625 ILCS 5/7-403

    (625 ILCS 5/7-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-403)
    Sec. 7-403. Forged Proof.
    Any person who shall forge, or, without authority, sign any evidence of proof of financial responsibility for the future, or who files or offers for filing any such evidence of proof knowing or having reason to believe that it is forged or signed without authority, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2720.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. V

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 7 Art. V heading)

625 ILCS 5/7-501

    (625 ILCS 5/7-501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-501)
    Sec. 7-501. Assigned Risk Plans. If, on or before January 1, 1946, every insurance carrier authorized to write automobile bodily injury liability insurance in this State shall not subscribe to an assigned risk plan approved by the Director of Insurance, providing that no carrier may withdraw therefrom after approval of the Director, the Director of Insurance shall, when he finds that an application for bodily injury or property damage insurance by a risk, which may become subject to this Act or is a local public entity subject to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, and in good faith is entitled to such insurance, has been rejected by 3 insurance carriers, designate an insurance carrier which shall be obligated to issue forthwith its usual form of policy providing such insurance for such risk. The Director shall make equitable distribution of such assignments among insurance carriers proportionate, so far as practicable, by premiums to the respective net direct automobile bodily injury premium writings of the carriers authorized to do business in this State. The Director of Insurance shall establish rules and regulations for the administration of the provisions of this Section.
    If any carrier refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of this Section or with any lawful order or ruling made by the Director of Insurance pursuant to this Section, the Director may, after notice and hearing, suspend the license of such carrier to transact any insurance business in this State until such carrier shall have complied with such order. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the Director of Insurance hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

625 ILCS 5/7-502

    (625 ILCS 5/7-502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-502)
    Sec. 7-502. Self-insurers. Any person in whose name more than 25 motor vehicles are registered may qualify as a self-insurer by obtaining a certificate of self-insurance issued by the Director of the Department of Insurance as provided in this Section.
    The Director may, in his discretion, upon the application of such a person, issue a certificate of self-insurance when he is satisfied that such person is possessed and will continue to be possessed of ability to pay judgment obtained against such person.
    Upon not less than 5 days' notice, and a hearing pursuant to such notice, the Director may upon reasonable grounds cancel a certificate of self-insurance. Failure to pay any judgment against any person covered by such certificate of self-insurance and arising out of any crash in which a motor vehicle covered by such certificate of self-insurance has been involved within 30 days after such judgment shall have become final shall constitute a reasonable ground for the cancellation of a certificate of self-insurance.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)

625 ILCS 5/7-503

    (625 ILCS 5/7-503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-503)
    Sec. 7-503. Unclaimed Security Deposits. During July, annually, the Secretary shall compile a list of all securities on deposit, pursuant to this Article, for more than 3 years and concerning which he has received no notice as to the pendency of any judicial proceeding that could affect the disposition thereof. Thereupon, he shall promptly send a notice to the last known address of each depositor advising him that his deposit will be subject to escheat to the State of Illinois if not claimed within 30 days after the mailing date of such notice. At the expiration of such time, the Secretary of State shall file with the State Treasurer an order directing the transfer of such deposit to the general revenue fund in the State Treasury. Upon receipt of such order, the State Treasurer shall make such transfer, after converting to cash any other type of security. Thereafter any person having a legal claim against such deposit may enforce it by appropriate proceedings in the Court of Claims subject to the limitations prescribed for such Court. At the expiration of such limitation period such deposit shall escheat to the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 94-239, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/7-504

    (625 ILCS 5/7-504)
    Sec. 7-504. Emergency telephone system outages; reimbursement. Any person who negligently causes a motor vehicle crash that causes an emergency telephone system outage must reimburse the public safety agency that provides personnel to answer calls or to maintain or operate an emergency telephone system during the outage for the agency's costs associated with answering calls or maintaining or operating the system during the outage. For the purposes of this Section, "public safety agency" means the same as in Section 2.02 of the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)