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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 4 Art. III

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 4 Art. III heading)

625 ILCS 5/4-300

    (625 ILCS 5/4-300) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-300)
    Sec. 4-300. Definitions.
    For the purposes of this Article, the following word shall have the meaning ascribed to it as follows:
    Board. The Vehicle Recycling Board of the State of Illinois, acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents.
(Source: P.A. 78-857.)

625 ILCS 5/4-301

    (625 ILCS 5/4-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-301)
    Sec. 4-301. State policy. The General Assembly finds that abandoned and derelict vehicles: constitute a safety hazard and a public nuisance; are detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the general public by harboring disease, providing breeding places for vermin, inviting plundering, creating fire hazards, and presenting physical dangers to children and others; produce scenic blights which degrade the environment and adversely affect land values and the proper maintenance and continuing development of the State of Illinois and all of its subdivisions; represent a resource out of place and an energy loss to the Illinois economy, and require state and local governmental attention, in conjunction with any federal governmental attention, in order to assure the expeditious removal and recycling of these abandoned and derelict vehicles.
    The General Assembly declares therefore, that it is the policy of the State of Illinois, to:
    1. Prohibit the abandonment of vehicles and the retention of derelicts, and to enforce such prohibition by law while reminding vehicle owners of their own individual responsibility to dispose of such vehicles;
    2. Encourage the development of procedures and techniques to facilitate the expeditious removal of abandoned and derelict vehicles from public or private premises;
    3. Encourage the State of Illinois and all of its political subdivisions, in cooperation with the federal government and the private sector of our State, and in cooperation with other states of the United States, to recover and recycle the resource represented by abandoned and derelict vehicles to the fullest extent practicable.
(Source: P.A. 81-653.)

625 ILCS 5/4-302

    (625 ILCS 5/4-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-302)
    Sec. 4-302. Vehicle Recycling Board. There is hereby created the Vehicle Recycling Board of the State of Illinois composed of the Secretary of Transportation, the Director of the Illinois State Police, the Director of Public Health, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency or their designated representatives. The Governor shall designate the Chairman and Secretary of the Board.
    The Board shall appoint an advisory committee, of no less than 10 members, to include an official representative of the Office of the Secretary of State as designated by the Secretary; and other appropriate representatives from such sources as: statewide associations of city, county and township governing bodies; knowledgeable successful leaders from the auto recycling private sector; the State associations of chiefs of police, county sheriffs, police officers; and State agencies having a direct or indirect relationship with vehicle recycling.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)

625 ILCS 5/4-303

    (625 ILCS 5/4-303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-303)
    Sec. 4-303. Tenure, vacancies and expenses. State officers and their designated representatives on the Board and representatives of the State agencies serving on the advisory committee, shall serve without additional compensation and their necessary expenses shall be borne by the State office or agency represented. Members of the advisory committee shall be reimbursed for their necessary expenses in their attendance to meetings and functions as required by the Board.
    The Board shall employ such personnel as deemed necessary by the Board to implement and administer this Act and any expenses incurred in its administration may be incurred and expended only within and pursuant to the appropriations made by the General Assembly.
    The records of the Board shall be subject to audit by the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 81-653.)

625 ILCS 5/4-304

    (625 ILCS 5/4-304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-304)
    Sec. 4-304. Implementation and administration of policy. The Board shall consider and adopt such programs as are designed to implement and administer the policies hereinbefore expressed and within the appropriations provided for by the General Assembly.
    In adopting such programs, the Board shall take into consideration the programs of the federal government in the same field, so as to assure full coordination therewith and that the State of Illinois does not duplicate federal actions and programs. The programs to be considered by the Board shall in addition be designed to:
        1. Effect the efficient removal of abandoned vehicles
from the highways, streets, roads, other public property, as well as from private property within Illinois.
        2. Effect the efficient removal of abandoned and
derelict vehicles from private property to be junked, salvaged, recycled, or reclaimed, to wrecking, recycling or salvaging facilities, or to a temporary impoundment or area collection center.
        3. Effect efficient recycling or scrap processing of
retired vehicles and the salvaging of usable parts.
        4. Permit the restoration of antique and historic
vehicles by private persons or agencies.
        5. Work with other State agencies to effect the
efficient and effective recycling of solid and liquid motor vehicle waste, including motor vehicle drain oil, derived in the recycling of a motor vehicle.
        6. Recoup the costs of removal and disposal of
abandoned and derelict vehicles from vehicle owners, land owners and persons who abandon or discard such vehicles and from other suitable sources.
        7. Promote and publicize individual responsibility of
vehicle owners for their personal disposal of unwanted and discarded vehicles and develop an effective promotional campaign to show owners how to properly dispose of such vehicles; and the legal consequences of not doing so.
        8. Provide State coordination, expertise and
assistance to all local units of government, as needed, seeking legislative remedy where appropriate regarding: vehicle detitling procedure; impoundment time periods; the legal restrictions unnecessarily delaying vehicle disposal; and, to promote and advance the technology, growth and development of the legitimate auto recycling industry to the end that this industry can effectively recycle all vehicles annually retired and accumulated in Illinois with a minimum of assistance from the State or its subdivisions.
    The Board is empowered to negotiate and enter into reciprocal agreements with other states and State and federal agencies, in furtherance of the provisions of this Act, as amended; provided, however, that no such reciprocal agreement may be entered into without the approval and authorization of the State body legally required to approve such agreements.
    The Board shall make rules, regulations and by-laws, not inconsistent with this Act or any other law of this State, as to its own organization and conduct and for the implementation and administration of this Act.
    The Board is further empowered to enter into an agreement with any State agency represented on the Board, to carry out the administration of the abandoned and derelict vehicle abatement program of the Board, and to make such funds available as may be found necessary by the Board, as appropriated by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/4-305

    (625 ILCS 5/4-305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-305)
    Sec. 4-305. Inventory, collection and disposal facilities. If not otherwise economically practicable, the Board may provide by contract with private persons or agencies, or with political subdivisions of the State of Illinois and all local governmental units of government, for the inventory, collection and disposal or any portion thereof, of abandoned and derelict vehicles to wrecking, salvage or recycling plants, or, provide facilities for the collection and proper disposal of any vehicle under the provisions of this Act, as amended.
    The Board may further formulate a program, statewide or within prescribed areas, for the inventory and collection of abandoned and derelict vehicles and to provide for their junking, salvage or recycling. In all cases, the Board shall coordinate such program with each affected State agency, local governmental unit, and local law enforcement agencies.
    The Board may further subsidize political subdivisions of this State, local governmental units and local law enforcement agencies for their costs, provable by audit and not otherwise recoverable from any proceeds derived from any sale of abandoned and derelict vehicles, in collecting, storing and disposing of such vehicles during a reimbursement period set by the Board.
    Any expenditure of funds hereunder shall be subject to audit by the Auditor General, within the appropriations for this purpose by the General Assembly, and may be made only in the event that cost-analysis and program efficiency show that such reimbursement subsidy is justified. No owner of any abandoned or derelict vehicle shall in any way, receive any funds hereunder. This shall not, however, prohibit the Board from examining the strategy of paying owners of discarded vehicles a limited sum for delivering their vehicles to a collection point when scrap prices are depressed; and bringing emergency measures such as this to the attention of the General Assembly for its consideration at a later time.
(Source: P.A. 81-653.)

625 ILCS 5/4-306

    (625 ILCS 5/4-306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-306)
    Sec. 4-306. Federal aid. The Board is authorized and empowered to do all things necessary and proper to fully cooperate with any agency of the United States in the administration of any federal act relating to abandoned and derelict vehicles or the recycling or scrapping of vehicles now in effect or hereafter enacted for the purpose of appropriation of funds for the payment to or toward the junking, salvaging, recycling or scrapping of retired and discarded vehicles.
    Whenever federal funds are expended to provide for the payment to or toward the junking, salvaging, recycling or scrapping of such vehicles, the amount received as reimbursement therefor shall be paid into the fund or trust fund in the State Treasury from which such expenditure was made.
(Source: P.A. 81-653.)

625 ILCS 5/4-307

    (625 ILCS 5/4-307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-307)
    Sec. 4-307. Funding and fees. (a) The programs initiated by the Board shall be funded by appropriations by the General Assembly to the Board. In addition to any fees enacted by the General Assembly, the Board shall recommend additional and optional methods of financing such programs to the end that the programs shall become self-sufficient.
    (b) In addition to any provisions made by the General Assembly, the Board shall recommend incentives to induce the junking of abandoned and derelict vehicles not suitable for rebuilding or restoring as antiques or historic vehicles. The Board may further recommend a subsidy to implement Section 4-305.
(Source: P.A. 84-470.)