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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/6-803

    (625 ILCS 5/6-803) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-803)
    Sec. 6-803. Procedure for issuing jurisdiction.
    (a) When issuing a citation for a traffic violation, a police officer shall issue the citation to a motorist who possesses a valid driver's license issued by a party jurisdiction and shall not, subject to paragraph (b) of this Section, require the motorist to post collateral to secure appearance, if the officer receives the motorist's personal recognizance to comply with the terms of the citation.
    (b) Personal recognizance is acceptable only if not prohibited by law. If mandatory appearance is required, it must take place according to law, following issuance of the citation.
    (c) Upon failure of a motorist to comply with the terms of a traffic citation, the appropriate official shall report the failure to comply, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary, to the licensing authority of the jurisdiction in which the traffic citation was issued. The report shall be made in accordance with procedures specified by the Secretary and shall contain information as specified by the Secretary as minimum requirements for effective processing by the home jurisdiction.
    (d) Upon receipt of the report, the Secretary shall transmit to the licensing authority in the home jurisdiction of the motorist the information in a form and content as contained in the Compact Manual.
    (e) The Secretary may not suspend the privileges of a motorist for whom a report has been transmitted, under the terms of this Compact, to another member jurisdiction.
    (f) The Secretary shall not transmit a report on any violation if the date of transmission is more than 6 months after the date on which the traffic citation was issued.
    (g) The Secretary shall not transmit a report on any violation where the date of issuance of the citation predates the most recent of the effective dates of entry for the two jurisdictions affected.
(Source: P.A. 100-674, eff. 1-1-19.)

625 ILCS 5/6-804

    (625 ILCS 5/6-804) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-804)
    Sec. 6-804. Procedure for Home Jurisdiction. (a) Upon receipt of a report of a failure to comply from the Secretary, the licensing authority of the home jurisdiction shall notify the motorist and initiate a suspension action in accordance with the home jurisdiction's procedures to suspend the motorist's driver's license until satisfactory evidence of compliance with the terms of the traffic citation has been furnished to the Secretary. Due process safeguards will be accorded.
    (b) The Secretary shall maintain a record of actions taken and make reports to issuing jurisdictions as provided in the Compact Manual.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-805

    (625 ILCS 5/6-805) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-805)
    Sec. 6-805. Applicability of Other Laws. Except as expressly required by provisions of this Compact, nothing contained herein shall be construed to affect the right of any party jurisdiction to apply any of its other laws relating to licenses to drive to any person or circumstance, or to invalidate or prevent any driver license agreement or other cooperative agreement between a party jurisdiction and a nonparty jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-806

    (625 ILCS 5/6-806) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-806)
    Sec. 6-806. Compact Administrator Procedures. (a) For the purpose of administering the provisions of this Compact and to serve as a governing body for the resolution of all matters relating to the operation of this Compact, a Board of Compact Administrators is established. The Board shall be composed of one representative from each party jurisdiction to be known as the Compact Administrator. The Compact Administrator shall be appointed by the Secretary and will serve and be subject to removal in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction represented. A Compact Administrator may provide for the discharge of duties and the performance of the functions as a Board Member to an alternate. An alternate may not be entitled to serve unless written identification notice has been given to the Board.
    (b) Each member of the Board of Compact Administrators shall be entitled to one vote. No action of the Board shall be binding unless taken at a meeting at which a majority of the total number of votes on the Board are cast in favor. Action by the Board shall be only at a meeting at which a majority of the party jurisdictions are represented.
    (c) The Board shall elect annually, from its membership, a Chairman and Vice Chairman.
    (d) The Board shall adopt bylaws, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Compact or the laws of a party jurisdiction, for the conduct of its business and shall have the power to amend and rescind its bylaws.
    (e) The Board may accept, for any of its purposes and functions under this Compact, any and all donations, grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials and services, conditional or otherwise, from any jurisdiction, the United States, or any other governmental agency, and may receive, utilize and dispose of the same.
    (f) The Board may contract with, or accept services or personnel from, any governmental or intergovernmental agency, person, firm, or corporation, or any private nonprofit organization or institution.
    (g) The Board shall formulate all necessary procedures and develop uniform forms and documents for administering the provisions of this Compact. All procedures and forms adopted pursuant to Board action shall be contained in the Compact Manual.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-807

    (625 ILCS 5/6-807) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-807)
    Sec. 6-807. Entry into Compact and Withdrawal. (a) This Compact shall become effective when it has been adopted by at least 2 jurisdictions.
    (b) Entry into the Compact shall be made by a Resolution of Ratification executed by the Secretary and submitted to the Chairman of the Board.
    1. The resolution shall be in a form and content as provided in the Compact Manual and shall include statements that in substance are as follows:
    (i) A citation of the authority by which the jurisdiction is empowered to become a party to this Compact.
    (ii) Agreement to comply with the terms and provisions of the Compact.
    (iii) That Compact entry is with all jurisdictions then party to the Compact and with any jurisdiction that legally becomes a party to the Compact.
    2. The effective date of entry shall be specified by the Secretary, but it shall not be before July 1, 1984 nor fewer than 60 days after notice has been given by the Chairman of the Board of Compact Administrators or by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators that each party jurisdiction has received the Secretary's resolution.
    A withdrawal shall not take effect until 90 days after notice of withdrawal is given. The notice shall be directed to the Compact Administrator of each member jurisdiction. No withdrawal shall affect the validity of this Compact as to the remaining party jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-808

    (625 ILCS 5/6-808) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-808)
    Sec. 6-808. Exceptions. The provisions of this Compact shall not apply to parking or standing violations, highway weight limit violations, or to violations of law governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-809

    (625 ILCS 5/6-809) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-809)
    Sec. 6-809. Amendments to the Compact. (a) This Compact may be amended from time to time. Amendments shall be presented in resolution form to the Chairman of the Board of Compact Administrators and may be initiated by one or more party jurisdictions.
    (b) Adoption of an amendment shall require endorsement of all party jurisdictions and shall become effective 30 days after the date of the last endorsement.
    (c) Failure of a party jurisdiction to respond to the Compact Chairman within 12 days after receipt of the proposed amendment shall constitute endorsement.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/6-810

    (625 ILCS 5/6-810) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-810)
    Sec. 6-810. Construction. This Compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes stated herein.
    If this Compact shall be held contrary to the Constitution of any jurisdiction party thereto, the Compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 83-385.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IX

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. DRIVER'S LICENSE MEDICAL REVIEW LAW OF 1992

625 ILCS 5/6-900

    (625 ILCS 5/6-900) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-900)
    Sec. 6-900. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Driver's License Medical Review Law of 1992.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-901

    (625 ILCS 5/6-901) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-901)
    Sec. 6-901. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article:
    "Board" means the Driver's License Medical Advisory Board.
    "Medical examiner" or "medical practitioner" means:
        (i) any person licensed to practice medicine in all
    
its branches in the State of Illinois or any other state;
        (ii) a licensed physician assistant; or
        (iii) a licensed advanced practice registered nurse.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)

625 ILCS 5/6-902

    (625 ILCS 5/6-902) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-902)
    Sec. 6-902. Driver's License Medical Advisory Board; membership; terms; compensation; meetings.
    (a) There is established within the Office of the Secretary of State a Driver's License Medical Advisory Board consisting of at least 9 members appointed by the Secretary. Members' terms of service shall be set by the Secretary at his or her discretion. The members of the Board shall receive compensation from the Secretary at a rate per day designated by the Secretary for each day required for transacting business of the Board and shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties. The Secretary may also call in allied medical personnel to advise and consult with the Board. The Secretary shall select one of the members to act as Chairperson.
    (b) The Board, or any of its subdivisions, may meet at any place within the State and shall meet at the call of the Secretary as frequently as he or she deems necessary in order to properly discharge the functions prescribed by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-903

    (625 ILCS 5/6-903) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-903)
    Sec. 6-903. Standard for determining medical limitation; records.
    (a) The Secretary in cooperation with the Board shall establish standards for determining the degree to which a person's medical condition constitutes a limitation to the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle or causes the person to be a driving hazard.
    (b) The standards may include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        (1) Physical disorders characterized by momentary or
    
prolonged lapses of consciousness or control.
        (2) Disorders and impairments affecting the
    
cardiovascular functions.
        (3) Musculoskeletal disabilities and disorders
    
affecting musculoskeletal functions.
        (4) Vision and disorders affecting vision.
        (5) The use of or dependence upon alcohol or drugs.
        (6) The extent to which compensatory aids and devices
    
may be utilized.
        (7) Conditions or disorders that medically impair a
    
person's mental health.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-904

    (625 ILCS 5/6-904) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-904)
    Sec. 6-904. Referral of cases by the Secretary. The Secretary shall, when he or she has good cause to believe an individual by reason of a medical limitation would not be able to operate a motor vehicle safely, refer a case to the Board for consideration.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-905

    (625 ILCS 5/6-905) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-905)
    Sec. 6-905. Medical evaluations of individuals under review; scope of driving privileges; report to the Secretary.
    (a) Within the scope of the case request, as sent by the Secretary, a function of the Board shall be to make medical evaluations of the individual under review and determine what medical conditions exist that may impair the individual's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
    (b) Based on the medical evaluations and determination under subsection (a) and in accordance with established standards, the Board shall, among other things, indicate the scope of driving privileges that would enable the individual under review to operate a motor vehicle safely, including the extent to which compensatory aids and devices must be used and the need for ongoing review or evaluation.
    (c) The findings, determination, and recommendations of the Board or its subdivisions shall be forwarded to the Secretary who shall then take the action in accordance with the Board's recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-906

    (625 ILCS 5/6-906) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-906)
    Sec. 6-906. Request for a hearing.
    (a) After utilizing all possible review by the Board under this Act or any regulation promulgated by the Secretary, any person who has their driver's license restricted or canceled or is otherwise denied a license has a right to request a hearing under Section 2-118 of this Code. The request for a hearing shall be in writing.
    (b) The Secretary shall prescribe by rule and regulation the procedures to be followed at the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-907

    (625 ILCS 5/6-907) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-907)
    Sec. 6-907. Cooperation required of person under review.
    (a) In making an inquiry or conducting a hearing the Secretary or Board may require the person under review to:
        (1) Submit to a medical examination by a medical
    
examiner of the person's choice who is acceptable to the Secretary or Board.
        (2) Submit to a medical examination by an impartial
    
medical examiner after the person has submitted information from that person's own medical examiner.
        (3) Consent to make available to the Secretary or
    
Board all medical records pertaining to the reported conditions that may be necessary to aid the Board in formulating its findings and recommendations.
    (b) Any person under review who refuses to submit to an examination or to consent to provide information, or both, shall as a matter of law be considered unqualified to operate a motor vehicle until the individual complies with the Secretary's or Board's request and the Board is able to make its findings and recommendations, at which time the findings and recommendations shall control.
    (c) The results of any examination ordered or conducted by the Secretary or the Board shall be made available to the individual under review.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-908

    (625 ILCS 5/6-908) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-908)
    Sec. 6-908. Confidential information. As provided in subsection (j) of Section 2-123 of this Code, all information furnished to the Secretary or Board, the results of all examinations made at their direction, and all medical findings of the Board shall be confidential and for the sole use of the Board and the Secretary which may have access to the same for the purposes as set forth in this Act. Except as provided in this Section, no confidential information may be open to public inspection or the contents disclosed to anyone, except the person under review and then only to the extent necessary to comply with a request for discovery during the hearing process, unless so directed by a court of competent jurisdiction. If the Secretary receives a medical report regarding a driver that does not address a medical condition contained in a previous medical report, the Secretary may disclose the unaddressed medical condition to the driver or his or her physician, or both, solely for the purpose of submission of a medical report that addresses the condition.
(Source: P.A. 97-229, eff. 7-28-11.)

625 ILCS 5/6-909

    (625 ILCS 5/6-909) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-909)
    Sec. 6-909. Rules and regulations; review under Administrative Review Law. The Secretary, in cooperation with the Board, shall administer and enforce this Act and shall have the power to make and institute reasonable rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-910

    (625 ILCS 5/6-910) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-910)
    Sec. 6-910. Liability of persons for information supplied to Board or Secretary. No member of the Board, medical practitioner, clinic, hospital, or mental institution, whether public or private, shall be liable or subject to criminal or civil action for any opinions, findings, or recommendations, or for any information supplied to the Secretary or the Board regarding persons under review, or for reports required by this Act, except for willful and wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-911

    (625 ILCS 5/6-911) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-911)
    Sec. 6-911. Information submitted by medical practitioners; police officers; State's attorneys; or members of the judiciary. Any qualified medical practitioner, commissioned police officer, State's attorney, or member of the judiciary acting in his or her official capacity may submit information to the Secretary relative to the medical condition of a person, including suspected chronic alcoholism or habitual use of narcotics or dangerous drugs, if the condition interferes with the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Persons reporting under this Section shall enjoy the same immunities granted members of the Board under Section 6-910.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/6-912

    (625 ILCS 5/6-912) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-112)
    Sec. 6-912. Severability. The provisions of this Article are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. X

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 6 Art. X heading)
ARTICLE X. ENHANCED SKILLS DRIVING SCHOOLS
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1001

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1001)
    Sec. 6-1001. Enhanced skills driving schools.
    (a) As used in this Code, "enhanced skills driving school" means a school for teaching advanced driving skills, such as emergency braking, crash avoidance, and defensive driving techniques to licensed drivers for a fee, and does not mean a school for preparing students for examinations given by the Secretary of State.
    (b) No person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation shall operate an enhanced skills driving school unless issued a license by the Secretary. No enhanced skills driving school may prepare students for examinations given by the Secretary of State unless the school is also licensed under Article IV of Chapter 6 of this Code.
    (c) All behind-the-wheel instructions, practice, and experience offered by enhanced skills driving schools shall be on private property, such as race course facilities. The Secretary of State shall have the authority to inspect all facilities and to adopt rules to provide standards for enhanced skills driving school facilities. No behind-the-wheel instruction, practice, or experience may be given on public roadways.
    (d) The curriculum for courses and programs offered by enhanced skills driving schools shall be reviewed and approved by the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1002

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1002)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-982)
    Sec. 6-1002. Enhanced skills driving school qualifications. In order to qualify for a license to operate an enhanced skills driving school, each applicant must:
        (1) Be of good moral character;
        (2) Be at least 21 years of age;
        (3) 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: $500,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident and, subject to said limit for one person, $1,000,000 for bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one accident and the amount of $100,000 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;
        (4) Have the equipment necessary to the giving of
    
proper instruction in the operation of motor vehicles; and
        (5) Pay to the Secretary of State an application fee
    
of $500 and $50 for each branch application.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-982)
    Sec. 6-1002. Enhanced skills driving school qualifications. In order to qualify for a license to operate an enhanced skills driving school, each applicant must:
        (1) Be of good moral character;
        (2) Be at least 21 years of age;
        (3) 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: $500,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one crash and, subject to said limit for one person, $1,000,000 for bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one crash and the amount of $100,000 for damage to property of others in any one crash. 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;
        (4) Have the equipment necessary to the giving of
    
proper instruction in the operation of motor vehicles; and
        (5) Pay to the Secretary of State an application fee
    
of $500 and $50 for each branch application.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1003

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1003)
    Sec. 6-1003. Display of license. Each enhanced skills driving school must display at a prominent place in its main office all of the following:
        (1) The State license issued to the school;
        (2) The names, addresses, and State instructors
    
license numbers of all instructors employed by the school; and
        (3) The addresses of each branch office and branch
    
classrooms.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1004

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1004)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-982)
    Sec. 6-1004. Qualifications of enhanced skills driving school instructors. In order to qualify for a license as an instructor for an enhanced skills driving school, an applicant must:
        (1) Be of good moral character;
        (2) Have never been convicted of driving while under
    
the influence of alcohol, other drugs, or a combination thereof; leaving the scene of an accident; reckless homicide or reckless driving;
        (3) Be physically able to operate safely a motor
    
vehicle and to train others in the operation of motor vehicles;
        (4) Hold a valid drivers license; and
        (5) Pay to the Secretary of State an application and
    
license fee of $70.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-982)
    Sec. 6-1004. Qualifications of enhanced skills driving school instructors. In order to qualify for a license as an instructor for an enhanced skills driving school, an applicant must:
        (1) Be of good moral character;
        (2) Have never been convicted of driving while under
    
the influence of alcohol, other drugs, or a combination thereof; leaving the scene of a crash; reckless homicide or reckless driving;
        (3) Be physically able to operate safely a motor
    
vehicle and to train others in the operation of motor vehicles;
        (4) Hold a valid drivers license; and
        (5) Pay to the Secretary of State an application and
    
license fee of $70.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1005

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1005)
    Sec. 6-1005. Renewal of license; enhanced skills driving school. The license of each enhanced skills driving school may be renewed subject to the same conditions as the original license, and upon the payment of a renewal license fee of $500 and $50 for each renewal of a branch application.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1006

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1006)
    Sec. 6-1006. Renewal of license; enhanced skills driving school instructor. The license of each enhanced skills driving school instructor may be renewed subject to the same conditions of the original license, and upon the payment of annual renewal license fee of $70.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1007

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1007)
    Sec. 6-1007. Licenses; form and filing. All applications for renewal of an enhanced skills driving school license or instructor's license shall be on a form prescribed by the Secretary, and must be filed with the Secretary not less than 15 days preceding the expiration date of the license to be renewed.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/6-1008

    (625 ILCS 5/6-1008)
    Sec. 6-1008. Instructor's records. Every enhanced skills driving school shall keep records regarding instructors, students, courses, and equipment, as required by administrative rules prescribed by the Secretary. Such records shall be open to the inspection of the Secretary or his representatives at all reasonable times.
(Source: P.A. 96-740, eff. 1-1-10.)