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      30 ILCS 105/5.449 new
      625 ILCS 5/3-639 new
          Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and  the  State  Finance
      Act.   Authorizes  special license plates designated as Child
      Protection plates.  Provides for  increased  fees  for  these
      plates  to be paid as grants to hospitals providing pediatric
      care, subject to appropriation by the  General  Assembly  and
      approval  by  the  Secretary  of  State.    Creates the Child
      Protection Fund Advisory Panel to make recommendations on the
      approval of grant applications to the Secretary of State.
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 1        AN ACT concerning vehicles, amending named Acts.
 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:
 4        Section  5.  The  State  Finance Act is amended by adding
 5    Section 5.449 as follows:
 6        (30 ILCS 105/5.449 new)
 7        Sec. 5.449.  The Child Protection Fund.
 8        Section 10.  The Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 9    adding Section 3-639 as follows:
10        (625 ILCS 5/3-639 new)
11        Sec. 3-639.  Child protection license plate.
12        (a)  The  Secretary,  upon receipt of an application made
13    in the form prescribed by the Secretary,  may  issue  special
14    registration plates designated to be Child Protection plates.
15    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed
16    only  to  passenger  vehicles  of the first division or motor
17    vehicles of the second division weighing not more than  8,000
18    pounds.    Plates  issued  under  this  Section  shall expire
19    according to the multi-year procedure established by  Section
20    3-414.1 of this Code.
21        (b)  The  design  and color of the plates shall be wholly
22    within  the  discretion  of   the   Secretary.    Appropriate
23    documentation,   as   determined   by  the  Secretary,  shall
24    accompany the application.
25        (c)  An applicant shall be charged a $40 fee for original
26    issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee,  if
27    applicable.   Of  this  fee,  $25 shall be deposited into the
28    Child Protection Fund as created  by  this  Section  and  $15
29    shall  be  deposited  into  the  Secretary  of  State Special
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 1    License Plate Fund to be used by the Secretary to help defray
 2    the administrative processing costs.  For  each  registration
 3    renewal  period  a  $27  fee,  in addition to the appropriate
 4    registration fee, shall be charged.  Of this fee,  $25  shall
 5    be  deposited  into the Child Protection Fund and $2 shall be
 6    deposited into the Secretary of State Special  License  Plate
 7    Fund.
 8        (d)  The  Child  Protection  Fund is created as a special
 9    fund  in  the  State  treasury.   All  money  in  the   Child
10    Protection  Fund  shall  be paid, subject to appropriation by
11    the General Assembly and approval by the Secretary, as grants
12    to  Illinois  hospitals  providing  pediatric  care.    These
13    hospitals  shall apply for these grants through the Secretary
14    in a manner and form as prescribed by the Secretary.
15        (e)  There is created the Child Protection Fund  Advisory
16    Panel consisting of one member appointed by the Governor, one
17    member  appointed  by  the  Speaker  of the House, one member
18    appointed by the Minority Leader of  the  House,  one  member
19    appointed  by  the  President  of  the Senate, and one member
20    appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, all  of  whom
21    shall serve without compensation.  The Panel shall meet twice
22    a  year  to  consider  the  grant  applications made by these
23    hospitals  and  make  recommendations  to  the  Secretary  on
24    whether  or  not  the  Secretary  should  approve   a   grant
25    application.   The Secretary shall make the final decision on
26    whether or not to approve a grant application.

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