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92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation to vehicles.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 7-602 as follows:

 6        (625 ILCS 5/7-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-602)
 7        Sec.  7-602.   Insurance card.  Every operator of a motor
 8    vehicle subject to Section 7-601 of  this  Code  shall  carry
 9    within the vehicle evidence of insurance.  The evidence shall
10    be  legible  and  sufficient  to  demonstrate  that the motor
11    vehicle currently is covered by a liability insurance  policy
12    as required under Section 7-601 of this Code and may include,
13    but is not limited to, the following:
14             (a)  an insurance card provided by the insurer under
15        this Section;
16             (b)  the  combination  of  proof  of purchase of the
17        motor vehicle within the previous 60 days and  a  current
18        insurance  card  issued for the motor vehicle replaced by
19        such purchase;
20             (c)  the current declarations page  of  a  liability
21        insurance policy;
22             (d)  a  liability  insurance  binder, certificate of
23        liability insurance or receipt for payment to an  insurer
24        or   its   authorized   representative  for  a  liability
25        insurance premium, provided such  document  contains  all
26        information the Secretary of State by rule and regulation
27        may require;
28             (e)  a current rental agreement;
29             (f)  registration  plates,  registration  sticker or
30        other evidence of registration issued  by  the  Secretary
31        only  upon  submission  of  proof  of liability insurance
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 1        pursuant to this Code;
 2             (g)  a certificate,  decal,  or  other  document  or
 3        device  issued  by  a  governmental  agency  for  a motor
 4        vehicle indicating the vehicle is insured  for  liability
 5        pursuant to law.
 6        An  insurance  card  shall  be  provided  for  each motor
 7    vehicle  insured  by  the  insurer  issuing   the   liability
 8    insurance policy.
 9        The   form,  contents  and  manner  of  issuance  of  the
10    insurance card shall be prescribed by rules  and  regulations
11    of  the Secretary of State.  The insurance card shall display
12    an effective date and an expiration date covering a period of
13    time not to exceed  12  months.   The  insurance  card  shall
14    contain  the following disclaimer: "Examine policy exclusions
15    carefully.  This form does not constitute any  part  of  your
16    insurance policy." If the insurance policy represented by the
17    insurance  card does not cover any driver operating the motor
18    vehicle with  the  owner's  permission,  or  the  owner  when
19    operating  a  motor  vehicle other than the vehicle for which
20    the policy is issued, the  insurance  card  shall  contain  a
21    warning  of  such limitations in the coverage provided by the
22    policy.
23        No insurer shall issue a  card,  similar  in  appearance,
24    form  and  content  to the insurance card required under this
25    Section, in connection with an insurance policy that does not
26    provide  the  liability  insurance  coverage  required  under
27    Section 7-601 of this Code.
28        The evidence of insurance shall be displayed upon request
29    made by any law enforcement  officer  wearing  a  uniform  or
30    displaying  a  badge  or other sign of authority.  Any person
31    who fails or refuses  to  comply  with  such  request  is  in
32    violation of Section 3-707 of this Code. Any person who fails
33    or  refuses  to  comply  with  the  law enforcement officer's
34    request is also guilty  of  a  petty  offense  and  shall  be
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 1    required  to  pay  a  fine  of  $25.   This  fine shall be in
 2    addition to any fine that may be imposed under Section 3-707.
 3        Any person who displays evidence  of  insurance,  knowing
 4    there  is no valid liability insurance in effect on the motor
 5    vehicle as required under  Section  7-601  of  this  Code  or
 6    knowing  the  evidence  of  insurance  is  illegally altered,
 7    counterfeit or otherwise invalid, is in violation of  Section
 8    3-710 of this Code.
 9        "Display"  means  the manual surrender of the evidence of
10    insurance into the hands  of  the  law  enforcement  officer,
11    court,  or  officer  of  the court making the request for the
12    officer's, court's, or  officer  of  the  court's  inspection
13    thereof.
14    (Source: P.A. 88-315; 89-565, eff. 7-26-96.)

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