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92_HB4311 LRB9213305DHmb 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 State Finance Act is amended by adding 5 Section 5.570 as follows: 6 (30 ILCS 105/5.570 new) 7 Sec. 5.570. The Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund. 8 Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 9 adding Section 3-654 as follows: 10 (625 ILCS 5/3-654 new) 11 Sec. 3-654. Illinois Route 66 license plates. 12 (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees 13 and applications made in the form prescribed by the 14 Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated 15 as Illinois Route 66 license plates. The special plates 16 issued under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger 17 vehicles of the first division or motor vehicles of the 18 second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates 19 issued under this Section shall expire according to the 20 multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this 21 Code. 22 (b) The design and color of the special plates shall be 23 wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. The 24 Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to 25 be issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with 26 Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to 27 designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) 28 of Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary, in his or her 29 discretion, shall approve and prescribe stickers or decals as -2- LRB9213305DHmb 1 provided under Section 3-412. 2 (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged 3 a $40 fee for original issuance in addition to the 4 appropriate registration fee. Of this fee, $25 shall be 5 deposited into the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund 6 and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State 7 Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to 8 help defray the administrative processing costs. 9 For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in 10 addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be 11 charged. Of this fee, $25 shall be deposited into the 12 Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund and $2 shall be 13 deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate 14 Fund. 15 (d) The Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund is 16 created as a special fund in the State treasury. Subject to 17 appropriation by the General Assembly and approval by the 18 Secretary, Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project, Inc. shall use 19 all moneys in the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project Fund for 20 the development of tourism, through education and 21 interpretation, preservation, and promotion of the former 22 U.S. Route 66 in Illinois.
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