State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning 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 Choose Life 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.  Choose Life license plates.
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 as Choose Life license plates.
15    The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed
16    only  to  passenger  vehicles of the first division and 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 is wholly  within
22    the  discretion  of  the  Secretary,  except  that the phrase
23    "Choose Life" shall be on the plates. The Secretary may allow
24    the plates to be issued  as  vanity  plates  or  personalized
25    under  Section  3-405.1  of  this  Code.  The Secretary shall
26    prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section  3-412
27    of this Code.
28        (c)  An applicant for the special plates shall be charged
29    a   $25   fee  for  original  issuance  in  addition  to  the
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 1    appropriate registration fee.  Of this $25 fee, $10 shall  be
 2    deposited  into  the  Choose  Life  Fund  and  $15  shall  be
 3    deposited  into  the Secretary of State Special License Plate
 4    Fund, to  be  used  by  the  Secretary  to  help  defray  the
 5    administrative processing costs.
 6        For  each  registration  renewal  period,  a  $25 fee, in
 7    addition  to  the  appropriate  registration  fee,  shall  be
 8    charged.  Of this $25 fee, $23 shall be  deposited  into  the
 9    Choose Life Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary
10    of State Special License Plate Fund.
11        (d)  The Choose Life Fund is created as a special fund in
12    the State treasury.  All moneys in the Choose Life Fund shall
13    be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and
14    approval  by the Secretary, to the Department of Children and
15    Family Services (DCFS). DCFS must dispense  these  moneys  as
16    grants  to  non-governmental, not-for-profit crisis pregnancy
17    centers whose services are limited to counseling and  meeting
18    the physical needs of pregnant women.  These moneys shall not
19    be  distributed  to any agency that is involved or associated
20    with  abortion  activities,  including  counseling   for   or
21    referrals  to  abortion clinics, providing medical procedures
22    related to abortion, or advertising that  supports  abortion.
23    These  moneys  may  not  be  distributed  to  any agency that
24    charges a fee to women for services received.  Agencies  that
25    receive  these  moneys must use the moneys to provide for the
26    material  needs  of  pregnant  women,   including   clothing,
27    housing,  medical  care, food, utilities, and transportation.
28    These moneys may not be  used  for  administrative  expenses,
29    legal expenses, or capital expenditures.

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