Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and the Automotive Repair Act.
Provides that a dealer selling used cars in an area subject to the
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 1995 must ensure that a used
vehicle he or she sells that is subject to inspection meets the
emission standards established under the law. Provides that a dealer
has complied with the law if, not more than 120 days before the date
of sale, the vehicle has been subjected to an inspection and has
passed the inspection or has been granted a waiver of the exhaust gas
pollutant standard. Provides that if a person buys a vehicle subject
to this provision that has not been inspected or has not received an
inspection certificate or been granted a waiver, the person may have
the vehicle inspected within 60 days after the date of purchase.
Provides that if the vehicle does not pass the inspection, the
purchaser may return the vehicle to the dealer and obtain, at no
charge, the repairs necessary to allow the vehicle to pass inspection.
Provides that, alternatively, the purchaser may repair the vehicle, or
have it repaired, and, upon presenting signed and dated receipts or an
affidavit signed by the person who repaired the vehicle, be reimbursed
by the dealer for the cost of the repairs, up to a total of $450.
Provides that the Secretary of State shall adjust the maximum
reimbursement amount in January 2003 and in January of each succeeding
year to reflect any increase in the consumer price index. Provides
that a person who knowingly violates the Vehicle Code provision
violates the Automotive Repair Act.
FISCAL NOTE (Secretary of State)
There would be minimal fiscal impact.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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