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Public Act 098-0902





Public Act 098-0902
HB4491 EnrolledLRB098 15884 MLW 50929 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 3-623 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/3-623)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-623)
    Sec. 3-623. Purple Heart Plates.
    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in
the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue to
recipients awarded the Purple Heart by a branch of the armed
forces of the United States who reside in Illinois, special
registration plates. The Secretary, upon receipt of the proper
application, may also issue these special registration plates
to an Illinois resident who is the surviving spouse of a person
who was awarded the Purple Heart by a branch of the armed
forces of the United States. The special plates issued pursuant
to this Section should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of
the 1st division, including motorcycles, or motor vehicles of
the 2nd division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. The
Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be
issued as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with
Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make
a version of the special registration plates authorized under
this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles.
    (b) The design and color of such plates shall be wholly
within the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate
documentation, as determined by the Secretary, and the
appropriate registration fee shall accompany the application,
        (1) a person eligible to be issued Purple Heart plates
    may display the plates on one vehicle without the payment
    of any registration or registration renewal fee; and
        (2) . However, for an individual who has been issued
    Purple Heart plates for an additional a vehicle and who has
    been approved for benefits under the Senior Citizens and
    Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act, the annual fee
    for the registration of the vehicle shall be as provided in
    Section 3-806.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1101, eff. 1-1-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015