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Public Act 098-1103





Public Act 098-1103
SB2802 EnrolledLRB098 15195 MLW 50181 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
Sections 3-413 and 3-701 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/3-413)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-413)
    Sec. 3-413. Display of registration plates, registration
stickers, and drive-away permits; registration plate covers.
    (a) Registration plates issued for a motor vehicle other
than a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer, truck-tractor,
apportioned bus, or apportioned truck shall be attached
thereto, one in the front and one in the rear. The registration
plate issued for a motorcycle, trailer or semitrailer required
to be registered hereunder and any apportionment plate issued
to a bus under the provisions of this Code shall be attached to
the rear thereof. The registration plate issued for a
truck-tractor or an apportioned truck required to be registered
hereunder shall be attached to the front thereof.
    (b) Every registration plate shall at all times be securely
fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it
is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a
height of not less than 5 inches from the ground, measuring
from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be
clearly visible and shall be maintained in a condition to be
clearly legible, free from any materials that would obstruct
the visibility of the plate. A registration plate on a
motorcycle may be mounted vertically as long as it is otherwise
clearly visible. Registration stickers issued as evidence of
renewed annual registration shall be attached to registration
plates as required by the Secretary of State, and be clearly
visible at all times.
    (c) Every drive-away permit issued pursuant to this Code
shall be firmly attached to the motor vehicle in the manner
prescribed by the Secretary of State. If a drive-away permit is
affixed to a motor vehicle in any other manner the permit shall
be void and of no effect.
    (d) The Illinois prorate decal issued to a foreign
registered vehicle part of a fleet prorated or apportioned with
Illinois, shall be displayed on a registration plate and
displayed on the front of such vehicle in the same manner as an
Illinois registration plate.
    (e) The registration plate issued for a camper body mounted
on a truck displaying registration plates shall be attached to
the rear of the camper body.
    (f) No person shall operate a vehicle, nor permit the
operation of a vehicle, upon which is displayed an Illinois
registration plate, plates or registration stickers, except as
provided for in subsection (b) of Section 3-701 of this Code,
after the termination of the registration period for which
issued or after the expiration date set pursuant to Sections
3-414 and 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (g) A person may not operate any motor vehicle that is
equipped with registration plate covers. A violation of this
subsection (g) or a similar provision of a local ordinance is
an offense against laws and ordinances regulating the movement
of traffic.
    (h) A person may not sell or offer for sale a registration
plate cover. A violation of this subsection (h) is a business
    (i) A person may not advertise for the purpose of promoting
the sale of registration plate covers. A violation of this
subsection (i) is a business offense.
    (j) A person may not modify the original manufacturer's
mounting location of the rear registration plate on any vehicle
so as to conceal the registration or to knowingly cause it to
be obstructed in an effort to hinder a peace officer from
obtaining the registration for the enforcement of a violation
of this Code, Section 27.1 of the Toll Highway Act concerning
toll evasion, or any municipal ordinance. Modifications
prohibited by this subsection (j) include but are not limited
to the use of an electronic device. A violation of this
subsection (j) is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-743, eff. 1-1-13.)
    (625 ILCS 5/3-701)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-701)
    Sec. 3-701. Operation of vehicles without evidence of
registration - Operation under mileage plates when odometer
broken or disconnected.
    (a) No person shall operate, nor shall an owner knowingly
permit to be operated, except as provided in subsection (b) of
this Section, upon any highway unless there shall be attached
thereto and displayed thereon when and as required by law,
proper evidence of registration in Illinois, as follows:
        (1) A vehicle required to be registered in Illinois. A
    current and valid Illinois registration sticker or
    stickers and plate or plates, or an Illinois temporary
    registration permit, or a drive-away or in-transit permit,
    issued therefor by the Secretary of State; or
        (2) A vehicle eligible for Reciprocity. A current and
    valid reciprocal foreign registration plate or plates
    properly issued to such vehicle or a temporary registration
    issued therefor, by the reciprocal State, and, in addition,
    when required by the Secretary, a current and valid
    Illinois Reciprocity Permit or Prorate Decal issued
    therefor by the Secretary of State; or except as otherwise
    expressly provided for in this Chapter.
    (b) A person may operate or permit operation of a vehicle
upon any highway a vehicle that has been properly registered
but does not display a current and valid Illinois registration
sticker if he or she has proof, in the form of a printed
receipt from the Secretary, that he or she registered the
vehicle before the previous registration's expiration but has
not received a new registration sticker from the Secretary.
This printed proof of registration is valid for 30 days from
the expiration of the previous registration sticker's date.
    (c) No person shall operate, nor shall any owner knowingly
permit to be operated, any vehicle of the second division for
which the owner has made an election to pay the mileage tax in
lieu of the annual flat weight tax, at any time when the
odometer of such vehicle is broken or disconnected, or is
inoperable or not operating.
(Source: P.A. 92-680, eff. 7-16-02.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015