Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, instead of a distinctive electric vehicle registration plate, the Secretary may require an electric vehicle decal to be displayed on any registration plate otherwise available for motor vehicles of the same class as the electric vehicle. Provides that the owner of a motor vehicle of the first division or a motor vehicle of the second division weighing 8,000 pounds or less propelled by an electric engine and not utilizing motor fuel who qualifies for any veteran license plate offered by the Secretary of State shall pay the same registration fee as that charged for the qualifying plate.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2023 registration year, upon the request of the vehicle owner, an electric vehicle owner may register an electric vehicle with any qualifying registration, and an additional $100 surcharge shall be collected in addition to the applicable registration fee. Provides that the $100 additional fee is to identify the vehicle as an electric vehicle. Provides that the $100 additional fee is an annual, flat fee that shall be based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for the vehicle's corresponding weight category. Provides that a designation as an electric vehicle shall not alter a vehicle's registration. Provides that $1 of the additional fees shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special Services Fund and the remainder of the additional fees shall be deposited into the Road Fund. Provides that the Secretary shall adopt any rules necessary to implement the new provisions.