Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Increases the fines for unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. Provides that the Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the driving privileges and may suspend or revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who violates the provision. Provides that a second or subsequent violation of the provision regarding fictitious or fraudulently altered disability license plates and parking decals or devices is a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor). Provides that the Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who violates the provision. Provides that a first violation of the provision regarding fraudulent plates and parking decals and devices of this type is a Class A misdemeanor (rather than a Class 4 felony). Changes the designation of person with disabilities plates to disability plates. Makes corresponding changes in other provisions.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that any person who knowingly transfers a disability license plate or parking decal or device for the purpose of exercising the privileges of an authorized holder of the plate, decal, or device is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $500 for a first offense and not less than $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
Fiscal Note (Secretary of State)
HB 1316 with House Amendment #1 will have minimal fiscal impact on the Secretary of State Office.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 (Senate recedes May 30, 2005) Provides that a driver whose vehicle displays disability license plates or a disability parking decal or device issued to a qualified person is guilty of an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles if he or she is not the person to whom the license plates or the parking decal or device was issued and he or she is not transporting that person. Provides that the driver may have his or her driving privileges revoked or suspended if he or she commits the offense within 12 months of committing 2 other offenses against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles.