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Full Text of HB4778  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/18/2020, by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler - Mark Batinick - Thomas Morrison


625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.2

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Allows the Secretary of State to provide a disabilities motor decal or device to an expectant mother during her third trimester. Provides that a decal or device provided to an expectant mother shall be valid for no more than 90 days, and shall clearly set forth the date that the decal or device expires. Provides that a decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by adequate documentation that the expectant mother has entered her third trimester.

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-1301.2 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.2)
7    Sec. 11-1301.2. Special decals for parking; persons with
9    (a) The Secretary of State shall provide for, by
10administrative rules, the design, size, color, and placement of
11a person with disabilities motorist decal or device and shall
12provide for, by administrative rules, the content and form of
13an application for a person with disabilities motorist decal or
14device, which shall be used by local authorities in the
15issuance thereof to a person with temporary disabilities,
16provided that the decal or device is valid for no more than 90
17days, subject to renewal for like periods based upon continued
18disability, and further provided that the decal or device
19clearly sets forth the date that the decal or device expires.
20The application shall include the requirement of an Illinois
21Identification Card number or a State of Illinois driver's
22license number or, if the applicant does not have an
23identification card or driver's license number, then the



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1applicant may use a valid identification number issued by a
2branch of the U.S. military or a federally issued Medicare or
3Medicaid identification number. This decal or device may be
4used by the authorized holder to designate and identify a
5vehicle not owned or displaying a registration plate or digital
6registration plate as provided in Sections 3-609 and 3-616 of
7this Act to designate when the vehicle is being used to
8transport said person or persons with disabilities, and thus is
9entitled to enjoy all the privileges that would be afforded a
10person with disabilities licensed vehicle. Person with
11disabilities decals or devices issued and displayed pursuant to
12this Section shall be recognized and honored by all local
13authorities regardless of which local authority issued such
14decal or device.
15    The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by
16adequate documentation that the person for whose benefit the
17decal or device is to be used has a disability as defined in
18Section 1-159.1 of this Code and the disability is temporary.
19    (a-5) The Secretary may provide a disabilities motorist
20decal or device to an expectant mother during her third
21trimester. An application under this subsection is subject to
22application requirements under subsection (a). The decal or
23device shall be valid for no more than 90 days, and shall
24clearly set forth the date that the decal or device expires.
25The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by
26adequate documentation that the expectant mother has entered



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1her third trimester.
2    (b) The local governing authorities shall be responsible
3for the provision of such decal or device, its issuance and
4designated placement within the vehicle. The cost of such decal
5or device shall be at the discretion of such local governing
7    (c) The Secretary of State may, pursuant to Section
83-616(c), issue a person with disabilities parking decal or
9device to a person with disabilities as defined by Section
101-159.1. Any person with disabilities parking decal or device
11issued by the Secretary of State shall be registered to that
12person with disabilities in the form to be prescribed by the
13Secretary of State. The person with disabilities parking decal
14or device shall not display that person's address. One
15additional decal or device may be issued to an applicant upon
16his or her written request and with the approval of the
17Secretary of State. The written request must include a
18justification of the need for the additional decal or device.
19    (c-5) Beginning January 1, 2014, the Secretary shall
20provide by administrative rule for the issuance of a separate
21and distinct parking decal or device for persons with
22disabilities as defined by Section 1-159.1 of this Code and who
23meet the qualifications under this subsection. The authorized
24holder of a decal or device issued under this subsection (c-5)
25shall be exempt from the payment of fees generated by parking
26in a metered space, a parking area subject to paragraph (10) of



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1subsection (a) of Section 11-209 of this Code, or a publicly
2owned parking area.
3    The Secretary shall issue a meter-exempt decal or device to
4a person with disabilities who: (i) has been issued
5registration plates or digital registration plates under
6subsection (a) of Section 3-609 or Section 3-616 of this Code
7or a special decal or device under this Section, (ii) holds a
8valid Illinois driver's license, and (iii) is unable to do one
9or more of the following:
10        (1) manage, manipulate, or insert coins, or obtain
11    tickets or tokens in parking meters or ticket machines in
12    parking lots, due to the lack of fine motor control of both
13    hands;
14        (2) reach above his or her head to a height of 42
15    inches from the ground, due to a lack of finger, hand, or
16    upper extremity strength or mobility;
17        (3) approach a parking meter due to his or her use of a
18    wheelchair or other device for mobility; or
19        (4) walk more than 20 feet due to an orthopedic,
20    neurological, cardiovascular, or lung condition in which
21    the degree of debilitation is so severe that it almost
22    completely impedes the ability to walk.
23    The application for a meter-exempt parking decal or device
24shall contain a statement certified by a licensed physician,
25physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse
26attesting to the permanent nature of the applicant's condition



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1and verifying that the applicant meets the physical
2qualifications specified in this subsection (c-5).
3    Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection (c-5),
4the Secretary shall issue a meter-exempt decal or device to a
5person who has been issued registration plates or digital
6registration plates under Section 3-616 of this Code or a
7special decal or device under this Section, if the applicant is
8the parent or guardian of a person with disabilities who is
9under 18 years of age and incapable of driving.
10    (d) Replacement decals or devices may be issued for lost,
11stolen, or destroyed decals upon application and payment of a
12$10 fee. The replacement fee may be waived for individuals that
13have claimed and received a grant under the Senior Citizens and
14Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief Act.
15    (e) A person classified as a veteran under subsection (e)
16of Section 6-106 of this Code that has been issued a decal or
17device under this Section shall not be required to submit
18evidence of disability in order to renew that decal or device
19if, at the time of initial application, he or she submitted
20evidence from his or her physician or the Department of
21Veterans' Affairs that the disability is of a permanent nature.
22However, the Secretary shall take reasonable steps to ensure
23the veteran still resides in this State at the time of the
24renewal. These steps may include requiring the veteran to
25provide additional documentation or to appear at a Secretary of
26State facility. To identify veterans who are eligible for this



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1exemption, the Secretary shall compare the list of the persons
2who have been issued a decal or device to the list of persons
3who have been issued a vehicle registration plate or digital
4registration plate for veterans with disabilities under
5Section 3-609 of this Code, or who are identified as a veteran
6on their driver's license under Section 6-110 of this Code or
7on their identification card under Section 4 of the Illinois
8Identification Card Act.
9(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-702, eff. 1-1-19;
10101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)