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Full Text of HB2981  102nd General Assembly

HB2981 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2981

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Thomas Morrison

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
625 ILCS 5/3-699.14

    Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Choose Life Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow for the issuance of decals by Illinois Choose Life, Inc. Provides for the original and renewal fees and fee distribution for Universal special license plates with decals issued by Illinois Choose Life, Inc.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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 State Finance Act is amended by adding
5Section 5.935 as follows:
 
6    (30 ILCS 105/5.935 new)
7    Sec. 5.935. The Choose Life Fund.
 
8    Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
9changing Section 3-699.14 as follows:
 
10    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
11    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special license plates.
12    (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the
13Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and
14applications made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may
15issue Universal special license plates to residents of
16Illinois on behalf of organizations that have been authorized
17by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special
18license plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by
19the Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized
20organizations shall be designated by amendment to this
21Section. When applying for a Universal special license plate

 

 

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1the applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the
2authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a
3decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record
4of that organization and that organization shall remain
5affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered,
6revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization
7may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and
8distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the
9authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct
10from any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal,
11sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal
12special license plate other than a decal authorized by the
13General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal
14sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be
15affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division,
16including motorcycles and autocycles, or motor vehicles of the
17second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates
18issued under this Section shall expire according to the
19multi-year procedure under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
20    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special
21license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the
22Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required
23to designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection
24(b) of Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for
25the application of a decal to the plate. Organizations
26authorized by the General Assembly to issue decals for

 

 

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1Universal special license plates shall comply with rules
2adopted by the Secretary governing the requirements for and
3approval of Universal special license plate decals. The
4Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow Universal
5special license plates to be issued as vanity or personalized
6plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The
7Secretary of State must make a version of the special
8registration plates authorized under this Section in a form
9appropriate for motorcycles and autocycles.
10    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate,
11the General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee
12is to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged,
13the amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed.
14When necessary, the authorizing language shall create a
15special fund in the State treasury into which fees may be
16deposited for an authorized Universal special license plate.
17Additional fees may only be charged if the fee is to be paid
18over to a State agency or to a charitable entity that is in
19compliance with the registration and reporting requirements of
20the Charitable Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
21Any charitable entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal
22special license plates shall annually provide the Secretary of
23State a letter of compliance issued by the Attorney General
24verifying that the entity is in compliance with the Charitable
25Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act.
26    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration

 

 

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1renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration
2fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional
3fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license
4plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the
5organization designated by the applicant when applying for the
6plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State
7agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into
8the special fund designated in the law authorizing the
9organization to issue decals for Universal special license
10plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed
11by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General
12Assembly.
13    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for
14Universal special license plates with the original and renewal
15fees and fee distribution as follows:
16        (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
17            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
18        Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary
19        of State Special License Plate Fund.
20            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside Monarch
21        Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special
22        License Plate Fund.
23        (2) Illinois Veterans' Homes.
24            (A) Original issuance: $26, which shall be
25        deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
26            (B) Renewal: $26, which shall be deposited into

 

 

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1        the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
2        (3) The Illinois Department of Human Services for
3    volunteerism decals.
4            (A) Original issuance: $25, which shall be
5        deposited into the Secretary of State Special License
6        Plate Fund.
7            (B) Renewal: $25, which shall be deposited into
8        the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
9        (4) The Illinois Department of Public Health.
10            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
11        Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund and $15 to the
12        Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
13            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Prostate Cancer
14        Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State
15        Special License Plate Fund.
16        (5) Horsemen's Council of Illinois.
17            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
18        Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund and $15 to the
19        Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
20            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Horsemen's
21        Council of Illinois Fund and $2 to the Secretary of
22        State Special License Plate Fund.
23        (6) K9s for Veterans, NFP.
24            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
25        Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Fund and $15
26        to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.

 

 

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1            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Post-Traumatic
2        Stress Disorder Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary
3        of State Special License Plate Fund.
4        (7) (6) The International Association of Machinists
5    and Aerospace Workers.
6            (A) Original issuance: $35; with $20 to the Guide
7        Dogs of America Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State
8        Special License Plate Fund.
9            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 going to the Guide Dogs
10        of America Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State
11        Special License Plate Fund.
12        (8) (7) Local Lodge 701 of the International
13    Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
14            (A) Original issuance: $35; with $10 to the Guide
15        Dogs of America Fund, $10 to the Mechanics Training
16        Fund, and $15 to the Secretary of State Special
17        License Plate Fund.
18            (B) Renewal: $30; with $13 to the Guide Dogs of
19        America Fund, $15 to the Mechanics Training Fund, and
20        $2 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate
21        Fund.
22        (9) (6) Illinois Department of Human Services.
23            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
24        Theresa Tracy Trot - Illinois CancerCare Foundation
25        Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special License
26        Plate Fund.

 

 

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1            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Theresa Tracy
2        Trot - Illinois CancerCare Foundation Fund and $2 to
3        the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
4        (10) (6) The Illinois Department of Human Services for
5    developmental disabilities awareness decals.
6            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
7        Developmental Disabilities Awareness Fund and $15 to
8        the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
9            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Developmental
10        Disabilities Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary of
11        State Special License Plate Fund.
12        (11) (6) The Illinois Department of Human Services for
13    pediatric cancer awareness decals.
14            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
15        Pediatric Cancer Awareness Fund and $15 to the
16        Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
17            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Pediatric Cancer
18        Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State
19        Special License Plate Fund.
20        (12) Illinois Choose Life, Inc.
21            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the Choose
22        Life Fund and $15 to the Secretary of State Special
23        License Plate Fund.
24            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Choose Life Fund
25        and $2 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate
26        Fund.

 

 

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1    (f) The following funds are created as special funds in
2the State treasury:
3        (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to
4    be paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural
5    Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator
6    habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects
7    in this State.
8        (2) The Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund. All moneys to
9    be paid as grants to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of
10    Chicago.
11        (3) The Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund. All
12    moneys shall be paid as grants to the Horsemen's Council
13    of Illinois.
14        (4) The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Fund.
15    All money in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness
16    Fund shall be paid as grants to K9s for Veterans, NFP for
17    support, education, and awareness of veterans with
18    post-traumatic stress disorder.
19        (5) (4) The Guide Dogs of America Fund. All moneys
20    shall be paid as grants to the International Guiding Eyes,
21    Inc., doing business as Guide Dogs of America.
22        (6) (5) The Mechanics Training Fund. All moneys shall
23    be paid as grants to the Mechanics Local 701 Training
24    Fund.
25        (7) (4) The Theresa Tracy Trot - Illinois CancerCare
26    Foundation Fund. All money in the Theresa Tracy Trot -

 

 

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1    Illinois CancerCare Foundation Fund shall be paid to the
2    Illinois CancerCare Foundation for the purpose of
3    furthering pancreatic cancer research.
4        (8) (4) The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Fund.
5    All moneys to be paid as grants to the Illinois Department
6    of Human Services to fund legal aid groups to assist with
7    guardianship fees for private citizens willing to become
8    guardians for individuals with developmental disabilities
9    but who are unable to pay the legal fees associated with
10    becoming a guardian.
11        (9) (4) The Pediatric Cancer Awareness Fund. All
12    moneys to be paid as grants to the Cancer Center at
13    Illinois for pediatric cancer treatment and research.
14        (10) The Choose Life Fund. All moneys to be paid as
15    grants to Illinois Choose Life, Inc.
16(Source: P.A. 100-57, eff. 1-1-18; 100-60, eff. 1-1-18;
17100-78, eff. 1-1-18; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff.
188-14-18; 101-248, eff. 1-1-20; 101-256, eff. 1-1-20; 101-276,
19eff. 8-9-19; 101-282, eff. 1-1-20; 101-372, eff. 1-1-20;
20revised 9-24-19.)