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Full Text of HB3027  102nd General Assembly




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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
5changing Section 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
11of a person with disabilities motorist decal or device and
12shall provide for, by administrative rules, the content and
13form of an application for a person with disabilities motorist
14decal or device, which shall be used by local authorities in
15the issuance 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
6digital registration plate as provided in Sections 3-609 and
73-616 of this Act to designate when the vehicle is being used
8to transport said person or persons with disabilities, and
9thus is entitled to enjoy all the privileges that would be
10afforded a person with disabilities licensed vehicle. Person
11with disabilities decals or devices issued and displayed
12pursuant to this Section shall be recognized and honored by
13all local authorities regardless of which local authority
14issued such decal 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
5decal or device shall be at the discretion of such local
6governing authority.
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
23who meet the qualifications under this subsection. The
24authorized holder of a decal or device issued under this
25subsection (c-5) shall be exempt from the payment of fees
26generated by parking in a metered space, a parking area



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1subject to paragraph (10) of subsection (a) of Section 11-209
2of this Code, or a publicly owned parking area.
3    The Secretary shall issue a meter-exempt decal or device
4to a 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
8is the 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
13that have claimed and received a grant under the Senior
14Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief
16    (e) A person classified as a veteran under subsection (e)
17of Section 6-106 of this Code that has been issued a decal or
18device under this Section shall not be required to submit
19evidence of disability in order to renew that decal or device
20if, at the time of initial application, he or she submitted
21evidence from his or her physician or the Department of
22Veterans' Affairs that the disability is of a permanent
23nature. However, the Secretary shall take reasonable steps to
24ensure the veteran still resides in this State at the time of
25the renewal. These steps may include requiring the veteran to
26provide additional documentation or to appear at a Secretary



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1of State facility. To identify veterans who are eligible for
2this exemption, the Secretary shall compare the list of the
3persons who have been issued a decal or device to the list of
4persons who have been issued a vehicle registration plate or
5digital registration plate for veterans with disabilities
6under Section 3-609 of this Code, or who are identified as a
7veteran on their driver's license under Section 6-110 of this
8Code or on their identification card under Section 4 of the
9Illinois Identification Card Act.
10(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-702, eff. 1-1-19;
11101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)