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Full Text of HB3873  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. David A. Welter


625 ILCS 5/6-121

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a confidential driver's license may include the driver's blood type.

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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 6-121 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/6-121)
7    Sec. 6-121. Issuance of confidential drivers' licenses.
8    (a) Requirements for use of confidential drivers'
9licenses. Confidential drivers' licenses may be issued to
10local, state, and federal government agencies for bona fide
11law enforcement purposes. The drivers' licenses may be issued
12with fictitious names and addresses, and may be used only for
13confidential, investigative, or undercover law enforcement
14operations. The confidential drivers' license may also include
15the driver's blood type. Confidential drivers' licenses may be
16issued as REAL ID compliant or non-compliant driver's
18    (b) Application procedures for confidential drivers'
20        (1) Applications by local, state, and federal
21    government agencies for confidential drivers' licenses
22    must be made to the Secretary of State Police Department
23    on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of



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1    State Police Department.
2        (2) The application form must include information, as
3    specific as possible without compromising investigations
4    or techniques, setting forth the need for the drivers'
5    licenses and the uses to which the licenses will be
6    limited.
7        (3) The application form must be signed and verified
8    by the local, state, or federal government agency head or
9    designee.
10        (4) Registration information maintained by the
11    Secretary of State Police Department for confidential
12    drivers' licenses must show the fictitious names and
13    addresses on all records subject to public disclosure. All
14    other information concerning these confidential drivers'
15    licenses are exempt from disclosure unless the disclosure
16    is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
17    (c) Revocation and cancellation procedures for
18confidential drivers' licenses:
19        (1) The Secretary of State Police Department may
20    revoke or refuse to renew confidential drivers' licenses
21    when they have reasonable cause to believe the licenses
22    are being used for purposes other than those set forth in
23    the application form or authorized by this Section.
24    Confidential drivers' licenses may also be revoked where
25    traffic violation citations have been issued to the driver
26    and subsequent investigation reveals that the issuance of



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1    the citations was unrelated to the purposes for which the
2    confidential driver's license was issued. In such cases,
3    the citations and any resulting court orders, convictions,
4    supervisions or other sanctions must be treated by the
5    Secretary of State as though they were issued in relation
6    to the true driver's license of the individual to whom the
7    confidential driver's license was issued.
8        (2) A government agency must request cancellation of
9    confidential drivers' licenses that are no longer required
10    for the purposes for which they were issued.
11        (3) All revoked confidential drivers' licenses must be
12    promptly returned to the Secretary of State Police
13    Department by the government agency to which they were
14    issued.
15(Source: P.A. 100-248, eff. 8-22-17.)