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Full Text of HB0687  102nd General Assembly

HB0687 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0687

 

Introduced 2/8/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
625 ILCS 5/1-171  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-171
625 ILCS 5/3-412  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-412
625 ILCS 5/3-413  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-413

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning with the next registration year after the effective date, the Secretary of State shall issue one registration plate (instead of 2) for newly registered motor vehicles and the registration plate shall be attached to the rear (instead of front and rear) of the motor vehicle.


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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 Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Sections 1-171, 3-412, and 3-413 as follows:
 
6    (625 ILCS 5/1-171)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-171)
7    Sec. 1-171. Registration - Registration Sticker.
8Registration. The registration certificate or certificates,
9registration plates and registration stickers issued under the
10laws of this State pertaining to the registration of vehicles.
11    Registration Sticker or Stickers. A device or devices to
12be attached to a rear registration plate that will renew the
13registration and registration plate or plates for a
14pre-determined period not to exceed one registration year
15except as provided in subsection (1) of Section 3-414 of this
16Code. Should the Secretary of State determine it is advisable
17to require a registration sticker to be attached to a front
18registration plate, he may require such action and provide the
19necessary additional sticker. Such determination shall be
20publicly announced at least 30 days in advance of a new annual
21registration year.
22    "Registration" and "registration sticker or stickers"
23includes digital registration plates and digital registration

 

 

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1stickers issued by the Secretary of State under Section
23-401.5.
3    Beginning with the next registration year after the
4effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
5Assembly, any reference to "plates" in the plural number in
6any law or rule shall be deemed to be a reference to the single
7registration plate required to be furnished and displayed in
8accordance with this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
9Assembly.
10(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
11    (625 ILCS 5/3-412)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-412)
12    Sec. 3-412. Registration plates or digital registration
13plates and registration stickers or digital registration
14stickers to be furnished by the Secretary of State.
15    (a) The Secretary of State upon registering a vehicle
16subject to annual registration for the first time shall issue
17or shall cause to be issued to the owner one registration plate
18or digital registration plate for a motorcycle, trailer,
19semitrailer, moped, autocycle, or truck-tractor, 2
20registration plates, or a digital registration plate and metal
21plate as set forth in Section 3-401.5, for other motor
22vehicles and, where applicable, current registration stickers
23or digital registration stickers for motor vehicles of the
24first division. Beginning with the next registration year
25after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd

 

 

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1General Assembly, the Secretary of State, upon registering a
2vehicle subject to annual registration for the first time,
3shall issue or shall cause to be issued to the owner one
4registration plate for a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer,
5motorized pedalcycle, or truck-tractor, one registration plate
6for other motor vehicles, and, when applicable, current
7registration stickers for motor vehicles of the first
8division.
9    The provisions of this Section may be made applicable to
10such vehicles of the second division, as the Secretary of
11State may, from time to time, in his discretion designate. On
12subsequent annual registrations during the term of the
13registration plate or digital registration plate as provided
14in Section 3-414.1, the Secretary shall issue or cause to be
15issued registration stickers or digital registration stickers
16as evidence of current registration. However, the issuance of
17annual registration stickers or digital registration stickers
18to vehicles registered under the provisions of Sections
193-402.1 and 3-405.3 of this Code may not be required if the
20Secretary deems the issuance unnecessary.
21    (b) Every registration plate or digital registration plate
22shall have displayed upon it the registration number assigned
23to the vehicle for which it is issued, the name of this State,
24which may be abbreviated, the year number for which it was
25issued, which may be abbreviated, the phrase "Land of Lincoln"
26(except as otherwise provided in this Code), and such other

 

 

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1letters or numbers as the Secretary may prescribe. However,
2for apportionment plates issued to vehicles registered under
3Section 3-402.1 and fleet plates issued to vehicles registered
4under Section 3-405.3, the phrase "Land of Lincoln" may be
5omitted to allow for the word "apportioned", the word "fleet",
6or other similar language to be displayed. Registration plates
7or digital registration plates issued to a vehicle registered
8as a fleet vehicle may display a designation determined by the
9Secretary.
10    The Secretary may in his discretion prescribe that letters
11be used as prefixes only on registration plates or digital
12registration plates issued to vehicles of the first division
13which are registered under this Code and only as suffixes on
14registration plates or digital registration plates issued to
15other vehicles. Every registration sticker or digital
16registration sticker issued as evidence of current
17registration shall designate the year number for which it is
18issued and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary may
19prescribe and shall be of a contrasting color with the
20registration plates or digital registration plates and
21registration stickers or digital registration stickers of the
22previous year.
23    (c) Each registration plate or digital registration plate
24and the required letters and numerals thereon, except the year
25number for which issued, shall be of sufficient size to be
26plainly readable from a distance of 100 feet during daylight,

 

 

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1and shall be coated with reflectorizing material. The
2dimensions of the plate issued to vehicles of the first
3division shall be 6 by 12 inches.
4    (d) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger
5motor vehicle rented without a driver the same type of
6registration plates or digital registration plates as the type
7of plates issued for a private passenger vehicle.
8    (e) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger
9car used as a taxicab or livery, distinctive registration
10plates or digital registration plates.
11    (f) The Secretary of State shall issue for every
12motorcycle distinctive registration plates or digital
13registration plates distinguishing between motorcycles having
14150 or more cubic centimeters piston displacement, or having
15less than 150 cubic centimeter piston displacement.
16    (g) Registration plates or digital registration plates
17issued to vehicles for-hire may display a designation as
18determined by the Secretary that such vehicles are for-hire.
19    (h) (Blank).
20    (i) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public
21and private ambulance registration plates or digital
22registration plates identifying the vehicle as an ambulance.
23The Secretary shall forward to the Department of Healthcare
24and Family Services registration information for the purpose
25of verification of claims filed with the Department by
26ambulance owners for payment for services to public assistance

 

 

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1recipients.
2    (j) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public
3and private medical carrier or rescue vehicle livery
4registration plates or digital registration plates displaying
5numbers within ranges of numbers reserved respectively for
6medical carriers and rescue vehicles. The Secretary shall
7forward to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
8registration information for the purpose of verification of
9claims filed with the Department by owners of medical carriers
10or rescue vehicles for payment for services to public
11assistance recipients.
12    (k) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive license
13plates or digital registration plates or distinctive license
14plate stickers or digital registration stickers for every
15vehicle exempted from subsections (a) and (a-5) of Section
1612-503 by subsection (g) of that Section, and by subsection
17(g-5) of that Section before its deletion by this amendatory
18Act of the 95th General Assembly. The Secretary shall issue
19these plates or stickers immediately upon receiving the
20physician's certification required under subsection (g) of
21Section 12-503. New plates or stickers shall also be issued
22when the certification is renewed as provided in that
23subsection.
24    (l) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive
25registration plates or digital registration plates for
26low-speed vehicles.

 

 

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1    (m) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive
2registration plates or digital registration plates for
3autocycles. The dimensions of the plate issued to autocycles
4shall be 4 by 7 inches.
5(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)
 
6    (625 ILCS 5/3-413)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-413)
7    Sec. 3-413. Display of registration plates or digital
8registration plates, registration stickers or digital
9registration stickers, and drive-away permits; registration
10plate or digital registration plate covers.
11    (a) Registration plates or digital registration plates
12issued for a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle, autocycle,
13trailer, semitrailer, truck-tractor, apportioned bus, or
14apportioned truck shall be attached thereto, one in the front
15and one in the rear. Beginning with the next registration year
16after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
17General Assembly, the registration plate issued for a motor
18vehicle other than a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer,
19truck-tractor, apportioned bus, or apportioned truck shall be
20attached to the rear of the vehicle.
21    The registration plate or digital registration plate
22issued for a motorcycle, autocycle, trailer or semitrailer
23required to be registered hereunder and any apportionment
24plate issued to a bus under the provisions of this Code shall
25be attached to the rear thereof. The registration plate or

 

 

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1digital registration plate issued for a truck-tractor or an
2apportioned truck required to be registered hereunder shall be
3attached to the front thereof.
4    (b) Except for vehicles with rear loaded motorized
5forklifts, every registration plate or digital registration
6plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal
7position to the vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent
8the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than 5
9inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such
10plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible and shall
11be maintained in a condition to be clearly legible, free from
12any materials that would obstruct the visibility of the plate.
13A registration plate or digital registration plate on a
14motorcycle may be mounted vertically as long as it is
15otherwise clearly visible. Registration stickers or digital
16registration stickers issued as evidence of renewed annual
17registration shall be attached to registration plates or
18displayed on digital registration plates as required by the
19Secretary of State, and be clearly visible at all times. For
20those vehicles with rear loaded motorized forklifts, if the
21rear plate is securely fastened in a horizontal position as
22prescribed, the plate and registration sticker shall not be
23required to be clearly visible at all times as a result of the
24rear mounted motorized forklift obstructing the view.
25    (c) Every drive-away permit issued pursuant to this Code
26shall be firmly attached to the motor vehicle in the manner

 

 

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1prescribed by the Secretary of State. If a drive-away permit
2is affixed to a motor vehicle in any other manner the permit
3shall be void and of no effect.
4    (d) The Illinois prorate decal issued to a foreign
5registered vehicle part of a fleet prorated or apportioned
6with Illinois, shall be displayed on a registration plate or
7digital registration plate and displayed on the front of such
8vehicle in the same manner as an Illinois registration plate
9or digital registration plate.
10    (e) The registration plate or digital registration plate
11issued for a camper body mounted on a truck displaying
12registration plates or digital registration plates shall be
13attached to the rear of the camper body.
14    (f) No person shall operate a vehicle, nor permit the
15operation of a vehicle, upon which is displayed an Illinois
16registration plate or plates or digital registration plate or
17plates or registration stickers or digital registration
18stickers, except as provided for in subsection (b) of Section
193-701 of this Code, after the termination of the registration
20period for which issued or after the expiration date set
21pursuant to Sections 3-414 and 3-414.1 of this Code.
22    (g) A person may not operate any motor vehicle that is
23equipped with registration plate or digital registration plate
24covers. A violation of this subsection (g) or a similar
25provision of a local ordinance is an offense against laws and
26ordinances regulating the movement of traffic.

 

 

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1    (h) A person may not sell or offer for sale a registration
2plate or digital registration plate cover. A violation of this
3subsection (h) is a business offense.
4    (i) A person may not advertise for the purpose of
5promoting the sale of registration plate or digital
6registration plate covers. A violation of this subsection (i)
7is a business offense.
8    (j) A person may not modify the original manufacturer's
9mounting location of the rear registration plate or digital
10registration plate on any vehicle so as to conceal the
11registration or to knowingly cause it to be obstructed in an
12effort to hinder a peace officer from obtaining the
13registration for the enforcement of a violation of this Code,
14Section 27.1 of the Toll Highway Act concerning toll evasion,
15or any municipal ordinance. Modifications prohibited by this
16subsection (j) include but are not limited to the use of an
17electronic device. A violation of this subsection (j) is a
18Class A misdemeanor.
19(Source: P.A. 101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)