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Full Text of HB3139  98th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2013 and 2014


Introduced , by Rep. Derrick Smith


625 ILCS 5/7-602  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-602

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may demonstrate proof of insurance by means of a mobile electronic device. Provides that the officer being provided proof of insurance via mobile electronic device may not view any other contents of the mobile electronic device. Provides that the owner of a mobile electronic device surrendered in this manner assumes all responsibility for damage to the device.

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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 7-602 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/7-602)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-602)
7    Sec. 7-602. Insurance card. Every operator of a motor
8vehicle subject to Section 7-601 of this Code shall carry
9within the vehicle evidence of insurance. The evidence shall be
10legible and sufficient to demonstrate that the motor vehicle
11currently is covered by a liability insurance policy as
12required under Section 7-601 of this Code and may include, but
13is not limited to, the following:
14        (a) an insurance card provided by the insurer under
15    this Section;
16        (b) the combination of proof of purchase of the motor
17    vehicle within the previous 60 days and a current insurance
18    card issued for the motor vehicle replaced by such
19    purchase;
20        (c) the current declarations page of a liability
21    insurance policy;
22        (d) a liability insurance binder, certificate of
23    liability insurance or receipt for payment to an insurer or



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1    its authorized representative for a liability insurance
2    premium, provided such document contains all information
3    the Secretary of State by rule and regulation may require;
4        (e) a current rental agreement;
5        (f) registration plates, registration sticker or other
6    evidence of registration issued by the Secretary only upon
7    submission of proof of liability insurance pursuant to this
8    Code;
9        (g) a certificate, decal, or other document or device
10    issued by a governmental agency for a motor vehicle
11    indicating the vehicle is insured for liability pursuant to
12    law; .
13        (h) electronic verification of liability insurance
14    using a mobile electronic device. When a person provides
15    evidence of liability insurance using a mobile electronic
16    device the law enforcement officer, court, or officer of
17    the court presented with the device is prohibited from
18    viewing any other content on the mobile electronic device.
19    The person presenting the mobile electronic device assumes
20    all liability for any damage to the mobile electronic
21    device.
22    An insurance card shall be provided for each motor vehicle
23insured by the insurer issuing the liability insurance policy.
24This card may be in electronic format at the request of the
25insured and must be accessible via a mobile electronic device.
26    The form, contents and manner of issuance of the insurance



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1card shall be prescribed by rules and regulations of the
2Secretary of State. The Secretary shall adopt rules requiring
3that reasonable measures be taken to prevent the fraudulent
4production of insurance cards. The insurance card shall display
5an effective date and an expiration date covering a period of
6time not to exceed 12 months. The insurance card shall contain
7the following disclaimer: "Examine policy exclusions
8carefully. This form does not constitute any part of your
9insurance policy." If the insurance policy represented by the
10insurance card does not cover any driver operating the motor
11vehicle with the owner's permission, or the owner when
12operating a motor vehicle other than the vehicle for which the
13policy is issued, the insurance card shall contain a warning of
14such limitations in the coverage provided by the policy.
15    No insurer shall issue a card, similar in appearance, form
16and content to the insurance card required under this Section,
17in connection with an insurance policy that does not provide
18the liability insurance coverage required under Section 7-601
19of this Code.
20    The evidence of insurance shall be displayed upon request
21made by any law enforcement officer wearing a uniform or
22displaying a badge or other sign of authority. Any person who
23fails or refuses to comply with such request is in violation of
24Section 3-707 of this Code. Any person who displays evidence of
25insurance, knowing there is no valid liability insurance in
26effect on the motor vehicle as required under Section 7-601 of



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1this Code or knowing the evidence of insurance is illegally
2altered, counterfeit or otherwise invalid, is in violation of
3Section 3-710 of this Code.
4    "Display" means the manual surrender of the evidence of
5insurance into the hands of the law enforcement officer, court,
6or officer of the court making the request for the officer's,
7court's, or officer of the court's inspection thereof.
8    "Mobile electronic device" means a portable computing or
9communication device that has a display screen with touch input
10or a miniature keyboard.
11(Source: P.A. 93-719, eff. 1-1-05.)