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Full Text of HB3139  98th 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 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. Any law enforcement officer, court, or officer of
22    the court presented with the device shall be immune from
23    any liability resulting from damage to the mobile
24    electronic device.
25    An insurance card shall be provided for each motor vehicle
26insured by the insurer issuing the liability insurance policy.



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1This card may be in electronic format at the request of the
2insured, provided that the electronic insurance card satisfies
3all other requirements of law and rule, including those of this
4Section, regarding form and content and must be accessible via
5a mobile electronic device.
6    The form, contents and manner of issuance of the insurance
7card shall be prescribed by rules and regulations of the
8Secretary of State. The Secretary shall adopt rules requiring
9that reasonable measures be taken to prevent the fraudulent
10production of insurance cards. The insurance card shall display
11an effective date and an expiration date covering a period of
12time not to exceed 12 months. The insurance card shall contain
13the following disclaimer: "Examine policy exclusions
14carefully. This form does not constitute any part of your
15insurance policy." If the insurance policy represented by the
16insurance card does not cover any driver operating the motor
17vehicle with the owner's permission, or the owner when
18operating a motor vehicle other than the vehicle for which the
19policy is issued, the insurance card shall contain a warning of
20such limitations in the coverage provided by the policy.
21    No insurer shall issue a card, similar in appearance, form
22and content to the insurance card required under this Section,
23in connection with an insurance policy that does not provide
24the liability insurance coverage required under Section 7-601
25of this Code.
26    The evidence of insurance shall be displayed upon request



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1made by any law enforcement officer wearing a uniform or
2displaying a badge or other sign of authority. Any person who
3fails or refuses to comply with such request is in violation of
4Section 3-707 of this Code. Any person who displays evidence of
5insurance, knowing there is no valid liability insurance in
6effect on the motor vehicle as required under Section 7-601 of
7this Code or knowing the evidence of insurance is illegally
8altered, counterfeit or otherwise invalid, is in violation of
9Section 3-710 of this Code.
10    "Display" means the manual surrender of the evidence of
11insurance into the hands of the law enforcement officer, court,
12or officer of the court making the request for the officer's,
13court's, or officer of the court's inspection thereof.
14    "Mobile electronic device" means a portable computing or
15communication device that has a display screen with touch input
16or a miniature keyboard.
17(Source: P.A. 93-719, eff. 1-1-05.)