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Full Text of SB1693  98th General Assembly


Sen. Antonio Muñoz

Filed: 3/12/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1693 as follows:
3on page 9, line 23, by replacing "Section 6-106" with "Sections
46-106 and 6-110"; and
5on page 13, after line 5 by inserting the following:
6    "(625 ILCS 5/6-110)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-110)
7    Sec. 6-110. Licenses issued to drivers.
8    (a) The Secretary of State shall issue to every qualifying
9applicant a driver's license as applied for, which license
10shall bear a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee,
11the legal name, signature, zip code, date of birth, residence
12address, and a brief description of the licensee.
13    Licenses issued shall also indicate the classification and
14the restrictions under Section 6-104 of this Code. The
15Secretary may adopt rules to establish informational



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1restrictions that can be placed on the driver's license
2regarding specific conditions of the licensee.
3    A driver's license issued may, in the discretion of the
4Secretary, include a suitable photograph of a type prescribed
5by the Secretary.
6    (a-1) If the licensee is less than 18 years of age, unless
7one of the exceptions in subsection (a-2) apply, the license
8shall, as a matter of law, be invalid for the operation of any
9motor vehicle during the following times:
10        (A) Between 11:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday;
11        (B) Between 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 6:00 a.m. on
12    Sunday; and
13        (C) Between 10:00 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday,
14    inclusive, and 6:00 a.m. on the following day.
15    (a-2) The driver's license of a person under the age of 18
16shall not be invalid as described in subsection (a-1) of this
17Section if the licensee under the age of 18 was:
18        (1) accompanied by the licensee's parent or guardian or
19    other person in custody or control of the minor;
20        (2) on an errand at the direction of the minor's parent
21    or guardian, without any detour or stop;
22        (3) in a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;
23        (4) going to or returning home from an employment
24    activity, without any detour or stop;
25        (5) involved in an emergency;
26        (6) going to or returning home from, without any detour



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1    or stop, an official school, religious, or other
2    recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored
3    by a government or governmental agency, a civic
4    organization, or another similar entity that takes
5    responsibility for the licensee, without any detour or
6    stop;
7        (7) exercising First Amendment rights protected by the
8    United States Constitution, such as the free exercise of
9    religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or
10        (8) married or had been married or is an emancipated
11    minor under the Emancipation of Minors Act.
12    (a-2.5) The driver's license of a person who is 17 years of
13age and has been licensed for at least 12 months is not invalid
14as described in subsection (a-1) of this Section while the
15licensee is participating as an assigned driver in a Safe Rides
16program that meets the following criteria:
17        (1) the program is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of
18    America or another national public service organization;
19    and
20        (2) the sponsoring organization carries liability
21    insurance covering the program.
22    (a-3) If a graduated driver's license holder over the age
23of 18 committed an offense against traffic regulations
24governing the movement of vehicles or any violation of Section
256-107 or Section 12-603.1 of this Code in the 6 months prior to
26the graduated driver's license holder's 18th birthday, and was



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1subsequently convicted of the offense, the provisions of
2subsection (a-1) shall continue to apply until such time as a
3period of 6 consecutive months has elapsed without an
4additional violation and subsequent conviction of an offense
5against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles
6or Section 6-107 or Section 12-603.1 of this Code.
7    (a-4) If an applicant for a driver's license or instruction
8permit has a current identification card issued by the
9Secretary of State, the Secretary may require the applicant to
10utilize the same residence address and name on the
11identification card, driver's license, and instruction permit
12records maintained by the Secretary. The Secretary may
13promulgate rules to implement this provision.
14    (a-5) If an applicant for a driver's license is a judicial
15officer or a peace officer, the applicant may elect to have his
16or her office or work address listed on the license instead of
17the applicant's residence or mailing address. The Secretary of
18State shall adopt rules to implement this subsection (a-5). For
19the purposes of this subsection (a-5), "peace officer" means
20any person who by virtue of his or her office or public
21employment is vested by law with a duty to maintain public
22order or to make arrests for a violation of any penal statute
23of this State, whether that duty extends to all violations or
24is limited to specific violations.
25    (b) Until the Secretary of State establishes a First Person
26Consent organ and tissue donor registry under Section 6-117 of



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1this Code, the Secretary of State shall provide a format on the
2reverse of each driver's license issued which the licensee may
3use to execute a document of gift conforming to the provisions
4of the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. The format shall allow the
5licensee to indicate the gift intended, whether specific
6organs, any organ, or the entire body, and shall accommodate
7the signatures of the donor and 2 witnesses. The Secretary
8shall also inform each applicant or licensee of this format,
9describe the procedure for its execution, and may offer the
10necessary witnesses; provided that in so doing, the Secretary
11shall advise the applicant or licensee that he or she is under
12no compulsion to execute a document of gift. A brochure
13explaining this method of executing an anatomical gift document
14shall be given to each applicant or licensee. The brochure
15shall advise the applicant or licensee that he or she is under
16no compulsion to execute a document of gift, and that he or she
17may wish to consult with family, friends or clergy before doing
18so. The Secretary of State may undertake additional efforts,
19including education and awareness activities, to promote organ
20and tissue donation.
21    (c) The Secretary of State shall designate on each driver's
22license issued a space where the licensee may place a sticker
23or decal of the uniform size as the Secretary may specify,
24which sticker or decal may indicate in appropriate language
25that the owner of the license carries an Emergency Medical
26Information Card.



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1    The sticker may be provided by any person, hospital,
2school, medical group, or association interested in assisting
3in implementing the Emergency Medical Information Card, but
4shall meet the specifications as the Secretary may by rule or
5regulation require.
6    (d) The Secretary of State shall designate on each driver's
7license issued a space where the licensee may indicate his
8blood type and RH factor.
9    (e) The Secretary of State shall provide that each original
10or renewal driver's license issued to a licensee under 21 years
11of age shall be of a distinct nature from those driver's
12licenses issued to individuals 21 years of age and older. The
13color designated for driver's licenses for licensees under 21
14years of age shall be at the discretion of the Secretary of
16    (e-1) The Secretary shall provide that each driver's
17license issued to a person under the age of 21 displays the
18date upon which the person becomes 18 years of age and the date
19upon which the person becomes 21 years of age.
20    (e-3) The General Assembly recognizes the need to identify
21military veterans living in this State for the purpose of
22ensuring that they receive all of the services and benefits to
23which they are legally entitled, including healthcare,
24education assistance, and job placement. To assist the State in
25identifying these veterans and delivering these vital services
26and benefits, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue



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1drivers' licenses with the word "veteran" appearing on the face
2of the licenses. This authorization is predicated on the unique
3status of veterans. The Secretary may not issue any other
4driver's license which identifies an occupation, status,
5affiliation, hobby, or other unique characteristics of the
6license holder which is unrelated to the purpose of the
7driver's license.
8    (e-5) Beginning on or before July 1, 2015, the Secretary of
9State shall designate a space on each original or renewal
10driver's license where, at the request of the applicant, the
11word "veteran" shall be placed. The veteran designation shall
12be available to a person identified as a veteran under
13subsection (e) of Section paragraph 6-106 of this Code Chapter
14who was discharged or separated under honorable conditions.
15    (f) The Secretary of State shall inform all Illinois
16licensed commercial motor vehicle operators of the
17requirements of the Uniform Commercial Driver License Act,
18Article V of this Chapter, and shall make provisions to insure
19that all drivers, seeking to obtain a commercial driver's
20license, be afforded an opportunity prior to April 1, 1992, to
21obtain the license. The Secretary is authorized to extend
22driver's license expiration dates, and assign specific times,
23dates and locations where these commercial driver's tests shall
24be conducted. Any applicant, regardless of the current
25expiration date of the applicant's driver's license, may be
26subject to any assignment by the Secretary. Failure to comply



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1with the Secretary's assignment may result in the applicant's
2forfeiture of an opportunity to receive a commercial driver's
3license prior to April 1, 1992.
4    (g) The Secretary of State shall designate on a driver's
5license issued, a space where the licensee may indicate that he
6or she has drafted a living will in accordance with the
7Illinois Living Will Act or a durable power of attorney for
8health care in accordance with the Illinois Power of Attorney
10    (g-1) The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may
11designate on each driver's license issued a space where the
12licensee may place a sticker or decal, issued by the Secretary
13of State, of uniform size as the Secretary may specify, that
14shall indicate in appropriate language that the owner of the
15license has renewed his or her driver's license.
16    (h) A person who acts in good faith in accordance with the
17terms of this Section is not liable for damages in any civil
18action or subject to prosecution in any criminal proceeding for
19his or her act.
20(Source: P.A. 96-607, eff. 8-24-09; 96-1231, eff. 7-23-10;
2197-263, eff. 8-5-11; 97-739, eff. 1-1-13; 97-847, eff. 1-1-13;
2297-1127, eff. 1-1-13; revised 8-3-12.)".