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Full Text of HB2486  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Norine K. Hammond


625 ILCS 5/1-169  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-169
625 ILCS 5/3-815  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-815

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Adds to the definition of "recreational vehicle" any truck used primarily for recreational purposes and not used commercially or not owned by a commercial business. Provides that a person may register a truck used primarily for recreational purposes, and not used commercially, for hire, or not owned by a commercial business, by filing the proper application and paying the appropriate registration fee and highway use tax.

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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
5Sections 1-169 and 3-815 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/1-169)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-169)
7    Sec. 1-169. Recreational vehicle. Every camping trailer,
8motor home, mini motor home, travel trailer, truck camper, or
9van camper, or any other truck used primarily for recreational
10purposes and not used commercially nor owned by a commercial
12(Source: P.A. 84-986.)
13    (625 ILCS 5/3-815)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-815)
14    Sec. 3-815. Flat weight tax; vehicles of the second
16    (a) Except as provided in Section 3-806.3 and 3-804.3,
17every owner of a vehicle of the second division registered
18under Section 3-813, and not registered under the mileage
19weight tax under Section 3-818, shall pay to the Secretary of
20State, for each registration year, for the use of the public
21highways, a flat weight tax at the rates set forth in the
22following table, the rates including the $10 registration fee:



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3Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
4Including Vehicle each Fiscal
5and Maximum LoadClass year
68,000 lbs. and lessB$98
78,001 lbs. to 12,000 lbs.D138
812,001 lbs. to 16,000 lbs.F242
916,001 lbs. to 26,000 lbs.H490
1026,001 lbs. to 28,000 lbs.J630
1128,001 lbs. to 32,000 lbs.K842
1232,001 lbs. to 36,000 lbs.L982
1336,001 lbs. to 40,000 lbs.N1,202
1440,001 lbs. to 45,000 lbs.P1,390
1545,001 lbs. to 50,000 lbs.Q1,538
1650,001 lbs. to 54,999 lbs.R1,698
1755,000 lbs. to 59,500 lbs.S1,830
1859,501 lbs. to 64,000 lbs.T1,970
1964,001 lbs. to 73,280 lbs.V2,294
2073,281 lbs. to 77,000 lbs.X2,622
2177,001 lbs. to 80,000 lbs.Z2,790
22    Beginning with the 2010 registration year a $1 surcharge
23shall be collected for vehicles registered in the 8,000 lbs.
24and less flat weight plate category above to be deposited into
25the State Police Vehicle Fund.
26    Beginning with the 2014 registration year, a $2 surcharge



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1shall be collected in addition to the above fees for vehicles
2registered in the 8,000 lb. and less flat weight plate category
3as described in this subsection (a) to be deposited into the
4Park and Conservation Fund for the Department of Natural
5Resources to use for conservation efforts. The monies deposited
6into the Park and Conservation Fund under this Section shall
7not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless
8otherwise authorized by this Act.
9    All of the proceeds of the additional fees imposed by this
10amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be deposited
11into the Capital Projects Fund.
12    (a-1) A Special Hauling Vehicle is a vehicle or combination
13of vehicles of the second division registered under Section
143-813 transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state or
15a vehicle or combination of vehicles that are subject to the
16gross weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111
17for which the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles
18has elected to pay, in addition to the registration fee in
19subsection (a), $125 to the Secretary of State for each
20registration year. The Secretary shall designate this class of
21vehicle as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
22    (a-5) Beginning January 1, 2015, upon the request of the
23vehicle owner, a $10 surcharge shall be collected in addition
24to the above fees for vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat
25weight plate categories as described in subsection (a) to be
26deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate



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1Fund. The $10 surcharge is to identify vehicles in the 12,000
2lbs. and less flat weight plate categories as a covered farm
3vehicle. The $10 surcharge is an annual, flat fee that shall be
4based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for
5each vehicle in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate
6categories. A designation as a covered farm vehicle under this
7subsection (a-5) shall not alter a vehicle's registration as a
8registration in the 12,000 lbs. or less flat weight category.
9The Secretary shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this
10subsection (a-5).
11    (b) Except as provided in Section 3-806.3, every camping
12trailer, motor home, mini motor home, travel trailer, truck
13camper, or van camper, or any other truck used primarily for
14recreational purposes, and not used commercially, nor for hire,
15nor owned by a commercial business, may be registered for each
16registration year upon the filing of a proper application and
17the payment of a registration fee and highway use tax,
18according to the following table of fees:
21Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
22Including Vehicle andEach
23Maximum LoadCalendar Year
248,000 lbs and less$78
258,001 Lbs. to 10,000 Lbs90
2610,001 Lbs. and Over102



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2Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
3Including Vehicle andEach
4Maximum LoadCalendar Year
53,000 Lbs. and Less$18
63,001 Lbs. to 8,000 Lbs.30
78,001 Lbs. to 10,000 Lbs.38
810,001 Lbs. and Over50
9    Every house trailer must be registered under Section 3-819.
10    (c) Farm Truck. Any truck used exclusively for the owner's
11own agricultural, horticultural or livestock raising
12operations and not-for-hire only, or any truck used only in the
13transportation for-hire of seasonal, fresh, perishable fruit
14or vegetables from farm to the point of first processing, may
15be registered by the owner under this paragraph in lieu of
16registration under paragraph (a), upon filing of a proper
17application and the payment of the $10 registration fee and the
18highway use tax herein specified as follows:
20Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Amount for
21Including Truck andeach
22Maximum LoadClassFiscal Year
2316,000 lbs. or lessVF$150
2416,001 to 20,000 lbs.VG226
2520,001 to 24,000 lbs.VH290
2624,001 to 28,000 lbs.VJ378



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128,001 to 32,000 lbs.VK506
232,001 to 36,000 lbs.VL610
336,001 to 45,000 lbs.VP810
445,001 to 54,999 lbs.VR1,026
555,000 to 64,000 lbs.VT1,202
664,001 to 73,280 lbs.VV1,290
773,281 to 77,000 lbs.VX1,350
877,001 to 80,000 lbs.VZ1,490
9    In the event the Secretary of State revokes a farm truck
10registration as authorized by law, the owner shall pay the flat
11weight tax due hereunder before operating such truck.
12    Any combination of vehicles having 5 axles, with a distance
13of 42 feet or less between extreme axles, that are subject to
14the weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 for
15which the owner of the combination of vehicles has elected to
16pay, in addition to the registration fee in subsection (c),
17$125 to the Secretary of State for each registration year shall
18be designated by the Secretary as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
19    (d) The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum load
20provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this Code.
21    (e) An owner may only apply for and receive 5 farm truck
22registrations, and only 2 of those 5 vehicles shall exceed
2359,500 gross weight in pounds per vehicle.
24    (f) Every person convicted of violating this Section by
25failure to pay the appropriate flat weight tax to the Secretary
26of State as set forth in the above tables shall be punished as



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1provided for in Section 3-401.
2(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12; 97-811, eff. 7-13-12;
397-1136, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-882, eff.