Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes,
statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.
If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has
not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already
been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes
made to the current law.
(625 ILCS 5/4-109)
Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Program.
The Secretary of
State, in conjunction with the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Council, is
hereby authorized to establish and operate a Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention
Program as follows:
(a) Voluntary program participation.
(b) The registered owner of a motor vehicle interested in participating in
the program shall sign an informed consent agreement designed by the Secretary
of State under subsection (e) of this Section indicating that the motor vehicle
registered to him is not normally operated between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and
5:00 a.m. The form and fee, if any, shall be submitted to the Secretary of
State for processing.
(c) Upon processing the form, the Secretary of State shall issue to the
registered owner a decal. The registered owner shall affix the decal in a
conspicuous place on his motor vehicle as prescribed by the Secretary of State.
(d) Whenever any law enforcement officer shall see a motor vehicle
displaying a decal issued under the provisions of subsection (c) of this
Section being operated upon the public highways of this State between the
hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., the officer is authorized to stop that
motor vehicle and to request the driver to produce a valid driver's license
and motor vehicle registration card if required to be carried in the
vehicle. Whenever the operator of a motor
vehicle displaying a decal is unable to produce the documentation set forth
in this Section, the police officer shall investigate further to determine
if the person operating the motor vehicle is the registered owner or has
the authorization of the owner to operate the vehicle.
(e) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Director of the Illinois State Police and Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Council,
shall design the manner and form of the informed consent agreement required
under subsection (b) of this Section and the decal required under subsection
(c) of this Section.
(f) The Secretary of State shall provide for the recording of
registered owners of motor vehicles who participate in the program. The
records shall be available to all law enforcement departments, agencies,
and forces. The Secretary of State shall cooperate with and assist all law
enforcement officers and other agencies in tracing or examining any
questionable motor vehicles in order to determine the ownership of the motor
(g) A fee not to exceed $10 may be charged for the informed consent form
and decal provided under this Section. The fee, if any, shall be set by the
Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Council and shall be collected by the Secretary
of State and deposited into the Vehicle Hijacking and Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Trust Fund.
(h) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Director of the Illinois State Police and the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Council
shall promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21; 102-904, eff. 1-1-23