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(625 ILCS 5/6-121)
Issuance of confidential drivers' licenses.
(a) Requirements for use of confidential drivers' licenses. Confidential drivers' licenses may be issued to local, state, and federal government agencies for bona fide law enforcement purposes. The drivers' licenses may be issued with fictitious names and addresses, and may be used only for confidential, investigative, or undercover law enforcement operations. Confidential drivers' licenses may be issued as REAL ID compliant or non-compliant driver's licenses.
(b) Application procedures for confidential drivers' licenses:
(1) Applications by local, state, and federal
government agencies for confidential drivers' licenses must be made to the Secretary of State Police Department on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State Police Department.
(2) The application form must include information,
as specific as possible without compromising investigations or techniques, setting forth the need for the drivers' licenses and the uses to which the licenses will be limited.
(3) The application form must be signed and verified
by the local, state, or federal government agency head or designee.
(4) Registration information maintained by the
Secretary of State Police Department for confidential drivers' licenses must show the fictitious names and addresses on all records subject to public disclosure. All other information concerning these confidential drivers' licenses are exempt from disclosure unless the disclosure is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(c) Revocation and cancellation procedures for confidential drivers' licenses:
(1) The Secretary of State Police Department may
revoke or refuse to renew confidential drivers' licenses when they have reasonable cause to believe the licenses are being used for purposes other than those set forth in the application form or authorized by this Section. Confidential drivers' licenses may also be revoked where traffic violation citations have been issued to the driver and subsequent investigation reveals that the issuance of the citations was unrelated to the purposes for which the confidential driver's license was issued. In such cases, the citations and any resulting court orders, convictions, supervisions or other sanctions must be treated by the Secretary of State as though they were issued in relation to the true driver's license of the individual to whom the confidential driver's license was issued.
(2) A government agency must request cancellation of
confidential drivers' licenses that are no longer required for the purposes for which they were issued.
(3) All revoked confidential drivers' licenses must
be promptly returned to the Secretary of State Police Department by the government agency to which they were issued.
(Source: P.A. 100-248, eff. 8-22-17.)