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Public Act 101-0262


Public Act 0262 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0262
HB2618 EnrolledLRB101 08862 TAE 53951 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Sections 3-609.1 and 3-621 and by adding Sections 1-142.3 and
3-609.3 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/1-142.3 new)
    Sec. 1-142.3. Military series registration plate. Any
registration plate that may only be issued to an applicant
based on some aspect of the applicant's military service.
    (625 ILCS 5/3-609.1)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-609.1)
    Sec. 3-609.1. Congressional Medal of Honor plates. Any
resident of the State of Illinois who has been awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor, or an Illinois resident who is
the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the Medal of
Honor, may make application for the registration of a motor
vehicle owned solely or in part by such recipient, to the
Secretary of State without the payment of any registration fee.
Registration shall be for a multi-year period effective from
issuance. The Secretary of State shall furnish at his or her
office at no cost to such Congressional Medal of Honor
recipients, plates bearing up to 3 letters designating the
recipient's initials followed by the letters M O H C M H
signifying the Congressional Medal of Honor. The plate shall be
suitable for attachment to a motor vehicle or motorcycle
registered under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-343, eff. 1-1-06.)
    (625 ILCS 5/3-609.3 new)
    Sec. 3-609.3. Military series registration plates for
veterans with disabilities. In lieu of receiving registration
plates without the payment of a fee under Section 3-609, any
veteran who holds proof of a 50% or greater service-connected
disability from the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs may apply for a military series registration plate in
the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State. Upon the
veteran showing proof of the disability, a military series
registration plate may be issued to the veteran without fee for
the registration of one motor vehicle of the first division or
one motor vehicle of the second division weighing not more than
8,000 pounds.
    (625 ILCS 5/3-621)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-621)
    Sec. 3-621. The Secretary, upon receipt of an application,
made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may
issue to Illinois residents who are current members, former
members, or surviving spouses of former members of the Illinois
National Guard, or the National Guard of any other State, the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or Washington, D.C. and to
Illinois residents who are either former members of the
Illinois National Guard or the surviving spouses of Illinois
National Guard members, special registration plates. The
special plates issued pursuant to this Section shall be affixed
only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motorcycles,
or motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than
8,000 pounds subject to the staggered registration system.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within
the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary may, in
his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity
or personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of
this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-353, eff. 1-1-08.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020