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Public Act 102-0453


 

Public Act 0453 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0453
 
HB3027 EnrolledLRB102 11038 RAM 16370 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 Section 11-1301.2 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.2)
    Sec. 11-1301.2. Special decals for parking; persons with
disabilities.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall provide for, by
administrative rules, the design, size, color, and placement
of a person with disabilities motorist decal or device and
shall provide for, by administrative rules, the content and
form of an application for a person with disabilities motorist
decal or device, which shall be used by local authorities in
the issuance thereof to a person with temporary disabilities,
provided that the decal or device is valid for no more than 90
days, subject to renewal for like periods based upon continued
disability, and further provided that the decal or device
clearly sets forth the date that the decal or device expires.
The application shall include the requirement of an Illinois
Identification Card number or a State of Illinois driver's
license number or, if the applicant does not have an
identification card or driver's license number, then the
applicant may use a valid identification number issued by a
branch of the U.S. military or a federally issued Medicare or
Medicaid identification number. This decal or device may be
used by the authorized holder to designate and identify a
vehicle not owned or displaying a registration plate or
digital registration plate as provided in Sections 3-609 and
3-616 of this Act to designate when the vehicle is being used
to transport said person or persons with disabilities, and
thus is entitled to enjoy all the privileges that would be
afforded a person with disabilities licensed vehicle. Person
with disabilities decals or devices issued and displayed
pursuant to this Section shall be recognized and honored by
all local authorities regardless of which local authority
issued such decal or device.
    The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by
adequate documentation that the person for whose benefit the
decal or device is to be used has a disability as defined in
Section 1-159.1 of this Code and the disability is temporary.
    (a-5) The Secretary may provide a disabilities motorist
decal or device to an expectant mother during her third
trimester. An application under this subsection is subject to
application requirements under subsection (a). The decal or
device shall be valid for no more than 90 days, and shall
clearly set forth the date that the decal or device expires.
The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by
adequate documentation that the expectant mother has entered
her third trimester.
    (b) The local governing authorities shall be responsible
for the provision of such decal or device, its issuance and
designated placement within the vehicle. The cost of such
decal or device shall be at the discretion of such local
governing authority.
    (c) The Secretary of State may, pursuant to Section
3-616(c), issue a person with disabilities parking decal or
device to a person with disabilities as defined by Section
1-159.1. Any person with disabilities parking decal or device
issued by the Secretary of State shall be registered to that
person with disabilities in the form to be prescribed by the
Secretary of State. The person with disabilities parking decal
or device shall not display that person's address. One
additional decal or device may be issued to an applicant upon
his or her written request and with the approval of the
Secretary of State. The written request must include a
justification of the need for the additional decal or device.
    (c-5) Beginning January 1, 2014, the Secretary shall
provide by administrative rule for the issuance of a separate
and distinct parking decal or device for persons with
disabilities as defined by Section 1-159.1 of this Code and
who meet the qualifications under this subsection. The
authorized holder of a decal or device issued under this
subsection (c-5) shall be exempt from the payment of fees
generated by parking in a metered space, a parking area
subject to paragraph (10) of subsection (a) of Section 11-209
of this Code, or a publicly owned parking area.
    The Secretary shall issue a meter-exempt decal or device
to a person with disabilities who: (i) has been issued
registration plates or digital registration plates under
subsection (a) of Section 3-609 or Section 3-616 of this Code
or a special decal or device under this Section, (ii) holds a
valid Illinois driver's license, and (iii) is unable to do one
or more of the following:
        (1) manage, manipulate, or insert coins, or obtain
    tickets or tokens in parking meters or ticket machines in
    parking lots, due to the lack of fine motor control of both
    hands;
        (2) reach above his or her head to a height of 42
    inches from the ground, due to a lack of finger, hand, or
    upper extremity strength or mobility;
        (3) approach a parking meter due to his or her use of a
    wheelchair or other device for mobility; or
        (4) walk more than 20 feet due to an orthopedic,
    neurological, cardiovascular, or lung condition in which
    the degree of debilitation is so severe that it almost
    completely impedes the ability to walk.
    The application for a meter-exempt parking decal or device
shall contain a statement certified by a licensed physician,
physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse
attesting to the permanent nature of the applicant's condition
and verifying that the applicant meets the physical
qualifications specified in this subsection (c-5).
    Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection (c-5),
the Secretary shall issue a meter-exempt decal or device to a
person who has been issued registration plates or digital
registration plates under Section 3-616 of this Code or a
special decal or device under this Section, if the applicant
is the parent or guardian of a person with disabilities who is
under 18 years of age and incapable of driving.
    (d) Replacement decals or devices may be issued for lost,
stolen, or destroyed decals upon application and payment of a
$10 fee. The replacement fee may be waived for individuals
that have claimed and received a grant under the Senior
Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief
Act.
    (e) A person classified as a veteran under subsection (e)
of Section 6-106 of this Code that has been issued a decal or
device under this Section shall not be required to submit
evidence of disability in order to renew that decal or device
if, at the time of initial application, he or she submitted
evidence from his or her physician or the Department of
Veterans' Affairs that the disability is of a permanent
nature. However, the Secretary shall take reasonable steps to
ensure the veteran still resides in this State at the time of
the renewal. These steps may include requiring the veteran to
provide additional documentation or to appear at a Secretary
of State facility. To identify veterans who are eligible for
this exemption, the Secretary shall compare the list of the
persons who have been issued a decal or device to the list of
persons who have been issued a vehicle registration plate or
digital registration plate for veterans with disabilities
under Section 3-609 of this Code, or who are identified as a
veteran on their driver's license under Section 6-110 of this
Code or on their identification card under Section 4 of the
Illinois Identification Card Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-702, eff. 1-1-19;
101-395, eff. 8-16-19.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2022