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Public Act 102-0273


 

Public Act 0273 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0273
 
HB0694 EnrolledLRB102 13699 RAM 19049 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 3-609 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/3-609)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-609)
    Sec. 3-609. Plates for veterans with disabilities.
    (a) Any veteran who holds proof of a service-connected
disability from the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs, and who has obtained certification from a licensed
physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice
registered nurse that the service-connected disability
qualifies the veteran for issuance of registration plates or
digital registration plates or decals to a person with
disabilities in accordance with Section 3-616, may, without
the payment of any registration fee, make application to the
Secretary of State for license plates for veterans with
disabilities displaying the international symbol of access,
for the registration of one motor vehicle of the first
division, one motorcycle, or one motor vehicle of the second
division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
    (b) Any veteran who holds proof of a service-connected
disability from the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs, and whose degree of disability has been declared to
be 50% or more, but whose disability does not qualify the
veteran for a plate or decal for persons with disabilities
under Section 3-616, may, without the payment of any
registration fee, make application to the Secretary for a
special registration plate or digital registration plate
without the international symbol of access for the
registration of one motor vehicle of the first division, one
motorcycle, or one motor vehicle of the second division
weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
    (c) Renewal of such registration must be accompanied with
documentation for eligibility of registration without fee
unless the applicant has a permanent qualifying disability,
and such registration plates or digital registration plates
may not be issued to any person not eligible therefor. The
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs may assist in
providing the documentation of disability.
    (d) The design and color of the plates shall be within the
discretion of the Secretary, except that the plates issued
under subsection (b) of this Section shall not contain the
international symbol of access. 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. Registration shall be for a multi-year period and may be
issued staggered registration.
    (e) Any person eligible to receive license plates under
this Section who has been approved for benefits under the
Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax
Relief Act, or who has claimed and received a grant under that
Act, shall pay a fee of $24 instead of the fee otherwise
provided in this Code for passenger cars displaying standard
multi-year registration plates or digital registration plates
issued under Section 3-414.1, for motor vehicles registered at
8,000 pounds or less under Section 3-815(a), or for
recreational vehicles registered at 8,000 pounds or less under
Section 3-815(b), for a second set of plates under this
Section.
    (f) With respect to the supporting documentation required
to obtain a plate under this Section, the Secretary shall
allow an applicant to redact information on the documentation
that pertains to the nature of the applicant's health issue,
unless that information is necessary to confirm that the
applicant's disability is service-connected or to establish
the degree of the applicant's service-connected disability.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 101-395, eff. 8-16-19;
101-536, eff. 1-1-20; revised 9-24-19.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/6/2021