Bill Text: IL HB0374 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that beginning with the 2018 registration year, any individual who has a military-related special license plate issued under certain specified Sections of the Code may reclass his or her special license plate upon acquiring a new specified registration without a replacement fee or registration sticker cost.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-2)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-22 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0246 [HB0374 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0374-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0246
HB0374 EnrolledLRB100 03905 AXK 13910 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 3-802 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/3-802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-802)
Sec. 3-802. Reclassifications and upgrades.
(a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the
following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as
follows:
"Reclassification" means changing the registration of
a vehicle from one plate category to another.
"Upgrade" means increasing the registered weight of a
vehicle within the same plate category.
(b) When reclassing the registration of a vehicle from one
plate category to another, the owner shall receive credit for
the unused portion of the present plate and be charged the
current portion fees for the new plate. In addition, the
appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees
shall be assessed.
(b-5) Beginning with the 2018 registration year, any
individual who has a registration issued under either Section
3-405 or 3-405.1 that qualifies for a special license plate
under Sections 3-609, 3-609.1, 3-620, 3-623, 3-624, 3-625,
3-626, 3-638, 3-645, 3-647, 3-650, 3-667, 3-668, 3-669, 3-676,
3-677, 3-680, 3-683, 3-686, or 3-693 may reclass his or her
registration upon acquiring a special license plate listed in
this subsection (b-5) without a replacement plate fee or
registration sticker cost.
(b-10) Beginning with the 2019 registration year, any
individual who has a special license plate issued under Section
3-609, 3-609.1, 3-620, 3-621, 3-622, 3-623, 3-624, 3-625,
3-626, 3-628, 3-638, 3-642, 3-645, 3-647, 3-650, 3-651, 3-664,
3-666, 3-667, 3-668, 3-669, 3-676, 3-677, 3-680, 3-681, 3-683,
3-686, 3-688, 3-693, 3-698, or 3-699.12 may reclass his or her
special license plate upon acquiring a new registration under
Section 3-405 or 3-405.1 without a replacement plate fee or
registration sticker cost.
(c) When upgrading the weight of a registration within the
same plate category, the owner shall pay the difference in
current period fees between the two plates. In addition, the
appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees
shall be assessed. In the event new plates are not required,
the corrected registration card fee shall be assessed.
(d) In the event the owner of the vehicle desires to change
the registered weight and change the plate category, the owner
shall receive credit for the unused portion of the registration
fee of the current plate and pay the current portion of the
registration fee for the new plate, and in addition, pay the
appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees.
(e) Reclassing from one plate category to another plate
category can be done only once within any registration period.
(f) No refunds shall be made in any of the circumstances
found in subsection (b), subsection (c), or subsection (d);
however, when reclassing from a flat weight plate to an
apportioned plate, a refund may be issued if the credit amounts
to an overpayment.
(g) In the event the registration of a vehicle registered
under the mileage tax option is revoked, the owner shall be
required to pay the annual registration fee in the new plate
category and shall not receive any credit for the mileage plate
fees.
(h) Certain special interest plates may be displayed on
first division vehicles, second division vehicles weighing
8,000 pounds or less, and recreational vehicles. Those plates
can be transferred within those vehicle groups.
(i) Plates displayed on second division vehicles weighing
8,000 pounds or less and passenger vehicle plates may be
reclassed from one division to the other.
(j) Other than in subsection (i), reclassing from one
division to the other division is prohibited. In addition, a
reclass from a motor vehicle to a trailer or a trailer to a
motor vehicle is prohibited.
(Source: P.A. 99-809, eff. 1-1-17.)
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