Bill Text: IL HB2126 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow for the issuance of decals for Universal special license plates by K9s for Veterans, NFP. Provides for the original fee, renewal fees, and fee distribution for Universal special license plates with decals issued by the K9s for Veterans, NFP.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-29 - Passed Both Houses [HB2126 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2126-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning transportation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
5Section 5.891 as follows:
6 (30 ILCS 105/5.891 new)
7 Sec. 5.891. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness
8Fund.
9 Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
10changing Section 3-699.14 as follows:
11 (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
12 Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special license plates.
13 (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the
14Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications
15made in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue
16Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on
17behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the
18General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license
19plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the
20Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized
21organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section.

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1When applying for a Universal special license plate the
2applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the
3authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a
4decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record
5of that organization and that organization shall remain
6affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered,
7revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization
8may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and
9distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the
10authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from
11any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal,
12sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal
13special license plate other than a decal authorized by the
14General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal
15sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be
16affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division,
17including motorcycles and autocycles, or motor vehicles of the
18second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates
19issued under this Section shall expire according to the
20multi-year procedure under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
21 (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special
22license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the
23Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to
24designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of
25Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the
26application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized

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1by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special
2license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary
3governing the requirements for and approval of Universal
4special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her
5discretion, allow Universal special license plates to be issued
6as vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section
73-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a
8version of the special registration plates authorized under
9this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles and
10autocycles.
11 (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the
12General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is
13to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the
14amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When
15necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund
16in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an
17authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees
18may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State
19agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the
20registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable
21Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable
22entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license
23plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter
24of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the
25entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the
26Solicitation for Charity Act.

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1 (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration
2renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration
3fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional
4fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license
5plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the
6organization designated by the applicant when applying for the
7plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State
8agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into
9the special fund designated in the law authorizing the
10organization to issue decals for Universal special license
11plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed
12by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General
13Assembly.
14 (e) The following organizations may issue decals for
15Universal special license plates with the original and renewal
16fees and fee distribution as follows:
17 (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
18 (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
19 Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary
20 of State Special License Plate Fund.
21 (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside Monarch
22 Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special
23 License Plate Fund.
24 (2) Illinois Veterans' Homes.
25 (A) Original issuance: $26, which shall be
26 deposited into the Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.

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1 (B) Renewal: $26, which shall be deposited into the
2 Illinois Veterans' Homes Fund.
3 (3) The Illinois Department of Human Services for
4 volunteerism decals.
5 (A) Original issuance: $25, which shall be
6 deposited into the Secretary of State Special License
7 Plate Fund.
8 (B) Renewal: $25, which shall be deposited into the
9 Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
10 (4) The Illinois Department of Public Health.
11 (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
12 Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund and $15 to the Secretary
13 of State Special License Plate Fund.
14 (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Prostate Cancer
15 Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special
16 License Plate Fund.
17 (5) Horsemen's Council of Illinois.
18 (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
19 Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund and $15 to the
20 Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
21 (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Horsemen's
22 Council of Illinois Fund and $2 to the Secretary of
23 State Special License Plate Fund.
24 (6) K9s for Veterans, NFP.
25 (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
26 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Fund and $15

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1 to the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
2 (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Post-Traumatic
3 Stress Disorder Awareness Fund and $2 to the Secretary
4 of State Special License Plate Fund.
5 (f) The following funds are created as special funds in the
6State treasury:
7 (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to be
8 paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural
9 Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator
10 habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects
11 in this State.
12 (2) The Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund. All moneys to
13 be paid as grants to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of
14 Chicago.
15 (3) The Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund. All moneys
16 shall be paid as grants to the Horsemen's Council of
17 Illinois.
18 (4) The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Fund.
19 All money in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness
20 Fund shall be paid as grants to K9s for Veterans, NFP for
21 support, education, and awareness of veterans with
22 post-traumatic stress disorder.
23(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16; 99-723, eff. 8-5-16; 99-814,
24eff. 1-1-17; 100-57, eff. 1-1-18; 100-60, eff. 1-1-18; 100-78,
25eff. 1-1-18; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)
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