Bill Text: IL HB5598 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall issue distinctive registration plates for covered farm vehicles. Provides that a $10 surcharge shall be collected, in addition to all applicable fees for the issuance of a registration plate. Provides that the surcharge shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund. Provides that a designation as a covered farm vehicle shall not limit the purposes for which that vehicle may otherwise be used. Modifies the definition of "covered farm vehicle". Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-05-31 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB5598 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB5598-Engrossed.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 Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 3-815 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/3-815) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-815)
7 Sec. 3-815. Flat weight tax; vehicles of the second
8division.
9 (a) Except as provided in Section 3-806.3 and 3-804.3,
10every owner of a vehicle of the second division registered
11under Section 3-813, and not registered under the mileage
12weight tax under Section 3-818, shall pay to the Secretary of
13State, for each registration year, for the use of the public
14highways, a flat weight tax at the rates set forth in the
15following table, the rates including the $10 registration fee:
16
SCHEDULE OF FLAT WEIGHT TAX
17
REQUIRED BY LAW
18Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
19Including Vehicle each Fiscal
20and Maximum LoadClass year
218,000 lbs. and lessB$98
228,001 lbs. to 12,000 lbs.D138
2312,001 lbs. to 16,000 lbs.F242

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116,001 lbs. to 26,000 lbs.H490
226,001 lbs. to 28,000 lbs.J630
328,001 lbs. to 32,000 lbs.K842
432,001 lbs. to 36,000 lbs.L982
536,001 lbs. to 40,000 lbs.N1,202
640,001 lbs. to 45,000 lbs.P1,390
745,001 lbs. to 50,000 lbs.Q1,538
850,001 lbs. to 54,999 lbs.R1,698
955,000 lbs. to 59,500 lbs.S1,830
1059,501 lbs. to 64,000 lbs.T1,970
1164,001 lbs. to 73,280 lbs.V2,294
1273,281 lbs. to 77,000 lbs.X2,622
1377,001 lbs. to 80,000 lbs.Z2,790
14 Beginning with the 2010 registration year a $1 surcharge
15shall be collected for vehicles registered in the 8,000 lbs.
16and less flat weight plate category above to be deposited into
17the State Police Vehicle Fund.
18 Beginning with the 2014 registration year, a $2 surcharge
19shall be collected in addition to the above fees for vehicles
20registered in the 8,000 lb. and less flat weight plate category
21as described in this subsection (a) to be deposited into the
22Park and Conservation Fund for the Department of Natural
23Resources to use for conservation efforts. The monies deposited
24into the Park and Conservation Fund under this Section shall
25not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless
26otherwise authorized by this Act.

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1 All of the proceeds of the additional fees imposed by this
2amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be deposited
3into the Capital Projects Fund.
4 (a-1) A Special Hauling Vehicle is a vehicle or combination
5of vehicles of the second division registered under Section
63-813 transporting asphalt or concrete in the plastic state or
7a vehicle or combination of vehicles that are subject to the
8gross weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111
9for which the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles
10has elected to pay, in addition to the registration fee in
11subsection (a), $125 to the Secretary of State for each
12registration year. The Secretary shall designate this class of
13vehicle as a Special Hauling Vehicle.
14 (a-5) Beginning January 1, 2015, upon the request of the
15vehicle owner, a $10 surcharge shall be collected in addition
16to the above fees for vehicles in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat
17weight plate categories as described in subsection (a) to be
18deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate
19Fund. The $10 surcharge is to identify vehicles in the 12,000
20lbs. and less flat weight plate categories as a covered farm
21vehicle. The $10 surcharge is an annual, flat fee that shall be
22based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for
23each vehicle in the 12,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate
24categories. A designation as a covered farm vehicle under this
25subsection (a-5) shall not alter a vehicle's registration as a
26registration in the 12,000 lbs. or less flat weight category.

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1The Secretary shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this
2subsection (a-5).
3 (a-10) Beginning January 1, 2019, upon the request of the
4vehicle owner, the Secretary of State shall collect a $10
5surcharge in addition to the fees for second division vehicles
6in the 8,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate category described
7in subsection (a) that are issued a registration plate under
8Article VI of this Chapter. The $10 surcharge shall be
9deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate
10Fund. The $10 surcharge is to identify a vehicle in the 8,000
11lbs. and less flat weight plate category as a covered farm
12vehicle. The $10 surcharge is an annual, flat fee that shall be
13based on an applicant's new or existing registration year for
14each vehicle in the 8,000 lbs. and less flat weight plate
15category. A designation as a covered farm vehicle under this
16subsection (a-10) shall not alter a vehicle's registration in
17the 8,000 lbs. or less flat weight category. The Secretary
18shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this subsection
19(a-10).
20 (b) Except as provided in Section 3-806.3, every camping
21trailer, motor home, mini motor home, travel trailer, truck
22camper or van camper used primarily for recreational purposes,
23and not used commercially, nor for hire, nor owned by a
24commercial business, may be registered for each registration
25year upon the filing of a proper application and the payment of
26a registration fee and highway use tax, according to the

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1following table of fees:
2
MOTOR HOME, MINI MOTOR HOME, TRUCK CAMPER OR VAN CAMPER
3Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
4Including Vehicle andEach
5Maximum LoadCalendar Year
68,000 lbs and less$78
78,001 Lbs. to 10,000 Lbs90
810,001 Lbs. and Over102
9
CAMPING TRAILER OR TRAVEL TRAILER
10Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Fees
11Including Vehicle andEach
12Maximum LoadCalendar Year
133,000 Lbs. and Less$18
143,001 Lbs. to 8,000 Lbs.30
158,001 Lbs. to 10,000 Lbs.38
1610,001 Lbs. and Over50
17 Every house trailer must be registered under Section 3-819.
18 (c) Farm Truck. Any truck used exclusively for the owner's
19own agricultural, horticultural or livestock raising
20operations and not-for-hire only, or any truck used only in the
21transportation for-hire of seasonal, fresh, perishable fruit
22or vegetables from farm to the point of first processing, may
23be registered by the owner under this paragraph in lieu of
24registration under paragraph (a), upon filing of a proper
25application and the payment of the $10 registration fee and the
26highway use tax herein specified as follows:

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1
SCHEDULE OF FEES AND TAXES
2Gross Weight in Lbs.Total Amount for
3Including Truck andeach
4Maximum LoadClassFiscal Year
516,000 lbs. or lessVF$150
616,001 to 20,000 lbs.VG226
720,001 to 24,000 lbs.VH290
824,001 to 28,000 lbs.VJ378
928,001 to 32,000 lbs.VK506
1032,001 to 36,000 lbs.VL610
1136,001 to 45,000 lbs.VP810
1245,001 to 54,999 lbs.VR1,026
1355,000 to 64,000 lbs.VT1,202
1464,001 to 73,280 lbs.VV1,290
1573,281 to 77,000 lbs.VX1,350
1677,001 to 80,000 lbs.VZ1,490
17 In the event the Secretary of State revokes a farm truck
18registration as authorized by law, the owner shall pay the flat
19weight tax due hereunder before operating such truck.
20 Any combination of vehicles having 5 axles, with a distance
21of 42 feet or less between extreme axles, that are subject to
22the weight limitations in subsection (a) of Section 15-111 for
23which the owner of the combination of vehicles has elected to
24pay, in addition to the registration fee in subsection (c),
25$125 to the Secretary of State for each registration year shall
26be designated by the Secretary as a Special Hauling Vehicle.

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1 (d) The number of axles necessary to carry the maximum load
2provided shall be determined from Chapter 15 of this Code.
3 (e) An owner may only apply for and receive 5 farm truck
4registrations, and only 2 of those 5 vehicles shall exceed
559,500 gross weight in pounds per vehicle.
6 (f) Every person convicted of violating this Section by
7failure to pay the appropriate flat weight tax to the Secretary
8of State as set forth in the above tables shall be punished as
9provided for in Section 3-401.
10(Source: P.A. 97-201, eff. 1-1-12; 97-811, eff. 7-13-12;
1197-1136, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-882, eff.
128-13-14.)
13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
141, 2019.
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