Bill Text: IL SB0944 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Taxi Safety Act of 2007. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-31 - Passed Both Houses [SB0944 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB0944-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 Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 3-609 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/3-609) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-609)
7 Sec. 3-609. Plates for veterans with disabilities.
8 (a) Any veteran who holds proof of a service-connected
9disability from the United States Department of Veterans
10Affairs, and who has obtained certification from a licensed
11physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice
12registered nurse that the service-connected disability
13qualifies the veteran for issuance of registration plates or
14decals to a person with disabilities in accordance with Section
153-616, may, without the payment of any registration fee, make
16application to the Secretary of State for license plates for
17veterans with disabilities displaying the international symbol
18of access, for the registration of one motor vehicle of the
19first division, one motorcycle, or one motor vehicle of the
20second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
21 (b) Any veteran who holds proof of a service-connected
22disability from the United States Department of Veterans
23Affairs, and whose degree of disability has been declared to be

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150% or more, but whose disability does not qualify the veteran
2for a plate or decal for persons with disabilities under
3Section 3-616, may, without the payment of any registration
4fee, make application to the Secretary for a special
5registration plate without the international symbol of access
6for the registration of one motor vehicle of the first
7division, one motorcycle, or one motor vehicle of the second
8division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds.
9 (c) Renewal of such registration must be accompanied with
10documentation for eligibility of registration without fee
11unless the applicant has a permanent qualifying disability, and
12such registration plates may not be issued to any person not
13eligible therefor. The Illinois Department of Veterans'
14Affairs may assist in providing the documentation of
15disability.
16 (d) The design and color of the plates shall be within the
17discretion of the Secretary, except that the plates issued
18under subsection (b) of this Section shall not contain the
19international symbol of access. The Secretary may, in his or
20her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as vanity or
21personalized plates in accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this
22Code. Registration shall be for a multi-year period and may be
23issued staggered registration.
24 (e) Any person eligible to receive license plates under
25this Section who has been approved for benefits under the
26Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax

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1Relief Act, or who has claimed and received a grant under that
2Act, shall pay a fee of $24 instead of the fee otherwise
3provided in this Code for passenger cars displaying standard
4multi-year registration plates issued under Section 3-414.1,
5for motor vehicles registered at 8,000 pounds or less under
6Section 3-815(a), or for recreational vehicles registered at
78,000 pounds or less under Section 3-815(b), for a second set
8of plates under this Section.
9(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
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