Bill Status of SB2041 100th General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-VEHICLE IMPOUNDING
Sen. William R. Haine
| 1/9/2019||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that if proper notice is given within the first 5 calendar days after a vehicle is towed, daily storage charges shall begin to accrue for the first 5 calendar days and shall continue thereafter. Provides that if proper notice is given after the first 5 calendar days after the vehicle is towed, daily storage charges shall not begin to accrue until 3 calendar days after the notice is sent. Provides for the daily storage charge amounts. Provides that at the time a vehicle is towed or no later than 5 calendar days thereafter, the county or municipality shall notify by certified mail the lienholder of record, lessor, and the owner, lessee, or person identifying himself or herself as the owner or lessee of the vehicle, or any person who is found to be in control of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offense, of the fact of the seizure, and of the vehicle owner's or lessee's right to an administrative hearing. Provides that within 3 calendar days after the vehicle is towed, a county or municipality shall access the vehicle's title record to determine the lienholder of record, lessor, and the owner, lessee, or person identifying himself or herself as the owner or lessee of the vehicle. Provides that except if an administrative hearing officer overturns a vehicle impoundment, a county or municipality may assess a $5 fee for each vehicle towed to defray additional administrative costs. Provides that a lienholder or lessor shall be entitled to take possession of an impounded vehicle, and defer payment of any applicable administrative fees, upon submission of certain documents and fees to the municipality or its designated agent. Provides that upon a request to obtain possession of an impounded vehicle, a municipality or its agent shall provide a lienholder or lessor an opportunity to view the vehicle and provide a statement in writing setting forth the amount of the applicable administrative, towing, and storage fees. Makes conforming changes.