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Full Text of HB0218  102nd General Assembly

HB0218 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0218

 

Introduced 1/22/2021, by Rep. Barbara Hernandez

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
625 ILCS 5/6-209.2 new

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State and the Illinois Supreme Court may work in cooperation to implement a program to reinstate suspended driving privileges. Provides that the program shall be available to citizens of this State who earn less than $50,000 per year and whose driving privileges have been suspended for a period longer than 3 months, but not to persons whose driving privileges have been revoked or suspended for driving under the influence or refusing to submit to drug or alcohol testing. Provides that the program shall include a feature by which persons may apply for relief online through the website of the Secretary or in person at a local Driver Services facility. Provides that a person eligible for relief under the program shall be provided with a daily 10-hour window in which the person may operate the vehicle for transportation to and from work. Provides that if a person granted limited driving privileges drives for 6 months without committing specified violations, then the person shall be eligible for the full restoration of driving privileges upon the payment of a $50 fee and completion of a 4-hour driver's education course. Provides that the Secretary shall develop the driver's education course and offer the course to eligible participants free of charge. Provides that the Secretary and the Illinois Supreme Court shall work in cooperation with local law enforcement, the Illinois State Police, and circuit court clerks to implement the new provisions. Authorizes the Secretary of State to adopt rules. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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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 adding
5Section 6-209.2 as follows:
 
6    (625 ILCS 5/6-209.2 new)
7    Sec. 6-209.2. Restoration of driving privileges;
8low-income persons.
9    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
10Secretary of State and the Illinois Supreme Court may work in
11cooperation to implement a program to reinstate suspended
12driving privileges in accordance with this Section.
13    (b) The program implemented under this Section shall
14include the following features:
15        (1) The program shall be available to citizens of this
16    State who earn less than $50,000 per year and whose
17    driving privileges have been suspended for a period longer
18    than 3 months.
19        (2) The program shall not be available to a person
20    whose driver's license has been:
21            (A) revoked; or
22            (B) suspended for a violation of Section 11-501,
23        11-501.1, or 11-501.9.

 

 

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1        (3) The program shall include a feature by which
2    persons may apply for relief online through the website of
3    the Secretary or in person at a local Driver Services
4    facility.
5        (4) A person eligible for relief under the program
6    shall be provided with a daily 10-hour window in which the
7    person may operate the vehicle for transportation to and
8    from work.
9        (5) If a person granted limited driving privileges
10    under paragraph (4) drives for 6 months without committing
11    a violation of the terms of the limited privileges granted
12    under this Section or a violation under Section 6-206.2,
13    6-303, 11-204, 11-204.1, 11-401, 11-501, 11-503, or
14    11-506, or a similar provision of a local ordinance or a
15    similar out-of-state offense, then the person shall be
16    eligible for the full restoration of driving privileges
17    upon the payment of a $50 fee and completion of a 4-hour
18    driver's education course.
19    (c) The Secretary shall develop the driver's education
20course under paragraph (5) of subsection (b) and offer the
21course to eligible participants free of charge.
22    (d) The Secretary and the Illinois Supreme Court shall
23work in cooperation with local law enforcement, the Illinois
24State Police, and circuit court clerks to implement this
25Section.
26    (e) The Secretary may adopt rules to implement this

 

 

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1Section.
 
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.