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Full Text of HB4333  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Charles Meier


625 ILCS 5/6-109

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the re-examination of an applicant for a driver's license or permit who is over the age of 80 shall include, but is not limited to, a written examination no more than once every 4 years and any other examinations required by the Code.

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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 6-109 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/6-109)
7    Sec. 6-109. Examination of Applicants.
8    (a) The Secretary of State shall examine every applicant
9for a driver's license or permit who has not been previously
10licensed as a driver under the laws of this State or any other
11state or country, or any applicant for renewal of such driver's
12license or permit when such license or permit has been expired
13for more than one year. The Secretary of State shall, subject
14to the provisions of paragraph (c) or (b-5), examine every
15licensed driver at least every 8 years, and may examine or
16re-examine any other applicant or licensed driver, provided
17that during the years 1984 through 1991 those drivers issued a
18license for 3 years may be re-examined not less than every 7
19years or more than every 10 years.
20    The Secretary of State shall require the testing of the
21eyesight of any driver's license or permit applicant who has
22not been previously licensed as a driver under the laws of this
23State and shall promulgate rules and regulations to provide for



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1the orderly administration of all the provisions of this
3    The Secretary of State shall include at least one test
4question that concerns the provisions of the Pedestrians with
5Disabilities Safety Act in the question pool used for the
6written portion of the drivers license examination within one
7year after July 22, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act
9    (b) Except as provided for those applicants in paragraph
10(c), such examination shall include a test of the applicant's
11eyesight, his ability to read and understand official traffic
12control devices, his knowledge of safe driving practices and
13the traffic laws of this State, and may include an actual
14demonstration of the applicant's ability to exercise ordinary
15and reasonable control of the operation of a motor vehicle, and
16such further physical and mental examination as the Secretary
17of State finds necessary to determine the applicant's fitness
18to operate a motor vehicle safely on the highways, except the
19examination of an applicant 75 years of age or older shall
20include an actual demonstration of the applicant's ability to
21exercise ordinary and reasonable control of the operation of a
22motor vehicle. All portions of written and verbal examinations
23under this Section, excepting where the English language
24appears on facsimiles of road signs, may be given in the
25Spanish language and, at the discretion of the Secretary of
26State, in any other language as well as in English upon request



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1of the examinee. Deaf persons who are otherwise qualified are
2not prohibited from being issued a license, other than a
3commercial driver's license, under this Code.
4    (b-5) Except as provided for those applicants in paragraph
5(c), re-examination of applicants who at the time of renewing
6their driver's license are over the age of 80 shall include,
7but is not limited to, a written examination no more than once
8every 4 years and any other examinations required under this
10    (c) Re-examination for those applicants who at the time of
11renewing their driver's license possess a driving record devoid
12of any convictions of traffic violations or evidence of
13committing an offense for which mandatory revocation would be
14required upon conviction pursuant to Section 6-205 at the time
15of renewal shall be in a manner prescribed by the Secretary in
16order to determine an applicant's ability to safely operate a
17motor vehicle, except that every applicant for the renewal of a
18driver's license who is 75 years of age or older must prove, by
19an actual demonstration, the applicant's ability to exercise
20reasonable care in the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
21    (d) In the event the applicant is not ineligible under the
22provisions of Section 6-103 to receive a driver's license, the
23Secretary of State shall make provision for giving an
24examination, either in the county where the applicant resides
25or at a place adjacent thereto reasonably convenient to the
26applicant, within not more than 30 days from the date said



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1application is received.
2    (e) The Secretary of State may adopt rules regarding the
3use of foreign language interpreters during the application and
4examination process.
5(Source: P.A. 96-1167, eff. 7-22-10; 96-1231, eff. 7-23-10;
697-333, eff. 8-12-11.)