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Full Text of HB5649  99th General Assembly


Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

Filed: 3/29/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5649 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 3-634 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/3-634)
7    Sec. 3-634. Illinois Fire Fighters' License Plate.
8    (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in
9the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may issue
10special registration plates designated to be Illinois Fire
11Fighters' Memorial license plates. The special plates issued
12under this Section shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles
13of the first division, motorcycles having an engine over 150cc,
14motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than
158,000 pounds, or recreational vehicles as defined in Section
161-169 of this Code, and subject to the staggered registration



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1system. Plates issued under this Section shall expire according
2to the multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of
3this Code.
4    (b) The design and color of the plates shall be wholly
5within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Secretary
6of State may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be
7issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with
8Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to
9designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of
10Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary of State shall
11prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412.
12    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $27 fee for original
13issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. Of
14this additional fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary
15of State Special License Plate Fund and $12 shall be deposited
16into the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund. For each
17registration renewal period, a $17 fee, in addition to the
18appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this fee, $2
19shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License
20Plate Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Illinois Fire
21Fighters' Memorial Fund.
22    (d) In addition to the purpose specified in Section
232-119(n), moneys in the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund
24shall, except as otherwise provided in subsection (e) and
25subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and
26distribution by the Secretary, be used exclusively for the



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1following purposes:
2        (1) maintaining the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial;
3        (2) holding an annual memorial commemoration and Medal
4    of Honor ceremony and related activities; and
5        (3) providing scholarships, for graduate study,
6    undergraduate study, or both, to children and spouses of
7    fire fighters killed in the line of duty.
8    (e) No more than 10% of the annual proceeds of the Illinois
9Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund may, subject to appropriation by
10the General Assembly and distribution by the Secretary, be used
11for exhibits for and the maintenance of the Illinois Fire
12Fighter Museum, except that the 10% limit may be exceeded to
13pay for emergency repairs related to the structural stability
14of the Illinois Fire Fighter Museum. Prior to exceeding the 10%
15limit, the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall obtain the
16approval of a majority of the members of the Illinois Fire
17Fighters Memorial Foundation.
18(Source: P.A. 97-409, eff. 1-1-12; 97-755, eff. 1-1-13.)".