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Full Text of HB4472  100th General Assembly


Sen. John F. Curran

Filed: 5/8/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4472 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 7-601 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/7-601)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-601)
7    Sec. 7-601. Required liability insurance policy.
8    (a) No person shall operate, register or maintain
9registration of, and no owner shall permit another person to
10operate, register or maintain registration of, a motor vehicle
11designed to be used on a public highway in this State unless
12the motor vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy.
13    The insurance policy shall be issued in amounts no less
14than the minimum amounts set for bodily injury or death and for
15destruction of property under Section 7-203 of this Code, and
16shall be issued in accordance with the requirements of Sections



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1143a and 143a-2 of the Illinois Insurance Code, as amended. No
2insurer other than an insurer authorized to do business in this
3State shall issue a policy pursuant to this Section for any
4vehicle subject to registration under this Code. Nothing herein
5shall deprive an insurer of any policy defense available at
6common law.
7    (b) The following vehicles are exempt from the requirements
8of this Section:
9        (1) vehicles subject to the provisions of Chapters 8 or
10    18a, Article III or Section 7-609 of Chapter 7, or Sections
11    12-606 or 12-707.01 of Chapter 12 of this Code;
12        (2) vehicles required to file proof of liability
13    insurance with the Illinois Commerce Commission;
14        (3) vehicles covered by a certificate of
15    self-insurance under Section 7-502 of this Code;
16        (4) vehicles owned by the United States, the State of
17    Illinois, or any political subdivision, municipality or
18    local mass transit district;
19        (5) implements of husbandry;
20        (6) other vehicles complying with laws which require
21    them to be insured in amounts meeting or exceeding the
22    minimum amounts required under this Section; and
23        (7) inoperable or stored vehicles that are not
24    operated, as defined by rules and regulations of the
25    Secretary.
26    (c) Every employee of a State agency, as that term is



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1defined in the Illinois State Auditing Act, who is assigned a
2specific vehicle owned or leased by the State on an ongoing
3basis shall provide the certification described in this Section
4annually to the director or chief executive officer of his or
5her agency.
6    The certification shall affirm that the employee is duly
7licensed to drive the assigned vehicle and that (i) the
8employee has liability insurance coverage extending to the
9employee when the assigned vehicle is used for other than
10official State business, or (ii) the employee has filed a bond
11with the Secretary of State as proof of financial
12responsibility, in an amount equal to, or in excess of the
13requirements stated within this Section. Upon request of the
14agency director or chief executive officer, the employee shall
15present evidence to support the certification.
16    The certification shall be provided during the period July
171 through July 31 of each calendar year, or within 30 days of
18any new assignment of a vehicle on an ongoing basis, whichever
19is later.
20    The employee's authorization to use the assigned vehicle
21shall automatically be rescinded upon:
22        (1) the revocation or suspension of the license
23    required to drive the assigned vehicle;
24        (2) the cancellation or termination for any reason of
25    the automobile liability insurance coverage as required in
26    item (c) (i); or



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1        (3) the termination of the bond filed with the
2    Secretary of State.
3    All State employees providing the required certification
4shall immediately notify the agency director or chief executive
5officer in the event any of these actions occur.
6    All peace officers employed by a State agency who are
7primarily responsible for prevention and detection of crime and
8the enforcement of the criminal, traffic, or highway laws of
9this State, and prohibited by agency rule or policy to use an
10assigned vehicle owned or leased by the State for regular
11personal or off-duty use, are exempt from the requirements of
12this Section.
13    (d) No person shall operate a motor vehicle registered in
14another state upon the highways of this State unless the
15vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy. The
16operator of the vehicle shall carry within the vehicle evidence
17of the insurance.
18(Source: P.A. 100-202, eff. 1-1-18.)".