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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
5Sections 4-110 and 4-111 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/4-110 new)
7    Sec. 4-110. Stolen vehicle recovery hotline. In a county
8having a population of 3,000,000 or more, the county sheriff
9shall establish with other law enforcement agencies a vehicle
10theft hotline to facilitate interaction with vehicle
11manufacturers and vehicle location vendors consistent with the
12Freedom From Location Surveillance Act. The county sheriff
13shall collaborate with vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and
14vehicle location vendors to provide information and assistance
15to law enforcement officers in the investigation of a
16vehicular hijacking or kidnapping incident and ensure that
17consumers are provided with information concerning the
18hotline, new or used vehicles manufactured with stolen vehicle
19locator capabilities, and how consumers can activate stolen
20vehicle locator services by publishing the information in a
21conspicuous location on the county sheriff's website.
22    (625 ILCS 5/4-111 new)



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1    Sec. 4-111. Manufacturer's vehicle incident hotline; law
2enforcement verification; manufacturer statements.
3    (a) Unless the manufacturer or vehicle location vendor
4operates an existing vehicle location service line, a
5manufacturer of any vehicle sold in this State shall maintain
6a telephone number that is staffed and available to State,
7county, and local law enforcement agencies and their
8respective 9-1-1 system call centers or designated dispatch
9centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist law enforcement
10with locating vehicles in the investigation of vehicles stolen
11in vehicular hijacking incidents or that have been used in the
12commission of a kidnapping. The hotline for the manufacturer
13or the manufacturer's vehicle location vendor shall relay
14vehicle location information, including real-time vehicle
15location information whenever reasonably possible, to the
169-1-1 call center or designated dispatch center or sworn law
17enforcement personnel for any of the responding law
18enforcement agencies, to the best of the manufacturer's or
19vehicle location vendor's technical capability when:
20        (1) a warrant or other court order has been issued
21    relating to the vehicle's location information and
22    provided to the manufacturer or the vehicle location
23    vendor;
24        (2) the vehicle owner lawfully consents to the vehicle
25    location information being shared with the 9-1-1 call
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1    enforcement officials; or
2        (3) the 9-1-1 call center or designated dispatch
3    center or responding law enforcement officials:
4            (A) certify to the manufacturer or the vehicle
5        location vendor, that the situation involves a clear
6        and present danger of death or great bodily harm to
7        persons resulting from the vehicular hijacking or
8        kidnapping incident; and
9            (B) provides adequate verification to the
10        manufacturer or the vehicle location vendor, of their
11        identity as law enforcement.
12    (b) State, county, and local law enforcement agencies
13shall use their respective 9-1-1 system call centers or
14designated dispatch centers for the purpose of verification of
15law enforcement officers' identities and bona fide incident
16report numbers related to incidents.
17    (c) If a vehicle is equipped with functioning vehicle
18location tracking capability, but the capability is not
19currently activated, the manufacturer or the vehicle location
20vendor, shall waive all fees associated with initiating,
21renewing, reestablishing, or maintaining the vehicle location
22service the vehicle is equipped with during the investigation
23of the vehicle being stolen in a vehicular hijacking incident
24or being used in the commission of kidnapping incident when
25law enforcement has confirmed that the situation involves a
26clear and present danger of death or great bodily harm to



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1persons as described in paragraph (3) of subsection (a) and
2requires disclosure of vehicle location information without
4    (d) There shall be no cause of action or liability under
5the laws of this State for a vehicle manufacturer, its
6subsidiaries, or vendors, or any employee, officer, director,
7representatives, or contractor of the manufacturer,
8subsidiary, or vendor, that provides, or in good faith
9attempts to provide, information or assistance to a law
10enforcement agency, 9-1-1 call center, or designated dispatch
11center pursuant to the mechanisms and processes established
12under this Section.