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 1        AN ACT concerning Pet Friendly license plates.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The  State  Finance Act is amended by adding
 5    Section 5.545 as follows:

 6        (30 ILCS 105/5.545 new)
 7        Sec. 5.545.  The Pet Overpopulation Control Fund.

 8        Section 10.  The Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 9    adding Section 3-648 as follows:

10        (625 ILCS 5/3-648 new)
11        Sec. 3-648.  Pet Friendly license plates.
12        (a)  The  Secretary,  upon receipt of an application made
13    in the form prescribed by the Secretary,  may  issue  special
14    registration   plates  designated  as  Pet  Friendly  license
15    plates.  The special plates issued under this  Section  shall
16    be  affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division,
17    motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more  than
18    8,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles as defined in Section
19    1-169  of  this Code.  Plates issued under this Section shall
20    expire according to the multi-year procedure  established  by
21    Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
22        (b)  The  design and color of the plates is wholly within
23    the discretion of the Secretary, except that the phrase "I am
24    pet friendly" shall be on the plates. The Secretary may allow
25    the plates to be issued  as  vanity  plates  or  personalized
26    plates  under  Section  3-405.1  of  the Code.  The Secretary
27    shall prescribe stickers or decals as provided under  Section
28    3-412 of this Code.
29        (c)  An  applicant for the special plate shall be charged
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 1    a  $40  fee  for  original  issuance  in  addition   to   the
 2    appropriate  registration  fee.   Of this additional fee, $25
 3    shall be deposited into the Pet Overpopulation  Control  Fund
 4    and  $15  shall  be  deposited  into  the  Secretary of State
 5    Special License Plate Fund, to be used by  the  Secretary  to
 6    help defray the administrative processing costs.
 7        For  each  registration  renewal  period,  a  $27 fee, in
 8    addition  to  the  appropriate  registration  fee,  shall  be
 9    charged.  Of this additional fee, $25 shall be deposited into
10    the Pet Overpopulation Control Fund and $2 shall be deposited
11    into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
12        (d)  The Pet Overpopulation Control Fund is created as  a
13    special  fund  in  the  State treasury. All moneys in the Pet
14    Overpopulation  Control  Fund  shall  be  paid,  subject   to
15    appropriation  by  the  General  Assembly and approval by the
16    Secretary, as grants to humane societies exempt from  federal
17    income  taxation  under  Section  501(c)(3)  of  the Internal
18    Revenue Code to be used solely for the  humane  sterilization
19    of  dogs  and  cats  in  the  State of Illinois. In approving
20    grants  under  this  subsection  (d),  the  Secretary   shall
21    consider recommendations for grants made by a volunteer board
22    appointed  by  the Secretary that shall consist of 5 Illinois
23    residents who are officers or directors of  humane  societies
24    operating in different regions in Illinois.

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