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92_HB0061enr HB0061 Enrolled LRB9201041DHmb 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 HB0061 Enrolled -2- LRB9201041DHmb 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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