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 1        AN ACT in regard to vehicles.

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

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 5    adding Section 3-648 as follows:

 6        (625 ILCS 5/3-648 new)
 7        Sec. 3-648.  Union Member license plates.
 8        (a)  In  addition to any other special license plate, the
 9    Secretary,  upon  receipt  of   all   applicable   fees   and
10    applications  made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of
11    State, may issue Union Member license plates to residents  of
12    Illinois  who meet eligibility requirements prescribed by the
13    Secretary of State.  The special Union  Member  plate  issued
14    under  this  Section  shall  be  affixed  only  to  passenger
15    vehicles  of  the  first  division  and motor vehicles of the
16    second division weighing not more than 8,000  pounds.  Plates
17    issued  under  this  Section  shall  expire  according to the
18    staggered multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1
19    of this Code.
20        (b)  The design, color, and format of the plates shall be
21    wholly within the  discretion  of  the  Secretary  of  State,
22    except  that the plates shall show support for union members.
23    The Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates
24    to be issued as vanity or personalized plates  in  accordance
25    with  Section  3-405.1  of  this  Code.   The  plates are not
26    required to designate "Land Of  Lincoln",  as  prescribed  in
27    subsection  (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code.  The Secretary
28    shall prescribe the eligibility requirements and, in  his  or
29    her  discretion,  shall  approve  and  prescribe  stickers or
30    decals as provided under Section 3-412.
31        (c)  An applicant shall be charged a $15 fee for original
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 1    issuance in addition  to  the  applicable  registration  fee.
 2    This  additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of
 3    State Special  License  Plate  Fund.  For  each  registration
 4    renewal  period,  a  $2  fee,  in addition to the appropriate
 5    registration fee, shall be charged  and  shall  be  deposited
 6    into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
 7    (Source: P.A. 91-805, eff. 1-1-01.)

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