State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation 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    changing Section 3-628 as follows:

 6        (625 ILCS 5/3-628)
 7        Sec. 3-628.  Bronze Star plates.
 8        (a)  Beginning  January 1, 1996, in addition to any other
 9    special license plate, the Secretary,  upon  receipt  of  all
10    applicable  fees and applications made in the form prescribed
11    by the Secretary of State,  may  issue  special  registration
12    plates  to  residents  of  Illinois who have been awarded the
13    Bronze Star by the United States Armed  Forces.  The  special
14    plate  issued  under  this  Section  shall be affixed only to
15    passenger vehicles of the first division or motor vehicles of
16    the second division weighing  not  more  than  8,000  pounds.
17    Plates  issued  under  this Section shall expire according to
18    the staggered multi-year  procedure  established  by  Section
19    3-414.1 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.  The
22    Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates  to
23    be   issued  as  vanity  plates  or  personalized  plates  in
24    accordance with Section 3-405.1 of this Code.  The plates are
25    not required to designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in
26    subsection (b) of Section 3-412 of this Code.  The  Secretary
27    shall  prescribe  the eligibility requirements and, in his or
28    her discretion,  shall  approve  and  prescribe  stickers  or
29    decals as provided under Section 3-412.
30        (c)  An applicant shall be charged a $15 fee for original
31    issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee.
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 1        This additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary
 2    of  State  Special License Plate Fund.  For each registration
 3    renewal period, a $2 fee,  in  addition  to  the  appropriate
 4    registration  fee,  shall  be  charged and deposited into the
 5    Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
 6    (Source: P.A. 88-589, eff. 8-14-94; 89-282, eff. 8-10-95.)

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