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92_SB1805 LRB9215710DHmg 1 AN ACT concerning vehicles. 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 5.570 as follows: 6 (30 ILCS 105/5.570 new) 7 Sec. 5.570. The Choose Life Fund. 8 Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 9 adding Section 3-654 as follows: 10 (625 ILCS 5/3-654 new) 11 Sec. 3-654. Choose Life 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 Choose Life license plates. 15 The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed 16 only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor 17 vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 18 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire 19 according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 20 3-414.1 of this Code. 21 (b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within 22 the discretion of the Secretary, except that the phrase 23 "Choose Life" shall be on the plates. The Secretary may allow 24 the plates to be issued as vanity plates or personalized 25 under Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary shall 26 prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 27 of this Code. 28 (c) An applicant for the special plates shall be charged 29 a $25 fee for original issuance in addition to the -2- LRB9215710DHmg 1 appropriate registration fee. Of this $25 fee, $10 shall be 2 deposited into the Choose Life Fund and $15 shall be 3 deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate 4 Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the 5 administrative processing costs. 6 For each registration renewal period, a $25 fee, in 7 addition to the appropriate registration fee, shall be 8 charged. Of this $25 fee, $23 shall be deposited into the 9 Choose Life Fund and $2 shall be deposited into the Secretary 10 of State Special License Plate Fund. 11 (d) The Choose Life Fund is created as a special fund in 12 the State treasury. All moneys in the Choose Life Fund shall 13 be paid, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and 14 approval by the Secretary, to the Department of Children and 15 Family Services (DCFS). DCFS must dispense these moneys as 16 grants to non-governmental, not-for-profit crisis pregnancy 17 centers whose services are limited to counseling and meeting 18 the physical needs of pregnant women. These moneys shall not 19 be distributed to any agency that is involved or associated 20 with abortion activities, including counseling for or 21 referrals to abortion clinics, providing medical procedures 22 related to abortion, or advertising that supports abortion. 23 These moneys may not be distributed to any agency that 24 charges a fee to women for services received. Agencies that 25 receive these moneys must use the moneys to provide for the 26 material needs of pregnant women, including clothing, 27 housing, medical care, food, utilities, and transportation. 28 These moneys may not be used for administrative expenses, 29 legal expenses, or capital expenditures.
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