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Public Act 096-0655




Public Act 096-0655
HB0353 Enrolled LRB096 03970 AJT 14005 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Sections 12-821 and 20-204 and by adding Section 3-684 as
    (625 ILCS 5/3-684 new)
    Sec. 3-684. Distinguished Flying Cross license plates.
    (a) In addition to any other special license plate, the
Secretary, upon receipt of all applicable fees and applications
made in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, may
issue Distinguished Flying Cross license plates to residents of
Illinois who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
medal by the United States Armed Forces. The special
Distinguished Flying Cross plates issued under this Section
shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first
division, motorcycles, and motor vehicles of the second
division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates issued
under this Section shall expire according to the staggered
multi-year procedure established by Section 3-414.1 of this
    (b) The design, color, and format of the plates shall be
wholly within the discretion of the Secretary of State. The
Secretary may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be
issued as vanity plates or personalized in accordance with
Section 3-405.1 of this Code. The plates are not required to
designate "Land Of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of
Section 3-412 of this Code. The Secretary shall, in his or her
discretion, approve and prescribe stickers or decals as
provided under Section 3-412.
    (c) An applicant shall be charged a $15 fee for original
issuance in addition to the applicable registration fee. This
additional fee shall be deposited into the Secretary of State
Special License Plate Fund.
    (625 ILCS 5/12-821)
    Sec. 12-821. Display of telephone number; complaint calls.
    (a) Each school bus shall display at the rear of the bus a
sign, with letters and numerals readily visible and readable,
indicating the area code and telephone number of the owner of
the school bus, regardless of whether the owner is a school
district or another person or entity. The sign shall be in the
following form:
    "TO COMMENT ON MY DRIVING, CALL (area code and telephone
number of school bus owner)" indicate that the number is to be
called to report erratic driving by the school bus driver.
    A school bus owner who placed a sign conforming to the
requirements of Public Act 95-176 on a school bus before the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General
Assembly may continue to use that sign on that school bus
rather than a sign that conforms to the requirements of this
amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly; however, if the
school bus owner replaces that sign, the replacement sign shall
conform to the requirements of this amendatory Act of the 96th
General Assembly.
    (b) The owner of each school bus shall establish procedures
for accepting the calls provided for under subsection (a) and
for taking complaints.
    (c) The procedures established under subsection (b) shall
include, but not be limited to:
        (1) an internal investigation of the events that led to
    each complaint; and
        (2) a report to the complaining party on the results of
    the investigation and the action taken, if any.
(Source: P.A. 95-176, eff. 1-1-08.)
    (625 ILCS 5/20-204)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-204)
    Sec. 20-204. A county or the The corporate authorities of a
municipality may adopt all or any portion of this Illinois
Vehicle Code by reference.
(Source: P.A. 78-738.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2010.

Effective Date: 1/1/2010