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Public Act 096-1101





Public Act 096-1101
SB3023 EnrolledLRB096 19936 AJT 35412 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
Section 3-623 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/3-623)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-623)
    Sec. 3-623. Purple Heart Plates. The Secretary, upon
receipt of an application made in the form prescribed by the
Secretary of State, may issue to recipients awarded the Purple
Heart by a branch of the armed forces of the United States who
reside in Illinois, special registration plates. The
Secretary, upon receipt of the proper application, may also
issue these special registration plates to an Illinois resident
who is the surviving spouse of a person who was awarded the
Purple Heart by a branch of the armed forces of the United
States. The special plates issued pursuant to this Section
should be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the 1st
division, including motorcycles, or motor vehicles of the 2nd
division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. The Secretary
may, in his or her discretion, allow the plates to be issued as
vanity or personalized plates in accordance with Section
3-405.1 of this Code. The Secretary of State must make a
version of the special registration plates authorized under
this Section in a form appropriate for motorcycles.
    The design and color of such plates shall be wholly within
the discretion of the Secretary of State. Appropriate
documentation, as determined by the Secretary, and the
appropriate registration fee shall accompany the application.
However, for an individual who has been issued Purple Heart
plates for a vehicle and who has been approved for benefits
under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax
Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act, the annual fee for
the registration of the vehicle shall be as provided in Section
3-806.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-93, eff. 1-1-06; 94-343, eff. 1-1-06; 95-331,
eff. 8-21-07; 95-353, eff. 1-1-08.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011