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Public Act 100-0828


Public Act 0828 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0828
HB4472 EnrolledLRB100 16449 AXK 31578 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 7-601 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/7-601)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 7-601)
    Sec. 7-601. Required liability insurance policy.
    (a) No person shall operate, register or maintain
registration of, and no owner shall permit another person to
operate, register or maintain registration of, a motor vehicle
designed to be used on a public highway in this State unless
the motor vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy.
    The insurance policy shall be issued in amounts no less
than the minimum amounts set for bodily injury or death and for
destruction of property under Section 7-203 of this Code, and
shall be issued in accordance with the requirements of Sections
143a and 143a-2 of the Illinois Insurance Code, as amended. No
insurer other than an insurer authorized to do business in this
State shall issue a policy pursuant to this Section for any
vehicle subject to registration under this Code. Nothing herein
shall deprive an insurer of any policy defense available at
common law.
    (b) The following vehicles are exempt from the requirements
of this Section:
        (1) vehicles subject to the provisions of Chapters 8 or
    18a, Article III or Section 7-609 of Chapter 7, or Sections
    12-606 or 12-707.01 of Chapter 12 of this Code;
        (2) vehicles required to file proof of liability
    insurance with the Illinois Commerce Commission;
        (3) vehicles covered by a certificate of
    self-insurance under Section 7-502 of this Code;
        (4) vehicles owned by the United States, the State of
    Illinois, or any political subdivision, municipality or
    local mass transit district;
        (5) implements of husbandry;
        (6) other vehicles complying with laws which require
    them to be insured in amounts meeting or exceeding the
    minimum amounts required under this Section; and
        (7) inoperable or stored vehicles that are not
    operated, as defined by rules and regulations of the
    (c) Every employee of a State agency, as that term is
defined in the Illinois State Auditing Act, who is assigned a
specific vehicle owned or leased by the State on an ongoing
basis shall provide the certification described in this Section
annually to the director or chief executive officer of his or
her agency.
    The certification shall affirm that the employee is duly
licensed to drive the assigned vehicle and that (i) the
employee has liability insurance coverage extending to the
employee when the assigned vehicle is used for other than
official State business, or (ii) the employee has filed a bond
with the Secretary of State as proof of financial
responsibility, in an amount equal to, or in excess of the
requirements stated within this Section. Upon request of the
agency director or chief executive officer, the employee shall
present evidence to support the certification.
    The certification shall be provided during the period July
1 through July 31 of each calendar year, or within 30 days of
any new assignment of a vehicle on an ongoing basis, whichever
is later.
    The employee's authorization to use the assigned vehicle
shall automatically be rescinded upon:
        (1) the revocation or suspension of the license
    required to drive the assigned vehicle;
        (2) the cancellation or termination for any reason of
    the automobile liability insurance coverage as required in
    item (c) (i); or
        (3) the termination of the bond filed with the
    Secretary of State.
    All State employees providing the required certification
shall immediately notify the agency director or chief executive
officer in the event any of these actions occur.
    All peace officers employed by a State agency who are
primarily responsible for prevention and detection of crime and
the enforcement of the criminal, traffic, or highway laws of
this State, and prohibited by agency rule or policy to use an
assigned vehicle owned or leased by the State for regular
personal or off-duty use, are exempt from the requirements of
this Section.
    (d) No person shall operate a motor vehicle registered in
another state upon the highways of this State unless the
vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy. The
operator of the vehicle shall carry within the vehicle evidence
of the insurance.
(Source: P.A. 100-202, eff. 1-1-18.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2019