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Public Act 099-0723





Public Act 099-0723
HB6182 EnrolledLRB099 19801 AXK 45166 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.875 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 105/5.875 new)
    Sec. 5.875. The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund.
    Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Section 3-699.14 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/3-699.14)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a
delayed effective date)
    Sec. 3-699.14. Universal special 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, may issue
Universal special license plates to residents of Illinois on
behalf of organizations that have been authorized by the
General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special license
plates. Appropriate documentation, as determined by the
Secretary, shall accompany each application. Authorized
organizations shall be designated by amendment to this Section.
When applying for a Universal special license plate the
applicant shall inform the Secretary of the name of the
authorized organization from which the applicant will obtain a
decal to place on the plate. The Secretary shall make a record
of that organization and that organization shall remain
affiliated with that plate until the plate is surrendered,
revoked, or otherwise cancelled. The authorized organization
may charge a fee to offset the cost of producing and
distributing the decal, but that fee shall be retained by the
authorized organization and shall be separate and distinct from
any registration fees charged by the Secretary. No decal,
sticker, or other material may be affixed to a Universal
special license plate other than a decal authorized by the
General Assembly in this Section or a registration renewal
sticker. The special plates issued under this Section shall be
affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division,
including motorcycles and autocycles, or motor vehicles of the
second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds. Plates
issued under this Section shall expire according to the
multi-year procedure under Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
    (b) The design, color, and format of the Universal special
license plate shall be wholly within the discretion of the
Secretary. Universal special license plates are not required to
designate "Land of Lincoln", as prescribed in subsection (b) of
Section 3-412 of this Code. The design shall allow for the
application of a decal to the plate. Organizations authorized
by the General Assembly to issue decals for Universal special
license plates shall comply with rules adopted by the Secretary
governing the requirements for and approval of Universal
special license plate decals. The Secretary may, in his or her
discretion, allow Universal special license 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 and
    (c) When authorizing a Universal special license plate, the
General Assembly shall set forth whether an additional fee is
to be charged for the plate and, if a fee is to be charged, the
amount of the fee and how the fee is to be distributed. When
necessary, the authorizing language shall create a special fund
in the State treasury into which fees may be deposited for an
authorized Universal special license plate. Additional fees
may only be charged if the fee is to be paid over to a State
agency or to a charitable entity that is in compliance with the
registration and reporting requirements of the Charitable
Trust Act and the Solicitation for Charity Act. Any charitable
entity receiving fees for the sale of Universal special license
plates shall annually provide the Secretary of State a letter
of compliance issued by the Attorney General verifying that the
entity is in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act and the
Solicitation for Charity Act.
    (d) Upon original issuance and for each registration
renewal period, in addition to the appropriate registration
fee, if applicable, the Secretary shall collect any additional
fees, if required, for issuance of Universal special license
plates. The fees shall be collected on behalf of the
organization designated by the applicant when applying for the
plate. All fees collected shall be transferred to the State
agency on whose behalf the fees were collected, or paid into
the special fund designated in the law authorizing the
organization to issue decals for Universal special license
plates. All money in the designated fund shall be distributed
by the Secretary subject to appropriation by the General
    (e) The following organizations may issue decals for
Universal special license plates with the original and renewal
fees and fee distribution as follows:
        (1) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
            (A) Original issuance: $25; with $10 to the
        Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund and $15 to the Secretary
        of State Special Plate Fund.
            (B) Renewal: $25; with $23 to the Roadside Monarch
        Habitat Fund and $2 to the Secretary of State Special
        Plate Fund.
    (f) The following funds are created as special funds in the
State treasury:
        (1) The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund. All moneys to be
    paid as grants to the Illinois Department of Natural
    Resources to fund roadside monarch and other pollinator
    habitat development, enhancement, and restoration projects
    in this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-483, eff. 7-1-16.)
    Section 95. No acceleration or delay. Where this Act makes
changes in a statute that is represented in this Act by text
that is not yet or no longer in effect (for example, a Section
represented by multiple versions), the use of that text does
not accelerate or delay the taking effect of (i) the changes
made by this Act or (ii) provisions derived from any other
Public Act.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/5/2016