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Articles on Driver's License

Driver’s education course required for first-time license applicants August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 Effective July 1, 2014, adults eighteen to twenty years old who have never previously obtained a driver's license and who have not completed an approved driver's education course must now take a six hour driver's education course. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 1030.
Fewer requirements for veterans’ commercial driver’s licenses July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 In applying for a commercial driver's license ("CDL"), military personnel must obtain school bus and passenger endorsements, but they may not be required to complete the pre-trip inspection, vehicle and road driving skills test, and road test. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 1030 (eff. March 28, 2014).
Bill would allow restricted driving permits after four DUI convictions By Janan Hanna March 2014 Lawpulse, Page 114 The proposed permit would allow four-time offenders to drive under limited circumstances after their vehicles are equipped with breathalyzer ignition devices.
The last word on People v Elliott is ‘rescind’ By Janan Hanna March 2014 Lawpulse, Page 114 A man's conviction for driving on a suspended license stands even though the underlying suspension is rescinded, the Illinois Supreme Court rules, after thoroughly analyzing the meaning of "rescind."
New rules affecting commercial driver training schools February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 The Secretary of State adopted several amendments affecting Commercial Driver Training Schools and applicants for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). 91 Ill. Adm. Code 1060 (eff. Nov. 5, 2013).
Personal injuries caused while driving with a suspended license now a class 4 felony January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 A second or subsequent violation of driving with a suspended or revoked license or permit will now be considered a Class 4 felony if it proximately causes a motor vehicle accident which leads to death or personal injury to another.
The Illinois Secretary of State may issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. PA 097-1157 May 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow the Secretary of State to issue temporary driver's licenses to persons without documentation authorizing their presence in the United States. 625 ILCS 5/6-105.1.
Rescission of license suspension applies retroactively January 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On November 1, 2012, the fifth district appellate court held that the rescission of a statutory summary suspension voided a citation for driving on a suspended license that occurred after the suspension commenced but before the petition to rescind was granted.
All driver’s license applicants must provide social security numbers. PA 097-0263 October 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to remove the social security number exemption for all driver's license applicants. (625 ILCS 5/6-106, 6-110, and 6-510).
Illinois Identification Cards may be issued without photographs for religious reasons. PA 097-0371 October 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Identification Card Act to authorize the Secretary of State to issue Illinois Identification Cards or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Cards without photographs under certain circumstances. (15 ILCS 335/4, 335/5).
The Monitored Device Driving Permit: What Practitioners Need to Know By Larry A. Davis October 2011 Article, Page 506 Illinois replaced the judicial driving permit with the monitored device driving permit ("MDDP"), which requires a large number of DUI offenders to use a breath interlock device. This article reviews the law and recent changes.
DUI Will Travel: When Drunk Driving Crosses State Lines By Theodore J. Harvatin August 2011 Article, Page 406 What happens when an Illinoisan receives a DUI in another state or an out-of-stater is charged in Illinois? Here are the basics.
Drivers can avoid license suspension for traffic violations by beginning payment plans. PA 096-1184 June 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Vehicle Code to authorize the Secretary of State to reinstate the driver's license of a person whose license was suspended for failure to pay traffic-related fines or penalties if the person enters into a payment plan with a municipality.
Safe driver renewal program rules codified January 2011 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Secretary of State (Secretary) recently adopted a new section as part of the Issuance of Licenses regulations in the Illinois Administrative Code. The new section governs the issuance of renewal licenses to Illinois residents eligible for safe driver renewal.
The preclusive effect of summary suspension hearings in subsequent adjudication December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 On September 23, 2010, the Supreme Court of Illinois held that the Circuit Court of Champaign County's finding of probable cause at the hearing on plaintiff's petition to rescind his statutory summary suspension, pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/2-118.1, did not bar the issue of probable cause from re-litigation in a civil suit for malicious prosecution.
Illinois Creates Emergency Contact Database October 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 The Office of the Secretary of State adopted a new section to rules governing the issuance of drivers’ licenses and permits in the state of Illinois.
Alterations made to the laws governing Commercial Driver Training Schools February 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Secretary of State made several amendments to Title 92, Transportation: Commercial Driver Training Schools. 92 Ill Adm Code 1060.
2007 Spring Session Roundup By Jim Covington August 2007 Column, Page 408 Highlights of this year's legislative session.
Changes made to rules governing issuance of CDLs August 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 The Secretary of State has promulgated new rules concerning the issuing of commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) by amending definitions and requirements in 92 Ill Adm Code 1040, titled "Cancellation, Revocation or Suspension of Licenses or Permits." 
New rules aim to reduce chance of erroneous license suspensions July 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 348 The Department of Transportation has amended its rules to make the policies of the Secretary of State consistent with those of the Division of Insurance and to ensure that drivers' licenses are not erroneously suspended. 92 Ill Adm Code 1070.20.
Gas thieves to have driving privileges suspended June 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 The Illinois Secretary of State has inserted a new section into 92 Ill Adm Code 1040.
Challenging Summary Suspension When A Defendant’s License is Suspended, Revoked, or Expired By Hon. Charles P. Burns and Jeff Chan May 2007 Article, Page 262 Do these defendants have standing to challenge a summary suspension?
Hearing to rescind a suspended driver’s license must occur within 30 days of filing March 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 On December 21, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decisions of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, and the Circuit Court of Kane County, and held the 30-day time limit within which a circuit court must hold a hearing on a petition to rescind the statutory suspension of a driver's license begins when the petition is filed with the circuit court, not when the state is served with the petition.
Correspondence from Our Readers November 2006 Column, Page 574 Beyond "deed and green";CDL/DUI update.
Driver’s licenses of child welfare employees must be verified -PA 094-0943 November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 In order to ensure the safety of children being transported by a "direct child welfare service employee," the Illinois General Assembly amended section 5c of the Child and Family Services Act. 20 ILCS 505/5c. 
Federal regulations adopted regarding driver service hours June 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 92 Ill Adm Code 395 has been amended by the Illinois Department of Transportation, which has integrated the regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began using via 70 FR 49978, as of August 25, 2005. 
Minimum levels of financial responsibility for Illinois drivers altered February 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 The Illinois Department of Transportation has added new sections to Part 387 of Title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 387, that will be effective as of November 10, 2005. 
New grounds for driver’s license suspension January 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Effective october 7, 2005, the Secretary of State added a new section to Part 1040 of
Guidelines for the storage and dissemination of driver’s license images November 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 564 In Part 1030 of Title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 1030, the Secretary of State (Secretary) has added a new section to clarify the regulations regarding the use and distribution of images that are obtained by the Secretary.
Pre-conviction suspension or revocation of driver’s licenses and permits clarified November 2005 Illinois Law Update, Page 564 The Illinois Secretary of State has amended Part 1040 of Title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 1040.