Modified licensing proceduresSeptember 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 18Drivers who were involved in an accident during their driving exam are now required to submit a medical report demonstrating they are medically fit to drive prior to retesting. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 1030 (eff. May 21, 2015). The medical report must be sent to the Illinois Medical Advisory Board, which will ultimately determine whether the driver is fit to retake the test.
BAIID-only restrictions to be included on driver’s licensesApril 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Secretary of State has adopted new rules that allow it to place a restriction on the driver's license of a person required to operate vehicles equipped with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device ("BAIID")
Driver’s education course required for first-time license applicantsAugust 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 372Effective 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 licensesJuly 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 320In 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).
The last word on People v Elliott is ‘rescind’By Janan HannaMarch 2014LawPulse, Page 114A man's conviction for driving on a suspended license stands even though the underlying suspension is rescinded, the Illinois Supreme Court rules, after thoroughly analyzing the meaning of "rescind."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 schoolsFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The 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).
Rescission of license suspension applies retroactivelyJanuary 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 16On 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.
The Monitored Device Driving Permit: What Practitioners Need to KnowBy Larry A. DavisOctober 2011Article, Page 506Illinois 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.
Safe driver renewal program rules codifiedJanuary 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 16The 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 adjudicationDecember 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616On 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 DatabaseOctober 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 496The 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.
Changes made to rules governing issuance of CDLsAugust 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 404The 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 suspensionsJuly 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 348The 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.
Hearing to rescind a suspended driver’s license must occur within 30 days of filingMarch 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 124On 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.
Federal regulations adopted regarding driver service hoursJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 28492 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.