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Emergency Contact Database to be created. PA 095-0898 January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Identification Card Act has been amended by adding section 11A, and the Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended by adding section 6-117.2. 15 ILCS 335/11A and 625 ILCS 5/6-117.2.
Illinois Vehicle Code amended. PA 095-0542 July 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 340 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Vehicle Code by adding two new sections dealing with Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign license plates. 625 ILCS 5/3-664, 3-665. New Section 3-664 titled "Iraq Campaign license plates" describes the procedure for applying for such plates. 
New rules governing the Illinois Graduated Driver’s License Program March 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 The Secretary of State made a number of changes and added two new sections to Part 1040, Cancellation, Revocation or Suspension of Licenses or Permits. 92 Ill Adm Code 1040. 
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.
Information on financial identity theft must be provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles - PA 094-1001 February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 In order to make Illinois residents more aware of the risks of financial identity theft, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 2-105 of the Illinois Vehicle Code by adding subsection (f). 625 ILCS 5/2-105(f). 
New rules enacted regarding engine braking signs January 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 Effective October 23, 2006, the Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) has added new sections to 92 Ill Adm Code 547. 
Ban on secret compartments in vehicles unconstitutional December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 On September 26, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the appellant's conviction in the Circuit Court of Cook County for violating section 12-612 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. 625 ILCS 5/12-612. 
Automated railroad crossing enforcement permitted. PA 094-0771 September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 In an effort to increase safety at railroad crossings, Section 11-1201.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code was amended, and section 11-1201.5 was added. 625 ILCS 5/11-1201.1 and 1201.5.
Electronic recording of vehicle speeds permitted only in construction zones. PA 094-0814 September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 In order to increase safety for construction and maintenance workers, Section 11-605.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code (Code) was amended and section 11-612 was added. 625 ILCS 5/11-605.1 and 11-612. 
School zone speed limit now applies to park and recreation facilities PA 094-0808 August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 Recently the Illinois General Assembly concluded that since lower speed limits near schools have protected children for years and since many children also use parks and recreation facilities near schools, the speed limits should be lower near the parks as well. 
Excessive engine braking noise prohibited in commercial vehicles : PA 094-0756 July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 The Illinois General Assembly has amended the Illinois Vehicle Code (Code) by adding section 602.1. 625 ILCS 5/12-602.1.
Increased security authorized at railroad terminals PA 094-0736 July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 Due to increasing security concerns regarding public transportation after Sept. 11, 2001, section 18c-7503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/18c-7503, has been amended to provide for terminal security on railroad property by adding section 2.5 and amending subsection 3.
Commercial vehicles may tow two vehicles PA 094-0713 May 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 In an effort to ensure highway safety, section 15-107 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/15-107, has been amended.
Court Supervision in Traffic Cases: New Strategies for Amended Laws By Theodore J. Harvatin April 2006 Article, Page 192 What impact does supervision really have on your clients, especially commercial drivers? Make sure you're up to date.
New requirements for motor vehicle rentals PA 094-0717 March 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 118 Effective December 19, 2005, the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5) was amended by modifying section 6-305(f) and adding sections 6-305(l) and (m), respectively. Accordingly, subsection (f) is limited by the language of subsection (l); subsection (f) now provides that "[s]ubject to subsection (l), any person who rents a motor vehicle to another shall only advertise.
The Illinois Criminal and Vehicle Codes are amended to include motor fuel theft - PA 094-700 February 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 Due to Illinois' strong public policy to protect its citizens from the economic effects of motor fuel theft, the Illinois General Assembly has added Article 16J to the Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/Art. 16J, et seq, in order to protect the people "in their health, safety and welfare from the effects of this crime." 
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. 
Individuals may elect to reduce automobile insurance coverage P.A. 093-0762 September 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 456 Effective immediately, any named insured person or applicant has the right to reject additional uninsured motorist coverage. 
Illinois’ “zero tolerance law” does not deny equal protection or due process July 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 340 On April 15, 2004, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the "zero tolerance law," finding that it does not deny equal protection or due process. 
Lienholders Must Surrender Title Within 21 Days P.A. 93-0621 February 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 70 The Illinois Vehicle Code was recently amended to require that persons holding a security interest in a vehicle, who are in possession of the certificate of title, must release the security interest within 21 days after receiving payment in satisfaction. 
Making UIM arbitration awards binding in more cases By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2003 LawPulse, Page 544 Effective January 1, an ISBA-backed bill more than doubles the statutory limits on binding arbitration awards in UIM cases, reducing the incentive for insurers to reject them.
Temporary registration plate program expanded May 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 On February 27, 2003, the Illinois Secretary of State's Office adopted amendments to its Temporary Registration Permit vehicle registration program in title 92 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Highway hire-back to be funded by additional fines P.A. 92-0619 February 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 62 Recent legislation amended the Illinois Vehicle Code and the State Finance Act.
Amendment to Vehicle Code requires proof financial responsibility from three-time offenders P.A. 92-0775 January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 A recent amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code provides that a person convicted a third or subsequent time of driving without liability insurance must provide proof financial responsibility to the secretary of state for at least one year.
Stricter traffic penalties adopted November 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 On September 3, 2002, the Illinois Secretary of State's Office adopted amendments to the Vehicle Code imposing tougher penalties for a violation of the laws governing emergency vehicles and reporting of vehicle accidents.
Eligibility for restricted driving permits and minimum sentence requirements for DUI convictions P.A. 92-0418 June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On August 17, 2001, Gov. Ryan signed House Bill 2265, which amended the Illinois Vehicle Code and the Unified Code of Corrections concerning the eligibility for restricted driving permits and minimum sentence requirements for drivers convicted of DUI offenses.
Every Lawyer’s Guide to DUI By Donald J. Ramsell June 2002 Article, Page 311 An overview for lawyers who don't practice DUI law.
Representing DUI Revoked or Suspended Drivers Before the Secretary of State By Larry A. Davis June 2002 Article, Page 292 A step-by-step guide to helping clients seek restoration of their driving privileges.
Correspondence from Our Readers April 2002 Column, Page 162 Must the author of a "certificate of merit" be disclosed?
It’s Time to Repeal Illinois’ Seat-Belt Gag Rule By Richard B. Foster and Charles E. Harper February 2002 Article, Page 88 The authors recommend repeal of the law that prohibits admission of evidence of seat belt non-use.