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.
Ban on secret compartments in vehicles unconstitutionalDecember 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650On 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.
Increased security authorized at railroad terminals PA 094-0736July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Due 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.
New requirements for motor vehicle rentals PA 094-0717March 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 118Effective 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.
Lienholders Must Surrender Title Within 21 Days P.A. 93-0621February 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 70The 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 casesBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2003LawPulse, Page 544Effective 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 expandedMay 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 226On 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.
Stricter traffic penalties adoptedNovember 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 584On 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.