Public Act 92-0775
HB5615 Enrolled LRB9214982DHgc
AN ACT in relation to vehicles.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Section 3-707 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/3-707) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-707)
Sec. 3-707. Operation of uninsured motor vehicle -
(a) No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless the
motor vehicle is covered by a liability insurance policy in
accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
(b) Any person who fails to comply with a request by a
law enforcement officer for display of evidence of insurance,
as required under Section 7-602 of this Code, shall be deemed
to be operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
(c) Any operator of a motor vehicle subject to
registration under this Code who is convicted of violating
this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be
required to pay a fine in excess of $500, but not more than
$1,000. However, no person charged with violating this
Section shall be convicted if such person produces in court
satisfactory evidence that at the time of the arrest the
motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy in
accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code. The chief judge
of each circuit may designate an officer of the court to
review the documentation demonstrating that at the time of
arrest the motor vehicle was covered by a liability insurance
policy in accordance with Section 7-601 of this Code.
(d) A person convicted a third or subsequent time of
violating this Section or a similar provision of a local
ordinance must give proof to the Secretary of State of the
person's financial responsibility as defined in Section
7-315. The person must maintain the proof in a manner
satisfactory to the Secretary for a minimum period of one
year after the date the proof is first filed. The Secretary
must suspend the driver's license of any person determined by
the Secretary not to have provided adequate proof of
financial responsibility as required by this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 88-315.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on
July 1, 2003.
Passed in the General Assembly May 22, 2002.
Approved August 06, 2002.