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.