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15 ILCS 335/ Illinois Identification Card Act.

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(15 ILCS 335/1) (from Ch. 124, par. 21) Sec. 1.Short Title.This Act may be cited as the Illinois Identification Card Act. (Source: P.A. 86‑1475.) (15 ILCS 335/1A) (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 96‑183) Sec. 1A. Definitions. As used in this Act: "Highly restricted personal information" means an individual's photograph, signature, social security number, and medical or disability information."Identification card making implement" means any material, hardware, or software that is specifically designed for or primarily used in the manufacture, assembly, issuance, or authentication of an official identification card issued by the Secretary of State."Fraudulent identification card" means any identification card that purports to be an official identification card for which a computerized number and file have not been created by the Secretary of State, the United States Government or any state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization. For the purpose of this Act, any identification card that resembles an official identification card in either size, color, photograph location, or design or uses the word "official", "state", "Illinois", or the name of any other state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization individually or in any combination thereof to describe or modify the term "identification card" or "I.D. card" anywhere on the card, or uses a shape in the likeness of Illinois or any other state on the photograph side of the card, is deemed to be a fraudulent identification card unless the words "This is not an official Identification Card", appear prominently upon it in black colored lettering in 12 point type on the photograph side of the card, and no such card shall be smaller in size than 3 inches by 4 inches, and the photograph shall be on the left side of the card only."Legal name" means the full given name and surname of an individual as recorded at birth, recorded at marriage, or deemed as the correct legal name for use in reporting income by the Social Security Administration or the name as otherwise established through legal action that appears on the associated official document presented to the Secretary of State."Personally identifying information" means information that identifies an individual, including his or her identification card number, name, address (but not the 5‑digit zip code), and telephone number. (Source: P.A. 93‑895, eff. 1‑1‑05.) (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 96‑183)Sec. 1A. Definitions. As used in this Act: "Highly restricted personal information" means an individual's photograph, signature, social security number, and medical or disability information."Identification card making implement" means any material, hardware, or software that is specifically designed for or primarily used in the manufacture, assembly, issuance, or authentication of an official identification card issued by the Secretary of State."Fraudulent identification card" means any identification card that purports to be an official identification card for which a computerized number and file have not been created by the Secretary of State, the United States Government or any state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization. For the purpose of this Act, any identification card that resembles an official identification card in either size, color, photograph location, or design or uses the word "official", "state", "Illinois", or the name of any other state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization individually or in any combination thereof to describe or modify the term "identification card" or "I.D. card" anywhere on the card, or uses a shape in the likeness of Illinois or any other state on the photograph side of the card, is deemed to be a fraudulent identification card unless the words "This is not an official Identification Card", appear prominently upon it in black colored lettering in 12 point type on the photograph side of the card, and no such card shall be smaller in size than 3 inches by 4 inches, and the photograph shall be on the left side of the card only."Legal name" means the full given name and surname of an individual as recorded at birth, recorded at marriage, or deemed as the correct legal name for use in reporting income by the Social Security Administration or the name as otherwise established through legal action that appears on the associated official document presented to the Secretary of State."Personally identifying information" means information that identifies an individual, including his or her identification card number, name, address (but not the 5‑digit zip code), and telephone number. "Homeless person" or "homeless individual" has the same meaning as defined by the federal McKinney‑Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11302, or 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2). (Source: P.A. 96‑183, eff. 7‑1‑10.) (15 ILCS 335/2) (from Ch. 124, par. 22) (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 96‑183) Sec. 2. Administration and powers and duties of the Administrator. (a) The Secretary of State is the Administrator of this Act, and he is charged with the duty of observing, administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act. (b) The Secretary is vested with the powers and duties for the proper administration of this Act as follows: 1. He shall organize the administration of this Act as he may deem necessary and appoint such subordinate officers, clerks and other employees as may be necessary. 2. From time to time, he may make, amend or rescind rules and regulations as may be in the public interest to implement the Act. 3. He may prescribe or provide suitable forms as necessary, including such forms as are necessary to establish that an applicant for an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card is a "disabled person" as defined in Section 4A of this Act. 4. He may prepare under the seal of the Secretary of State certified copies of any records utilized under this Act and any such certified copy shall be admissible in any proceeding in any court in like manner as the original thereof. 5. Records compiled under this Act shall be maintained for 6 years, but the Secretary may destroy such records with the prior approval of the State Records Commission. 6. He shall examine and determine the genuineness, regularity and legality of every application filed with him under this Act, and he may in all cases investigate the same, require additional information or proof or documentation from any applicant. 7. He shall require the payment of all fees prescribed in this Act, and all such fees received by him shall be placed in the Road Fund of the State treasury except as otherwise provided in Section 12 of this Act. (Source: P.A. 93‑840, eff. 7‑30‑04.)(Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 96‑183) Sec. 2. Administration and powers and duties of the Administrator. (a) The Secretary of State is the Administrator of this Act, and he is charged with the duty of observing, administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act. (b) The Secretary is vested with the powers and duties for the proper administration of this Act as follows: 1. He shall organize the administration of this Act as he may deem necessary and appoint such subordinate officers, clerks and other employees as may be necessary. 2. From time to time, he may make, amend or rescind rules and regulations as may be in the public interest to implement the Act. 3. He may prescribe or provide suitable forms as necessary, including such forms as are necessary to establish that an applicant for an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card is a "disabled person" as defined in Section 4A of this Act, and establish that an applicant for a State identification card is a "homeless person" as defined in Section 1A of this Act. 4. He may prepare under the seal of the Secretary of State certified copies of any records utilized under this Act and any such certified copy shall be admissible in any proceeding in any court in like manner as the original thereof. 5. Records compiled under this Act shall be maintained for 6 years, but the Secretary may destroy such records with the prior approval of the State Records Commission. 6. He shall examine and determine the genuineness, regularity and legality of every application filed with him under this Act, and he may in all cases investigate the same, require additional information or proof or documentation from any applicant. 7. He shall require the payment of all fees prescribed in this Act, and all such fees received by him shall be placed in the Road Fund of the State treasury except as otherwise provided in Section 12 of this Act. (Source: P.A. 96‑183, eff. 7‑1‑10.) (15 ILCS 335/3) (from Ch. 124, par. 23) Sec. 3.Disclaimer.The Secretary of State shall not be held civilly or criminally liable to anyone because of any act of any person utilizing a card issued under this Act. (Source: P.A. 79‑1161.)(15 ILCS 335/4) (from Ch. 124, par. 24)Sec. 4. Identification Card.(a) The Secretary of State shall issue a standard Illinois Identification Card to any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois who applies for such card, or renewal thereof, or who applies for a standard Illinois Identification Card upon release as a committed person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or pardon from the Department of Corrections by submitting an identification card issued by the Department of Corrections under Section 3‑14‑1 of the Unified Code of Corrections, together with the prescribed fees. No identification card shall be issued to any person who holds a valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit unless the person first surrenders to the Secretary of State the valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit. The card shall be prepared and supplied by the Secretary of State and shall include a photograph and signature or mark of the applicant. The Illinois Identification Card may be used for identification purposes in any lawful situation only by the person to whom it was issued. As used in this Act, "photograph" means any color photograph or digitally produced and captured image of an applicant for an identification card. As used in this Act, "signature" means the name of a person as written by that person and captured in a manner acceptable to the Secretary of State.(a‑5) If an applicant for an identification card has a current driver's license or instruction permit issued by the Secretary of State, the Secretary may require the applicant to utilize the same residence address and name on the identification card, driver's license, and instruction permit records maintained by the Secretary. The Secretary may promulgate rules to implement this provision.(b) The Secretary of State shall issue a special Illinois Identification Card, which shall be known as an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, to any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois, who is a disabled person as defined in Section 4A of this Act, who applies for such card, or renewal thereof. No Disabled Person Identification Card shall be issued to any person who holds a valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit unless the person first surrenders to the Secretary of State the valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit. The Secretary of State shall charge no fee to issue such card. The card shall be prepared and supplied by the Secretary of State, and shall include a photograph and signature or mark of the applicant, a designation indicating that the card is an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, and shall include a comprehensible designation of the type and classification of the applicant's disability as set out in Section 4A of this Act. If the applicant so requests, the card shall include a description of the applicant's disability and any information about the applicant's disability or medical history which the Secretary determines would be helpful to the applicant in securing emergency medical care. If a mark is used in lieu of a signature, such mark shall be affixed to the card in the presence of two witnesses who attest to the authenticity of the mark. The Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card may be used for identification purposes in any lawful situation by the person to whom it was issued. The Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card may be used as adequate documentation of disability in lieu of a physician's determination of disability, a determination of disability from a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to make this determination by his or her supervising physician, a determination of disability from an advanced practice nurse who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to make this determination, or any other documentation of disability whenever any State law requires that a disabled person provide such documentation of disability, however an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card shall not qualify the cardholder to participate in any program or to receive any benefit which is not available to all persons with like disabilities. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, or evidence that the Secretary of State has issued an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, shall not be used by any person other than the person named on such card to prove that the person named on such card is a disabled person or for any other purpose unless the card is used for the benefit of the person named on such card, and the person named on such card consents to such use at the time the card is so used. An optometrist's determination of a visual disability under Section 4A of this Act is acceptable as documentation for the purpose of issuing an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card. When medical information is contained on an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, the Office of the Secretary of State shall not be liable for any actions taken based upon that medical information. (c) Beginning January 1, 1986, the Secretary of State shall provide that each original or renewal Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card issued to a person under the age of 21, shall be of a distinct nature from those Illinois Identification Cards or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Cards issued to individuals 21 years of age or older. The color designated for Illinois Identification Cards or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Cards for persons under the age of 21 shall be at the discretion of the Secretary of State. (c‑1) Beginning January 1, 2003, each original or renewal Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card issued to a person under the age of 21 shall display the date upon which the person becomes 18 years of age and the date upon which the person becomes 21 years of age. (d) The Secretary of State may issue a Senior Citizen discount card, to any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois who is 60 years of age or older and who applies for such a card or renewal thereof. The Secretary of State shall charge no fee to issue such card. The card shall be issued in every county and applications shall be made available at, but not limited to, nutrition sites, senior citizen centers and Area Agencies on Aging. The applicant, upon receipt of such card and prior to its use for any purpose, shall have affixed thereon in the space provided therefor his signature or mark. (e) The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may designate on each Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card a space where the card holder may place a sticker or decal, issued by the Secretary of State, of uniform size as the Secretary may specify, that shall indicate in appropriate language that the card holder has renewed his or her Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card.(Source: P.A. 95‑762, eff. 1‑1‑09; 95‑779, eff. 1‑1‑09; 96‑146, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑328, eff. 8‑11‑09; 96‑1231, eff. 7‑23‑10.)(15 ILCS 335/4A) (from Ch. 124, par. 24A) Sec. 4A. (a) "Disabled person" as used in this Act means any person who is, and who is expected to indefinitely continue to be, subject to any of the following five types of disabilities: Type One: Physical disability. A physical disability is a physical impairment, disease, or loss, which is of a permanent nature, and which substantially impairs normal physical ability or motor skills. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this provision necessary to determine the presence of a physical disability. Type Two: Developmental disability. A developmental disability is a disability which originates before the age of 18 years, and results in or has resulted in impairment similar to that caused by mental retardation and which requires services similar to those required by mentally retarded persons and which is attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other conditions or similar disorders. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this provision necessary to determine the presence of a developmental disability. Type Three: Visual disability. A visual disability is a disability resulting in complete absence of vision, or vision that with corrective glasses is so defective as to prevent performance of tasks or activities for which eyesight is essential. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a visual disability. Type Four: Hearing disability. A hearing disability is a disability resulting in complete absence of hearing, or hearing that with sound enhancing or magnifying equipment is so impaired as to require the use of sensory input other than hearing as the principal means of receiving spoken language. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a hearing disability. Type Five: Mental Disability. A mental disability is an emotional or psychological impairment or disease, which substantially impairs the ability to meet individual or societal needs. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this provision necessary to determine the presence of a mental disability. (b) For purposes of this Act, a disability shall be classified as follows: Class 1 disability: A Class 1 disability is any type disability which does not render a person unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity or which does not impair his ability to live independently or to perform labor or services for which he is qualified. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 1 disability. Class 1A disability: A Class 1A disability is a Class 1 disability which renders a person unable to walk 200 feet or more unassisted by another person or without the aid of a walker, crutches, braces, prosthetic device or a wheelchair or without great difficulty or discomfort due to the following impairments: neurologic, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, arthritic disorder, or the loss of function or absence of a limb or limbs. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 1A disability. Class 2 disability: A Class 2 disability is any type disability which renders a person unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity, which substantially impairs his ability to live independently without supervision or in‑home support services, or which substantially impairs his ability to perform labor or services for which he is qualified or significantly restricts the labor or services which he is able to perform. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 2 disability. Class 2A disability: A Class 2A disability is a Class 2 disability which renders a person unable to walk 200 feet or more unassisted by another person or without the aid of a walker, crutches, braces, prosthetic device or a wheelchair or without great difficulty or discomfort due to the following impairments: neurologic, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, arthritic disorder, blindness, or the loss of function or absence of a limb or limbs. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 2A disability. (Source: P.A. 85‑354.)(15 ILCS 335/4B) (from Ch. 124, par. 24B) Sec. 4B. The Secretary of State shall coordinate and collect information about senior citizen programs and services to be included in the Senior Citizen discount directories. The Secretary of State shall also work towards the issuance of such directories statewide. Holders of a Senior Citizen discount card shall be entitled to any benefits granted to them by private persons or organizations. This Section does not require any person or organization to provide benefits to any card holder. (Source: P.A. 84‑131.) (15 ILCS 335/4C) Sec. 4C. Homeless person status. For the purposes of this Act, an individual's status as a "homeless person" may be verified by a human services, legal services, or other worker that has knowledge of the individual's housing status, including, but not limited to:(1) a homeless service agency receiving federal, State, county, or municipal funding to provide those services or otherwise sanctioned by local continuum of care;(2) an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Illinois;(3) a public school homeless liaison or school social worker; or(4) a human services provider funded by the State ofIllinois to serve homeless or runaway youth, individuals with mental illness, or individuals with addictions.Individuals who are homeless must not be charged for this verification. The Secretary of State by rule shall establish standards and procedures consistent with this Section for waiver of the Illinois Identification Care fee based on homelessness, which shall include the name and address of the individual and the agency providing verification of homelessness. Any falsification of this official record is subject to penalty. (Source: P.A. 96‑183, eff. 7‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)(15 ILCS 335/4D) Sec. 4D. Issuance of confidential identification cards.(a) Requirements for use of confidential identification cards. Confidential identification cards may be issued to local, state, and federal government agencies for bona fide law enforcement purposes. The identification cards may be issued in fictitious names and addresses, and may be used only in confidential, investigative, or undercover law enforcement operations.(b) Application procedures for confidential identification cards:(1) Applications by local, state, and federal government agencies for confidential identification cards must be made to the Secretary of State Police Department on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State Police Department.(2) The application form must include information, as specific as possible without compromising investigations or techniques, setting forth the need for the identification cards and the uses to which the identification cards will be limited.(3) The application form must be signed and verified by the local, state, or federal government agency head or designee.(4) Information maintained by the Secretary of State Police Department for confidential identification cards must show the fictitious names and addresses on all records subject to public disclosure. All other information concerning these confidential identification cards are exempt from disclosure unless the disclosure is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.(c) Cancellation procedures for confidential identification cards:(1) The Secretary of State Police Department may cancel or refuse to renew confidential identification cards when they have reasonable cause to believe the cards are being used for purposes other than those set forth in the application form or authorized by this Section.(2) A government agency must request cancellation of confidential identification cards that are no longer required for the purposes for which they were issued.(3) Upon the request of the Secretary of State Police Department, all cancelled confidential identification cards must be promptly returned to the Secretary of State Police Department by the government agency to which they were issued.(Source: P.A. 96‑549, eff. 8‑17‑09; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)(15 ILCS 335/5) (from Ch. 124, par. 25) Sec. 5. Applications.Any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois, may file an application for an identification card or for the renewal thereof, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary. Each original application shall be completed by the applicant in full and shall set forth the legal name, residence address and zip code, social security number, birth date, sex and a brief description of the applicant. The applicant shall be photographed and he shall also submit any other information as the Secretary may deem necessary or such documentation as the Secretary may require to determine the identity of the applicant. In addition to the residence address, the Secretary may allow the applicant to provide a mailing address. An applicant for a disabled persons card must also submit with each original or renewal application, on forms prescribed by the Secretary, such documentation as the Secretary may require, establishing that the applicant is a "disabled person" as defined in Section 4A of this Act, and setting forth the applicant's type and class of disability as set forth in Section 4A of this Act.(Source: P.A. 96‑1231, eff. 7‑23‑10.) (15 ILCS 335/6) (from Ch. 124, par. 26) Sec. 6. Change of legal name or residence address.(a) Any person whose legal name has changed from the name on the card that he or she has been previously issued must apply for a corrected card within 30 days after the change.(b) Whenever a person holding a card has a change of his or her residence address, he or she shall, within 10 days after the change, notify the Secretary of State of the change in writing, and he or she may then obtain a corrected card.(Source: P.A. 93‑895, eff. 1‑1‑05.) (15 ILCS 335/6A) (from Ch. 124, par. 26A) Sec. 6A.Change in Disability.Whenever the type or class of disability of any person holding an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card changes, such person shall within 60 days provide the Secretary of State, on forms provided by the Secretary, such documentation as the Secretary may require of that change, and shall set forth the type and class of disability thereafter applicable. (Source: P.A. 83‑1421.) (15 ILCS 335/7) (from Ch. 124, par. 27) Sec. 7. Duplicate and corrected cards.(a) In the event an identification card is lost or destroyed, or if there is a correction of legal name or residence address, or a change in the type or class of disability of a holder of a disabled person card, the person named on the card may apply for a duplicate or substitute card, or for a corrected card. Any application for a corrected card shall be accompanied by the original card being corrected.(b) The Secretary of State, having issued an identification card in error, may, upon written notice of at least 5 days to the person, require the person to appear at a Driver Services facility to have the identification card error corrected and a new identification card issued. The failure of the person to appear is grounds for cancellation of the person's identification card under Section 13 of this Act.(Source: P.A. 93‑895, eff. 1‑1‑05.) (15 ILCS 335/8) (from Ch. 124, par. 28) Sec. 8.Expiration. (a) Every identification card issued hereunder, except to persons who have reached their 15th birthday, but are not yet 21 years of age, persons who are 65 years of age or older, and persons who are issued an Illinois disabled person identification card, shall expire 5 years from the ensuing birthday of the applicant and a renewal shall expire 5 years thereafter. Every original or renewal identification card issued to a person who has reached his or her 15th birthday, but is not yet 21 years of age shall expire 3 months after the person's 21st birthday. (b) Every original, renewal, or duplicate (i) identification card issued to a person who has reached his or her 65th birthday shall be permanent and need not be renewed and (ii) Illinois disabled person identification card issued to a qualifying person shall expire 10 years thereafter. The Secretary of State shall promulgate rules setting forth the conditions and criteria for the renewal of all Illinois disabled person identification cards. (Source: P.A. 91‑880, eff. 6‑30‑00.)(15 ILCS 335/9) (from Ch. 124, par. 29)Sec. 9. Renewal.(a) Any person having a valid identification card which expires on his or her 21st birthday, or which expires 3 months after his or her 21st birthday, may not apply for renewal of his or her existing identification card. A subsequent application filed by persons under this subsection, on or after their 21st birthday, shall be considered an application for a new card under Section 5 of this Act.(b) Any person having a valid identification card, except those under subsection (a), may apply for a one‑time renewal, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State, within 30 days after the expiration of the identification card. A subsequent application filed by that person shall be considered an application for a new card under Section 5 of this Act. Any identification card renewed under this subsection shall be valid for 5 years after the expiration date of the identification card as originally issued under Section 5 of this Act. The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may provide that applications for the one‑time renewal under this subsection (b) may be made by telephone, mail, or the Internet, subject to any eligibility criteria and other requirements that the Secretary of State deems appropriate. (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the contrary, a person convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act may not renew his or her Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card by telephone, mail, or the Internet. (Source: P.A. 95‑779, eff. 1‑1‑09.) (15 ILCS 335/10) (from Ch. 124, par. 30) Sec. 10.Signatures.Every application for a card or for renewal or for a duplicate or corrected card shall bear an affirmation by the applicant that all information set forth is true and correct. (Source: P.A. 79‑1161.)(15 ILCS 335/11) (from Ch. 124,
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  •     (15 ILCS 335/1) (from Ch. 124, par. 21)
        Sec. 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Identification Card Act.
    (Source: P.A. 86‑1475.)

        (15 ILCS 335/1A)
        (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 96‑183)
        Sec. 1A. Definitions. As used in this Act:
        "Highly restricted personal information" means an individual's photograph, signature, social security number, and medical or disability information.
        "Identification card making implement" means any material, hardware, or software that is specifically designed for or primarily used in the manufacture, assembly, issuance, or authentication of an official identification card issued by the Secretary of State.
        "Fraudulent identification card" means any identification card that purports to be an official identification card for which a computerized number and file have not been created by the Secretary of State, the United States Government or any state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization. For the purpose of this Act, any identification card that resembles an official identification card in either size, color, photograph location, or design or uses the word "official", "state", "Illinois", or the name of any other state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization individually or in any combination thereof to describe or modify the term "identification card" or "I.D. card" anywhere on the card, or uses a shape in the likeness of Illinois or any other state on the photograph side of the card, is deemed to be a fraudulent identification card unless the words "This is not an official Identification Card", appear prominently upon it in black colored lettering in 12 point type on the photograph side of the card, and no such card shall be smaller in size than 3 inches by 4 inches, and the photograph shall be on the left side of the card only.
        "Legal name" means the full given name and surname of an individual as recorded at birth, recorded at marriage, or deemed as the correct legal name for use in reporting income by the Social Security Administration or the name as otherwise established through legal action that appears on the associated official document presented to the Secretary of State.
        "Personally identifying information" means information that identifies an individual, including his or her identification card number, name, address (but not the 5‑digit zip code), and telephone number.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑895, eff. 1‑1‑05.)
     
        (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 96‑183)
        Sec. 1A. Definitions. As used in this Act:
        "Highly restricted personal information" means an individual's photograph, signature, social security number, and medical or disability information.
        "Identification card making implement" means any material, hardware, or software that is specifically designed for or primarily used in the manufacture, assembly, issuance, or authentication of an official identification card issued by the Secretary of State.
        "Fraudulent identification card" means any identification card that purports to be an official identification card for which a computerized number and file have not been created by the Secretary of State, the United States Government or any state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization. For the purpose of this Act, any identification card that resembles an official identification card in either size, color, photograph location, or design or uses the word "official", "state", "Illinois", or the name of any other state or political subdivision thereof, or any governmental or quasi‑governmental organization individually or in any combination thereof to describe or modify the term "identification card" or "I.D. card" anywhere on the card, or uses a shape in the likeness of Illinois or any other state on the photograph side of the card, is deemed to be a fraudulent identification card unless the words "This is not an official Identification Card", appear prominently upon it in black colored lettering in 12 point type on the photograph side of the card, and no such card shall be smaller in size than 3 inches by 4 inches, and the photograph shall be on the left side of the card only.
        "Legal name" means the full given name and surname of an individual as recorded at birth, recorded at marriage, or deemed as the correct legal name for use in reporting income by the Social Security Administration or the name as otherwise established through legal action that appears on the associated official document presented to the Secretary of State.
        "Personally identifying information" means information that identifies an individual, including his or her identification card number, name, address (but not the 5‑digit zip code), and telephone number.
        "Homeless person" or "homeless individual" has the same meaning as defined by the federal McKinney‑Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11302, or 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2).
    (Source: P.A. 96‑183, eff. 7‑1‑10.)

        (15 ILCS 335/2)(from Ch. 124, par. 22)
        (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 96‑183)
        Sec. 2. Administration and powers and duties of the Administrator.
        (a) The Secretary of State is the Administrator of this Act, and he is charged with the duty of observing, administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act.
        (b) The Secretary is vested with the powers and duties for the proper administration of this Act as follows:
            1. He shall organize the administration of this Act
         as he may deem necessary and appoint such subordinate officers, clerks and other employees as may be necessary.
            2. From time to time, he may make, amend or rescind
         rules and regulations as may be in the public interest to implement the Act.
            3. He may prescribe or provide suitable forms as
         necessary, including such forms as are necessary to establish that an applicant for an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card is a "disabled person" as defined in Section 4A of this Act.
            4. He may prepare under the seal of the Secretary of
         State certified copies of any records utilized under this Act and any such certified copy shall be admissible in any proceeding in any court in like manner as the original thereof.
            5. Records compiled under this Act shall be
         maintained for 6 years, but the Secretary may destroy such records with the prior approval of the State Records Commission.
            6. He shall examine and determine the genuineness,
         regularity and legality of every application filed with him under this Act, and he may in all cases investigate the same, require additional information or proof or documentation from any applicant.
            7. He shall require the payment of all fees
         prescribed in this Act, and all such fees received by him shall be placed in the Road Fund of the State treasury except as otherwise provided in Section 12 of this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑840, eff. 7‑30‑04.)
     
        (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 96‑183)
        Sec. 2. Administration and powers and duties of the Administrator.
        (a) The Secretary of State is the Administrator of this Act, and he is charged with the duty of observing, administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act.
        (b) The Secretary is vested with the powers and duties for the proper administration of this Act as follows:
            1. He shall organize the administration of this Act
         as he may deem necessary and appoint such subordinate officers, clerks and other employees as may be necessary.
            2. From time to time, he may make, amend or rescind
         rules and regulations as may be in the public interest to implement the Act.
            3. He may prescribe or provide suitable forms as
         necessary, including such forms as are necessary to establish that an applicant for an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card is a "disabled person" as defined in Section 4A of this Act, and establish that an applicant for a State identification card is a "homeless person" as defined in Section 1A of this Act.
            4. He may prepare under the seal of the Secretary of
         State certified copies of any records utilized under this Act and any such certified copy shall be admissible in any proceeding in any court in like manner as the original thereof.
            5. Records compiled under this Act shall be
         maintained for 6 years, but the Secretary may destroy such records with the prior approval of the State Records Commission.
            6. He shall examine and determine the genuineness,
         regularity and legality of every application filed with him under this Act, and he may in all cases investigate the same, require additional information or proof or documentation from any applicant.
            7. He shall require the payment of all fees
         prescribed in this Act, and all such fees received by him shall be placed in the Road Fund of the State treasury except as otherwise provided in Section 12 of this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑183, eff. 7‑1‑10.)

        (15 ILCS 335/3) (from Ch. 124, par. 23)
        Sec. 3. Disclaimer. The Secretary of State shall not be held civilly or criminally liable to anyone because of any act of any person utilizing a card issued under this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 79‑1161.)

        (15 ILCS 335/4)(from Ch. 124, par. 24)
        Sec. 4. Identification Card.
        (a) The Secretary of State shall issue a standard Illinois Identification Card to any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois who applies for such card, or renewal thereof, or who applies for a standard Illinois Identification Card upon release as a committed person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or pardon from the Department of Corrections by submitting an identification card issued by the Department of Corrections under Section 3‑14‑1 of the Unified Code of Corrections, together with the prescribed fees. No identification card shall be issued to any person who holds a valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit unless the person first surrenders to the Secretary of State the valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit. The card shall be prepared and supplied by the Secretary of State and shall include a photograph and signature or mark of the applicant. The Illinois Identification Card may be used for identification purposes in any lawful situation only by the person to whom it was issued. As used in this Act, "photograph" means any color photograph or digitally produced and captured image of an applicant for an identification card. As used in this Act, "signature" means the name of a person as written by that person and captured in a manner acceptable to the Secretary of State.
        (a‑5) If an applicant for an identification card has a current driver's license or instruction permit issued by the Secretary of State, the Secretary may require the applicant to utilize the same residence address and name on the identification card, driver's license, and instruction permit records maintained by the Secretary. The Secretary may promulgate rules to implement this provision.
        (b) The Secretary of State shall issue a special Illinois Identification Card, which shall be known as an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, to any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois, who is a disabled person as defined in Section 4A of this Act, who applies for such card, or renewal thereof. No Disabled Person Identification Card shall be issued to any person who holds a valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit unless the person first surrenders to the Secretary of State the valid foreign state identification card, license, or permit. The Secretary of State shall charge no fee to issue such card. The card shall be prepared and supplied by the Secretary of State, and shall include a photograph and signature or mark of the applicant, a designation indicating that the card is an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, and shall include a comprehensible designation of the type and classification of the applicant's disability as set out in Section 4A of this Act. If the applicant so requests, the card shall include a description of the applicant's disability and any information about the applicant's disability or medical history which the Secretary determines would be helpful to the applicant in securing emergency medical care. If a mark is used in lieu of a signature, such mark shall be affixed to the card in the presence of two witnesses who attest to the authenticity of the mark. The Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card may be used for identification purposes in any lawful situation by the person to whom it was issued.
        The Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card may be used as adequate documentation of disability in lieu of a physician's determination of disability, a determination of disability from a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to make this determination by his or her supervising physician, a determination of disability from an advanced practice nurse who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to make this determination, or any other documentation of disability whenever any State law requires that a disabled person provide such documentation of disability, however an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card shall not qualify the cardholder to participate in any program or to receive any benefit which is not available to all persons with like disabilities. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, or evidence that the Secretary of State has issued an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, shall not be used by any person other than the person named on such card to prove that the person named on such card is a disabled person or for any other purpose unless the card is used for the benefit of the person named on such card, and the person named on such card consents to such use at the time the card is so used.
        An optometrist's determination of a visual disability under Section 4A of this Act is acceptable as documentation for the purpose of issuing an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card.
        When medical information is contained on an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, the Office of the Secretary of State shall not be liable for any actions taken based upon that medical information.
        (c) Beginning January 1, 1986, the Secretary of State shall provide that each original or renewal Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card issued to a person under the age of 21, shall be of a distinct nature from those Illinois Identification Cards or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Cards issued to individuals 21 years of age or older. The color designated for Illinois Identification Cards or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Cards for persons under the age of 21 shall be at the discretion of the Secretary of State.
        (c‑1) Beginning January 1, 2003, each original or renewal Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card issued to a person under the age of 21 shall display the date upon which the person becomes 18 years of age and the date upon which the person becomes 21 years of age.
        (d) The Secretary of State may issue a Senior Citizen discount card, to any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois who is 60 years of age or older and who applies for such a card or renewal thereof. The Secretary of State shall charge no fee to issue such card. The card shall be issued in every county and applications shall be made available at, but not limited to, nutrition sites, senior citizen centers and Area Agencies on Aging. The applicant, upon receipt of such card and prior to its use for any purpose, shall have affixed thereon in the space provided therefor his signature or mark.
        (e) The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may designate on each Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card a space where the card holder may place a sticker or decal, issued by the Secretary of State, of uniform size as the Secretary may specify, that shall indicate in appropriate language that the card holder has renewed his or her Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑762, eff. 1‑1‑09; 95‑779, eff. 1‑1‑09; 96‑146, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑328, eff. 8‑11‑09; 96‑1231, eff. 7‑23‑10.)

        (15 ILCS 335/4A) (from Ch. 124, par. 24A)
        Sec. 4A. (a) "Disabled person" as used in this Act means any person who is, and who is expected to indefinitely continue to be, subject to any of the following five types of disabilities:
        Type One: Physical disability. A physical disability is a physical impairment, disease, or loss, which is of a permanent nature, and which substantially impairs normal physical ability or motor skills. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this provision necessary to determine the presence of a physical disability.
        Type Two: Developmental disability. A developmental disability is a disability which originates before the age of 18 years, and results in or has resulted in impairment similar to that caused by mental retardation and which requires services similar to those required by mentally retarded persons and which is attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other conditions or similar disorders. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this provision necessary to determine the presence of a developmental disability.
        Type Three: Visual disability. A visual disability is a disability resulting in complete absence of vision, or vision that with corrective glasses is so defective as to prevent performance of tasks or activities for which eyesight is essential. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a visual disability.
        Type Four: Hearing disability. A hearing disability is a disability resulting in complete absence of hearing, or hearing that with sound enhancing or magnifying equipment is so impaired as to require the use of sensory input other than hearing as the principal means of receiving spoken language. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a hearing disability.
        Type Five: Mental Disability. A mental disability is an emotional or psychological impairment or disease, which substantially impairs the ability to meet individual or societal needs. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this provision necessary to determine the presence of a mental disability.
        (b) For purposes of this Act, a disability shall be classified as follows: Class 1 disability: A Class 1 disability is any type disability which does not render a person unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity or which does not impair his ability to live independently or to perform labor or services for which he is qualified. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 1 disability. Class 1A disability: A Class 1A disability is a Class 1 disability which renders a person unable to walk 200 feet or more unassisted by another person or without the aid of a walker, crutches, braces, prosthetic device or a wheelchair or without great difficulty or discomfort due to the following impairments: neurologic, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, arthritic disorder, or the loss of function or absence of a limb or limbs. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 1A disability. Class 2 disability: A Class 2 disability is any type disability which renders a person unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity, which substantially impairs his ability to live independently without supervision or in‑home support services, or which substantially impairs his ability to perform labor or services for which he is qualified or significantly restricts the labor or services which he is able to perform. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 2 disability. Class 2A disability: A Class 2A disability is a Class 2 disability which renders a person unable to walk 200 feet or more unassisted by another person or without the aid of a walker, crutches, braces, prosthetic device or a wheelchair or without great difficulty or discomfort due to the following impairments: neurologic, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, arthritic disorder, blindness, or the loss of function or absence of a limb or limbs. The Secretary of State shall establish standards not inconsistent with this Section necessary to determine the presence of a Class 2A disability.
    (Source: P.A. 85‑354.)

        (15 ILCS 335/4B) (from Ch. 124, par. 24B)
        Sec. 4B. The Secretary of State shall coordinate and collect information about senior citizen programs and services to be included in the Senior Citizen discount directories. The Secretary of State shall also work towards the issuance of such directories statewide. Holders of a Senior Citizen discount card shall be entitled to any benefits granted to them by private persons or organizations. This Section does not require any person or organization to provide benefits to any card holder.
    (Source: P.A. 84‑131.)

        (15 ILCS 335/4C)
        Sec. 4C. Homeless person status. For the purposes of this Act, an individual's status as a "homeless person" may be verified by a human services, legal services, or other worker that has knowledge of the individual's housing status, including, but not limited to:
            (1) a homeless service agency receiving federal,
        State, county, or municipal funding to provide those services or otherwise sanctioned by local continuum of care;
            (2) an attorney licensed to practice in the State of
        Illinois;
            (3) a public school homeless liaison or school social
        worker; or
            (4) a human services provider funded by the State of
         Illinois to serve homeless or runaway youth, individuals with mental illness, or individuals with addictions.
        Individuals who are homeless must not be charged for
        this verification. The Secretary of State by rule shall establish standards and procedures consistent with this Section for waiver of the Illinois Identification Care fee based on homelessness, which shall include the name and address of the individual and the agency providing verification of homelessness. Any falsification of this official record is subject to penalty.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑183, eff. 7‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

        (15 ILCS 335/4D)
        Sec. 4D. Issuance of confidential identification cards.
        (a) Requirements for use of confidential identification cards. Confidential identification cards may be issued to local, state, and federal government agencies for bona fide law enforcement purposes. The identification cards may be issued in fictitious names and addresses, and may be used only in confidential, investigative, or undercover law enforcement operations.
        (b) Application procedures for confidential identification cards:
            (1) Applications by local, state, and federal
        government agencies for confidential identification cards must be made to the Secretary of State Police Department on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State Police Department.
            (2) The application form must include information,
        as specific as possible without compromising investigations or techniques, setting forth the need for the identification cards and the uses to which the identification cards will be limited.
            (3) The application form must be signed and verified
        by the local, state, or federal government agency head or designee.
            (4) Information maintained by the Secretary of State
        Police Department for confidential identification cards must show the fictitious names and addresses on all records subject to public disclosure. All other information concerning these confidential identification cards are exempt from disclosure unless the disclosure is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
        (c) Cancellation procedures for confidential
        identification cards:
            (1) The Secretary of State Police Department may
        cancel or refuse to renew confidential identification cards when they have reasonable cause to believe the cards are being used for purposes other than those set forth in the application form or authorized by this Section.
            (2) A government agency must request cancellation of
        confidential identification cards that are no longer required for the purposes for which they were issued.
            (3) Upon the request of the Secretary of State
        Police Department, all cancelled confidential identification cards must be promptly returned to the Secretary of State Police Department by the government agency to which they were issued.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑549, eff. 8‑17‑09; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

        (15 ILCS 335/5)(from Ch. 124, par. 25)
        Sec. 5. Applications. Any natural person who is a resident of the State of Illinois, may file an application for an identification card or for the renewal thereof, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary. Each original application shall be completed by the applicant in full and shall set forth the legal name, residence address and zip code, social security number, birth date, sex and a brief description of the applicant. The applicant shall be photographed and he shall also submit any other information as the Secretary may deem necessary or such documentation as the Secretary may require to determine the identity of the applicant. In addition to the residence address, the Secretary may allow the applicant to provide a mailing address. An applicant for a disabled persons card must also submit with each original or renewal application, on forms prescribed by the Secretary, such documentation as the Secretary may require, establishing that the applicant is a "disabled person" as defined in Section 4A of this Act, and setting forth the applicant's type and class of disability as set forth in Section 4A of this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑1231, eff. 7‑23‑10.)

        (15 ILCS 335/6)(from Ch. 124, par. 26)
        Sec. 6. Change of legal name or residence address.
        (a) Any person whose legal name has changed from the name on the card that he or she has been previously issued must apply for a corrected card within 30 days after the change.
        (b) Whenever a person holding a card has a change of his or her residence address, he or she shall, within 10 days after the change, notify the Secretary of State of the change in writing, and he or she may then obtain a corrected card.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑895, eff. 1‑1‑05.)

        (15 ILCS 335/6A) (from Ch. 124, par. 26A)
        Sec. 6A. Change in Disability. Whenever the type or class of disability of any person holding an Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card changes, such person shall within 60 days provide the Secretary of State, on forms provided by the Secretary, such documentation as the Secretary may require of that change, and shall set forth the type and class of disability thereafter applicable.
    (Source: P.A. 83‑1421.)

        (15 ILCS 335/7)(from Ch. 124, par. 27)
        Sec. 7. Duplicate and corrected cards.
        (a) In the event an identification card is lost or destroyed, or if there is a correction of legal name or residence address, or a change in the type or class of disability of a holder of a disabled person card, the person named on the card may apply for a duplicate or substitute card, or for a corrected card. Any application for a corrected card shall be accompanied by the original card being corrected.
        (b) The Secretary of State, having issued an identification card in error, may, upon written notice of at least 5 days to the person, require the person to appear at a Driver Services facility to have the identification card error corrected and a new identification card issued. The failure of the person to appear is grounds for cancellation of the person's identification card under Section 13 of this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑895, eff. 1‑1‑05.)

        (15 ILCS 335/8) (from Ch. 124, par. 28)
        Sec. 8. Expiration.
        (a) Every identification card issued hereunder, except to persons who have reached their 15th birthday, but are not yet 21 years of age, persons who are 65 years of age or older, and persons who are issued an Illinois disabled person identification card, shall expire 5 years from the ensuing birthday of the applicant and a renewal shall expire 5 years thereafter. Every original or renewal identification card issued to a person who has reached his or her 15th birthday, but is not yet 21 years of age shall expire 3 months after the person's 21st birthday.
        (b) Every original, renewal, or duplicate (i) identification card issued to a person who has reached his or her 65th birthday shall be permanent and need not be renewed and (ii) Illinois disabled person identification card issued to a qualifying person shall expire 10 years thereafter. The Secretary of State shall promulgate rules setting forth the conditions and criteria for the renewal of all Illinois disabled person identification cards.
    (Source: P.A. 91‑880, eff. 6‑30‑00.)

        (15 ILCS 335/9)(from Ch. 124, par. 29)
        Sec. 9. Renewal.
        (a) Any person having a valid identification card which expires on his or her 21st birthday, or which expires 3 months after his or her 21st birthday, may not apply for renewal of his or her existing identification card. A subsequent application filed by persons under this subsection, on or after their 21st birthday, shall be considered an application for a new card under Section 5 of this Act.
        (b) Any person having a valid identification card, except those under subsection (a), may apply for a one‑time renewal, in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State, within 30 days after the expiration of the identification card. A subsequent application filed by that person shall be considered an application for a new card under Section 5 of this Act. Any identification card renewed under this subsection shall be valid for 5 years after the expiration date of the identification card as originally issued under Section 5 of this Act. The Secretary of State, in his or her discretion, may provide that applications for the one‑time renewal under this subsection (b) may be made by telephone, mail, or the Internet, subject to any eligibility criteria and other requirements that the Secretary of State deems appropriate.
        (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the contrary, a person convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act may not renew his or her Illinois Identification Card or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card by telephone, mail, or the Internet.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑779, eff. 1‑1‑09.)

        (15 ILCS 335/10) (from Ch. 124, par. 30)
        Sec. 10. Signatures. Every application for a card or for renewal or for a duplicate or corrected card shall bear an affirmation by the applicant that all information set forth is true and correct.
    (Source: P.A. 79‑1161.)

        (15 ILCS 335/11)(from Ch. 124,

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