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Record #: SO2018-9195   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 1/23/2019
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 3-56 regarding waiver of Wheel Tax license emblem and replacement fees for U.S. military veterans
Sponsors: Valencia, Anna M., Moreno, Proco Joe, Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Thompson, Patrick D., Cardenas, George A., Quinn, Marty, Burke, Edward M., Lopez, Raymond A., Foulkes, Toni, O'Shea, Matthew J., Willie B. Cochran, Munoz, Ricardo, Tabares, Silvana, Scott, Jr. Michael, Solis, Daniel, Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Santiago, Milagros, Waguespack, Scott, Mell, Deborah, Villegas, Gilbert, Mitts, Emma, Sposato, Nicholas, Laurino, Margaret, Napolitano, Anthony V., Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Arena, John, Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Moore, Joseph, Silverstein, Debra L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 56 Wheel Tax Licenses
Attachments: 1. SO2018-9195.pdf, 2. O2018-9195.pdf

Wheel Tax license emblem and replacement fees for U.S. military veterans

Committee(s) Assignment:                     Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety

 

ORDINANCE

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

 

SECTION 1. Section 3-56-050 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck-through and inserting the language underscored, as follows:

3-56-050 Fees - Late fees.

(a)     £1)     Applicable license fees are as follows; provided, however, that each amount set forth in this subsection "a" shall be adjusted upwards, if applicable, for the term starting on January 1, 2014 and every two years thereafter by applying to it the rate of inflation over the two-year period ending on the most recent July 1, calculated based on the Consumer Price Index - Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (Chicago All Items) published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, as calculated by the Comptroller, communicated to the Clerk by the Comptroller, and published by the Clerk. Such adjustment shall take place on January 1 of the applicable year, and shall apply the overall rate of inflation, if any, for the two-year period ending on the most recent July 1. Provided further, that the amount of any such adjustment shall be capped at 105% of the fee being adjusted:

 

Vehicle

Fee

: Smaller passenger automobiles

$85.00

Larger passenger automobiles

; $135.00

 

(2)     The city clerk shall maintain a list of makes and models of passenger automobiles classified as "smaller" or "larger" for the purposes of this provision. The list shall be available for public Inspection at any time during the clerk's regular business hours.

 

Vehicle

Fee:

Smaller passenger automobiles, larger passenger automobiles or motorcycles only, not more than one motor vehicle, registered to a person 65 years of age or older, upon satisfactory proof of age and motor vehicle ownership .......

$30.00

Replacement passenger wheel tax license emblem registered
to a person 65 years of age or older, upon satisfactory proof of
age, proof of purchase and original damaged wheel tax license
emblem or police report of theft                      _                     

No Fee

Antique motor vehicles

$30.00

Motorcycles or neighborhood electric vehicles

$45.00

Municipally owned.vehicles

No fee

 

 

(Vehicles licensed to disabled veterans, purple heart veterans, or to persons who, while serving in the United States Armed Forces, were taken prisoner of. war .

No fee

Vehicles licensed to handicapped individuals

Handicapped Individual means every natural person who (1) has permanently lost the use of a leg or both legs or an arm or both arms or any combination thereof or any person who is so ' severely disabled as to be unable to move without the aid of crutches, tripod type cane, walker or a wheelchair; and (2) has a valid disability license plate issued by the Illinois Secretary of State

No fee

1

Tax-exempt organization-owned buses

No Fee

All other vehicles, including trucks, tractor-semitrailer units, motor buses and recreational vehicles;

 

16,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight or less

$200.00

Over 16,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight

$450.00

(3)     Standard veteran license pilot program; This pilot program will sunset on January 31. 2020.

 

Vehicle

Fee

Non-commercial smaller passenqer automobiles, larger

No fee

passenger automobiles, or mbtorcvcles. not more than one

 

motor vehicle, registered to a veteran with an Illinois Driver's

License or Illinois State-Identification Card with "VETERAN"

designation issued Drior to December 31. 2018. upon

satisfactory oroof of such veteran status and vehicle ownership •.

as set forth in rules promulgated bv the City Clerk                      '

Replacement passenger wheel tax license emblem reolstered

No fee

to a veteran with an Illinois Driver's License or Illinois State,

 

Identification Card with:'VETERAN" ;;desiQnation issued before:

December 31, 2018. upon satisfactory Droof of such veteran

status and vehicle ownership as set forth in rules promulgated

bv the Citv Clerk, proof of purchase, and original damaged

wheel tax license emblem or police report of theft

 

 

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

 

 

SECTION 2.  Section 3-56-070 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck-through and Inserting the language underscored, as follows:

3-56-070 Wheel tax license emblems.

Except as otherwise provided in Section 3-56-125(d) of this Code, the City Clerk or the City Clerk's designee shall deliver to the holder of any wheel tax license for any motor vehicle or other vehicle, a wheel tax license emblem, which shall bear the word "Chicago", and the

 

 

numerals designating: (i) the month in which such license expires, (ii) the year (s) in which such license expires, (iii) the names of the mayor and the City Clerk, (iv) the name of the class to which such vehicle belongs, and (v) a number identical with the number of such license. Such wheel tax license emblem may also bear information indicating residential parking permit zone, if applicable. In addition, wheel tax license emblems issued either to disabled veterans; Prisoner; of War veterans. Purple Heart veterans, or veterans with an Illinois Driver's License or Illinois State Identification Card with "VETERAN" designation, or-to-former prisoners of war, pursuant to Section 3-56-050, may bear the word "Veteran" or the letters "NFV."

 

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

 

SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take full force and effect upon its passage and publication.

Andrea M. Valencia, City Clerk