3-56-010  Definitions.
   For the purpose of this chapter:
   “Antique motor vehicle” means (1) a motor vehicle that is more than 25 years old, or a bona fide replica thereof, which is driven exclusively to and from antique shows, exhibitions or demonstrations, or for servicing, or (2) a fire-fighting vehicle that is more than 20 years old, which is used exclusively for exhibition, if such motor vehicle or bona fide replica thereof or fire- fighting vehicle is properly licensed as an antique vehicle by the State of Illinois, as evidenced by a current Antique Vehicle (“AV”) license plate.
   “Automobile rental” means any transfer of the possession or right of possession of an automobile to a user for a valuable consideration for a period of less than one year. “Automobile rental” does not include taxicab, jitney or livery service as defined in chapter 9-112 of this code.
   “Bus” means a motor vehicle designed for carrying more than ten passengers and used for the transportation of persons.
   “Chicago rental revenues” means all revenues derived from rental or leasing of vehicles in a rental fleet as computed for purposes of the Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax under chapter 3-32 of this code.
   “Commercial motor vehicle” means any motor vehicle for which a wheel tax license is required under this chapter and (i) which is marked or emblazoned with the name of a business or is otherwise represented as being used for the transportation of persons or property in the furtherance of any commercial or industrial enterprise, whether for hire or not for hire; or (ii) which is driven for profit or to transport property, merchandise or supplies of a commercial or industrial nature.
   The term “commercial motor vehicle” does not include commercial vehicles, as defined in Section 1-111.8 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, codified as 625 ILCS 5/1-111.8, as amended, which are registered pursuant to the International Registration Plan.
   “Larger passenger automobile” means a passenger automobile with a curb weight of at least 4,500 pounds, as determined by the vehicle's manufacturer.
   “Moped” means a vehicle capable of being powered by either the muscular power of man or as a motor vehicle at the discretion of the operator. For the purpose of licensing, a moped shall be licensed as a motor bicycle or motor tricycle.
   “Motor scooter” means a two-wheeled motor vehicle with a step-through frame.
   “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle propelled otherwise than by the muscular power of man or animal, except such as run on rails or tracks.
   “Motorcycle” means a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle. The term “motorcycle” includes, but is not limited to, motor bicycles, motor tricycles, motor scooters and mopeds.
   “National rental revenues” means the gross consideration for renting or leasing of vehicles at all locations in the United States, valued in money, whether received in money or otherwise. For purposes of this chapter, national rental revenues shall be determined without any deduction on account of the cost of the vehicles rented or leased, the cost of materials used or labor or service costs or any other cost or expense whatsoever, except for (1) taxes on rental transactions imposed on renters and separately charged to and collected from customers; (2) fuel charges to customers in connection with the rental of vehicles; and (3) insurance sold to customers in connection with the rental of vehicles.
   “Owner” includes a lessee, licensee, or bailee of a motor vehicle having the exclusive use thereof, under a lease or other similar contractual agreement for a period of not less than 30 days.
   “Recreational vehicle” means every motor vehicle originally designed or permanently converted and used for living quarters or for human habitation and not used as a commercial vehicle, as defined in Section 1-111.8 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, codified as 625 ILCS 5/1-111.8, as amended.
   “Rental fleet” means vehicles under common ownership and used in vehicle business.
   “Required purchase date” means the date, as set forth in rules and regulations duly promulgated by the city clerk, by which the owner of a motor vehicle or other vehicle subject to this chapter is required to obtain a wheel tax license emblem for such vehicle.
   “Residing within the city” or “resides in the city” means (i) maintaining a place of residence for oneself within the city; or (ii) owning, leasing, or otherwise controlling a place of business wherein motor vehicles or semi-trailers are stored, repaired, serviced, loaded, or unloaded within the city in connection with such business.
   “Semi-trailer” means a vehicle designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
   “Situs” or “base for a vehicle” or “based” means the place (i) from which a vehicle is principally dispatched to other locations, or (ii) where a vehicle is principally stored, garaged or maintained, or (iii) where the movements of a vehicle usually originate.
   “Smaller passenger automobile” means a passenger automobile with a curb weight of less than 4,500 pounds, as determined by the vehicle's manufacturer.
   “Tractor” means any motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.
   “Trailer” means a vehicle designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
   “Wheel tax license emblem” shall include any temporary or permanent wheel tax license sticker, transparent wheel tax license sticker, or any license tag, plate, or other license emblem, issued to a holder of any wheel tax license provided by this chapter or purchased by a holder of any wheel tax license provided by this chapter from the city clerk or any contractor or any of its vendors in accordance with Section 3-56-075 of this Code.
   Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as in any manner repealing or modifying any provision of the ordinances of the city relating to any particular business now being licensed by the city wherein motor vehicles or other vehicles are being used upon the public ways of the city.
(Prior code § 29-1; Amend Coun. J. 4-6-90, p. 13691; Amend Coun. J. 6-10-96, p. 22856; Amend Coun. J.7-2-97, p. 48683, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-03, p. 14216, § 3.1; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-07, p. 16793, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. III, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-28-11, p. 5048, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-13, p. 51189, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-14, p. 75830, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-20-16, p. 28845, § 1)