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Full Text of HB3721  96th General Assembly


Rep. Renée Kosel

Filed: 3/24/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3721, AS AMENDED, by
3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
6 changing Section 12-602.1 as follows:
7     (625 ILCS 5/12-602.1)
8     Sec. 12-602.1. Excessive engine braking noise signs.
9     (a) A county or municipality may post signs that prohibit
10 the driver of a commercial vehicle, as defined in Section
11 1-111.8 of this Code, from operating or actuating any engine
12 braking system that emits excessive noise. The Department of
13 Transportation may erect and maintain the signs on interstate
14 highways near weigh stations that are adjacent to residential
15 areas or communities.
16     (b) The sign shall state, "EXCESSIVE ENGINE BRAKING NOISE



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1 PROHIBITED". The Department of Transportation shall adopt
2 rules providing for the erection and placement of these signs.
3     (c) This Section does not apply to the use of an engine
4 braking system that has an adequate sound muffling system in
5 proper working order that prevents excessive noise.
6     (d) It is a defense to this Section that the driver used an
7 engine braking system that emits excessive noise in an
8 emergency to avoid a collision with a person or another vehicle
9 on the highway.
10     (e) A violation of this Section is an equipment violation
11 punishable by a fine of $75.
12 (Source: P.A. 94-756, eff. 1-1-07.)".