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Full Text of HB1539  98th General Assembly


Rep. Kenneth Dunkin

Filed: 3/25/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1539 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Sections 11-203 and 11-208 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-203)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-203)
7    Sec. 11-203. Obedience to police officers. No person shall
8wilfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or
9direction of any police officer, fireman, person authorized by
10a local authority to direct traffic, or school crossing guard
11invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate
12traffic. Any person convicted of violating this Section is
13guilty of a petty offense and shall be subject to a mandatory
14fine of $150.
15(Source: P.A. 90-749, eff. 1-1-99.)



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1    (625 ILCS 5/11-208)   (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208)
2    Sec. 11-208. Powers of local authorities.
3    (a) The provisions of this Code shall not be deemed to
4prevent local authorities with respect to streets and highways
5under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of
6the police power from:
7        1. Regulating the standing or parking of vehicles,
8    except as limited by Sections 11-1306 and 11-1307 of this
9    Act;
10        2. Regulating traffic by means of police officers or
11    traffic control signals;
12        3. Regulating or prohibiting processions or
13    assemblages on the highways; and certifying persons to
14    control traffic for processions or assemblages;
15        4. Designating particular highways as one-way highways
16    and requiring that all vehicles thereon be moved in one
17    specific direction;
18        5. Regulating the speed of vehicles in public parks
19    subject to the limitations set forth in Section 11-604;
20        6. Designating any highway as a through highway, as
21    authorized in Section 11-302, and requiring that all
22    vehicles stop before entering or crossing the same or
23    designating any intersection as a stop intersection or a
24    yield right-of-way intersection and requiring all vehicles
25    to stop or yield the right-of-way at one or more entrances
26    to such intersections;



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1        7. Restricting the use of highways as authorized in
2    Chapter 15;
3        8. Regulating the operation of bicycles and requiring
4    the registration and licensing of same, including the
5    requirement of a registration fee;
6        9. Regulating or prohibiting the turning of vehicles or
7    specified types of vehicles at intersections;
8        10. Altering the speed limits as authorized in Section
9    11-604;
10        11. Prohibiting U-turns;
11        12. Prohibiting pedestrian crossings at other than
12    designated and marked crosswalks or at intersections;
13        13. Prohibiting parking during snow removal operation;
14        14. Imposing fines in accordance with Section
15    11-1301.3 as penalties for use of any parking place
16    reserved for persons with disabilities, as defined by
17    Section 1-159.1, or disabled veterans by any person using a
18    motor vehicle not bearing registration plates specified in
19    Section 11-1301.1 or a special decal or device as defined
20    in Section 11-1301.2 as evidence that the vehicle is
21    operated by or for a person with disabilities or disabled
22    veteran;
23        15. Adopting such other traffic regulations as are
24    specifically authorized by this Code; or
25        16. Enforcing the provisions of subsection (f) of
26    Section 3-413 of this Code or a similar local ordinance.



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1    (b) No ordinance or regulation enacted under subsections 1,
24, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 or 13 of paragraph (a) shall be effective
3until signs giving reasonable notice of such local traffic
4regulations are posted.
5    (c) The provisions of this Code shall not prevent any
6municipality having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants
7from prohibiting any person from driving or operating any motor
8vehicle upon the roadways of such municipality with headlamps
9on high beam or bright.
10    (d) The provisions of this Code shall not be deemed to
11prevent local authorities within the reasonable exercise of
12their police power from prohibiting, on private property, the
13unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons with
15    (e) No unit of local government, including a home rule
16unit, may enact or enforce an ordinance that applies only to
17motorcycles if the principal purpose for that ordinance is to
18restrict the access of motorcycles to any highway or portion of
19a highway for which federal or State funds have been used for
20the planning, design, construction, or maintenance of that
21highway. No unit of local government, including a home rule
22unit, may enact an ordinance requiring motorcycle users to wear
23protective headgear. Nothing in this subsection (e) shall
24affect the authority of a unit of local government to regulate
25motorcycles for traffic control purposes or in accordance with
26Section 12-602 of this Code. No unit of local government,



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1including a home rule unit, may regulate motorcycles in a
2manner inconsistent with this Code. This subsection (e) is a
3limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of
4the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home
5rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
6    (f) A municipality or county designated in Section 11-208.6
7may enact an ordinance providing for an automated traffic law
8enforcement system to enforce violations of this Code or a
9similar provision of a local ordinance and imposing liability
10on a registered owner or lessee of a vehicle used in such a
12    (g) A municipality or county, as provided in Section
1311-1201.1, may enact an ordinance providing for an automated
14traffic law enforcement system to enforce violations of Section
1511-1201 of this Code or a similar provision of a local
16ordinance and imposing liability on a registered owner of a
17vehicle used in such a violation.
18    (h) A municipality designated in Section 11-208.8 may enact
19an ordinance providing for an automated speed enforcement
20system to enforce violations of Article VI of Chapter 11 of
21this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
22(Source: P.A. 96-478, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1256, eff. 1-1-11; 97-29,
23eff. 1-1-12; 97-672, eff. 7-1-12.)".