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 1        AN ACT concerning public accomodations.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 1.  Short title. This Act may  be  cited  as  the
 5    Motorcyclist Public Accommodation Act.

 6        Section  5.  Definition.  As  used in this Act, "place of
 7    public  accommodation"  means  a   business,   accommodation,
 8    refreshment,  entertainment,  recreation,  or  transportation
 9    facility  of  any kind, whether licensed or not, whose goods,
10    services,    facilities,    privileges,    advantages,     or
11    accommodations are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made
12    available  to  the  public.   By  way  of example, but not of
13    limitation,  "place   of   public   accommodation"   includes
14    facilities  of  the  following  types:  inns, hotels, motels,
15    restaurants,   cafes,   eating    establishments,    taverns,
16    roadhouses, barber shops, department stores, clothing stores,
17    shoe  stores,  bathrooms, restrooms, theaters, skating rinks,
18    parking lots and garages, golf courses  and  driving  ranges,
19    concerts,  cemeteries,  railroads,  buses,  airplanes, street
20    cars, boats, swimming  pools,  and  other  places  of  public
21    accommodation and amusement.

22        Section 10.  Violation.
23        (a)  It  is  a  violation  of  this Act for any person to
24    restrict an individual's access to, admission to, or use of a
25    place of public accommodation solely because  the  individual
26    operates a motorcycle.
27        (b)  This   Section  does  not  prohibit  a  person  from
28    restricting an individual's access to, admission to,  or  use
29    of  a  place of public accommodation because the individual's
30    conduct poses a risk to the health, safety,  or  property  of
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 1    another.

 2        Section 15.  Penalty.
 3        (a)  A  person  who  violates  this  Act  commits a petty
 4    offense.
 5        (b)  In addition to  any  other  penalties  that  may  be
 6    imposed  for  a  violation of this Act, a person whose access
 7    to, admission to, or use of a place of  public  accommodation
 8    is  restricted because of a violation of this Act is entitled
 9    to the following relief in a civil action against the  person
10    who committed the violation:
11             (1)  either  (i)  actual  damages  or (ii) statutory
12        damages  of  $500,  whichever  is   greater,   for   each
13        violation;
14             (2)  appropriate  injunctive relief to enjoin future
15        violations; and
16             (3)  costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
17        (c)  Each day that a violation of this  Act  takes  place
18    constitutes  a  separate  violation for purposes of assessing
19    penalties or damages.

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