Public Act 096-1033
HB4775 EnrolledLRB096 16767 AJT 32067 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Boat Registration and Safety Act is amended
by changing Section 4-11 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 45/4-11)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 314-11)
    Sec. 4-11. Engine Lanyard cut-off switch.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Engine cut-off switch link" means the lanyard or wireless
cut-off device used to attach the motorboat operator to the
engine cut-off switch installed on the motorboat.
    "Engine cut-off switch" means an operational emergency
cut-off engine stop switch installed on a motorboat that
attaches to a motorboat operator by an engine cut-off switch
    (b) No person may operate any motor boat, including
personal watercraft or specialty prop-craft, which is equipped
with an a lanyard type engine cut-off switch while the engine
is running and the motorboat is underway without verifying that
the engine cut-off switch is operational and fully-functional
        (1) the engine cut-off switch link is properly attached
    to his or her person, clothing or worn PFD, as appropriate
    for the specific vessel; or
        (2) activating the wireless cut-off system.
unless such lanyard is properly attached to his or her person,
clothing or worn PFD, as appropriate for the specific vessel.
(Source: P.A. 87-798.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/14/2010