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Public Act 099-0172





Public Act 099-0172
HB0198 EnrolledLRB099 05192 RJF 25222 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by adding
Section 11-1308 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1308 new)
    Sec. 11-1308. Unauthorized use of parking places reserved
for electric vehicles.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Electric vehicle" means a battery-powered electric
vehicle operated solely by electricity or a plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle that operates on electricity and gasoline and
has a battery that can be recharged from an external source.
    "Electric vehicle charging station" means any facility or
equipment that is used to charge a battery or other energy
storage device of an electric vehicle.
    (b) It shall be prohibited to park a non-electric vehicle
in an electric vehicle charging station designated for use by
electric vehicles, including an electric vehicle charging
station on any private or public offstreet parking facility. A
person may park only an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle
charging station space designated for use by electric vehicles.
    (c) Any person or local authority owning or operating any
public or private offstreet parking facility may, after
notifying the police or sheriff's department, remove or cause
to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety
any non-electric vehicle parked within an electric vehicle
charging station space designated for use by electric vehicles.
    (d) It shall not be a defense to a charge under this
Section that the sign or notice posted at the electric vehicle
charging station or the designated parking space does not
comply with applicable rules, regulations, or local
ordinances, if a reasonable person would be made aware by the
sign or notice on or near the parking space that the space is
reserved for electric vehicles.
    (e) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of
subsection (b) shall be fined $75 in addition to any costs or
charges connected with the removal or storage of the
non-electric vehicle; but municipalities by ordinance may
impose a fine up to $100.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016