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Public Act 099-0242





Public Act 099-0242
HB3944 EnrolledLRB099 08147 RJF 28297 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 12-218 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/12-218 new)
    Sec. 12-218. Auxiliary accent lighting on motorcycles.
    (a) A motorcycle registered in this State may be equipped
with, and a person operating the motorcycle may use, standard
bulb running lights or light–emitting diode (L.E.D.) pods and
strips as auxiliary lighting with the intent of protecting the
    (b) Auxiliary lighting authorized under subsection (a) of
this Section:
        (1) shall not project a beam of light of an intensity
    greater than 25 candlepower or its equivalent from a single
    lamp or single light-emitting diode (L.E.D.);
        (2) shall not be directed horizontally;
        (3) shall be so directed that no part of the beam will
    strike the level of the surface on which the motorcycle
    stands at a distance of more than 10 feet from the
        (4) shall be directed towards the ground;
        (5) shall not emit red or blue light;
        (6) shall not be:
            (A) blinking;
            (B) flashing;
            (C) oscillating; or
            (D) rotating; and
        (7) shall not be attached to the wheels of the
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/3/2015