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90_HB0995 625 ILCS 5/6-507 from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-507 Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that the waiver from the commercial driver's license requirement applies to farmers operating any truck-tractor semitrailer combination (with conditions) hauling agricultural products, implements of husbandry, or farm supplies over distances not exceeding 150 miles. Effective immediately. LRB9002874NTsbA LRB9002874NTsbA 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code by changing 2 Sections 6-507. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 6 changing Section 6-507 as follows: 7 (625 ILCS 5/6-507) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-507) 8 Sec. 6-507. Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Required. 9 (a) Except as expressly permitted by this UCDLA, or when 10 driving pursuant to the issuance of a commercial driver 11 instruction permit and accompanied by the holder of a CDL 12 valid for the vehicle being driven; no person shall drive a 13 commercial motor vehicle on the highways unless the person 14 has been issued, and is in the immediate possession of, a CDL 15 bearing all applicable endorsements valid for type or 16 classification of the commercial vehicle being driven. 17 (b) Except as otherwise provided by this Code, no person 18 may drive a commercial motor vehicle on the highways while 19 such person's driving privilege, license or permit is: 20 (1) Suspended, revoked, cancelled, or subject to 21 disqualification. Any person convicted of violating this 22 provision or a similar provision of this or any other 23 state shall have their driving privileges revoked under 24 paragraph 12 of subsection (a) of Section 6-205 of this 25 Code. 26 (2) Subject to or in violation of an 27 "out-of-service" order. Any person who has been issued a 28 CDL and is convicted of violating this provision or a 29 similar provision of any other state shall be 30 disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle 31 under subsection (i) of Section 6-514 of this Code. -2- LRB9002874NTsbA 1 (3) Subject to or in violation of an "out of 2 service" order and while transporting passengers or 3 hazardous materials. Any person who has been issued a 4 CDL and is convicted of violating this provision or a 5 similar provision of this or any other state shall be 6 disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle 7 under subsection (i) of Section 6-514 of this Code. 8 (c) Pursuant to the options provided to the States by 9 FHWA Docket No. MC-88-8, the driver of any motor vehicle 10 controlled or operated by or for a farmer is waived from the 11 requirements of this Section, when such motor vehicle is 12 being used to transport: agricultural products; implements 13 of husbandry; or farm supplies; as long as such movement is 14 not over 150 air miles from the originating farm.
However,15 This waiver does not apply to the driver of any truck-tractor16 semitrailer combination(s) nor to the driver of any other17 motor vehicle being used in a common or contract carrier type 18 operation. However, for those drivers of any truck-tractor 19 semitrailer combination or combinations, this waiver shall 20 apply only when the driver is 18 years of age or more and the 21 driver has successfully completed any tests that the 22 Secretary of State deems necessary. 23 In addition, the driver of any motor vehicle controlled 24 or operated by or for a farmer who operates a truck-tractor 25 semitrailer combination or combinations pursuant to this 26 waiver shall be granted all of the rights and shall be 27 subject to all of the duties and restrictions applicable to 28 the driver who possesses a commercial driver's license issued 29 under Article V of the Illinois Vehicle Code, except that the 30 driver shall not be subject to any additional duties and 31 restrictions contained in Part 382 of the Federal Motor 32 Carrier Safety Regulations that are not otherwise imposed 33 under Article V. 34 (d) Any person convicted of violating this Section, -3- LRB9002874NTsbA 1 shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. 2 (e) Any person convicted of violating paragraph (b) of 3 this Section, shall have all driving privileges revoked by 4 the Secretary of State. 5 (f) This Section shall not apply to: 6 (1) A person who currently holds a valid Illinois 7 driver's license, for the type of vehicle being operated, 8 until the expiration of such license or April 1, 1992, 9 whichever is earlier; or 10 (2) A non-Illinois domiciliary who is properly 11 licensed in another State, until April 1, 1992. A 12 non-Illinois domiciliary, if such domiciliary is properly 13 licensed in another State or foreign jurisdiction, until 14 April 1, 1992. 15 (Source: P.A. 89-245, eff. 1-1-96.) 16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 17 becoming law.
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