103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 2/10/2023, by Sen. Mike Simmons
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
625 ILCS 5/15-103
from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-103
625 ILCS 5/15-107
from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-107
625 ILCS 5/15-116
625 ILCS 5/15-316
from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-316
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that local authorities
with respect to highways under their jurisdiction may also, by ordinance
or resolution, prohibit the operation of trucks or other commercial
vehicles, or may impose limitations as the weight, height, or length
(rather than only weight) thereof, which prohibitions and limitations
shall be marked by appropriate signs placed on such highways. Establishes
that an agency or instrumentality of the State of Illinois or any unit of
local government shall not be required to widen or otherwise alter a
non-designated highway (regardless of its date of construction) to
accommodate truck-tractor-semitrailer combinations. Provides that each
unit of local government may (rather than shall) report to the Department
of Transportation any limitations prohibiting the operation of vehicles
imposed by ordinance or resolution in the unit of local government's
non-designated highway system. Makes conforming changes.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Sections 15-103, 15-107, 15-116, and 15-316 as
(625 ILCS 5/15-103)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-103)
Height of vehicles.
Except as provided in
Section 15-316, the
height of a vehicle from the under side
of the tire to the top of
the vehicle, inclusive of load, shall
not exceed 13 feet,
6 inches on any highway in the State.
A person convicted of violating this Section is subject to
provided in paragraph (b) of Section 15-113.
(Source: P.A. 92-417, eff. 1-1-02.)
(625 ILCS 5/15-107)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-107)
Length of vehicles.
(a) The maximum length of a single vehicle on any highway
of this State
may not exceed 42 feet except the following:
(2) Charter or regulated route buses may be up to 45
feet in length, not
including energy absorbing bumpers.
(a-1) A motor home as defined in Section 1-145.01 may be up