Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Creates a new violation for drivers that operate a motor vehicles while holding an animal in their lap. Makes violating this Section a petty offense with a fine not to exceed $25. Prevents law enforcement officers from stopping or searching vehicles for violations or suspected violations of this Section.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with substantially similar provisions.. Prohibits drivers from holding an animal in their lap while driving unless the driver is operating a commercial motor vehicle or agricultural motor vehicle. Provides that a violation of this Section is a petty offense with a fine not to exceed $25. Provides that law enforcement officers may not stop a vehicle or search its contents or driver solely for violating this prohibition on animals riding in a driver's lap.