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Full Text of HB2361  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-208 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-208)   (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208)
7    Sec. 11-208. Powers of local authorities.
8    (a) The provisions of this Code shall not be deemed to
9prevent local authorities with respect to streets and highways
10under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of
11the police power from:
12        1. Regulating the standing or parking of vehicles,
13    except as limited by Sections 11-1306 and 11-1307 of this
14    Act;
15        2. Regulating traffic by means of police officers or
16    traffic control signals;
17        3. Regulating or prohibiting processions or
18    assemblages on the highways; and certifying persons to
19    control traffic for processions or assemblages;
20        4. Designating particular highways as one-way highways
21    and requiring that all vehicles thereon be moved in one
22    specific direction;
23        5. Regulating the speed of vehicles in public parks



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1    subject to the limitations set forth in Section 11-604;
2        6. Designating any highway as a through highway, as
3    authorized in Section 11-302, and requiring that all
4    vehicles stop before entering or crossing the same or
5    designating any intersection as a stop intersection or a
6    yield right-of-way intersection and requiring all vehicles
7    to stop or yield the right-of-way at one or more entrances
8    to such intersections;
9        7. Restricting the use of highways as authorized in
10    Chapter 15;
11        8. Regulating the operation of bicycles and requiring
12    the registration and licensing of same, including the
13    requirement of a registration fee;
14        9. Regulating or prohibiting the turning of vehicles or
15    specified types of vehicles at intersections;
16        10. Altering the speed limits as authorized in Section
17    11-604;
18        11. Prohibiting U-turns;
19        12. Prohibiting pedestrian crossings at other than
20    designated and marked crosswalks or at intersections;
21        13. Prohibiting parking during snow removal operation;
22        14. Imposing fines in accordance with Section
23    11-1301.3 as penalties for use of any parking place
24    reserved for persons with disabilities, as defined by
25    Section 1-159.1, or veterans with disabilities by any
26    person using a motor vehicle not bearing registration



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1    plates specified in Section 11-1301.1 or a special decal or
2    device as defined in Section 11-1301.2 as evidence that the
3    vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or
4    a veteran with a disability;
5        15. Adopting such other traffic regulations as are
6    specifically authorized by this Code; or
7        16. Enforcing the provisions of subsection (f) of
8    Section 3-413 of this Code or a similar local ordinance.
9    (b) No ordinance or regulation enacted under subsections 1,
104, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 or 13 of paragraph (a) shall be effective
11until signs giving reasonable notice of such local traffic
12regulations are posted.
13    (c) The provisions of this Code shall not prevent any
14municipality having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants
15from prohibiting any person from driving or operating any motor
16vehicle upon the roadways of such municipality with headlamps
17on high beam or bright.
18    (d) The provisions of this Code shall not be deemed to
19prevent local authorities within the reasonable exercise of
20their police power from prohibiting, on private property, the
21unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons with
23    (e) No unit of local government, including a home rule
24unit, may enact or enforce an ordinance that applies only to
25motorcycles if the principal purpose for that ordinance is to
26restrict the access of motorcycles to any highway or portion of



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1a highway for which federal or State funds have been used for
2the planning, design, construction, or maintenance of that
3highway. No unit of local government, including a home rule
4unit, may enact an ordinance requiring motorcycle users to wear
5protective headgear. Nothing in this subsection (e) shall
6affect the authority of a unit of local government to regulate
7motorcycles for traffic control purposes or in accordance with
8Section 12-602 of this Code. No unit of local government,
9including a home rule unit, may regulate motorcycles in a
10manner inconsistent with this Code. This subsection (e) is a
11limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of
12the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home
13rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
14    (e-5) The City of Chicago may enact an ordinance providing
15for a noise monitoring system upon any portion of the roadway
16known as Lake Shore Drive. Twelve months after the installation
17of the noise monitoring system, and any time after the first
18report as the City deems necessary, the City of Chicago shall
19prepare a noise monitoring report with the data collected from
20the system and shall, upon request, make the report available
21to the public. For purposes of this subsection (e-5), "noise
22monitoring system" means an automated noise monitor capable of
23recording noise levels 24 hours per day and 365 days per year
24with computer equipment sufficient to process the data.
25    (f) A municipality or county designated in Section 11-208.6
26may enact an ordinance providing for an automated traffic law



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1enforcement system to enforce violations of this Code or a
2similar provision of a local ordinance and imposing liability
3on a registered owner or lessee of a vehicle used in such a
5    (g) A municipality or county, as provided in Section
611-1201.1, may enact an ordinance providing for an automated
7traffic law enforcement system to enforce violations of Section
811-1201 of this Code or a similar provision of a local
9ordinance and imposing liability on a registered owner of a
10vehicle used in such a violation.
11    (h) A municipality designated in Section 11-208.8 may enact
12an ordinance providing for an automated speed enforcement
13system to enforce violations of Article VI of Chapter 11 of
14this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
15    (i) A municipality or county designated in Section 11-208.9
16may enact an ordinance providing for an automated traffic law
17enforcement system to enforce violations of Section 11-1414 of
18this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance and
19imposing liability on a registered owner or lessee of a vehicle
20used in such a violation.
21(Source: P.A. 98-396, eff. 1-1-14; 98-556, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756,
22eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.