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Full Text of HB4866  97th General Assembly


Rep. Sidney H. Mathias

Filed: 5/1/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4866 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Motor Fuel Sales Act is amended by changing
5Section 2 as follows:
6    (815 ILCS 365/2)  (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1502)
7    Sec. 2. Assistance at stations with self-service and
8full-service islands.
9    (a) Any attendant on duty at a gasoline station or service
10station offering to the public retail sales of motor fuel at
11both self-service and full-service islands shall, upon
12request, dispense motor fuel for the driver of a car which is
13parked at a self-service island and displays: (1) registration
14plates issued to a physically disabled person pursuant to
15Section 3-616 of the Illinois Vehicle Code; (2) registration
16plates issued to a disabled veteran pursuant to Section 3-609



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1or 3-609.01 of such Code; or (3) a special decal or device
2issued pursuant to Section 11-1301.2 of such Code; and shall
3only charge such driver prices as offered to the general public
4for motor fuel dispensed at the self-service island. However,
5such attendant shall not be required to perform other services
6which are offered at the full-service island.
7    (b) Gasoline stations and service stations in this State
8are subject to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and
10        (1) provide refueling assistance upon the request of an
11    individual with a disability (A gasoline station or service
12    station is not required to provide such service at any time
13    that it is operating on a remote control basis with a
14    single employee on duty at the motor fuel site, but is
15    encouraged to do so, if feasible.);
16        (2) provide and display at least one ADA compliant
17    motor fuel dispenser with a direct telephone number to the
18    station that allows a disabled operator of a motor vehicle
19    to request refueling assistance, with the telephone number
20    posted in close proximity to the International Symbol of
21    Accessibility required by the federal Americans with
22    Disabilities Act let patrons know, through appropriate
23    signs, that customers with disabilities can obtain
24    refueling assistance by either honking or otherwise
25    signaling an employee; and
26        (3) provide the refueling assistance without any



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1    charge beyond the self-serve price.
2    In conformity with the federal Americans with Disabilities
3Act, the actions required under paragraph (2) of this
4subsection by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly
5must be taken when any construction or alterations are made to
6the facility in question.
7    (c) The signage required under paragraph (2) of subsection
8(b) shall be designated by the station owner and shall be
9posted in a prominently visible place. The sign shall be
10clearly visible to customers.
11    (d) The Secretary of State shall provide to persons with
12disabilities information regarding the availability of
13refueling assistance under this Section by the following
15        (1) by posting information about that availability on
16    the Secretary of State's Internet website, along with a
17    link to the Department of Human Services website; and
18        (2) by publishing a brochure containing information
19    about that availability, which shall be made available at
20    all Secretary of State offices throughout the State.
21    (e) The Department of Human Services shall post on its
22Internet website information regarding the availability of
23refueling assistance for persons with disabilities and the
24addresses and telephone numbers of all gasoline and service
25stations in Illinois.
26    (f) A person commits a Class C misdemeanor if he or she



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1telephones a gasoline station or service station to request
2refueling assistance and he or she:
3        (1) is not actually physically present at the gasoline
4    or service station; or
5        (2) is physically present at the gasoline or service
6    station but does not actually require refueling
7    assistance.
8    (g) The Department of Transportation shall work in
9cooperation with appropriate representatives of gasoline and
10service station trade associations and the petroleum industry
11to increase the signage at gasoline and service stations on
12interstate highways in this State with regard to the
13availability of refueling assistance for persons with
15    (h) If an owner or operator of a gas station or service
16station is found by the Illinois Department of Agriculture,
17Bureau of Weights and Measures, to be in violation of this Act,
18the owner or operator shall pay an administrative fine of $250.
19Any moneys collected by the Department shall be deposited into
20the Weights and Measures Fund.
21(Source: P.A. 95-167, eff. 1-1-08; 95-193, eff. 1-1-08; 95-876,
22eff. 8-21-08.)".