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Full Text of HB5439  102nd 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
5changing Section 11-506 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-506)
7    Sec. 11-506. Street racing; aggravated street racing;
8street sideshows.
9    (a) No person shall engage in street racing or street
10sideshows on any street or highway of this State.
11    (b) No owner of any vehicle shall acquiesce in or permit
12his or her vehicle to be used by another for the purpose of
13street racing or street sideshows.
14    (b-5) A person may not knowingly cause the movement of
15traffic to slow or stop for the purpose of facilitating street
16racing or a street sideshow.
17    (c) For the purposes of this Section, the following words
18shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
19    "Acquiesce" or "permit" means actual knowledge that the
20motor vehicle was to be used for the purpose of street racing.
21    "Street racing" means:
22        (1) The operation of 2 or more vehicles from a point
23    side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive



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1    attempt to outdistance each other; or
2        (2) The operation of one or more vehicles over a
3    common selected course, each starting at the same point,
4    for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power
5    of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a
6    certain distance or time limit; or
7        (3) The use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to
8    outgain or outdistance another vehicle; or
9        (4) The use of one or more vehicles to prevent another
10    vehicle from passing; or
11        (5) The use of one or more vehicles to arrive at a
12    given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles; or
13        (6) The use of one or more vehicles to test the
14    physical stamina or endurance of drivers over
15    long-distance driving routes.
16    "Street sideshow" means an event in which one or more
17vehicles block or impede traffic on a street or highway, for
18the purpose of performing unauthorized motor vehicle stunts,
19motor vehicle speed contests, or motor vehicle exhibitions of
21    (d) Penalties.
22        (1) Any person who is convicted of a violation of
23    subsection (a) or (b-5) shall be guilty of a Class A
24    misdemeanor for the first offense and shall be subject to
25    a minimum fine of $250. Any person convicted of a
26    violation of subsection (a) or (b-5) a second or



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1    subsequent time shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and
2    shall be subject to a minimum fine of $500. The driver's
3    license of any person convicted of subsection (a) for
4    street racing shall be revoked in the manner provided by
5    Section 6-205 of this Code.
6        (2) Any person who is convicted of a violation of
7    subsection (b) shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
8    Any person who is convicted of subsection (b) for a second
9    or subsequent time shall be guilty of a Class A
10    misdemeanor.
11        (3) Every person convicted of committing a violation
12    of subsection (a) of this Section for street racing shall
13    be guilty of aggravated street racing if the person, in
14    committing a violation of subsection (a) was involved in a
15    motor vehicle accident that resulted in great bodily harm
16    or permanent disability or disfigurement to another, where
17    the violation was a proximate cause of the injury.
18    Aggravated street racing is a Class 4 felony for which the
19    defendant, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment shall be
20    sentenced to not less than one year nor more than 12 years.
21(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08.)