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Full Text of HB5439  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Antonio Muñoz

Filed: 3/18/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5439 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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 on any street
10or highway of this State.
11    (a-5) No person shall engage in a street sideshow on any
12street or highway of this State.
13    (b) No owner of any vehicle shall acquiesce in or permit
14his or her vehicle to be used by another for the purpose of
15street racing or a street sideshow.
16    (b-5) A person may not knowingly interfere with or cause



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1the movement of traffic to slow or stop for the purpose of
2facilitating street racing or a street sideshow.
3    (c) For the purposes of this Section, the following words
4shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
5    "Acquiesce" or "permit" means actual knowledge that the
6motor vehicle was to be used for the purpose of street racing.
7    "Motor vehicle stunt" includes, but is not limited to,
8operating a vehicle in a manner that causes the vehicle to
9slide or spin, driving within the proximity of a gathering of
10persons, performing maneuvers to demonstrate the performance
11capability of the motor vehicle, or maneuvering the vehicle in
12an attempt to elicit a reaction from a gathering of persons.
13    "Street racing" means:
14        (1) The operation of 2 or more vehicles from a point
15    side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive
16    attempt to outdistance each other; or
17        (2) The operation of one or more vehicles over a
18    common selected course, each starting at the same point,
19    for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power
20    of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a
21    certain distance or time limit; or
22        (3) The use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to
23    outgain or outdistance another vehicle; or
24        (4) The use of one or more vehicles to prevent another
25    vehicle from passing; or
26        (5) The use of one or more vehicles to arrive at a



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1    given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles; or
2        (6) The use of one or more vehicles to test the
3    physical stamina or endurance of drivers over
4    long-distance driving routes.
5    "Street sideshow" means an event in which one or more
6vehicles block or impede traffic on a street or highway, for
7the purpose of performing unauthorized motor vehicle stunts,
8motor vehicle speed contests, or motor vehicle exhibitions of
10    (d) Penalties.
11        (1) Any person who is convicted of a violation of
12    subsection (a), (a-5), or (b-5) shall be guilty of a Class
13    A misdemeanor for the first offense and shall be subject
14    to a minimum fine of $250. Any person convicted of a
15    violation of subsection (a), (a-5), or (b-5) a second or
16    subsequent time shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and
17    shall be subject to a minimum fine of $500. The driver's
18    license of any person convicted of subsection (a) shall be
19    revoked in the manner provided by Section 6-205 of this
20    Code.
21        (2) Any person who is convicted of a violation of
22    subsection (b) shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
23    Any person who is convicted of subsection (b) for a second
24    or subsequent time shall be guilty of a Class A
25    misdemeanor.
26        (3) Every person convicted of committing a violation



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1    of subsection (a) of this Section shall be guilty of
2    aggravated street racing if the person, in committing a
3    violation of subsection (a) was involved in a motor
4    vehicle accident that resulted in great bodily harm or
5    permanent disability or disfigurement to another, where
6    the violation was a proximate cause of the injury.
7    Aggravated street racing is a Class 4 felony for which the
8    defendant, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment shall be
9    sentenced to not less than one year nor more than 12 years.
10(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08.)".