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 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois  Vehicle  Code  by  changing
 2    Section 11-208.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 11-208 as follows:

 7        (625 ILCS 5/11-208) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208)
 8        Sec. 11-208.  Powers of local authorities.
 9        (a)  The  provisions  of this Code shall not be deemed to
10    prevent  local  authorities  with  respect  to  streets   and
11    highways  under  their jurisdiction and within the reasonable
12    exercise of the police power from:
13             1.  Regulating the standing or parking of  vehicles,
14        except as limited by Section 11-1306 of this Act;
15             2.  Regulating  traffic  by means of police officers
16        or traffic control signals;
17             3.  Regulating   or   prohibiting   processions   or
18        assemblages on the highways;
19             4.  Designating  particular  highways   as   one-way
20        highways and requiring that all vehicles thereon be moved
21        in one specific direction;
22             5.  Regulating the speed of vehicles in public parks
23        subject to the limitations set forth in Section 11-604;
24             6.  Designating any highway as a through highway, as
25        authorized  in  Section  11-302,  and  requiring that all
26        vehicles stop before entering or  crossing  the  same  or
27        designating  any intersection as a stop intersection or a
28        yield  right-of-way  intersection   and   requiring   all
29        vehicles to stop or yield the right-of-way at one or more
30        entrances to such intersections;
31             7.  Restricting the use of highways as authorized in
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 1        Chapter 15;
 2             8.  Regulating   the   operation   of  bicycles  and
 3        requiring  the  registration  and  licensing   of   same,
 4        including the requirement of a registration fee;
 5             9.  Regulating   or   prohibiting   the  turning  of
 6        vehicles or specified types of vehicles at intersections;
 7             10.  Altering the  speed  limits  as  authorized  in
 8        Section 11-604;
 9             11.  Prohibiting U-turns;
10             12.  Prohibiting  pedestrian crossings at other than
11        designated and marked crosswalks or at intersections;
12             13.  Prohibiting   parking   during   snow   removal
13        operation;
14             14.  Imposing  fines  in  accordance  with   Section
15        11-1301.3  as  penalties  for  use  of  any parking place
16        reserved for persons with  disabilities,  as  defined  by
17        Section 1-159.1, or disabled veterans by any person using
18        a motor vehicle not bearing registration plates specified
19        in  Section  11-1301.1  or  a  special decal or device as
20        defined in Section 11-1301.2 as evidence that the vehicle
21        is operated by or  for  a  person  with  disabilities  or
22        disabled veteran;
23             15.  Adopting  such other traffic regulations as are
24        specifically authorized by this Code; or
25             16.  Enforcing the provisions of subsection  (f)  of
26        Section 3-413 of this Code or a similar local ordinance.
27        (b)  No ordinance or regulation enacted under subsections
28    1,  4,  5,  6,  7,  9, 10, 11 or 13 of paragraph (a) shall be
29    effective until signs giving reasonable notice of such  local
30    traffic regulations are posted.
31        (c)  The  provisions  of  this Code shall not prevent any
32    municipality  having  a  population  of   500,000   or   more
33    inhabitants  from  prohibiting  any  person  from  driving or
34    operating  any  motor  vehicle  upon  the  roadways  of  such
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 1    municipality with headlamps on high beam or bright.
 2        (d)  The provisions of this Code shall not be  deemed  to
 3    prevent  local  authorities within the reasonable exercise of
 4    their police power from prohibiting, on private property, the
 5    unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons  with
 6    disabilities.
 7        (e)  No  unit  of local government, including a home rule
 8    unit, may enact or enforce an ordinance that applies only  to
 9    motorcycles if the principal purpose for that ordinance is to
10    restrict  the access of motorcycles to any highway or portion
11    of a highway for which federal or State funds have been  used
12    for  the  planning,  design,  construction, or maintenance of
13    that highway.  No unit of local government, including a  home
14    rule  unit, may enact an ordinance requiring motorcycle users
15    to wear protective headgear.  Nothing in this subsection  (e)
16    shall  affect  the authority of a unit of local government to
17    regulate motorcycles  for  traffic  control  purposes  or  in
18    accordance  with  Section  12-602  of  this Code.  No unit of
19    local government, including a home rule  unit,  may  regulate
20    motorcycles  in  a  manner inconsistent with this Code.  This
21    subsection (e)  is  a  limitation  under  subsection  (i)  of
22    Section  6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the
23    concurrent  exercise  by  home  rule  units  of  powers   and
24    functions exercised by the State.
25    (Source: P.A.  90-106,  eff.  1-1-98;  90-513,  eff. 8-22-97;
26    90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

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