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Public Act 101-0123


 

Public Act 0123 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0123
 
HB0245 EnrolledLRB101 04047 TAE 49055 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 11-208 and by adding Sections 1-144.01, 1-144.02, and
11-1412.3 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/1-144.01 new)
    Sec. 1-144.01. Mobile carrying device.
    (a) An electrically powered device that:
        (1) is operated by a mobile carrying device operator on
    sidewalks and crosswalks and intended primarily for
    transporting personal property;
        (2) weighs less than 90 pounds, excluding cargo;
        (3) has a maximum speed of 12.5 miles per hour;
        (4) is equipped with a technology to transport personal
    property with the active monitoring of a property owner;
    and
        (5) is primarily designed to remain within 10 feet of
    the personal property owner.
    (b) A mobile carrying device is not considered a vehicle
unless expressly defined by law as a vehicle.
 
    (625 ILCS 5/1-144.02 new)
    Sec. 1-144.02. Mobile carrying device operator. A person
exercising control over the mobile carrying device.
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-208)   (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208)
    Sec. 11-208. Powers of local authorities.
    (a) The provisions of this Code shall not be deemed to
prevent local authorities with respect to streets and highways
under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of
the police power from:
        1. Regulating the standing or parking of vehicles,
    except as limited by Sections 11-1306 and 11-1307 of this
    Act;
        2. Regulating traffic by means of police officers or
    traffic control signals;
        3. Regulating or prohibiting processions or
    assemblages on the highways; and certifying persons to
    control traffic for processions or assemblages;
        4. Designating particular highways as one-way highways
    and requiring that all vehicles thereon be moved in one
    specific direction;
        5. Regulating the speed of vehicles in public parks
    subject to the limitations set forth in Section 11-604;
        6. Designating any highway as a through highway, as
    authorized in Section 11-302, and requiring that all
    vehicles stop before entering or crossing the same or
    designating any intersection as a stop intersection or a
    yield right-of-way intersection and requiring all vehicles
    to stop or yield the right-of-way at one or more entrances
    to such intersections;
        7. Restricting the use of highways as authorized in
    Chapter 15;
        8. Regulating the operation of mobile carrying
    devices, bicycles, low-speed electric bicycles, and
    low-speed gas bicycles, and requiring the registration and
    licensing of same, including the requirement of a
    registration fee;
        9. Regulating or prohibiting the turning of vehicles or
    specified types of vehicles at intersections;
        10. Altering the speed limits as authorized in Section
    11-604;
        11. Prohibiting U-turns;
        12. Prohibiting pedestrian crossings at other than
    designated and marked crosswalks or at intersections;
        13. Prohibiting parking during snow removal operation;
        14. Imposing fines in accordance with Section
    11-1301.3 as penalties for use of any parking place
    reserved for persons with disabilities, as defined by
    Section 1-159.1, or veterans with disabilities by any
    person using a motor vehicle not bearing registration
    plates specified in Section 11-1301.1 or a special decal or
    device as defined in Section 11-1301.2 as evidence that the
    vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or
    a veteran with a disability;
        15. Adopting such other traffic regulations as are
    specifically authorized by this Code; or
        16. Enforcing the provisions of subsection (f) of
    Section 3-413 of this Code or a similar local ordinance.
    (b) No ordinance or regulation enacted under paragraph 1,
4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 or 13 of subsection (a) shall be effective
until signs giving reasonable notice of such local traffic
regulations are posted.
    (c) The provisions of this Code shall not prevent any
municipality having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants
from prohibiting any person from driving or operating any motor
vehicle upon the roadways of such municipality with headlamps
on high beam or bright.
    (d) The provisions of this Code shall not be deemed to
prevent local authorities within the reasonable exercise of
their police power from prohibiting, on private property, the
unauthorized use of parking spaces reserved for persons with
disabilities.
    (e) No unit of local government, including a home rule
unit, may enact or enforce an ordinance that applies only to
motorcycles if the principal purpose for that ordinance is to
restrict the access of motorcycles to any highway or portion of
a highway for which federal or State funds have been used for
the planning, design, construction, or maintenance of that
highway. No unit of local government, including a home rule
unit, may enact an ordinance requiring motorcycle users to wear
protective headgear. Nothing in this subsection (e) shall
affect the authority of a unit of local government to regulate
motorcycles for traffic control purposes or in accordance with
Section 12-602 of this Code. No unit of local government,
including a home rule unit, may regulate motorcycles in a
manner inconsistent with this Code. This subsection (e) is a
limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of
the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home
rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
    (e-5) The City of Chicago may enact an ordinance providing
for a noise monitoring system upon any portion of the roadway
known as Lake Shore Drive. Twelve months after the installation
of the noise monitoring system, and any time after the first
report as the City deems necessary, the City of Chicago shall
prepare a noise monitoring report with the data collected from
the system and shall, upon request, make the report available
to the public. For purposes of this subsection (e-5), "noise
monitoring system" means an automated noise monitor capable of
recording noise levels 24 hours per day and 365 days per year
with computer equipment sufficient to process the data.
    (e-10) A unit of local government, including a home rule
unit, may not enact an ordinance prohibiting the use of
Automated Driving System equipped vehicles on its roadways.
Nothing in this subsection (e-10) shall affect the authority of
a unit of local government to regulate Automated Driving System
equipped vehicles for traffic control purposes. No unit of
local government, including a home rule unit, may regulate
Automated Driving System equipped vehicles in a manner
inconsistent with this Code. For purposes of this subsection
(e-10), "Automated Driving System equipped vehicle" means any
vehicle equipped with an Automated Driving System of hardware
and software that are collectively capable of performing the
entire dynamic driving task on a sustained basis, regardless of
whether it is limited to a specific operational domain. This
subsection (e-10) is a limitation under subsection (i) of
Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the
concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions
exercised by the State.
    (f) A municipality or county designated in Section 11-208.6
may enact an ordinance providing for an automated traffic law
enforcement system to enforce violations of this Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance and imposing liability
on a registered owner or lessee of a vehicle used in such a
violation.
    (g) A municipality or county, as provided in Section
11-1201.1, may enact an ordinance providing for an automated
traffic law enforcement system to enforce violations of Section
11-1201 of this Code or a similar provision of a local
ordinance and imposing liability on a registered owner of a
vehicle used in such a violation.
    (h) A municipality designated in Section 11-208.8 may enact
an ordinance providing for an automated speed enforcement
system to enforce violations of Article VI of Chapter 11 of
this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
    (i) A municipality or county designated in Section 11-208.9
may enact an ordinance providing for an automated traffic law
enforcement system to enforce violations of Section 11-1414 of
this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance and
imposing liability on a registered owner or lessee of a vehicle
used in such a violation.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-209, eff. 1-1-18;
100-257, eff. 8-22-17; 100-352, eff. 6-1-18; 100-863, eff.
8-14-18.)
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1412.3 new)
    Sec. 11-1412.3. Ownership and operation of a mobile
carrying device.
    (a) A mobile carrying device may be operated on a sidewalk
or crosswalk so long as all of the following requirements are
met:
        (1) the mobile carrying device is operated in
    accordance with the local ordinances, if any, established
    by the local authority governing where the mobile carrying
    device is operated;
        (2) a personal property owner is actively monitoring
    the operation and navigation of the mobile carrying device;
    and
        (3) the mobile carrying device is equipped with a
    braking system that enables the mobile carrying device to
    perform a controlled stop.
    (b) A mobile carrying device operator may not do any of the
following:
        (1) fail to comply with traffic or pedestrian control
    devices and signals;
        (2) unreasonably interfere with pedestrians or
    traffic;
        (3) transport a person; or
        (4) operate on a street or highway, except when
    crossing the street or highway within a crosswalk.
    (c) A mobile carrying device operator has the rights and
obligations applicable to a pedestrian under the same
circumstances, and shall ensure that a mobile carrying device
shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian on a sidewalk or
within a crosswalk.
    (d) A personal property owner may not utilize a mobile
carrying device to transport hazardous materials.
    (e) A personal property owner may not utilize a mobile
carrying device unless the person complies with this Section.
    (f) A mobile carrying device operator who is not a natural
person shall register with the Secretary of State.
    (g) No contract seeking to exempt a mobile carrying device
operator from liability for injury, loss, or death caused by a
mobile carrying device shall be valid, and contractual
provisions limiting the choice of venue or forum, shortening
the statute of limitations, shifting the risk to the user,
limiting the availability of class actions, or obtaining
judicial remedies shall be invalid and unenforceable.
    (h) A violation of this Section is a petty offense.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/26/2019