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Public Act 095-0193


 

Public Act 0193 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 095-0193
 
HB0226 Enrolled LRB095 04506 DRH 24559 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Motor Fuel Sales Act is amended by changing
Section 2 as follows:
 
    (815 ILCS 365/2)  (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1502)
    Sec. 2. Assistance at stations with self-service and
full-service islands.
    (a) Any attendant on duty at a gasoline station or service
station offering to the public retail sales of motor fuel at
both self-service and full-service islands described in
Section 1 shall, upon request, dispense motor fuel for the
driver of a car which is parked at a self-service island and
displays: (1) (a) registration plates issued to a physically
disabled person pursuant to Section 3-616 of the Illinois
Vehicle Code; or (2) (b) registration plates issued to a
disabled veteran pursuant to Section 3-609 of such Code; or (3)
(c) a special decal or device issued pursuant to Section
11-1301.2 of such Code; and shall only charge such driver
prices as offered to the general public for motor fuel
dispensed at the self-service island. However, such attendant
shall not be required to perform other services which are
offered at the full-service island.
    (b) Gasoline stations and service stations in this State
are subject to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and
must:
        (1) provide refueling assistance upon the request of an
    individual with a disability; (A gasoline station or
    service station is not required to provide such service at
    any time that it is operating on a remote control basis
    with a single employee, but is encouraged to do so, if
    feasible.)
        (2) let patrons know, through appropriate signs, that
    customers with disabilities can obtain refueling
    assistance by either honking or otherwise signaling an
    employee; and
        (3) provide the refueling assistance without any
    charge beyond the self-serve price.
    (c) The signage required under paragraph (2) of subsection
(b) shall be designated by the station owner and shall be
posted in a prominently visible place. The sign shall be
clearly visible to customers.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall provide to persons with
disabilities information regarding the availability of
refueling assistance under this Section by the following
methods:
        (1) by posting information about that availability on
    the Secretary of State's Internet website, along with a
    link to the Department of Human Services website; and
        (2) by publishing a brochure containing information
    about that availability, which shall be made available at
    all Secretary of State offices throughout the State.
    (e) The Department of Human Services shall post on its
Internet website information regarding the availability of
refueling assistance for persons with disabilities and the
addresses and telephone numbers of all gasoline and service
stations in Illinois.
    (f) A person commits a Class C misdemeanor if he or she
telephones a gasoline station or service station to request
refueling assistance and he or she:
        (1) is not actually physically present at the gasoline
    or service station; or
        (2) is physically present at the gasoline or service
    station but does not actually require refueling
    assistance.
    (g) The Department of Transportation shall work in
cooperation with appropriate representatives of gasoline and
service station trade associations and the petroleum industry
to increase the signage at gasoline and service stations on
interstate highways in this State with regard to the
availability of refueling assistance for persons with
disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 84-877.)
 
    (815 ILCS 365/1 rep.)
    Section 10. The Motor Fuel Sales Act is amended by
repealing Section 1.

Effective Date: 1/1/2008