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Public Act 101-0481


 

Public Act 0481 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0481
 
HB2669 EnrolledLRB101 06249 TAE 51275 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 3-809 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/3-809)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-809)
    Sec. 3-809. Farm machinery, exempt vehicles and fertilizer
spreaders; registration fee.
    (a) Vehicles of the second division having a corn sheller,
a well driller, hay press, clover huller, feed mixer and
unloader, or other farm machinery permanently mounted thereon
and used solely for transporting the same, farm wagon type
trailers having a fertilizer spreader attachment permanently
mounted thereon, having a gross weight of not to exceed 36,000
pounds and used only for the transportation of bulk fertilizer,
and farm wagon type tank trailers of not to exceed 3,000
gallons capacity, used during the liquid fertilizer season as
field-storage "nurse tanks" supplying the fertilizer to a field
applicator and moved on highways only for bringing the
fertilizer from a local source of supply to farm or field or
from one farm or field to another, or used during the lime
season and moved on the highways only for bringing from a local
source of supply to farm or field or from one farm or field to
another, shall be registered upon the filing of a proper
application and the payment of a registration fee of $13 per
2-year registration period. This registration fee of $13 shall
be paid in full and shall not be reduced even though such
registration is made after the beginning of the registration
period.
    (b) Vehicles exempt from registration under the provisions
of subsection A of Section 3-402 of this Code, as amended,
except those vehicles required to be registered under
subsection (c) of this Section, may, at the option of the
owner, be identified as exempt vehicles by displaying
registration plates issued by the Secretary of State. The owner
thereof may apply for such permanent, non-transferable
registration plates upon the filing of a proper application and
the payment of a registration fee of $13. The application for
and display of such registration plates for identification
purposes by vehicles exempt from registration shall not be
deemed as a waiver or rescission of its exempt status, nor make
such vehicle subject to registration. Nothing in this Section
prohibits the towing of another vehicle by the exempt vehicle
if the towed vehicle:
        (i) does not exceed the registered weight of 8,000
    pounds;
        (ii) is used exclusively for transportation to and from
    the work site;
        (iii) is not used for carrying counter weights or other
    material related to the operation of the exempt vehicle
    while under tow; and
        (iv) displays proper and current registration plates.
    (c) Any single unit self-propelled agricultural fertilizer
implement, designed for both on and off road use, equipped with
flotation tires and otherwise specially adapted for the
application of plant food materials or agricultural chemicals,
desiring to be operated upon the highways ladened with load
shall be registered upon the filing of a proper application and
payment of a registration fee of $250. The registration fee
shall be paid in full and shall not be reduced even though such
registration is made during the second half of the registration
year. These vehicles shall, whether loaded or unloaded, be
limited to a maximum gross weight of 36,000 pounds, restricted
to a highway speed of not more than 30 miles per hour and a
legal width of not more than 12 feet. Such vehicles shall be
limited to the furthering of agricultural or horticultural
pursuits and in furtherance of these pursuits, such vehicles
may be operated upon the highway, within a 50-mile radius of
their point of loading as indicated on the written or printed
statement required by the Illinois Fertilizer Act of 1961, for
the purpose of moving plant food materials or agricultural
chemicals to the field, or from field to field, for the sole
purpose of application.
    No single unit self-propelled agricultural fertilizer
implement, designed for both on and off road use, equipped with
flotation tires and otherwise specially adapted for the
application of plant food materials or agricultural chemicals,
having a width of more than 12 feet or a gross weight in excess
of 36,000 pounds, shall be permitted to operate upon the
highways ladened with load.
    Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of subsection
(c) of this Section, the owner or the driver of such vehicle
shall be deemed guilty of a petty offense and either may be
prosecuted for such violation.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020