Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation may issue a hay harvesting permit authorizing the mowing and harvesting of hay on a specified right-of-way in this State. Provides that an owner or owner's designee has priority until July 30 of each year to receive a permit for the portion of right-of-way that is adjacent to the owner's land, and after July 30 of each year, a permit may be issued to an applicant that is not the owner of the land adjacent to the right-of-way for a maximum distance of 5 miles each year. Provides that the non-refundable application fee for every permit is $40, and all fees collected by the Department shall be deposited into the Road Fund. Provides for permit application requirements, including assumption of all liability for activities permitted by the Department and proof of liability insurance. Provides limitations on the use of the permit, cancellation procedures, and provides that the Department of Transportation may promulgate rules for the administration of the permit program. Effective immediately.