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HB0227 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT in relation to vehicles.

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

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 15-316 as follows:

 6        (625 ILCS 5/15-316) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-316)
 7        Sec.  15-316.  When  the  Department,  local authority or
 8    road district highway commissioner may restrict right to  use
 9    highways.
10        (a)  Local   authorities   and   road   district  highway
11    commissioners  with   respect   to   highways   under   their
12    jurisdiction  may  by  ordinance  or  resolution prohibit the
13    operation  of  vehicles  upon  any  such  highway  or  impose
14    restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon
15    any such highway, for a total period of not to exceed 90 days
16    in any one calendar year, whenever any said highway by reason
17    of deterioration, rain, snow,  or  other  climate  conditions
18    will  be  seriously  damaged  or  destroyed unless the use of
19    vehicles thereon is prohibited  or  the  permissible  weights
20    thereof reduced.
21        (b)  The   local   authority  or  road  district  highway
22    commissioner enacting any such ordinance or resolution  shall
23    erect or cause to be erected and maintained signs designating
24    the  provision  of the ordinance or resolution at each end of
25    that  portion  of  any  highway  affected  thereby,  and  the
26    ordinance or resolution shall not  be  effective  unless  and
27    until such signs are erected and maintained.
28        (c)  Local   authorities   and   road   district  highway
29    commissioners  with   respect   to   highways   under   their
30    jurisdiction  may  also, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit
31    the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles, or  may
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 1    impose  limitations  as  the  weight  thereof,  on designated
 2    highways,  which  prohibitions  and  limitations   shall   be
 3    designated by appropriate signs placed on such highways.
 4        (c-1)  (Blank).
 5        (d)  The  Department  shall  likewise  have  authority as
 6    hereinbefore granted to local authorities and  road  district
 7    highway  commissioners  to  determine  by  resolution  and to
 8    impose restrictions as to the  weight  of  vehicles  operated
 9    upon  any  highway under the jurisdiction of said department,
10    and such restrictions shall be effective  when  signs  giving
11    notice thereof are erected upon the highway or portion of any
12    highway affected by such resolution.
13        (d-1)  (Blank).
14        (d-2)  (Blank).
15        (d-3)  During  the  period beginning August 15 and ending
16    December 15 of any year, a motor vehicle  or  combination  of
17    motor  vehicles  with  a  gross  weight  not exceeding 80,000
18    pounds and up to 65 feet in overall length and 102 inches  in
19    width  hauling  agricultural  products may use highways under
20    the jurisdiction of local  authorities  or  a  road  district
21    highway commissioner to transport those agricultural products
22    from  the  field  to  grain  bins or a grain elevator or from
23    grain bins to a grain elevator, provided the motor vehicle or
24    combination of motor vehicles  uses  the  most  direct  route
25    available to reach its destination.
26        (e)  When  any  vehicle  is operated in violation of this
27    Section, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall  be  deemed
28    guilty  of  a violation and either the owner or the driver of
29    the vehicle may be prosecuted for the violation.  Any person,
30    firm, or corporation  convicted  of  violating  this  Section
31    shall  be fined $50 for any weight exceeding the posted limit
32    up to the axle or gross weight limit  allowed  a  vehicle  as
33    provided  for in subsections (a) or (b) of Section 15-111 and
34    $75 per every 500 pounds or fraction thereof for  any  weight
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 1    exceeding  that  which  is provided for in subsections (a) or
 2    (b) of Section 15-111.
 3        (f)  A municipality is authorized  to  enforce  a  county
 4    weight limit ordinance applying to county highways within its
 5    corporate limits and is entitled to the proceeds of any fines
 6    collected from the enforcement.
 7    (Source: P.A. 92-417, eff. 1-1-02.)