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Full Text of SB1929  98th General Assembly


Rep. Thaddeus Jones

Filed: 5/3/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1929 as follows:
3on page 1, line 5, by replacing "Section" with "Sections
411-1301.1 and"
5on page 1, below line 5, by inserting the following:
6    "(625 ILCS 5/11-1301.1)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.1)
7    Sec. 11-1301.1. Persons with disabilities - Parking
8privileges - Exemptions.
9    (a) A motor vehicle bearing registration plates issued to a
10person with disabilities, as defined by Section 1-159.1,
11pursuant to Section 3-616 or to a disabled veteran pursuant to
12subsection (a) of Section 3-609 or a special decal or device
13issued pursuant to Section 3-616 or pursuant to Section
1411-1301.2 of this Code or a motor vehicle registered in another
15jurisdiction, state, district, territory or foreign country



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1upon which is displayed a registration plate, special decal or
2device issued by the other jurisdiction designating the vehicle
3is operated by or for a person with disabilities shall be
4exempt from the payment of parking meter fees until January 1,
52014, and exempt from any statute or ordinance imposing time
6limitations on parking, except limitations of one-half hour or
7less, on any street or highway zone, a parking area subject to
8regulation under subsection (a) of Section 11-209 of this Code,
9or any parking lot or parking place which are owned, leased or
10owned and leased by a municipality or a municipal parking
11utility; and shall be recognized by state and local authorities
12as a valid license plate or parking device and shall receive
13the same parking privileges as residents of this State; but,
14such vehicle shall be subject to the laws which prohibit
15parking in "no stopping" and "no standing" zones in front of or
16near fire hydrants, driveways, public building entrances and
17exits, bus stops and loading areas, and is prohibited from
18parking where the motor vehicle constitutes a traffic hazard,
19whereby such motor vehicle shall be moved at the instruction
20and request of a law enforcement officer to a location
21designated by the officer.
22    (b) Any motor vehicle bearing registration plates or a
23special decal or device specified in this Section or in Section
243-616 of this Code or such parking device as specifically
25authorized in Section 11-1301.2 as evidence that the vehicle is
26operated by or for a person with disabilities or bearing



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1registration plates issued to a disabled veteran under
2subsection (a) of Section 3-609 may park, in addition to any
3other lawful place, in any parking place specifically reserved
4for such vehicles by the posting of an official sign as
5provided under Section 11-301. Parking privileges granted by
6this Section are strictly limited to the person to whom the
7special registration plates, special decal or device were
8issued and to qualified operators acting under his or her
9express direction while the person with disabilities is
10present. A person to whom privileges were granted shall, at the
11request of a police officer or any other person invested by law
12with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic, present
13an identification card with a picture as verification that the
14person is the person to whom the special registration plates,
15special decal or device was issued.
16    (c) Such parking privileges granted by this Section are
17also extended to motor vehicles of not-for-profit
18organizations used for the transportation of persons with
19disabilities when such motor vehicles display the decal or
20device issued pursuant to Section 11-1301.2 of this Code.
21    (d) No person shall use any area for the parking of any
22motor vehicle pursuant to Section 11-1303 of this Code or where
23an official sign controlling such area expressly prohibits
24parking at any time or during certain hours.
25    (e) Beginning January 1, 2014, a vehicle displaying a decal
26or device issued under subsection (c-5) of Section 11-1301.2 of



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1this Code shall be exempt from the payment of fees generated by
2parking in a metered space or in a publicly owned parking
3structure or area.
4(Source: P.A. 96-79, eff. 1-1-10; 97-845, eff. 1-1-13; 97-918,
5eff. 1-1-13; revised 8-23-12.)"; and
6on page 3, line 15, by replacing "structure or" with "structure
7or"; and
8on page 3, line 24, by replacing "or parking structures" with
9"or parking structures".