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(815 ILCS 365/2)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1502)
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 shall, upon request, dispense motor fuel for the driver of a car which is
parked at a self-service island and displays: (1) registration plates issued to
a person with a physical disability pursuant to Section 3-616 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code; (2) registration plates issued to a veteran with a disability pursuant
to Section 3-609 or 3-609.01 of such Code; or (3) 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 on duty at the motor fuel site, but is encouraged to do so, if feasible.);
(2) by January 1, 2014, provide and display at least
one ADA compliant motor fuel dispenser with a direct telephone number to the station that allows an operator of a motor vehicle who has a disability to request refueling assistance, with the telephone number posted in close proximity to the International Symbol of Accessibility required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, however, if the station does not have at least one ADA compliant motor fuel dispenser, the station must display on at least one motor fuel dispenser a direct telephone number to the station that allows an operator of a motor vehicle who has a disability to request refueling assistance; 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.
(d-5) On its Internet website, the Department of Agriculture shall maintain a list of gasoline and service stations that are required to report to the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Weights and Measures. The list shall include the addresses and telephone numbers of the gasoline and service stations. The Department of Agriculture shall provide the Department of Human Services with a link to this website information.
(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 link to the list of gasoline and service stations provided by the Department of Agriculture.
(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.
(h) If an owner of a gas station or service station is found by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Weights and Measures, to be in violation of this Act, the owner shall pay an administrative fine of $250. Any moneys collected by the Department shall be deposited into the Motor Fuel and Petroleum Standards Fund. The Department of Agriculture shall have the same authority and powers as provided for in the Motor Fuel and Petroleum Standards Act in enforcing this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-44, eff. 1-1-16; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)