Public Act 094-0304
SB1119 Enrolled LRB094 04788 DRH 34817 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 12-610.5 and adding Section 18c-7406 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/12-610.5)
    Sec. 12-610.5. Registration Tinted registration plate
    (a) In this Section, "registration plate cover" means any
tinted, colored, painted, marked, clear, or illuminated object
that is designed to:
        (1) cover any of the characters of a motor vehicle's
    registration plate; or
        (2) distort a recorded image of any of the characters
    of a motor vehicle's registration plate recorded by an
    automated red light enforcement system as defined in
    Section 1-105.5 of this Code or recorded by an automated
    traffic control system as defined in Section 15 of the
    Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction
    or Maintenance Zones Act.
    (b) (a) It shall be unlawful to operate any motor vehicle
that is equipped with tinted plastic or tinted glass
registration plate covers.
    (c) A person may not sell or offer for sale a registration
plate cover.
    (d) A person may not advertise for the purpose of promoting
the sale of registration plate covers.
    (e) (b) A violation of this Section or a similar provision
of a local ordinance shall be an offense against laws and
ordinances regulating the movement of traffic.
(Source: P.A. 89-245, eff. 1-1-96.)
    (625 ILCS 5/18c-7406 new)
    Sec. 18c-7406. Closure of at-grade crossings; bicycle and
pedestrian trails. When considering the closure of an at-grade
railroad crossing to public use, the Commission shall consider
the status of the crossing as an element of a bicycle and
pedestrian trail funded under the federal Transportation
Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and its successor
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law, except that the changes to Section 12-610.5 of
the Illinois Vehicle Code take effect on January 1, 2006.