Public Act 096-0279
Public Act 0279 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Recreational Trails of Illinois Act is
amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
(20 ILCS 862/15)
Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Fund.
(a) The Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Fund is created as a
special fund in the
Money from federal, State,
and private sources may be
deposited into the Fund.
assessed by the Department of Natural Resources for citations
off-highway vehicle operators shall be deposited into
Fund. All interest accrued on the Fund shall be deposited
into the Fund.
(b) All money in the Fund shall be used, subject to
appropriation, by the
Department for the following
(1) Grants for construction of off-highway vehicle
recreational trails on
county, municipal, other units of
local government, or private lands where a
the construction is shown.
(2) Grants for maintenance and construction of
trails on federal
where permitted by law.
(3) Grants for development of off-highway vehicle
trail-side facilities in
by the National Recreational Trails Advisory Committee.
(4) Grants for acquisition of property from willing
the objective of a trail cannot be accomplished by other
(5) Grants for development of urban off-highway
vehicle trail linkages
near homes and
(6) Grants for maintenance of existing off-highway
maintenance of trails across snow.
(7) Grants for restoration of areas damaged by usage of
recreational trails and
(8) Grants for provision of features that facilitate
the access and use of
off-highway vehicle trails
(9) Grants for acquisition of easements for
off-highway vehicle trails or
(10) Grants for a rider education and safety program.
(11) Administration, enforcement, planning, and
implementation of this Act
11-1427 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Of the money used from the Fund for the purposes set forth
subsection, at least 92% shall be allocated for
motorized recreation and not more than 8% shall be used by the
Department for administration, enforcement, planning, and
implementation of this Act or diverted from the Fund,
notwithstanding any other law to the contrary adopted after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General
shall establish, by rule, measures to
verify that recipients of money from
the Fund comply with the
specified conditions for the use of the money.
(c) The Department may not use the money from the Fund for
(1) Condemnation of any kind of interest in property.
(2) Construction of any recreational trail on National
land for motorized uses unless those lands
have been allocated for uses other than wilderness by an
forest land and resource management plan or have
been released to uses
other than wilderness by an Act of
the construction is otherwise consistent
with the management
direction in the approved land and
resource management plan.
(3) Construction of motorized recreational trails on
Department owned or
(d) The Department shall establish a program to administer
grants from the
Fund to units of local government,
not-for-profit organizations, and
other groups to operate,
maintain, and acquire land for off-highway vehicle
are open and accessible to the public.
(Source: P.A. 95-670, eff. 10-11-07.)
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Sections 11-1426.1, 11-1427.2, and 11-1427.3 and by
adding Sections 1-123.9 and 1-148.3m as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/1-123.9 new)
A vehicle specifically designed
and intended for the purposes of transporting one or more
persons and their golf clubs or maintenance equipment while
engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the play of golf,
or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a public or
private golf course.
(625 ILCS 5/1-148.3m new)
electric-powered, four-wheeled motor vehicle (or a
self-propelled, gasoline-powered, four-wheeled motor vehicle
with an engine displacement under 1,200 cubic centimeters) that
is capable of attaining in one mile a speed of more than 20
miles per hour, but not more than 25 miles per hour, and which
conforms to federal regulations under Title 49 C.F.R. Part
(625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1)
vehicles on streets, roads, and highways.
(a) As used in this Section,
"non-highway vehicle" means a
motor vehicle not specifically designed to be used on a public
(1) an all-terrain vehicle, as defined by Section
1-101.8 of this Code;
(2) a golf cart, as defined by Section 1-123.9;
(3) a neighborhood vehicle, as defined by Section
(4) an off-highway motorcycle, as defined by Section
"neighborhood vehicle" means a self-propelled, electronically
powered four-wheeled motor vehicle (or a self-propelled,
gasoline-powered four-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine
displacement under 1,200 cubic centimeters) which is capable of
attaining in one mile a speed of more than 20 miles per hour,
but not more than 25 miles per hour, and which conforms to
federal regulations under Title 49 C.F.R. Part 571.500.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it is
for any person to drive or operate a
upon any street, highway, or roadway in
this State. If the operation of a
vehicle is authorized under subsection (d), the
vehicle may be operated only on streets where the
posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. This
subsection (b) does not prohibit a
vehicle from crossing a road or street at an intersection where
the road or street has a posted speed limit of more than 35
miles per hour.
(b-5) A person may not operate a
vehicle upon any street, highway, or roadway in this State
unless he or she has a valid Illinois driver's license issued
in his or her name by the Secretary of State.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c-5), no
person operating a
vehicle shall make
a direct crossing upon or across any highway under the
jurisdiction of the State, tollroad,
interstate highway, or
controlled access highway in this State.
(c-5) A person may make a direct crossing at an
intersection controlled by a traffic light or 4-way stop sign
upon or across a highway under the jurisdiction of the State if
the speed limit on the highway is 35 miles per hour or less at
the place of crossing.
(d) A municipality, township, county, or other unit of
local government may authorize, by ordinance or resolution, the
vehicles on roadways
under its jurisdiction if the unit of local government
determines that the public safety will not be jeopardized. The
Department may authorize
the operation of
vehicles on the roadways under its jurisdiction if
the Department determines that the public safety will not be
Before permitting the operation of
vehicles on its roadways,
township, county, other unit of local government, or the
Department must consider the volume, speed, and character of
traffic on the roadway and determine whether
vehicles may safely travel on or cross the
roadway. Upon determining that
vehicles may safely operate on a roadway and the adoption of an
ordinance or resolution by a municipality, township, county, or
other unit of local government, or authorization by the
Department, appropriate signs shall be posted.
If a roadway is under the jurisdiction of more than one
unit of government,
vehicles may not
be operated on the roadway unless each
unit of government
agrees and takes action as provided in this subsection.
vehicle may be operated on
a roadway unless, at a minimum, it has
the following: brakes, a
steering apparatus, tires, a rearview mirror, red
reflectorized warning devices in the front and rear, a slow
moving emblem (as required of other vehicles in Section 12-709
of this Code) on the rear of the
vehicle, a headlight that emits a white light visible from a
distance of 500 feet to the front, a tail lamp that emits a
light visible from at least 100 feet from the rear, brake
lights, and turn signals. When operated on a roadway, a
vehicle shall have its headlight and
tail lamps lighted as required by Section 12-201 of this Code.
(f) A person who drives or is in actual physical control of
vehicle on a roadway while under the
influence is subject to Sections 11-500 through 11-502 of this
(g) Any person who operates a non-highway vehicle on a
street, highway, or roadway shall be subject to the mandatory
insurance requirements under Article VI of Chapter 7 of this
(Source: P.A. 94-298, eff. 1-1-06; 95-150, 8-14-07; 95-414,
eff. 8-24-07; 95-575, eff. 8-31-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-1427.2)
Special all-terrain vehicle or off-highway
event. Nothing contained in Section
or 11-1427.1 shall be
authority of this State from designating a special all-terrain
off-highway motorcycle event.
In such case the
provisions of Sections
and 11-1427.1 shall
highways under the jurisdiction of that
(Source: P.A. 90-287, eff. 1-1-98.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-1427.3)
Rules for all-terrain vehicles and
The Department of Natural Resources
may adopt rules to implement and
administer the provisions of
11-1427, 11-1427.1, and
(Source: P.A. 94-47, eff. 1-1-06.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-1426 rep.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-1428 rep.)
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
repealing Sections 11-1426 and 11-1428.
Effective Date: 1/1/2010