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Neighborhood Services Act compromise finally reached June 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 310 During one of the briefest legislative sessions in recent memory, the General Assembly ended a four-month controversy over whether illegally transporting firearms should be considered a felony or misdemeanor in Illinois.
Excessive speeders slowed by Class A misdemeanor penalty ; P.A. 91-469 April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 Pursuant to Public Act 91-469, "[a] person who drives a vehicle ... at a speed that is 40 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit" commits a Class A misdemeanor.
Illinois attempts to keep drugs out of state January 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 As of January 1, 2000, Illinois drivers who own or operate vehicles containing hidden compartments may be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Public Act 91-359 amends the Vehicle Code by making it illegal to own or operate a motor vehicle when a person knows the vehicle contains a false or secret compartment.
Sound amplification statute found unconstitutional January 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On November 18, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court s finding that the sound amplification statute, known as section 12-611 of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/12-611 (West 1999)), is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.
Lighted head lamps required on every motor vehicle from sunset to sunrise ; P.A. 91-130 December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 Public Act 91-130 amends 625 ILCS 5/12-201 to require all motor vehicles except motorcycles to ''exhibit at least 2 lighted head lamps ... during the period from sunset to sunrise ...''
Parking of vehicle with expired registration prohibited on public thoroughfare ; P.A. 91-487 December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 Public Act 91-487 creates 625 ILCS 5/11-1304.5, which prohibits parking a motor vehicle with an expired Illinois registration on a public thoroughfare.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath September 1999 Column, Page 454 "Same part of the body'' rule update.
New Procedures for Motor Vehicle Inspections December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 On September 28, 1998 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted 24 amendments and added 16 new subsections to section 276. 35 Ill Adm Code 276.