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Illinois Law (1/1/16) - Illegal to park in EV space if not refueling

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  1. scottf200

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    #1 scottf200, Jan 3, 2016
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    Public Act 099-0172
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=099-0172

    (b) It shall be prohibited to park a non-electric vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station designated for use by electric vehicles, including an electric vehicle charging station on any private or public offstreet parking facility. A person may park only an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station space designated for use by electric vehicles.


    Public Act 099-0172
    HB0198 EnrolledLRB099 05192 RJF 25222 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 adding
    Section 11-1308 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1308 new)
    Sec. 11-1308. Unauthorized use of parking places reserved
    for electric vehicles.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section: "Electric vehicle" means a battery-powered electric vehicle operated solely by electricity or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that operates on electricity and gasoline and has a battery that can be recharged from an external source. "Electric vehicle charging station" means any facility or equipment that is used to charge a battery or other energy storage device of an electric vehicle.







    (b) It shall be prohibited to park a non-electric vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station designated for use by electric vehicles, including an electric vehicle charging station on any private or public offstreet parking facility. A person may park only an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station space designated for use by electric vehicles.





    (c) Any person or local authority owning or operating any public or private offstreet parking facility may, after notifying the police or sheriff's department, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety any non-electric vehicle parked within an electric vehicle charging station space designated for use by electric vehicles.






    (d) It shall not be a defense to a charge under this Section that the sign or notice posted at the electric vehicle charging station or the designated parking space does not comply with applicable rules, regulations, or local ordinances, if a reasonable person would be made aware by the sign or notice on or near the parking space that the space is reserved for electric vehicles.






    (e) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of subsection (b) shall be fined $75 in addition to any costs or charges connected with the removal or storage of the non-electric vehicle; but municipalities by ordinance may impose a fine up to $100.




    Effective Date: 1/1/2016
     
  2. swaltner

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    I do like section (d) on this law. I get annoyed at people that say they can ignore signs banning certain behaviors because the font on the sign isn't the correct, that the coloring is the wrong Pantone hue of a color, the slash on the "no ...." Sign is pointing the wrong direction, or some other garbage. The sign says don't do ...., so don't do it!
     

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