Law to Support ATV Owners Passes Illinois Senate

Published 03/05 2014 07:02PM

Updated 03/05 2014 07:12PM

ATV owners would be protected when using their vehicles on private property under a bill, sponsored by State Senator Dave Koehler of Peoria which passed the Illinois Senate Wednesday. A flawed 2012 law failed to differentiate between golf carts, vehicles used by people with disabilities and ATV's used in state and local parks and preserves. It also charged a flat fee for all ATVs, failing to differentiate between adult ATVs and vehicles used by children. Koehler's bill would cut the current $15 registration fee down to $10 for vehicles with smaller than 75 cc engines. It also provides exemptions for golf carts, vehicles for people with disabilities, ATVs used by governments and ATVs used by farmers. The legislation now goes to the Illinois House for consideration.

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