Bill Text: IL HB0300 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no person shall stand, sit, or stay on a street or roadway for the purpose of soliciting money from the occupant of any vehicle. A person convicted of violating the provision shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-12 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB0300 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0300-Engrossed.html

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1 AN ACT concerning transportation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-1006 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/11-1006) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1006)
7 Sec. 11-1006. Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.
8 (a) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of
9soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle.
10 (b) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of
11soliciting employment or business from the occupant of any
13 (c) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of
14soliciting money or contributions from the occupant of any
15vehicle except within a municipality when expressly permitted
16by municipal ordinance. The local municipality, city, village,
17or other local governmental entity in which the solicitation
18takes place shall determine by ordinance where and when
19solicitations may take place based on the safety of the
20solicitors and the safety of motorists. The decision shall also
21take into account the orderly flow of traffic and may not allow
22interference with the operation of official traffic control
23devices. The soliciting agency shall be:

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1 1. registered with the Attorney General as a charitable
2 organization as provided by "An Act to regulate
3 solicitation and collection of funds for charitable
4 purposes, providing for violations thereof, and making an
5 appropriation therefor", approved July 26, 1963, as
6 amended;
7 2. engaged in a Statewide fund raising activity; and
8 3. liable for any injuries to any person or property
9 during the solicitation which is causally related to an act
10 of ordinary negligence of the soliciting agent.
11 Any person engaged in the act of solicitation under an
12ordinance shall be 16 years of age or more and shall be wearing
13a high visibility vest.
14 (d) No person shall stand on or in the proximity of a
15highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding
16of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a highway.
17 (e) Every person who is convicted of a violation of this
18Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
19(Source: P.A. 88-589, eff. 8-14-94.)