Old 02-01-2010, 06:36 AM
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Default Flowers Introduces Prohibition on Youth Riding

Flowers Introduces Prohibition on Youth Riding – Again!

Illinois House bill 5029, introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago), would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or off-highway motorcycle (OHM). The proposed legislation would also make it illegal to transport a passenger on an ATV or OHM regardless of whether the vehicle is configured for a passenger. The bill would also require ATV and OHM riders to have valid driver's licenses and wear helmets.

This legislation is nearly identical to legislation introduced by Rep. Flowers last year that ultimately died in the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.

The text of HB 5029 and a prewritten response are available on the "Rights" page of http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

This legislation was referred to the rules committee on January 25th. Additional updates will be posted as they become available.

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