Legislator Seeks to Declare All Inoperable Vehicles Junk
Another day, another Inoperable Vehicle law.
Rep. Dan Brady's bill would strike out a single line in the Illinois
Counties Code, Section 5-12002--one which exempts cars more than 25
years old from the junk vehicles law. HB0025 has been floating around
the Illinois legislature for almost a year and was still in the rules
committee when the legislature adjourned. However, it is still live
and may yet see action for the 2006 session.
Currently, the statute reads: "The county board may by ordinance
declare all inoperable motor vehicles, whether on public or private
property, to be a nuisance and authorize fines to be levied for the
failure of any person to obey a notice received from the county which
states that such person is to dispose of any inoperable motor under
his or her control. However, nothing in this Section shall apply to
any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to
historic vehicles over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the
premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of
The revised text would strike out the phrase "to historic vehicles
over 25 years of age."
We agree that some distinction between a junkyard and hobbyist is
legitimate, but this isn't it. The six-month window granted by this
law doesn't even cover one Midwestern winter.
- By David B. Traver Adolphus
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.
Gad what fools these morons be....
Children are obscene but should not be heard
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