2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 625 - VEHICLES
625 ILCS 40/ - Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act.
Article I - Definitions; Application - Jurisdiction



(625 ILCS 40/Art. I heading)

ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS
APPLICATION - JURISDICTION


(625 ILCS 40/1-1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-1)
Sec. 1-1. Title and declaration of intent. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act". It is the policy of this State to promote safety for persons and property in and connected with the use, operation and equipment of snowmobiles and to promote uniformity of laws relating thereto.
(Source: P.A. 77-1312.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2)
Sec. 1-2. Definitions. As used in this Act, the terms specified in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 1-3 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections unless the context clearly requires a different meaning.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.01) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.01)
Sec. 1-2.01. "Cowling" means the forward portions of a snowmobile surrounding the motor and clutch assembly.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.02) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.02)
Sec. 1-2.02. "Dealer" means any person who engages in the business of manufacturing, selling, or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, any number of new snowmobiles, or 5 or more used snowmobiles of any make during the year, including any watercraft or off-highway vehicle dealer or a person licensed as a new or used vehicle dealer who also sells or deals in, on consignment or otherwise, any number of snowmobiles as defined by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.03) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.03)
Sec. 1-2.03. "Dangerous drug" means any drug defined as a depressant or stimulant substance in the "Illinois Controlled Substances Act" and cannabis as defined in the "Cannabis Control Act".
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.04) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.04)
Sec. 1-2.04. "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.05) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.05)
Sec. 1-2.05. (a) "Highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
(b) "State highway" means State highways as defined in the Illinois Highway Code.
(c) "Interstate highway" means any highway which now is, or shall hereafter be a part of the national system of interstate and defense highways within this State.
(d) "Controlled access highway" means every highway, street or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over such highway, street or roadway.
(e) "Tollroad" means all highways under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-789.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.06) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.06)
Sec. 1-2.06. "Intoxicating Beverage" means any beverage enumerated in the "Liquor Control Act of 1934".
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.07) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.07)
Sec. 1-2.07. "Local authority" means every county, municipal, and other local board or body having authority to adopt local police regulations under the Constitution and laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.08) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.08)
Sec. 1-2.08. "Narcotic drug" means any substance defined as a narcotic drug in the "Illinois Controlled Substances Act".
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.09) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.09)
Sec. 1-2.09. "Operate" means to ride in or on, other than as a passenger, use or control the operation of a snowmobile in any manner, whether or not the snowmobile is under way.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.10) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.10)
Sec. 1-2.10. "Operator" means every person who operates or is in actual physical control of a snowmobile.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.11) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.11)
Sec. 1-2.11. "Owner" means a person, other than a lien holder, having title to a snowmobile. The term includes a person entitled to the use or possession of a snowmobile subject to an interest in another person, reserved or created by agreement and securing payment or performance of an obligation, but the term excludes a lessee under a lease not intended as security.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.12) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.12)
Sec. 1-2.12. "Person" means an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.13) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.13)
Sec. 1-2.13. "Register" means the act of assigning a registration number to a snowmobile.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.14) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.14)
Sec. 1-2.14. "Roadway" means that portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes 2 or more separate roadways the term "roadway" as used in this Act refers to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
(Source: P.A. 79-885.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-2.15) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-2.15)
Sec. 1-2.15. "Snowmobile" means a self-propelled device designed for travel on snow or ice or natural terrain steered by skis or runners, and supported in part by skis, belts, or cleats.
(Source: P.A. 78-856.)


(625 ILCS 40/1-3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 601-3)
Sec. 1-3. Application and jurisdiction. The Department shall, for purposes of this Act, have the power, duty, and authority to administer and enforce all statutes, rules and regulations, except as otherwise provided by statute, relating to the operation and use of snowmobiles within the State.
(Source: P.A. 77-1312.)


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