2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 625 - VEHICLES
625 ILCS 40/ - Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act.
Article V - Control Provisions



(625 ILCS 40/Art. V heading)

ARTICLE V. CONTROL PROVISIONS


(625 ILCS 40/5-1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 605-1)
Sec. 5-1. Operation Generally. It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate any snowmobile in the following ways:
A. At a rate of speed too fast for conditions and the fact that the speed of the snowmobile does not exceed the applicable maximum speed limit allowed does not relieve the driver from the duty to decrease speed as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle or object within legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
B. In a careless, reckless, or negligent manner.
C. (Blank)
D. At any time without at least one lighted headlamp and one lighted tail lamp on the snowmobile.
E. Within any nature preserve.
F. On the tracks or right of way of an operating railroad.
G. In any tree nursery or planting in a manner which damages or destroys growing stock, or creates a substantial risk thereto.
H. On private property, without the written or verbal consent of the owner or lessee thereof. Any person operating a snowmobile upon lands of another shall stop and identify himself upon the request of the landowner or his duly authorized representative, and, if requested to do so by the landowner shall promptly remove the snowmobile from the premises.
I. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, an owner, lessee, or occupant of premises owes no duty of care to keep the premises safe for entry or use by others for snowmobiling, or to give warning of any condition, use, structure or activity on such premises. This subsection does not apply where permission to snowmobile is given for a valuable consideration other than to this State, any political subdivision or municipality thereof, or any landowner who is paid with funds from the Snowmobile Trail Establishment Fund. In the case of land leased to the State or a subdivision thereof, any consideration received is not valuable consideration within the meaning of this section. Nothing in this section limits in any way liability which otherwise exists for willful or malicious failure to guard or warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity.
J. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, an owner, lessee or occupant of premises who gives permission to another to snowmobile upon such premises does not thereby extend any assurance that the premises are safe for such purpose, or assume responsibility for or incur liability for any injury to person or property caused by any act or omission of persons to whom the permission to snowmobile is granted. This subsection shall not apply where permission to snowmobile is given for a valuable consideration other than to this State, any political subdivision or municipality thereof, or any landowner who is paid with funds from the Snowmobile Trail Establishment Fund. In the case of land leased to the State or a subdivision thereof, any consideration received is not valuable consideration within the meaning of this section. Nothing in this section limits in any way liability which otherwise exists for willful or malicious failure to guard or warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity.
K. On the frozen surface of public waters of this State within 100 feet of a person, including a skater not in or upon a snowmobile; within 100 feet of a person engaged in fishing, except at the minimum speed required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile; on an area which has been cleared of snow for skating purposes unless the area is necessary for access to the frozen waters of this State.
L. Within 100 feet of a dwelling between midnight and 6 a.m. at a speed greater than the minimum required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile. This provision would not apply on private property where verbal or written consent of the owner or lessee has been granted to snowmobile upon such private property or frozen waters of this State.
M. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any owner, lessee or occupant of premises or any person or association who, with the permission of the owner of the premises, places, maintains or displays a sign, signal, marking or device to give warning of any unsafe condition on the premises for snowmobiling shall not be liable for any personal injuries allegedly caused by his or her acts or omissions in providing such warning unless the alleged misconduct was willful or malicious. This subsection shall not apply where the owner, occupant or lessee of the premises grants express permission for snowmobiling in exchange for valuable consideration. However, this subsection will apply where such consideration is given to such owner, occupant or lessee by the State or one of its political subdivisions.
N. Notwithstanding any other law or Section of this Act to the contrary, the State and any political subdivision or municipality thereof owes no duty of care to keep the premises safe for entry or use by others for snowmobiling or to guard against or give warnings of any condition, use, structure or activity on property in which the State and any political subdivision or municipality thereof has any interest.
(Source: P.A. 89-55, eff. 1-1-96.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 605-2)
Sec. 5-2. Operation on Highways. It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate any snowmobile on a highway in this State except as follows:
A. On highways other than tollways, interstate highways and fully or limited access-controlled highways snowmobiles may make a direct crossing provided:
(1) the crossing is made at an angle of approximately

90 degrees to the direction of the highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing; and

(2) the snowmobile is brought to a complete stop

before crossing a roadway; and

(3) the operator yields the right of way to all

oncoming traffic which constitutes a hazard.

B. On highways other than tollways, interstate highways and fully or limited access-controlled highways snowmobiles may be operated not less than 10 feet from the roadway and in the same direction as traffic. On such highways, other than State highways, the corporate authorities of a city, village or incorporated town may adopt ordinances providing for variance from the 10-foot separation requirement of this subsection, including ordinances permitting the operation of snowmobiles upon the roadways of such highways, other than State highways, within city, village or town limits. In addition, the corporate authorities of any unit of local government with jurisdiction over such highways may adopt ordinances authorizing the operation of snowmobiles within 10 feet of the roadway to avoid obstructions or hazardous terrain. Other than for State highways, corporate authorities of a city, village or incorporated town may adopt ordinances providing for trails, including the designation of the roadways of highways referred to in this paragraph as snowmobile trails, and regulating snowmobile operation within city, village or town limits.
C. On highways other than tollways, interstate highways and fully or limited access-controlled highways snowmobiles may be operated on roadways when it is necessary to cross a bridge or culvert or when it is impracticable to gain immediate access to an area adjacent to a highway where a snowmobile is to be operated.
D. Corporate authorities of a city, village or incorporated town may by ordinance designate 1 or more specific public highways or streets within their jurisdiction as egress and ingress routes for the use of snowmobiles. In the event that such public highways or streets are under the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois, express written consent of the Illinois Department of Transportation shall be required. Corporate authorities acting under the authority of this paragraph D shall erect and maintain signs giving proper notice thereof.
E. Snowmobiles may be lawfully driven or operated upon those highways where posted with signs giving proper notice and erected and maintained by the township road commissioner. A township or township road commissioner shall not be liable for any personal injuries caused as a result of the operation of a snowmobile on such highways. For purposes of this paragraph E, "highways" are defined as township roads pursuant to Section 2-205 of the Illinois Highway Code.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 605-3)
Sec. 5-3. Youthful Operators.
A. No person under 10 years of age may operate a snowmobile, other than machines designed for use by small children primarily as a toy and used only on private property and not on any public use trail.
B. Persons at least 10 and less than 12 years of age may operate a snowmobile only if they are either accompanied on the snowmobile by a parent or guardian or a person at least 18 years of age designated by a parent or guardian.
C. Persons at least 12 and less than 16 years of age may operate a snowmobile only if they are either accompanied on the snowmobile by a parent or guardian or a person at least 16 years of age designated by a parent or guardian, or such operator is in possession of a certificate issued by the Department authorizing the holder to operate snowmobiles.
D. Any person who operates a snowmobile on a highway as provided in Section 5-2 shall (1) possess a valid motor vehicle driver's license; or (2) possess a safety certificate as provided for in this Section. Any such person less than 16 years of age shall also be under the immediate supervision of a parent or guardian or a person at least 18 years of age designated by the parent or guardian.
E. Violations of this Section done with the knowledge of a parent or guardian shall be deemed a violation by the parent or guardian and punishable under Article X of this Act.
F. The department shall establish a program of instruction on snowmobile laws, regulations, safety and related subjects. It is unlawful for any person under 16 years of age to operate a snowmobile on a public highway in this State. The program shall be conducted by instructors certified by the department. The department may procure liability insurance coverage for certified instructors for work within the scope of their duties under this section. Persons satisfactorily completing this program shall receive certification from the department. The department may charge each person who enrolls in the course an instruction fee of $2.50. If a fee is authorized by the department, the department shall authorize instructors conducting such courses meeting standards established by it to retain $1 of the fee to defray expenses incurred locally to operate the program. The remaining $1.50 of the fee shall be retained by the department to defray a part of its expenses incurred to operate the safety and accident reporting program. A person over the age of 12 years but under the age of 16 years who holds a valid certificate issued by another state or province of the Dominion of Canada need not obtain a certificate from the department if the course content of the program in such other state or province substantially meets that established by the department under this section. A certificate issued by the Department, or by another State or a province of the Dominion of Canada, shall not constitute a valid motor vehicle operator's license for the purpose of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-174, eff. 7-26-01.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 605-4)
Sec. 5-4. Operation on Ice. Snowmobiles may be operated on the frozen waters of this State subject to the provisions of Section 5-1 and the rules and regulations of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-55, eff. 1-1-95.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-5) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 605-5)
Sec. 5-5. Special Events.
Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to prohibit any local authority of this State from designating a special snowmobile event. In such case the provisions of this article shall not apply to areas or highways under the jurisdiction of that local authority.
(Source: P.A. 77-1312.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-6) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 605-6)
Sec. 5-6. Other Prohibition. A. No person, except persons permitted by law, shall operate or ride any snowmobile with any firearm in his possession unless it is unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung in a carrying case.
B. No person shall operate any snowmobile emitting pollutants in accordance with standards established pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act.
C. No person shall deposit from a snowmobile on the snow, ice, or ground surface, trash, glass, garbage, insoluble material, or other offensive matter.
D. No person shall use a snowmobile to take, pursue or intentionally harass or disturb wildlife as defined in Section 1.2t of the Wildlife Code, except such restriction shall not apply to any person acting to protect livestock from predatory animals.
(Source: P.A. 82-629.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7)
Sec. 5-7. Operating a snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol or other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them; criminal penalties; suspension of operating privileges.
(a) A person may not operate or be in actual physical control of a snowmobile within this State while:
1. The alcohol concentration in that person's blood,

other bodily substance, or breath is a concentration at which driving a motor vehicle is prohibited under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;

2. The person is under the influence of alcohol;
3. The person is under the influence of any other

drug or combination of drugs to a degree that renders that person incapable of safely operating a snowmobile;

3.1. The person is under the influence of any

intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating compounds to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely operating a snowmobile;

4. The person is under the combined influence of

alcohol and any other drug or drugs or intoxicating compound or compounds to a degree that renders that person incapable of safely operating a snowmobile;

4.3. The person who is not a CDL holder has a

tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's whole blood or other bodily substance at which driving a motor vehicle is prohibited under subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;

4.5. The person who is a CDL holder has any amount of

a drug, substance, or compound in the person's breath, blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act; or

5. There is any amount of a drug, substance, or

compound in that person's breath, blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of a controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or intoxicating compound listed in the use of Intoxicating Compounds Act.

(b) The fact that a person charged with violating this Section is or has been legally entitled to use alcohol, other drug or drugs, any intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination of them does not constitute a defense against a charge of violating this Section.
(c) Every person convicted of violating this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in this Section.
(c-1) As used in this Section, "first time offender" means any person who has not had a previous conviction or been assigned supervision for violating this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance, or any person who has not had a suspension imposed under subsection (e) of Section 5-7.1.
(c-2) For purposes of this Section, the following are equivalent to a conviction:
(1) a forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to

secure a defendant's appearance in court when forfeiture has not been vacated; or

(2) the failure of a defendant to appear for trial.
(d) Every person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony if:
1. The person has a previous conviction under this

Section;

2. The offense results in personal injury where a

person other than the operator suffers great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement, when the violation was a proximate cause of the injuries. A person guilty of a Class 4 felony under this paragraph 2, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to not less than one year nor more than 12 years; or

3. The offense occurred during a period in which the

person's privileges to operate a snowmobile are revoked or suspended, and the revocation or suspension was for a violation of this Section or was imposed under Section 5-7.1.

(e) Every person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a Class 2 felony if the offense results in the death of a person. A person guilty of a Class 2 felony under this subsection (e), if sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to a term of not less than 3 years and not more than 14 years.
(e-1) Every person convicted of violating this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance who had a child under the age of 16 on board the snowmobile at the time of offense shall be subject to a mandatory minimum fine of $500 and shall be subject to a mandatory minimum of 5 days of community service in a program benefiting children. The assignment under this subsection shall not be subject to suspension nor shall the person be eligible for probation in order to reduce the assignment.
(e-2) Every person found guilty of violating this Section, whose operation of a snowmobile while in violation of this Section proximately caused any incident resulting in an appropriate emergency response, shall be liable for the expense of an emergency response as provided in subsection (i) of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(e-3) In addition to any other penalties and liabilities, a person who is found guilty of violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision, shall be fined $100, payable to the circuit clerk, who shall distribute the money to the law enforcement agency that made the arrest. In the event that more than one agency is responsible for the arrest, the $100 shall be shared equally. Any moneys received by a law enforcement agency under this subsection (e-3) shall be used to purchase law enforcement equipment or to provide law enforcement training that will assist in the prevention of alcohol related criminal violence throughout the State. Law enforcement equipment shall include, but is not limited to, in-car video cameras, radar and laser speed detection devices, and alcohol breath testers.
(f) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed, the Department of Natural Resources shall suspend the snowmobile operation privileges of a person convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor under this Section for a period of one year, except that first-time offenders are exempt from this mandatory one year suspension.
(g) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed, the Department of Natural Resources shall suspend for a period of 5 years the snowmobile operation privileges of any person convicted or found guilty of a felony under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7.1)
Sec. 5-7.1. Implied consent.
(a) A person who operates or is in actual physical control of a snowmobile in this State is deemed to have given consent to a chemical test or tests of blood, breath, other bodily substance, or urine for the purpose of determining the content of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them in that person's blood or other bodily substance, if arrested for a violation of Section 5-7. The chemical test or tests shall be administered at the direction of the arresting officer. The law enforcement agency employing the officer shall designate which tests shall be administered. Up to 2 additional tests of urine or other bodily substance may be administered even after a blood or breath test or both has been administered.
(a-1) For the purposes of this Section, an Illinois law enforcement officer of this State who is investigating the person for any offense defined in Section 5-7 may travel into an adjoining state, where the person has been transported for medical care to complete an investigation and to request that the person submit to the test or tests set forth in this Section. The requirements of this Section that the person be arrested are inapplicable, but the officer shall issue the person a uniform citation for an offense as defined in Section 5-7 or a similar provision of a local ordinance prior to requesting that the person submit to the test or tests. The issuance of the uniform citation shall not constitute an arrest, but shall be for the purpose of notifying the person that he or she is subject to the provisions of this Section and of the officer's belief of the existence of probable cause to arrest. Upon returning to this State, the officer shall file the uniform citation with the circuit clerk of the county where the offense was committed and shall seek the issuance of an arrest warrant or a summons for the person.
(a-2) Notwithstanding any ability to refuse under this Act to submit to these tests or any ability to revoke the implied consent to these tests, if a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a snowmobile operated by or under actual physical control of a person under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination of them has caused the death or personal injury to another, that person shall submit, upon the request of a law enforcement officer, to a chemical test or tests of his or her blood, breath, other bodily substance, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol content or the presence of any other drug or combination of both. For the purposes of this Section, a personal injury includes severe bleeding wounds, distorted extremities, and injuries that require the injured party to be carried from the scene for immediate professional attention in either a doctor's office or a medical facility.
(b) A person who is dead, unconscious, or who is otherwise in a condition rendering that person incapable of refusal, is deemed not to have withdrawn the consent provided in subsection (a), and the test or tests may be administered.
(c) A person requested to submit to a test as provided in this Section shall be verbally advised by the law enforcement officer requesting the test that a refusal to submit to the test will result in suspension of that person's privilege to operate a snowmobile for a minimum of 2 years.
(d) Following this warning, if a person under arrest refuses upon the request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a test designated by the officer, no tests may be given, but the law enforcement officer shall file with the clerk of the circuit court for the county in which the arrest was made, and with the Department of Natural Resources, a sworn statement naming the person refusing to take and complete the chemical test or tests requested under the provisions of this Section. The sworn statement shall identify the arrested person, the person's current residence address and shall specify that a refusal by that person to take the chemical test or tests was made. The sworn statement shall include a statement that the officer had reasonable cause to believe the person was operating or was in actual physical control of the snowmobile within this State while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, an intoxicating compound or compound, or a combination of them and that a chemical test or tests were requested as an incident to and following the lawful arrest for an offense as defined in Section 5-7 or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and that the person, after being arrested for an offense arising out of acts alleged to have been committed while operating a snowmobile, refused to submit to and complete a chemical test or tests as requested by the law enforcement officer.
(e) The law enforcement officer submitting the sworn statement shall serve immediate written notice upon the person refusing the chemical test or tests that the person's privilege to operate a snowmobile within this State will be suspended for a period of 2 years unless, within 28 days from the date of the notice, the person requests in writing a hearing on the suspension.
If the person desires a hearing, the person shall file a complaint in the circuit court in the county where that person was arrested within 28 days from the date of the notice. The hearing shall proceed in the court in the same manner as other civil proceedings. The hearing shall cover only the following issues: (1) whether the person was placed under arrest for an offense as defined in Section 5-7 or a similar provision of a local ordinance as evidenced by the issuance of a uniform citation; (2) whether the arresting officer had reasonable grounds to believe that the person was operating a snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, an intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them; and (3) whether that person refused to submit to and complete the chemical test or tests upon the request of the law enforcement officer. Whether the person was informed that the person's privilege to operate a snowmobile would be suspended if that person refused to submit to the chemical test or tests may not be an issue in the hearing.
If the person fails to request a hearing in writing within 28 days of the date of the notice, or if a hearing is held and the court finds against the person on the issues before the court, the clerk shall immediately notify the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department shall suspend the snowmobile operation privileges of that person for at least 2 years.
(f) (Blank).
(f-1) If the person is a CDL holder and submits to a test that discloses an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, or any amount of a drug, substance, or intoxicating compound in the person's breath, blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act, a controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating Compounds Act, the law enforcement officer shall immediately submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk of venue and the Department of Natural Resources, certifying that the test or tests was or were requested under subsection (a-1) of this Section and the person submitted to testing that disclosed an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, or any amount of a drug, substance, or intoxicating compound in the person's breath, blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act, a controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating Compounds Act. If the person is not a CDL holder and submits to a test that discloses an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's whole blood or other bodily substance as defined in paragraph 6 of subsection (a) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or any amount of a drug, substance, or intoxicating compound in the person's blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of a controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating Compounds Act, or methamphetamine as listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, the law enforcement officer shall immediately submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk of venue and the Department of Natural Resources, certifying that the test or tests was or were requested under subsection (a-1) and the person submitted to testing that disclosed an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's whole blood or other bodily substance as defined in paragraph 6 of subsection (a) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or any amount of a drug, substance, or intoxicating compound in such person's blood, other bodily substance, or urine, resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of a controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating Compounds Act, or methamphetamine as listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act.
In cases involving a person who is a CDL holder where the blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater or any amount of drug, substance, or compound resulting from the unlawful use of cannabis, a controlled substance, methamphetamine, or an intoxicating compound is established by a subsequent analysis of blood, other bodily substance, or urine collected at the time of arrest, the arresting officer or arresting agency shall immediately submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk of venue and the Department of Natural Resources upon receipt of the test results. In cases involving a person who is not a CDL holder where the blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater, a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's whole blood or other bodily substance as defined in paragraph 6 of subsection (a) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or any amount of drug, substance, or compound resulting from the unlawful use of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, or an intoxicating compound is established by a subsequent analysis of blood, other bodily substance, or urine collected at the time of arrest, the arresting officer or arresting agency shall immediately submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk of venue and the Department of Natural Resources upon receipt of the test results.
(g) A person must submit to each chemical test offered by the law enforcement officer in order to comply with implied consent provisions of this Section.
(h) The provision of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code concerning the certification and use of chemical tests applies to the use of those tests under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7.2)
Sec. 5-7.2. Chemical and other tests.
(a) Upon the trial of a civil or criminal action or proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been committed while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them, the concentration of alcohol, drug, or compound in the person's blood, other bodily substance, or breath at the time alleged as shown by analysis of the person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substance gives rise to the presumptions specified in subdivisions 1, 2, and 3 of subsection (b) and subsection (b-5) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not be construed as limiting the introduction of any other relevant evidence bearing upon the question whether the person was under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them.
(c) If a person under arrest refuses to submit to a chemical test under the provisions of Section 5-7.1, evidence of refusal is admissible in a civil or criminal action or proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been committed while the person under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, an intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them was operating a snowmobile.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7.3)
Sec. 5-7.3. Supervision of operator; notification; 6 hour operating limitation.
(a) The owner of a snowmobile or person given supervisory authority over a snowmobile, may not knowingly permit a snowmobile to be operated by a person under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, an intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination of them.
(b) Whenever a person is convicted or found guilty of a violation of Section 5-7, including any person placed on court supervision, the court shall notify the Office of Law Enforcement of the Department of Natural Resources with the records essential for the performance of the Department's duties to monitor and enforce an order of suspension or revocation concerning the person's privilege to operate a snowmobile.
(c) A person who has been arrested and charged with violating Section 5-7 may not operate a snowmobile within this State for a period of 24 hours after that person's arrest.
(Source: P.A. 93-156, eff. 1-1-04.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7.4)
Sec. 5-7.4. Admissibility of chemical tests of blood, other bodily substance, or urine conducted in the regular course of providing emergency medical treatment.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the results of blood, other bodily substance, or urine tests performed for the purpose of determining the content of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination of them in an individual's blood, other bodily substance, or urine conducted upon persons receiving medical treatment in a hospital emergency room, are admissible in evidence as a business record exception to the hearsay rule only in prosecutions for a violation of Section 5-7 of this Act or a similar provision of a local ordinance or in prosecutions for reckless homicide brought under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
The results of the tests are admissible only when each of the following criteria are met:
1. the chemical tests performed upon an individual's

blood, other bodily substance, or urine were ordered in the regular course of providing emergency treatment and not at the request of law enforcement authorities; and

2. the chemical tests performed upon an individual's

blood, other bodily substance, or urine were performed by the laboratory routinely used by the hospital.

Results of chemical tests performed upon an individual's blood, other bodily substance, or urine are admissible into evidence regardless of the time that the records were prepared.
(b) The confidentiality provisions of law pertaining to medical records and medical treatment are not applicable with regard to chemical tests performed upon a person's blood, other bodily substance, or urine under the provisions of this Section in prosecutions as specified in subsection (a) of this Section. No person shall be liable for civil damages as a result of the evidentiary use of the results of chemical testing of the individual's blood, other bodily substance, or urine under this Section or as a result of that person's testimony made available under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7.5)
Sec. 5-7.5. Preliminary breath screening test. If a law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion to believe that a person is violating or has violated Section 5-7 or a similar provision of a local ordinance, the officer, before an arrest, may request the person to provide a sample of his or her breath for a preliminary breath screening test using a portable device approved by the Department of State Police. The results of this preliminary breath screening test may be used by the law enforcement officer for the purpose of assisting with the determination of whether to require a chemical test, as authorized under Sections 5-7.1 and 5-7.2 and the appropriate type of test to request. Any chemical test authorized under Sections 5-7.1 and 5-7.2 may be requested by the officer regardless of the result of the preliminary breath screening test if probable cause for an arrest exists. The result of a preliminary breath screening test may be used by the defendant as evidence in an administrative or court proceeding involving a violation of Section 5-7.
(Source: P.A. 93-156, eff. 1-1-04.)


(625 ILCS 40/5-7.6)
Sec. 5-7.6. Reporting of test results of blood, other bodily substance, or urine conducted in the regular course of providing emergency medical treatment.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the results of blood, other bodily substance, or urine tests performed for the purpose of determining the content of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination of them in an individual's blood, other bodily substance, or urine, conducted upon persons receiving medical treatment in a hospital emergency room for injuries resulting from a snowmobile accident, shall be disclosed to the Department of Natural Resources, or local law enforcement agencies of jurisdiction, upon request. The blood, other bodily substance, or urine tests are admissible in evidence as a business record exception to the hearsay rule only in prosecutions for violations of Section 5-7 of this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance, or in prosecutions for reckless homicide brought under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
(b) The confidentiality provisions of the law pertaining to medical records and medical treatment shall not be applicable with regard to tests performed upon an individual's blood, other bodily substance, or urine under the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section. No person shall be liable for civil damages or professional discipline as a result of disclosure or reporting of the tests or the evidentiary use of an individual's blood, other bodily substance, or urine test results under this Section or Section 5-7.4 or as a result of that person's testimony made available under this Section or Section 5-7.4, except for willful or wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16.)


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