2020 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 620 - AIR TRANSPORTATION
620 ILCS 15/ - Aircraft Landing and Taking Off Restriction Act.

(620 ILCS 15/0.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 186.9)

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Aircraft Landing and Taking Off Restriction Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

 

(620 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 187)

Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act, the term:

(a) "public airport" means any airport owned or operated by the State of Illinois, or by any municipal corporation or political subdivision of this state, which is used or intended for use by public, commercial and private aircraft and by persons owning, managing, operating or desiring to use, inspect or repair any such aircraft or to use any such airport for aeronautical purposes.

(b) "individual charged with the responsibility of grounding aircraft" means a person who is regularly in the employ of a public airport in a managerial or operational position who has been specifically authorized by the governing body of the municipality which owns or operates the public airport to exercise the powers conferred by this Act.

(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1294)

 

(620 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 188)

Sec. 2. Any agency, municipal corporation or political sub-division of this state which owns or operates a public airport is authorized to control the movement of aircraft upon the ground or surface of such public airport and forbid the taking off of aircraft from or landing at such public airport when, due to the existence of any of the conditions specified in this Act, such movement or flight will endanger the public safety, health, welfare or common defense, and may, by ordinance or resolution of its governing body, delegate such authority to one or more of its employees who are regularly employed in the management or operations of the public airport; provided, no such authority shall be delegated to any employee unless the qualifications of such employee as to his training, knowledge and experience in the matters and conditions specified in Section 3 and his ability to properly exercise the authority proposed to be delegated, are first submitted to and approved by the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation may examine any such employee in regard to his qualifications as to the matters hereinbefore specified.

(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

 

(620 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 189)

Sec. 3. Except as otherwise provided in Section 5 of this Act, every individual charged with the responsibility of grounding aircraft shall have the power to control the movement of aircraft upon the ground or surface of a public airport and forbid the taking off of aircraft from or landing at such public airport to any person or persons whenever there is reason to believe that such movement or flight will endanger the public safety, health, welfare or common defense due to the existence of any one or more of the following conditions:

  • (a) meteorological conditions,
  • (b) condition or qualification of the pilot or any other person or persons involved in the operation of the aircraft,
  • (c) condition of the aircraft, the use for which it is to be flown, and the manner in which it is loaded,
  • (d) condition of the airport and its facilities,
  • (e) aerial traffic and obstructions to flying, or
  • (f) a military emergency affecting flight of aircraft or use of the airport.

(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

 

(620 ILCS 15/4) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 190)

Sec. 4. The Department of Transportation of this State may make, promulgate, and amend, change, abrogate or rescind such reasonable, general or special rules, rulings, regulations and procedure as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

 

(620 ILCS 15/5) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 191)

Sec. 5. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any certificated air carrier operating under an air carrier operating certificate or the equivalent thereof issued by authority of the United States Government, or to aircraft of the United States or any state, or to the military or naval forces of the United States, or to the reserve forces of any of them or to the Air National Guard.

(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1294)

 

(620 ILCS 15/6) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 192)

Sec. 6. No individual charged with the responsibility of grounding aircraft shall be subjected to any civil liability by reason of any exercise or failure to exercise the power granted in this Act except for capricious or wilful misconduct in exercising such power.

(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1294)

 

(620 ILCS 15/7) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 193)

Sec. 7. It shall be unlawful for any person who has been denied or forbidden to move any aircraft upon the ground or surface of a public airport or to take off from or land, except in a declared emergency, at a public airport under the provisions of this Act, and any person acting under the direction of such person, to move any aircraft or take off from or land, except in a declared emergency, at such public airport except as authorized or required by the individual charged with the responsibility of grounding aircraft.

(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2104.)

 

(620 ILCS 15/8) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 194)

Sec. 8. Every person who is convicted of a violation of the provisions of Section 7 of this Act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(Source: P.A. 77-2316.)

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