New bill adds exemptions to OHV law
December 09, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Prairie State Outdoors
Senate Bill 2633, sponsored by State Sen. David Koehler (D- Peoria), creates several exemptions to the Off-Highway Vehicle Usage Stamp law.
The $15 stamp is required of some off-highway vehicles and off-road motorcycles starting in April.
The fee will cover the same time period as hunting and fishing licenses.
The stamp requirement was part of a sustainable funding package for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved in 2012.
Proceeds from stamp sales will help DNR match more than $1 million in federal funds that are available for development of off-highway, motorized vehicle trails and facilities.
In addition to the exemptions, the bill would reduce the cost of the OHV stamp from $15 to $10 for youth-sized ATVs with engines 75cc and under.
New exemptions include:
• Standard golf carts
• OHVs operated on any property owned by the vehicle owner
• OHVs operated by a person with certain physical disabilities
• OHVs operated for any commercial businesses purpose
• OHVs operated at a commercial riding park
• OHVs already registered with the Secretary of State