What has A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois done for your
"Freedom of Choice"

Legislation since 1983

1983-1984
HB-79 Headlamp requirement - passed
HB-2571 Mandatory helmet law - defeated

1985-1986
HB-3139 Legalize intercoms in helmets - passed
HB-122 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-2647 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-2863 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-377 Mandatory safety course - defeated

1987-1988
HB-002 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-112 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-3323 Mandatory helmet law - defeated

1989-1990
HB-7 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-8 Safety fund diversion to youth alcohol - defeated
HB-1387 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-1393 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-3020 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-3859 Mandatory helmet law - defeated

1991-1992
SB-22 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-23 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-88 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-1525 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-1129 Protection of Rider Education Fund - passed
HJR-108 Resolution of opposing federal helmet law - passed
SB-1567 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-3454 Mandatory helmet law - defeated

1993-1994
SB-69 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-1269 Recreation trails act - passed
HB-4200 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-867 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-878 Re-write of eye protection requirement - passed
SB-1134 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-1236 Mandatory helmet law - defeated

1995-1996
SB-98 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-125 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-2125 Prohibiting motorcycle bans on public roads - passed
HB-2551 Mandatory helmet law - defeated

1997-1998
HB-380 Rider end funding - dropped
HB-393 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-536 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-894 Rider end funding - dropped
SB-927 Rider end funding - dropped
HB-1062 Prohibits banning of motorcycles from public roads - passed
SB-1222 Rider ed funding - passed
HB-3831 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-489 Recreational trails act - passed

1999-2000
HB-142 Prohibits banning of motorcycles from public roads - dropped
SB-203 Prohibits banning of motorcycles from public roads - passed
HB-802 Mandatory helmet law - Lyons - defeated
HB-1972 Recreational trails act - ABATE bill passed

 2001-2002
HB-1039 Discrimination - ABATE bill passed - Gov. vetoed
SB-1098 Search and seizure - ABATE bill passed
SB-1099 Purple heart - ABATE bill passed
HB-3255 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-3084 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-1325 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-1326 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-1165 Mandatory helmet law - liability - defeated
SB-1743 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
SB-1748 Mandatory helmet law - defeated
HB-5825 Mandatory helmet law - liability - defeated
HB-5792 ATV protection - ABATE bill dropped
SB-2155 ATV protection - ABATE bill passed
HB-2550 Discrimination - ABATE bill dropped

2003
SB-21- Signal Pre-emption  vetoed
HB-0123- Signal Pre-emption ABATE bill passed
HB-0134 – Student Driver Signage-died in rules
HB-0011 - Special Plates Issuance – died in rules
SB-1521- off road trails on state land-vetoed
SB-1804-protects Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Fund-vetoed
HB-2273- protects Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Fund-vetoed
 
2004
Supported
SB 2273 - protects  Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Fund-vetoed-overridden
SB 2272 - off road trails on state land-vetoed

Opposed
SB 2494 – Park Owner Liability – dead in rules
SB 2859 – Cycle Rider Training Program – privatization - pulled by sponsor
 
2005
Supported
HB934 –Prohibits Seizures for muffler infractions- died in rules
HB730 –Allows punitive damages for helmet citations - died in rules
SB412 –Prohibits Seizures for muffler infractions- died in rules
SB42 – Allows punitive damages for helmet citations - died in rules
HB334 – Bills that Limits liability for ATV- died in rules
HB932 – Bills that Limits liability for ATV- died in rules
SB124 – Bills that Limits liability for ATV- died in rules
SB251 – Bills that Limits liability for ATV used for hunting passed

OPPOSED:
HB150 –Prohibits 16 & under to ride 90cc ATVs - HELD
HB329 – Under 18 helmet bill for ATV’s and snowmobiles - TABLED
HB1149 – Under 18 helmet bill for snowmobiles – held in senate rules
SB483 –Allows one time use of Fund for trails at Sparta - Re-Refereed to Rules

2006
ABATE of Illinois SUPPORTS:

HB934 - Prohibits Seizures for muffler infractions – In Senate Rules Committee
SB2776 ~ Discrimination ~ Re-referred to Rules
SB2759 ~ Punitive Damages ~ Re-referred to Rules
SB2747 ~ Frank Watson ~ ATV-COUNTRY ROADS ~ Re-referred to Rules


ABATE of Illinois OPPOSED:
SB2439 –Lane Splitting Helmet bill ~ defeated
HB2316 – Forces Treasurer to release 8% administrative money that was in 2006 budget. ~ passed
 
2007
ABATE of Illinois SUPPORTS

SB-627 ~ Protects Recreational trails fund sweep
passed Senate; 55-00-00    passed House 116-000-000 
 
Vetoed by Governor August 24, 2007

On Tuesday,  October  2, Passed Senate  52 to 0
On Thursday, October 11, Passed House 112 to 0 
  
Both Houses Override Total Veto   PUBLIC ACT