Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Dies as Illinois Legislature Adjourns

At least for the time being, SEMA Action Network (SAN) has stalled Illinois legislation that threatened to further restrict the ability of Illinois hobbyists from maintaining inoperable vehicles on private property.  The bill removes historic vehicles over 25-years of age from a list of vehicles exempt from county inoperable vehicle ordinances if they are not kept within a building.  Under current law, a county board may declare all inoperable vehicles a nuisance and order their disposal.  This bill, if it had been passed and signed into law, would have subjected ungaraged historic hobby cars to disposal and possible fines.  The measure will be carried over to the 2006 legislative session.