Illinois House bill 3914, introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago), would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to operate an all-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle. The proposed legislation would also make it illegal to transport a passenger on an ATV or OHM regardless of whether the vehicle is configured for a passenger. The bill would also require ATV and OHM riders to have valid driver's licenses and wear helmets.
This legislation was referred to the rules committee on February 26th.
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The text of HB 3914 is available on the "Rights" page of http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Additional updates will be posted as they become available.
As many of you all ready know about the push from some state representitives for the banning of all riding of ANY mini bikes or mini ATVs by kids under 16.
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