One of the most important and primary functions of ABATE is to serve as a legislative watch dog.  It is vital that we remain ever viligant if we intend to safeguard our liberty and freedom.

Here on Eastern Illinois ABATE's Legislative page you will find useful information and links related to ABATE of Illinois' legislative agenda, current state and federal legislation being monitored and other information on issue that may have a regulatory impact on motorcycling.

You will also be able to find links here to help you contact your political representatives and participate in the legislative process by filling out witness slips.

Current Legislation Being Monitored

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State of Illinois Bills and Legislation

Federal Bills and Legislation

HR5180  Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016

Protects US consumers from ethanol fuel mandates.


Currently in Energy and Power Subcommittee.  AMA calling for petition signatures.  Sign the petition.


Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  

Co-sponsors for this resolution are needed. Contact your federal representatives.

It's the Law

A few select recent laws passed that impact motorcycling

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Route 66 Motorcycle License Plate

Passed 8/22/2016

Effective 1/1/2017

Blue Dot Tail Light

Passed 7/22/2016

Effective 1/1/2017

Poker Run Bill

Passed 8/19/2015

Effective 8/19/2015

Motorcycle Accent Lighting

Passed 8/3/2015

Effective 8/3/2015

Motorcycle Dead Red Light

Passed 11/30/2011

Effective 01/01/2012

Allows for the use of special Illinois Route 66 license plates on motorcycles.

Allows for the use of blue dot tail lights on the rear of motorcycles up to one inch in diameter.

Mandates that all Illinois counties must issue permits for poker run charitable events.  Additionally limits permit fees to no more than $25 per permit.

Permits the use of accent lighting on motorcycles as long as the lighting is not red, blue, blinking, falshing, oscillating or rotating. 

Allows for motorcycles to proceed through intersection with caution if a traffic light fails to turn green.

Note:  In 2015 language was added to the Federal Highway Bill that excluded money from funding motorcycle only checkpoints.  However, this was temporary.  Federal bills were introduced in both the House and the Senate that would have made motorcycle only checkpoints illegal under Federal Law.  Unfortunately both of those bills stalled in committee and more work is needed on this issue.

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