If a vehicle and load are operated in the State of Illinois and the appropriate fees and taxes have not been paid or the vehicle and load exceed the registered gross weight for which the required fees and taxes have been paid by 2,001 pounds or more, the operator or owner shall be fined as provided in the Illinois Vehicle Code, § 15-113 (ILCS Ch. 625 Act 5, § 15-113). However, an owner or operator shall not be subject to arrest under this section for any weight in excess of 80,000 pounds. Further, no fine shall exceed the actual cost of what the appropriate registration for that vehicle and load should have been as established in subsection (a) of § 3-815 of the Illinois Vehicle Code (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-815(a)) regardless of the route traveled. For the purposes of this section, APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION means the full annual cost of the required registration and its associated fees.
(Ord. 3936, passed 6-6-2016)