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(A) A motor vehicle bearing registration plates issued to a handicapped person, as defined in § 70.03, pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-616 or to a disabled veteran pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-609 or pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1301.2 or a motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction upon which is displayed a registration plate or special decal or device issued by the other jurisdiction designating that the vehicle is operated by or for a handicapped person shall be exempt from the payment of parking meter fees and exempt from any statute or ordinance imposing time limitations on parking, except limitations of one-half hour or less, on any street or highway zone, or any parking lot or parking place which are owned, leased, or owned and leased by a municipality or municipal parking utility. However, such vehicle shall be subject to the laws which prohibit parking in no-stopping and no-standing zones in front of or near fire hydrants, driveways, public building entrances and exits, bus stops, and loading areas, and is prohibited from parking where the motor vehicle institutes a traffic hazard, whereby such motor vehicle shall be moved at the instruction and request of a law enforcement officer to a location designated by the officer. Any motor vehicle bearing registration plates or a special decal or device specified in this section or in ILCS Ch. 625. Act 5, § 3-616 or such devices as local authorities deem proper as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a handicapped person or disabled veteran, may park, in addition to any other lawful place, in any parking place specifically reserved for such vehicles by the posting of an official sign as provided under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-301. Parking privileges granted by this section are strictly limited to the person to whom the special registration plates or special decal or device were issued and to qualified operators acting under his express direction while the disabled person is present.
(B) Such parking privileges granted by this section are also extended to motor vehicles or not-for- profit organizations used for the transportation of handicapped persons when such motor vehicles display the decal or device issued pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1301.2.
(C) No person shall use any area for the parking of any motor vehicle pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1393 or where an official sign controlling such area expressly prohibits parking at any time or during certain hours.
(1980 Code, § 74.12) (Res. 90-29, adopted 2-15-1990; Ord. 99-116, adopted 3-18-1999; Ord. 11-287, passed 8-18-2011) Penalty, see § 74.99