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 Bill Status of SB2488  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  VEH CD, CRIM CD-EMERGENCY VEH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Gary Forby, Matt Murphy, John O. Jones, Larry K. Bomke, Gary G. Dahl and Michael Noland

House Sponsors
(Rep. John E. Bradley - Kevin Joyce - Lisa M. Dugan - Mike Boland - Donald L. Moffitt, Michael K. Smith, Daniel V. Beiser, David R. Leitch, Raymond Poe, Naomi D. Jakobsson, William B. Black, Brandon W. Phelps, Mike Bost and Sidney H. Mathias)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/12/2008SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0803

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/11-213 new
720 ILCS 5/9-3from Ch. 38, par. 9-3


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that an officer of a fire department, in the performance of his or her official duties, has the authority to close to traffic a highway, or a lane or lanes of a highway, as necessary to protect the safety of persons or property. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Increases the penalties for the offense of reckless homicide if the offense is committed as a result of failing to follow the procedures required when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle. Further increases the penalties if the defendant causes the deaths of 2 or more persons as part of a single course of conduct.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces the language amending the Illinois Vehicle Code with new language providing that, in the absence of a law enforcement officer or a representative of a highway agency having jurisdiction over a highway, an officer of a fire department has the authority to close to traffic a highway or lanes of a highway to protect persons or property. Also provides that the fire department officer shall use an official fire department vehicle with lighted red or white oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights and proper temporary traffic control. Contains provisions regarding training. Creates an exception for highways under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Gary Forby
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/27/2008SenateAssigned to Judiciary Criminal Law
  3/5/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Gary Forby
  3/5/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/5/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary Criminal Law
  3/5/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary Criminal Law; 009-000-000
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  3/12/2008SenateSecond Reading
  3/12/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2008
  4/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Matt Murphy
  4/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones
  4/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  4/2/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/2/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/2/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/2/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  4/2/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/2/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  4/9/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary G. Dahl
  5/1/2008HouseAssigned to Drivers Education & Safety Committee
  5/9/2008HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/14/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Drivers Education & Safety Committee; 010-000-000
  5/14/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  5/15/2008HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Kevin Joyce
  5/15/2008HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/15/2008HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/15/2008HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/15/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/15/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  5/15/2008SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2008SenateSent to the Governor
  8/12/2008SenateGovernor Approved
  8/12/2008SenateEffective Date January 1, 2009
  8/12/2008SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0803

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