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 Bill Status of HB5463  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HWY AD-VEG CONTROL PERMIT

House Sponsors
Rep. Martin J. Moylan

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0980

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 440/6.05 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Highway Advertising Control Act of 1971. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall not unreasonably deny a vegetation control permit that seeks to increase the visibility zone from 250 feet to 500 feet. Provides that the extra distance shall be measured diagonally from the edge of the right-of-way to the edge of the pavement, and the visibility zone will be the triangular section it creates. Provides that the measuring of the vegetation control permit only applies to municipal network signs.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 440/6.05 new
Adds reference to:
605 ILCS 5/9-112.6 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall issue rules to provide the standards and procedures for vegetation control, including permit applications, permits, revocations, and the requirements for replacement of vegetation and landscaping removal to establish clear visibility zones of signs along interstate or primary highways in the State. Provides that the Department shall allow the cutting or trimming of vegetation to clear a visibility zone of 500 feet for a single-sided or 1,000 feet for a double-sided municipal digital network sign along interstate or primary highways. Provides that this distance shall be measured from the edge of the sign face closest to the pavement in a direction parallel to the pavement.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and makes the following change: Provides that the Department of Transportation shall allow the cutting or trimming of vegetation to clear a visibility zone of 500 feet for a single-sided or 1,000 feet for a double-sided off-premises sign (rather than a double-sided municipal digital networks sign) along interstate or primary highways.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 1, and makes the following changes. Authorizes the Department of Transportation to provide for vegetation control on land or a right-of-way under its jurisdiction related to the visibility of a permitted or registered outdoor advertising sign or grant a permit for such work. Authorizes the Department to issue rules to provide the standards and procedures for vegetation control to establish clear visibility zones along highways in the State under its jurisdiction (rather than along interstate or primary highways in the State). Provides that visibility zones shall be 250 feet in front of a single-sided sign and 250 feet in front of each side of a double-sided sign (rather than 500 feet for a single-sided sign and 1,000 feet for a double-sided off-premises sign along interstate or primary highways). Provides that the visibility zone for signs shall also include an additional 250-foot triangular section measured diagonally from the edge of the right-of-way to the edge of pavement, which shall be measured from the edge of the sign face closest to the pavement in a direction parallel to the pavement. Provides that all cutting or trimming of vegetation shall maintain environmental compliance. Prohibits the cutting or trimming of vegetation from violating the safety rules of the Department. Requires the Department to process a completed vegetation control application within 45 days. Effective 3 months after becoming law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseAssigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) March 31, 2022
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/3/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 013-000-000
  3/3/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 101-003-000
  3/7/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/7/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/7/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/7/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/15/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/18/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/18/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/23/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/23/2022SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 016-000-000
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/29/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/29/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 30, 2022
  3/30/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/30/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/31/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/1/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 014-000-000
  4/1/2022SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 8, 2022
  4/5/2022SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/5/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Villivalam
  4/5/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/5/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/5/2022HouseArrived in House
  4/5/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 013-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 013-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 112-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 112-000-000
  4/7/2022HouseHouse Concurs
  4/7/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  5/6/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/27/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/27/2022HouseEffective Date August 27, 2022
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0980

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