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 Bill Status of HB5095  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Cross - Timothy L. Schmitz - Sidney H. Mathias - Patricia R. Bellock - JoAnn D. Osmond and Jack McGuire

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terry Link - Pamela J. Althoff - Linda Holmes, Antonio Muñoz and Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/22/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1167

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
625 ILCS 5/2-112from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-112
625 ILCS 5/6-109from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-109

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act. Provides that a person with a disability: has the same right as a nondisabled person to the full use of the streets and public places; is entitled to full and equal accommodations of all common carriers, public conveyances, or modes of transportation, and places of public accommodation subject only to the conditions established by law and applicable to all persons; and, if the person has a service or support animal, has the right to be accompanied by the animal in any of the places listed without being required to pay an extra charge provided that the person shall be liable for any damage done by the animal. Provides that a vehicle operator shall accommodate a pedestrian with a disability who is using a mobility device, service animal, or white cane and take all necessary precautions to avoid injury. Provides that any person who interferes with the rights of a person with a disability under the Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $500 per violation. Provides that each year the Governor is authorized and requested to proclaim Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Requires the Secretary of State to revise its publications, including the Illinois Rules of the Road, and the drivers license examination to reflect the provisions of the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act. Contains other provisions. Effective July 1, 2010.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 30/Act rep.

Provides that the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act supersedes the White Cane Law. Provides that each year the Governor is authorized and requested to proclaim Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day to, among other things, urge citizens to cooperate to ensure that the policies of the Act are upheld (instead of cooperate in giving effect to them). Repeals the White Cane Law.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
775 ILCS 30/Act rep.

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the Pedestrians With Disabilities Safety Act that are substantially similar to the provisions of the bill as amended, except that it deletes a definition of "blind" and adds a definition of "service animal"; deletes provisions addressing accommodations for disabled persons and service or support animals; deletes prohibition against use of a mobility device by a person who does not have a disability; deletes provisions prohibiting a person from denying or interfering with the use of public facilities by a person with a disability; and deletes repeal of the White Cane Law. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2010.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  1/26/2010HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  1/29/2010HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/2/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  2/3/2010HouseAssigned to Disability Services Committee
  2/10/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/10/2010HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/10/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Disability Services Committee
  2/10/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Disability Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/10/2010HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Disability Services Committee; 005-000-000
  2/10/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/3/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  3/3/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/10/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/10/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/10/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  3/12/2010SenateArrive in Senate
  3/12/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/12/2010SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  3/12/2010SenateFirst Reading
  3/12/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/6/2010SenateAssigned to Transportation
  4/14/2010SenateDo Pass Transportation; 010-000-000
  4/14/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2010
  4/15/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/20/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/27/2010SenateSecond Reading
  4/27/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 28, 2010
  4/29/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/29/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/29/2010HousePassed Both Houses
  5/28/2010HouseSent to the Governor
  7/22/2010HouseGovernor Approved
  7/22/2010HouseEffective Date July 22, 2010
  7/22/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1167

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