Synopsis As Introduced Amends provisions of the Toll Highway Act and the Illinois Vehicle Code relating to toll violations detected by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority's video or photo surveillance system and red light violations detected by an automated traffic law enforcement system in a municipality or county. Provides that violation notices must be sent no later than 30 days after the date of the alleged violation. Requires notices to be accompanied by copies of any and all evidence, material, or similar information relevant to the alleged violation. Provides that if the public entity with jurisdiction fails to comply with the violation notice requirements, the alleged violator has an affirmative defense to an alleged violation. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill and makes the following changes. Provides that a toll violation notice must be sent no later than 30 days after the date of the alleged toll violation that triggers the mailing of a violation notice or notices by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority (rather than 30 days after every violation). Provides that the Illinois Toll Highway Authority or a municipality may provide a website address accessible through the Internet to satisfy the requirement that they provide any and all evidence of a toll or automated traffic law violation. Provides for the minimum capabilities for a website used to administer toll violations. Provides that when a vehicle owner requests any information relevant to an alleged toll violation, the Illinois Toll Authority must stay any action or hearing against the owner until they have provided the information requested. Provides that under no circumstances shall the vehicle owner be required to file a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain evidence, material, or similar information relevant to an alleged toll or automated traffic law violation.