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 Bill Status of SB1944  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul - John J. Millner - Dale A. Righter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jay C. Hoffman)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
65 ILCS 5/1-2-1from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1
65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.1from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1.1
625 ILCS 5/11-208.3from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208.3
625 ILCS 5/11-208.6

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the corporate authorities of each municipality may require a defendant to complete an education program for each ordinance violation committed. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a vehicle owner may have to complete a traffic education program for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a local ordinance recorded by an automated traffic law enforcement system. In a provision authorizing municipalities to provide for a system of administrative adjudication for violations of parking, standing, compliance, and automated traffic laws, provides that the administrative system shall have the authority to adjudicate any civil offense carrying a fine not in excess of $250 or "requiring the completion of a traffic education program, or both". Provides that the notice of a parking, standing, compliance, or automated traffic law violation shall specify any requirement to complete a traffic education program. Specifies other notice requirements. In a provision pertaining to vehicle immobilization, adds that a vehicle shall be eligible for immobilization when the registered owner of the vehicle has failed to complete a specific number of traffic education programs as determined by ordinance. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with changes. Provides that a fee imposed for a traffic education program may not exceed $25. Provides that specified low-income individuals shall not be required to pay any fee for participating in a required education program or traffic education program. Requires the individual to provide proof of eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit or the Illinois earned income tax credit. Provides that a registered owner who is holder of a valid commercial driver's license is not required to complete an education program or traffic education program under specified circumstances. Provides that a registered owner is not required to complete the traffic education program if he or she submits an affidavit to the court or hearing officer swearing that at the time of the alleged violation, the vehicle was in the custody and control of another person. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/20/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/20/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2009SenateAssigned to Transportation
  3/9/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/9/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/11/2009SenateDo Pass as Amended Transportation; 011-000-000
  3/11/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 12, 2009
  3/18/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Millner
  3/18/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/24/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2009
  4/1/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2009HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/8/2009HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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