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 Bill Status of SB1989  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/11-1201.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning automated railroad grade crossing enforcement systems.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/1-105.2
625 ILCS 5/6-306.5from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-306.5
625 ILCS 5/11-208from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208
625 ILCS 5/11-208.3from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208.3
625 ILCS 5/11-1201.5 rep.

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission, in cooperation with a local law enforcement agency, may establish in any county or municipality a system for automated enforcement of railroad crossing violations. Establishes requirements for the system. Provides that local authorities desiring the establishment of an automated railroad crossing enforcement system must initiate the process by enacting a local ordinance requesting the creation of such a system. Provides that local authorities and the Commission must agree to a plan for obtaining, from any combination of federal, State, and local funding sources, the moneys required for the purchase and installation of any necessary equipment. Deletes language pertaining to a pilot project to establish such a system. Provides for automated recording of vehicles that enter a railroad crossing against the signal or that obstruct traffic at a railroad crossing. Provides for the issuance of a notice of violation to the owner of the recorded vehicle. Establishes procedures for contesting the violation. Provides for civil adjudication of violations, in the same manner as automated red light violations. Provides that a civil fine of $250 shall be imposed for a first violation. Provides that a civil fine of $500 shall be imposed for a second or subsequent violation. Provides that the Secretary of State shall suspend the driving privileges of the registered owner of a vehicle that is involved in 5 of these violations for which the fine imposed has not been paid. Repeals the provision currently providing for the establishment of these systems. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/7/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/20/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/6/2008SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/11/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  3/11/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/11/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/12/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/13/2008SenateDo Pass as Amended State Government and Veterans Affairs; 005-004-000
  3/13/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 1, 2008
  4/1/2008SenateSecond Reading
  4/1/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 2, 2008
  4/8/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 041-014-000
  4/8/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/8/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/8/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/8/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/8/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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