Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person who holds an instruction permit may not use a wireless telephone while driving a vehicle. Provides that a violation is a petty offense punishable by a fine of not more than $79. Provides that the provision does not apply to the use of a wireless telephone for emergency purposes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that a person may not use a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway (rather than providing that a person may not operate a vehicle while using a wireless phone).
Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person under the age of 18 years who holds an instruction permit or a graduated license may not use a wireless telephone while driving a vehicle. Provides that the prohibition does not apply to use of a wireless telephone to contact a law enforcement agency, health care provider, or emergency services agency for emergency purposes. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a governmental agency in a municipality or county may establish an automated traffic law enforcement system, in cooperation with a law enforcement agency, that produces a recorded image of a motor vehicle's response to a traffic control signal and is designed to obtain a clear recorded image of the vehicle and the vehicle's license plate. Provides that the recorded image must also display the time, date, and location of the violation. Provides that a technician employed by the municipality or county must sign a statement to the effect that the recorded images showed a violation. Provides that no citation may be issued if the technician determines that the vehicle entered the intersection as part of a funeral procession or in order to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle. Provides that the owner of the vehicle used in the violation is liable for the violation if the violation was recorded by the system, with exceptions. In a provision concerning failure to pay fines or penalties for standing, parking, and compliance violations, adds violations recorded by the system. Provides that the compensation paid for the system must not be based on the amount of revenue generated or tickets issued by the system. Deletes language providing for creation of an automated red light enforcement system in a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more.