Synopsis As Introduced 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 or images of motor vehicles traveling at a prohibited rate of speed 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 for a red light violation 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 provisions concerning failure to pay fines or penalties for standing, parking, and compliance violations and administrative adjudication of those 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. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill, but provides that the automated traffic law enforcement system may be used only to record red light violations. Effective immediately.