Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a motor vehicle equipped with visual media technology other than a navigational system (rather than a motor vehicle equipped with a television receiver) may not be operated on a highway if the viewer or screen is located where it is visible from the driver's seat and is activated. Effective January 1, 2006.
Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle if a television receiver, a video monitor, a television or video screen, or any other similar means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal that produces entertainment or business applications is operating and is located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back of the driver's seat, or is operating and visible to the driver while driving the motor vehicle. Creates exceptions. Provides that a person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not more than $100 for a first offense, not more than $200 for a second offense within one year of a previous conviction, and not more than $250 for a third or subsequent offense within one year of 2 previous convictions. Repeals a similar provision pertaining exclusively to television receivers.