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 Bill Status of HB6683  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ronald A. Wait

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/11-205from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-205

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the driver of a police vehicle must use oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights when: (1) parking or standing, irrespective of the provisions of the Code; (2) proceeding past a red or stop signal or stop sign; (3) exceeding the maximum speed limits; or (4) disregarding regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions. Provides that the driver of a police vehicle must: (1) activate oscillating lights, rotating or flashing lights, sirens, or any combination of such lights or sirens during a high speed vehicle response; (2) use lights and sirens to warn pedestrians and other persons of his or her approach during an emergency response situation; and (3) drive with due regard for the safety of other persons and exercise due care when operating a police vehicle. Permits the driver of a police vehicle to use a covert approach when the situation dictates, but must reduce speed to conform with the current driving conditions in order to lessen the danger posed to the general public. In connection with provisions concerning the duty of the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, provides that if an act of reckless disregard causes great bodily harm or death to any person or persons, that act shall be prima facie evidence that the duty of due regard for the safety of all persons was not met. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  8/12/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  8/13/2008HouseFirst Reading
  8/13/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  9/24/2008HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  11/30/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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