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 Bill Status of SB2731  98th General Assembly

Short Description:  WATERCRAFT TOWING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Pamela J. Althoff and Melinda Bush

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly Burke and JoAnn D. Osmond)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/7/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0697

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 45/5-14from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 315-9

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Requires operators of a watercraft towing a person or persons to display red or orange flags on their watercraft.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that flags must be orange, not red or orange. Provides that the flag must be displayed at the highest point of the area surrounding the boat's helm so as to be visible from all directions rather than at any point on the boat so as to be visible from all directions.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  1/28/2014SenateFirst Reading
  1/28/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/11/2014SenateAssigned to Special Committee on Watercraft Safety
  2/19/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/20/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/20/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Special Committee on Watercraft Safety
  3/27/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/27/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Special Committee on Watercraft Safety; 004-000-000
  3/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 1, 2014
  4/3/2014SenateSecond Reading
  4/3/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 7, 2014
  4/7/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/7/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 045-000-000
  4/7/2014HouseArrived in House
  4/7/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly Burke
  4/7/2014HouseFirst Reading
  4/7/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2014HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  5/7/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 010-000-000
  5/7/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/7/2014HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/13/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 097-007-001
  5/16/2014SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2014SenateSent to the Governor
  7/7/2014SenateGovernor Approved
  7/7/2014SenateEffective Date January 1, 2015
  7/7/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0697

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