Full Text of HB2131 103rd General Assembly
HB2131enr 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Transportation Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
Section 2705-211 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2705/2705-211 new)
Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.
(a) On or before July 1, 2024, the Secretary of
Transportation shall establish and convene the Zero Traffic
Fatalities Task Force to develop a structured, coordinated
process for early engagement of all parties to develop
policies to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.
(b) The members of the Task Force shall include:
(1) the Secretary of Transportation, or the
Secretary's designee, who shall serve as Chair of the Task
(2) the Director of State Police, or the Director's
(3) the Secretary of State, or the Secretary's
(4) the Director of Public Health, or the Director's
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(5) a member from 3 different public universities in
this State, appointed by the Governor;
(6) a representative of a statewide motorcycle safety
organization, appointed by the Governor;
(7) a representative of a statewide motorist service
membership organization, appointed by the Governor;
(8) a representative of a statewide transportation
advocacy organization, appointed by the Governor;
(9) a representative of a bicycle safety organization,
appointed by the Governor;
(10) a representative of a statewide organization
representing municipalities, appointed by the Governor;
(11) a representative of a statewide labor
organization, appointed by the Governor.
(c) The Secretary of Transportation shall prepare and
submit a report of findings based on the Zero Traffic
Fatalities Task Force's efforts to the General Assembly on or
before January 1, 2025.
The report shall include, but is not
limited to, a detailed analysis of the following issues:
(1) The existing process for establishing speed
limits, including a detailed discussion on where speed
limits are allowed to deviate from the 85th percentile.
(2) Existing policies on how to reduce speeds on local
streets and roads.
(3) A recommendation as to whether an alternative to
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the use of the 85th percentile as a method for determining
speed limits should be considered, and if so, what
alternatives should be looked at.
(4) Engineering recommendations on how to increase
vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle safety.
(5) Additional steps that can be taken to eliminate
vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle fatalities on the road.
(6) Existing reports and analyses on calculating the
85th percentile at the local, State, national, and
(7) Usage of the 85th percentile in urban and rural
(8) How local bicycle and pedestrian plans affect the
(d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.
This Act takes effect upon