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Full Text of HB3061  93rd General Assembly

HB3061ham001 93rd General Assembly



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 1                    AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3061

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend House Bill 3061  by  replacing
 3    everything after the enacting clause with the following:

 4        "Section  5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is amended by
 5    adding Section 4-219 as follows:

 6        (625 ILCS 5/4-219 new)
 7        Sec. 4-219.  Context sensitivity.
 8        (a)  It is the intent of the General Assembly  to  ensure
 9    that  Department  of  Transportation projects adequately meet
10    the State's transportation needs, exist in harmony with their
11    surroundings, and add lasting value to the  communities  they
12    serve.
13        (b)  To   support   this  objective,  the  Department  of
14    Transportation shall embrace principles of context  sensitive
15    design  and  context  sensitive solutions in its policies and
16    procedures  for  the  planning,  design,  construction,   and
17    operation    of    its   projects   for   new   construction,
18    reconstruction, or major expansion of existing transportation
19    facilities.
20        (c)  A hallmark of context sensitive design  and  context
21    sensitive   solutions   principles   for  the  Department  of
22    Transportation shall be early and ongoing collaboration  with
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 1    affected  citizens,  elected  officials, interest groups, and
 2    other stakeholders to ensure that the values and needs of the
 3    affected communities are identified and carefully  considered
 4    in the development of transportation projects.
 5        (d)  Context   sensitive  design  and  context  sensitive
 6    solutions  principles  shall  promote  the   exploration   of
 7    innovative  solutions,  commensurate  with  the scope of each
 8    project,  that  can  effectively  balance  safety,  mobility,
 9    community, and environmental objectives in a manner that will
10    enhance the relationship of the transportation facility  with
11    its setting.
12        (e)  The  Department shall report to the Governor and the
13    General Assembly no later than April 1, 2004 on  its  efforts
14    to implement context sensitive design criteria.".