90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1021
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Short description: 
CHILD SAFETY ACT                                                           

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Child  Safety  Act.   Contains  only  a  short  title      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          30 ILCS 105/5.449 new                                                
          625 ILCS 5/2-129 new                                                 
        Deletes everything. Creates the  Child  Bicycle  Safety  Act  and      
   amends  the  State  Finance Act and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines      
   terms. Requires a person under age 16 to  wear  a  protective  bicycle      
   helmet  while  operating  or  riding  as  a  passenger  on  a bicycle.      
   Additionally, requires passengers that weigh under 40  pounds  or  are      
   under  40  inches  in  height  to be properly seated in and adequately      
   secured to a restraining seat on a bicycle or in a trailer towed by  a      
   bicycle.  Requires  that  all passengers be able to maintain an erect,      
   seated position on the bicycle. Provides a petty offense penalty  with      
   a  $30  fine  for violators and certain persons who permit violations.      
   Provides that $5 of the fine shall go to the unit of local  government      
   that  issued  the  citation. Provides that $25 shall be deposited into      
   the Bicycle Safety Helmet Fund.  Creates the Fund to be  used  by  the      
   Secretary  of State to make grants to non-profit organizations for the      
   establishment of a bicycle safety hotline  and  also  to  provide  for      
   no-cost  and  low-cost  bicycle  helmets.  Provides that the parent or      
   legal guardian of the minor violating this Act is responsible for  the      
   fine.   Provides  for a 9 month period in which violators will receive      
   only a warning.  Provides that the payment of the indicated fine,  and      
   any  applicable  penalty  for  late  payment, shall operate as a final      
   disposition of the violation.  Effective 60 days after becoming law.        
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED                                  
          HB1021, amended, fails to create a State mandate.                    
          FISCAL NOTE (Secretary of State)                                     
          Implementation cost would be $50,000, not including adminis-         
          tration and printing.                                                
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                                
          Impact on the need to increase the number of judges in the           
          State cannot be determined.                                          
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1                                               
          HB1021, with H-am 1, does not preempt home rule authority.           
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Secretary of State)                            
          No change from previous fiscal note.                                 
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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