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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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