Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Makes a
technical change in the Section concerning operations.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
70 ILCS 3615/2.03
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/18c-7401 from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7401
625 ILCS 5/18c-7402 from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7402
Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides
that, for purposes of the Section concerning safety requirements for
track, facilities, and equipment, a minor alteration shall include the
installation of any type of remote control track switch, technical or
operational improvement, or any other actions the Commission deems
necessary to reduce the occupancy of crossings by trains and increase
public safety. Provides that, within the Chicago switching district,
the Commission may, after investigation, make a determination that a
railroad has engaged in the chronic obstruction of grade crossings.
Defines when a railroad engages in chronic obstruction of grade
crossings. Provides that, once a railroad is designated as
chronically obstructing a grade crossing, the penalty for obstructing
that grade crossing is a Class C misdemeanor for the first offense and
a Class B misdemeanor for the second or subsequent offense at the same
location. Provides that the fine for a second or subsequent offense
shall be triple the fine for the first offense. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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