Illinois Traffic Laws Effective 2014 – 2015

LEGISLATION UPDATE 2014

HOUSE BILLS

HB772
TRANSPORTATION-TECH 625 ILCS 5/3-402
625 ILCS 5/6-103
625 ILCS 5/6-107.5 new
LEGISLATION UPDATE 2014 HOUSE BILLS
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that persons between the age of 18 and 21 years of age shall not be issued or allowed to renew a driver’s license without successfully completing an adult driver education course. Provides that the Secretary of State shall establish by administrative rule the curriculum of adult driver education courses and designate the instruction materials to be used in these courses. Provides that the Secretary shall certify course providers according to requirements the Secretary establishes by administrative rule. Provides that the Secretary may establish rules for the decertification of course providers. Provides that the Secretary may allow course providers to offer courses online if the course provider can satisfy the Secretary that the course provider has sufficient procedures in place to guarantee the student is the person actually taking the course and completes the entire course. Provides that the Secretary shall establish a system of electronic verification of a student’s completion of the course. Provides that course providers may not charge more for the course than is reasonable in relation to the cost of providing the course. Provides that the Secretary shall maintain a list of approved course providers, along with prices and contact information, on the Secretary of State’s website. Provides that in addition to any other costs of the course, the course provider shall collect a $5 fee from each student for deposit in the Secretary of State Drivers Administration Fund to offset the Secretary’s costs of administering the program.

EFFECTIVE 7/1/2014

HB1009
GRADUATED DRIVER’S LICENSE 625 ILCS 5/6-107
625 ILCS 5/6-108
625 ILCS 5/6-301.3

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides the Act may be cited as “Kelsey’s Law”. Prohibits the issuance of a graduated driver’s license to a person under 18 if the person has a traffic citation for which a disposition has not been rendered. Allows the Secretary of State to cancel a minor’s driver’s license if the Secretary determines that at the time of license
issuance, the minor held an instruction permit and had a traffic citation for which a disposition had not been rendered. Allows prosecutors to request the court to invalidate any driver’s license if the driver is convicted of a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or similar local ordinance, the violation of which was the proximate cause of the death or Type A injury of another.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

HB1010
VEHICLE CODE SUPERVISION 730 ILCS 5/5-6-1

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following change: provides that the prohibition on court dispositions of supervision where the defendant’s violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code is the proximate cause of the death of another person only applies when the defendant’s driving abstract contains a prior conviction or supervision for a moving violation or a suspension, revocation, or cancellation of his or her license.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

HB 1247
VEHICLE CODE-COMMUNICATION DEVICES 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Expands the prohibition on driving while using an electronic communication device to include uses beyond composing, sending, or reading an electronic message. Expands the exceptions to include the use of hands-free devices, two- way radios, and electronic devices capable of performing multiple functions as long as these devices are not used for a prohibited purpose. Establishes a graduated fine scale for repeat offenses.

($75-1st offense/$100-2nd offense/$125-3rd offense/$150-4th offense) EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

HB 1814
TRANSPORTATION-TECH 625 ILCS 5/11-605.1

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates separate offenses for exceeding the speed limit in a construction or maintenance zone when workers are present and exceeding the speed limit in a construction or maintenance zone when workers are not present. Limits the provision on suspending a person’s driver’s license for multiple violations of the speed limit for construction zones to violations that occurred while workers were present.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

HB 2477
MULTIPLE DL SUSPENSIONS/REVOCATIONS 625 ILCS 5/6-303

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Inserts the provisions of the original bill,

and provides that a person’s driver’s license, permit, or privilege to obtain a driver’s license or permit may be subject to multiple simultaneous suspensions or revocations. Provides that one suspension or revocation does not negate any others. Provides that graduated penalties for repeat violations of driving on a suspended or revoked license may be imposed if the prior convictions were for driving on a license that was suspended or revoked for any of the following reasons: (1) driving under the influence, (2) failing to stop the vehicle after being involved in an accident involving death or personal injury, (3) refusing to submit to chemical testing upon suspicion of driving under the influence, or (4) reckless homicide.

EFFECTIVE 8/6/2013

HB 2585
AGGRAVATED DEVICE USE 625 ILCS 5/12-604.1
625 ILCS 5/12-610.1
625 ILCS 5/12-610.2

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Creates an aggravated offense for driving while using a video device, wireless telephone, or electronic communication device. A person convicted of driving while using a video device, wireless telephone, or electronic communication device commits a Class A misdemeanor if in committing the violation the person was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another and the violation was a proximate cause of the injury. A person convicted of driving while using a video device, wireless telephone, or electronic communication device commits a Class 4 felony if in committing the violation the person was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of another person and the violation was a proximate cause of the death.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

HB 3367
VEHICLE CODE – BICYCLE OVERTAKING 625 ILCS 5/11-704

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the prohibition on 2 wheeled vehicles passing on the right of another vehicle does not apply to devices propelled by human power.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

HB 4304
MDDP & LICENSE SUSPENSION 625 ILCS 5/6-206.1
625 ILCS 5/6-208.1

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that individuals that injure themselves but not another person as a result of driving under the influence are still eligible to receive a monitoring device driving permit. Limits statutory suspensions of a driver’s license (rather than revocation of the driver’s license) for refusing or failing a test to determine the concentration of alcohol, drug, or intoxicating compound to situations where the driver was not involved in an accident that caused injury or death to another person. Removes statutory summary suspension of a driver’s license provisions for failing to submit to standardized field sobriety tests under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Makes other changes necessary to resolve a statutory split in Section 6-208.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill, minus the provision that unless the statutory summary revocation has been rescinded, any person whose privilege to drive has been summarily revoked for failure to submit to or complete drug testing may not make application for a license or permit until the expiration of one year from the effective date of the revocation. Restores language concerning the statutory summary suspension of a driver’s license for refusal or failure to complete a test authorized under the implied consent to drug and alcohol testing provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

EFFECTIVE 8/22/2014

HB4422
ID AND LICENSES 15 ILCS 335/4a 625 ILCS 5/6-206 625 ILCS 5/6-521

Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act. Expands the definition of disability to include oncological impairments. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the driving privileges of a person that has been convicted by a court-martial or punished by non-judicial punishment by military authorities of the United States in another state for a traffic related offense that would be sufficient to merit suspension or revocation of driving privileges under the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes the ability and requirement of the Secretary State to adopt rules for restricted commercial driver’s licenses limited to operation of a school bus, which was replaced by the School Bus Driver’s Permit.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

HB 4462
SERIOUS TRAFFIC VIOLATION FEE 625 ILCS 5/16-104d
625 ILCS 105/27.5
730 ILCS 5/5-6-1

705 ILCS 105/27.6

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the $35 additional fee for serious traffic violations shall not become inoperative until January 1, 2020 (rather than October 13, 2014). Makes corresponding changes to the Clerks of Courts Act and the Unified Code of Corrections.

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the $35 additional fee for serious traffic violations shall not become inoperative until January 1, 2020 (rather than October 13, 2014). Makes corresponding changes to the Clerks of Courts Act and the Unified Code of Corrections.

EFFECTIVE 6/23/2014

HB 4561
GRADUATED DRIVERS LICENSES 625 ILCS 5/6-107
625 ILCS 5/6-107.5
625 ILCS 5/6-108

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a graduated driver’s license shall not be

issued to an applicant under 18 years of age if the applicant has been charged with a violation of provisions of the Liquor Control Act of 1934 concerning alcohol and underage persons or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a disposition has not been rendered at the time of the application. Provides that the Secretary of State shall cancel the license or permit of a minor under 18 years of age upon determination that, at the time of license issuance, the minor had been charged with a violation of provisions of the Liquor Control Act of 1934 concerning alcohol and underage persons or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a disposition had not been rendered. Provides that the Secretary of State shall cancel the graduated driver’s license of a license holder that is 18 years of age or older upon determination that, at the time of license issuance when the license holder was under 18 years of age and held an instruction permit, he or she had been issued a traffic citation or charged with a violation of provisions of the Liquor Control Act of 1934 concerning alcohol and underage persons or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a disposition had not been rendered.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that in order to qualify for certification to provide adult driver education, an applicant must authorize a background investigation including the use of his or her fingerprints to determine if the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime and if so the disposition of those convictions. Authorizes the Secretary of State to work with federal, State, and local government officials in performing this investigation. Provides that the applicant shall pay any other fingerprint-related fees. Provides that information received by the Secretary in the course of this investigation shall be provided to the applicant, and any criminal conviction information shall be confidential, except that this information may be used in an administrative hearing relating to the denial, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of certification. Provides that an employee of the Secretary of State that makes an unauthorized disclosure of this information is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

HB 5692
VEHICLE INSURANCE VERIFICATION 625 ILCS 5/3-405
625 ILCS 5/3-415
625 ILCS 5/7-604

625 ILCS 5/3-918 Rep

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Uninsured Motorist Verification Advisory Committee Act. Provides that the Secretary of State shall establish and appoint an Uninsured Motorist Verification Advisory Committee consisting of representatives of the Department of Insurance and the insurance industry for the purpose of designing an electronic motor vehicle liability insurance verification program, including methods of funding, implementing, and operating the program. Provides that the program must: (1) require insurance companies to make relevant insurance information available to the Secretary; (2) provide a means of electronically verifying motor vehicle liability insurance policies; (3) require the Secretary to verify the existence of a liability insurance policy for every motor vehicle registered in Illinois once every 12 months; (4) allow the Secretary to request information from motor vehicle owners whose liability insurance cannot be verified; (5) suspend the registration of any motor vehicle owner that fails to respond or whose response shows the motor vehicle is not covered; (6) require insurance companies to assist the Secretary in verifying insurance information submitted in response to an information request; (7) authorize the Secretary to perform additional insurance verifications. Provides that this proposed legislation must not give the Secretary regulatory authority over insurance companies. Requires the Secretary to adopt rules for the electronic motor vehicle liability insurance verification system by January 1, 2016, subject to appropriation. Repeals the Act on July 1, 2016.

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes the requirement that applicants for vehicle registration provide insurance information for the vehicle for which registration issuance or renewal is being sought. Removes the provision that submission of false insurance information with a vehicle registration application is a Class C misdemeanor. Repeals the Section requiring remittance agents remitting vehicle registration applications to ask customers for the vehicle’s insurance information. Provides that current procedures for insurance verification is repealed on December 31, 2015.

EFFECTIVE 7/25/2014

HB 5895
VEHICLE CODE-NIGHTTIME PERMIT 625 ILCS 5/6-113

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that persons using vision aid arrangements other than standard eyeglasses or contact lenses may apply for a special restricted training permit that will permit them to operate a motor vehicle between sunset and 10:00 p.m. for 6 months, provided they are accompanied by a person holding a valid driver’s license without nighttime operation restrictions. Provides that persons applying for this permit must, at a minimum, (1) possess a valid driver’s license and have operated a motor vehicle during daylight hours for a period of 6 months using vision aid arrangements other than standard eyeglasses or contact lenses and (2) have a driving record that does not include any traffic accidents that occurred during nighttime hours, for which the person has not been found to be at fault during the 6 months prior to application. Provides that the Secretary may adopt rules defining additional terms and conditions for the issuance and renewal of these permits.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that a person applying for a special restricted license permit that allows a person using a vision aid other than standard eyeglasses or contact lenses must not have a driving record that includes any motor vehicle accident, regardless of the time of day, for which the applicant was found to be at fault.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

HB 5897
VISION AID LICENSE RENEWAL 625 ILCS 5/6-113
625 ILCS 5/6-201

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that special restricted licenses issued allowing individuals that use vision aid arrangements other than standard eyeglasses or contact lenses to operate a motor vehicle during nighttime hours shall be valid for a period of 48 months instead of 12. Provides that this license shall be cancelled if the license holder does not submit annual certification from an ophthalmologist or optometrist that his or her vision has not changed.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill. Replaces certifications from medical examiners with vision specialist reports. Provides that the Secretary of State may cancel a special restricted license for nighttime driving if the license holder violates any provision of the Illinois Vehicle Code during nighttime hours or is involved in a motor vehicle accident during nighttime hours for which the license holder is at fault.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

LEGISLATION UPDATE 2014

SENATE BILLS
SB 923
VEHICLE CODE-AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT 625 ILCS 5/3-100
625 ILCS 5/1-105.2
625 ILCS 5/6-306.5

625 ILCS 5/11-208
625 ILCS 5/11-208.3
625 ILCS 5/11-208.9 new

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Expands the definition of an automated traffic law enforcement system to include cameras installed on school buses that record images of vehicles that overtake or pass the school bus while it is engaged in receiving or disembarking passengers, provided the school bus has the visual signals required by law including extendable stop signs and flashing lights. Provides that municipalities and counties may authorize school districts to enter into contracts with vendors to install and operate an automated traffic law enforcement system on the district’s school buses. Provides that violations recorded must be reviewed by certified technicians or law enforcement officers to verify that a violation has occurred. Establishes notice requirements for violations and provides for administrative adjudication of violations. Provides that a first time violation carries a civil penalty of $150, with subsequent violations carrying a civil penalty of $500, and that the offense shall not be a moving violation recorded on the driver’s driving history. Provides that failure to pay or successfully contest the violation can result in suspension of the driver’s license. Provides that recorded images shall be made available to the driver on a website. Requires school buses equipped with cameras to have signs stating that the school bus is equipped with an automated traffic law enforcement system. Requires the municipality or county to list the school districts using automated traffic law enforcement systems on its website. Requires school districts using an automated traffic law enforcement system to post this information on their websites. Requires the municipality or county to conduct a statistical analysis of the safety impact of the use of automated traffic law enforcement systems on school buses.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the elected school boards of individual school districts must approve the use

of automated traffic law enforcement systems on their school buses. Provides that after approving the use of an automated traffic law enforcement system, the school district must enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the municipality or county to handle the administration of the automated traffic law enforcement system. Provides that the proceeds of any fines will be divided equally between the school district and the municipality or county administering the automated traffic law enforcement system.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 1479
BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 625 ILCS 5/1-100
625 ILCS 5/6-206
625 ILCS 45/5-16c

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Authorizes the Secretary of State to suspend a person’s

driver’s license for operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating compounds. Amends the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Provides that any person operating a watercraft in this State that is involved in a boating accident shall be deemed to have given consent to the chemical testing of their blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the content of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds. Provides that if the operator refuses testing, or submits to testing and the testing indicates a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or the presence of other drugs or intoxicating compounds, that person can have their driver’s license suspended under the statutory suspension procedures of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and the Boat Registration and Safety Act to provide that

the operator of a sailboat or non-powered watercraft can have his or her privilege to operate a watercraft suspended for refusing chemical testing of blood, breath, or urine. Provides that the new Section of the Boat Registration and Safety Act mandating chemical testing following a boating accident that results in personal injury or death only applies to the operators of motorboats (rather than any watercraft).

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Removes the implied consent provision of the Boat Registration and Safety Act’s limitation to sailboats or non-powered watercraft.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 1530
LOW SPEED & NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLES 625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1
625 ILCS 5/11-1426.2

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Amends the Section on non-highway vehicles to allow non-highway vehicles to cross a highway under the jurisdiction of the State, with the exception of tollways, interstate highways, and controlled access highways, at any intersection of that highway with another public street, road, or highway. Removes the requirement that the highway being crossed have a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, as well as the requirement that the intersection be controlled by a traffic light or 4- way stop sign.
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House Floor Amendment No. 1 625 ILCS 45/4-1

Amends the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Provides that racing shells, rowing sculls, racing canoes, and racing kayaks are not required to carry personal flotation devices as long as they are participating in an event that the Department of Natural Resources has sanctioned as being personal flotation device optional. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may adopt rules for sanctioning personal flotation device optional events.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 1735
ACCIDENTS WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED 625 ILCS5/6-303

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Raises the penalty for a violation of the restriction on driving while a license is suspended or revoked if the violation results in an accident that causes bodily injury to a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation of this Section. Provides that personal injury includes any Type A injury as indicated on the traffic accident report completed by a law enforcement officer that requires immediate professional attention in either a doctor’s office or a medical facility. A Type A injury includes severe bleeding wounds, distorted extremities, and injuries that require the injured party to be carried from the scene.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 1757
COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE 625 ILCS 5/1-110.1a New
625 ILCS 5/1-111.5
625 ILCS 5/1-111.6

625 ILCS 5/1-111.7a New 625 ILCS 5/1-115.3
625 ILCS 5/1-148.5a New 625 ILCS 5/1-204.4

625 ILCS 5/2-119 625 ILCS 5/6-101 625 ILCS 5/6-118 625 ILCS 5/6-201 625 ILCS 5/6-204 625 ILCS 5/6-207 625 ILCS 5/6-500
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625 ILCS 5/6-502
625 ILCS 5/6-503
625 ILCS 5/6-506
625 ILCS 5/6-507
625 ILCS 5/6-507.5 New 625 ILCS 5/6-508

625 ILCS 5/6-508.1
625 ILCS 5/6-509
625 ILCS 5/6-510
625 ILCS 5/6-511
625 ILCS 5/6-512
625 ILCS 5/6-512.5 New 625 ILCS 5/6-513

625 ILCS 5/6-514 625 ILCS 5/6-518 625 ILCS 5/6-523 625 ILCS 5/6-704

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Replaces the commercial driver instruction permit with the Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). Allows retesting applicants or cancelling a CDL or CLP for fraud in the issuance of the CDL or CLP. Changes the definition of tank vehicle and commercial motor vehicle. Defines endorsement, manual transmission, third party tester and third party skills test examiner.

EFFECTIVE 7/1/2014

SB 1764
DRIVING ON SUSPENDED/REVOKED DL 625 ILCS 5/6-303

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Amends the offense for driving on a suspended or

revoked license so that graduated penalties for repeat violations of this Section require the prior convictions of driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license to have the same underlying cause of suspension or revocation of the driver’s license as the current violation.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Inserts

the provisions of the original bill, and provides that a person’s driver’s license, permit, or privilege to obtain a driver’s license or permit may be subject to multiple simultaneous suspensions or revocations. Provides that one suspension or revocation does not negate any others. Provides that graduated penalties for repeat violations of driving on a suspended or revoked license may be imposed if the prior convictions were for driving on a license that was suspended or revoked for any of the following reasons: (1) driving under the influence, (2) failing to stop the vehicle after being involved in an accident involving death or personal
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injury, (3) refusing to submit to chemical testing upon suspicion of driving under the influence, or (4) reckless homicide.

EFFECTIVE 8/27/2013

SB 1849
BLOOD TEST REIMBURSEMENT 625 ILCS 5/11-501.01

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes persons subject to blood tests for refusal to

submit to a breath test or suspicion of the ingestion, consumption, or use of drugs liable for the cost of employing a medical professional to perform the test up to a maximum of $500 if the person is (1) found guilty of violating Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar local ordinance, or (2) pleads guilty to or stipulates to facts supporting a violation of Section 11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar local ordinance when the person was originally charged with violating Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar local ordinance. Allows reimbursement even if the person does not consent to the blood draw.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds a cross reference to a Section of the Code that requires a police officer to request a blood draw if he or she suspects that a motor vehicle driven by or in actual physical control of a person under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof has caused the death or personal injury to another. Allows reimbursement whether the blood draw takes place at a law enforcement facility or a health care facility.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 1871
DRIVER’S LICENSE CANCELLATION 625 ILCS 5/6-201
625 ILCS 5/6-306.6
625 ILCS 5/7-214 625 ILCS 5/7-303 625 ILCS 5/7-316.1

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Allows the Secretary of State to cancel the driver’s license of a nonresident or former Illinois resident who has submitted satisfactory documentation to the Secretary of State to be released from the requirement of showing proof of financial responsibility. Limits the Secretary of State’s authority to deny renewal upon notification that a driver has an unpaid fine in another state to only those states that are members of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977. Allows the Secretary of State to suspend the registration, plates, and registration sticker of a judgment debtor’s motor vehicle if that vehicle was involved in the crash leading to the judgment as indicated by the authenticated crash report. Allows the Secretary of State to transfer the balance of a security posted with the Secretary to the State Treasury if, after releasing security to a judgment debtor or claimant, the balanced is $5 or less. Requires the Secretary to compile a list of all security amounts $5 or less annually and file this list with the State Treasurer.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that if the amount of security posted with the Secretary of State is $5 or less

after payment to a judgment debtor or claimant, the balance shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund. Provides that the Secretary shall compile a list of all security amounts of $5 or less every July and certify this amount to the State Comptroller. Provides that once the Comptroller receives this certification, her or she shall order the State Treasurer to transfer that amount to the General Revenue Fund.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 1940
INSURANCE & VEH. REGISTRATION 625 ILCS 5/3-405
625 ILCS 5/3-415
625 ILCS 5/3-918 New

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that individuals that provide false insurance information in connection with an application for issuance or renewal of vehicle registration are guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Provides that registration will not be issued if certain insurance information is not provided. Requires remittance agents to ask for insurance information in connection with an application for issuance or renewal of vehicle registration and to provide this information to the Secretary of State upon remittance. Provides that the provisions of this Act shall not apply until the beginning of the 2016 registration year.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 2154
RECKLESS DRIVING 625 ILCS 5/11-208.7

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Authorizes municipalities to adopt procedures for the impoundment of vehicles used in the commission of a reckless driving offense (a) as part of a funeral procession or (b) in such a manner that interferes with a funeral procession.

EFFECTIVE 8/22/2013

SB 2356
VEHICLE CODE-SPEED LIMITS-70 MPH 625 ILCS 5/11-601
625 ILCS 5/11-602
625 ILCS 5/11-603

625 ILCS 5/1-187.001 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides the maximum speed limit outside an urban

district for any vehicle is (1) 70 miles per hour on any interstate highway; (2) 70 miles per hour for all or part of highways that are designated by the Department of Transportation, have at least 4 lanes of traffic, and have a separation between the roadways moving in opposite directions; and (3) 65 miles per hour for all other highways, roads, and streets. Provides that the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will may adopt ordinances establishing speed limits lower than these speeds. Permits the Department of Transportation and Toll Highway Authority to alter speed limits up to the new maximum speed limit (rather than up to 65 miles per hour).

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.

Reinstates substantially similar provisions. Adds Madison and St. Clair counties to the list of counties that may opt out of the increased speed limits. Adds a reduction in the speed required in excess of the legal speed limit to constitute a serious traffic violation for purposes of the Illinois Vehicle Code from 30 MPH or more above the legal speed limit to 26 MPH or more. Alters the change made in the maximum speed limit outside an urban district for any vehicle from 70 miles per hour to 65 MPH for all or part of highways that are designated by the Department, have at least 4 lanes of traffic, and have a separation between the roadways moving in opposite directions; and from 65 miles per hour to 55 MPH for all other highways, roads, and streets. Adds provision reducing by 5 MPH the thresholds for a Class B or Class A misdemeanor speeding violation.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2014

SB 2583
VEHICLE CODE-CITATIONS-SIGN & DRIVE 625 ILCS 5/3-711
625 ILCS 5/6-306.4
625 ILCS 5/6-601

625 ILCS 5/6-306.3 rep. 625 ILCS 5/6-308 new 625 ILCS 5/6-601
625 ILCS 5/6-803

725 ILCS 5/110-15

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Repeals the Section concerning license as bail.

Provides that residents of this State and residents of any other state which is a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977 who are cited by a police officer for violating a traffic law or ordinance shall have the option of (1) being taken without unnecessary delay before a court of jurisdiction or (2) executing a written promise to comply with the terms of the citation by signing at least one copy of a Uniform Traffic Ticket prepared by the police officer. Provides that the Secretary of State shall suspend the driving privileges of a resident who fails to comply with the executed written promise to comply with the original terms of the citation until the Secretary receives notification by the court of jurisdiction that the person has appeared or otherwise executed the written promise to comply with the terms of the original citation. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Removes a provision allowing the Supreme Court to include deposit of a chauffeur’s or operator’s license in the bail schedule for traffic cases. Makes corresponding changes in other portions of the Code.

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the original provisions of the bill. Provides that the new Section stating bond is not required for petty offenses does not apply to business offenses or to violations of the wheel and axle load limits of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that if a person fails to appear on his or her appointed court date, the court may continue the case to notify the person of his or her new court date, rather than requiring the court to continue the case. Removes the original bill’s addition of a $50 minimum fine for petty offenses under the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes the original bill’s repeal of the Section governing traffic stop procedures and bail for residents of other states. Restores the provision that the bail schedule may require deposit of a chauffeur’s or operator’s license in addition to 10% of bail.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

SB 2802
PROOF OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION 625 ILCS 5/3-701
625 ILCS 5/3-413

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may operate a motor vehicle
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that has been registered but does not display a current and valid Illinois registration sticker provided that he or she has proof, in the form of a printed receipt from the Secretary, that he or she has registered the vehicle before the previous registration’s expiration but has not yet received a new registration sticker from the Secretary. Provides that this printed proof of registration is only valid for 30 days from the expiration of the previous registration sticker’s date.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill.

Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes corresponding changes to the provision governing the display of registration plates.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

SB 3096
VEHICLE CODE – JUDGMENT REPORTS 625 ILCS 5/7-307

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a judgment creditor or his or her attorney,

in addition to the clerk of a court or the judge of a court which has no clerk, shall forward a certified report of any judgment for damages, the rendering and nonpayment of which required the suspension of the driver’s license and registration, to the Secretary of State.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that calibration of automated speed

enforcement systems shall be conducted on an annual basis. Requires radar or lidar equipment to undergo an internal validation test every week, but removes the requirement that a qualified technician perform the test. Provides that radar equipment shall be checked with internal frequency generators and internal circuit tests, but removes the diode display test requirement. Provides that the requirement that training on speed enforcement equipment be equivalent to the Speed Measuring Device Operator Program developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is optional. Provides that calibration test records shall be kept by the vendor or technician that performs the tests.

EFFECTIVE 8/22/2014

SB 3411
COUNTY/MUNICIPALITY-NO TICKET QUOTAS 5 ILCS 315/10
55 ILCS 5/5-1136 new
65 ILCS 5/11-1-12 new

625 ILCS 5-16-102.1 new 20 ILCS 2610/24
20 ILCS 805/805-537 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or

municipality may not require a law enforcement officer to issue a specific number of citations or warnings within a designated period of time. Provides that a county or municipality may not, for purposes of evaluating a law enforcement officer’s job performance, compare the number of citations or warnings issued by the law enforcement officer to the number of citations or warnings issued by any other law enforcement officer who has similar job duties. Limits home rule powers. Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that it shall be an unfair labor practice to require a peace officer to perform a duty that conflicts with the provisions of this amendatory Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois

Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not require a law enforcement officer to issue a specific number of citations within a designated period of time. Provides that a county or municipality may not, for purposes of evaluating a law enforcement officer’s job performance, compare the number of citations issued by the law enforcement officer to the number of citations issued by any other law enforcement officer who has similar job duties. Provides that a municipality with its own independent inspector general and law enforcement review authority is not subject to the requirements of the amendatory Act. Provides that such prohibition shall not affect the receipt of federal or State grants or funds used to fund traffic enforcement programs. Limits home rule powers. Makes similar changes in the State Police Act and the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.

EFFECTIVE 1/1/2015

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