98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. John D'Amico
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 12-610.2 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/12-610.2)
Electronic communication devices.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Electronic communication device" means an electronic
device, including but not limited to a
personal digital assistant, or a portable
or mobile computer
while being used for the purpose of
composing, reading, or sending an electronic message
, but does
not include a global positioning system or navigation system or
a device that is physically or electronically integrated into
the motor vehicle.
"Electronic message" means a self-contained piece of
digital communication that is designed or intended to be
transmitted between physical devices. "Electronic message"
includes, but is not limited to electronic mail, a text
message, an instant message, a digital photograph, a video, or
a command or request to access an Internet site.
(b) A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway