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 Bill Status of HB4344  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEROES WAY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mark Batinick - Daniel V. Beiser - Mike Fortner - Tim Butler - John C. D'Amico, Margo McDermed, Randy E. Frese, Keith R. Wheeler, Steven A. Andersson, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., John Cavaletto, Norine K. Hammond, Silvana Tabares, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Mike Smiddy, David Harris, Frances Ann Hurley, Camille Y. Lilly, Natalie A. Manley, Martin J. Moylan, Reginald Phillips, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Katherine Cloonen, Jack D. Franks, Carol Ammons and Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Mr. Dan McConchie, William R. Haine and Heather A. Steans)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0802

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Heroes Way Designation Program Act. Allows a person who is related to a member of the United States Armed Forces who was killed in action while performing active military duty to apply for a designation allowing the placement of an honorary sign along designated Illinois roads. Provides that honorary signs may be placed upon interstate or state-numbered highway interchanges or upon bridges or segments of highway on the State highway system. Provides requirements for petition and approval of applications by the General Assembly to designate a specified road. Provides that no interchange, bridge, or highway may be named or designated after more than one member of the United States Armed Forces killed in action, nor may a designated member of the United States Armed Forces be eligible for more than one interchange, bridge, or highway designation. Provides that any highway signs erected for any designation shall be erected and maintained for a 20-year period, after which the signs shall be subject to removal, and the interchange, bridge, or highway may be subject to a new designation, absent an application to retain designation. Defines "Department", "Secretary", and "United States Armed Forces".

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced with changes. Provides that honorary signs may be placed upon interstate or state-numbered highway interchanges or upon bridges or segments of highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation (rather than on the State highway system). Modifies the requirements for petition, approval of applications, and notice by the General Assembly to designate a specified road. Provides that no interchange, bridge, or segment of highway may be named or designated if it carries an existing designation (rather than being named or designated after more than one member of the United States Armed Forces killed in action). Removes language requiring that any highway signs erected for any designation be erected and maintained for a 20-year period, after which the signs shall be subject to removal, and the interchange, bridge, or highway may be subject to a new designation.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/25/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick
  12/2/2015HouseFirst Reading
  12/2/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2016HouseAssigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  2/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  2/26/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick
  2/26/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/23/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/4/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 020-000-000
  4/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  4/12/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/12/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/12/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/12/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2016SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/3/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  5/3/2016SenateDo Pass Transportation; 016-000-000
  5/3/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2016
  5/10/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 11, 2016
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/19/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  5/26/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/26/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  8/15/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  8/15/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  8/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0802

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