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 Bill Status of SB0396  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VEH-LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans

House Sponsors
(Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Martin J. Moylan)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0209

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Economic Development Act of 2017. Contains only a short title provision.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/1-140.10
625 ILCS 5/11-1516
625 ILCS 5/11-1517 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Changes the definition of "low-speed electric bicycle". Provides that provisions of a Chapter in the Code that govern bicycles shall apply to low-speed electric bicycles. Provides that each low-speed electric bicycle operating in this State shall comply with equipment and manufacturing requirements adopted by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and each Class 3 low-speed electric bicycle shall be equipped with a speedometer that displays the speed the bicycle is traveling in miles per hour. Provides that beginning on or after January 1, 2018, every manufacturer and distributor of low-speed electric bicycles shall apply a label that is permanently affixed to the bicycle containing a classification number, the bicycle's top assisted speed, and the bicycle's motor wattage. Provides that no person shall knowingly modify the speed capability or engagement of a low-speed electric bicycle without replacing the required label. Provides that a Class 2 low-speed electric bicycle shall operate in a manner so that the electric motor is disengaged or ceases to function when the brakes are applied. Provides that a Class 1 low-speed electric bicycle and a Class 3 low-speed electric bicycle shall operate in a manner so that the electric motor is disengaged or ceases to function when the rider stops pedaling. Provides that a person may operate a low-speed electric bicycle upon any bicycle path unless the municipality, county, or local authority with jurisdiction prohibits the use of the bicycles or a specific class on that path. Provides that a person may operate a Class 3 low-speed electric bicycle only if he or she is 16 years of age or older. Provides that a person who is less than 16 years of age may ride as a passenger on a Class 3 low-speed electric bicycle that is designed to accommodate passengers.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/11-208from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-208

Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the power of local authorities to regulate bicycles includes low-speed electric bicycles and low-speed gas bicycles.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/24/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/24/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/28/2017SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  3/28/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 29, 2017
  3/28/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/28/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  3/30/2017SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 4, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Transportation
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Transportation
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/2/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  5/3/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Transportation
  5/3/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Transportation
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Transportation; 015-000-000
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Transportation; 015-000-000
  5/11/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/11/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Steans
  5/11/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  5/11/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/11/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  5/11/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/15/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  5/15/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/15/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/16/2017HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/24/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 009-000-000
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/26/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 104-005-000
  5/26/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/18/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/18/2017SenateEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/18/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0209

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