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 Bill Status of HB3982  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  TAXI SAFETY-DRIVER REQUIREMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. Renée Kosel - Sandra M. Pihos

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Carole Pankau , Kirk W. Dillard and Martin A. Sandoval)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1062

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 55/5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Taxi Safety Act of 2007. Provides that a taxi driver must be 21 years of age or older, must have a valid driver's license issued by any state in the United States, must have had a valid driver's license for at least 3 years, and during the immediately preceding 3-year period must not have been convicted of the following offences: leaving the scene of a traffic accident involving death or personal injury; driving under the influence; reckless driving; drag racing; street racing; manslaughter or reckless homicide; or reckless conduct arising from the use of a motor vehicle. Also provides that if he or she, after becoming a taxi driver, is convicted of any of those offenses or ceases to be licensed, the taxi driver must immediately cease operating a taxicab and the prohibition shall continue until specified conditions are met. Effective July 1, 2012.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 55/5
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 55/15 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Taxi Safety Act of 2007. Contains legislative findings. Provides that upon the request of a unit of government that licenses, registers, or otherwise regulates taxi drivers, the clerk of the circuit court in which the unit of government is situated shall furnish a list of all moving violations involving a vehicle with a taxi registration plate issued by the Secretary of State. Provides that in its request, the unit of government shall indicate the time period for which it seeks the information. Provides that the list furnished to the unit of government shall indicate the name of the defendant, the associated taxi registration plate number, the type of violation or alleged violation, and the disposition or status of each case. Provides that the list shall be accompanied by a report with a percentage breakdown of the total number of cases for which there was a plea of guilty or a finding of guilt and the total number of cases that were voluntarily dismissed for want of prosecution. Provides that the clerk of the circuit court may not generate the list for any individual or entity other than a unit of government that licenses, registers, or otherwise regulates taxi drivers.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
In the findings Section, finds that by imposing a duty upon circuit court clerks to make certain information available (instead of the duty to compile the information), governments can take further steps to ensure pedestrian and driver safety. Provides that in counties in which vehicle citation records are not readily available to the public, the clerk of the circuit court shall furnish a list of all moving violations involving a taxi or an individual licensed or registered as a taxi driver upon the request of any unit of government that licenses registers, or otherwise regulates taxi drivers. Deletes language specifying that the disclosed records shall concern vehicles displaying taxi registration plates. Deletes language providing: that in its request, the unit of government shall indicate the time period for which it seeks the information; that the list furnished to the unit of government shall indicate the name of the defendant, the associated taxi registration plate number, the type of violation or alleged violation, and the disposition or status of each case; that the list shall be accompanied by a report with a percentage breakdown of the total number of cases for which there was a plea of guilty or a finding of guilt and the total number of cases that were voluntarily dismissed for want of prosecution; and that the clerk of the circuit court may not generate the list for any individual or entity other than a unit of government that licenses, registers, or otherwise regulates taxi drivers.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Renée Kosel
  1/18/2012HouseFirst Reading
  1/18/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/30/2012HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  2/23/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Renée Kosel
  2/23/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  2/29/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/29/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 006-001-000
  3/1/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/6/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-001-000
  3/21/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/21/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Carole Pankau
  3/21/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/21/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Transportation
  4/18/2012SenatePostponed - Transportation
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Carole Pankau
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/25/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Transportation; 009-000-000
  4/25/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 26, 2012
  5/2/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/2/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 3, 2012
  5/15/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  5/15/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-001-001
  5/15/2012HouseArrived in House
  5/15/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/21/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Renée Kosel
  5/21/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  5/23/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 007-000-000
  5/28/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 115-000-000
  5/28/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  6/26/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  8/24/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  8/24/2012HouseEffective Date January 1, 2013
  8/24/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1062

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