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 Bill Status of HB5624  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  VEH CD-DISABILITIES-PARKING

House Sponsors
Rep. Karen May - John D'Amico - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Patricia R. Bellock - Sidney H. Mathias, La Shawn K. Ford, Barbara Flynn Currie, Robert Rita, Karen A. Yarbrough, Charles W. Krezwick, JoAnn D. Osmond, Norine Hammond, Marlow H. Colvin, Thaddeus Jones, Jack McGuire, Michael G. Connelly, Franco Coladipietro, Timothy L. Schmitz, David Harris, Esther Golar, Lisa M. Dugan, William Davis, Jim Sacia, Carol A. Sente, Deborah Mell and Kimberly du Buclet

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. M. Maggie Crotty  and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/23/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0845

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/11-209from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-209
625 ILCS 5/11-1301.1from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.1
625 ILCS 5/11-1301.3from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.3
625 ILCS 5/11-1301.5
625 ILCS 5/11-1301.9 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes language requiring that the local police of a municipal authority issue a parking ticket to a person who violates provisions concerning parking places reserved for persons with disabilities. Provides for the issuance of free parking stickers to certain persons with disabilities. Provides that to be eligible for a free parking sticker, a person with disabilities must present a certification from a physician that the person meets certain physical requirements. Increases the fine from $250 to $300 for parking in a spot reserved for persons with disabilities without authorization. Increases the fine from $500 to $600 for improperly using a disability license plate, decal, or device to park in a parking place reserved for a person with disabilities. Increases the fines for a violation of the Section concerning fictitious or unlawfully altered disability license plates or parking decals or devices from $500 to $1,000 for a first offense and from $1,000 to $2,000 for a second or subsequent offense. Provides that a physician who violates the Section concerning parking in a place reserved for a person with disabilities shall be fined an amount equal to double the amount of any applicable penalty.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 5/11-209from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-209

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the original bill, but makes the following changes: reinserts language requiring that the local police of a municipal authority issue a parking ticket to a person who violates provisions concerning parking places reserved for persons with disabilities; adds certain public or privately controlled parking areas to the list of places where persons with disabilities are exempted from time restrictions; removes language increasing the fine from $250 to $300 for parking in a spot reserved for persons with disabilities without authorization; removes language providing that a physician who violates the Section concerning parking in a place reserved for a person with disabilities shall be fined an amount equal to double the amount of any applicable penalty; provides that a physician may not knowingly falsify a certification that a person is a person with disabilities and provides that a first conviction is a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $2,000 and a second or subsequent conviction is a Class 4 felony with a minimum fine of $4,000; provides that the new provisions concerning free parking for certain persons with disabilities take effect beginning on January 1, 2014; replaces references to free parking stickers with references to insignia showing that a person is entitled to park in certain places for free; adds certain public or privately controlled parking areas to the list of places where persons with disabilities with free parking insignia may park for free; and provides that the Secretary shall adopt rules to implement the Section concerning free parking for certain persons with disabilities.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 5/11-1301.9 new
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/11-1301.2from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1301.2

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of House Amendment No. 2, but makes the following changes: replaces references to insignia showing that a person is entitled to park in certain places for free with references to meter-exempt parking decals or devices; provides that the Secretary of State shall by administrative rule provide for the issuance of meter-exempt parking decals or devices (instead of "shall issue free parking insignia"); relocates the provisions concerning meter-exempt parking decals or devices to the Section concerning special decals for parking; adds physician assistants and advanced practice nurses to the class of individuals who may certify that a person meets the physical criteria for a meter-exempt parking decal or device; provides that a meter-exempt decal or device may be issued to a person who is unable to approach a parking meter due to his or her use of a wheelchair or other device for mobility (instead of "wheelchair or other device"); deletes language providing for a period of validity of the insignia; adds physician assistants and advanced practice nurses to the class of individuals who may not knowingly falsify a certification that a person is a person with disabilities; and provides that a first conviction is a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $1,000 (instead of $2,000) and a second or subsequent conviction is a Class 4 felony with a minimum fine of $2,000 (instead of $4,000).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  2/15/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2012HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  2/28/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  2/28/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/29/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  3/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 009-000-000
  3/7/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  3/27/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 007-001-000
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles W. Krezwick
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine Hammond
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly du Buclet
  3/29/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  3/30/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/11/2012SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Transportation
  4/18/2012SenatePostponed - Transportation
  4/25/2012SenatePostponed - Transportation
  5/1/2012SenateDo Pass Transportation; 010-000-000
  5/1/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2012
  5/2/2012SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  5/10/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2012
  5/22/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/22/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/22/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  7/23/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  7/23/2012HouseEffective Date January 1, 2013
  7/23/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0845

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