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 Bill Status of SB3537  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  VEH CD-DISTRACTED DRIVING BAN

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Millner - Thomas Johnson - William E. Brady

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/11-1406.5 new
725 ILCS 5/108-1from Ch. 38, par. 108-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person commits distracted driving when he or she violates provisions concerning obedience to traffic-control devices, speed restrictions, or lane usage while engaging in a distracting activity. Provides that the term "distracting activity" includes but is not limited to eating, applying cosmetics, and using a wireless telephone or other electronic communication device. Provides that a person who violates the new provisions is guilty of an offense against the regulations governing the movement of vehicles. Provides that a law enforcement officer may not stop, search, or inspect a motor vehicle, its contents, the driver, or a passenger solely because of a violation or suspected violation of the new provisions. Makes a corresponding change in the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Millner
  2/8/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/29/2012SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  3/7/2012SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  3/9/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 30, 2012
  3/23/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Johnson
  3/23/2012SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Thomas Johnson
  3/26/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Johnson
  3/27/2012SenateHeld in Criminal Law
  3/30/2012SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/24/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William E. Brady
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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