Bill Status of HB3972  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  VEH CD-ELECTRONIC COMM DEVICES

House Sponsors
Rep. John D'Amico - David Harris - Carol A. Sente - Sidney H. Mathias - Karen May, Robyn Gabel, Karen A. Yarbrough, Thaddeus Jones, Jehan A. Gordon, Luis Arroyo, Joseph M. Lyons, Linda Chapa LaVia, Cynthia Soto, Edward J. Acevedo, Elizabeth Hernandez, Michael P. McAuliffe, Jim Sacia, Dan Brady, Camille Y. Lilly and Marlow H. Colvin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John G. Mulroe )

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/12-610.2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device (rather than only prohibiting the composing, sending, or reading of electronic messages while operating a vehicle) unless the electronic communication device is used in hands-free or voice-activated mode or one of 5 other limited exceptions apply.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the original bill, but makes the following changes: (1) specifies that the term "electronic communication device" includes a hand-held wireless telephone and a hand-held personal digital assistant (instead of wireless telephone and personal digital assistant); (2) provides that an exception for the prohibition on the use of an electronic communication device applies to a driver using an electronic communication device in hands-free or voice-operated (instead of voice-activated) mode and that voice-operated mode may include the use of a headset; (3) provides that the Section concerning electronic communication devices does not apply to a driver using certain radio communication services or to a driver who presses a single button to initiate or terminate a voice communication or to a driver using an electronic communication device capable of performing multiple functions for a purpose that is not otherwise prohibited; and (4) provides that a person who violates the Section concerning electronic communication devices shall be fined a maximum of $75 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, $125 for a third offense, and $150 for a fourth or subsequent offense.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of House Amendment No. 1, but separately exempts drivers using two-way or citizens band radio services and drivers using two-way mobile radio transmitters or receivers for licensees of the Federal Communications Commission in the amateur radio service.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John D'Amico
  1/10/2012HouseFirst Reading
  1/10/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/23/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  1/24/2012HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  2/1/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  2/3/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John D'Amico
  2/3/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  2/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John D'Amico
  2/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/8/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 006-003-000
  2/8/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/8/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/15/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John D'Amico
  2/15/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  2/21/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote
  2/21/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/22/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  2/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  3/6/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  3/8/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 062-053-001
  3/21/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/21/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/21/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/21/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/1/2012SenatePostponed - Transportation
  5/4/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 25, 2012
  5/25/2012SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die