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 Bill Status of SB0055  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  VEH CD-BICYCLE HELMETS & SEATS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/1-148.3f new
625 ILCS 5/11-1517 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes it unlawful: for a person under the age of 16 to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle unless he or she wears a protective bicycle helmet; for a person who weighs less than 40 pounds or is less than 40 inches in height to be a passenger on a bicycle unless the person can be and is properly seated in and adequately secured to a bicycle safety seat; and for a parent or legal guardian of a person below the age of 12 to permit the person to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle in violation of the foregoing provisions. Provides for a civil penalty, and that moneys collected under this Act shall be deposited into the Share the Road Fund. Provides that, in the case of a first offense in a 12 month period, the court shall waive the civil penalty upon receipt of satisfactory proof that the violator has, since the date of the violation, purchased or otherwise obtained an appropriate protective bicycle helmet or bicycle safety seat. Provides that failure to wear a protective bicycle helmet or to secure a passenger to a restraining seat is not admissible as evidence in a trial of any civil action. Provides that except in cases involving a parent or legal guardian of a person below the age of 12, a law enforcement officer observing a violation of the new provisions shall issue a warning to the person and shall not arrest or take into custody any person solely for a violation. Contains definitions and a statement of purpose. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/27/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  1/27/2011SenateFirst Reading
  1/27/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2011SenateAssigned to Public Health
  3/1/2011SenatePostponed - Public Health
  3/9/2011SenatePostponed - Public Health
  3/15/2011SenatePostponed - Public Health
  3/18/2011SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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