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Full Text of HB2937  97th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Roadside Memorial Act is amended by changing
5Section 23 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 125/23)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2011)
8    Sec. 23. Fatal accident memorial marker program.
9    (a) The fatal accident memorial marker program is intended
10to raise public awareness of reckless driving by emphasizing
11the dangers while affording families an opportunity to remember
12the victims of crashes involving reckless drivers.
13    (b) As used in this Section, "fatal accident memorial
14marker" means a marker on a highway in this State commemorating
15one or more persons who died as a proximate result of a crash
16caused by a driver who committed an act of reckless homicide in
17violation of Section 9-3 or 9-3.2 of the Criminal Code of 1961
18or who otherwise caused the death of one or more persons
19through the operation of a motor vehicle.
20    (c) For purposes of the fatal accident memorial marker
21program in this Section, the provisions of Section 15 of this
22Act applicable to DUI memorial markers shall apply the same to
23fatal accident memorial markers.



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1    (d) A fatal accident memorial marker shall consist of a
2white on blue panel bearing the message "Reckless Driving Costs
3Lives". At the request of the qualified relative, a separate
4panel bearing the words "In Memory of (victim's name)",
5followed by the date of the crash that was the proximate cause
6of the loss of the victim's life, shall be mounted below the
7primary panel.
8    (e) A fatal accident memorial marker may memorialize more
9than one victim who died as a result of the same crash. If one
10or more additional deaths subsequently occur in close proximity
11to an existing fatal accident memorial marker, the supporting
12jurisdiction may use the same marker to memorialize the
13subsequent death or deaths, by adding the names of the
14additional persons.
15    (f) A fatal accident memorial marker shall be maintained
16for at least 2 years from the date the last person was
17memorialized on the marker.
18    (g) The supporting jurisdiction has the right to install a
19marker at a location other than the location of the crash or to
20relocate a marker due to restricted room, property owner
21complaints, interference with essential traffic control
22devices, safety concerns, or other restrictions. In such cases,
23the sponsoring jurisdiction may select an alternate location.
24    (h) The Department shall secure the consent of any
25municipality before placing a fatal accident memorial marker
26within the corporate limits of the municipality.



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1    (i) A fee in an amount to be determined by the supporting
2jurisdiction shall be charged to the qualified relative. The
3fee shall not exceed the costs associated with the fabrication,
4installation, and maintenance of the fatal accident memorial
6    (j) The Department shall report to the General Assembly no
7later than October 1, 2011 on the evaluation of the program and
8the number of fatal accident memorial marker requests.
9    (k) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2012 2011.
10(Source: P.A. 96-1371, eff. 1-1-11.)
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.