LYONS,EILEEN-FEIGENHOLTZ-KRAUSE-ERWIN-SLONE AND SCULLY.
VEH CD-BICYCLE SAFETY-HELMETS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that every passenger
under 16 years of age on a motorcycle, motor driven cycle, motorized
pedalcycle, or bicycle must wear a helmet. Imposes up to a $25 fine
for a violation of these provisions. Requires that the Secretary of
State create a bicycle safety video for public distribution when funds
are available. Amends the School Code to require schools to teach the
safe operation of a bicycle.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that no operator
shall permit a passenger of a motorcycle, motor driven cycle, or
motorized pedalcycle under 16 years of age to ride without wearing a
helmet (instead of placing the burden on the passenger under 16 years
of age to wear a helmet). Changes the fine for a bicycle rider under
16 who doesn't wear a helmet (or a person who permits such a rider as
a passenger on a bicycle) from a maximum civil fine of $25 to a
maximum petty offense fine of $5.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 5/11-1507.2
Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to delete the provision
that requires a person under 16 years of age to wear a helmet when
riding a bicycle and the subsequent fine for failure to wear a helmet.
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/STANDARD DEBATE/LOST 028-073-010
Last action date: 99-03-16
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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