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Public Act 096-0052


 

Public Act 0052 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-0052
 
SB0075 Enrolled LRB096 03536 AJT 13561 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 11-605 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-605)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-605)
    Sec. 11-605. Special speed limit while passing schools.
    (a) For the purpose of this Section, "school" means the
following entities:
        (1) A public or private primary or secondary school.
        (2) A primary or secondary school operated by a
    religious institution.
        (3) A public, private, or religious nursery school.
    On a school day when school children are present and so
close thereto that a potential hazard exists because of the
close proximity of the motorized traffic, no person shall drive
a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour while
passing a school zone or while traveling on a roadway on public
school property or upon any public thoroughfare where children
pass going to and from school.
    For the purpose of this Section a school day shall begin at
seven ante meridian and shall conclude at four post meridian.
    This Section shall not be applicable unless appropriate
signs are posted upon streets and highways under their
respective jurisdiction and maintained by the Department,
township, county, park district, city, village or incorporated
town wherein the school zone is located. With regard to the
special speed limit while passing schools, such signs shall
give proper due warning that a school zone is being approached
and shall indicate the school zone and the maximum speed limit
in effect during school days when school children are present.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Nothing in this Chapter shall prohibit the use of
electronic speed-detecting devices within 500 feet of signs
within a special school speed zone indicating such zone, as
defined in this Section, nor shall evidence obtained thereby be
inadmissible in any prosecution for speeding provided the use
of such device shall apply only to the enforcement of the speed
limit in such special school speed zone.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) A first violation of this Section is a petty offense
with a minimum fine of $150. A second or subsequent violation
of this Section is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $300.
    (f) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) is $150
or greater, the person who violates subsection (a) shall be
charged an additional $50 to be paid to the unit school
district where the violation occurred for school safety
purposes. If the violation occurred in a dual school district,
$25 of the surcharge shall be paid to the elementary school
district for school safety purposes and $25 of the surcharge
shall be paid to the high school district for school safety
purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
entire $50 surcharge shall be paid to the appropriate school
district or districts.
    For purposes of this subsection (f), "school safety
purposes" includes the costs associated with school zone safety
education, the Safe Routes to School Program under Section
2705-317 of the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil
Administrative Code of Illinois, safety programs within the
School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program
under Section 2-3.51.5 of the School Code, and the purchase,
installation, and maintenance of caution lights which are
mounted on school speed zone signs.
    (g) (Blank).
    (h) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 92-242, eff. 1-1-02; 92-619, eff. 1-1-03; 92-780,
eff. 8-6-02; 93-955, eff. 8-19-04.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2009