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Public Act 096-0131


 

Public Act 0131 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-0131
 
HB0072 Enrolled LRB096 02955 AJT 12969 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 12-610.1 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/12-610.1)
    Sec. 12-610.1. Wireless telephones.
    (a) As used in this Section, "wireless telephone" means a
device that is capable of transmitting or receiving telephonic
communications without a wire connecting the device to the
telephone network.
    (b) A person under the age of 19 years who holds an
instruction permit issued under Section 6-105 or 6-107.1, or a
person under the age of 19 years who holds a graduated license
issued under Section 6-107, may not drive a vehicle on a
roadway while using a wireless phone.
    (c) This Section does not apply to a person under the age
of 19 years using a wireless telephone for emergency purposes,
including, but not limited to, an emergency call to a law
enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or
other emergency services agency or entity.
    (d) If a graduated driver's license holder over the age of
18 committed an offense against traffic regulations governing
the movement of vehicles or any violation of Section 6-107 or
Section 12-603.1 of this Code in the 6 months prior to the
graduated driver's license holder's 18th birthday, and was
subsequently convicted of the violation, the provisions of
paragraph (b) shall continue to apply until such time as a
period of 6 consecutive months has elapsed without an
additional violation and subsequent conviction of an offense
against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles
or any violation of Section 6-107 or Section 12-603.1 of this
Code.
    (e) A person, regardless of age, may not use a wireless
telephone at any time while operating a motor vehicle on a
roadway in a school speed zone established under Section
11-605, or on a highway in a construction or maintenance speed
zone established under Section 11-605.1. This subsection (e)
does not apply to (i) a person engaged in a highway
construction or maintenance project for which a construction or
maintenance speed zone has been established under Section
11-605.1, (ii) a person using a wireless telephone for
emergency purposes, including, but not limited to, law
enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or
other emergency services agency or entity, (iii) a law
enforcement officer or operator of an emergency vehicle when
performing the officer's or operator's official duties, or (iv)
to a person using a wireless telephone in voice-activated mode.
(Source: P.A. 94-240, eff. 7-15-05; 95-310, eff. 1-1-08;
95-338, eff. 1-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010