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Public Act 097-0026


 

Public Act 0026 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 097-0026
 
HB1222 EnrolledLRB097 06504 HEP 46588 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Child Passenger Protection Act is amended by
changing Section 6a as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 25/6a)
    Sec. 6a. Child passenger safety instructional course.
    (a) As used in this Section, "technician" means a person
who has successfully completed the U.S. Department of
Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's (NHTSA) standardized National Child Passenger
Safety Certification Training Program and who maintains a
current child passenger safety technician or technician
instructor certification through the current certifying body
for the National Child Passenger Safety Training Program as
designated by the NHTSA.
    (b) A person in violation of Section 4 of this Act may
schedule a child safety instructional course with a technician.
The instructional course shall include instruction on the
proper installation of a child restraint system. The
instructional course shall also include an inspection of the
child restraint system. At the time of scheduling, the
technician shall notify the person that the instructional
course must be completed prior to the mandatory court
appearance date on the person's citation for a violation of
Section 4 of this Act.
    (c) Prior to beginning the instructional course, the person
must present a copy of the citation of a violation of Section 4
of this Act to the technician.
    (d) The technician shall be observant for any citations
with the notation "no safety seat" in the notes field and
discuss with the person, for the purpose of determining the
person's need for a child restraint system, the person's
reasons for not transporting the child in a child restraint
system.
    (e) Upon completion of the instructional course to the
satisfaction of the technician conducting the course, the
technician shall issue a letter to the person for presentation
in court. The letter shall:
        (1) be printed on a form or in a manner required by the
    Illinois Department of Transportation the technician's
    letterhead;
        (2) indicate that the person has voluntarily
    participated in the instructional course and received
    instruction from a technician regarding the proper use of
    the person's child restraint system; and
        (3) include (i) the date the instructional course was
    completed, (ii) the citation number presented to the
    technician under this Section, (iii) the county in which
    the citation was issued, and (iv) the technician's
    signature and technician number.
(Source: P.A. 96-914, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2012.

Effective Date: 1/1/2012