State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/15/2019, by Sen. David Koehler


625 ILCS 60/20

    Amends the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act. Provides that the Governor is authorized and requested to address businesses, park districts, other special recreational districts of the State, and governmental personnel, in addition to the citizens of the State, in making a yearly proclamation taking public notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day.

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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 Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act is
5amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 60/20)
7    Sec. 20. Proclamation. Each year, the Governor is
8authorized and requested to designate and take suitable public
9notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day (October 15)
10and to issue a proclamation which:
11        (1) comments upon the necessity for and significance of
12    the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act and discusses
13    the history of laws protecting pedestrians with
14    disabilities;
15        (2) calls upon the citizens and businesses of the State
16    to observe the provisions of the Pedestrians with
17    Disabilities Safety Act and to take precautions necessary
18    for the safety of pedestrians with disabilities;
19        (3) reminds the citizens, businesses, park districts,
20    and other special recreational districts of the State of
21    the policies with respect to persons with disabilities and
22    urges all citizens, businesses, and governmental personnel
23    to ensure that the policies are upheld; and



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1        (4) emphasizes the need of all citizens and
2    governmental personnel to be aware of the presence of
3    persons with disabilities in the community and to keep safe
4    and functional for persons with disabilities the streets,
5    sidewalks, highways, walkways, and walking, running, or
6    bicycle paths of this State.
7(Source: P.A. 100-76, eff. 1-1-18.)