Sen. Gary Forby

Filed: 3/5/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2488 on page 1, by
3 replacing lines 7 through 12 with the following:
4     "(625 ILCS 5/11-213 new)
5     Sec. 11-213. Power of a fire department officer; highway or
6 lane closure. In the absence of a law enforcement officer or a
7 representative of the highway agency having jurisdiction over
8 the highway, an officer of a fire department, in the
9 performance of his or her official duties, has the authority to
10 close to traffic a highway, or a lane or lanes of a highway, as
11 necessary to protect the safety of persons or property. In
12 order to promote the safe implementation of this Section, the
13 fire department officer shall utilize an official fire
14 department vehicle with lighted red or white oscillating,
15 rotating, or flashing lights in accordance with Section 12-215
16 of this Code and proper temporary traffic control in accordance
17 with the sections of the Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic



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1 Control Devices concerning temporary traffic control and
2 incident management. The officer should also receive training
3 in safe practices for accomplishing these tasks near traffic.
4 This Section does not apply to highways under the jurisdiction
5 of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. As used in this
6 Section, "highway" has the meaning set forth in Section 1-126
7 of this Code.".