Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Expressway Safety Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority shall work together to conduct a program to increase the amount of cameras along expressways in Cook County. Provides that images from the cameras may be used to investigate offenses and detect roadway hazards, but not to enforce petty offenses. Provides that the program shall be funded by the Road Fund. Repeals the Act on July 1, 2023.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that funds from the Road Fund shall be for use on highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill and House Amendment No. 1, and makes the following changes. Renames the Act the Expressway Camera Act and provides that the Act may be referred to as the Tamara Clayton Expressway Camera Act. Provides that images from expressway cameras may be used by any municipal police department, county sheriff's office, State Police officer, or other law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the expressway (instead of "roadway") in Cook County in the investigation of any offense involving the use of a firearm (instead of by law enforcement agencies in the investigation of offenses). Provides that funds needed to conduct the program for use on expressways (instead of "highways") under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation shall be taken from the Road Fund.