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 Bill Status of HB1247  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. John D'Amico - David Harris - Carol A. Sente - Elizabeth Hernandez - Michael J. Zalewski, Luis Arroyo, Jim Sacia, Robert F. Martwick, Emanuel Chris Welch, Kenneth Dunkin, Thaddeus Jones, Silvana Tabares and Cynthia Soto

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John G. Mulroe - Melinda Bush - Julie A. Morrison)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0506

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/12-610.2

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Expands the prohibition on driving while using an electronic communication device to include uses beyond composing, sending, or reading an electronic message. Expands the exceptions to include the use of hands-free devices, two-way radios, and electronic devices capable of performing multiple functions as long as these devices are not used for a prohibited purpose. Establishes a graduated fine scale for repeat offenses.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that a first offense for driving while using an electronic communication device is not a moving violation.

DateChamber Action
  2/1/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John D'Amico
  2/1/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/5/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  2/5/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  2/5/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/5/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/13/2013HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  2/20/2013HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 005-003-001
  2/20/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  2/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  2/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  2/21/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/27/2013HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  2/27/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  2/27/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  2/27/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/1/2013HouseMotion moved to Previous Question
  3/1/2013HouseMotion Prevailed
  3/1/2013HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 064-046-000
  3/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/5/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  3/5/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/5/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/5/2013SenateFirst Reading
  3/5/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/16/2013SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/1/2013SenateDo Pass Transportation; 012-003-002
  5/1/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2013
  5/3/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/7/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/7/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 8, 2013
  5/7/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/7/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  5/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Transportation; 010-000-000
  5/16/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/16/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/16/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Mulroe
  5/16/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2013
  5/23/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-020-000
  5/23/2013HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. John D'Amico
  5/23/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/28/2013HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 069-048-000
  5/28/2013HouseHouse Concurs
  5/28/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2013HouseEffective Date January 1, 2014
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0506

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