Bill Status of HB2414 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CLOSED ROAD SIGN VIOLATION
Rep. David A. Welter
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person shall not operate a vehicle upon any street, roadway, or highway that is closed due to a rise in water level and is clearly marked by a sign stating the street, roadway, or highway is closed. Provides that a person who violates the new provision is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be fined up to $2,000. Provides that except for any cost of transporting the rescued person to a hospital or other facility for treatment of injuries, a person shall pay restitution to reimburse costs incurred in a rescue operation. Defines "rescue operation" as a response by a law enforcement officer, an ambulance, a firefighter carried on the rolls of a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district, a firefighter of a volunteer fire department, or a member of a recognized not-for-profit rescue or emergency medical service provider. Provides that moneys shall be deposited into specific funds if the rescuer is an agent of either the Department of State Police or the Department of Natural Resources.