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 Bill Status of HB2580  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ROAD CLOSURES

House Sponsors
Rep. Jerry Costello, II - Brian W. Stewart - Jack D. Franks

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John M. Sullivan - Martin A. Sandoval)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/3/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0237

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
605 ILCS 5/6-201.8from Ch. 121, par. 6-201.8
605 ILCS 5/6-301from Ch. 121, par. 6-301
625 ILCS 5/15-316from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-316


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Highway Code and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that highway commissioners may not permanently close, vacate, or reduce the weight limit on any road or portion thereof without the written approval of the county superintendent of highways and the elected board associated with that road district. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
605 ILCS 5/6-201.22 new
605 ILCS 5/6-306from Ch. 121, par. 6-306

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a highway commissioner may not permanently close or permanently post at a reduced weight limit any road or portion thereof unless the decision is after notice and public hearing and in accordance with the Code. Adds a provision specifying the powers and responsibilities of a highway commissioner to permanently close or permanently post a road at a reduced weight limit. Provides that no road or portion thereof designated as arterial shall be permanently closed unless the decision to do so is made in accordance with the Code. Provides that following the decision of a highway commissioner concerning a township or district road, any 3 landowners in the road district may appeal from the decision to the county superintendent of highways. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that highway commissioners, with respect to roads under their authority, may not permanently post a road or portion thereof at a reduced weight limit unless the decision to do so is made in accordance with the Illinois Highway Code.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
605 ILCS 5/6-301
605 ILCS 5/6-306
Adds reference to:
605 ILCS 5/6-311from Ch. 121, par. 6-311
605 ILCS 5/6-312from Ch. 121, par. 6-312

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Reinserts the bill as amended, but deletes that a highway commissioner may permanently close any road or portion thereof or arterial street without notice and a hearing in accordance with the Code. Provides that for a petition to widen, alter, or vacate a road, the superintendent of highways shall permit the introduction of evidence and the cross examination of witnesses by not less than 3 of the qualified petitioners, not less than 3 other legal voters residing within 2 miles of any portion of the road, and not less than 3 other persons owning land in the road district (regardless of whether the land is operated as a farm) or owning land wholly or partially situated within 2 miles of any portion of the road, except that no such permission shall extend to a person other than a petitioner unless it appears that he will be directly and adversely affected by the change requested in the petition. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that highway commissioners, with respect to roads under their authority, may not permanently post a road or portion thereof at a reduced weight limit unless the decision to do so is made in accordance with the Illinois Highway Code.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  2/19/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  3/23/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  3/23/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee
  3/24/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/24/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee; 018-000-000
  3/25/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/21/2015HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/22/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/22/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/22/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  4/23/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/29/2015SenateAssigned to Transportation
  4/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/6/2015SenateDo Pass Transportation; 020-000-000
  5/6/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2015
  5/14/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/20/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/20/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/18/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  8/3/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  8/3/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0237
  8/3/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016

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