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 Bill Status of SB1310  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DNR: WATERCRAFT, OFFENSES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush - Toi W. Hutchinson and Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael J. Zalewski)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/22/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0102

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 45/5-4from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 315-4
625 ILCS 45/5-22
625 ILCS 45/11A-2from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 321A-2
625 ILCS 45/11A-3from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 321A-3
625 ILCS 45/11A-4from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 321A-4


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Boat Registration and Safety Act. Provides that water skiers, tubers, parasailers, or other persons towed by the motorboat shall be considered part of the total number of passengers and cargo allowed by a watercraft's capacity plate for the purpose of determining a motorboat's carrying capacity. Provides that a person that falsely alters a water usage stamp, falsifies a record under this Act, or counterfeits any license under this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that a violation of certain provisions concerning boat rental service providers is a Class B misdemeanor. Provides that a person who is convicted or found guilty (instead of "convicted") of a violation of certain Sections of the Act shall have his or her privilege of operating a watercraft on State waterways suspended by the Department of Natural Resources for a period of not less than one year. To the list of offenses subject to the one-year suspension, adds violations of the Sections concerning resistance to officers, falsifying documents, and felony titling offenses. To the definition of "authorized emergency watercraft", adds vehicles equipped with alternately flashing blue lights. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 45/11A-4

Deletes provisions making violations regarding watercraft license fees, displaying licenses, and the responsibility of determining proper registration a Class B misdemeanor (rather than a petty offense). Removes provision requiring suspension of watercraft operating privileges for felony watercraft titling offenses, resistance to officers offenses, altering watercraft certificate of number or water stamp offenses, and falsifying a record required under the Boat Registration and Safety Act offenses.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/5/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/5/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2013SenateAssigned to Transportation
  2/14/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/27/2013SenatePostponed - Transportation
  3/6/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/6/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/12/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  3/12/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/12/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Transportation; 016-000-000
  3/12/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2013
  3/13/2013SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2013
  3/21/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  3/21/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  3/21/2013HouseArrived in House
  3/21/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/21/2013HouseFirst Reading
  3/21/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2013HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  5/8/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 009-000-000
  5/8/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/15/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  7/22/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  7/22/2013SenateEffective Date July 22, 2013
  7/22/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0102

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