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 Bill Status of SB1988  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Scott M. Bennett - Steve Stadelman - Chapin Rose and Donald P. DeWitte

House Sponsors
(Rep. Martin J. Moylan - Carol Ammons)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the High Speed Railway Commission Act. Prescribes the membership of the Commission. Provides that the Commission shall create a statewide plan for a high-speed rail line and feeder network connecting St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois that includes current existing Amtrak and Metra services, connects the cities of Rockford, Moline, Peoria, and Decatur, and uses inter-city bus service to coordinate with the rail line. Provides that the Commission shall conduct a ridership study and shall make findings and recommendations concerning a governance structure, the frequency of service, and implementation of the plan. Provides that the Commission shall report to the General Assembly and the Government no later than December 31 of each year. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall provide administrative support to the Commission. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2025. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds a representative of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to the membership of the High Speed Railway Commission.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2019SenateAssigned to Transportation
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  3/8/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  3/12/2019SenatePostponed - Transportation
  3/13/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/13/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Transportation
  3/18/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  3/19/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/20/2019SenateDo Pass as Amended Transportation; 018-000-000
  3/20/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2019
  4/9/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2019
  4/10/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Capital Committee
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/10/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/1/2020SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/20/2020SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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