Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Prohibits installation on a motor vehicle of a traffic control signal preemption device, a device that changes a traffic control signal to a green light or extends the duration of a green light. Prohibits unauthorized operation of the device. Provides that the device may be installed on specified emergency vehicles or commuter buses. Specifies the conditions and circumstances under which a device installed on one of those vehicles may be operated. Provides that violation of the provision is a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill with additions. Prohibits transportation of the device in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle. Provides that any violation of these prohibitions is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $1,000 in addition to any other penalty. Provides that a manufacturer or retailer may not sell a device to any person or entity for any intended use other than operation as permitted under the provision. Provides that a violation of this prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $5,000 in addition to any other penalty. Provides that the provision does not prohibit use by motorcycles of electronic or magnetic safety devices designed to allow traffic control signal systems to recognize or detect motorcycles. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the device may be used by a vehicle used for snow removal, when used in combination with yellow or amber (rather than red, yellow, or amber) oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights, and only when used to extend the duration of an already green light.