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 Bill Status of HB2497  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Sacia - John J. Millner - Rich Brauer - Elaine Nekritz - Karen May and Richard T. Bradley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Susan Garrett - Christine Radogno)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/12/2006HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0756

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/12-602.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that counties are authorized to post signs that prohibit the driver of a commercial vehicle from operating or actuating any engine braking system that emits excessive noise. Prescribes the content of the sign. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall adopt rules providing for the erection and placement of these signs. Provides that the provision does not apply to the use of an engine braking system that has an adequate sound muffling system in proper working order that prevents excessive noise. Provides that it is a defense that the driver used the engine braking system in an emergency to avoid a collision with a person or another vehicle. Provides that a violation of the provision is an equipment violation punishable by a fine of $75.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that municipalities also may post these signs.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/17/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. John J. Millner
  2/17/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2005HouseAssigned to Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee
  3/10/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee
  3/10/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/10/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee; 027-000-000
  3/10/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/5/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  4/6/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/6/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard T. Bradley
  4/7/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  4/7/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 8, 2005
  2/24/2006SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/27/2006SenateFirst Reading
  2/27/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  3/8/2006SenateAssigned to Transportation
  3/15/2006SenateDo Pass Transportation; 009-000-000
  3/15/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2006
  3/16/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  3/16/2006SenateSecond Reading
  3/16/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2006
  3/27/2006SenateThird Reading - Passed; 048-000-000
  3/27/2006HousePassed Both Houses
  4/25/2006HouseSent to the Governor
  5/12/2006HouseGovernor Approved
  5/12/2006HouseEffective Date January 1, 2007
  5/12/2006HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0756

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