Bill Status of HB6093  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Joe Sosnowski - Dan Brady - John Cavaletto, Jerry Costello, II, Jack D. Franks, Carol Ammons and Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Martin A. Sandoval - Neil Anderson - Karen McConnaughay)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/5/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0717

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/1-105.2a new
625 ILCS 5/1-105.7 new
625 ILCS 5/1-198from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-198
625 ILCS 5/1-212from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-212
625 ILCS 5/15-107from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-107

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides a definition for "automobile transporter" and "backhaul". Amends the definition for "stinger-steered semitrailer" and "truck tractor". Provides that the length of a stinger-steered semitrailer specifically designed to transport motor vehicles or an automobile transporter cannot exceed 80 feet (rather than 75 feet), with an overhang of less than 4 feet (rather than 3 feet) and a rear overhang of less than 6 feet (rather than 4 feet). Provides an automobile transporter of these lengths can also be used when transporting other cargo or general freight on a backhaul. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/1-112.8 new
625 ILCS 5/1-205.02 new
625 ILCS 5/1-209.1 new
625 ILCS 5/15-101from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-101
625 ILCS 5/15-111from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-111
625 ILCS 5/15-112from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-112
625 ILCS 5/15-301from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-301
625 ILCS 5/15-308.3 rep.

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill and adds the following. Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "covered heavy duty tow and recovery vehicle", "towaway trailer transporter combination", and "trailer transporter towing unit". Provides the Code Chapter governing weight of vehicles applies to fire apparatus, but maintains the fire apparatus Code exemption for size and load. Provides on Class I and Class II highways that: (1) a truck in transit transporting 3 trucks coupled together by the triple saddlemount method may not exceed 97 feet overall dimension (rather than 75 feet) and (2) a towaway trailer transporter combination may not exceed 82 feet overall dimension. Provides towaway trailer transporter combinations, with no overall length limitations, with certain exceptions, have unlimited access to points of loading, unloading, or delivery to or from a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer. Exempts from the Code's general wheel and axle load and gross weight formula: (1) a covered heavy duty tow and recovery vehicle, (2) a vehicle or combination of vehicles that uses natural gas or propane gas as a motor fuel may exceed the Code's weight limitations by up to 2,000 pounds on all highways (rather than providing an exception for interstate highways), (3) an emergency vehicle that is a vehicle designed to be used under emergency conditions to transport personnel and equipment, and used to support the suppression of fires and mitigation of other hazardous situations, may not exceed 86,000 pounds gross weight, or any of the following weight allowances: (i) 24,000 pounds on a single steering axle; (ii) 33,500 pounds on a single drive axle; (iii) 62,000 pounds on a tandem axle; or (iv) 52,000 pounds on a tandem rear drive steer axle, and (4) a bus, motor coach, or recreational vehicle may carry a total weight of 24,000 pounds on a single axle, but may not exceed other weight provisions of the Code. Provides the covered heavy duty tow and recovery vehicle license plate must cover the operating empty weight of the covered heavy duty tow and recovery vehicle only. Provides the total allowance for vehicles that uses natural gas or propane gas as a motor fuel is calculated by an amount that is equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle attributable to the natural gas or propane gas tank and fueling system carried by the vehicle, and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system. Provides a vehicle with a fully functional APU shall be allowed an additional 550 pounds (rather than 400 pounds) or the certified unit weight, whichever is less. Relocates a provision allowing a State or local agency to authorize the issuance of excess size or weight permits for vehicles and loads, involving the transporting of fluid milk products, that are divisible and that can be carried, when divided, within the existing size or weight maximum specified in the Code; but removes the limitations on the permit that a single axle may not exceed 20,000 pounds, a gross weight may not exceed 80,000 pounds, the permit issued by the State does not apply to interstate highways, and that all road and bridge postings must be obeyed. Repeals provision setting the fee for special permits to transport raw milk at $12.50 per quarter and $50 annually. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/11/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  4/5/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 008-000-000
  4/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  4/13/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee; 009-000-000
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/19/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/21/2016HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  4/21/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2016
  4/21/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/22/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/3/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/3/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  5/11/2016SenateDo Pass Transportation; 016-000-000
  5/11/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2016
  5/19/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 23, 2016
  5/27/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016
  5/29/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  5/29/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  8/5/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  8/5/2016HouseEffective Date August 5, 2016
  8/5/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0717