Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Provides that the funds transferred each month to the Grade Crossing Protection Fund may go to the maintenance of safety treatments to deter trespassing. Deletes language providing that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall not order more than $2,000,000 per year in Grade Crossing Protection Fund moneys for pedestrian walkways. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Allows the Illinois Commerce Commission, after a hearing or by stipulated agreement, to authorize and order the terms of installation, operation, maintenance, and use of safety treatments requested by a public authority or rail carrier to deter trespassing on railroad property at a place other than a public crossing. Provides that the trespassing location shall be within 1,000 feet of a public crossing or at a hotspot location as identified by the Federal Railroad Administration and confirmed by the unit of local government, railroad, and Illinois Commerce Commission via diagnostic review.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of introduced bill amending the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Makes changes to provisions of the introduced bill amending the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission has the power to enter into stipulated agreements with rail carriers or public authorities to fund, provide, install, and maintain safety treatments to deter trespassing on railroad property.