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Full Text of HB0021  94th General Assembly


Sen. John J. Cullerton

Filed: 5/2/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 21 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by adding
5 Section 12-610.1 as follows:
6     (625 ILCS 5/12-610.1 new)
7     Sec. 12-610.1. Wireless telephones.
8     (a) As used in this Section, "wireless telephone" means a
9 device that is capable of transmitting or receiving telephonic
10 communications without a wire connecting the device to the
11 telephone network.
12     (b) A person under the age of 18 years who holds an
13 instruction permit issued under Section 6-105 or 6-107.1, or a
14 person under the age of 18 years who holds a graduated license
15 issued under Section 6-107, may not drive a vehicle while using
16 a wireless telephone.
17     (c) This Section does not apply to a person under the age
18 of 18 years using a wireless telephone for emergency purposes,
19 including, but not limited to, an emergency call to a law
20 enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department, or
21 other emergency services agency or entity.
22     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23 becoming law.".