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Full Text of HB0073  96th General Assembly


Vehicles & Safety Committee

Filed: 2/19/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 73 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by adding
5 Section 9-3.4 as follows:
6     (720 ILCS 5/9-3.4 new)
7     Sec. 9-3.4. Negligent vehicular homicide.
8     (a) A person commits the offense of negligent vehicular
9 homicide if the person's negligent operation of a motor vehicle
10 is a proximate cause of the death of another person.
11     (b) A person acts negligently within the meaning of this
12 Section if he or she fails to be aware of a substantial and
13 unjustifiable risk of death or injury to others, and that
14 failure constitutes a substantial deviation from the standard
15 of care that a reasonable person would exercise under the
16 circumstances then prevailing.



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1     (c) The finder of fact may consider statutes and ordinances
2 regulating the defendant's conduct in determining whether he or
3 she was culpably negligent under subsection (a).
4     (d) Negligent vehicular homicide is a Class A
5 misdemeanor.".