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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 12-604.1 and by adding Section 1-218.10 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.10 new)
7    Sec. 1-218.10. Video event recorder. A video recorder
8placed inside a vehicle that continuously records, in a digital
9loop, audio, video, and G-force levels, but saves video only
10when triggered by an unusual shaking motion or crash of a
11vehicle, or when operated by a driver to monitor driver
13    (625 ILCS 5/12-604.1)
14    Sec. 12-604.1. Video devices.
15    (a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle if a
16television receiver, a video monitor, a television or video
17screen, or any other similar means of visually displaying a
18television broadcast or video signal that produces
19entertainment or business applications is operating and is
20located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back
21of the driver's seat, or is operating and visible to the driver
22while driving the motor vehicle.



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1    (a-5) A person commits aggravated use of a video device
2when he or she violates subsection (a) and in committing the
3violation he or she was involved in a motor vehicle accident
4that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability,
5disfigurement, or death to another and the violation was a
6proximate cause of the injury or death.
7    (b) This Section does not apply to the following equipment,
8whether or not permanently installed in a vehicle:
9        (1) a vehicle information display;
10        (2) a global positioning display;
11        (3) a mapping or navigation display;
12        (4) a visual display used to enhance or supplement the
13    driver's view forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor
14    vehicle for the purpose of maneuvering the vehicle;
15        (5) television-type receiving equipment used
16    exclusively for safety or traffic engineering studies; or
17        (6) a television receiver, video monitor, television
18    or video screen, or any other similar means of visually
19    displaying a television broadcast or video signal, if that
20    equipment has an interlock device that, when the motor
21    vehicle is driven, disables the equipment for all uses
22    except as a visual display as described in paragraphs (1)
23    through (5) of this subsection (b).
24    (c) This Section does not apply to a mobile, digital
25terminal installed in an authorized emergency vehicle, a motor
26vehicle providing emergency road service or roadside



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1assistance, or to motor vehicles utilized for public
3    (d) This Section does not apply to a television receiver,
4video monitor, television or video screen, or any other similar
5means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video
6signal if: (i) the equipment is permanently installed in the
7motor vehicle; and (ii) the moving entertainment images that
8the equipment displays are not visible to the driver while the
9motor vehicle is in motion.
10    (d-5) This Section does not apply to a video event
11recorder, as defined in Section 1-218.10 of this Code,
12installed in a contract carrier vehicle. A contract carrier
13vehicle carrying passengers that is equipped with a video event
14recorder shall have a notice posted in a visible location
15stating that a passenger's conversation may be recorded. Any
16data recorded by a video event recorder shall be the sole
17property of the registered owner or lessee of the contract
18carrier vehicle.
19    (e) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this Section, a
20person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty
21offense and shall be fined not more than $100 for a first
22offense, not more than $200 for a second offense within one
23year of a previous conviction, and not more than $250 for a
24third or subsequent offense within one year of 2 previous
26    (f) A person convicted of violating subsection (a-5)



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1commits a Class A misdemeanor if the violation resulted in
2great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to
3another. A person convicted of violating subsection (a-5)
4commits a Class 4 felony if the violation resulted in the death
5of another person.
6(Source: P.A. 97-499, eff. 1-1-12; 98-507, eff. 1-1-14.)