Sen. Daniel Biss

Filed: 4/17/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1834 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 12-604.1 and by adding Section 1-218.10 as
7    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.10 new)
8    Sec. 1-218.10. Video event recorder. A video recorder
9placed inside a vehicle that continuously records, in a digital
10loop, audio, video, and G-force levels, but saves video only
11when triggered by an unusual shaking motion or crash of a
12vehicle, or when operated by a driver to monitor driver
14    (625 ILCS 5/12-604.1)
15    Sec. 12-604.1. Video devices.



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1    (a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle if a
2television receiver, a video monitor, a television or video
3screen, or any other similar means of visually displaying a
4television broadcast or video signal that produces
5entertainment or business applications is operating and is
6located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back
7of the driver's seat, or is operating and visible to the driver
8while driving the motor vehicle.
9    (a-5) A person commits aggravated use of a video device
10when he or she violates subsection (a) and in committing the
11violation he or she was involved in a motor vehicle accident
12that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability,
13disfigurement, or death to another and the violation was a
14proximate cause of the injury or death.
15    (b) This Section does not apply to the following equipment,
16whether or not permanently installed in a vehicle:
17        (1) a vehicle information display;
18        (2) a global positioning display;
19        (3) a mapping or navigation display;
20        (4) a visual display used to enhance or supplement the
21    driver's view forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor
22    vehicle for the purpose of maneuvering the vehicle;
23        (5) television-type receiving equipment used
24    exclusively for safety or traffic engineering studies; or
25        (6) a television receiver, video monitor, television
26    or video screen, or any other similar means of visually



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1    displaying a television broadcast or video signal, if that
2    equipment has an interlock device that, when the motor
3    vehicle is driven, disables the equipment for all uses
4    except as a visual display as described in paragraphs (1)
5    through (5) of this subsection (b).
6    (c) This Section does not apply to a mobile, digital
7terminal installed in an authorized emergency vehicle, a motor
8vehicle providing emergency road service or roadside
9assistance, or to motor vehicles utilized for public
11    (d) This Section does not apply to a television receiver,
12video monitor, television or video screen, or any other similar
13means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video
14signal if: (i) the equipment is permanently installed in the
15motor vehicle; and (ii) the moving entertainment images that
16the equipment displays are not visible to the driver while the
17motor vehicle is in motion.
18    (d-5) This Section does not apply to a video event
19recorder, as defined in Section 1-218.10 of this Code,
20installed in a motor vehicle. A vehicle carrying passengers
21that is equipped with a video event recorder shall have a
22notice posted in a visible location stating that a passenger's
23conversation may be recorded. Any data recorded by a video
24event recorder shall be the sole property of the registered
25owner or lessee of the vehicle.
26    (e) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this Section, a



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1person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty
2offense and shall be fined not more than $100 for a first
3offense, not more than $200 for a second offense within one
4year of a previous conviction, and not more than $250 for a
5third or subsequent offense within one year of 2 previous
7    (f) A person convicted of violating subsection (a-5)
8commits a Class A misdemeanor if the violation resulted in
9great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to
10another. A person convicted of violating subsection (a-5)
11commits a Class 4 felony if the violation resulted in the death
12of another person.
13(Source: P.A. 97-499, eff. 1-1-12; 98-507, eff. 1-1-14.)".