90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0301
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Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Regional  Transportation  Authority  Act.   Makes  a      
   technical change in the Section concerning operations.                      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          70 ILCS 3615/2.03                                                    
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          625 ILCS 5/18c-7401             from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7401       
          625 ILCS 5/18c-7402             from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7402       
        Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Vehicle  Code.   Provides      
   that,  for  purposes of the Section concerning safety requirements for      
   track, facilities, and equipment, a minor alteration shall include the      
   installation of any type of remote control track switch, technical  or      
   operational  improvement,  or  any  other actions the Commission deems      
   necessary to reduce the occupancy of crossings by trains and  increase      
   public  safety.  Provides that, within the Chicago switching district,      
   the Commission may, after investigation, make a determination  that  a      
   railroad  has  engaged  in the chronic obstruction of grade crossings.      
   Defines when a  railroad  engages  in  chronic  obstruction  of  grade      
   crossings.    Provides   that,   once  a  railroad  is  designated  as      
   chronically obstructing a grade crossing, the penalty for  obstructing      
   that grade crossing is a Class C misdemeanor for the first offense and      
   a Class B misdemeanor for the second or subsequent offense at the same      
   location.  Provides  that  the fine for a second or subsequent offense      
   shall be triple the fine for the first offense. Effective immediately.      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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