91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0987
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VEH CD-SCHOOL BUS SAFETY                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.  Requires (rather than permits)      
   a school bus to be equipped with one strobe lamp that will emit 60  to      
   120  flashes  per  minute  of white or bluish-white light visible to a      
   motorist approaching the bus from any direction.   Requires  that  all      
   emergency  exits  of  a school bus be outlined with a minimum one inch      
   wide yellow reflective tape or decal.  Effective January 1, 2000.           
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that a school      
   bus purchased after the effective date of this amendatory Act (instead      
   of all school buses) shall be  equipped  with  one  strobe  lamp  with      
   specified  characteristics.  Removes  the requirements concerning when      
   the strobe lamp shall be lighted. Provides that  the  requirement  for      
   outlining emergency exits of school buses shall begin June 1, 2000.         
          FISCAL NOTE, ENGROSSED (Dept. of Transportation)                     
          The expenditure is indeterminate at this time.                       
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0168

   Last action date: 99-07-16

           Location: Senate

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


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