92nd General Assembly
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   625 ILCS 5/18c-7402       from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7402                    
   625 ILCS 5/18c-7402.1 new                                                   

        Amends the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law Chapter of  the      
   Illinois  Vehicle Code. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission      
   shall authorize pilot projects in the counties of Cook, DuPage,  Lake,      
   and  Will  to  test  the  utility  and  safety of stationary automated      
   audible warning devices as an alternative to a proposed  federal  rule      
   requiring  trains  to  sound their horns as they approach highway-rail      
   crossings. Provides that the pilot projects shall contribute  data  to      
   the Federal Railroad Administration's rulemaking process regarding the      
   possible  inclusion  of  stationary  automated  warning  devices as an      
   alternative to  the  proposed  rule.  Provides  that  trains  are  not      
   required  to ring a bell or sound a whistle or horn when approaching a      
   crossing that has a permanently installed  automated  audible  warning      
   device  authorized  by  the  Commission.  Provides that the Commission      
   shall adopt rules  for  implementing  the  pilot  projects.  Effective      
   FEB-05-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-05-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-05-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-07-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               TRANSPORAT'N          
   FEB-20-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    GARRETT               
   MAR-14-2001  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     021-000-000   HTRN    
   MAR-14-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAR-15-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MATHIAS               
   APR-04-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   APR-04-2001  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-06-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 HOFFMAN               
   APR-06-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    HULTGREN              
   APR-06-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    BELLOCK               
   APR-06-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    LYONS,EILEEN          
   APR-06-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   APR-06-2001  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        093-021-001           
   APR-06-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    RYAN                  
   APR-06-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    DURKIN                
   APR-10-2001  S  ARRIVE IN SENATE                                               
   APR-10-2001  S  PLACED CALENDAR ORDER OF FIRST READING   01-04-17              
   APR-10-2001  S  CHIEF SPONSOR                            PARKER                
   APR-10-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   APR-10-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   APR-25-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               TRANSPORTN            
   MAY-02-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAY-09-2001  S       DO PASS                             008-000-000   STRN    
   MAY-09-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING  01-05-10              
   MAY-14-2001  S  SECOND READING                                                 
   MAY-14-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING  01-05-15              
   MAY-17-2001  S  THIRD READING - PASSED                   058-000-000           
   MAY-17-2001  H  PASSED BOTH HOUSES                                             
   MAY-17-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    DART                  
   JUN-14-2001  H  SENT TO THE GOVERNOR                                           
   AUG-09-2001  H  GOVERNOR APPROVED                                              
   AUG-09-2001  H                            EFFECTIVE DATE 01-08-09              
   AUG-09-2001  H  PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0284               


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