July 27, 2012
   
   
Bill Number:   IL House Bill 5099 - (Text)
   
Bill Introduced:   02/07/2012 Introduced.
   
Summary:   Prohibits use of a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle within 500 feet of an emergency scene.
   
Author:   Costello, Jerry (D - IL)
   
Status:   02/07/2012 Introduced.
02/17/2012 Assigned to House Committee on Transportation, Vehicles and Safety Committees.
02/17/2012 Assigned to House Committee on Transportation: Vehicles and Safety.
02/29/2012 Short debate and do pass from House Committee on Transportation: Vehicles and Transportation.
03/01/2012 Placed on House calendar for second reading and short debate.
03/06/2012 Floor amendment 1 filed.
03/06/2012 Floor amendment 1 referred to House Committee on Rules.
03/06/2012 Second reading and short debate in House.
03/06/2012 Placed on House calendar for third reading and short debate.
03/06/2012 House Committee on Rules recommends amendment 1 be adopted.
03/08/2012 Recalled to second reading and short debate in the House.
03/08/2012 House floor amendment adopted.
03/08/2012 Placed on House calendar order of third reading and short debate.
03/09/2012 Third reading and short debate. Passed House.
03/21/2012 Arrived in Senate.
03/21/2012 Placed on Senate calendar for first reading.
03/27/2012 First reading in Senate.
03/27/2012 Referred to Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/11/2012 Assigned to Senate Committee on Criminal Law.
04/18/2012 Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 filed with Secretary.
04/18/2012 Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 referred to Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/18/2012 Held in Senate Committee on Criminal Law.
04/24/2012 Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 referred by Senate Committee on Assignments to Senate Committee on Criminal Law.
04/26/2012 Amendment No, 1 postponed in the Senate Committee on Criminal Law.
05/02/2012 Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 adopted.
05/02/2012 Senate Committee on Criminal Law passed as amended.
05/02/2012 Placed on Senate calendar for second reading.
05/10/2012 Second reading in the Senate.
05/10/2012 Placed on Senate calendar for third reading.
05/17/2012 Third reading. Passed Senate.
05/18/2012 Arrived in House.
05/18/2012 Placed on House calendar for concurrence with Senate Amendment 1.
05/24/2012 Motion to concur with Senate Amendment 1 filed in House.
05/24/2012 Senate Amendment 1 motion to concur referred to House Committee on Rules.
05/28/2012 Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 motion to concur recommends be adopted by House Committee on Rules.
05/28/2012 House concurs in Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.
05/28/2012 Passed by both houses.
06/26/2012 Sent to the Governor.
07/20/2012 Governor approved.
 

   
Issue:   Provides that no person may use a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle within 500 feet of an emergency scene except for specified purposes. Adds digital photographs and video to the definition of "electronic message" in provisions prohibiting the use of electronic communication devices while operating a motor vehicle.

Amendment 1 defines "emergency scene" as a location where an authorized emergency vehicle as defined by the Code is present and has activated its oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights.
  
Action:  Effective date 7/20/2012.
  
Contact:  For more information concerning IL legislation, call: House 217-782-5799, Senate 217-782-9778, or visit http://www.legis.state.il.us/