100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced 2/15/2018, by Sen. Chapin Rose
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a first responder,
while operating his or her own personal motor vehicle, can use an
electronic communication device for the sole purpose of receiving
information about an emergency situation while en route to performing his
or her official duties. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 12-610.2 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/12-610.2)
Electronic communication devices.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Electronic communication device" means an electronic
device, including but not limited to a hand-held wireless
telephone, hand-held personal digital assistant, or a portable
or mobile computer, but does not include a global positioning
system or navigation system or a device that is physically or
electronically integrated into the motor vehicle.
(b) A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway
while using an electronic communication device.
(b-5) A person commits aggravated use of an electronic
communication device when he or she violates subsection (b) and
in committing the violation he or she was involved in a motor
vehicle accident that results in great bodily harm, permanent
disability, disfigurement, or death to another and the
violation was a proximate cause of the injury or death.
(c) A second or subsequent violation of this Section is an