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 Bill Status of SB1235  94th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard and Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Sandra M. Pihos)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2005SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0476

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
605 ILCS 5/9-127from Ch. 121, par. 9-127

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a highway authority may vacate a highway or part of a highway established by common law dedication, and may convey or sell its interest in the highway in the prescribed manner, if evidence of the dedication is provided in the form of an affidavit of maintenance from the highway commissioner. Provides that an affidavit from the commissioner indicating that the highway authority has maintained the road for 20 years or longer is conclusive evidence of the highway authority's fee interest. Provides that a highway authority may sell its interest in a vacated highway to any buyer in exchange for funds to be used for road purposes (as well as providing that an authority may convey its interest to a qualified township road district). Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, when any highway authority determines to vacate a highway or a part of a highway under its jurisdiction, the authority may sell the vacated highway property to any third party at fair market value if the authority has either a fee simple interest in the vacated highway property or a dedication of that property by statutory plat and the right of first refusal with regard to the vacated highway property has been granted to adjoining landowners for fair market value. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that the new provisions added by Senate Amendment No. 1 are an exception to the existing statutory provisions regarding the vesting of title to vacated highway property.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  2/18/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  2/23/2005SenateAssigned to Transportation
  3/7/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/7/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/8/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Transportation
  3/8/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/9/2005SenateDo Pass as Amended Transportation; 009-000-000
  3/9/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2005
  3/14/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/14/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  4/6/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Transportation
  4/7/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Adopted Transportation; 006-000-000
  4/12/2005SenateSecond Reading
  4/12/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Dillard
  4/12/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 13, 2005
  4/14/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/14/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/15/2005HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/15/2005HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/15/2005HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2005HouseAssigned to Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee
  5/3/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee; 023-000-000
  5/4/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2005HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/18/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/18/2005SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/16/2005SenateSent to the Governor
  8/4/2005SenateGovernor Approved
  8/4/2005SenateEffective Date August 4, 2005
  8/4/2005SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0476

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